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Seine River Cruise & Paris By Night Tour

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Paris, the City of Lights, amour and spectacular views, is one of the most famous cities in the world. Known for its long and detailed history, incredible architecture and romantic spots, what’s not to love about Paris?

One of the unmissable parts of the city is its iconic river, the Seine. Whether you take a stroll along the boulevard or enjoy a starlit boat ride, enjoying the Seine is a ‘must’ on your Paris trip. The city’s beauty doesn’t stop there!

Enjoy one of the many fantastic tours where you get to see the monuments of Paris by night. From the sprawling Champs-Élysées to the dazzling Eiffel Tower – there’s no shortage of things to do on a Paris night tour.

With everything from boats to busses to vintage cars, your guide will lead you past stunning landmarks on a night to remember. We’ve put together a variety of options perfect for couples and families alike.

Know Before You Book:

  • Some tours may start in daylight in certain months
  • Arrive in good time as the tours start promptly
  • Tours continue in any weather conditions


  • Admire the incredible sights of Paris
  • Enjoy discovering more of Paris’ history
  • Experience the atmosphere of Paris after dark

Pont Alexandre III bridge

As France’s capital city, Paris has gained a reputation for its unforgettable monuments, activities and stunning architecture.

The city is home to some truly historic buildings including the renowned Eiffel Tower, which is adorned with thousands of golden lights which put on quite the show. On a night bus tour, Paris comes alive as its many landmarks are illuminated, making them even more sensational. From the Arc de Triomphe to the Grand Palais or the incredible Place de la Concorde, Paris has so much to offer its visitors.

On an idyllic Paris river cruise, you’ll glide past the incredible Île de la Cité, one of the city’s natural islands. You could also opt for one of the best Seine dinner cruises. You can enjoy sights like the Louvre Museum while a live band fills the air with music.

If you’re looking for a truly unique night tour, Paris can be enjoyed from the comfortable seat of a vintage convertible. Zip around the city as you take in the lights of the Champs-Élysées or the incredible Palais Garnier.

Paris Night Tours – Prices 2019

The cost of the Paris by night bus, car or boat ride on the Seine begins at about USD $57 to USD $104 depending on which package you go for. There’s the choice between a 3-in-1 night tour and a gourmet dinner cruise, or something different entirely – touring Paris in a vintage Citroen.

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The city of Paris is open for sightseeing at any time of the day or night. With the tours we’ve selected, most of the landmarks will be enjoyed from the outside, so opening times do not apply. However, as they are evening tours, each tour departs between 19h30 and 20h30.

Best Time to go

As these tours take place in the evening, the ‘sunny’ factor doesn’t apply here. However, April to June are the best months to visit Paris for sightseeing as the weather is mild and there are fewer tourists than in the summer months.

Arc de Triomphe at night

Options: Eiffel Tower, Seine River and Paris Illuminations

Being the stunning city it is, Paris has some incredible tour options to match. If you’re in the mood for a dreamy and delicious Seine dinner cruise. Accompanied by beautiful views and relaxing music, this is one of the most romantic ways to see Paris.

Then again, if you’re looking for a jam-packed way to see Paris by night, bus tours are the way to go. Lastly, for a fun and memorable Paris tour, enjoy the city sights from a vintage convertible.

Take a look at our top picks in more detail!

Best Seine River Cruise & Paris Night Tour Bus

As you begin your evening with a night bus tour, Paris comes alive. Admire the stunning landmarks from the Place Vendome to the incredible Louvre Museum while you learn all about their history.

Then it’s time for a Seine river cruise by night, where the twinkling lights make Paris even more beautiful. Sail under the ornate bridges and watch the city burst into life. Finish off this unforgettable evening at the Eiffel Tower where you can enjoy the sights of Paris from the 2nd floor.

What we liked: You get to see so much of the city.
  • Tour of iconic Paris landmarks on an air-conditioned coach
  • Eiffel Tower skip-the-line ticket
  • Informative commentary
  • 1-hour Seine River tour

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)

This tour really has it all from a range of available languages to individual audio sets on the bus. Whether you’re avid travelers or on a couple’s getaway, you’ll get to enjoy Paris from every angle on this all-in-one tour!

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sun over the Seine

Best Dinner Cruise in Paris

Enjoy an evening of fine dining on one of the best Seine dinner cruises. Float past iconic landmarks like the incredible Île de la Cité aboard a luxury riverboat.

Treat yourself to some tasty dishes from their varied menu as you soak up the sights of Paris by night. Stroll along the deck where you can enjoy the breathtaking views and soak up the atmosphere.

This luxurious dinner cruise is perfect for anyone looking for a romantic evening!

  • Scenic cruise along the Seine
  • Live music with the 20h30 cruise

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Louvre Museum pyramid

Paris Illuminations in Vintage Car

Get picked up from your Paris hotel, then enjoy a whirlwind night out in Paris. Accompanied by a fun and knowledgeable local, you’ll get to see the incredible sights of Paris from the seat of a convertible Citroen 2CV. Drive down the Champs-Élysées feeling like a celebrity, then enjoy the many Paris landmarks as you tuck into a cheese and wine hamper for two.

