Paris Seine River Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Paris, France

From USD 22.16

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


See the major sights of Paris from the water on a hop-on hop-off Seine boat cruise. With either a 1- or 2-day ticket, glide leisurely along the river, hopping off and on when you wish to visit the attractions that most interest you, such as Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre. Or simply stay on the boat to admire Paris’ World Heritage-listed riverbanks.
  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise of Paris
  • Cruise along the Seine River, admiring the monuments that line its UNESCO-listed banks
  • Hop off at any of the stops along the Seine River
  • Choose from a 1- or 2-day sightseeing ticket

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Avoid the crowds on the metro and get great photo ops on this hop-on hop-off Seine cruise.

What's Included

  • Hop-on hop-off cruise
  • Open rear deck
  • Heated in winter & open rooftop in the summer
  • Direct access to the boat
  • Deckhand staff on board
  • Commentary
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

With your 1-day or 2-day Seine River sightseeing pass, you can cruise along Paris’ riverbanks to see top sights like Musée d'Orsay. Glide underneath the city’s beautiful bridges and past its elegant architecture, and hop on and off the riverboat to visit attractions like the Eiffel Tower on your own. Perhaps hop off in Saint-Germain for a bite to eat at a sidewalk café, or check out the Gothic architecture of Notre Dame.

When you’re on the boat, relax and enjoy city views from the water.

Hop-on hop-off river stops:
• Eiffel Tower
• L'Académie Lime
• Musée d'Orsay
• Quai Malaquais
• Quai de Montebello
• Quai Saint-Bernard
• Quai de l'Hôtel de ville
• Quai du Louvre
• Concorde - Quai des Tuileries
The only river Seine hop-on hop-off tour!

8 Stops

9 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: From 04TH february 2023 to 31ST december 2023: Monday to Thursday: First departure at 10.00 am -Last departure at 5.00pm Friday to sunday: First departure at 10.00 am -Last departure at 7.00pm Boats every 25 to 30 minutes Our passes allow you to board and alight from the boat : - where you wish - when you wish - as often as you wish

Tour Eiffel

Metro Bir Hakeim (line 6) or Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9) / RER Champ de Mars (line C)

Musée d'Orsay

Metro Assemblée Nationale (line 12) / RER Musée d'Orsay (line C)

Quai Malaquais

Metro Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line 4)

Quai de Montebello

Metro Saint-Michel (line 4) or Maubert-Mutualité (line 10) / RER Saint Michel (lines B and C)

Quai Saint-Bernard

Metro Jussieu or Cardinal-Lemoine (line 10) / RER Gare d'Austerlitz (line C)

Quai de l'Hôtel de ville

Metro Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11)

Quai du Louvre

Metro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)

Concorde - Quai des Tuileries

Metro Champs-Elysées (lines 1 and 13) or Concorde (lines, 1, 8 and 12)

Points of interest passed by on this route

Eiffel Tower


Musee d'Orsay

Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Place de la Concorde

Louvre Museum

Hotel de Ville


Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please check seasonal departure time
  • Please note that a systematic bag control has been introduced and jackets and coats must be opened at the entrance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Passengers with bulky luggages, more than 16 liters in size (small backpacks, handbags and computer cases not included) won't be allowed in the boat.
  • Bicycle storage & vending machine (drinks and snacks) available on board.
  • Most travellers can participate

