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Bateaux Parisiens: 1h Sightseeing Cruise

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  • Step aboard a glass canopy boat and take in the breathtaking panoramic views of Paris.
  • Key highlights you will see along the way include the Assemblee Nationale, Musee d'Orsay, Institut de France, Pantheon, Cite de la Mode, Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame, Conciergerie, and more.
  • Pick up interesting facts about the iconic Parisian landmarks with the help of dedicated audio headsets that you can tune in and out of at your discretion over the course of your cruise.
  • The audio commentary is available in 14 languages to better suit your needs.
  • With a validity of six months from the date of purchase, this ticket gives you the flexibility to plan your holiday with ease.
  • With a convenient boarding point located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, this cruise is easily accessible and one that you simply cannot miss.
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  • Children aged 4-11 enjoy reduced prices and those aged 3 years and below do not require a ticket.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before the schedule.

Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets with Guided Tour & Optional Seine River Cruise

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Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 Hrs
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  • Get whisked away from the entry crowds straight to the Summit elevator queue on Floor 2.
  • Gather fun facts about the Eiffel Tower and nearby landmarks from your bilingual (English and French-speaking) tour guide.
  • After your 1.5-hr guided tour, explore the iconic Parisian landmark on your own for as long as you'd like (within the operating hours).
  • Take the lift to the highest point of the Eiffel tower for a panoramic view of Paris.
  • Tip: Our guests love taking a walk across the glass floor on Floor 1.
  • Upgrade your experience with a Seine River Cruise and enjoy seeing Paris from the waters (valid within 6 months of purchase).
  • Ages 3 and under can visit the Eiffel Tower for free.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Eiffel Tower At Night with City Tour and Seine River Cruise

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  • A great combo package lets you enjoy a 2-hour city tour with an hour-long city cruise on the Seine!
  • Gaze out at the city's most notable sights along the way as you soak in the beauty of Paris at night.
  • Iconic city landmarks like the Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Invalides will come into the picture.
  • As you sail on the iconic Seine River, you'll be surrounded by unique views of Paris.
  • Benefit from skip-the-line entry at the Eiffel Tower and soak in the beauty of the illuminated city from this revered landmark.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 72 hours before the schedule.

Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Guided Tour with Optional Seine River Cruise

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  • Skip-the-line to the 2nd floor of Paris’ most beloved landmark, the Eiffel Tower.
  • At 115 meters tall, the 2nd floor boasts Paris’ most famous observatory that offers breathtaking views of Parisian sights nearby.
  • From the elevated heights of this tower, gaze out at the Seine, the Louvre, the Grand Palais, Montmartre, Notre-Dame, the Champs-Elysées, and more.
  • Enjoy the company of your expert bilingual (English and French-speaking) guide who will share insight and stories about this cherished attraction.
  • On your way back down, feel free to stop at the Eiffel Tower’s first floor for a stroll along its exceptional glass floor.
  • Spend as much time cruising around the Eiffel Tower post-tour- you're free to stay as long as you'd like (within operating hours).
  • Upgrade your ticket to include a Seine River Cruise to your Parisian adventure (valid for 6 months from the date of purchase).
  • Infants aged 3 and under can go for free.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Seine River Cruise and Paris City Tour Combo

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  • Ride the streets of Paris in an air-conditioned coach as you pass by its fleeting monuments including the Pantheon and the Luxembourg Palace, and enjoy the services of a multilingual audio guide available in 11 languages on your one hour 45-minute long city tour.
  • This is a combo tour that also includes a smooth-sailing experience along the river Seine. Hop aboard your luxurious trimaran for a two-hour long cruise and view Paris from the unique vantage point provided by the waters.
  • Admire the exquisite architecture of Paris' most prestigious monuments, the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Orsay Museum, being some of them, as you float along the banks of the Seine.
  • Take advantage of the most ideal setting and learn about Paris and its evolution with a guided commentary on board available in 11 languages.
  • Children below the age of four will be admitted free of cost. Children between 3 - 11 enjoy discounted rates on their tickets (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 72 hours before the schedule.

Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Seine River Cruise: Skip the Line Tickets

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Skip the line entry to the Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle with a one-hour cruise along the River Seine

  • Enjoy hassle-free entry to two exceptional Parisian monuments with skip the line tickets
  • See the prison cell where Marie Antoinette spent her final days during your visit to the Conciergerie
  • At Sainte Chapelle, admire the dazzling stained glass kaleidoscope depicting Biblical scenes
  • Enjoy a wholesome cruise along the River Seine and float past world-class landmarks
  • Learn more about the monuments you pass with a multilingual audio guide on board
  • Embark on the cruise anytime you please with extended validity for three months
  • Discounted tickets: Tickets are free for infants aged 3 and under. EU citizens aged 18 - 25 and children aged 4 - 17 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule
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Batobus Paris Hop-On-Hop-Off River Cruise

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  • Take a magical cruise along the Seine on a Batobus and admire stunning Parisian boulevards across 9 distinct stops.
  • Choose between ticket options of 24 hrs, 48 hrs, and annual cruise passes that best suit your needs.
  • Hop on and hop off to your heart’s content and travel through Paris like a native.
  • The heated boats ensure a striking panoramic view of riverside landmarks from its open-topped decks.
  • Watch recognizable landmarks of Paris (such as the Eiffel Tower, St-Germain-des-Prés, and the Louvre) pass you by as you sail effortlessly from one pier to another.
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points.
  • Infants aged 3 and under ride for free. Children between 3 - 15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • This experience cannot be canceled but can be rescheduled based on availability.

