Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise
- Duration: 1 hour
You may want to see the sights on a clear day, but the Seine really comes into its own beneath the setting sun. Watch Paris completely transform as night beckons.
See Paris' stunning bridges from another angle! Pont Neuf is the oldest, but there are as many as 37, each with its own charms.
The famous cathedral is essential viewing for any visitor, but see if you can sail past it at night without trembling before the eerily lit gargoyles!
Venture along the bloodline of Paris at any time of day and you'll find the city bursting with life. Try the Pont Des Arts and the urban oddity that is "Paris Beach" for starters!
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A Seine river cruise can cost anything from €10 per person for a basic boat tour to upwards of €200 for a candle-lit, gourmet dinner cruise by night.
There are several Paris dinner cruise options available. Our advice? It's usually worth splashing out but be sure to size up the menu first! Some boat tours also include dinner at a restaurant elsewhere once the trip is over.
You have probably heard about the Seine river that runs through Paris, but it is so much more than that. A good tidbit of information for you to know: since 1991, its riverbanks are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the Seine, you can appreciate the architectural mastery of Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower, in addition to many other landmarks.
Combine one cruise with two ultimate Paris sightseeing experiences on a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower and a visit to Arc de Triomphe. See the city from the top of two of the most popular landmarks and choose your favorite. Can’t make up your mind? Go on a one-hour relaxing cruise on the Seine. You can always look at your phone’s camera roll and decide later.
Pretty confident the view from the top of the Iron Lady is the winner? Then opt for the cruise that includes an Eiffel Tower Visit with Summit and a skip-the-line entrance to the Louvre Museum. And just in case you’re not quite done figuring out what’s on Mona Lisa’s mind, you can jump back on the cruise another day.
Indulge in a 3-course dinner while watching the sunset over Paris from your panoramic window.
As you can imagine, few experiences are more romantic than the Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine. Sit back and relax with the City of Lights as your backdrop for two and a half hours.
The a la carte menu includes authentic culinary creations like duck foie gras and escargots. Vegetarians can opt for pressed quinoa and tofu terrine or buckwheat with silky tofu. For dessert, it’s a tough call between matured cheeses and creamy chocolate crisp. Vegan travelers can opt for the 3-course Dinner Cruise with Panorama on Seine River. This cruise offers a vegan menu upon request.
Hop on board, sit back, and relax as Paris unfolds before your eyes. See the city on a shorter cruise, whether you’ve just reached or are bidding adieu to the City of Love.
The Paris: 1-hour illuminations river cruise takes you through the lit-up facades of the Louvre, the Grand Palais, and Notre Dame. The Iron Lady also puts up quite the light show every night, and you’ll get to see that too from the river. In case you prefer to see the city in the daytime, you can go for the Paris: 1-hour river Seine cruise departing every 30 minutes from 10:00 AM.
Ditch the crowds and surprise your loved one with a private pontoon boat river cruise in Paris. On this 2-hour journey, it's just you, your better-half, and the city. Well, and the captain too because someone has to steer the ship while you enjoy the scenery.
Enjoy the complimentary bottle of wine and French appetizers as you float by the Pont des Arts, Musée d’Orsay, and Ile Saint Louis. Switch to the complimentary soft drinks if you don’t drink alcohol.
In Paris for a once-in-a-lifetime multigenerational family trip? You can choose this cruise too, as it has room for groups of up to 10 people.
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Good experience Nice cruise with rooftop accessibility.I had the cruise experience just during sunset between 9 pm to 10 pm.I have one suggestion ,authorities must request passengers at the rooftop to wear mask too and seats and cleaned after each trip as a covid safety standard.Thanks
I had a great time. The hostess quickly switched to English so I could clearly understand. The mobile map made it easy to keep us with what attractions we were passing, but made it easy to just relax and enjoy the sights. I recommend this to everyone!
it was really amazing and lucky trip . The weather was wonderful and by the evening we were lucky with timing because at the end of the trip Eiffel Tower just burst into lighting . I took some incredible pictures
Really great experience with plenty of wine on the Etoile menu. Quiet and pleasant with surprisingly tasty food!
Punctual. Plenty of seating (though that might be the effect of Covid19!). Clean toilets.