Take a cruise on the Seine river to see the main monuments, followed by a drive through Paris to see illuminated sights and floodlit monuments.
See the famous Parisian landmarks at their best. Go on a cruise and view the sights from the Seine, all lit up against the dramatic backdrop of the night sky. Afterward, we'll drive through the city for another viewpoint to admire the city's illuminated monuments.
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Price & Options
You may end the tour at the Opera area which is a good location for local restaurants and bars.
From June to August, part of the tour takes place in the daylight.
Audio guide is available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Both the Seine cruise and city tour will have recorded commentary.
Tour is available in English and Spanish.
You can book a maximum of 8.
Frequently Asked Questions
just great! thanks
very enjoyable and informative trip!
Tour was excellent. Only complaint was the long wait between getting off the bus and on the boat (we were waiting nearly an hour).... more
Had taken the same tour with another company last year and was very impressed with the superior quality and content of your tour. ...Great job! more
Joel was our driver and he was
a delightful and informed driver/guide.
Our guide Alex was excellent he needs promotion
Our driver Olivier was excellent. He took us to see the Eiffel Tower in time for the sparkle lights and took a great picture of u...s! more
Paris is a must see at night and this tour provides a good bus tour and Boat tour for that purpose
It was beautiful taking the cruise down the Seine and seeing the sights from the river. The best moment came when the bus rounded... the corner and there was the Eiffel Tower sparkling with its twinkling lights. more
Great organization, if you have a child this is the best choice!
It was a hassle-free way to explore Paris. The bus accomodations were great and the commentary was available in many different la...nguages. The most memorable part of the tour was definitely the river cruise. Paris is a beautiful city and it was unique to see it from the Seine River. more
I booked the Seine River Cruise plus Illuminations Tour as a surprise for my girlfriend as it was her first trip to Paris and what... a surprise it was!
Whilst finding the City Discovery office to embark on the tour was a little awkward given the unclear sign, the actual tour was tres magnifique.
The tour guides were polite and very accommodating, and those who were onboard the trip were in very good spirit. The actual Illuminations tour was a joy to behold given that it was fairly dark and the Eiffel Tour dazzling at night was the just dessert before the Seine River Cruise. more
Loved the trip and loved the music. My only comment is that I would love to have been able to buy the CD of the music that you pl...ayed. It was really great. That would have made the trip even better. But I loved every minute of it anyway! more
the guide was excellant
Great way to end a trip to Paris!! The city at night is so beautiful.
We did this tour on a Sunday and it was the perfect start to a new week. The Seine river cruise was excellent with headphones in ...many languages explaining sites as you passed them. The bus tour was very extensive, lots of fun and the best way to orientate yourself on Paris attractions. Our guide was very professional whilst having a lovely manner about her. I would encourage anyone going to Paris to do this tour at the beginning of your holiday to get the most benefit from it. more
This Seine River Cruise was in late May and sunset was not until after 9:00 pm so this turned out to be a Sunset Cruise. Perfect!<...br />
On a prior visit, I was in Paris in October and that was a nighttime cruise. That was a different, but still something I would recommend.
Because of the late sunset and the warmer temperatures, the May cruise was very enjoyable. The warm weather brought Parisians to the banks of the Seine for picnics adding to the party atmosphere of the cruise.
The Illuminations bus tour of the city following the river cruise is a good way to get a glimpse of the many attractive sites in Paris.
It was a very enjoyable evening.
One of the best tours. Spectacular!
This was our first tour after arrival in Paris, and it was the perfect introduction! Although the boat was full of people, the or...ganization was well executed. Seeing the monuments lit up while on water was breathtaking. The bus ride was very informative. I highly recommend this tour! more
The cruise was superb! My granddaughter got sick during the Bus tour and we had to leave mid tour. I left my phone on the bus in t...he rush to get my granddaughter off. The guide later found it, left the bus tour, took a taxi back to the office and my phone was returned. I cant say enough good things about this tour. Thanks so very much!
Ray, Lynda & Haley
Wrap up well but a great nights entertainment...
The river cruise was toooo good - Not to be missed.
Very beautyfull, expecially the cruise along the river in the night. A thing that everyone should do in their life!
The Illuminations Tour was great (nice bus, very nice tour guide, perfect mix of information and sights) but we didn't quite ...like the Cruise very much (noisy, cold, overrated). more
We have used your sevice sevaral times around the world and to date we have never been let down.It says alot about your reliabilty... and especially the people you employ.Well done.
