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Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

1. 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: Sunset Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River

2. Paris: Sunset Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River

Embark on an adventure and go on a sunset cruise in Paris. Enjoy a ride on the Seine River while listening to French music on a cruise which departs and returns near the Eiffel Tower. Marvel at the monuments and docks that serve as scenery for this fantastic evening. Admire the most emblematic monuments of Paris as you cruise by them, such as the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, and many more.

Paris: Seine Cruise & Crepe Tasting near the Eiffel Tower

3. 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: 2-Hour River Seine Lunch Cruise

4. Paris: 2-Hour River Seine Lunch Cruise

Embark on a day at sea on the River Seine in central Paris aboard this cruise. Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch à-la-carte meal paired with delicious wines. See iconic sites such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, and many more. Meet your host at the Port de la Bourdonnais in Paris to board the cruise. Take a seat, sit back, relax, enjoy the ride and listen to the commentary from the crew members as you drift along the river in style. Smell the sweet aroma from the kitchen as the chefs prepare your lunch. Depending on your book option, you will receive the premier, privilege, or etoile service package. Taste a delicious 3-course lunch that will have your taste buds wanting more. Paired with champagne, wines, and cheese, depending on what package you book.  Feeling full up? No worries, enjoy some tea or coffee, chill and admire the views. See Paris from a different perspective and marvel at the former Beaux-Arts railway station of the Musée d’Orsay. Enjoy the panoramic views from the glass boat. Make sure you take photos of the French National Library, the golden dome of Les Invalides, and the bombastic buildings of the French Parliament. 

Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

5. Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

Hop on board for a refreshingly new perspective of central Paris. Take a relaxing river cruise of Paris and enjoy unbeatable views of the city's most memorable landmarks. Starting at the Eiffel Tower, cruise on a comfortable boat down the river for a taste of elegant Parisian life. Glide past The Grand Palais, the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Your guide will entertain you throughout the leisurely cruise with anecdotes and intriguing historical facts.  The Paris cruise goes as far as the Institute of the Arabic World at the Ile Saint-Louis before returning you to the Eiffel Tower, and it's the most relaxing way to sightsee in Paris and is the only way to explore the city free of traffic noise and congestion. The tour ends where it began.

Paris: Seine River Cruise with Commentary

6. Paris: Seine River Cruise with Commentary

Explore the French capital on a sightseeing cruise along the River Seine and continue along Canal Saint-Martin. See Parisian landmarks, including Notre Dame and the Hotel du Nord before sailing into the underground vault. Start your day in Paris with one of its most enchanting attractions, and take a cruise along the Canal Saint-Martin and River Seine. Embark in the center of the Parc de la Villette, and cruise gently along the canal to Rue de Crimée’s elevated bridge, as it goes through the Bassin de la Villette, before entering the magnificent Rotonde by Ledoux. Your adventure begins with the first lock at the Récollets Center, where you will catch sight of the Hotel du Nord. Discover the real Canal Saint-Martin, filled with the poetry of its romantic paths and pedestrian bridges, bordered by chestnut trees and populated by fishermen. Then, the boat will be plunged into darkness as you enter a tunnel of more than 1-mile, taking you through a mysterious underground vault that is perforated by light holes. Filled with magic and beauty, when you emerge into the light at Arsenal Port, you will see the July Column of Place de la Bastille ahead of you. This is when you enter the River Seine. From here, take a short cruise along the River Seine, past the Île Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité, to end your tour just after midday at the Musée d’Orsay.

Paris: 3-Course Lunch Cruise on the River Seine

7. Paris: 3-Course Lunch Cruise on the River Seine

Enjoy panoramic views of Paris from a glass-enclosed boat as you sail down the River Seine at lunch time. Board the boat at Port Solferino on the Quai Anatole France, and enjoy a delicious 3-course meal as you cruise past some of the city’s most historic landmarks, such as the ornate façade of the Musée d’Orsay in the Beaux-Arts railway station of the former Gare d'Orsay. Pass the iron-lattice Eiffel Tower, and see the Gothic face of Notre Dame. Glide past the palatial home of the Louvre Museum, marvel at the bombastic building of the French National Assembly, and cruise under the magnificent Pont Neuf. Along the way, you will be served a variety of starters, followed by your choice of a main course, and a selection of gourmet desserts with coffee to end. Return to Port Solferino by 14:30 to continue your Paris adventures on your own. Menu: Starter at choice: 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, vegetable melimelo  Main course at choice: Yellow poultry supreme, zucchini gratin, colored carrots, lemon basil sauce or Fillet of sea bream, creamy spelled with peas, shellfish sauce with tarragon, vegetables from our orchards or Piece of Beef, zucchini gratin, small spleens, Southern condiment (+ 7€) Artichoke tartar, split pea velouté, eggplant chips  Dessert at choice: Fresh lemon finger, crispy with feuillantine or Raspberry chou, lychee, rose, chocolate puck, wild berry coulis or All Chocolate Rock, hazelnut chips  Coffee or tea

