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Bistro-Style Seine River Dinner Cruise

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$48.12

For those tight on time, this 75-minute Seine River cruise is perfect. Discover Paris' glittering waterfront sights in a relaxed, casual setting, and enjoy dinner with a view. Board a boat on Ile de la Cité, the epicenter of Paris, and cruise past Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower and more famous attractions. Savor a simple 3-course meal from the comfort of your window-facing armchair, and upgrade to include wine or Champagne.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18
- Vegan menu available

Description:

Board an elegant boat on Ile de la Cité, the historic heart of Paris, and head out along the River Seine to enjoy dazzling views of the city at night. This 75-minute cruise takes you past Paris’ most interesting and beautiful riverside attractions, and with your information booklet to hand, you can read up on them all from the comfort of your table.
Cruise past impressive Notre Dame Cathedral and admire its imposing Gothic architecture from your pristine vantage point. Continue to Ile St Louis, an ancient and tranquil spot in the middle of the Seine.
As your captain guides you gracefully along the river, keep an eye out for other special points of interest; Hôtel de Ville, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d’Orsay, Place de la Concorde and the dazzling Eiffel Tower all line your route, and your vantage point affords you wonderful viewing angles.
As Paris’ nighttime panorama drifts by, enjoy a lovely 3-course set dinner: start with foie gras, followed by a fish specialty, and end with a duo of sweet treats. Upgrade to include wine or Champagne with your meal. The boat's armchair-style seats all face outward, ensuring amazing views as you dine.
After 75 minutes of cruising the Seine, disembark at Ile de la Cité, where your tour began.
Please note: From November to April the route is different due to high river levels. The cruise will start and end near the Eiffel Tower and will pass fewer sites than the summer cruise.

Departure:

Departure point:

Allée des Cygnes

Departure time:

Duration:

1 hour 15 minutes

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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John W

Our husband and I were in Paris for a few days celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary. We decided to do something special for our anniersary and chose the Seine River Dinner Cruise. We had a brilliant relaxing time - weather was lovely, food was great and staff were courteous. Couldn't have asked for anything more. There were many famous attractions to spot along the journey and they looked more spectacular when they were all lit up. We would highly recommend this to people of all ages. There was a slight downside. The boat was very tricky to find, directions were poor. Other passengers mentioned this too. One family missed their 6pm dinner and had to change to the 8pm slot as they couldn't find the boat in time.

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RIANA D

Food and service on the boat was great. Loved the view and the seating was good.Would have loved it if the trip was a little bit longer.

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Nomonde R

We loved everything minute of it. Courteous staff, lovely food as well as the brilliant photographer who managed to capture great moments.

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Rhiz Novah A

It was my 4th visit to Paris but first time to do the Seine River cruise. This is a great way to have a relaxing time to see some parts of the city. But nothing beats exploring Paris by foot. However, if you're not a fan of walking, this would be a good alternative and will give you a chance to sit back and just enjoy the view. It was a bit tricky to find the boat, so make sure to go to the Bir Hakeim bridge and find the middle area where the green statue is. Across, on the other side of the bridge is the access stairs to go down to where the boat is docked.

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Jessica O

The experience itself was amazing. The crew are super sweet and efficient. The only thing I would say was a bit difficult was finding the departure location. They should really be more specific for tourists.

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Melissa C

The view along the Seine was impressive. The boat arrived at the pier 5 minutes before we set off. We were not sure we had the right location as there were no signs to indicate that the company docked in the middle of a bridge. The meal was pleasant.

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Nirdoola R

We waited for the boat other side of the river for over an hour...only when i called the number on booking confirmation letter 15 mins before departure as i didnot see the boat...
The csa told me it was a blue boat....someone working on another boat had to speak to csa to explain to me exactly where to go within 5 mins we had to run....including elderly family member ...it was so stressful ...disappointing when i was not sent any map for exact location.

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Steven A

While a dinner cruise on The Seine sounds romantic this is definitely not. Maybe I expected too much. You board the boat and are seated you wait until all guests are boarded before seeing a server. I had gone to the bar even to order our table a round of cocktails and was told to return to my seat and someone would be with me momentarily. So you sit listening to outdated music that is not jazz, or French standards (or even standards at all) but 70's (not disco but far from dinner music).After about 15 minutes (from being seated) finally someone shows up to hand you a menu (a choice of 2 entrees) everything else is pre-set and still have not been offered a drink. Upon receiving the menu we requested a pre-dinner cocktail it was finally served when the appetizer was served by the waiter. As the boat started to travel the lights allowing the staff to see (understandable) were reflecting in the window glass making more of an impression and dimming the view of the Eiffel Tower which was fully lit. Making picture taking near impossible.The food is prepared off site and appears to only be plated on the boat, food is little more than airline food on a plate.The waiters (possibly understaffed) since you only see them when passing out food or collecting dirty plates do not have time to give you "real service". While trying to take pictures I was told I could go to the upper deck and get a better picture but I was worried if I did I would miss the server as they strolled through picking up plates or distributing the next course.The cruise lasts approximately 90 minutes and by the end I was ready to get off.Some things they could do to make the experience better. Have servers ready to attend to customers as soon as they board for pre-dinner cocktails, change the music to a little more "French" inspired, dimming of the lights or a different kind where you have an unobstructed view of the sites. I do realize this is a "tourist" venture (as everyone in our seated area were tourists) but with a few "tweeks" could have been so much more.Personally for the length of this cruise I would have preferred a pre-dinner cocktail cruise, board us have a drink or two down the Seine and then disembarked and went somewhere else for dinner. Would this have been better had I taken the later cruise? Maybe, or maybe at another time of the years when the sun sets later so we could have been here at dusk. Will I go again? Probably BUT will do some homework to see other options.

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Joseph R

Impossible to find. Terrible. Don’t book this through Viator. Better to find a boat in Paris and book there. Also Viator charges an extra 6” Euro. Total rip off.

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Martha B

It is about time for Viator to make sure there is a way to find the boat. I wanted to treat a few frinds to an amazing dinner on the Siene river. They were looking for one hour, never found the boat. They then changed the reservation for 10 pm. Then again, they couldn't find it. Viator refunded part of the fee.
I coudl have treated them to a dinner at a nice restaurant instead.
Very disappointed in Viator There are several comments about this issue, not addressed, obviously


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Bistro-Style Seine River Dinner Cruise
Overview:

For those tight on time, this 75-minute Seine River cruise is perfect. Discover Paris' glittering waterfront sights in a relaxed, casual setting, and enjoy dinner with a view. Board a boat on Ile de la Cité, the epicenter of Paris, and cruise past Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower and more famous attractions. Savor a simple 3-course meal from the comfort of your window-facing armchair, and upgrade to include wine or Champagne.

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$48.12

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