Paris Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Paris Cruises & boat tours

Paris: 1-Hour River Seine Cruise

1. Paris: 1-Hour River Seine Cruise

Embark on a roundtrip cruise on the River Seine that begins at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Glide under the bridges of Paris and marvel at a succession of beautiful monuments along the waterway as you listen to commentary about Paris and the sights you pass by. During your cruise, you pass by the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Hotel de Ville, The Louvre, and more. Choose to take your cruise at night for another perspective of the "City of Light" altogether as the city becomes illuminated when evening approaches.  Individual audio guides are available in 14 languages and provide commentary about Paris and its history, monuments, and architecture. Please note the audio guide is available through your smartphone by connecting to the Wi-Fi onboard.

Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

2. Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

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.

Paris: Louvre Reserved Access and Boat Cruise

3. Paris: Louvre Reserved Access and Boat Cruise

Get the keys to the city of Paris with a combined ticket for the Louvre Museum and a river cruise. Visit the iconic Louvre Museum with a reserved access ticket and join a cruise on the River Seine at any time of the day. Marvel at works of art, from Ancient Egypt to the Renaissance, walking at your own pace. Then, relax on a 1-hour river cruise, and see the city from a different angle. Watch the world go by from the comfort of a pleasure cruise boat, departing from the Eiffel Tower every day. The river cruise ticket is valid for any day during the next six months; it runs approximately every 30 minutes, 7 days a week, departing from the Eiffel Tower

Paris: Champagne at the Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

4. Paris: Champagne at the Moulin Rouge & Seine River Cruise

Discover the lights of Paris on a night cruise on the Seine river and feast your eyes on a stunning can-can show with entry to the iconic Moulin Rouge. Relax with a half bottle of champagne while taking in the show.  Experience the unparcelled romance of the capital through a glass-enclosed Bateaux Parisian boat. Climb on board at a centrally-located meeting point and glide gently along the river admiring the city’s monuments at they are lit up at night. Pass some of the historic bridges that make Paris so enchanting and admire architectural masterpieces of like the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Louve Museum. Float by the lush greenery of the Tuileries Gardens. End of your river cruise and hop aboard a spacious coach for the drive to the Moulin Rouge at the foot of Montmartre. Step into the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can. Let the “Féerie” revue show take your breath away as you witness a coordinated performance by a troupe of 100 artists, including 60 Doris Girls, and 1,000 costumes of feathers and glitter. Enjoy magnificent stage settings of rich colors and unique drawings created by Italian artists. Raise a glass of sparkling Champagne to the exceptional acts which are all set to original music from 80 musicians and 60 chorus singers.

Paris: Romantic Cruise with 3-course Dinner on Seine River

5. Paris: Romantic Cruise with 3-course Dinner on Seine River

Admire the French capital from the water on a sightseeing dinner cruise. Dine on the river Seine with a 3-course meal and see iconic Parisian monuments, including the Eiffel Tower, Pont de l’Alma, Musée d’Orsay, and the Louvre museum. Depart from the Île aux Cygnes, and cruise along the Seine. Pass important landmarks and take in the views from the water. Go as far as Bercy before heading back to the starting point. Freshly-cooked on board: StarterHalf-cooked foie gras, apple, and grape chutney. Haddock tartar with lemon confit espuma. Brazilian bread with Mimolette, herring eggs. Main CourseGrenadin of veal, Darphin apple, smoked Sucrine, cream of corn, carrot with puffed Amaranth or Back of cod grilled with sauce Vierge, burnt leek, cream of peas, and cauliflower pickles. DessertsBaba with whipped cream or Chocolate Hazelnut Finger or Inverted Lemon Tart.

Paris: Seine River Panoramic Dinner Cruise

6. Paris: Seine River Panoramic Dinner Cruise

Admire the city of lights from the river Seine on an evening sightseeing cruise. Step into the Paris en Scène floating restaurant and enjoy a starter, main course, and dessert as you sail. Savor the delicious meal before returning to where you boarded the boat. Be seated comfortably in a club chair facing the river Seine. During your cruise, enjoy the large air-conditioned lounge as well as the panoramic terrace to admire the gorgeous backdrop of Parisian monuments. The menu varies by season and includes a sumptuous two-course menu. A plant-based menu is available on request. Sample menu (this may vary on the day): • Amuse-bouche • Main course: Provençal veal marmite, Vegetable Bouquetière; Lemon confit and basil oil OR Bouillabaisse like in Marseille with cod, Potato and herb salad, Smoked aïoli • Dessert: Rice pudding, Roasted peanuts and salted butter caramel OR Chocolate mousse, Espelette pepper and chocolate shavings.

Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

7. Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

Visit the masterpieces of the Louvre Museum, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Then, go on a cruise along the magnificent Seine River and admire the famous monuments in the city. Being the world's largest museum, the Louvre packs 35,000 artworks into a 73,000 square meter exhibition space in three wings. Each wing possesses more than 70 rooms and displays extensive paintings and objects of art. See the iconic Mona Lisa, marvel at thousands of amazing paintings, and walk among perfect sculptures. Book the option with an audio guide included and enhance your experience and understanding of the works on display. After the visit of the Louvre Museum, take a 1-hour Seine River cruise tour. See more of Paris' iconic monuments such as the Institut de France, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Conciergerie, Musee de Orsay, Hotel de Ville and more. Onboard you have access to an audio guide of your chosen language for free on the spot which will help you learn more about the vast history attached to each monument.

Paris: Seine Cruise & Crepe Tasting near the Eiffel Tower

8. Paris: Seine Cruise & Crepe Tasting near the Eiffel Tower

See the sights of Paris from the water on a cruise along the Seine, and learn about them with an audioguide. Savor a traditional French crepe before or after your cruise. For the cruise, meet at “Bateaux Parisiens” / Port de la Bourdonnais just next to the Eiffel Tower to board the boat. As you cruise along the Seine River, unwind while contemplating the history of Paris and admire its many monuments such as the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the many bridges with their unique architecture.  Enjoy audioguide commentary onboard available in 14 languages, which you can also listen to from an application on your smartphone.  Then, after getting off the cruise at the same place it started, show your voucher to the staff at the buffet "Le Carrousel de la Tour Eiffel" at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Taste a French crepe with Nutella, sugar, lemon, jam, or whipped cream. If you prefer, enjoy your crepe before the cruise. Admire the picturesque views of the Eiffel Tower and the riverside of Paris while you savor this delicious French delicacy. Take advantage of reduced prices to buy a drink at the pancake house.

Paris: Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine

9. Paris: Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine

Climb aboard a panoramic sightseeing boat for a dinner cruise along the River Seine in central Paris. Enjoy an à-la-carte 3-course meal as you take in views of the "City of Lights" at night. Dine in a glassed-in boat and admire the historic quays and iconic monuments that pass by. See the golden dome of Les Invalides, the French Parliament, the former Beaux-Arts railway station of the Musée d’Orsay, and the gothic façade of Notre Dame Cathedral. Compliment your cruise with a 3-course meal complete with optional extras, including Champagne, more aperitifs, and priority seating. Dock back at your starting point with your eyes full of wonder and your belly full of delicious food and drinks. Premier service Privileged seating at the front of the boat Glass of champagne as an aperitif and dessert Patience + starter + main course + cheese + dessert of your choice + a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine for 4 people Privileged service Privileged seating by the windows Glass of champagne as an aperitif + starter + main course + cheese + dessert of your choice + a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine for 4 people Decouvert service Panoramic view Glass of champagne as an aperitif + starter + main course + dessert of your choice + a bottle of red wine or white wine for 4 people Etoile service Seating in the center of the boat Kir white wine as an aperitif + starter + main course + dessert of your choice + 1 bottle of red wine or white wine for 4 people Vegetarian option available

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator and Seine River Cruise

10. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator and Seine River Cruise

See the most famous sights in Paris with this combined Eiffel Tower ticket and Seine river cruise experience. Enter the tower, visit the summit and see the plethora of UNESCO-listed buildings of Paris. At the meeting point, meet your host who will walk you to the tower and give you an introduction to the Iron Lady. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor then head up to the summit to admire incredible views over the city. Your ticket includes a 1-hour cruise on the Seine river, that you can take any time after your Eiffel Tower visit. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the riverbanks, including the Louvre, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Conciergerie. Pass by charming houseboats and floating restaurants along the way.

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Frequently asked questions about Paris

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Paris boat tours: Everything you need to know

You have probably heard about the Seine river that runs through Paris, but it is so much more than that. A good tidbit of information for you to know: since 1991, its riverbanks are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the Seine, you can appreciate the architectural mastery of Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower, in addition to many other landmarks. 