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

Air con is required on warmee days and a shaded seating area.
So, not recommended if you have difficulty going up and down steps, but else a great way to see all the major attractions along the Seine.
If you don't get off the boat, it's under two hours if that's all you have.
2,461 reviews
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Great Experience
Corey_W, Mar 2023
What a fun way to get around Paris. The BatoBus was easy and convenient to where we were staying. Would definitely book this experience again.
There were closes
Jose_D, Mar 2023
Time showing on app not real got there an was closes and also on the ticket box the can not help you with booking Number ether
Good family activity
Julie_S, Mar 2023
We used this a lot. We took several loops to get the layout of Paris first then to go from one place to another. We also rode the last loop of the night from Eiffel Tower so we could see Paris lights. The tour does not provide info on the sites you are seeing and does not have WiFi.
Great way to travel
Sue_M, Mar 2023
We loved exploring Paris using the Bateaubus - it was a great way to relax between attractions. I would 100% recommend this tour
I can't review my 2 day...
Patrick_N, Mar 2023
I can't review my 2 day Batobus experience because while waiting on the boat on our first afternoon here, we realized after an hour and half that Batobus was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Viator still booked our 2 day pass.
Poor business practice
Chelsea_C, Mar 2023
Do not book with Viator! The sight seeing tour was not operating the day of our cruise. When I informed Viator and asked for a refund I was denied a refund. We waited for a hour before I finally called directly to the third party vendor and was informed. This was explained in great detail and Viator still is refusing to give me a refund. You can easily purchase tickets for experiences directly through the company that is locally providing the experience. You never know what will happen to make you miss an experience, and Viator has shown that they don’t care if it was for reasons out of your control. I even went back the next day, and they were still not operating. Why won’t Viator honor my request for a refund? Wait until you arrive to Paris before you purchase Seine river cruise tickets!!!! You can purchase tickets to other sights like the Eiffel Tower, louvre, catacombs, etc. And it is much cheaper. You don’t need skip the line tickets from Viator. I will tell everyone I know and don’t know about my experience with Viator until I get my money back! I am very frustrated and confused about this business practice.
Don't do it!
John_B, Mar 2023
Boat wasn't running so I would have given it a zero if I could. No communication from Batobus saying they would be closed. Walked a mile to dinner out. Was planning to use this to move between sites. Don't plan on this transportation. I did get my money back which was the only positive.
A great way to see Paris
Shelley_N, Mar 2023
Being able to get off the boat and see different landmarks like The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame etc, would definitely recommend.
christiana_g, Mar 2023
Cool little boat ride Down the river. I really thought that landmarks would be pointed out but nothing. It was more like a boat shuttle.
Great hop on and off on the Seine
Natasha_D, Feb 2023
Perfect way to see city and avoid traffic. Easy to find and easy to navigate. Would recommend this as easy way to get familiar with Paris and the sites without the use of the Metro or car service for most part. We only used car service for late night in and out of Montmartre area. We got the 2 days tickets as it was only 2 euro more for second day and we’ll worth it!!!
Highly recommended!!! 10/10
Virgilio_I, Feb 2023
Our best holiday so far. Hop -on Hop- off cruise was brilliant and made our travel around Paris so easy and convenient. It was very affordable and we explored and enjoyed Paris to the max. Thank you Viator!!! I absolutely recommend Viator with their hop-on hop- off cruise!!! A must try!!! 10/10 👍👍
the service is great....
Pablo_S, Feb 2023
the service is great. always on time! the travel/ tour is very interested and to recomend, specially in the night.
Enjoyable Seine Experience!
Marnie_B, Feb 2023
Such a great way to experience the Seine. You won't get any tour guide description, just what each of the 9 stops are, but so much fun to just taxi around all the top sights and hop on and off as you like, all day long!
We waited for the boat to...
Seth_D, Jan 2023
We waited for the boat to arrive for 40 minutes at 2 different stops. It never came. No one answered the phone when we called and so we never even got to go on the boat
Bad customer Service
Wilma_R, Jan 2023
I payed for two days Booking ref: 955585680 Paris Seine River Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise. The second day the Cruise was off services. No Refund and very poor explanation. sadly I did my research too late This is overall review of Viator: Viator has a consumer rating of 1.37 stars from 57 reviews indicating that most customers are generally dissatisfied with their purchases. Viator ranks 148th among Tours sites.
Good mode of transport
Isobel_S, Jan 2023
Really good way to travel and hop on and off at various tourist places. Only thing was couldn't locate batobus stop at first so if poss needs better directions as to where these are located
Paris from the Seine
Debra_D, Jan 2023
This is a great way to see some of the most iconic parts of Paris from the River Seine, and the best is that you can hop on and off over 2 days. So the suggestion is to do this on your first day so you have plenty of time to enjoy the experience.
Superb way to see Paris
Rick_M, Jan 2023
This made our weekend. Being able to hop on and off the Batobus enabled us to just sit back and take in the beautiful architecture along the Seine, but also hop off to take in more of the sights like the Notre Dame or Eiffel Tower. The boats were all well managed, clean and warm. Such a great experience.
Paris Seine River Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing cruise 2 day pass
MariaRose_B, Jan 2023
No prior information that the vendor was on strike and that the sightseeing cruise is cancelled. There was no visual posting either that the vendor was on strike when we got to the area.
Terrible experience
Fuding_G, Jan 2023
Booked from but the service provider Boatbus cancelled all the service but nobody told me it is cancelled