Paris Seine River Sightseeing Sparkling Cruise with Champagne by Bateaux Mouches

Paris, France

From USD 31.88

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 10 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cruise the Seine River through the heart of Paris on a 70-minute sightseeing cruise with an elegant Champagne toast. You’ll spot the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and the Île de la Cité as an onboard guide points out some of the city’s most important sites. This Seine River cruise departs from a central location on the Seine’s Right Bank, and it’s a romantic way to explore the City of Lights.
  • 70-minute Seine River cruise with a half-bottle of Champagne
  • See Paris from the water
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Great orientation for first-time visitors
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Fully narrated cruise

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This romantic, landmark-packed river cruise includes a half-bottle of French champagne.

What's Included

  • Beverages
  • Glass of champagne
  • Live commentary on board
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Port de la Conférence
    Port de la Conférence, 75008 Paris, France

    On the right side of the river, near the Alma bridge

Start time

Opening hours

  • 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 10:30 am - 09:00 pm

  • 4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 10:30 am - 09:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to a departure point at the edge of the Seine River, then present this voucher for a Champagne cruise—boats depart every 30- to 45-minutes. Board the river boat, visit the bar to pick up two glasses and a half bottle of French Champagne, then find a comfortable seat with views of the picturesque Seine River banks.

Keep your camera ready as you drift past views of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum, taking in the imposing Notre Dame Catheral on the Île de la Cité, a river island in the middle of the city.

The boat will slip under a series of historic bridges that arch across the Seine River, and you’ll have views of the landmark Musée d’Orsay and the Conciergerie, once a royal palace and a Revolutionary-era prison. This 70-minute Seine River cruise concludes at the original departure point, close to public transport and some of Paris’ top destinations.

Eiffel Tower (Pass By)

An iconic Parisian monument, in front of your eyes: unique photos from the Seine!

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris (Pass By)

The history of the French capital is watching you as you pass near Notre Dame

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • There is almost no limit concerning the number of people attending this event.
  • No booking required for a particular schedule
  • Regular departures throughout the day, all year long
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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