BigBus Paris: 2 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour + Bateaux Parisien Cruise

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A journey through Paris on a sightseeing bus with free discounts and river cruise

  • Discover Paris on a bus that takes you through 2 routes with over 10 stops
  • Have control over your itinerary by hopping on and off at any one of the stops along the way
  • Free wifi, discount booklets, and an open-topped deck for fleeting panoramas make the bus an ideal choice
  • Witness monumental landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to the Notre Dame
  • Gain insight with an audio guide available in 11 languages, and live English-speaking guides on select buses on the red route
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Eiffel Tower Skip the Line Tickets with City Tour & Seine River Cruise

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All-inclusive Paris day tour with stops at its iconic landmarks. Audio guide included.

  • Make the most of your visit to Paris on this comprehensive 4-hour tour, giving you the best of what the French capital has to offer
  • Kick-start your exploration with a wholesome city tour in a comfortable AC coach, fully equipped with a multilingual audio guide
  • Follow it up with an unforgettable 60-minute Seine River Cruise and enjoy a distinctive sightseeing experience from a unique vantage point
  • Finally, visit the most iconic attraction of Paris, the Eiffel Tower with Skip the Line Tickets to the 2nd floor
  • Experience the splendor of Paris at night by picking the ‘Paris by Night’ option
  • Infants aged 2 and below do not require a ticket. Children aged 3 to 11 yrs enjoy reduced ticket prices
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City of Lights: Paris After Dark Sightseeing Cruise

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  • Treat yourself to an enchanting 1-hour cruise on the calm waters of the Seine in a glass canopy boat and admire one of the most beautiful Parisian boulevards after dark on an illuminations cruise.
  • Witness the Eiffel Tower glimmering in the dark and pick up interesting facts about Parisian landmarks as you glide along the Seine.
  • With the help of your dedicated audio headsets (available in 14 languages), you can tune in and out of at your discretion over the course of your cruise.
  • Tip: choose a slot later in the day to witness Paris illuminated under the starlit sky.
  • The cruise runs every Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun. Departures take place every hour from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. On Sun, it is from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • With a validity of six months from the date of purchase, this ticket gives you the flexibility to plan your holiday with ease.
  • With a convenient boarding point located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, this cruise is easily accessible and one that you simply cannot miss.
  • Children aged 4-11 enjoy reduced prices and those aged 3 years and below do not require a ticket.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Apart from monuments like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, lush parks, cobblestone streets, and delicious cheese, Paris boat tours are among the top things to try out when in the city. A relaxing and unique way to discover the capital city of France, all you have to do is to look out to admire some notable Parisian landmarks as your boat languidly floats down the Seine River. There are different types of Paris boat tours, ensuring there is something for everyone — be it a sightseeing, meal, or combo cruise. While offered by many companies, Bateaux Parisiens and Bateaux Mouches are typically the best at Paris river cruises. Read on to know more about booking your Paris boat tour.

Why Go on a Paris Boat Tour

A Paris Boat Tour is a unique experience, one that is highly popular among those visiting the French capital. As part of your cruise experience, you will get to see the recognizable Parisian landmarks such as the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Conciergerie, Les Invalides, and others pass you by. Your glass-covered boat ensures that you do not have to worry about harsh weather conditions. As part of your Paris boat cruise, you also have the opportunity to have lunch, brunch, or dinner and enjoy divine French delicacies with a side of cheese and fine wine.

Types of Paris Boat Tours

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Sightseeing Tours

As part of a sightseeing Paris boat tour, you will get to admire some of the best landmarks in the city from the heart of the Seine. This tour is typically an hour long and usually includes an audioguide or an actually professional guide to help you navigate the charming French capital city.

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Lunch Cruises

A Lunch Paris boat tour is a unique experience in that you get to see the historic landmarks peppering the banks of the Seine as you bite into some delicious French dishes. Some lunch tours also offer live music to set the scene as you take in the beauty of the city. 

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Dinner Cruises

A Dinner boat tour of Paris is an unmatched experience. As you indulge in some fine French cuisine and wine, you will understand why Paris is called The City of Lights, as it starts to glitter around you. Look out for the Eiffel Tower, the beauty of which must be seen to be believed.

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Combo Tours

A Combo Paris boat tour is an exciting option as it gives you the chance to take a Seine River Cruise along with entry tickets or guided tours of popular and iconic French monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, or Louvre; cabaret shows; or even Paris city tours.

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Best time to take a Paris boat tour

A Paris boat tour is suited to all weather conditions thanks to its closed, air-conditioned boats.

