• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
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Paris is fabulous any time of day, but to truly experience the City of Lights, you need to explore after dark. On this evening Paris and river tour, you’ll see illuminated attractions by both land and water, including the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. Cruise along the Seine to admire Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower, and tour the city by either coach or minivan to see Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Grand Palais, Rue de Rivoli and the Champs-Elysées twinkling in the night. The minivan tour option is limited to eight people to provide a small-group experience.


  • Evening Paris illuminations tour and Seine cruise
  • Admire Paris’ stunning floodlit attractions from two perspectives over 2.5 hours
  • Take a 1-hour narrated Seine cruise past the Eiffel Tower and Ile de la Cité
  • Ride past the Champs-Elysées, l’Arc de Triomphe, the Grand Palais and more on your city tour
  • Learn about the sights and history of Paris along the way
  • Choose a standard tour (coach) or small-group tour (minivan)

What You Can Expect

Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour

Passerelle des Arts and Notre Dame, Paris

This nighttime Paris tour with a Seine River cruise gives you two options to suit your budget: when booking, choose to tour the city either by 50-passenger coach or 8-passenger minivan. The itinerary order varies depending on the season; in the spring, summer and early fall, the tour starts with the cruise and ends with the city tour, but in the winter, when it gets dark earlier, the order is reversed.

Standard coach tour and Seine cruise:
Your tour starts with pickup at a central location in Paris for transport to the Bateaux Parisiens pier on the Seine. Board your relaxing 1-hour river cruise, which includes narration about the famous attractions you’ll see such as the Eiffel Tower and Il de la Cité, the island that’s home to Notre-Dame and the Conciergerie.

When you return to the dock, board the coach for your 1.5-hour nighttime tour of Paris. Pass by lit-up sights like the Opera House, the Louvre, Place de la Concorde and Pont Neuf, and drive through St Germain des Près and along the Champs-Elysées. Other illuminated landmarks include Rue de Rivoli, Les Invalides, the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, and the Arc de Triomphe. Your tour ends with drop-off at the tour starting point or in the Opera area, where you can continue your night on your own at one of many restaurants or bars.

Small-group minivan tour and Seine cruise:
This tour starts with the same 1-hour river cruise described above but also includes hotel pickup instead of the central meeting point. After the cruise, board your 8-passenger minivan, which provides a more personalized experience as your explore Paris’ lit-up historical monuments, elegant avenues and other sights.

Beginning at Place Vendome, you’ll pass by the Opera House, Notre-Dame, Place de la Concorde, the Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, Hotel de Ville, the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais. Ride across Pont Neuf to the other side of the Seine and the famed neighborhood of St Germain de Près; travel down the legendary Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe; and pass by Trocadero and the illuminated Eiffel Tower. Other sights include Les Invalides, Place Pigalle and Madeleine Church. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Marie B L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Had a nice evening along the Seine River seeing Paris illuminated in the night. Would recommend this for an evening out in Paris.

Sudeshna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

If you are in Paris for the first time and your in mood for a little romance , I would highly recommend this

Catherine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Have been to Paris numerous times, but this was the first time experiencing Paris from the river. Totally different perspective!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour!

Kim Y Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a lovely way to spend our first night in Paris. Recommend you sit on the top deck. We were able to get a brilliant view of the Eiffel Tower during its light show so well worth it.

Anita G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great way to see Paris by night. We preferred the river cruise to the bus tour but overall it was very good - well organised and punctual.

Randall B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The river cruise portion was a nice experience. The driving part so our tour was wonderful our driver/guide went over and above to show us all the great night time sights. Well worth the extra money for a small group tour.

Sharad Shah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The guide was excellent and took great care of us. I would recommend this tour for a good overview of Paris attractions

Thomas P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This was an excellent boat ride! We were able to see most of the famous landmarks at night from the boat. The bus tour was nice but depending on where you are sitting, you may not see a lot. I definitely recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Took this tour on our first evening in Paris. Great intro to the city.

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