Seine River Guided Cruise and Snacks Options by Vedettes de Paris

Paris, France

From USD 21.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Glide by the famous sights of Paris on a relaxing sightseeing cruise down the Seine River. See treasured riverside monuments including the Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral from aboard a comfortable riverboat. Learn about the history of passing attractions through audio commentary, and upgrade to include your choice of French-inspired aperitifs and snacks.
  • Sightseeing cruise on Paris’ Seine River
  • Pass by famous sights such as the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Musée d'Orsay
  • Learn about the history of Paris and the sights you pass with audio commentary
  • Opt for an evening or specialty cruise with food and drinks

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Reserve spots on the in-demand sightseeing cruise, and enhance your ride with food and drink upgrade options.

What's Included

  • Seine River cruise
  • Snacks
  • Live guide in English and French
  • Free application for commentary in (spanish, italian, german, dutch)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (unless option selected)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2 Port de Suffren
    2 Port de Suffren, 75007 Paris, France

    Departure Point: Foot of the Eiffel Tower Address: Port de Suffren, 75007 Paris Meeting point: Gate 2B. Nearest metro station : Trocadero (line 6 or 9) or Bir Hakeim (line 6). Nearest RER station: Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel (RER line C). Dates: Daily (except 14th of July) Return point: Eiffel Tower

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

For a wonderful introduction to the sights of Paris, climb aboard a modern riverboat for sightseeing cruise along the Seine. Soak up the world-famous scenery that lines the river, including iconic monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre pyramid, Notre Dame and Musée d'Orsay. Onboard audio commentary provides historic background and interesting facts about passing attractions.

With many departures throughout the day, you can choose a time that fits into your sightseeing schedule. Simply select the day you want to take your cruise, and then arrive at the dock before any of the daily scheduled departures. Cruise during the daytime to soak up Paris’ energetic bustle, or select an evening cruise to see the illuminated City of Lights.

For a special treat during your cruise, upgrade to include your choice of aperitifs and snacks, such as a glass of Champagne or a light sandwich.

Eiffel Tower (Pass By)

The Eiffel Tower has been built by French engineer Gustave Eiffel, for the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris. This magnificent technical feat was achieved in a mere two years, two months and five days. It stands 324 metres tall, and the metal structure weighs 7,300 tonnes. Parisians were scandalised by its metallic look and height. It was built to last 20 years. A radio antenna was added to the top in 1903, saving the tower from demolition. It has now become the monument symbolic of Paris.

Cathedrale de la Sainte-Trinite (Pass By)

The new Russian Orthodox church is known as the Holy Trinity Cathedral. The centre houses a bilingual Franco-Russian school, a parish house, and a cultural centre.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will book your cruise on a specific date, but there is no need to book a particular time slot; you can choose what time you want to go on the day of your cruise – simply show your voucher at the quay when you arrive
  • No baggage will be accepted on-board
  • Infants until 3 years old are free of charge
  • Champagne option only bookable for adults. If you wish to book the Champagne options and are accompanied by children, please create 2 separate bookings.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

A river cruise on the Seine in the evening is a wonderful way to explore this charming and elegant city.
A roving crew would also be great, offering drinks or menu to order from the bar.
Note - cruises do not leave every 30mins as advertised We missed a 9.30pm and then told the next was not until 10.30pm
753 reviews
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Tour boat ride
Mary_S, Mar 2023
Very informative ride with our tour guide. The boat’s lower deck was enclosed, so with the cooler weather that was nice to have
Do it!
harry_h, Mar 2023
It was great to see Paris and especially the bridges from the perspective of the Seine. A beautiful city from an interesting POV.
Amazing Views
catherine_f, Mar 2023
Amazing views of Paris and great information by the guide! The perfect way to see all the top sights while relaxing on the spacious top deck of a boat!
Worth the money and a nice tour.
Robert_T, Mar 2023
Pleasant, trip; not too long, not too short timewise. Our guide Stephanie was cute. All around good time for the money.
Simply love it
Amy_X, Mar 2023
Comfortable seats , easy to onboard. Nice overview of the city, interesting knowledge . Good crepes No complaints
Paris in a day
LolaKofoworade_O, Mar 2023
Just seeing all the famous sites at one time. Amazing way to decide where to plan to visit specifically. The traffic was atrocious though. Better to take the train or walk.
Great experience, I did...
Cristian_A, Mar 2023
Great experience, I did not expect the boat to be as nice as it was, also had several snacks and drinks available while on the boat.
Fun excursion!
Debra_G, Mar 2023
Efficient boarding process. Our guide was articulate, funny & knowledgeable. Perfect amount of time for a tour on the Seine. Rode past all the desired sites. Enjoyed!
Not what I expected
Susan_S, Mar 2023
If cold and windy to sit on top, don’t bother. Cannot see much downstairs unless you are seat next to window. And the chairs are so flimsy and uncomfortable. Our party of 6 could not sit together since all crowded downstairs with not enough chairs. I did not see an option to purchase preferred which would have been better.
Wouldn’t recommend
Jodie_G, Mar 2023
Couldn’t hear tour guide. Poor quality food and drink. Couldn’t see a thing out of the dirty window so got no photos. Rubbish metal hard chairs. Very cramped, not enough seating. Couldn’t see all landmarks advertised. Only good thing was the stationary boat before our tour with a shop, restaurant and bar. Won’t be going again.
Don’t buy the food option unless you like people touching your food
Dana_F, Mar 2023
While the weather was not great (not anyone’s fault), we couldn’t hear the guide for most of the tour. The windows inside were foggy and we couldn’t see much. Additionally we had a food option that came with a crepe. The man warming the crepes touched them all with his bare hands. Didn’t feel very hygienic. 😕
Cruise on the Sienne in Paris
suzanne_w, Mar 2023
Awesome trip on the Sienne, with a wonderful guide!! The guide was very knowledgable, and provided details on the archecticture and monuments. Wonderful
The wrong day
Patricia_C, Mar 2023
Unfortunately we picked the wrong day, it was sooo cold and no protection from the wind... We couldn't understand the guy on the mike, it was a dull monotone either in French or English....
Worth it
GEORGIOS_v, Mar 2023
The guide was great. She shared very interesting information about Paris and its iconic buildings. Worth it.
Beautiful views
Renee_H, Feb 2023
Beautiful views of the city with a very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The 6:30 cruise was perfect to see the lights
You can not heard nothing...
You can not heard nothing Not good organization Staff in a bad mood I just did not think too much of it
Marcella_S, Feb 2023
We were never offered any snacks or drinks so we weren’t sure we were supposed to get any. The tour speaker was super nice and we loved her but we couldn’t understand but a few of her English words so we just guessed what was going on. The positive: Being able to see some of the landmarks that we did not have a chance to see up close and in person was nice. And the cruise was beautiful and breathtaking!
Worth the time.
Anna_F, Feb 2023
The sights and the guide information. The day was windy and cold so glad we dressed appropriately. Would like to do it again on a sunny day.
Breathtaking magical!!
Wonderful experience beautiful scenery and history about a magnificent city enjoyed the cruise Definitely a must in Paris
We could not hear any...
Rutchasaree_G, Feb 2023
We could not hear any guild because of a drunken men with red football shirts very loud with singing their song. They interrupted others and destroyed our enjoying time. We paid for our flight from England to enjoy sightseeing of Paris on the cruise but we didn’t get what we expected