Paris: Illuminations River Cruise and Audio Commentary

Overview

Drift along the legendary Seine and watch Paris’ iconic sights glide into view on a relaxing day or nighttime river cruise. Board your spacious trimaran boat and traverse postcard panoramas from multiple exterior decks. Gaze through Paris’ past and present as you pass Notre Dame’s eerie gargoyles, Napoleon’s imposing Hôtel des Invalides, the Grand Palais, ultra-modern Pompidou Center and the Eiffel Tower sparkling after dark. Let informative audio commentary automatically sync to your smartphone and unlock the history behind the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and other riverside landmarks in up to 14 languages.
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Highlights

Enjoy a leisurely one-hour boat on the Seine while taking in the stunning landmarks of Paris under the evening or daytime lights.

  • Experience the beauty and romance of Paris from the Seine River
  • Sail down the River Seine past world-famous monuments like the Eiffel Tower
  • Enjoy panoramic views on board a classic Bateaux Parisiens pleasure boat
  • Learn about Paris and its history with the audioguide or the interactive app

Included/Excluded

  • 1-hour cruise departing from the Eiffel Tower
  • Audio commentary via audioguide or a smartphone app
  • Smartphone app with descriptions, photo filters, and interactive games
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Souvenir photos

Tour Plan

What to Expect

Grab a glass of French wine at the onboard bar and make a toast as centuries of art, ingenuity and culture drift languidly by. Whether witnessing landmarks glow at sunset or tracing Paris' evolutions through passing architecture, this Seine sightseeing cruise lets you fall for the city's grandeur all over again.

Meeting Point

Board at the river bank at Port de la Bourdonnais (at the foot of the Eiffel Tower) – pontoon no. 3 – 75007 Paris, France. Paid parking is available at the meeting point.

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Additional Info

What to bring:

  • Charged Smartphone

 

Not allowed:

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

 

Know before you go:

  • Regular departures are between 10:00 AM-10 PM, during Spring, Summer and French school Holiday (zone C)
  • Regular departures are between 10:30 AM-9 PM, during Autumn and Winter
  • There are no departures of the cruise at 1 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Children under 3 travel for free
  • This activity takes place in most weather conditions
  • The boats are heated in winter, air-conditioned in summer, and covered in case of rain

 

What sights will I see during the River Seine cruise in Paris?

  • The cruise offers panoramic views of Paris's iconic landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Les Invalides, Musée d’Orsay, the Notre Dame gargoyles, and the Grand Palais, among others.

Is there a guide or commentary available during the cruise?

  • Yes, an audio-guide commentary is available on your smartphone in 14 languages, providing informative details about the famous buildings and attractions you'll see along the River Seine.

What are the operating hours for the River Seine cruise?

  • Regular departures are from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM during Spring, Summer, and French school holidays, and from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM during Autumn and Winter. Please note that there are no departures at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

Can children join the River Seine cruise, and is there a cost for them?

  • Children under the age of 3 travel for free on the River Seine cruise.

What happens if the cruise is full upon my arrival?

  • Boats board on a first-come-first-served basis. If there is no space remaining on the boat for a particular departure, you will have to wait for the next available one.
Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation:

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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