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Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

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From US$ 18.44 US$ 16.39 per person

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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Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 1-hour cruise
  • Audio commentary on your smartphone
  • Illuminated sights of Paris by night
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Souvenir photos
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 6061 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.3/5

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Went to the pier at 9:45 to catch the illuminations. At first, we were daunted by the length of the individual holder line (go to the 3.1 entrance), however once boarding started, the line moved rapidly. Recommend sitting on the top level for the best views and experience, but the bottom level is much more comfortable. The only challenge we faced was securing a taxi/Uber home after the visit. Though this is no fault of the boat tour whatsoever, be prepared to walk and eventually find a cab. Despite this setback, it is well worthwhile to partake in this cruise to experience the highlights of this magical City of Lights!

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August 5, 2022

Great experience definitely a must do when in Paris as you get a beautiful view of the city which you don’t get from being on land. Make sure you get a seat on the top of the boat for best experience and views. Very reasonably priced for an hour boat ride!

August 2, 2022

Nice one hour trip along the Seine. Departure from the piers located at the base of the Eiffel Tower. Negative note, if you are unable to mount at the top of the boat the visit will be very limited as you will not be able to see at 360 °. Try to mount on top. Council, get your tickets online, avoid a lot of queues.

August 2, 2022

Product ID: 193898