A Discovery cruise through the Seine river is one of the attractions you cannot miss during your visit in the City of Lights. You may be thinking that this attraction perhaps fits better for a young couple expecting to spend an incredible romantic night across Paris… and of course it is! But don´t worry, it isn´t as cheesy as you might think! Many tourists enjoy this type of transportation to visit various parts of the city. It suits all kind of people: friends, groups, couples, families… The experience is the same for everyone: you spend great time on board!
What to experience?
A Discovery cruise will take 1 hour while a lunch or dinner cruise may take up to 2:30h. According to the company you take, the starting point of the river cruise is different, but you will always disembark at the same point where you started. Most of the cruises will leave from either the Eiffel Tower or Notre-Dame. Be prepared to see amazing views and to spend incredible time on the Seine river.
Audioguides and speakers are available on board of the discovery cruise, so you will be able to learn about Paris’ history while marveling at their gorgeous facades. You can have a quick snack or a glass of champagne on board of the Seine river cruise. You could prefer to discover the historical center of Paris while enjoying a meal on board. Cruise companies offer lunch meals and dinners starting around noon and 6 pm each day. Depending on the cruise company, the type and quality of the meal will vary, some of them offer excellent Parisian gastronomy.
A discovery cruise in winter time, during late afternoon/night, will give you the opportunity to contemplate the monuments on the river banks illuminated with gorgeous lights that really gives life to these historical buildings and sets a special atmosphere. Almost 90% of the most important monuments of city are located indeed by the Seine! You can relax and contemplate the city lights after a long day of walking in the Seine river cruise. A perfect ending for a magical day.
The Seine river flows right in the center of the city, from East to West. The starting point of the Seine river cruise is different from one company to the other and there are a few stations along the river, the most famous ones can be found in front of the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame.
As we said before, the services offered may differ depending on the company, as well as the service quality and the prices. The cheapest way to enjoy this amazing experience is to go on a discovery cruise, which price is around 14€. Lunch cruises are starting from 40€ per person for the cheapest ones, while dinner river cruises are more expensive, starting from 60€ per person and could get up to 400€ for specific options (Valentine´s day, proposal, private trips…). Check our trip packages including boat trips through Seine river and book here now!
Our recommendation for a life time experience: try the dinner cruise on the Seine river: for excellent quality, incredible service, gastronomic food plus beautiful landscapes to discover, you should consider spending around 100-150€ per person. Might it be the first, second or third time, you won´t regret it!