Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


It’s no wonder they call it the City of Lights — Paris is especially enchanting in the evening. On this illuminations tour, admire top Paris attractions from two perspectives, starting with a lamp-lit cruise along the Seine past the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Then take a nighttime city tour to see the Champs-Elysées, l’Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Grand Palais, Rue de Rivoli and much more (itinerary is reversed in the winter). Choose a standard coach tour or small-group minivan tour for a more personalized experience.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Place des Pyramides, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

Meet us at our central located agency in Paris

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Seine River, 75001 Paris France

During the summer months (April – Oct), when it doesn’t get dark until later, you’ll start with a Seine cruise and

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Eiffel Tower, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris France

you’ll be taken to the Bateaux Parisiens boarding point for your 1-hour narrated cruise

Pass By: Ile de la Cite, 75001 Paris France

Sit back and admire the waterfront sights including the Eiffel Tower and Il de la Cité,

Pass By: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France

Where the impressive Notre Dame stands.

Pass By: Conciergerie, 2 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris France

Also the Conciergerie along the River Seine

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

Back at the dock, you’ll be escorted to a coach for your 1.5-hour illuminations tour. Learn about the history of Paris’ most famous monuments as you ride through the glittering city past the sights you saw on the Seine plus the Opéra, Rue de Rivoli, the Louvre,

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Arc de Triomphe, Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris France

You will admire some must see attractions such as Les Invalides,

Pass By: Champs-Elysees, Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris France

Place de la Concorde, the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, Pont Neuf, St-Germain-des-Près, the Champs-Elysées, l’Arc de Triomphe and more.

Pass By: Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, Place de l_Opera Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris France

You can then choose to be dropped off at the central meeting point or the Opéra area, filled with great restaurants and bars to continue your night out in Paris.

Pass By: Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris France

Seine Cruise and Small-Group Tour by Minivan You’ll be picked up from your central Paris hotel and taken to the Bateaux Parisiens boarding point, where you and your group will join others on a sightseeing boat to enjoy a 1-hour narrated cruise.

Follow with a city illuminations tour by 8-passenger minivan, ensuring a more personalized and intimate experience. Starting at Place Vendome, admire Paris’ beautifully illuminated historical monuments, museums, boulevards and neighborhoods as you ride to the Opéra, Rue de Rivoli, the Louvre, Hôtel de Ville, Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde and the Grand Palais and Petit Palais.

Cross Pont Neuf to St-Germain-des-Près and then venture down the Champs-Elysées to l’Arc de Triomphe, looping back to Trocadéro and the glittering Eiffel Tower, then to Les Invalides, Madeleine Church and Place Pigalle. At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Local guide
  • 1-hour Seine river cruise
  • 1.5-hour city illuminations tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan (depending on option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Seine River
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Seine river boat has a large capacity; please note the cruise will not be exclusive to your tour group
  • In summer, tours will partially take place during sunlight as it does not get darker until much later in the evening
  • Due to lots of stairs, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Departure Point

1: 2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
2: Hotel Regina Louvre, 2 Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
3: 36 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Central Paris or centrally located Paris hotels (zip codes 75001-75020), depending on option selected
Address: ParisCityVision office located at 2, Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
Directions: The closest metro stations are Tuileries, Palais Royal or Pyramides (Line 1, 7, 14)
Hotel pickup is available from centrally located Paris hotels ONLY. If you have selected this option, be sure to advise your hotel details at time of reconfirmation to check a hotel pick up is available. Paris hotels located in the central districts (arrondissements) are easily identified by their postal code (zip code). They must begin with 75 (i.e. 75001 through to 75020) to qualify for hotel pickup
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to original departure point

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 28 Nov 2019 -

Liliana S

We loved the illumination bus tour and the Seine river cruise! Even though it rained, the views (and pictures we got) were amazing. The tour is very well organized, the duration is perfect too. The place were we had to redeem our vouchers for tickets was easy to find.

Image - 11 Nov 2019 -


The Seine River Cruise and bus tour was a great way to see Paris at night all lit up and beautiful. The bus tour provided some great information about some of the major tourist attractions. Definitely worth doing. The staff were very attentive and the nibbles were lovely and plentiful.

Image - 30 Sep 2019 -


This tour is an absolute must do!!! The tour began just before sunset and finished at the Eiffel Tower with the tower floodlit and on the hour the 20,000 lights also blinked for 5 minutes making the tower appear to sparkle. A great way to see Paris illuminated and to relax whilst getting your bearings in the city.

Image - 27 Aug 2018 -

Paul B

Absolutely Brilliant. A must see view of Paris. Totally different from any other views.

Image - 19 Jul 2018 -


We did this our first night in Paris, and we really enjoyed the river, the breeze, the sunset, and seeing Parisians and tourists out enjoying the evening all along the river. It was a great way to get an overview of the center city at the start of our stay.
We met the tour at the dock instead of at the tour office; it was very hard to find the right place to meet the tour. The instructions were not specific enough about where to meet and what to look for. That was the only problem we experienced.

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Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour

You have never seen the Eiffel Tower until you see it at night!


This tour company towers above the rest !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is just one of the memories you will bring home. Paris at night seen for the river tour is so romantic. You can't compare it to anything you've done in the past The buildings are up to date, but, older than the U.S. The US has nothing to compare to this.


Eiffel Tower - by night.

Eiffel Tower from the Seine River cruise.



Paris Illumination Tour



Seine River Cruise



Seine River Cruise


Paris June 2011

On the evening cruise. Just myself


Night cruise

This is the cruise which took me along Seine River


Night beauty

Night beauty of Eiffel and myself :P. It was taken on the dock.


City Rama and Eiffel

We went illumination tour with this bus. This photo was taken after the cruise.


Magical Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is impressive during the day, and absolutely beautiful when lit at night.


Start of Seine River cruise is at Eiffel Tower

Point of departure for Seine River cruis eis at the base of the Eiffel Tower. This is how it glowed when we got off the cruise.


Arc de Trompe

We choose to get off here at our last stop at the Illuminations Tour instead of driving back to our pick up location. It was worth it. The streets here are packed with people, its nice to walk around and enjoy Paris at night.


River Seine Cruise

Simply magnific!


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