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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.
  • 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 23 January, 2024.
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Direct Access Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets: Guided Tour & Optional River Cruise

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1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Get direct access to Paris' most beloved landmark, the Eiffel Tower.
  • Grab the chance to visit Eiffel Tower's Summit, a rare experience that requires pre-booking.
  • 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.
  • Upgrade your experience with a Seine River Cruise and enjoy seeing Paris from the waters (valid within 6 months of purchase).

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

  • Eiffel Tower Tour with Access to the Summit
  • Eiffel Tower Tour with Access to the Summit + Seine River Cruise
  • Tip: Our guests love walking across the glass floor on Floor 1.
  • Please note that you will only be allowed to enter at the time chosen during the booking, so we recommend arriving 30 minutes in advance in order to ensure a hassle-free entry.
  • In rare instances, the summit of the Eiffel Tower may be temporarily closed due to unforeseeable situations. The group will be unable to access the summit even if it reopens during your tour, but will be provided a refund for the price of summit access.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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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 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 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.
  • Only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter due to a lack of storage facilities.
  • Toilets are only available on board the boats. No sanitary facilities are accessible on the pontoons.
  • For a more immersive experience, feel free to bring your own headphones.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • These tickets are valid until 23 January, 2024.
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Combo (Save 22%): Arc de Triomphe Rooftop + Seine River Cruise Tickets

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  • Make the best of your Paris trip and book this combo ticket to see the Arc de Triomphe and go on a relaxing cruise on the River Seine!
  • Get access to the Arc de Triomphe, and head over to the top of this stunning monument.
  • At the very top, you can soak in amazing panoramic views of the city.
  • Your ticket also gives you access to a 1-hour cruise aboard a glass canopy boat, where you can explore the most beautiful of Parisian boulevards.
  • Listen to entertaining commentary via handheld audio headsets on your 1-hour cruise.
  • Board any time and day within 6 months from the date of purchase - no need to reserve a time slot.
  • Entry to Arc de Triomphe with rooftop access
  • 1-hour Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Cruise (flexible ticket)
  • Complimentary audio guide on the cruise, available in 14 languages

For the month of February 2023:

  • Sun, 5 Feb: Entry to the attraction is free.
  • 6 Feb, 9 Feb, 13 Feb, 17 Feb: The opening time for the monument is at 11:30am.

Arc de Triomphe

Children below the age of 18 and EU citizens below the age of 26 may enter for free, provided they show their valid photo ID.

Seine River Cruise

Children aged 4-12 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 23 January, 2024.
  • These tickets are valid until 23 January, 2024.
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Direct Entry Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Tickets: Guided Tour & Optional River Cruise

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1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr. 30 min.
Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • Get direct entry and skip the notoriously long queues to the 2nd floor or the summit 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 guide who will share insight and stories about this cherished attraction.
  • 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).

This ticket has the following variants for you to choose from.

  • Access to 2nd Floor
  • Access to 2nd Floor + Seine River Cruise
  • Access to Summit
  • Access to Summit + Seine River Cruise
  • Tip: On your way back down, feel free to stop at the Eiffel Tower’s first floor for a stroll along its exceptional glass floor.
  • 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.
  • The guided tour is available only in English.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Bateaux Mouches Late Evening Seine River Dinner Cruise With Live Music

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2 hr. 15 min. - 2 hr. 30 min.
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
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 18%): Grévin Museum + Seine River Cruise

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  • Explore Grévin Museum and cruise down the Seine River with this money-saving 2-in-1 combo ticket.
  • Take a look at expertly crafted wax figures of the most popular celebrities from different parts of the world.
  • Discover the rare-known secret about how wax figures are made.
  • Admire the Hall of Mirrors at the Museum, a giant colorful kaleidoscope.
  • Feast your eyes on one of the most charming Parisien boulevards as you glide across the Seine River.
  • Listen to an entertaining audioguide as you take in the beautiful sights of the City of Love.

Grévin Museum

  • Infants aged 4 and under can go for free. Children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced price tickets (carry a valid photo ID).

