Seine River

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5 things to bring on a Seine river cruise

The Seine might be one of the world's most scenic urban rivers, flanked by exquisite monuments such as Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe. A cruise is the best way to enjoy it as long as you don't forget anything essential! Here's what to pack.

  • Windproof jacket

    1. Windproof jacket

    Even if all's calm on the City of Love's streets, its river is exposed and highly susceptible to strong winds. Even in summer you might need a good jacket!

  • Sun screen

    2. Sun screen

    Again, the Seine is exposed and so are you. If you're not seeing the sights by night, you'll want to see them on a sunny day. Keep yourself protected!

  • Camera

    3. Camera

    Many of Paris' most famous sights can be seen by boat, opening the door to some fantastic photo opportunities. If you have them, enhance the experience by bringing binoculars too!

  • Sandwiches

    4. Sandwiches

    Unless you're taking a dinner cruise of course! But even then you should think about bringing your own water bottle.

  • Somebody you love

    5. Somebody you love

    Corny? Perhaps. But hey, it's Paris! Why not check out some other tour options to round off a romantic day?

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

Booked 2 tickets for the 5PM/17:00 slot on a Sunday (early November). I had purchased the tickets the day before with no issues. We arrived about ~20min before the ride and saw only a few people lined up already. They checked our tickets and pass sanitaire, and it was pretty seamless. The cruise took off right on time. There was enough space on the boat. Definitely recommend bundling up since it was an evening ride in early November especially if you sit at the top. Brilliant experience, very much worth it. We didn't have any issues with tide as I saw with other reviews. We saw everything that the description said we would.

I loved how convenient it was to get from point A to point B while enjoying the river and the beautiful views from the boat. It has stops at all the main attractions and they come around very frequent so that you can visit multiple places in one day. I loved it!

Very good trip - on a bus around a very busy Paris. A greta way to see the sights and keep dry

It was cold but the music and wine made it a very enjoyable ride.

Diner was amazing! The crew was very kind and receptive.