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Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour

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    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.
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    Reviewed July 10, 2019

    We had the most wonderful guide, Stan the man in the minivan! We loved him! We had 7 people in our group and Stan made sure we were all happy and taken care of! The Seine river cruise was so beautiful! Afterwards, Stan made sure...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Ruth M
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

    Dear Ruth M, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and we are very delighted to read that you enjoyed your cruise. We can imagine that this must have been an exceptional and unforgettable moment and we are pleased...More

    Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

    Great host. Smooth transfers. Saw everything you’d expect but with a sprinkling of magic. Would recommend highly

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Claire O
    PARISCityVISION, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2019

    Dear Claire O, Thank you for your comment. We truly appreciate it. We are glad to know that we have been part of your evening. Best Regards, Alexia

    Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

    I have to say that this tour is a little misleading! You get all dressed up because it warns that the dinner venue doesn’t accept people in jeans, sneakers, And “smart attire” is requested. We arrive at the meet up point to learn that we...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Trinityvictoriousone
    Reviewed April 30, 2019

    The Seine river cruise gives you a compact tour of almost all the historical attractions of Paris enjoying the calm, cool ride over the river. A very pleasant, soothing ride, particularly towards the sunset especially if you are touring the city along its busy streets...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Roam813824
    Reviewed April 24, 2019

    We enjoyed this cruise and tour but for some reason they did not give us a chance to see the Eiffel Tower when it sparkles on the hour. I've read other reviews and many people comment on how cool it was to see, and that...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Kathleen H
    PARISCityVISION, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

    Dear Kathleen H, We are glad to know that you enjoyed your cruise and we are sorry to read that you missed the Eiffel Tower view. We totaly understand your discontentment. Be informed that one part of the seine river was closed due to the...More

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    We did the Bateaux Parisien 1-hour narrated Seine cruise past the Eiffel Tower and Ile de la Cité on March 15/18. There are maybe 50 or so steps to get to the dock from the street above in order to get to the boat. We were... More
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