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Bateaux Parisiens: 1h Sightseeing Cruise

From €18€15
Free Cancellation
Extended Validity
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Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
  • 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.
  • Note: Board the cruise any time between 10am to 10:30pm (with half-hourly departures) except at 1pm & 7:30pm. The last two departures will be made with a minimum of 10 passengers.
  • 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.
  • Click here to see the route.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • These Tickets are valid until 20 September, 2023.

Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor: Guided Tour & Optional River Cruise

€36
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Mobile Ticket
1 hr. - 2 hr. 30 min.
Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • 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).
  • Please note: if you choose to buy the Seine Cruise tickets (optional), the tickets will be provided by your guide after or during the Eiffel Tower tour, and not in your ticket email.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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

€64
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Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 30 min. - 3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • 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).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Bateaux Mouches Late Evening Seine River Dinner Cruise With Live Music

€105
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
2 hr. 15 min. - 3 hr.
Meals Included
  • Hop aboard the Bateaux Mouches boat and cruise on the Seine in the perfect lull of the evening.
  • Witness Paris come alive as the sun goes down and admire the beauty around.
  • Catch stunning sights of illuminated landmarks like Musée d’Orsay, Eiffel Tower, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
  • Fuel your tummy's desires with a delectable meal of French cuisine onboard the cruise, replete with cheese, champagne, and desserts.
  • Choose between the Prestige Menu
    and the Excellence Menu according to your preference.
  • For children, there is a special Infants Menu onboard.
  • With live music onboard, enjoy a peaceful cruise as you fill your heart, mind, and soul with the authentic Parisian experience.
  • Celebrate your love in an unforgettable way this Valentine's Day as you enjoy a special Valentine's Day Prestige Menu.
  • Choose between the 6pm and 9pm service to dine while admiring the sunset, or bask in the beauty of Paris at night.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Prestige Menu
  • Excellence Menu
  • Valentine's Day Prestige Menu
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Batobus Paris Hop-On-Hop-Off River Cruise

€17
Instant Confirmation
Flexible Duration
  • Take a magical cruise along the Seine on a Batobus and admire stunning Parisian boulevards across 9 distinct stops.
  • Choose the cruise shuttle pass that best suits your needs: select between 24 hours, 48 hours, or year-long validity.
  • 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 their 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 a detailed route map with boarding points.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • 24-Hour Pass
  • 48-Hour Pass
  • Annual Pass
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, they can be rescheduled up to 72 hours before the experience begins.

La Marina Orsay Lunch Cruise

€58
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr.
  • Make the most of your time in Paris with this 1.5-hour cruise down the Seine, and take in the gorgeous panoramic views of the city in broad daylight.
  • Gasp at the iconic landmarks you cruise by, like Notre Dame, the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, the National Assembly, and many more.
  • Savour a delicious 3-course meal of traditional French cuisine (with dedicated vegetarian and children’s menus as well), as you take in the lovely Parisian skyline at noon.
  • Choose the ticket option with alcohol and sip on a glass of champagne or coffee as you watch the stunning city of lights shimmer from the large bay windows of La Marina.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Lunch Without Drinks
  • Lunch With Bay Window Seating

Lunch without drinks

  • Choice of 3 starters, 4 main courses, 3 desserts, and cheese
  • Drinks not included

Lunch with bay window seating

  • Seating by the window for a panoramic view
  • Choice of 3 starters, 4 main courses, 3 desserts, and cheese
  • A glass of Champagne and coffee
  • Other drinks not included
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Lunch Cruise with Wine & Live Music

€69
Instant Confirmation
2 hr.
Meals Included
  • Sail across the Seine on a stunning Bateaux Parisians glass-canopy boat and enjoy the breathtaking sites on this 2-hour cruise under the mellow afternoon sun.
  • The glass ceiling boat offers the best panoramic views of iconic monuments of Paris, including the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Musee d'Orsay, and many more.
  • Dig into a scrumptious 3-course lunch (with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options) prepared specially by the chef onboard using the best seasonal produce.
  • Choose between 3 lunch options - the Etoile Service, the Privilege Service, and the Premier Service. The Privilege and Premier Services come with a bottle of wine (serving 4 people).
  • 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.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Etoile Service
  • Privilege Service
  • Premier Service

Etoile Service

  • Entree + main course + dessert of your choice

Privilege Service

  • Window seating
  • Starter + main course + cheese + dessert
  • Wine selection

Premier Service

  • Placement at the front of the boat
  • Glass of champagne as an aperitif
  • Starter + main course + cheese + dessert
  • Wine selection
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Eiffel Tower Skip the Line Tickets with City Tour & Seine River Cruise

€84
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
4 hr. - 6 hr.
Audio Guide

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
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 72hrs before schedule
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Bateaux Mouches Seine River Lunch Cruise with Live Music

€75
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 45 min. - 2 hr. 15 min.
Meals Included
  • Cruise along the river Seine on the Bateaux Parisiens glass-canopy boat and enjoy stunning views of Paris from the waters.
  • Spot iconic landmarks on the way like the Eiffel Tower, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Musée d’Orsay, and more.
  • Get your taste buds reeling with a delicious spread of French cuisine onboard the cruise. Enjoy a magnificent 3-course meal from the comfort of your seat.
  • Pair your lunch with a feel-good accordion and enjoy a meal in the traditional style.
  • Children under the age of 11 enjoy reduced rates on their tickets.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Bateaux Mouches Early Evening Seine River Dinner Cruise With Live Music

€85
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 15 min.
Meals Included
  • Embark upon a captivating 1 hour 15 minute-cruise on an air-conditioned dinner boat and take in the stunning panoramic view of Paris from the comfort of your cruise.
  • Travel upstream along the Seine, and pass by the Eiffel Tower, the Town Hall, Conciergerie, and the Louvre Museum, before getting a close-up view of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.
  • Set to depart at 5:50 PM and enjoy calming musical performances on the piano and violin as you gaze at the numerous landmarks you pass by.
  • Gorge on a scrumptious 3-course meal paired with half a bottle of French wine as you take in the striking Parisian skyline at sunset.
  • The recommended dress code for this cruise is formal. Keep in mind that passengers in casual wear (including sportswear, flip-flops, Bermuda shorts, etc.) will not be permitted to board this cruise.
  • Ages below 4yrs go free. Ages 4-12yrs enjoy reduced prices.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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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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

Paris Attractions

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.

Paris cabaret shows

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

Bateaux Parisiens

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

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.