Paris invokes a sense of romance and wonder. The city that has been inhabited for over two millennia has been the center of cultural and historical Europe and is visited by over 12 million tourists each year. The Seine River saw the evolution of the city from the Romans in 52 BC to the Siege of Paris by the Vikings in 845 and from the Age of Enlightenment in the 17th century to the modern metropolis that it is today. Cruise along the river to spot the landmarks where this history played out and be enchanted with the stark natural and human-made beauty of Paris!
The Seine River Cruise is an intrinsic part of the Parisian holiday. The river sees millions of tourists hop on the cruise boats every year for an authentic experience.
UNESCO Heritage Site – The banks of the River Seine has been accorded as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The stretch from the Eiffel to the Grand and Petite Palais is peppered with historical landmarks that are architectural masterpieces.
Unique perspective – Tourists will undoubtedly visit the attractions of Paris individually, but the panoramic view of all the landmarks from the river is an interesting perspective. The views are incredible especially during sunset when the banks and its buildings are lit up, truly making sense of the city’s moniker ‘City of Lights.’
Pleasant experience – The Seine River is calm and is stunningly beautiful through the year. Apart from the permanent landmarks, the scenery on the river bank changes with the seasons. The summer and spring are green with flower gardens while the autumn and winter offer stark and breathtaking landscapes.
The Seine River Cruise is ideal for culture and photography enthusiasts who would love to explore Paris in all possible ways.
Seine River Cruises are available in two variants- sightseeing and dining. The sightseeing cruise will include a roundtrip with audio guide narrating the various landmarks along the trip. The Lunch & Dinner River Cruise will enhance the same experience with authentic French meal and champagne.
The Seine River Cruises generally start at the base of the Eiffel Tower at the Port de la Bourdonnais. If you are choosing a Bateaux-Mouches cruise then it will begin at the Port de la Conference, a short walk from the Museum of Modern Art.
The Seine Cruise route will start from the Eiffel Tower and turn around at the Pont Sully near the Jardin Des Plantes and drop you back at the tower.
You will see all the popular landmarks of Paris on this cruise like Grand Palais, Musee D’Orsay, Notre Dame, La Conciergerie, Le Louvre, Trocadero, Bibliotheque Nationale de France and of course the Eiffel from a distance. The cruises have an audio guide of over 14 languages including English.
The Lunch and Dinner River Cruises bring together the best of a French holiday – incredible sights and delectable cuisine. You will partake in the choicest French meal including an appetizer, main course, and a sumptuous dessert. You also get to savor a glass of champagne or wine with your meal and if you are a vegetarian there is something for you too!
It’s a wonderful experience to take in the sights of the Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, City Hall and Grand Palais as you dig into the traditional food. The lunch cruise offers bright daylight ideal for photography while the dinner cruise is romantic and surreal.