Paris: Orsay Museum Entry & Audio Guide & River Seine Cruise

8. Paris: Orsay Museum Entry & Audio Guide & River Seine Cruise

Create a perfect day in Paris with a skip-the-line entry ticket to the Orsay Museum, topped off with a serene cruise down the River Seine. Choose your ideal time for both activities, and enjoy an added audio guide to learn even more about the world-famous Musee d’Orsay. No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Musee d’Orsay, home to world-famous masterpieces including Van Gogh’s self-portrait and 'Starry Night over the Rhone'. Skip the long lines once you arrive, then access your digital audio guide on your phone. Explore the museum at your own pace and listen to the audio guide’s fascinating commentary about the artworks and the artists. Discover the intriguing history of the museum itself, which was once a former train station over a century ago. At the end of an epic visit to the Musee d’Orsay, take advantage of your time in Paris with a ride along the scenic River Seine. Enjoy a 1-hour tour along the river, and admire the City of Light’s iconic landmarks including Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Early Dinner Cruise with Dessert on the Seine River

9. Paris: Early Dinner Cruise with Dessert on the Seine River

Discover the sights of Paris from the perspective of the Seine River on this early dinner cruise featuring sunlit views and traditional French cuisine prepared on-board by the chef. Choose where you enjoy your meal and tour with center, window, and front boat seating options. With the Eiffel Tower as the starting point, be camera ready-as as the cruise departs on a 12-kilometer journey around some of Paris’ must-see sights. Watch as the passing Parisian monuments are lit by the setting sun. As you are served your 3-course dinner, be amazed by views of Les Invalides, the Parliament of Paris, Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, and more. Enjoy an aperitif (a pre-meal drink), wine, coffee, and mineral water along with your meal. Standard Menu Choice of starters:• Southwest region duck foie gras and cherry-rhubarb condiment with Pondicherry• Snails and French-style peas, parmesan shortbread, and smoked duck breast shavings Choice of main courses:• Roasted sea bass, bouillabaisse jus, tomato confit and fennel, and potato mousseline with turmeric• Rump of veal, einkorn wheat, artichoke and chanterelle mushrooms, and citrus veal jus Choice of desserts:• Chocolate and praline crisp• Iced calisson and apricot coulis Vegetarian menu:• Pressed quinoa and tofu terrine with rocket cream and pickled red onions• Lightly spiced quinoa, seasonal vegetables, grilled halloumi cheese, and sweet tomato jus• Chocolate and praline crisp

Paris: Romantic Sunset Cruise + Montmartre Self-Guided Tour

10. Paris: Romantic Sunset Cruise + Montmartre Self-Guided Tour

Explore Paris, one of the most magical cities in the world. Take a moonlit night cruise along the River Seine, see Paris in all its glory, and then enjoy a self audio-guided walking tour of Montmartre, the most charming district of the City of Lights. Choose the order of the activities, and take as much time as is needed to complete them. Marvel at the monuments and docks that serve as scenery for this fantastic evening on a Musical Night Cruise. Admire the most emblematic monuments of Paris while listening to electro-lounge music and pass by the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, and many others. Immerse with your loved one in the bohemian Montmartre neighborhood on a unique audio walking tour available for smartphones. Enjoy insightful commentary triggered by location, right where the action happened. Begin the tour at Place des Abbesses and follow the audio description through historic streets and squares. Visit famous movies locations and learn the fascinating stories of artists who called this place their home. Explore at any pace with this flexible experience, pausing the tour whenever necessary. End up at the stunning Sacre-Coeur Basilica, for magnificent panoramas over Paris.

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What people are saying about Musée d'Orsay

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 957 reviews

It was a marvellous experience. Absolutely worth it! The aperitif wasn't great though, it is just a soft drink, I think that it's a bit of false advertising, otherwise it was a great experience.

The skip the line tickets at The Louvre were great but it did not include the audio guide as stated in this booking. The audio guide was an additional 5€. The seine river cruise was amazing!

We did this on the first day we got to Paris and it was a fun relaxing experience. Totally worth it!

Highly recommended! Everything went well. We didn't have to queue anywhere! Great experience!

Wonderful, personal, organized tour which we thoroughly enjoyed