Champagne Tasting on a Seine River Cruise

Badge of ExcellenceParis, France

From $75.55

Price varies by group size

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


Add some extra sparkle to your Paris trip with a Champagne-tasting cruise down the River Seine. With an English-speaking sommelier, enjoy an educational Champagne presentation in the comfort of a private room. Sip on three fine Champagnes as you float past Paris’ signature monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Musée d’Orsay.
  • Champagne-tasting cruise in Paris
  • Sightseeing cruise on the River Seine
  • Learn from a sommelier on board
  • Guided tasting of three exquisite Champagnes

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This sommelier-led Seine river cruise includes three Champagne tastings and scenic city views.

What's Included

  • 3 champagne tastings with a sommelier
  • Live commentary
  • Bottle of Champagne 1er Cru to take-away (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    MEETING PLACE/TIME: It is important to be at Vedettes de Paris at least 15 MINUTES before departure time: the check-in stops 5 MINUTES before the departure and on a busy day, there will be a line to retrieve your tickets. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE ON TIME AS THE BOAT DOES NOT WAIT AND THERE WILL BE NO REFUND IF YOU MISS THE DEPARTURE. - When facing the Eiffel Tower, on your right side you will see a Carroussel -Next to the Carroussel, take the strairs down. - Present yourself at Les Vedettes de Paris ticket office indicated by big flags (Blue / White and Red) - Once at the counter, just give your name and say you're signed up for the Champagne Cruise (if your French is no good, they do speak English or you can also just hand them this voucher (or show it on your phone) ;-)) - In exchange for your voucher, they will give you your ticket to get onboard. - The private room where the Champagne Cruise takes place is at the front of the boat. Your sommelier will be waiting for you there. Have a great time!!

Start time

06:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your Champagne cruise begins as evening settles on the City of Light. Head to the dock by the Eiffel Tower where you'll receive a personal reception aboard the ship.

Make your way to a private room at the front of the boat and meet your sommelier, then pass the time learning about distinguished French wineries and styles through tasting three Champagnes—a Brut, Demi-sec, and Rosé.  

Ask questions of your sommelier and snap photos of Paris’ great riverside landmarks like the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, and the Grand Palais as you float down the historic Seine.

Musee d'Orsay (Pass By)

Musee d'Orsay

Eiffel Tower (Pass By)

Eiffel Tower

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Operated by O Chateau

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

The 6pm cruise time is the ideal time to see the city especially Eiffel Tower.
If you can, get a pizza from here because it is delicious!
I highly recommend this cruise in the evening to see many sites from the water.
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Would do it again!
Leslie_F, Mar 2023
Took the 6:30pm Champagne tour and it was just what we needed to start winding down our first day in Paris. Thought it was the perfect amount of time. All of the staff was very friendly. Highly recommend - we might do it again towards the end of our trip.
gregory_s, Mar 2023
Great host! It was fabulous! Great host! It was fabulous! Great host! It was fabulous! Great host! It was fabulous!
Lovely River Cruise
Amy_G, Mar 2023
Really enjoyed this champagne tasting along the Seine River! We planned it for our first night in Paris and it got our stay off to such a lovely start! Highly recommend!
Perfect to celebrate special occasions and relax on the Seine
Freya_C, Mar 2023
This was a really special way to see the city from the water. The champagne was all delicious, and Remi was a really friendly, knowledgeable host who explained everything about the champagne really well. I loved being able to go out the front of the boat - the only improvement would've been if we had been able to hear more of the commentary from inside the boat, as it was quite quiet and it got busy at the front of the boat.
Great time for my mum’s 60th
Zoe_G, Mar 2023
We had such a great time! 3 glasses of lovely champagne and up and down the river. The host was excellent, no complaints from us!
Champagne Tour
Leslie_H, Feb 2023
The river cruise with champagne was fantastic! Rudy was an amazing sommelier, his recommendations were spot on. Be sure to visit O'Chateau after the tour!! 10/10 recommend when visiting Paris!!
Rhiannon_M, Feb 2023
It was ok but nothing special compared to other boat trips. The champagne was good. Paris did look amazing in the dark though.
Beautiful river cruise
Alyssa_D, Feb 2023
A beautiful cruise down the Seine. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the champagne and the tastings were a very good size. Would recommend!
Great experience
Matthew_S, Feb 2023
Great experience... tasting of three champagnes with a wonderful sommelier who was fantastic. We've done this tour twice and loved it. Dock and embarkment area can be confusing so arrive early. Note that this cruise happened to be shared with another tour that occupied another portion of boat.
Missed the boat
Gerard_S, Feb 2023
Gave myself ample time ….. Uber driver couldn’t find us 3 seperate orders . Taxis wouldn’t pick us up finally got into a Uber and drive only to deal with horrific traffic and Uber driver dropping us off in the wrong area .
Great Tour!
Nicole_S, Feb 2023
This was such a great way to end our first night in Paris! The sommelier was fun, knowledgeable and really outgoing. The tasting room in the front of the boat gave the best views and the champagne was tasty too! I would absolutely recommend this tour!
Loved it!
Courtney_W, Feb 2023
We LOVED the cruise! Perfect length of time, knowledgeable host, and beautiful sights! Perfect for our first night in Paris!
Great experience!
SusanJ_H, Jan 2023
The sommelier Rudy was a great add to the River cruise. We learned about and drank some great champagnes. He even recommended a great local restaurant which we went to and enjoyed.
Sommelier was awesome,...
Domingo_H, Jan 2023
Sommelier was awesome, very knowledgeable on both the champagne and historical sites! Personable and made it a great experience!
Love of Champagne
Dionne_S, Dec 2022
Learnt so much more about champagne, how to open the bottle, true meaning of Brut, extra Brut etc...sugar content and the kinds of grape usually used....was really amazing
Champagne tasting on the river Seine
JohnCassidy_C, Dec 2022
This was a very good tasting and a very experienced guide taking us through three Champanies, their taste profile and strengths. This was very focussed on the tasting of the Champagne in a lovely setting at the from of the cruise boat in a private area. if you want to totally enjoy the Seine and the lights at night maybe another tour would be better, as due to the cold weather you are in a closed windowed area. I would do this tour again and recommend as very easy to do this after visiting the Eiffel Tower as very close by.
Best way to tour Paris
Anna_F, Nov 2022
Excellent time! The best way to tour Paris is on the seine with a glass of champagne in your hand. I definitely recommend!
The champagne one a boat...
Suzanne_W, Nov 2022
The champagne one a boat at night in winter was cosy and seeing the buildings all light up. The guide was very friendly hit at times his voice didnt travel to my ears over the engine and the french guide and his megaphone in the remainder of the boat.
The Eiffel Tower and Champagne on the Seine!
Wendy_C, Nov 2022
Our sommelier was so much fun and so knowledgeable. It was our first night in Paris and it set the tone for an amazing trip. It was the best way to see everything from the Seine and to learn about and taste some amazing Champagne!!
Not a luxury experience but average
Kenya_J, Oct 2022
The best part of the experience was being on the Siene River, the water the surroundings. This was a casual experience, not upscale at all, the boat was standard and did not give Luxury at all. The champagne was not good, but I prefer semi-sweet and these were all dry and tart.