Water activity

Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

Activity provider: Vedettes de Paris

Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

Activity provider: Vedettes de Paris
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From US$ 20 per person

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Enjoy a guided river cruise past the French capital's most spectacular landmarks. Escape the busy streets and learn about the city from your local guide as you sail down the Seine, past Paris's iconic sights such as The Louvre and Eiffel Tower.

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Live tour guide
English, French
Audio guide included
French, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the "City of Lights" as you sightsee on the Seine River
  • Take in the breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame
  • Sail beneath historic bridges, including Pont de Bir-Hakeim
  • Discover the stories hidden behind each turn from your guide
  • Pass historical buildings, including the Louvre and the Hôtel de Ville
Full description

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.

  • 1-hour guided cruise
  • French and English commentary by a local guide
  • Access to a multilingual app with commentary
  • Drinks and snacks if option selected

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    Meeting point

    Head straight to the embarkation dock near the Eiffel Tower. Look for the Vedettes de Paris dock and boat. Pedestrian access by Pont d’Iéna or by Bir-Hakeim bridge.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Cruise runs every 45 minutes during low season (October to March)
    • Cruise runs every 30 minutes during high season (April to September)
    • Boarding takes place 15 minutes before departure
    • If you want to change the date of your cruise, you can come in a range of 7 days around your booking date and the crew will accept your voucher
    • Drinks and snacks are available to purchase on board
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 1123 reviews

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    This trip is wheelchair accessible but there is no ramp. The boat comes as level as possible with the platform you’re on and you have to get on the boat. I was able to do this in my electric wheelchair and had to come off the boat backwards as the level was not flat and so there was a small step.

    August 8, 2022

    River cruise was awesome! They had a bar on the boat with reasonably priced drinks (6 euro for glass of wine) and my trip was not crowded at all - book when it may be overcast or small chance of rain and no one else will be there. We were also on a smaller boat than I expected (it was an actual boat not an enormous barge) so that was great! Very fun experience and I suggest - it pointed out a lot of landmarks that u never would have known about otherwise!

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    July 24, 2022

    Booking in advance, the various activities saves you time and money, especially if like me in 4 days I have seen the impossible! In my opinion "The cruise on the Seine" is the first thing to do. Before starting the guide he asked us in which language they preferred to listen, of course English won. During the cruise, which lasted one hour, he told us the story, the curiosities of everything we saw. Spectacular is the stretch where the Musée d'Orsay on one side of the river and the Louvre on the other. He also told us the story of each "Bridge" that join the two sides of the city. Also seeing the Eiffel Tower from this perspective is truly magnificent. I recommend the Seine Cruise to be able to see Paris from a comfortable, peaceful point of view, in practice it is like reading the plot of the book before reading it.

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    June 23, 2022

    Product ID: 15928