Paris boat tours are a great way to see the sites of the city. You can see such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and Pont Alexandre III all while never leaving your seat. There are four main types of Paris boat tours that each create a unique experience viewing the city.
1.The Discovery Cruise (from 13€)
This cruise is an enjoyable way to rapidly see many of the most famous monuments and buildings in Paris. Paris boat tours provide a different way to view the monuments and can also be a great way for those who have difficulties walking to visit Paris. Taking only an hour, the Discovery Cruise, takes you down the Seine from the Eiffel Tower to Ile-Saint-Louis. There are various different companies who provide these tours, but very little difference in the paths taken. If you want to make your cruise a little more enjoyable certain companies offer the option to add a snack or a flute of champagne.
2. The Lunch Cruise (from 41€)
This cruise is ideal for those who want to budget their time and see it all. The Lunch Cruise allows you to take a 1.5 to 2 hours pause to relax for lunch while continuing to visit Paris. The various companies all offer an excellent lunch, however cost does vary depending on the meal, if you choose to add wine, etc. The Lunch Cruise combines the two of best things about Paris, sightseeing and good food, thus creating memorable experience.
3.The Dinner Cruise (from 60€)
This cruise is one of the top among the Paris boat tours. It is perfect for those looking for a romantic date night. Generally these cruises take 2 hours. However there is a meal beginning at 6:30 that takes only 1 hour and 15 minutes. This option is great for those who do not have much time or have children. Every Paris boat tour company offers a superb meal, however similar to the lunch cruise, the cost will vary depending on where your table is placed in the boat (i.e. in the center or by the windows) and what meal you choose. To continue this enjoyable evening it is not a bad idea to view a show at a cabaret such as Lido or Crazy Horse.
4.Multi-day/location Cruise (from 290€)
An Multi-day and location cruises are excellent option for those who are staying for a week or more in Paris or perhaps those that have already visited Paris and wish to see the old favorites, but also explore more widely. These cruises are relaxing and enjoyable experiences that take you through Paris, but also allow you to visit the country and different cities in Normandy. When planning your multi-day cruise make sure to book your tickets well in advance, because not every cruise trajectory is available year round.
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