Bateaux Parisiens: River Seine Sightseeing Cruise
- Enjoy the entertaining and informative commentary via handheld audio headsets throughout the cruise.
A fantastic River Seine sightseeing cruise through the heart of Paris
Are you looking for the best time in Paris? The River Seine Sightseeing cruise is one of the vital activities that city tourists can experience to get a different perspective of all major attractions.
The Seine is in itself a sight to behold. However, a cruise on this water body can be quite a noteworthy addition to your Paris trip. Those looking to avoid the huge crowds and lines outside major city landmarks can take the more convenient water route to explore these monuments. During the cruise, the boat passes the Musee d’Orsay, Assemblee Nationale, Hotel de Ville, Cite de la Mode, Conciergerie, Pantheon, Institut de France, Notre Dame and many more.
To board the cruise, head to the Port de la Bourdonnais, located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. It is an easily accessible starting point for the 1-hour cruise trip on the Paris river.
Informative guided commentary
As you explore the various landmarks, the hand-held audio headsets provide an informative commentary about each monument. Learn their history and significance, which can help you see the structures in a new light.
The ability to freely turn the commentary on and off makes it an optional experience. Therefore, those looking for a quieter time on the Seine can simply turn off the headset to enjoy the sights. However, listening to the commentary during your River Seine Sightseeing cruise helps you gain extensive knowledge.
Cruise boats start ferrying tourists from 10 AM and continue till 10.30 at night. When you purchase a ticket, you are free to choose from the numerous cruise boats leaving the port at any part of the day. Therefore, travellers looking to experience the cruise during the evening can do so without any hassle.
Furthermore, you can pre-book the tickets as they are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. Booking a slot is unnecessary since you are free to choose the time of the day to experience the cruise.
Between April and September, the cruise departs every 30 minutes from the specified location. However, from October to March, the time between two cruise boats is increased to 60 minutes.
The boat has enough space to store backpacks and smaller luggage. The cruise prohibits travelling with larger bags.
The Seine River Sightseeing cruise offers a unique look at the various attractions in Paris. Climbing to the roof of the boats is enjoyable as you feel the cool river breeze on your face. It is also a great spot to click pictures of the eye-catching sights. It is the best option for tourists looking to skip the crowds and queues at most of these landmarks. The ease of accessibility to these cruises is an additional benefit to consider. Furthermore, the trip allows you to save time and visit several sights in just one hour, which is impossible when traversing the city on land.
Book your cruise tour today and make your Paris trip even more special.
- One-hour Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Cruise (flexible ticket)
- Complimentary audio guide available in fourteen languages
Choose any departure time from 10 AM to 10:30 PM.
Between April and September, cruises depart approximately every 30 minutes. Between October and March, cruises depart every hour. However, there are no departures at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
How to board the cruise
Meet at the Bateaux Parisiens port, located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The closest metro stations are Trocadéro, Bir-Hakeim and École Militaire – all within a 10-15 minute walk.
Getting your tickets
You will receive your tickets via email shortly after booking. Please display them on your mobile device along with valid photo ID when boarding.
Your flexible cruise tickets are valid for six months from date of purchase.
Tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.