In spring, summer, and autumn, the weather is pleasant and the sunlight takes on a honey hue and makes everything glow in the afternoon, making for a magical experience. In winter, Paris transforms into a winter wonderland as the snow starts to cover the banks of the Seine — the beauty of which you can appreciate from your closed boat.

At night, you can watch Paris come to life as the city starts to light up and shimmer like gold around you. This is one of the best times to take a Paris boat tour as it is an enchanting experience.

What You Can See & Do

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Attractions

As you glide down the seine, you will be able to see some of the most iconic Parisian landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Orsay Museum, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame, Opera House, Conciergerie, and Les Invalides, among others.

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Cabaret Shows

As part of your combo tour, you can also watch a cabaret show. Be it Moulin Rouge, Le Lido, or Crazy Horse, each show features vibrant colours, exotic dances, and world-class entertainment.

Paris City Tours

Paris City Tours

Pick from a number of different tours along with your Paris boat tour. You can choose from a tour of Paris at night, an audio-guided tour, and even tours of specific landmarks along with a Seine River cruise.

About River Seine

Meandering through the heart of Paris, the mighty River Seine boats of a length of nearly 800 kilometers and an average depth of 31 feet in Paris. With 37 bridges connecting its Parisian banks, the river starts at Source-Seine and drains into the English Channel. Easily navigable, the Seine is known for its cruises in Paris, where glass-covered boats transverse its calm waters and offer a different vantage point of the city.

Paris Boat Tour Timings

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Sightseeing Cruise

  • Open Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun
  • Departure every hour from 2 PM to 9 PM (Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM)
  • The last departure is one hour before closing hours

Lunch Cruise

  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Closed from Monday to Thursday

Dinner Cruise

  • Open on Thursday, Friday, and on Saturday
  • Closed from Sunday to Wednesday

Bateaux Mouches

Sightseeing Cruise

  • April to September: Departures approximately every 30 mins between 10 AM and 10.30 PM.
  • October to March: Departures approximately every 40 mins between 11 AM and 9.20 PM. Additional departure at 10.15 AM on weekends.

Lunch Cruise

  • Every Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
  • Boarding between 12 to 12.15 PM. Departure at 12.30 PM and return to the quay at 2.15 PM. 

Dinner Cruise

  • Every evening.
  • Boarding between 7.30 PM to 8.15 PM. Departure at 8.30 PM. Return to the quay at 10.45 PM.

Getting There

Bateaux Parisiens Departure Point

Eiffel Tower, at Port de la Bourdonnais

  • Metro: Métro line 9 - Trocadéro and Métro line 6 - Bir-Hakeim
  • RER: RER C: Champs de Mars - Tour Eiffel station
  • Bus: Buses 82, 42, 87 and 69
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Bateaux Mouches Departure Point

Pont de l’Alma on the Port de la Conférence

Metro: Métro line 9 - Alma-Marceau and Métro line 1 - Franklin Roosevelt

RER: RER C: station Pont de l’Alma

Bus: Buses 28, 42, 49, 63, 72, 80, 83, 92

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Visitor Tips

  • Paris boat tours are a highly popular experience in Paris and get sold out quickly. To avoid disappointment, purchase your tickets online and in advance.
  • Avoid wearing casual clothing like shorts and flip-flops — it is recommended you wear smart casuals.
  • Not all Paris boat tours are wheelchair-friendly. Note that Bateaux Mouches' Paris boat tours leave from Pont d'Alma provides easy access for those via a slope.
  • Children under 12 and students usually get a discount. Please check the ticket page and carry along a valid ID or student ID in case of student discount, if availing of it.
  • Hotel transfers are usually not included in your tours, so it is advised that you reach the boarding point at least twenty minutes prior to departure.

Paris Boat Tours: Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy my Paris boat tour tickets?

While tickets can be bought in person, it is advised you purchase them online and in advance to ensure you get them for the date you prefer.

Can I get discounts on my Paris river cruise tickets?

This depends on the tickets you book. However, most Paris boat tours offer discounts to children under 12 and students upon presentation of a valid ID.

What are the best Paris boat tours?

The combo Paris boat tours are the best as they offer you stunning views of the city along with entertainment and/or city tours along with it, making them well worth your while.

What are the best Paris boat tours for families?

A sightseeing tour is perfect for the family as you can go down the Seine and see the best of Paris in an hour.

What are the best Paris boat tours for couples?

Couples will love the meal (lunch/dinner) Paris river cruises as it is quite a romantic experience, usually accompanied with live music to set the mood. They can also opt for a combo Paris boat tour with a cabaret show for a unique and fun experience.

What are the Paris boat tour timings?

Sightseeing cruises usually take place between 9 AM to 11 PM. Lunch cruises take place around noon, and dinner cruises usually start at 8 PM. It is advised that you check your tickets for the timings before booking.

What is the duration of a Paris boat tour?

A sightseeing Paris boat tour is typically an hour long, while Paris river cruises that include meals can go on for a little over two hours.