Cruising through Paris on the river is one of the most enchanting ways to experience this incredible city. Sit back as you cruise past historic architecture, famous monuments and take in the remarkable beauty of the city. Most visitors to Paris will want to add a cruise on the River Seine to their plans and there are a number to pick from. Champagne sunset cruises, lunch and dinner cruises and general sightseeing boats. Either day or night this is an experience not to be missed.
If you are on a budget our choice for value is the Hop-On Hop-Off Batobus (LINK). It features nine stops from Notre-Dame to the Eiffel Tower including stops at the Louvre, Place de Concord, and the Champs-Elysees. You can purchase tickets at any one of the stops with a 24 hour pass (metered from the time of purchase) costing about $20 with 48 hours under $24. These boats run from morning to about 9:00 pm about every fifteen to twenty minutes and are a great way to jump from one destination to another throughout the day and evening.
There are actually a number of options for romantic dinner cruising on the Seine. One that is highly recommended is the Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Dinner Cruise, that include dinner and live music. Enjoy unobstructed views through floor-to-ceiling windows as you dine on the romantic Seine beginning at about US$130. A lunch cruise starts at US$75 per perso HERE.
Another popular Seine River tour is with Vedettes de Paris. Their one hour cruises average US$22 per person and include one program focused on children of all ages along with a late afternoon happy hour cruise.
A short video riding the Batobus on the Seine