  • Private tour in convertable vintage Citroen (with trasnparent roof in case it rains)
  • Knowledgeable guide

  • Add-on of two CV miniatures
  • Add-on of a cheese and wine hamper for two

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Paris lit up at night

9.3Expert Score
Enjoy the monuments and unbeatable atmosphere of Paris after dark on one of these fantastic tours. From the calm waters of the Seine to the bustling city streets, you can experience Paris on a tour that suits you. Whether you’re backpacking through Europe or enjoying a couple’s getaway, there’s something for everyone.
Value for money
  • See the iconic landmarks of Paris
  • Many options to choose from
  • No entrance to the landmarks
  • May begin in daylight during summer months

Specification: Seine River Cruise & Paris By Night Tour


Not wheelchair accessible


1 to 2 hours


Sightseeing tour, Transport


Entrance Fees, Food and drink (unless specified), Gratuity (optional)

Meals & Drinks

Meals not included (unless specified)


Not included (unless specified)

Suitable For

Couples, Francophiles, History enthusiasts, Tourists

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22 reviews for Seine River Cruise & Paris By Night Tour

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  1. Anonymous

    You do not need Viator to sell this they add no value to you…if you want to change the day or time with the local tour company you can but not if you have a Viator ticket.

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  2. Anonymous

    Rainy evening, no policy to reschedule on a better evening. Seat on top were soaked and no towels to dry seats as promised. Poor visibility inside as windows were fogged up. Was not a great Intro to Paris.

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  3. Anonymous

    A very good idea I would do it early in your trip. The evening tour is very special and the highlight is the last stop at the Eiffel Tower at the top of the hour, when the Tower does a light show. The bus driver was expert in getting us in a perfect position to view this nighty, hourly light show.

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  4. Anonymous

    Ok so it’s cold a top the bus in October, but if you dress warmly, it’s the best way to see the city sights. Did this on my first day night, it really gave me a good idea of where everything was and where I wanted to explore more in the additional days ahead.

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  5. Anonymous

    Fantastic night tour – not to be missed.

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  6. Anonymous

    The meeting place was very easy to find, we were met by Felix and Will. It was a surprise to find out that we would not be getting on the boat until 8:25, and that the Eiffel Tower tour would happen a lot later than we thought, therefore we had to cancel our dinner reservation for my friend’s 50th Birthday. Will was an excellent guide who gave us lots of interesting history and information about the area and the Eiffel Tower. He asked us questions which was a nice way to encourage group participation. It was disappointing to miss our dinner we did not get back to our hotel until 11:45 and ate dinner at a restaurant near our hotel. I think it should be made clearer about the length of the tour

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  7. Anonymous

    We had a wonderful evening in Paris with our tour guide Henry, from City Visions. Henry is an outstanding guide and went above and beyond what we expected. Our Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise with champagne tour, was the highlight of our vacation in Paris. I highly recommend this tour.

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  8. Anonymous

    Tour guide was very informative and fantastic.

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  9. Anonymous

    Even though it was cloudy and overcast we had an enjoyable cruise down the seine rive. Our host was very good, and watching the tower light up and then going to the second floor at night was phenominal

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  10. Anonymous

    Our guide, Hugo was knowledgeable and fun. Learned a lot more than we would exploring on our own. The cruise also helped us understand the layout of the city better.

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  11. Anonymous

    Rene our guide did an incredible job. He was extremely knowledgeable, personable and made the night very enjoyable. He took extra efforts to point out the best ways to maximize our experience.

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  12. Anonymous

    You do not need Viator to sell this they add no value to you…if you want to change the day or time with the local tour company you can but not if you have a Viator ticket.

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  14. Anonymous – United Kingdom

    It was brilliant experience Saw so many lovely buildings attractions

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  15. Michelle – United States

    Best way to see Paris Tour sights were beautiful. Audio guide is provided thru WiFi which would stop playing ever time I tried to take photos. After some frustration, my husband and I designated his phone the picture-taking phone and my phone as the audioguide. There is bathroom on board. Snacks can be purchased on board, but it’s hard to steal away from good seats for any amount of time on top deck. Someone else will claim.

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  16. vishal – India

    Great ride

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  17. Dina – United Arab Emirates

    The experience was nice. But the process was kinda confusing. It should clear that you have to enter the office and send them email to print a voucher to enter the bus. No one gave me headphones to listen to the audio. The bus was moving fast sometime. But overall i still recommend it

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  18. Néstor – Argentina

    Espectacular Realmente fue sensacional. Muy bueno el recorrido por las calles parisinas con lugares espectaculares y llenos de historia. Muy bien ganado el rótula de la ciudad luz. El bus muy confortable, y me pareció acertado cuando se detiene en lugares claves de París, tanto para admirarlos como para fotografiarlos.

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  19. Juanne – South Africa

    Breathtaking This was an amazing way to see the city at night. Also very well organised. Tour guide was very friendly and help full and explained all details of the tour.

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  20. Donna – United States

    Bus Tour did not tell you enough information It was just tours were just ok. At the Eiffel Tower we were under the impression that guide would meet us at entrance. On the bus very little quality information about the different sites were were passing. Bus tour was the same . I rate it a 3 and I might be being kind.

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  21. Anonymous – United Kingdom

    Paris Sights & Lights by Night! On arrival, a lot of confusion from us and others about if we were in the right queue for the night tour and not just the hop on/off bus -better instructions on meeting point & signs at stop would be appreciated. Wonderful tour of main Paris sights in evening/night. As sunset wasn't until about 9.45pm – the first half of tour was in evening/dusk and some monument lights had not been illuminated. As time went on, the Paris lights made the sights look even more amazing. The last stop at Eiffel Tower to see light show was magical! I booked tickets for this activity late the night before and downloaded the app for mobile tickets – these were scanned easily by the bus company and we had no problems with redeeming them. The audio commentary was very informative and the music was a 50/50 split of catchy/annoying depending on who you ask in my family! Children were half price too which made the activity more affordable and better value for money. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour

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  22. Chris – United States

    Great value Driver was adept at navigating the insanity known as Paris traffic, which is only slightly less than New York’s. Was able to see a good amount of the main parts of the city; would have liked to see other parts, like Canal St. Martin and the Latin Quarter, but the aforementioned traffic is a challenge, so it’s understood why that couldn’t have been done. Seeing the Eiffel Tower shine was a real treat.

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