Seine River Cruise And Paris Illuminations Tour

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    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
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Its 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-Elyses, lArc 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

Know More about this tour

During the summer months (April Oct), when it doesnt get dark until later, youll start with a Seine cruise and end with an illuminations tour. Youll follow the reverse itinerary in the winter months (Nov March). Below are sample summer itineraries. Choose a standard or small-group tour.
Seine Cruise and Standard Tour by CoachAfter pickup from the central Paris meeting point, youll be taken to the Bateaux parisiens boarding point for your 1-hour narrated cruise along the Seine. Sit back and admire the waterfront sights including the Eiffel tower and Il de la Cit, where youll see Notre Dame and the Conciergerie.
Back at the dock, youll 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 Opra, Rue de rivoli, the Louvre, Les invalides, Place de la concorde, the Grand palais and Petit palais, Pont neuf, St-Germain-des-Prs, the Champs-Elyses, lArc de Triomphe and more.
You can then choose to be dropped off at the central meeting point or the Opra area, filled with great restaurants and bars to continue your night out in Paris.
Seine Cruise and Small-Group Tour by Minivan Youll 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 Opra, Rue de rivoli, the Louvre, Htel de Ville, Notre Dame, Place de la concorde and the Grand palais and Petit palais.
Cross Pont neuf to St-Germain-des-Prs and then venture down the Champs-Elyses to lArc de Triomphe, looping back to Trocadro 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)



Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

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 its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

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  • 28-Nov-2019

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 06-Sep-2019

    It gets you around. The fact the bus had dirty windows. So pictures out the front were horrible. Cheesy story on head set. Time to update with the times. No one wants to hear there love story which was corny. The boat ride was okay.

  • 08-Jul-2019

    Driver was very courteous, and very knowledgeable about the area. He spoke EXCELLENT English. The boat cruise was great, it used an APP on your phone to play the commentary. However, it would be nice to mention this in the description so someone would know to bring ear buds for their phone.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Paris illuminations tour was expected to be a drive abound the city to get a nights view of Pais . The bus tour was short through non business and non entertainment areas. somewhat boring. River cruise was not much better either. It was all worth about $10. waste of money

  • 07-Jan-2019

    Paris CityVision who hosted the cruise and bus night tour were fantastic in guiding us to tne meeting point. The activity itself was ok: as neither the bus tour or river cruise were fully narrated. We took the tour on our second day in Paris and it was a good way to get oriented to the city. The river cruise was very nice but the bus tour was primarily in the downtown core and with the Paris traffic stop and go.

  • 27-Aug-2018

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

  • 20-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.

  • 06-Jun-2018

    So pretty! The Eiffel Tower lit up was wonderful and the twilight along the whole cruise was beautiful. I cannot say enough about our guide Jean and I owe him a thank you note for delivering my 83-yr-old mother and I to our hotel at the end.

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