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Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

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Admire the beautiful monuments of Paris illuminated for the evening on an enjoyable 1-hour on the River Seine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 1 hour
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  • Experience the "City of Lights" after dark on a Paris illuminations cruise
  • Sail down the River Seine past floodlit monuments such as the Eiffel Tower
  • Enjoy panoramic views on board a classic Bateaux Parisiens pleasure boat
Full description

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.

  • 1-hour cruise
  • Audio commentary on your smartphone
  • Illuminated sights of Paris by night
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Souvenir photos
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Board 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tour departs every 30 minutes between 10 am and 10:30 pm with breaks 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 6385 reviews

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An absolutely great experience and for me and my partner the culmination of a great holiday. We were greeted with an almost never-ending queue (8-8:30 p.m.) and were just about to set sail again, but all the waiting was worth it. The queue was cleared very quickly and we were on board after an hour. We chose a seat on the side of the boat to escape the crowds of tourists on the open top deck. A fantastic decision in our opinion. Hardly any people around us, we could enjoy the tour and the great audio guide. The only disturbing thing was the shouting of the other guests under each bridge. All in all a very nice experience and highly recommended!

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August 19, 2022

We had booked the boat trip for a Saturday in the summer holidays, Saturday evening was the plan for the boat trip. We stood in line for at least 5 quarters of an hour before we could get on the boat. It will not always be that busy, but on days like this, it is useful to take this into account. The wait was not too bad, you are almost next to the Eiffel Tower, you can get crepes, ice cream and drinks on the square.

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August 18, 2022

The trip around the Sienne was awesome. However this trip on GYG is misleading. It’s an open ticket and not a skip a line ticket. We had to stand in line for 2 hours before being allowed to board a boat. If the line is too long you may not even get to board one!

August 16, 2022

Product ID: 193898