Making the Most of your Time in London
Rail Plus update (20th November 2017): Take the Eurostar train to London - Early Bird Sale is still on!
There is little doubt as to why London continues to top the list of favourite travel destinations for Australian and New Zealand holidaymakers. London is a city that is alive and vibrant. This fascinating cultural melting pot buzzes night and day with an unforgettable energy. Boasting a history that is rich and full of intrigue and home to some of the world’s best galleries and museums, it’s easy to see why London is attracting more visitors with each passing year.
Add to the mix that Paris is just a stone’s throw away and so well connected that you can be in the heart of the city of romance within hours; it cements London the ultimate city for holiday makers. Whilst you could take weeks upon weeks to explore and discover all that the city has to offer and still not have experienced everything, we know that this is often not a viable option for many travellers.
Discovering this amazing city and making it your own can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you have limited time. With so much to see and do, our range of tickets and sightseeing tours will help you make the most of your journey. Whether you are just in town for a few days, or have some time up your sleeve, Rail Plus has you covered to make the most out of your journey, and take some of the stress out your travel, by allowing you to pre purchase tickets and passes from Australia.
A great way to get your bearings in a new city quickly is to jump aboard a Sightseeing open-top bus. Undoubtedly some of the best views in town, the open air double decker buses stop at key points of interest and provide an on-board commentary as you loop past attraction after attraction. The passes operate on an open dated basis for 24 or 48 hours and allow you to hope on and off as much as you please.
Rail Plus also offers the Oyster Card for travel on London’s public transport network. Your card will be pre-loaded with an initial GBP10, GBP15, GBP20 or GBP50 balance so that you are ready to get moving as soon as you hit the ground. The cards can then be topped up with additional money at Tube stations, Oyster Ticket Stops and a range of places around London.
Your stay in London would not be complete without the opportunity to see the sights. Available to purchase prior to your departure, the London Pass gives you the best chance to make the most of the museums, attractions, shopping and restaurants that the city is famous for. Included on the pass is free entry into over 65 of London’s top attractions.
Venturing Across the Channel
For fast and convenient travel between London and Paris the Eurostar is the perfect way to move between countries easily. With passport control on-board you skip the chaos of busy airport protocols and arrive in around 2 hours. The journey times are so fast that even the extremely time poor can make a return trip in one day. With speeds of up to 300 km/h the Eurostar also connects travellers to Brussels, Lille and Boudreaux and seasonally travels to regional areas in France.
Picking up your tickets and sightseeing passes before you leave home is a hassle free way to discover all that London has to offer while saving both money and time. The prefect way to ensure you get the best out of your London stay.