Paris Seine River Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary by Bateaux Parisiens

Paris, France

From $17.50

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


Enjoy a leisurely trip down the Seine on this Bateaux Parisiens river cruise. Glide past Paris’ world-famous monuments including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and historic bridges like the Pont Neuf. Listen to audio commentary along the way to learn more about passing attractions. Cruise during the day, or choose an evening departure time to float through the enchanting city at night. Either way, it’s a fantastic introduction to the highlights of Paris.
  • Seine River sightseeing cruise in Paris
  • Cruise down the Seine river on a Bateaux Parisiens boat and see all the sights along its UNESCO-listed riverbanks
  • See top Paris attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre
  • Glide under classic bridges, such as Pont Neuf, and listen to audio commentary about their history
  • Enjoy a wide choice of departure times: sightseeing cruises depart every half hour

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Settle aboard and just focus on the sights—such as the Eiffel Tower—on this no-frills, audio-guided cruise.

What's Included

  • Seine River cruise departing from the Eiffel Tower
  • Audio commentary available in 14 languages via audio guides on board or on your smartphone
  • A guide is at your disposal for additional questions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Soda/Pop
  • Souvenir photo taken at the moment of the boarding

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bateaux Parisiens
    Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

    Departure Point: Near the Eiffel Tower, central Paris Address: Bateaux Parisiens, Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris Directions: At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Pontoon no. 3 Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point

Start time

Opening hours

  • 4/6/2022 - 3/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Explore the City of Lights with a quintessential Seine River Cruise in Paris! Choose from a variety of daily departure times to suit your sightseeing schedule, and then check in for your cruise near the Eiffel Tower. Hop aboard a popular Bateaux Parisiens riverboat, and soak up the passing sights of iconic attractions like Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.

Glide beneath beautiful historic bridges, including the famous Pont Neuf. Even the riverbanks of the Seine are a sight to behold and have been collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, a prerecorded audio guide provides commentary on the history and legends of Paris. 

The boat will turn around after about half an hour and cruise back up the opposite bank for a scenic and leisurely introduction to the magic of Paris. Your sightseeing cruise ends back at the original departure point near the Eiffel Tower.

Seine River

Take a cruise on the Seine River, the most beautiful avenue of Paris!

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Eiffel Tower

Departure from the feet of the Eiffel Tower

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

In general, a great cruise and you get to see beautiful places even at night.
Great views and nice commentary.Seats a little uncomfortable but for an hour not too bad and you can always sit downstairs too .
983 reviews
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Lovely Evening Cruise
Gena_M, Mar 2023
We took the 7pm cruise and on our return the Eiffel Tower was lit up and sparkling. It was beautiful.
Poor audio guide experience
Vishal_R, Feb 2023
The audio was poor and barely audible in the front top deck of the cruise. The audio guide on the mobile also did not work well. It was very patchy because the onboard WiFi was terrible and kept disconnecting.
Loved this cruise
Jessica_S, Jan 2023
Loved this cruise, easy check in , very informative and interesting , you also get the BEST views of the Eiffel Tower.
Great views, comfortable but cheesy commentary
Susan_J, Jan 2023
Its a good trip and the commentary on the phone was a bit cheesy with the use of a 'Muse' but gave some good information. I prefer a more direct commentary with historical and interesting information, not the story telling style which I think was a bit confusing.
Night cruise
David_T, Jan 2023
Very organized. Clean and huge. Good thing they have heater inside when it’s too cold on the deck. Recommendable.
Lauren_L, Jan 2023
This was nothing more than a boat ride with NO explanation. They didn't tell you to bring your iphones and have the phone charged (ours were basically DEAD) and if you dont have one you cant hear the tour/narration. So it was a useless tour. My son had a batttery but no head phones so again, he couldnt even hear bc it was loud on the boat. Basically a waste of time!!
Paris by the Seine river
Jean_B, Jan 2023
Amazing cruise in Seine river with perfect view of many places in paris as Tour Eiffel louvres museum d orsay cathédral notre dame
New Year’s Eve 2022
Karen_K, Jan 2023
This was a perfect way to end the evening on New Year’s Eve. We were able to see Paris from a different perspective. Thank you!
It was alright I guess
Mary_W, Dec 2022
To be honest, the nighttime view from the Seine is gorgeous. I'd have liked if the boat captain and staff were nicer. It was hard to tell if we were I'm the right spot and they just weren't very friendly or helpful. Once we found our way on board there were a few groups of VERY LOUD passengers who made it impossible to hear the commentary. I'd have liked the staff to address this. The view is good but overall the tour was just so-so.
Short review of the Seine River cruise
Zoran_R, Dec 2022
The Cruse was very interesting, nice and comfortable. Man can enjoy in beautiful views on Eiffel Tower, bridges and other beautiful sights located next to the Seine River. We had some difficulties with translation but guide tried his best to explain sights on French, English and Spanish. I would recommend afternoon cruise.
Qe take a Tour to the...
lazaro_g, Nov 2022
Qe take a Tour to the tower with Catalina ,excellent ,She take a time to answer every question ,Fully recomend ,ask for her
Boat cruise for thousands
Katherine_K, Nov 2022
The river was pretty, but I felt like I was herded on and off the boat. It was way too crowded, and the loudspeaker was very muffled and you couldn't understand what she was saying. Just too much.
Go at dusk!
Nicola_A, Oct 2022
Excellent uninterrupted views of the city from the river. We went at dusk and sat upstairs so the lit up buildings looked fantastic! At 8pm as we were returning the tower did it’s sparkling and that was amazing from the river. It was slow enough that we could take as many photos as we liked and still the hour flew by. Only issue we had was finding bateaux parisiens boat as there are so many down there. Also we didn’t use the audio tour as I didn’t have headphones with me and the packed boat was too noisy to hear otherwise.
Tour was very disappointing. The guide only pointed a few well known sites but very little commentary.
Dena_P, Oct 2022
There were none. Everything that the guide pointed out were already well-known attractions. Would have preferred more commentary
Good tour on the water
DELIA_I, Oct 2022
Very good, basic Sightseeing that takes you around the major landmarks on the water. New way to see Paris
Invisible boat. Never happened
Emelyn_O, Oct 2022
No boat. Staff was unresponsive and unwilling. Rained a little for 10mins, stayed for 2 hrs but no boat ever showed up
Cruising down the Seine...
Mary_O, Oct 2022
Cruising down the Seine on a beautiful afternoonI was on the top deck, it would have been perfect if I could have heard the commentary
Good but not great
rikki, Oct 2022
Queue to get on board was very long and frustrating with the fast track track Passengers getting on first we seemed to be going backwards
Breathtaking views
Karen_C, Oct 2022
The scenery was beautiful! It was a great price and the right amount of time. I would definitely go on again when in Paris. Easy to reserve online ad well.
Customer service bad
Jayaram_N, Sep 2022
I had cancelled the trip due to bad health and requested refund which is not agreed by the company. it's a genuine request