Bistro-Style Seine River Dinner Cruise - Paris

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 Cit, 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.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Dinner included

Details about this tour

Board an elegant boat on Ile de la Cit, 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; Htel de Ville, the Louvre Museum, the Muse dOrsay, 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 chicken or 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 Cit, 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.

Inclusions

  • Dinner - 3-course dinner
  • Half a bottle of wine per couple (if option selected)
  • Half a bottle of Champagne per couple (if option selected)
  • Information booklet
  • Entry/Admission - Seine River

Exclusions

  • Audio commentary

Itinerary

Menus Summers 2018 (menus are subject to change)

Paris en Scene Menu

Starter

• Tomato, mozzarella and pesto
Main courses

• Sliced duck with crushed potatoes
OR

• Salmon pavé with italian spices 

Dessert

• Tartelette aux fruits de saison Seasonal fruits pie

Vegan Menu (reservation only)

Starter

• Lentil salad, girolles, artichoke hearts and old-fashioned vegetable soup

Main Course

• Polenta and wild mushroom cake, seasonal vegetable fricassee, saffron pepper coulis

Dessert

• Pineapple carpaccio
Children Menu

Main course

• Salmon fillet, saffron cream sauce, rice pilaf with seasonal vegetablesOR

• Chicken supreme, mushroom sauce, rice pilaf with seasonal vegetables
Dessert 

• Duo of desserts
Drinks 

• Water for all menus

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18

Vegan menu available

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Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Reviews

  • RIANA D
    15-Jan-2019

    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.

  • Jessica O
    28-Dec-2018

    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.

  • Nomonde R
    25-Dec-2018

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

  • Melissa C
    17-Dec-2018

    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.

  • Steven A
    29-Nov-2018

    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.

  • Angela S
    28-Nov-2018

    Overall a good experience. The food was great, just a bit rushed as it was a three course meal in 75 mins!! There was also a photographer who needs your attention too, so just too much going on in the time that you have on board. Really great view of Paris though.

  • Victoria S
    21-Nov-2018

    Well organised, good food and really pleasant, hard working staff. Really enjoyed the whole evening. Fully recommend.

  • Jennifer G
    01-Nov-2018

    I was impressed with how modern and nicely furnished the boat was. The seats are very comfy and all look out to the water which was great. Also there's nice little slide in/out tables in front of you for eating which is great. The food I was not expecting to be good and so there for I was a bit surprised that it was not that bad...this is not a meal to remember or anything like that but it will do. The wine was not too bad either and definitely we drank it all.

  • traceycgribble
    30-Oct-2018

    Overall a really good experience and a great way to see the sights of Paris. The food whilst enjoyable wasn’t to the taste of one of our group. A word of warning for ladies, getting onto the boat in heels is challenging especially in wet weather. Overall we would do this again

  • Ulyanna
    29-Oct-2018

    After a long day of walking around Paris, this cruise was fantastic. The seats were comfortable, the food was delicious, and the views were amazingQ!

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