Paris Seine River Lunch and Sightseeing Cruise by Bateaux Mouches

Paris, France

From $86.96

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Settle in for an elegant 3-course lunch with wine on this 1.45-hour Seine River cruise. As you enjoy your meal prepared on board with locally sourced ingredients, admire the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Grand Palais and other top attractions from your table facing the UNESCO-listed riverbank. Listen to traditional French music by accordion and enjoy more views from the open-air upper deck.
  • 1.45-hour Seine River cruise with lunch
  • Sail along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed waterfront of Paris
  • Capture unique views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre and other famous Paris sights
  • Enjoy a sumptuous 3-course lunch with wine
  • Listen to live traditional French music

Sample Menu


Starter Samples

Sliced smoked salmon, red cabbage with coriander OR Chicken terrine with lemon and basil


Main Samples

Pollock fillet, peppers stew, broccoli mousseline, crustacean sauce OR Chicken supreme, parmesan crumble, vegetables galette, smoked sauce


Dessert Samples

Chocolate praline bombe OR Lychee and raspberry delight

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Seine River cruise
  • Entertainment with live traditional French music by accordion
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    BATEAUX MOUCHES Port de la Conférence Pont de l'Alma 75008 Paris Boarding at 12.00am. Departure at 12.30am. End of the cruise at 2.15pm

Start time

12:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Quais de la Seine

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Seine River

1 hour 45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Eiffel Tower (Pass By)

Louvre Museum (Pass By)

Ile Saint-Louis (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty Paris (Pass By)

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris (Pass By)

Paris (Pass By)

Musee d'Orsay (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian menu available on board
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Featured review
We had a fabulous 3 course meal with the beautiful sites along the Seine River. It was our first day in Paris and it gave us a wonderful feel of where what sites we wanted to visit. We would highly recommend this tour!


