Seine River Cruise and Rooftop Dinner at Les Ombres Restaurant with Eiffel Tower Views - Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Really enjoyed the cruise and the dinner was great. Really good value for both.

Deepa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Such a wonderful way to see the city!

michelle l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Our driver was polite and informative. The restaurant was wonderful with a beautiful view of the eiffel tower especially from the balcony. It was expensive but a very special treat.

Randeep S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

It was perfect from beginning to end!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was a very well orchestrated pick up from the hotel, transfer to the Seine cruise ship, pick up and transfer to the restaurant, and then pick up and return to our hotel. The driver was very professional, considerate of my mobility limitations, informative and friendly. The food at the Les Ombres was superior and the view of the Eiffel Tower was spectacular. Especially when it began the nightly lights sparkling demonstration. The cruise was also superior and very informative. We would recommend this package to everyone.

marwa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Best food ever
Best restaurant ever
Best driver ever
A truly dream tour.

Ivan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Excellent! bought it for my wife as a birthday treat and she loved every minute of it. Our driver was very friendly and helpful.
The restaurant was spectacular and finished the evening off perfectly.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Wow! This was our first night in Paris and what a way to begin our adventures. We were picked up from our hotel on time and dropped off at the waterside for the river cruise with plenty of time to take a few photos before boarding. The boat was very comfortable with audio in various languages regarding the highlights along the river. Once the cruise was over we were picked up an taken to the restaurant for dinner. We had an amazing view of the tower in all her glory as we had dinner. The service and food was second to none. Our driver collected us after dinner and coffee was over. A fabulous night and we were not disappointed. One of the best nights in Paris.

Denise T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Great river cruise, dinner and views of the Eiffel Tower!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

The description of this tour was exactly what we experienced. Sebastian our driver was very friendly and picked us up and dropped us home just as stated . The cruise was pretty good , although very packed , but that was ok , we were there for the sights and they were unreal. The dinner at Les Ombres was a perfect end to the night , the food was first class as well as the champagne ! I would definitely recommend this tour .

Anne F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Fantastic, I arranged this for my husbands 50th birthday and it was really special from start to finish! Sebastian the driver was lovely,we had such fun with him! He collected us from the hotel and took us to river cruise,he then collected us again and took us to les ombres restaurant,the food was lovely,service great and views of the Eiffel Tower were perfect,when the lights came on everyone cheered in the restaurant it was a breathtaking experience. We had champagne looking at the Eiffel Tower what a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion,thank you to all involved.

Debra U USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013



4 star rating: Recommended
June 2017

The river cruise was not what I expected, it was very basic with no amenities and compared to the very upscale and beautiful restaurant
Les Ombres it was not a great start to the evening. I would skip the cruise and go directly to the restaurant as it exceeding my expectations both in food and ambience.


4 star rating: Recommended
October 2015

Seine Cruise was beautiful in September with the lights on. Dinner at Les Ombres was delicious, but service fell below what was expected as our waiter forgot about our main course delivery and we waited for over 20 minutes between courses. However, overall the views were spectacular and the food excellent. We were picked up at our apartment and the driver was very good at pointing out places of interest and he was concerned that we had a very good experience.

Robert R

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

Viator, as always, did a great job on this tour. We were picked up at our apartment right on time, driven directly to the boat. Our guide took us to the front of this extremely long line, the boat operator escorted us to the special needs loading area. We were first to board and got our choice of seats! Our guide was waiting for us as we disembarked and drove us right to Les Ombres. The meal was good, not great. Charging slightly more for the tour package would have allowed for some upgrades to the meal choices. The view could not have been better, and the night was starlight and warm. Our server said food was not served outside on the terrace, just cocktails. We noticed many diners were served on the terrace during the evening even though the restaurant was not full. The service was good. Our driver was a few minutes late picking us up because the group before us were late. This made us late to the next pickup point. That couple had not waited. We were driven right back to our apartment. No fuss, no muss! Great job.

Amy D

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2015

The tour is awesome. We had s driver pick us up in a very nice luxury bus and drive us directly to the boat slip, get us immediately onto a boat with no line and no waiting. The boat is very crowded but the views are amazing. Then they took us to the restaurant, lovely views , good food and service.

Grahame G

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

A great combination. It all happened very smoothly. The cost was probably too high for what was supplied. An ordinary and packed boat trip and a fixed menu (albeit VERY good) at Les Ombres. A quick look at the a la carte menu and wine list would indicate I could have organised both main activities myself for about 2/3 the price. Ah, but what the heck, it was all lovely and well-executed and it was worth having my partner enjoying and remembering a lovely evening in Paris.

Matthew J

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

The cruise itself was rather different to what i was expecting! I was expecting a more personal and less crowded tour group which has live commentary. If you want to have the best views on this tour you need to sit up on the deck where their is no commentary! Commentary is only available below deck which wasn't great, The dinner itself however was amazing which amazing ambience and views. Overall I felt that the quality of the tour didn't complement the quality of the dinner essp that we was dressed up for dinner and everyone on the tour was very casual.

Johnny C

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2014

River cruise and Dinner were good. Our transport however didn't come back to pick us up after the dinner, because the dinner was late so we were late for the pick up. We ended up have to take a taxi back to the hotel.

David K Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2014

Dinner and view fantastic. River cruise not worth the trouble of getting there. Crowded and no opportunity for a drink. For a fine dining experience expect something better. Transfers were a disaster with Paris traffic. Prefer a personal guide and use the metro.


4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

The river boat cruise was okay. I'm glad it wasn't as crowded on the boat as I had read on earlier reviews. Les Ombres is a chic, very nicely located restaurant. To see the Eiffel Tower sparkling through the restaurant ceiling was such a thrill. The food was quite good and they put a whole bottle of wine on our table just for the two of us!


4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

I decided to surprise my Husband by booking this deal. I loved every bit of my experience at Les Ombres Restaurant. It please me and my hubby too! The cruise was ok, I would say, I didn't enjoy the commentary running in between in several languages by the lady on the boat. Apart from that it was quite pleasant. We shared the mini Van with another couple, who were from Brazil. At the restaurant we were given good tables. The view of the Eiffel Tower is indeed beautiful. We loved it. The food was okayy... Me and my husband are both vegetarians so, we did have lesser options but, we were catered to brilliantly. The wine was great, the ambiance was beautiful. If you're looking for something romantic in Paris, and wouldn't mind splurging a little, try this! We were extremely please with our Chauffeur for the evening, Mathew. He was very warm, courteous and a delight throughout.

Della Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2013

Beautiful view of the tower especially when it sparkles, food was very nice, service as well. Pick up and drop off from the hotel was without a fault.

John H

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2015

The cruise was disappointing but the dinner was great.
The issue with the cruise was that the audio was done in 3 languages back to back. Consequently, there was limited information in English, sometimes the audio was not understandable or not very interesting, and sometimes we were past the landmark being discussed. I felt like we were seeing a lot of interesting landmarks, etc. but were learning very little about them. Also, some of the chairs were not very stable and next to us one collapsed causing a man to fall hard to the ground. Fortunately, he wasn't hurt.
In contrast, the dinner was exactly as promised.. the food was great, the service was great, and view of the Eiffel Tower fantastic.
Finally, having transportation from/to our hotel was a nice feature.

Mirz Philippines

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2013

Dinner at Les Ombres was good (service as well), and also our drivers were both very friendly. However the cruise, it was not as enjoyable as the boateas packed with rather noisy high school kids. Nice views, but lacked ambiance, the cruise. Since it was hightide, we did not get to see notre dame.

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