Seine River Cruise

  • Infants aged 3 and under can go for free. Children aged 4-12 enjoy reduced price tickets (carry a valid photo ID).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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La Marina Orsay Lunch Cruise

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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.
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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 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
  • Tip: An excellent way to get the most out of this tour is to see all these places from the ferry and then head back to the Eiffel Tower from Place de la Concorde, disembarking and exploring each of the sites the second time around.
  • Please note that from 3 Jan to 3 Feb 2023, BATOBUS will only be open from Friday to Sunday.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, they can be rescheduled up to 72 hours before the experience begins.
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  • For the ultimate Parisian experience, book this money-saving combo ticket and access Musée d’Orsay followed by a cruise on the River Seine.
  • Musée d’Orsay is home to myriad Impressionist paintings by legendary artists like Van Gogh, - Cezanne, Manet, and Monet.
  • Board a glass canopy boat and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city; cruise past the Pantheon, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and more!
  • Get the inside scoop on these iconic Parisian landmarks with the help of dedicated audio headsets available in 14 languages.

Orsay Museum

  • Entry to Musée d'Orsay

Seine River Cruise

  • 1-hour Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Cruise
  • Audio guide available in 14 languages

Orsay Museum

  • Tip: To experience all the available collections, it is recommended that you visit at least 3 hours before closing time.
  • Access permanent exhibitions for free on the first Sunday of every month. However, also be prepared for large crowds.

Seine River Cruise

  • Click here to see the route your boat will take along the River Seine, starting at the foot of the Eiffel Tower!
  • Keep an eye out to your right and capture a unique perspective of Musée d'Orsay from the cruise.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 12 June, 2023.
  • These tickets are valid until 12 June, 2023.

What are Paris Boat Tours?

Paris boat tours are a relaxing and unique way to explore the capital city of France. While the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, lush parks, cobblestone streets and delicious cheese give you a glimpse of the Parisien culture and lifestyle, the river perspective of the city encapsulates a truly unparalleled perspective of Paris. 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 a variety of Paris boat tours for you to choose from, ensuring something for everyone — be it a sightseeing cruise, a meal or a combo cruise. While offered by many companies, Bateaux Parisiens and Bateaux Mouches are typically the best at Paris river cruises. Read ahead to learn more about booking your Paris boat tour.

Why Go On A Paris Boat Tour?

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  • Admire Paris landmarks from the river viewpoint - It's one thing to walk right under the Eiffel Tower but a whole different experience when you have a panoramic view of iconic Paris monuments like the Louvre, Les Invalides, Palais Bourbon, the Conciergerie and many more as you set sail on a boat.
  • Highly popular Parisian experience - You get to enjoy the mesmerising Paris architecture while sipping on wine and savouring cheese and other French delicacies. Nothing is more French than this!
  • Revel in the beauty of the Seine - The Seine is enchanting by itself and its banks are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Paris boat tours give you a good insight into the river's beautiful neighbourhoods and its picturesque bridges.
  • Witness the evolution of Paris - The Seine and its serene water have been a spectator of the evolution of Paris. Paris boat tours allow you to have a river viewpoint from which you can observe the city's history, development and architecture.

Types of Paris Boat Tours

Paris boat tours

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. You can take a good look at the famous Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Conciergerie, Palais Bourbon and more. This tour is typically an hour long and usually includes an audioguide or a professional guide to help you navigate the charming French capital city.

Paris boat tours - lunch cruises
Paris Boat Tours - dinner cruises
Paris boat tours - combo cruises
Hop-On-Hop-Off Cruises

Hop-On-Hop-Off Cruises

Hop-on-hop-off boat tours give you the liberty to take your cruise experience on the Seine at your own pace. With 9 stops along the route, you can can choose to hop off any where, explore iconic attractions in the city and hop back on within a duration of either 24 hours or 48 hours. Your boats also come heated and with open-air spaces for you to enioy the panoramic riverside views.

Paris Boat Tour Timings

Sightseeing Cruises
Lunch Cruises
Dinner Cruises
Hop-On-Hop-Off Cruises
Bateaux Mouches - Paris Boat Tours

Bateaux Mouches

  • Departures every 45 mins from 10:15 AM to 3:30 PM; every 30 minutes from 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Bateaux Parisiens

  • April, May and September - Departures every 30 minutes from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
    No departure at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • June, July August - Departure every 30 minutes from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • October to March - Departure every hour from 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Bateaux Parisiens - Paris Boat Tours.

Bateaux Mouches

  • Every Saturday, Sunday and holidays:
    Boarding between 12:00 - 12:15 PM. Departure at 12:30 PM and return to the quay at 2:15 PM. 