Gold Coast Australia more
Although I really enjoyed the tour - I felt that the 1 hour gap between the end of the Seine tour and the start of the bus tour wa...s far too long. We were staying outside Paris central and were worried about making our train connection - I would have been a lot happier if this had been only 30 mins. more
We enjoyed the tour - friendly staff and interesting guide. Only complaint we had was that after river cruise we had to be taken b...ack to office to take on other tourists and we were sitting there about one hour - too long. more
A great way to see the City at night. Just a word to the wise that the cruise can be very chilly when it is cold out. Bundle up!
tour was good and all you could ask for. but the departure point was very hard to find and wasnt where the directions directed us... to it was round the corner. wrap up warm for the boat trip more
The Seine River cruise was really enjoyable, taking a look at Paris from the river with Edith Piaf's songs playing as the mus...ical atmosphere was great. The Illuminations tour was very nice, altough i didn´t have enough time to take goog snapshots of the illuminated buildings. My only suggestion is about beginning the tour a little later, since it wasn´t really dark as to fully enjoy the illuminations, at least in springtime. more
We enjoyed our tour of Paris and the length of the tour was quite nice. We had taken a Seine River cruise 5 years ago with anothe...r boat line which we have to admit was a better cruise. Somehow we were able to take better photos on that trip. However, the bus tour was really great. It was a very warm evening and the comfort of the air conditioned tour bus was so comfortable. The bus driver and guide were extremely helpful to us getting to the correct subway to return to our hotel that evening. Thank you for you kindness. more
Good guide and driver of bus. I choose the seven p.m. tour and it was too early to see the lights; however, the tour was interest...ing. more
Very good guide and clean car. i would do it in the beggining of the journey so you can decide what to see after.
This is a great tour to do on your first day to get your bearings and see some cool stuff.
The only negative is that the m...usic between the commentary on the bus ride was the same song by 2 different artists on repeat. And not even the entire song. Just one part about April in Paris on repeat-- kinda annoying more
Most beautiful part was the Seine River cruise, amazing views and comfortable seats.
There was a huge delay between the cruise and the illumination tour. We were waiting in the bus till 10:30 PM but the Illumination... tour did not start even by then. So we were forced to quit and called off from the Illumination tour. Half the money wasted for us as there was no refund given to us. I am disappointed. more
Great tour , really enjoyed it with beautiful scenery in the evening .
Melissa See Fung
We wish we had been warned about daylight saving as the lights didn't come on until after 10pm so the cruise was over and we ...were heading back on the bus,
We still enjoyed the ride and would recommend it however we wished the lights would have been put on a little earlier.
Some of the headsets didnt work well , so we missed out on the coverage . more
The cruise was disappointing, because we didn't get there early enough to get seats along the outer edge of the boat (for pho...tos,etc).
The drive around town was much better. Our guide was very knowledgable and gave all the information in multiple languages. Very impressive... more
The lights in the city did not illuminate until 3/4 of the way through the tour. This was very disappointing. The illuminations ...tour should not be offered during the summer when the lights do not come on until very late - or the time for the illuminations tour should be pushed back to take into account when it actually gets dark. more
The tour on boat was OK. The tour on the bus was not that fun, you could hardly take pictures because the driver was going really ...fast when passing the major attractions.
The tour is not that cheap and I did not see a lot of added value. more
The Seine River Cruise was great but we didnt see any illuminations as the sun sets late in summer.
I expedted a different tour. The tour started at the time but it was not dark and we had the illuminations bus drive first. If we ...want to see the coty with lights, it has to be completely dark. The cruise was OK. Again, I expected more. It was too crowded - I thought it was going to be more private with the people that was on the bus only. Instead we had a huge group of other people joining, making it difficult to get nice seats. more
I think there would a better way to do this tour. It was a very large group and the double decker bus was full. All announcements ...were done in four languages( all by the same tour guide which was impressive) but it was annoying. It was hard to see the illuminations from some seats. The boat was absolutely packed and it was impossible to take photos unless you were seated next to the window. The double level boats would be much better. The commentary through the headphones was often in competition with a tour guide over the microphone. more
Not the best tour almost fell asleep on the bus. Needs to be a real tour guide not a recording on the bus. The tour on the river w...as ok not the best. The tour guide recording on the boat was broken. The tour is like a 5 out of 10. more
Not really worth the money... do Hop on Hop of double deck instead. The coach bus in the tour doesn't allow clear view.
You can buy cruise ticket on your own. more
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