Paris: 1-hour River Seine Cruise
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Check out our suggestions of things to do and see in 3 days in Paris. Visit iconic landmarks, stroll alongside the always-romantic Seine River, and indulge in as many macarons as you can (they'll also look great on your Instagram feed!).
Start your first day in Paris with the most iconic landmark in the city: the Eiffel Tower. If you’re a first-time visitor to the French capital, you can’t skip the "Iron Lady." Arrive early or visit the tower on a skip-the-line tour to avoid long lines.
From the Eiffel Tower, hop on the subway and get off at station Palais Royal Musée du Louvre to visit Paris’s most famous museums. We suggest you stop for lunch before visiting the museum at one of the many cafes in the area with views of the river. Prepare to spend a few hours exploring the museum. If you’re on a tight schedule, check the highlights. Make sure you have time to smirk back at Mona Lisa.
From the museum, take the metro to Champs-Elysées, Paris’s most famous street. Walk down the road to the last must-see site of the day: Arc de Triomphe. Don’t skip the iconic view of Paris from the top. You also have plenty of dining options in the area, so you can choose the best one for your budget.
Cross the bridge Pont Neuf to Ile de la Cité to visit one of Paris’s most iconic churches: Notre Dame. Despite the fire in 2019, the cathedral is still one of the must-see attractions in the city. Cross another bridge (Pont Saint-Louis) to explore the lesser-known island Ile Saint-Louis. Skip a heavy lunch because you’ll need the appetite for the afternoon activities.
Explore the culinary scene of Montmartre on your own or go on a guided food tour. Expect to find plenty of opportunities to taste cheese, wine, and chocolate along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for Instagrammable streets and popular attractions like the Moulin Rouge and the church Le Sacré Coeur.
Dine in the area if you still have room left for dinner or a nightcap. Walk along the Seine or enjoy a one-hour river cruise to admire the City of Lights at night.
Take the morning off to visit the Versailles Palace. The intricate details of the 19th-century building (and its famous resident Marie Antoinette) are worth the day trip from Paris. If you’re pressed for time, we suggest you take a skip-the-line guided tour.
Visit another kind of kingdom in the afternoon: Disneyland Resort Paris. Go on rides, explore the park, and take selfies with your favorite Disney characters. Not in the mood for theme parks? Head back to Paris from Versailles instead. Discover underground Paris by visiting the Catacombs.
On your last day in Paris, explore one of the city's most exciting neighborhoods: Le Marais. The former Jewish quarter of the city is also a great place to have dinner. Spot street art and some top Paris attractions, such as the House of Victor Hugo and Places des Vosges.
The best way to get around in Paris is a mix of walking and taking the metro when you need a break. Paris's subway network is vast and efficient but bear in mind that it doesn’t run 24 hours a day. Avoid fines by keeping the metro ticket with you until the end of your ride.
Hop-on-hop-off Batobus (riverboat) or buses are also a convenient way to get around if you only want to visit the tourist attractions.
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Booked on line a few days before - very easy to navigate site. Boats depart right across the street from Eiffel Tower, so easy to find. There is a choice of two sailings, we opted for the 20.30 one. Excellent service throughout the whole experience. The waiter was very attentive, food was excellent (although only one vegetarian option for each course), and there was plenty to drink - we had a glass of pink champagne, a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine between 3 of us, all included in the price. Didn't feel like we were on a boat at all - very smooth passage. And stunning sites to finish it all off. Well worth the money, we had a great evening, just went too quickly!
We were on the early cruise from 6:45 to 8. I actually mis-read the details and thought we'd be on the boat for 2 full hours and it would include the 8pm light show on the Eiffel Tower. It did not. As one of the first ones on the boat, we had the very first table at the front of the boat so windows in front and on the side. Unfortunately, it was a rainy night so taking pictures showed some drops. There was no narration of what we were seeing if that would be important. The food was ok; not what we've had in Paris proper but plenty acceptable. Wish we'd had better weather!
Delícioso passeio de barco passando pelos principais pontos turísticos.
Very nice guided sightseeing tour, informative and entertaining
Great experience with beautiful views to take pictures.