The banks of Paris' Seine River, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are best explored by water. Relax on a Bateaux river cruise as you glimpse landmarks such as Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower from the water’s edge. Some cruises options include food and drink. Here are the best Bateaux Seine River cruise options to try.
Dining cruises offer an ideal, 2-in-1 experience: you can explore Paris and dine in style at the same time. Vessels are equipped with comfortable seating and large windows; many also host live-music performances to help foster that je ne sais quoi ambiance. Both lunch and dinner itineraries are available. Choose to see Paris by day, or explore the City of Lights once the sun sets. Dining cruises can also be booked for special occasions. Plan a different kind of festive outing when you embark on a Christmastime jaunt, see fireworks light up the city during a Bastille Day Seine cruise, plan a romantic Valentine’s Day to remember, or even ring in the New Year with Champagne as you wend your way along the river.
If you have only a limited amount of time in Paris, sightseeing cruises offer an efficient way of exploring the city and a relaxing interlude between museum visits and crosstown treks. Even 1-hour itineraries include some of the city’s most famous landmarks, from the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre to Pont Neuf and Notre-Dame. Audio commentary provides the stories behind the sights, while open viewing decks help you capture memorable shots of the City of Lights. For an especially celebratory twist, choose an itinerary with on-board Champagne.