Paris Seine River Sightseeing Cruise by Bateaux Mouches

Paris, France

From $16.41

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


See Paris’s iconic monuments from the water on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the Seine. Prepare for a thrilling introduction to Paris as you hop on-board a Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches sightseeing boat and look out over the city from the open-air viewing deck. Keep your camera to hand as you pass waterfront attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral and La Conciergerie, admire the iconic façade of the Louvre and enjoy prime views of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Enjoy magnificent views of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Ideal introduction to Paris for first-time visitors!

What's Included

  • Champagne (if option selected)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Restroom on board
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Dinner
  • Brunch
  • WiFi on board

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    On the docks, near Alma bridge

Start time

Opening hours

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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.

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Traveler Tips

I recommend going later in the evening as you are able to see the lights of Paris and experience the Eiffel Tower at night.
Search for the Bateaux Mouche port and you will be fine.
If you have the time do it but you might be better off with other excursions.
363 reviews
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Paris from the water
Adam_M, Mar 2023
Seeing Paris by night from water level. Relaxing and a wonderful perspective of the city. A must do experience
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you very much ! Glad to know that you enjoyed our trip Best regards
Unable to attend
Scott_L, Feb 2023
Was unable to move the date or get a refund. Was unable to travel due to passport issues. Messaged the operator no reply.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear customer, thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry that you were not able to enjoy your evening on board. Please contact VIATOR to clarify the situation regarding the refund. Kind regards,
Seine river cruise
Karl_K, Mar 2020
Could not understand the speakers. Don’t drink champagne, they would not change it for beer. I did not get a refund.
Poor quality tour
Abigayle D, Jan 2020
Worst tour I have been on. Couldn't hear the tour information through the speakers, and didn't like the announcements being in multiple languages. More and better info could have been given if it was a real audio guide with headphones to choose a language. Go with a different tour of the Seine if you care about more than just taking pictures.
Great Sights. Poor Staff.
Suzette_P, Jan 2020
The river cruise was great. The staff was not. When we checked in, no one told us about where to get the complimentary champagne that was included in our ticket, so we got on the boat without it. I was then let off the boat by an employee & told I could grab it quickly before taking off only to then be yelled at by another employee for doing so.
A nice ride
David_C, Nov 2019
Nice ride Left on time Not much people on , able to hear and understand the information given Thanks
Very good
narenctrivedi, Aug 2019
They should control people coming in the front and taking pictures and blocking the view. They should have some rules.
Jessica D, Aug 2019
Nothing against the tour itself but we were unable to hear the audio at all due to extremely obnoxious tourists! No one sitting down, yelling and constantly taking pictures of themselves! Needs to be some sort of policies in place ....
Average tour
Carmen_M, Jul 2019
It was easy to locate and we didn't have to queue. We were lucky that it left as soon as we arrived. The tour was supposed to be an hour long but we were back before that. Toilets need to be cleaned more often.
Nice Overview of Paris
Melissa_M, Jul 2019
This was a great way to begin our visit to Paris. We went right at dusk and towards the end of the tour the lights of Paris were fantastic. The boat is crowded and the audio is very minimal, but it was a good way to see an overview of the city. Great fun!
Wonderful experience
Richard R, Jul 2019
We booked this for our first night of Paris and were not disappointed! We had a lovely tour down the Seine and saw all the main attractions. There is an audio guide in all languages that point the main features out and is easy to hear. Lots of photo op's and reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend!!!
Not super informativ
857kaylaf, Jul 2019
This is a good way to see Paris from the river. Because you don't have a personal headsets, the information is given via a speaker... some of the people were so loud, you couldn't hear what was being said. Cool way to see Paris but definitely could take it or leave it.
Well worth the price of the excursion!!
Christopher_G, Jul 2019
We really enjoyed this excursion and the price was fantastic for what we received. Close by metro to access and we sat right at the front of the boat on the left side (first floor; open air view-because everyone was rushing to the upper deck). No obstructed views and took a great deal of pictures that will last for a lifetime of our honeymoon. Boat started eastward down the river towards the Louvre and wrapped around both sides of Notre Dame, the final big point of interest was the Eiffel Tower before heading back to port. Great way to take an hour of your feet from all the walking, and I encourage everyone to sit where we did as on the left side (port side) of the boat you will see all the big sites from the best angles for photos. Enjoy Paris!!
Grace K, Jul 2019
It was a good way to see an overview of a lot of sites along the Seine, but the title is really misleading. Champagne is not included and costs 20 euros to purchase for the cruise. Take that out of the title and then it would deliver well.
Pretty average
Heather_S, Jun 2019
The seating is very crowded so it was very difficult to see at times with other passengers standing up and taking a huge number of photos. Also no shade upstairs so out came the umbrellas which created further space issues. On a positive the ticketing and boarding system was efficient!
David Preston
David_P, Jun 2019
Very satisfied with the service, attitude, helpfulness and courtesy. Would have more satisfied being closer to the Centrale Station
Seine river cruise
Michael_N, Jun 2019
Seine river cruise What s wonderful way to see Paris. From the river Seine. Just gorgeous. Great to see all the buildings and sites plus a bit more information about the bits we had missed. Would recommend.
Nice cruise, good way to see several sights
Cruiser39766109603, Jun 2019
This is a nice cruise. The pier was easy to find and it took only minutes to get through the security. The boat was clean and the tour was easy to hear. Nice way to spend about an hour in the afternoon.
Seine river cruise
Eric_H, Jun 2019
We enjoyed this relaxing cruise. The prerecorded narrative highlighting the sights we were seeing was very informative.
Seeing Paris from the Seine
Sherpa00834844519, Jun 2019
We enjoyed our tour of Paris from the Seine. We did struggle to find the boarding location, Apple maps took us to a location that was still a bit of a walk from the port. Search for the Bateaux Mouche port and you will be fine. We waited in line to present our voucher thinking we had to exchange it for tickets but were told to hand the voucher directly to the gentleman at the ticket gate. Boarding was easy, the boats are huge and it was easy to get a seat by the railing on the top deck for great views. This cruise was a fun addition to our day in Paris.