No set times for the tickets either so you can go whenever you like.
207 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Nice evening view of the city
Robert_H, Feb 2023
Nice view of the city at night, romantic, lights everywhere. It's a good way to start your trip with a panoramic view.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Customer, thank you for your feedback. I am delighted that you had a great experience on board our boats and that it allowed you to better appreciate the beauties of the City of Light. Best regards
Trying to get the free...
William_M, Feb 2023
Trying to get the free champagne. We were sent on a wild goose chase. Boat ride was ok. Needs more personnel.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Customer, The Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches thanks you for your feedback. For your information, Champagne is included in the Sparkling Cruise option. Did you buy your tickets with Champagne included ? Did you show your seats to our staff on site? I look forward to hearing from you. Best regards,
Alex_F, Feb 2023
Nothing it was such a let down, nothing like the pictures of what we booked. My honest option I would never recommend or book again
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Customer, thank you for taking the time to write to us. I understand that the experience did not meet your expectations. Could you please give us more details on what you were not satisfied with? The photographs presented on the platform are chosen to give an accurate and true idea of our services, so that our customers can dream of their experience even before starting it. How did these photographs deceive you? We look forward to hearing from you and wish you an excellent day. Best wishes,
Forget the Champagne
Roberto_A, Feb 2023
Nighttime in Paris is spectacular, particularly from the Seine. Unfortunately, adding the Champagne option Is not worth it. The experience itself consists of going to their store after checking your ticket and being handed a small, personal champagne bottle. You are then shown to the regular siteseeing boat to choose a seat. There were 6 of us so we ended up sitting in 2 separate rows. SAVE your Euros and just buy the regular boat cruise without the extras. It's not worth the extra money.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Madam, Sir, I would like to thank you for the time you took to share your impressions of the Sparkling cruise with us. If I understood correctly, you expected that the Sparkling cruise would give you access not only to a bottle of Champagne, but also to a place reserved for this kind of service. I am sorry that you did not find what you were looking for in our service. On the other hand, nowhere in the presentation of this cruise with Champagne it is marked that places have been reserved for you, nor that our rows can accommodate more than 6 people (the boats have a length and a width, which we are not yet able to modify according to the needs of our customers). Equipped with a bottle of Champagne, our clients can toast the Seine and Paris while the monuments pass before their eyes: romanticism is the order of the day! Best regards,
kehedlin, Feb 2023
Cruise was fine although sound system was hard to hear at different spots on the boat. Viator had a different time than the company . And there wasn't champagne.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Madam, Sir, thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us. I am sorry that you did not find your full happiness on board our cruise ships. For the Champagne, did you purchase the Champagne option and show your tickets to our staff on site? For the departure times, we do not specify the times on the VIATOR website in order not to confuse our customers (only one opening time (10:30 am) is present). To know the schedule of the day, we invite our customers to consult our official website, which is updated daily. Best regards,
Alessandra_C, Feb 2023
Departed late nowhere to sit while waiting no one told us how late it was gonna be ,where I was sitting upstairs you couldn't really hear the tourist guide (not because people were chatting it was silent)all of a.sudden as we left the boat had to pullover to.let 3 people off we didn't know what was happening no.communication ,there was also a long time with no tourist guide talking maybe understandably there wasn't much around but can talk about paris anyway I will again because I know that it's not your fault but the company that you that country
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear customer, I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. Obviously, an incident forced the boat to turn around after departure. This is part of the hazards of sailing and we take the safety of all our guests very seriously. If a health problem occurs on board, we have the obligation and also the good conscience to allow a pronte intervention. I invite you to come back to see us to enjoy 100% of the Sightseeing experience that has already made millions of tourists of all kinds dream. Best regards,
Not as advertised
Anna_B, Feb 2023
The sights were stunning but this tour is not as advertised. You are on a 1000 person boat (full capacity) there was a lot of pushing & shoving to get to the best seats. It was packed to the brim. Extremely disappointing
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, we are sorry that the experience has left a bad impression on you. We do our best to make sure that all our guests feel comfortable and enjoy their time here. In relation to your comment, I invite you to let us know which information is not correct or does not correspond to reality. We are committed to transparency and clear explanation of our services at every stage of your booking. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you a pleasant evening. Yours faithfully,
Angel_K, Jan 2023
It was a great experience. We went at night and really enjoyed the views. A few notes for future travelers: if you order the Champaign tour you have to get your ticket at the front window, scan it to go in through turnstile then to the gift store. Show them your ticket and they will give you the Champaign. You do not get regular glasses but a spout to drink out of the bottle with. It was a little different but still great! We recommend going at night to see the lights of the city!
Not as described
Sonia_V, Jan 2023
This was a not as expected. I purchased the tour with Champaign however we never received it. The tour in itself was good but ver disappointed tono receive the Champaign. When I asked they did not know what I was talking about.
Not what it says on the tin.
John_F, Jan 2023
The photo promoting this cruise is misleading. We had to drink out of the bottle. Not from a glass as advertised. I assumed when I bought the tickets I did not have to q again to get tickets which was the case. My daughter has autism and cannot handle ques or crowds well. Not to mention the row that erupted when people tried to skip the q. I would of just bought the tickets in site if I was aware. The cruise itself was magical the promotion by yourselves was misleading
Worth it, with caveats
Zak_K, Jan 2023
Two things are true: the checking in process is a s***show, but the tour itself is quite lovely and worth the cost. As long as you are prepared!
Gorgeous but cold
Danielle_S, Dec 2022
The overall boat ride was beautiful! The wait to enter the boat was a little much. We received one small bottle of moet and had to wait 20 mins before boarding. It was a packed crowd so there was some slight pushing. But once we reached the top deck it wasn't that bad. The cruise gives you some great sites of the Seine and the Eifel tower at night. It was very cold after a while but luckily the main inside level was heated. A great way to see paris at night!
False information
Marcela_Q, Dec 2022
It was super pack, we paid for the champagne and we didn’t get anything and nobody new neither. Very dissatisfied and disappointed ☹️
Very nice view of...
Gener_I, Dec 2022
Very nice view of paris.the ruise is on time.viator is very good.staff were all efficienct and not expect that there will be tossing of will just get your champagne at the shop before you ride for a cruise.not recommend to get a sparkling champagne.
Would do again
George_K, Dec 2022
Convenient, audio guide in many languages, the incredible beauty at night that is Paris. Duration was perfect.
🇫🇷🍾❤️Seine River Champagne tour
Alexandra_K, Dec 2022
Excellent way to see the city lights from the Seine! Dress warm if you go in the winter. Fun, easy & economical experience to see the cities landmarks while enjoying a glass of champagne. ❤️🇫🇷🍾
Casey_B, Dec 2022
Beautiful views of Paris. Not sure where we were supposed to get the champagne because we never had any…this should be clearly communicated somewhere.
Save your money
titilayolamidi, Dec 2022
The cruise was full of kids of a school trip being loud and smoking on the boat. Would not recommend. You couldn't hear any of the history information because it was so loud.
Loved it
Jennifer_W, Nov 2022
Great experience, lovely staff and bottle of moet is a nice touch! Was well organised and beautiful views
I loved the tour
Margaret_S, Nov 2022
I loved the tour and I will definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you so much for making my trip so much better.