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Not one for a warm day!
Anna_K, May 2023
The actual cruise is a lovely way to see Paris but it was a very hot day and we were obviously on one of the older boats so no air con. Everyone was sweltering in the heat, glass roof so it was like sitting in a green house. We eventually moved to a table at the back which was cooler. There was ample space there so we couldn’t understand why they seated people in the hotter space! A lot of people spent most of their away from their table to try and stay cool. The food is just ok, I would recommend doing the normal tour and bringing a snack/picnic rather then paying for this experience. As I say the cruise and views are lovely but the other elements just made it all quite stressful.
Birthday treat
Andrew_M, May 2023
The table service was good. A lovely two hours on the Seine. It was my daughter's 23rd birthday and a good treat she appreciated.
River cruise
Janice_H, May 2023
Not a good experience. Food was mediocre. Ambiance was lacking. No commentary during cruise. Very disappointed.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear customer, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am very sorry that you were not satisfied with the service. Our feedback on the meals and especially on the cruises is definitely different from yours. Could you perhaps argue your return later, by specifying which aspects of the meal you did not like? As for the atmosphere on board, this is particularly surprising if we look at the comments of other thousands of guests, who found the atmosphere on board, with the waiters, musicians and other guests, to be one of the most appreciated things. Kind regards,
Nice lunch cruise
Sharon_M, May 2023
We had a lovely lunch on this cruise. The wait staff were wonderful. The food was delicious. The cruise was timed perfectly from beginning to end, we were not rushed at all.
Lunch along the Seine River
Maria_H, Jan 2023
We had a fabulous 3 course meal with the beautiful sites along the Seine River. It was our first day in Paris and it gave us a wonderful feel of where what sites we wanted to visit. We would highly recommend this tour!
Luxury Lunch Boat Cruise
Gursharan_A, Dec 2022
Absolutely amazing! I booked this as a surprise for my husband with not that much expectation, but it ended up being a bigger surprise for me! A very luxury experience, food was delicious and the staff were incredibly. We queued up early and got first table pick, which was right at the front of the boat giving us an amazing view. The food was brought out at good times giving us a break in between each course. We even got a whole bottle of wine + glass of Kir. At the end of the cruise we were not rushed at all and got a chance to go to the top and take pictures. Everything was so perfect and this was the highlight of my Paris trip. Thank you to this amazing company.
Relaxing! You felt like you were living in history!
Harriet_M, Oct 2022
The Louvre and the Eiffel Tower were right there in front of you! You were living in history!! It was great!
Nice trip, food was...
Nancy_M, Jun 2022
Nice trip, food was decent, I really liked my shrimp appetizer and the dessert. Nice scenery, even though it was rainy. I'd recommend to others.
Great relaxing time
Jeanie_B, May 2022
The cruise boat was big enough for many people, nice set of tables by windows, food was ok, great scenery for great photos in Paris. We had fun time and I strongly recommend to friends and family.
Great way to see Paris’ sites
MarkGregory_S, May 2022
Our family booked this trip because it covered lunch, the sites, and to accommodate my dad who is in a wheelchair. The check in process was straight forward and boarding was fine. Getting to see the sites as we sailed by was a highlight.
Great value!
Randal_B, Feb 2020
Wonderful experience and great value. We took the lunch cruise and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The trip comes with a pre- meal aperitif, bottle of wine for two, very good dinner and a great dessert. All while floating along the Seine. You will not regret this especially if you're a couple. Bit of advice: don't wear anything too hot, the glass encasement makes the dining area warm if there's any sunlight.
A Must Do in Paris!
Ken V, Sep 2019
This lunch cruise was a fabulous way to see so many of the famous sites and buildings. The boat was spacious and elegant. Great atmosphere and ambiance. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Best duck I think I have ever had in my life! Highly recommend!
theresa_a, Jul 2019
Food good. Setting beautiful. BUT ... you really couldn't see anything form the boat but statue of liberty and top of eiffel tower. Nobody pointed out when we were going by them, and most of them were behind other buildings. Very disappointing. Staff was wonderful. Was very relaxing.
LisaGilmore19, Jun 2019
Booked for a group to celebrate my mother's 60th birthday and couldn't have been more impressed. The staff at the dock were great and provided a nice printed map and menu ahead of boarding. The food was great, and the service was well timed and didn't feel rushed. The accordion player was a absolute delight (!) and remained happy and engaging for the entire duration. Boat route was great allowing viewing of all the popular sights and the enclosed area meant you could enjoy lunch regardless of the weather, but also had the opportunity to go to the viewing deck on the roof for a better view of the surroundings. Would highly recommend the cruise as it was a great treat for my mother and enjoyed by all parties, plus they even brought out a cake with a sparkler to help celebrate her birthday with us. Thoroughly enjoyed. Many thanks.
Kerrie_W, May 2019
Once an original idea that is now operated as a money-maker. Efficiency abounds here, food has no character- the truth in France now is, nobody actually cooks a local cuisine. The corporate model has taken the joie-de-vivre right out of this nice idea gone strictly commercial. Staff were 'nice enough'- if mask-wearing customer service is your thing. The waiter at our table was enthusiastic, but only with one member of our party, to the exclusion of the other person. Once the boat is underway, the design of the glass over-structure boat really blocks views of, say, Notre Dame for example. Photo opportunities don't really exist, unless you like looking at it with the visual disruption of the boat's support beams and light reflecting off the water throughout the screen of any photo attempts. Yes, a map of the order of iconic architecture is included, but in a rather sensually loaded tour experience, between water, light, food, atmosphere, etc., an auditory guide would be useful. Just a reminder the next historic interest is coming up, kind of thing. I left the experience feeling like I'd spent a chunk of change, 80.00€, on a blah after-affect. Not one of the better quality moments of my last day in France, at the end of an extended visit.
A perfect day and a perfect cruise
Adam_S, Apr 2019
This was such a wonderful experience for my wife and myself. It was our second last day in Paris and it capped off a wonderful week in Paris.
Just a wonderful experience - and...
Harriot F, Sep 2017
Just a wonderful experience - and not to be missed. We did the lunch trip and realise should also have done the evening meal trip but just did not have the time. Absolutely Fabulous!!!!
Food and music were top notch. The...
Karole B, Sep 2016
Food and music were top notch. The only disappointment was being seated for the first half hour in the broiling sun. We were finally moved and the rest of the cruise was wonderful.
This was one of our first...
Antoinette B, Aug 2016
This was one of our first introductions on our holiday to tours. We thought it was very well organised and having a window seat fantastic. The live music is a nice touch. The food was of a very good quality.
The tour was great. Food was...
Minas_R, Apr 2016
The tour was great. Food was excellent and the service was strong. All in all it was a great experience and a good value for the price. It included full, three-course lunch, a cocktail, and wine. I would recommend this tour.

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Paris Seine River Lunch and Sightseeing Cruise by Bateaux Mouches


2 hours 15 minutes
Free Cancellation