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Paris Seine River Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Paris, France

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See the major sights of Paris from the water on a hop-on hop-off Seine boat cruise. With either a 1- or 2-day ticket, glide leisurely along the river, hopping off and on when you wish to visit the attractions that most interest you, such as Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre. Or simply stay on the boat to admire Paris’ World Heritage-listed riverbanks.
  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise of Paris
  • Cruise along the Seine River, admiring the monuments that line its UNESCO-listed banks
  • Hop off at any of the stops along the Seine River
  • Choose from a 1- or 2-day sightseeing ticket

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Avoid the crowds on the metro and get great photo ops on this hop-on hop-off Seine cruise.
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What's Included

  • Hop-on hop-off cruise
  • Open rear deck
  • Heated in winter & open rooftop in the summer
  • Direct access to the boat
  • Deckhand staff on board
  • Commentary
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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What To Expect

With your 1-day or 2-day Seine River sightseeing pass, you can cruise along Paris’ riverbanks to see top sights like Musée d'Orsay. Glide underneath the city’s beautiful bridges and past its elegant architecture, and hop on and off the riverboat to visit attractions like the Eiffel Tower on your own. Perhaps hop off in Saint-Germain for a bite to eat at a sidewalk café, or check out the Gothic architecture of Notre Dame.

When you’re on the boat, relax and enjoy city views from the water.

Hop-on hop-off river stops:
• Eiffel Tower
• L'Académie Lime
• Musée d'Orsay
• Quai Malaquais
• Quai de Montebello
• Quai Saint-Bernard
• Quai de l'Hôtel de ville
• Quai du Louvre
• Concorde - Quai des Tuileries
The only river Seine hop-on hop-off tour!

8 Stops

9 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: From 04TH february 2023 to 31ST december 2023: Monday to Thursday: First departure at 10.00 am -Last departure at 5.00pm Friday to sunday: First departure at 10.00 am -Last departure at 7.00pm Boats every 25 to 30 minutes Our passes allow you to board and alight from the boat : - where you wish - when you wish - as often as you wish

Tour Eiffel

Metro Bir Hakeim (line 6) or Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9) / RER Champ de Mars (line C)

Musée d'Orsay

Metro Assemblée Nationale (line 12) / RER Musée d'Orsay (line C)

Quai Malaquais

Metro Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line 4)

Quai de Montebello

Metro Saint-Michel (line 4) or Maubert-Mutualité (line 10) / RER Saint Michel (lines B and C)

Quai Saint-Bernard

Metro Jussieu or Cardinal-Lemoine (line 10) / RER Gare d'Austerlitz (line C)

Quai de l'Hôtel de ville

Metro Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11)

Quai du Louvre

Metro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)

Concorde - Quai des Tuileries

Metro Champs-Elysées (lines 1 and 13) or Concorde (lines, 1, 8 and 12)

