Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf

Paris, France
2 Hour Paris Sightseeing City Tour

From USD 19.35

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Soak up Paris from the river on a Seine cruise aboard a Vedettes du Pont Neuf boat, one of the city’s top sightseeing riverboats. Enjoy views of Paris’ famous attractions as you glide along the water, passing by the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Notre-Dame Cathedral. The 1-hour cruise departs from Pont Neuf, Paris’ oldest bridge, and provides onboard commentary by knowledgeable guides. You can take your cruise at any time of day or night, according to operating hours. 
  • Paris river cruise aboard a Vedettes du Pont Neuf boat
  • See famous landmarks along the Seine like the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Pass under the city's many beautiful bridges
  • Perfect introduction to Paris for first-time visitors
  • Go during the day or night

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Square du Vert-Galant
    15 Pl. du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France

    In the middle of the bridge Pont Neuf - Boarding downstairs Departure times subject to change Open tickets are valid without reservation and within the limit of available places.

Start time

Opening hours

  • 10/1/2022 - 9/25/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 10:45 am - 09:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

      Q:How often does the cruise run?

      A:Depending on the season, the tour either runs every 30 minutes or once every hour.

      May 2023

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      Featured review
      Beautiful sights along the Seine in a relaxed atmosphere. It left on time and went smoothly. I highly recommend going later in the day as dusk begins to fall.


      391 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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      Value for money
      Barbara_H, Sept 2023
      I enjoyed my river trip. The young lady giving the commentary was informative, interesting and funny at times. She was great. The boat was comfortable and easy to ride in.
      Ross_S, Sept 2023
      Fantastic river boar cruise, seeing a lot of the must see sights of Paris from the river seine. Our guide was excellent and spoke fluent English, so it was very easy to understand and hear what he was saying . Would highly recommend this trip for anyone visiting Paris and wants to take an hours rest and have a glass of wine or beer while seeing the sights .
      1st time in paris
      AnaMaria_R, Sept 2023
      The Eiffel tower all lit up and sparkling!! This is my first time seeing it in person. I also loved Notre Dam!!
      Took the first cruise of...
      Richard_S, Sept 2023
      Took the first cruise of the day. Beautiful weather and boat was not crowded. Well worth the money however, I would not recommend buying through Viatour. It is significantly cheaper on the company's website, and you can buy a timed ticket.
      Not a Happy Traveler
      Robin_R, Sept 2023
      After a $20 taxi, we were dropped at the address provided us. It was a sidewalk on a bridge. Not a boat in sight. Asked 10 local store owners and pedestrians-all confirmed the address. This river cruise was a total scam. I called Viator. Because of the 9 hour time change no one answered. I emailed them and received a response that they would not be refunding me the $80 ticket price. They said they we sorry. Right. I will no longer be dealing with Viator for my future travel plans. Neither should you. Viator protects themselves and the scam businesses they protect. Not they're paying customers. And finally, another $20 cab fare back to the hotel.
      Nice but can improve
      Grace_B, Sept 2023
      It was a very good trip, the captain gave both sides a chance to see the things upclose. The only thing is the boat is so loud that I can not understand any word the guide said. They should at least have a list of things they are talking about that way we can follow what he was talking about.
      Would definitely recommend.
      Pooja_G, Sept 2023
      The cruise was really nice. We enjoyed a lot. The guide was very informative. Great experience. Would definitely recommend.
      Great experience
      tracey_m, Sept 2023
      Great tour! Really informative tour guide provided lots of detail, and a nice boat. Would recommend to anyone visiting Paris
      A nice cruise
      Talyssa_M, Aug 2023
      I nice river cruise. Upstairs was all full but it was quite hot so sat downstairs which was nice but hard to see everything. But you could also go and stand up top and see the views and take pictures. I did have to contact Viator who sent a response fairly quickly about the times, which were very frequent and easy to find via Google maps. Overall a nice cruise.
      Delightful boat ride
      Grigory_R, Aug 2023
      The views were amazing, timing just right - it stopped raining and sun had peaked out just before the sunset, knowledgeable and cheerful guide. The only disorganized part was knowing where to go once you arrive, with online reservations.
      Very limited upper deck...
      Gregory_B, Aug 2023
      Very limited upper deck seating. Lower deck had restricted views. Find boats that have more unrestricted view seats
      Relaxing and enjoyable cruise!
      Cassidy_A, Aug 2023
      This river cruise was very relaxing and enjoyable! It lasted exactly an hour which was the perfect amount of time. We saw many beautiful sites along the Seine River. The commentary was very helpful. There were a couple minor issues with the sound system but it didn't take anything away from the cruise. I reserved tickets the day before and loved having flexibility to do the river cruise at any time in the day that worked for our schedule.
      Great trip and excellent tour guide
      Nikki_I, Aug 2023
      Great trip. Our guide, Calypso, was absolutely brilliant. Very funny, and clear to hear and understand. Great commentary and a good way to see the city.
      Very relaxing ride and beautiful views.
      Carmen_M, Aug 2023
      Beautiful sights along the Seine in a relaxed atmosphere. It left on time and went smoothly. I highly recommend going later in the day as dusk begins to fall.
      Well worth it
      Brian_W, Aug 2023
      The tour was wonderful and we saw all of the sights! It was hard to hear some of the information from the tour guide but the night was magical.
      I recomande
      Diana_P, Aug 2023
      It was excellent experience! The time is perfect to see a lot of things around and it’s good option in the end of the day when you’re tired of walking 😅
      Great river tiur
      Kim_P, Aug 2023
      Perfect, quick tour. Very informative tour guide. Friendly staff, clean boat easy to see from any point.
      it was not a good tour....
      rachael_S, Aug 2023
      it was not a good tour. we could hardly hear. we did not see the liberty bell. The audio system needs to be upgraded.
      Response from Host, Aug 2023
      Thank you for your review. We are sorry to read your experience did not reach your expectations. In order to share your message with our technical team to fix the sound issue we would need to know on which day and which cruise you boarded. If you don't mind could please give some more details here or by mail ? Regarding the itinerary, you are right we do not sail all the way to the Liberty Statue as it would add 30 minutes to the tour. We would advise contacting us to get the full circuit map before buying if needed or checking the product description to see which monuments we pass by on the cruise to avoid this disappointment. Again, thank you for your time and feedback. Have a good day, Christophe from France Tourisme
      JOYELL_S, Aug 2023
      We had a layover and planned perfectly to enjoy the cruise and get back to airport but when we arrived at 11:50am we were told the next ride wasn’t until 1:15pm. We read that the tours were ALL DAY so it was disappointing to hear that we had to wait almost 1.5hrs for next tour, which would not be wise for our layover so we pre purchased tickets for nothing and gave our tickets to bystanders.
      Response from Host, Aug 2023
      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to read you weren't able to board your Seine river cruise. We always advise checking departure times online (which can be different depending on the day you choose) before going on site to avoid these situations. We have cruises operating all day long, with at least 20 departures daily right now from 10:45 to 22:45. We are sorry our departure times did not match your tight schedule, we would have loved to change the date of your ticket anytime during the upcoming year or later, if they had not been already used unfortunately. Next time you come to Paris feel free to reach out to us so we can get you new tickets to the Seine river cruise! Have a good day, Christophe from France Tourisme
      Loved the Cruise
      Jan_E, Aug 2023
      The sights of Paris from the Seine are amazing. A must do for all. The guide had a lot of trivia to make the trip even more enjoyable.

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