Paris sightseeing cruises: See the city from the water

Combine one cruise with two ultimate Paris sightseeing experiences on a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower and a visit to Arc de Triomphe. See the city from the top of two of the most popular landmarks and choose your favorite. Can’t make up your mind? Go on a one-hour relaxing cruise on the Seine. You can always look at your phone’s camera roll and decide later.

Pretty confident the view from the top of the Iron Lady is the winner? Then opt for the cruise that includes an Eiffel Tower Visit with Summit and a skip-the-line entrance to the Louvre Museum. And just in case you’re not quite done figuring out what’s on Mona Lisa’s mind, you can jump back on the cruise another day. 

Paris dinner cruises: French cuisine with a view of the “City of Lights”

Indulge in a 3-course dinner while watching the sunset over Paris from your panoramic window. 

As you can imagine, few experiences are more romantic than the Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine. Sit back and relax with the City of Lights as your backdrop for two and a half hours.

The a la carte menu includes authentic culinary creations like duck foie gras and escargots. Vegetarians can opt for pressed quinoa and tofu terrine or buckwheat with silky tofu. For dessert, it’s a tough call between matured cheeses and creamy chocolate crisp. Vegan travelers can opt for the 3-course Dinner Cruise with Panorama on Seine River. This cruise offers a vegan menu upon request. 

Paris Illuminations cruise: Take in the city on a one-hour tour

Hop on board, sit back, and relax as Paris unfolds before your eyes. See the city on a shorter cruise, whether you’ve just reached or are bidding adieu to the City of Love.

The Paris: 1-hour illuminations river cruise takes you through the lit-up facades of the Louvre, the Grand Palais, and Notre Dame. The Iron Lady also puts up quite the light show every night, and you’ll get to see that too from the river. In case you prefer to see the city in the daytime, you can go for the Paris: 1-hour river Seine cruise departing every 30 minutes from 10:00 AM. 

Private river cruises: For those who want Paris all to themselves

Ditch the crowds and surprise your loved one with a private pontoon boat river cruise in Paris. On this 2-hour journey, it's just you, your better-half, and the city. Well, and the captain too because someone has to steer the ship while you enjoy the scenery.

Enjoy the complimentary bottle of wine and French appetizers as you float by the Pont des Arts, Musée d’Orsay, and Ile Saint Louis. Switch to the complimentary soft drinks if you don’t drink alcohol.

In Paris for a once-in-a-lifetime multigenerational family trip? You can choose this cruise too, as it has room for groups of up to 10 people.

Good-to-know tips for boat tours in Paris

  • Prepare for a safe sailing experience by wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. Keep in mind that dinner river cruises might require passengers to follow a semi-formal dress code.
  • Check all the information about the cruise you picked. If you're hoping to go on a cruise straight from the airport, confirm if the boat allows luggage.
  • In addition to the Seine, don’t miss out on exploring Paris’s other body of water: Canal Saint-Martin. The routes on some cruises include both of them or you can rent a boat and explore it on your own. See if you can spot the setting for a famous scene from the well-known French movie "Amélie."
  • Don’t just see Paris from the river, enjoy the Seine from the city too. The promenade by the river, Parc Rives de Seine, is a green family- and kid-friendly space with bike lanes that stretch on for 4 miles.


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What people are saying about Paris

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Meetingoke was east to find .Guide was very helpful. Boat cruise excellent as was Moulin Rouge . Please dress for comfort as boat cruise in December was cold upstairs and also wear comfortable shoes as there is some walking between the destinations . A very well organised tour and definitely worth it

Wonderful boat trip, very spacious and great commentary you can pick up a phone a listen to. The children loved it. We boarded the 4:15 ride and was lovely as on the way back the Eiffel Tower was all lit up. Would definitely recommend and would love to do this again

It was good to do late and see the city at night! The tour guide explained the main sights as we approved in French, Spanish and English. You could sit inside which was warm if needed. It was a good tour

We boarded at 7pm. It was 2 hour cruise with 3 course meal. Food was amazing and drinks are payable. We had an amazing time in the cruise

Quick entry in the boat, we’ll explained, I know paris a lot but doing it this way is very different! My friends loved a lot!