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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.

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Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

2. 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. 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.

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Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

3. 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.

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Paris: Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine

4. Paris: Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine

Climb aboard a panoramic pleasure boat for a dinner cruise along the River Seine in central Paris, and enjoy an à-la-carte 3-course meal as you take in views of the monuments, floodlit for the night. The entirely glassed-in boat is of a contemporary design, with onboard toilets for your comfort. See the historic quays of the Seine, and cruise past the golden dome of Les Invalides. Marvel at the bombastic buildings of the French Parliament and the former Beaux-Arts railway station of the Musée d’Orsay. Get up close to the Gothic façade of Notre Dame Cathedral, see the imposing former prison of the Conciergerie, and cruise under some of the city’s most historic bridges. The 8:30 PM cruise will last for 2.5 hours and the 6:00 PM cruise for 1.15 hours, both providing enough time to enjoy dinner and the monuments.  Early Dinner Cruise - 6:00 PM (choices separated by '-') STARTER – Creamy haddock and potato soup, peppered whipped cream - Chicken pâté en croûte, confit pear marmalade with star anise - Poached egg, Jerusalem artichoke mousseline, roasted eryngii mushrooms, grilled bacon and red wine reduction jus - Pressed quinoa and tofu terrine, light cream of watercress soup and pickled red onion MAIN COURSE – Pan-fried salmon, Beluga lentils in warm vinaigrette, lobster emulsion - Parsnip cottage pie-style duck in orange sauce, parsnip mousseline - Braised beef cheek in red wine, Chinese artichokes and parsnips, onion cream - Risotto-style buckwheat with silky tofu, plain confit of seasonal vegetables, fresh herb bouillon DESSERT – Our desserts are made by Maison Lenôtre -Coconut, mango and passion fruit dessert and coconut whipped cream -Chestnut and pear Vacherin cake - Chocolate truffle - Hazelnut cream, crumble topping Dinner Cruise – 8:30 PM (choices separated by '-') STARTER – South-West region duck foie gras, pear marmalade with star anise - Scallops, onions with turmeric, white radishes, carrots, a hint of licorice - Bourguignon-style snails, parsley coulis - Pressed quinoa and tofu terrine, light cream of watercress soup, and pickled red onions MAIN COURSE – Roast sea bass, Haute Provence einkorn, and lobster emulsion - Beef tournedos in a truffle sauce, potato mousseline, and truffled coulis - Bigarade duckling in orange sauce, creamy polenta, and braised turnips -Risotto-style buckwheat with silky tofu, plain confit of seasonal vegetables, fresh herb bouillon CHEESE – Cheese matured by the Maître Fromager – ‘Etoile’ service: instead of dessert or for a 5€ supplement DESSERT – Desserts are made by Maison Lenôtre - Exotic mango, coconut, and passion fruit Vacherin cake - Crispy chocolate and caramelized hazelnut dessert - Bostock brioche, roasted pineapple, and vanilla ice cream - Opéra cake

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Paris: 3-Course Dinner Cruise on the Seine River

5. Paris: 3-Course Dinner Cruise on the Seine River

Enjoy a sophisticated gourmet meal as you soak up the beauty of the Paris evening from a different perspective. Cruise past famous museums, striking monuments, quaint quarters, and magnificent bridges, with highlights including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, the National Assembly, and Pont Neuf. Enjoy a variety of tasty starters, choose your main course and end with a selection of decadent desserts. Starters Duck Foie Gras, return from the harvest, red fruit chutney, tonka bean tuile or  Smoked salmon, lime powder, tomato tartar, artichokes, sour beetroot or  Green gazpacho, cucumber, zucchini, spinach, a mix of vegetables Main course Yellow poultry supreme, zucchini gratin, coloured carrots, lemon basil sauce or  Fillet of sea bream, creamy spelt with peas, shellfish sauce with tarragon, vegetables from our orchards or  Piece of Beef, zucchini gratin, small spleens, Southern condiment (+ 7€) or  Artichoke tartar, split pea velouté, eggplant chips Desserts Fresh lemon finger, crispy with feuillantine or  Raspberry chou, lychee, rose, chocolate puck, wild berry coulis or  All Chocolate Rock, hazelnut chips Drinks coffee or tea is included at the end of your meal Cheese and "A la carte" drinks are available to purchase onboard among a wide selection of cocktails, wines, beers, and soft drinks Childrens menu Starter: Shredded turkey, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls Main Course: Choice of main course from the menu Dessert: Sparkling chocolate ingot Drink : Orange juice, Coca-Cola or water  Vegetarian menu Starter : Green gazpacho, cucumber, zucchini, spinach, mix of vegetables Main course : Artichoke tartar, split pea velouté, eggplant chips Dessert : All Chocolate Rock, hazelnut chips

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Paris: Seine Cruise & Crepe Tasting near the Eiffel Tower

6. 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 "Régalade 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.

