Paris Seine River Sightseeing Cruise: Explore Monuments like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum
2,920 Ratings
Embark on a scenic Seine River sightseeing cruise in Paris and discover iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Hop on and off at nine stops along the riverbanks!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more

The only river Seine hop-on hop-off tour! (Route)

Operating Schedule: From 04th February 2023 to 31st December 2023:
Monday to Thursday:
First departure at 10.00 am -Last departure at 5.00 pm
Friday to Sunday:
First departure at 10.00 am -Last departure at 7.00 pm

Boats pass 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

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

2. Musée d’Orsay
Metro Assemblée Nationale (line 12) / RER Musée d’Orsay (line C)

3. Quai Malaquais
Metro Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line 4)

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

5. Quai Saint-Bernard
Metro Jussieu or Cardinal-Lemoine (line 10) / RER Gare d’Austerlitz (line C)

6. Quai de l’Hôtel de ville
Metro Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11)

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

8. V879+WW Paris
Metro Champs-Elysées (lines 1 and 13) or Concorde (lines, 1, 8 and 12)

Points of Interest

  • Eiffel Tower

  • Invalides

  • Musee d’Orsay

  • Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

  • Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris

  • Jardin-des-Plantes

  • Hotel de Ville

  • Louvre Museum

  • Place de la Concorde

What's Included
  • Seine river cruise with hop-on hop-off flexibility
  • Direct boarding with no waiting time
  • Knowledgeable deckhand staff to assist you
  • Enjoy the open back terrace for panoramic views
  • Comfort ensured with heated interiors in winter and open rooftop in summer
  • Access to real-time arrival and departure information
  • Choose between 24h or 48h multi-stop bus tickets
What's Not Included
  • Commentary
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Embark on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise on the Seine River in Paris! Utilize a 1-day ticket (24H) to view iconic Paris landmarks such as the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower, or opt for a 2-day (48 consecutive hours) ticket for an additional day of exploration. Your pass becomes valid when you first board the cruise. Freely hop on and off as you wish at any of the nine stops situated along the Seine River’s UNESCO-protected riverbanks.

  • Real-time departure times are available on our website.
  • Enjoy special online pricing that is not avaliable when buying on the spot.
  • Please note that a systematic bag control has been introduced and jackets and coats must be opened at the entrance.
  • 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.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Jul 28, 2023
Greta way to see the city! - Great way to see the city! Regular boats and very friendly staff who gave helpful directions too! Would definitely recommend as a way to explore Paris
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jan 23, 2024
HOUSEBOAT STAY ON RIVER SEINE IN PARIS! This is a best experience.... - I’ve dreamed of a canal holiday but a houseboat on the River Seine, moored so close to the #Louvre? Well, this should be for the bucket list. Do you agree?
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 28, 2023
Our experience - House boats Seating was sparse as too many people got on at each stop so you could not find a place to sit
Review provided by Viator
Sep 11, 2023
Horrible Don’t Book - We weren’t able to get on the boats in the morning because of a marathon (that we were unaware of) & they wouldn’t give us a refund. To locate the hop on and off spots along the river was a mission and not easy to navigate.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 8, 2023
Awful scam no tickets emailed - We paid through the link on Tripadvisor for the boat tour batobus. We didn’t receive an email confirmation with the tickets so we contacted the company viator by email no answer and constantly the phone line was busy. So with the money taken by card and a screenshot of the transaction on Tripadvisor we went to the batobus only to be told that they can’t help us because viator should email the tickets to us. They tried to help call viator but to no avail. So we were unable to get on the boat. We have tried to contact viator for a refund but had a generic email response to say no refund is possible due to us not doing the tour!!! Even though we had No tickets and were there right next to the boat, with the transaction paid. So as we are a big family it was £120 gone for nothing but hassle and our little one got poorly in the heat in Paris while we were trying to walk around in the heat. We had to abandon our day in Paris and get a taxi to the train station and go home. Honestly do not buy tickets through this website. You can buy tickets directly with batobus.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 2, 2023
Rip-off - Terrible - they had massively oversold the tickets so the boats were full when they got to a stop.... families waiting in the heat for the next boat which was also full. We left and took the metro so a waste of money - a ripoff as they can control how many tickets they sell.....
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Aug 12, 2023
Basic very hot with no toilets! - The boat hasn't toilets on board for my daughter .also its very hot on board could only stay on for one stop .Bought the wrong experience for our trip would advise anyone who has any medical conditions to give this miss .its not fit for purpose. Its a pity has I booked with viator before it should explain how basic the boat it!
Review provided by Viator
Aug 7, 2023
Disappointing - None nothing more to say Very disappointed no info as to where to get on on boats No maps no people nobody gave a darn
Review provided by Viator
Jun 29, 2023
Waste of money - I would not spend any money on this. First it is difficult to know where the boat picks you up. We waited 35 mins. The boat was like sitting in a terrarium with the glass blocking the breeze. We were so hot. This is not a double decker boat. Next it goes so slow you could walk faster. Worst thing we spent money on in Paris
Review provided by Viator
Mar 14, 2023
Poor business practice - Do not book with Viator! The sight seeing tour was not operating the day of our cruise. When I informed Viator and asked for a refund I was denied a refund. We waited for a hour before I finally called directly to the third party vendor and was informed. This was explained in great detail and Viator still is refusing to give me a refund. You can easily purchase tickets for experiences directly through the company that is locally providing the experience. You never know what will happen to make you miss an experience, and Viator has shown that they don’t care if it was for reasons out of your control. I even went back the next day, and they were still not operating. Why won’t Viator honor my request for a refund? Wait until you arrive to Paris before you purchase Seine river cruise tickets!!!! You can purchase tickets to other sights like the Eiffel Tower, louvre, catacombs, etc. And it is much cheaper. You don’t need skip the line tickets from Viator. I will tell everyone I know and don’t know about my experience with Viator until I get my money back! I am very frustrated and confused about this business practice.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024