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The Best Boat Tour Paris 2024

€ 17€ 16
1 hour
Audio guide

About Seine Boat Tour

Escape crowded city streets and prepare for the ultimate sightseeing experience in Paris! Take some time to sit back and relax as an informative audio guide walks you through the city's rich history and culture. Make sure to charge your phone and take stunning photos of the world's most famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Louvre.


Boat Tour Paris

Get ready for the 1-hour sightseeing tour that will take you on a scenic cruise through the heart of Paris. Glide under the beautiful bridges and marvel at the stunning monuments along the waterway as you listen to a fascinating audio commentary about the sights you pass by.

Start your cruising experience at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, then cruise past the Notre Dame, Hotel de Ville, The Louvre, and many other renowned landmarks. If your day is filled with activities, make sure you make it on time for an evening cruise to witness the City of Light from a different perspective. During the night, Paris transforms into a mesmerizing illuminated spectacle that gives unique charm and beauty to the city.

To highlight your experience, please bring a charged smartphone to access the audio guide available in 14 languages. This way, you'll be able to uncover hidden gems about Paris's history, monuments, and architecture. Wi-Fi connection is also available on board and is free of charge!

  • Roundtrip Seine River cruise
  • Audio commentary
  • Commentary and additional content via a smartphone app
  • Panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower
  • Views of Notre Dame and other Paris landmarks
X not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos
  • Live music
  • Spanish, Chinese, English, Italian, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
X not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
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Meeting Point

Board at Port de la Bourdonnais (at the foot of the Eiffel Tower) at pontoon number three. Look for the "Bateaux Parisiens" logo. Paid parking is available nearby.

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Join us for an unforgettable journey along the iconic river!


Whether you're celebrating special occasions or simply seeking some relaxed time, a cruise along the river Seine guarantees an intimate and captivating atmosphere.


Admire well-known landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Musée d’Orsay, and the Louvre Museum from a unique perspective. Make sure to use this opportunity for stunning photos!


Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and explore the beauty of Paris on a Seine Boat Tour. Lean back and simply enjoy the moment without worrying about transportation.


If you want to know more, an audio guide provided on board will be of great use. Learn more about the history of the Seine River and how the city developed around it!

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FAQ - Boat Tour Paris

Is a boat tour in Paris worth it?

Seine boat tours can be a unique and picturesque experience that allows you to get a better perspective of the city. These tours pass by stunning scenery and the most famous Paris landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, and the Musée d’Orsay. Also, there are numerous options and types of boat tours available based on your budget and free time. You can choose from dinner cruises, Hop-on Hop-off cruises, or simply go with a shorter Seine River sightseeing cruise.

How long is the Paris boat tour?

Boat tours on the Seine River can last anywhere from 1 to 2.5 hours, depending on the option selected. Regular sightseeing tours usually last an hour and provide individual audio guides, which are perfect, especially if you're visiting for the first time. You'll have a chance to stand at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy panoramic views of Paris's iconic and most famous monuments, followed by immersive audio or live commentary. Extended and specialized tours are also available and can include food, drinks, and live music.

What time is the River Seine cruise?

The timing of the cruise can vary based on the tour operator and the specific tour you choose. Generally, Seine boat tours operate throughout the day starting from 10:00 a.m. You simply book your daily ticket and use it whenever suits you best. However, keep in mind that during the peak season, these cruises are high in demand and can get quite crowded and even sold out. If you're traveling at that time, make sure to purchase tickets in advance.

Do you need a reservation for Seine Boat Tour?

Reservations might be necessary, but that highly depends on the time of the year you're visiting. Since Paris is a popular tourist destination, keep in mind that it's always smart to book in advance. Making a reservation can ensure you have a smoother and more convenient experience, especially if your tickets are timed.
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Why wait and miss your spot?

Day Cruise

How to choose the best Seine Boat Tour?

Once you decide you want to cruise on the river Seine, you must choose what company and what kind of experience you're looking for. You have many options, but what's certain is that they all take you on a breathtaking cruise around Paris.

The first thing you have to decide on is the tour duration. Most sightseeing tours last between 1 and 2.5 hours and include an immersive audio guide. However, if you're looking for a more romantic touch, then Seine River Lunch Cruise or Dinner Cruise Paris might be the thing you're looking for.

Before choosing your tour, check if all the sights you wish to see are on the route of the tour you're considering booking. Most routes include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Institut de France, and Hotel de Ville, but it's best to check prior to booking.

Keep in mind that some boat tours provide informative audio or live commentary, while others are quieter rides without it. If you're eager to get to know the city better, consider booking one with a city introduction included.

If you desire to explore and see more, there are also bundle tickets available. Most often, people purchase combo tickets like the Louvre and Seine River Cruise or the Eiffel Tower Cruise, which are great if you're looking to soak in the breathtaking views de Paris as well as visit the most important landmarks in no time, save yourself the trouble of booking separate tickets.

What will you see on a Seine Boat Tour?

Eiffel Tower

Use the opportunity to see the iconic Eiffel Tower from a different perspective. Built in 1887, took only two years to finish, and since then, is a powerful and distinctive symbol of Paris. Today, more than 7 million people visit this monument every year. To learn more about this renowned landmark, make sure you book your tickets in advance, as it's high in demand!

Louvre Museum

Another famous monument worth seeing on your Seine Boat Tour is the Louvre Museum, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. The Louvre holds a vast collection of more than 480,000 works of art, but seeing the Mona Lisa or The Raft of the Medusa from up close is for sure a must for any art enthusiast!

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

The construction of this magnificent cathedral began in the 12th century and lasted over two centuries. Despite being damaged by a fire in 2019, the restoration of this masterpiece is underway and will soon be open to the public. Notre Dame is a powerful spiritual and historical cathedral that's filled with ornate sculptures and paintings that inspired many writers and artists throughout history.

Know before you go

  • Regular departures are scheduled between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m during spring and summer and between 10:30 AM and 09:00 PM , during autumn and winter months.
  • On July 14, the last departure is at 04:00 p.m.
  • On December 24, the last departure is at 5:30 p.m.
  • On December 25 and January 1, the first departure is at 10:40 a.m., and the last departure is at 10:00 p.m.
  • On December 31, the last departure is at 9:30 p.m.
  • Please bring a valid passport or an ID card
  • Children under three travel for free
  • Tours are subject to weather conditions.
  • Customers may have to wait in line to board the boat.
  • Expect queues, especially in peak season.
  • If the boat is at full capacity, you may need to wait for the next departure.
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Great experience!

This tour offered us everything we wanted and more! You'll see the most famous Paris sites and can hear something interesting about them from a guide or via QR code in many different languages. Access to the boat was easy to find, and boarding was quite fast in October. I can see why it often gets busy, as I also wouldn't want to miss this as well!


Simply WOW

I enjoyed that the cruise had so much space for tourists to ride on. The timing was great, and we had the option of going whenever we wanted to, which was perfect for our busy schedule. We chose to go at sunset, and it was stunning! There isn't much to be improved upon, as we enjoyed the experience overall.


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