Five getaways on the Eurostar from St Pancras

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26 May 2017 | Lifestyle

Since it opened in 1994, the Eurostar has unlocked central Europe to Londoners.

Here are our picks of the best European city breaks by rail.

 

Paris

Few cities in the world can match Paris’ rich history, which makes it a wonderful place to explore.

Visitors to the French capital can discover the wonders of the Notre Dame Cathedral or head to the world-famous Louvre Museum – home of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.  

A break to Paris wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower to take in the beautiful panoramic views over the city. 

Journey time: 2hrs 16m

 

Disneyland Paris

Located to the east of the city, Disneyland Paris is one of Europe’s most popular attractions.

Packed full of rides, shows and parades, everyone can enjoy the magic of Disney here.

This year marks the park’s 25th anniversary, and to celebrate there’s a host of new attractions – including Mickey’s Anniversary Show – to leave families starry-eyed.

Journey time: 2hrs 40m

 

Amsterdam

It's just been announced that Eurostar will soon be running direct trains from London St Pancras to Amsterdam.

The Dutch capital is one of the most cycle-friendly cities in the world, so get on your bike and enjoy a bicycle tour.

Amsterdam is packed full of museums, including the Van Gogh Museum and the inspiring Anne Frank museum, which is visited by a million people each year.

Journey time: 4hrs 38m

 

Brussels

The Belgian capital is home to a beautiful mixture of medieval architecture, interesting landmarks and green open space.

Grand Place - the iconic market square - was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 and is home to the Museum of the City of Brussels, and a breathtaking floral carpet.

As the city is famed for its chocolate, why not indulge your sweet tooth with the Groovy Brussels Chocolate Tour.

Journey time: 2hrs 1m

 

Bruges

The historic city of Bruges is small, compact and surrounded by winding canals.

Spend an afternoon exploring the picture-perfect Burg Square and the Markt Square which includes the medieval Belfry Belltower.

To enjoy the city at a leisurely pace, take a walk through the Hansa District to see 13th century mansions and the old harbours of Bruges. 

Journey time: 3hrs 30m

 

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