Bateaux Parisiens

  • Monday to Sunday:
    Departure at 12:45 PM and return to dock at 2:45 PM
Bateaux Mouches - Paris Boat Tours.

Bateaux Mouches

  • Every evening:
    Boarding between 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM. Departure at 8:30 PM. Return to the quay at 10:45 PM.

Bateaux Pariseins

  • Monday to Sunday
    Departure at 6:15 PM and return to dock at 7:30 PM
    Departure at 8:30 PM and return to dock at 11:00 PM
Batobus Ferry Timings - Paris Boat Tours.

Batobus Ferry Timings

  • Monday to Tuesday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday to Sunday - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • December 24 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Best Time To Take A Paris Boat Tour

Generally, a Paris boat tour is suited to all weather conditions thanks to its closed, air-conditioned boats. But winters can get extreme in Paris with unsuitable water levels in the river.

April to October - These months being the popular season, boat companies have frequent departures and the warm weather makes it pleasant to enjoy the cruise. The sunlight takes on a honey hue and makes everything glow in the afternoon, making for a magical experience. During windy seasons, you can appreciate the beauty of the river and the cruise experience 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. The first and last departures of the day are usually less crowded and can be a wonderful experience if you're visiting during the high tourist season.

Getting To Paris Boat Tours Departure Points

Bateaux Parisiens
Bateaux Mouches

Departure point: Eiffel Tower, at Port de la Bourdonnais

Getting there:

  • By metro: Métro line 9 - Trocadéro and Métro line 6 - Bir-Hakeim
  • By RER: RER C: Champs de Mars - Tour Eiffel station
  • By bus: Buses 82, 42, 87 and 69

Departure point: Pont de l’Alma on the Port de la Conférence

Getting there:

  • By metro: Métro line 9 - Alma-Marceau and Métro line 1 - Franklin Roosevelt
  • By RER: RER C: station Pont de l’Alma
  • By bus: Buses 28, 42, 49, 63, 72, 80, 83, 92

What You Can See & Do

Paris Attractions

Explore Paris Landmarks

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

Enjoy 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

Take 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.

Visitor Tips

  • Paris boat tours are a highly popular experience in Paris and get sold out quickly. To avoid disappointment, purchase your Paris Boat Tour tickets online and in advance.
  • Avoid wearing casual clothing like shorts and flip-flops — it is recommended you go for smart casual wear.
  • 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 you are availing of a student discount.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Paris Boat Tours

Q. What is a Paris boat tour?

A. Paris boat tours are a unique way of exploring the city. You get to absorb the Parisian atmosphere as you sail on the serene waters of the Seine, sipping wine or even relishing French delicacies.

Q. Is it worth going on a Paris boat tour?

A. Absolutely. Going on a Paris boat tour gives you a completely different perspective of the City of Lights. Taking a boat tour at night is even more speacial as you get to see the city lit up.

Q. What are the different types of Paris boat tours?

A. Sightseeing cruises, lunch cruises, dinner cruises, hop-on-hop-off cruises and combo tours are the different options to experience Paris boat tours.

Q. What are the best Paris boat tours?

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

Q. What are the best Paris boat tours for families?

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

Q. What are the best Paris boat tours for couples?

A. Couples will love the lunch cruises and dinner cruises as it is quite a romantic experience, usually accompanied by 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.

Q. What are the Paris boat tour timings?

A. Sightseeing cruises usually take place between 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Lunch cruises take place around noon and dinner cruises usually start at 8:00 PM. It is advised that you check your tickets for the timings before booking.

Q. What is the duration of a Paris boat tour?

A. 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.

Q. What can I see on a Paris boat tour?

A. On a Paris boat tour you can admire some incredible landmarks of the city like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Les Invalides, Palais Bourbon, the Conciergerie, Orsay Museum and many more.

Q. What activities can be done along with a Paris boat tour?

A. You can explore famous Paris attractions, enjoy Paris cabaret shows as part of combo tours and also go for Paris city tours as part of a packed sightseeing day.

Q. Where are the departure points for Paris boat tours?

A. Cruises by Bateaux Mouches depart from Pont de l’Alma on the Port de la Conférence. The departure point of Bateaux Parisiens and Batobus cruises is Eiffel Tower, at Port de la Bourdonnais.

Q. Can I get discounts on my Paris river cruise tickets?

A. 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.

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