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By Ilona Kauremszky


Q: How can I travel between London and Paris by train and can I take a trip down the Thames River?

A: You can climb aboard the Eurostar between Paris and London to experience the Channel Tunnel Train. The one-way trip lasts 2 hours and 35 minutes and is considered one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects to date, costing an estimated $15-billion.

Ticket prices vary depending on time and day of departure. A one-way ticket from London departing weekday afternoon can start from $90US.

Online reservations are available at http://www.raileurope.com/us/rail/eurostar/index.htm.

For boat trips down the River Thames, why not hop aboard one of the speedy cruises? London Rib Voyages are offering one-hour cruises along the river in its custom-built Rigid Inflatable Boat.

Cruise down the Thames for views of the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and the National Maritime Museum all the way to the Thames Barrier, which protects the city from flooding.

The trip starts at the London Eye. You’ll get the whole scoop with an experienced captain and guide. Starting this April, cruises run daily from 11:15am to 16:15pm. Ticket prices for adults are £25.

Online reservations are available at www.visitlondon.com.

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