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Paris: 1-Hour River Seine Cruise

1. Paris: 1-Hour River Seine Cruise

Embark on a roundtrip cruise on the River Seine that begins at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Glide under the bridges of Paris and marvel at a succession of beautiful monuments along the waterway as you listen to commentary about Paris and the sights you pass by. During your cruise, you pass by the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Hotel de Ville, The Louvre, and more. Choose to take your cruise at night for another perspective of the "City of Light" altogether as the city becomes illuminated when evening approaches.  Individual audio guides are available in 14 languages and provide commentary about Paris and its history, monuments, and architecture. Please note the audio guide is available through your smartphone by connecting to the Wi-Fi onboard.

Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

2. Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

Visit the masterpieces of the Louvre Museum, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Then, go on a cruise along the magnificent Seine River and admire the famous monuments in the city. Being the world's largest museum, the Louvre packs 35,000 artworks into a 73,000 square meter exhibition space in three wings. Each wing possesses more than 70 rooms and displays extensive paintings and objects of art. See the iconic Mona Lisa, marvel at thousands of amazing paintings, and walk among perfect sculptures. Book the option with an audio guide included and enhance your experience and understanding of the works on display. After the visit of the Louvre Museum, take a 1-hour Seine River cruise tour. See more of Paris' iconic monuments such as the Institut de France, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Conciergerie, Musee de Orsay, Hotel de Ville and more. Onboard you have access to an audio guide of your chosen language for free on the spot which will help you learn more about the vast history attached to each monument.

Paris: Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

3. Paris: Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

Discover the remarkable Gothic style and stunning stained glass work of the Sainte Chapelle Cathedral in Paris with this skip-the-line ticket. Admire this jewel the French Gothic aesthetic at your own pace with a self-guided tour booklet. Spend an hour admiring the spectacular stained-glass windows that contribute to making Sainte Chapelle so famous. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15-meters high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Learn more about these glass depictions using your tour booklet. Discover facts about sacred relics and items such as the Crown of Thorns or the Image of Edessa that were once held here. Gaze up at the star-painted ceiling.

Paris: Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine

4. Paris: Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine

Climb aboard a panoramic sightseeing boat for a dinner cruise along the River Seine in central Paris. Enjoy an à-la-carte 3-course meal as you take in views of the "City of Lights" at night. Dine in a glassed-in boat and admire the historic quays and iconic monuments that pass by. See the golden dome of Les Invalides, the French Parliament, the former Beaux-Arts railway station of the Musée d’Orsay, and the gothic façade of Notre Dame Cathedral. Compliment your cruise with a 3-course meal complete with optional extras, including Champagne, more aperitifs, and priority seating. Dock back at your starting point with your eyes full of wonder and your belly full of delicious food and drinks. Premier service Privileged seating at the front of the boat Glass of champagne as an aperitif and dessert Patience + starter + main course + cheese + dessert of your choice + a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine for 4 people Privileged service Privileged seating by the windows Glass of champagne as an aperitif + starter + main course + cheese + dessert of your choice + a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine for 4 people Decouvert service Panoramic view Glass of champagne as an aperitif + starter + main course + dessert of your choice + a bottle of red wine or white wine for 4 people Etoile service Seating in the center of the boat Kir white wine as an aperitif + starter + main course + dessert of your choice + 1 bottle of red wine or white wine for 4 people Vegetarian option available

Paris: Seine River Sightseeing Cruise with 3-Course Dinner

5. Paris: Seine River Sightseeing Cruise with 3-Course Dinner

Discover the beauty of the Seine river with this Paris dinner cruise. Savor authentic Parisian cuisine as you sail past sights like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Louvre museum. Board your cruise by the Musée d'Orsay museum and sit down to a sophisticated gourmet meal as you soak up the beauty of the Paris evening from the water. Cruise past famous museums, striking monuments, quaint quarters, and magnificent bridges. Sail past iconic highlights like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, the National Assembly, and Pont Neuf. Enjoy a rich starter, choose your main course, and end with a typical dessert. After your sightseeing cruise, disembark at the departure point. Starters Heirloom tomato tartar, smoked salmon, black olive tapenade, Herbes de Provence finger Main course Yellow poultry supreme, zucchini gratin, colored carrots, lemon basil sauce or  Fillet of sea bream, creamy spelt with peas, shellfish sauce with tarragon, vegetables from our orchards or  Piece of Beef, zucchini gratin, small spleens, Southern condiment (+ 7€) or  Artichoke tartar, split pea velouté, eggplant chips Desserts Fresh lemon finger, crispy with feuillantine or  Raspberry chou, lychee, rose, chocolate puck, wild berry coulis or  All Chocolate Rock, hazelnut chips Drinks coffee or tea is included at the end of your meal Cheese and "A la carte" drinks are available to purchase onboard among a wide selection of cocktails, wines, beers, and soft drinks Children's menu Starter: Shredded turkey, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella balls Main Course: Choice of main course from the menu Dessert: Sparkling chocolate ingot Drink: Orange juice, Coca-Cola, or water  Vegetarian menu Starter: Green gazpacho, cucumber, zucchini, spinach, a mix of vegetables Main course: Artichoke tartar, split pea velouté, eggplant chips Dessert: All Chocolate Rock, hazelnut chips

Paris: Night Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River with Music

6. Paris: Night Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River with Music

Bask in the night glow of Paris on a Seine River sightseeing cruise. Tour the City of Lights and soak in the relaxing atmosphere on board as music plays. Take in a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Orsay Museum, the Alexandre III Bridge, the Concorde Square, the Petit, and Grand Palace, the Marie Bridge, and many more as you sail. To learn more about the monuments you see, download the tour app to use during the cruise (download instructions found on confirmation voucher).