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Paris Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: Classic, Premium or Deluxe

7. Paris Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: Classic, Premium or Deluxe

Enjoy fantastic views and experience the charming atmosphere of Paris aboard an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. Choose from a 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket or upgrade to the 48-hour option, which includes a ticket for a Seine River cruise. Drive-byiconic attractions like Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Sacre Coeur. Take inthe sights at the lavish Champs-Elysées, the historical Grand Palais, OperaGarnier, and Louvre Museum. Discover over 15 locations on a narrated tour with daily departures. You may join the tour from any of the stops on the route.

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Paris: 2-Hour River Seine Lunch Cruise

8. Paris: 2-Hour River Seine Lunch Cruise

Climb aboard a panoramic pleasure boat for a 2-hour lunch cruise along the River Seine in central Paris, and enjoy a 3-course à-la-carte meal as you take in the views. The entirely glassed-over boat is of a contemporary design, with onboard toilets for your comfort. See the quays of the Seine, from the replica of the Statue of Liberty to the French National Library. Cruise past the golden dome of Les Invalides, the bombastic buildings of the French Parliament, and the former Beaux-Arts railway station of the Musée d’Orsay. Get up close to the Gothic façade of Notre Dame Cathedral, see the imposing former prison of the Conciergerie, discover the palatial home of the Louvre Museum, and much more. Artistic scene-setting is punctuated by a commentary highlighting key monuments, while views from the glass roof are legendary. Menu Starter Creamy haddock and potato soup with peppered whipped creamChicken pâté en croûte, confit pear marmalade with star anisePoached egg, Jerusalem artichoke mousseline, roasted eryngii mushrooms, grilled bacon, and red wine reduction jusPressed quinoa and tofu terrine, light cream of watercress soup, and pickled red onion Main course Pan-fried salmon, Beluga lentils in warm vinaigrette, lobster emulsionParsnip cottage pie-style duck in orange sauce, parsnip mousselineBraised beef cheek in red wine, Chinese artichokes, and parsnips, onion creamRisotto-style buckwheat with silky tofu, plain confit of seasonal vegetables, fresh herb bouillon Cheese Cheese matured by the Maître Fromager‘Etoile’ service: instead of dessert or for a 5€ supplement Dessert Desserts are made by Maison Lenôtre Coconut, mango and passion fruit dessert, and coconut whipped creamChestnut and pear Vacherin cakeChocolate truffleHazelnut cream, crumble topping.

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Eiffel Tower: Direct Access with Host to 2nd Floor by Elevator

9. Eiffel Tower: Direct Access with Host to 2nd Floor by Elevator

Save precious time on a guided visit to the Eiffel Tower with a direct access entrance ticket to the 1st and 2nd floors. Meet the host to get your entrance tickets to the Eiffel tower. Follow them up to the 2nd floor by elevator and hear stories about the tower's history. After a moment with your host and group, you'll be able to stay by yourself in order to admire the panoramic views of the city's iconic monuments, such as Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sacré Coeur Basilica, and the glass roof of the Grand Palais. When you have finished exploring the 2nd floor, make your way down to the 1st-floor observation deck. Here, wander around the exhibit and brave walking on the new glass floor 57 meters (187 feet) above street level.

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

10. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access with Host 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. At the meeting point, meet your host who will take you up to the 2nd floor and give you an introduction to the Iron Lady. Then, head up to the summit floor to admire incredible views over the city on your own. Your ticket includes a 1-hour cruise on the Seine river, that you can take at any time during your stay. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the riverbanks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Conciergerie. Pass by charming houseboats and floating restaurants along the way.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How much does is cost?

    A Seine river cruise can cost anything from €10 per person for a basic boat tour to upwards of €200 for a candle-lit, gourmet dinner cruise by night.

  • How long is it?

    776 kilometers. Oh wait, you meant the cruise? With dinner and entertainment you could be looking at up to 4 hours, but if you don't have that kind of time to spare, the less expensive ones should only take an hour!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open 365 Days a year
  • Is it expensive?
    Prices can be anywhere from €10 to €200, depending on what is included.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Many tours provide narration along the way, but you may want to look online for more information or bring a guidebook.
  • How to get there
    Tours start at varying locations along the river, which is dotted with other top attractions.
  • Additional information
    Make sure you pack accordingly! | Plan ahead as tour prices, times and starting locations vary.

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What people are saying about Seine River

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 32,465 reviews

This was pretty cool. We only road it through one loop but enjoyed the commentary and scenery. Maybe we should have booked this the first day though. Not the day before we were leaving as we’d already seen and visited most of the sites.

It was a great experience to ride on this cruise and watch the views outside. We are so satisfied. One thing maybe was missing a glass of champagne or cup of coffee while on this trip.

The tour is a great way to see the sights from the Seine. The Commentary on board is very informative to the first timer in Paris.

Alain was so friendly, professional, and creative! One of our favorite experiences so far! Thank you so much!

Great way to see the city. It was informative and efficient way for me to navigate the city.