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Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

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Admire the beautiful monuments of Paris illuminated for the evening on an enjoyable 1-hour on the River Seine.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Experience the "City of Lights" after dark on a Paris illuminations cruise
  • Sail down the River Seine past floodlit monuments such as the Eiffel Tower
  • Enjoy panoramic views on board a classic Bateaux Parisiens pleasure boat
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Take a night cruise on the River Seine and enjoy spectacular views of Paris illuminated against the night sky. Enjoy informative audio commentary on your smartphone as you cruise on this boat trip past the city's most famous buildings.

Embark on this round trip boat excursion to see Paris by night. Listen to the on board audio-guide commentary on your smartphone (available in 14 languages) to learn more about the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and other attractions. Glide gently through the Paris of today and yesterday as you enjoy panoramic views from the classic trimaran boat, with terrace and exterior passageways. Marvel at the illuminated sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and Musée d’Orsay.

See the spooky gargoyles of Notre Dame, and pass the imposing façade of the Louvre Museum, Grand Palais, and many more sites.

  • 1-hour cruise
  • Audio commentary on your smartphone
  • Illuminated sights of Paris by night
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Souvenir photos
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Pontoon no. 3, Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Boats will board on a first-come-first-served basis
  • If there is no space remaining on the boat, you'll have to come back in 1 hour for the next one
  • Drinks, snacks, and souvenir photos are not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 4160 reviews

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We did the 9pm cruise and it was what was to be expected. The audio was a little odd and not very informational but that is not why we chose the cruise anyway. the dock is easy to find and if you go on the 9 o'clock out line started forming 50 minutes early so get there early, especially if you want upper deck. The city/eiffle tower lights don't turn on until 9 do I would recommend doing this time for a true illuminations tour

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September 10, 2021

Everything worked smoothly. After 8:30 p.m. the lights of Paris go on. Every hour on the hour, from 9 p.m. in summer, the Eiffel Tower sparkles in full force - breathtaking. The ship was almost empty at this time, we all had plenty of space and distance from the other guests.

August 31, 2021

Great trip! We had cast off at 9 p.m. The upper deck was quite full, the lower one with the outside area was empty and freely accessible. We drove into the sunset, so to speak, and on arrival we were allowed to photograph the Eiffel Tower with the moon overhead. It couldn't be more perfect.

August 20, 2021

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