Paris: Seine Cruise & Crepe Tasting near the Eiffel Tower

7. Paris: Seine Cruise & Crepe Tasting near the Eiffel Tower

See the sights of Paris from the water on a cruise along the Seine, and learn about them with an audioguide. Savor a traditional French crepe before or after your cruise. For the cruise, meet at “Bateaux Parisiens” / Port de la Bourdonnais just next to the Eiffel Tower to board the boat. As you cruise along the Seine River, unwind while contemplating the history of Paris and admire its many monuments such as the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the many bridges with their unique architecture.  Enjoy audioguide commentary onboard available in 14 languages, which you can also listen to from an application on your smartphone.  Then, after getting off the cruise at the same place it started, show your voucher to the staff at the buffet "Le Carrousel de la Tour Eiffel" at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Taste a French crepe with Nutella, sugar, lemon, jam, or whipped cream. If you prefer, enjoy your crepe before the cruise. Admire the picturesque views of the Eiffel Tower and the riverside of Paris while you savor this delicious French delicacy. Take advantage of reduced prices to buy a drink at the pancake house.

Paris: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Bistro Dinner

8. Paris: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Bistro Dinner

Le Bistro Parisien welcomes you for dinner between 18:00 and 21:30. Come and visit this contemporary, see-through bistro offering unique views of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine. The chef uses seasonal products to prepare tasty and authentic cuisine for your enjoyment. Adult Menu: Starter + Main course + dessert + drinks (glass of wine or soft drink) A vegetarian option is available Children's menu (under 12 years old): Main course + dessert + drink (Squash 25cl) Pennette pasta with ham and Emmental cheese or Chicken supreme with crispy potatoes Pot of ice cream or Chocolate cream Before or after dinner, the 1-hour sightseeing trip on the Seine in an entirely glass-covered boat takes you through the finest parts of Paris. Enjoy the commentary and music as you discover Paris and learn about its history. On your sightseeing cruise, you’ll have views of the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, the Parliament, Musée d’Orsay, Institut de France, Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall, the Conciergerie, the Louvre, the Obelisk, the Grand Palais and more.

Paris: Sunset Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River with Music

9. Paris: Sunset Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River with Music

Embark on an adventure and go on a sunset cruise in Paris. Enjoy a ride on the Seine River while listening to music on a cruise that departs and returns near the Eiffel Tower. Set sail to admire the monuments and docks that serve as scenery for this fantastic evening. To learn more about the monuments you see, download the tour app to use during the cruise (download instructions found on confirmation voucher). Admire the most emblematic monuments of Paris as you cruise by them, such as the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, and many more.

Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

10. Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

Start your 3-hour bike in front of the City Hall. On this small-group guided tour, enjoy a leisurely bike ride through Paris historical neighborhoods. Your local guide will show you nooks and crannies of the old Paris as well as explaining you the anecdotes behind the great history. Starting on the city island, head toward St Louis Island, mostly unchanged since the 17th century. Crossing the Seine River, enter the medieval Marais, famous for its Jewish and gay neighborhoods. From middle-aged houses through trendy corners, reach the first-ever Kings Square and its magnificent buildings. Continuing through the Bastille square, demystify its legendary prison and the famous Bastille Day. Escape from city traffic and stroll along the bike-friendly path that lines the Seine River and get ready for a nice drink stop along the water. Next, discover the left bank. From the world's oldest company, which is 1154 years old, head towards the literary Saint Germain des Prés and meet Parisians’ preferred cafés and art galleries. See how the kings, queens, revolutionaries, and Napoléon mixed in a ballet that ended in blood in Odéon and Luxembourg. After resting in the left bankers preferred garden, reach the Sorbonne University and the Latin Quarter with its antic roman empire ruins mixed with the most dangerous middle-aged back streets. Joining this tour at the beginning of your vacation allows you to see a lot of the city and determine where you want to go back to.

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What people are saying about Ile de la Cite

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4.4 / 5

based on 25,503 reviews

Booking tickets took a few minutes and it was not more expensive than the official website, the guide presented well all the tourists attractions and important buildings that we were passing by, overall we had a great experience

Incredible tour with fun guide of our favorite neighborhood we explored in Paris! Would highly recommend

Excellent service and delicious food ! Amazing view from the front of the boat! Must do in Paris

Very little wait, helpful guides inside, beautiful cathedral, excellent experience!

Great service, great views and the food was fantastic!