Points of interest passed by on this route

Eiffel Tower


Musee d'Orsay

Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Place de la Concorde

Louvre Museum

Hotel de Ville


Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please check seasonal departure time
  • Please note that a systematic bag control has been introduced and jackets and coats must be opened at the entrance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Passengers with bulky luggages, more than 16 liters in size (small backpacks, handbags and computer cases not included) won't be allowed in the boat.
  • Bicycle storage & vending machine (drinks and snacks) available on board.
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Air con is required on warmee days and a shaded seating area.
So, not recommended if you have difficulty going up and down steps, but else a great way to see all the major attractions along the Seine.
If you don't get off the boat, it's under two hours if that's all you have.
2,438 reviews
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We waited for the boat to...
Seth_D, Jan 2023
We waited for the boat to arrive for 40 minutes at 2 different stops. It never came. No one answered the phone when we called and so we never even got to go on the boat
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bad customer Service
Wilma_R, Jan 2023
I payed for two days Booking ref: 955585680 Paris Seine River Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise. The second day the Cruise was off services. No Refund and very poor explanation. sadly I did my research too late This is overall review of Viator: Viator has a consumer rating of 1.37 stars from 57 reviews indicating that most customers are generally dissatisfied with their purchases. Viator ranks 148th among Tours sites.
Good mode of transport
Isobel_S, Jan 2023
Really good way to travel and hop on and off at various tourist places. Only thing was couldn't locate batobus stop at first so if poss needs better directions as to where these are located
Paris from the Seine
Debra_D, Jan 2023
This is a great way to see some of the most iconic parts of Paris from the River Seine, and the best is that you can hop on and off over 2 days. So the suggestion is to do this on your first day so you have plenty of time to enjoy the experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Superb way to see Paris
Rick_M, Jan 2023
This made our weekend. Being able to hop on and off the Batobus enabled us to just sit back and take in the beautiful architecture along the Seine, but also hop off to take in more of the sights like the Notre Dame or Eiffel Tower. The boats were all well managed, clean and warm. Such a great experience.
Paris Seine River Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing cruise 2 day pass
MariaRose_B, Jan 2023
No prior information that the vendor was on strike and that the sightseeing cruise is cancelled. There was no visual posting either that the vendor was on strike when we got to the area.
Terrible experience
Fuding_G, Jan 2023
Booked from but the service provider Boatbus cancelled all the service but nobody told me it is cancelled
1 traveler found this review helpful
Scott_M, Jan 2023
Get a map of the stops so you know where each stop is located. Since it rained, it is tough to see as the windows are also dirty.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not recommended
George_T, Jan 2023
Unfortunately we couldn't use the service as it is was not available. We went to a stop and waited for more than an hour and eventually we left. There was no notification from the company and the chat service was not responding as well. We requested a refund, it is accepted from the company and now we are waiting to receive our money back.
Waste of time
Gary_S, Jan 2023
When we got to the river we found the company were on strike . Batobus were on strike Nothing more to say really
1 traveler found this review helpful
Don't take money for a non existent service!
Chris_M, Jan 2023
We arrived having planned our itinerary with the bateau mouch hop.on hop off tour being the foundation if it and when we arrived at the stop on the Seine, we were informed that the boats don't run on a Wednesday or a Thursday and therefore it was not appropriate that VIATOR processed our payment and took £61 for this trip when this service wasn't running. We nearly missed our Eiffel tour booking due to the bateau mouche service not running and we amassed an extra €24.95 cost in taxi charge & our 3 kids were exhausted as we had to walk along way from Chalette De Halles to ensure we didn't miss our eiffel tower ascent booking. We had planned to join bateau mouche at Notra Dame after getting off at Chalette De Halle. Terrible service & massively disappointing. I expect a full refund and feel that Viator is also responsible for the additional taxi expense.
Don’t go with Viator!!
Barry_T, Dec 2022
The operator did not run - no staff. Viator should have known this! Still no refund! No communication! No acknowledgement of hurt caused! What else can I say!!! Barry Tiernan
1 traveler found this review helpful
Terrible. No service!
Matthew_T, Dec 2022
Disappointed & Unacceptable!! No service on NEW YEARS EVE !!??Employees on STRIKE! standing with signs at pick up locations asking for donations, playing music, fooling around while paying tourists who had paid tickets left were stranded
Not reliable!
Jennifer_K, Dec 2022
I would recommend that people just book a Seine river cruise and use either the Big Bus as a hop on hop off, or just walk. The Bato Bus did not run the two days we had booked - we were relying on it to get us around but since it was closed both days (which we found out morning of), we had to pivot and come up with other transportation options.
Not able to ride
JOY_M, Dec 2022
I have requested a refund from your company as there were never any boats and the online schedule said all stops closed and the operator dis not respond to two requests I amde directly to them.
1 traveler found this review helpful
DON'T bay "Batobas" trips
Crying_F, Dec 2022
Batobus worst company what provide bot trips in Paris. We came on Noterdam ship stop. And the some of the workers of place wher you can bay trip informs as. The company is on strike and give as business cart and say we nead contact with Sophie Baudet call or email. I write email and get back the info that email not existing. So generaly we lost money for 3 adults and 1 kidd. So big thanks "Batobus" for teribal experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Never open
Diane_A, Dec 2022
It was closed every day I tried to use it. Hoping to get a refund. Lots of other cruises open do I rebooked on Bayeaux Mouches and had a good experience
Worst experience
ganesh_k, Dec 2022
The tickets are not working; they didn't inform me before the scheduled time. Once I went there, I learned that the company was closed for the day. But these people couldn't be told. Then I called the lady who asked me to go to another collaborative company, but they refused to enter the cruise. It's the worst experience with Viator. You can buy the tickets on the spot. Buying your tickets with Visitor is wasting your extra money.
Good way to see major sights
Michael_I, Dec 2022
Useful way to see the major sites. Easy to book, but more information on showing the location of stops would be helpful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Loved it it was a lot of...
Allan_T, Dec 2022
Loved it it was a lot of fun I would definitely do it again so much fun!! Can’t wait to come. Ack and do the boat tour


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