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Seine River Cruise, Paris Illuminations and Dinner on the Champs-Elysees

Paris, France

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Enjoy an enchanting evening in the "City of Light" on this Paris tour that combines a Seine River cruise, coach tour, and a 3-course dinner. During a lamp-lit boat ride on the Seine, admiring famous sights like Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Then experience the city all lit up during a nighttime sightseeing tour, followed by a late dinner at a restaurant near Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees.
  • Combined Seine River cruise, Paris illuminations tour, and late dinner at a Champs-Elysees restaurant
  • Escorted evening cruise along the Seine River
  • 3-course dinner with wine on the Champs-Elysees
  • Illuminating commentary from your expert guide
Paris Illuminated Small Group Tour
Air-conditioned vehicle
Late Dinner at "L'ALSACE" or similar Restaurant
1 hour Seine River Cruise

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note that due to actual traffic situation in Paris the real Pick-up may take place up to 30 minutes later than the time indicated on the voucher.
Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75), should the address be provided to us at least 72 hours ( local time) prior to tour's departure.

Departure Time

7:00 PM
See Paris after dark by both land and water on this Seine River cruise and sightseeing combo tour. After all, the best time to experience the famed attractions of the "City of Light" is when the lights are on.

Your tour starts with your cruise along the Seine River, where you can admire illuminated landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and pass under the city’s many bridges. Then switch to your coach to explore Paris’ tree-lined avenues dotted with lively cafes full of Parisians doing what they do best—eating and enjoying life. See major sights like Place de la Concorde, Place Vendome, the Opera House, Arc de Triomphe, Les Invalides, and Notre-Dame.

Afterward, head to your reserved table at a restaurant on the Champs-Elysees. See below for a sample menu of the French dishes that make up your 3-course meal. One glass of wine is included.
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1st Arrondissement
Your guide will pick up from your central located hotel in Paris
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Palais Garnier
Take this tour and you'll soon understand why Paris is known as the "City of Light".
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Place Vendome
You'll cruise along the Seine River and see the illuminated buildings and bridges of Paris, then tour tree-lined boulevards flanked by animated cafes.
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Place de la Concorde
It was during the French Revolution,that the square has become so well known, as a guillotine was erected in its centre in 1792 & more than thousands of people that had been detained at La Conciergerie came to their deaths.
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Arc de Triomphe
One of the largest Arch on the top of Champs Elysees and also where you will view the whole Paris
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Seine River
Board your relaxing 1-hour river cruise, which includes narration about the famous attractions you’ll see such as the Eiffel Tower and Il de la Cité, the island that’s home to Notre-Dame and the Conciergerie.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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Esplanade des Invalides
The Dôme of the Invalides contains Napoleon Bonaparte's tomb
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Musee d'Orsay
It has its own special history including transitioning from train station to depot then to Well known museum with many Impressionist's Collection
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One of the most outstanding and representative buildings of the Middle Ages
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Still standing at Ile de la Cité with its stunning gothic Architecture
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Louvre Museum
Once a fortresss, then a Palace and now a largest and popular Museum with many impressive collections and where you could catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa
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Pont d'Iena
The statue of General Washington can be found in the center of Iena Square
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Eiffel Tower
Other illuminated landmarks include Rue de Rivoli, Les Invalides, the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, and the Arc de Triomphe You'll see the famous sights of Paris on your 1h30 nocturnal tour by coach,
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After your Paris illuminations tour, you'll find the best tables have been reserved for you for a late Dinner at the Alsace restaurant. Here you'll enjoy a typically French three-course meal and a glass of wine, on the Champs-Elysees.
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Grand Palais
The tour will end at the famous lively avenue.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The dress code is casual clothes for the late Dinner (i.e. no shorts, jeans and sneakers are not recommended).
  • In summer, tours will partially take place during sunlight as it does not get darker until much later in the evening.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • In case of the River Seine 's flooding in winter, the River Cruise portion might be removed
  • Template Menu: Starter: French onion soup or Duck terrine Main course: Julienne filet with basmati rice & Riesling beurre blanc sauce or Corn-fed Vendée chicken supreme, with mushroom and new potatoes Dessert: Crème Brulee or Floating island Drinks: glass of red or white wine and Coffee Children menu Main course: Knack (smoked pork sausage) with finely mashed potatoes or Mussels with freshly prepared French fries Dessert: Sugared crêpes or Moist chocolate cake Drink of your choice 33cl
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • End of the tour at the Champs Elysees
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision

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

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What is the maximum group size during Seine River Cruise, Paris Illuminations and Dinner on the Champs-Elysees?
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

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  • "An absolute must if you are spending a night in Paris." See review
  • "This was a great experience and well worth doing as you see most of the sights inParis." See review


693 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Good luck finding the departure point
, Apr 2019
The tour itself was great but was TERRIBLE was Viator just gives us Vouchers which ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE TICKETS. If the local rep doesn’t meet you exchange the voucher for a ticket- you’re out of luck! Whatever you do- DONT BUNDLE ANY TOUR U ARE ASKING FOR TROUBLE! I learned the hard way that every single thing u do has its own company with a seperate ticket you have to pick up. So I bought the 3 in 1 Bus tour, River Cruise, Eiffel Tower lunch. They had a “system glich” that caused us to not have the lunch but we were told we could do everything else- NO the bus driver said go to the city center and get tickets your vouchers are no good!! They cancel part of my tour and I have to do the extra work to make it happen for our group- outrageous! Never again will I ever book anything through Viator!!!! They say they will help but did absolutely nothing except backpeddle when it was time to refund money!! Viator what kind of screening do you do before adding a local tour group to your list of possible tours?!!! Not much
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An absolute must if you are spending...
Phillip M
, Jul 2018
An absolute must if you are spending a night in Paris. Lovely cruise along the Seine although boat was absolutely crowded and virtually no viewing spots. Dinner was at Boeuf sur le Toit - food fantastic but owner and waiter couldn't care less that we were there..very slack service and not interested in us at all.
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Seine River Cruise
, Jul 2018
This was very disappointing. It wasn’t what we had hoped for. If you want to be on the Seine River in the evening to see the lights of the city and to see the Eiffel Tower lit up —— this is NOT your tour! “Paris illuminations” ended up being a bus tour afterwards of the buildings, on the way to the dinner spot. ( so the tour description was deceiving). The dinner was good, but way too late to eat. We left before the dessert, and then had a tough time getting a taxi. Very disappointing!!!
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We absolutely fell in love with...
Diane H
, Jun 2018
We absolutely fell in love with Paris. This exquisite cruise with Paris all lit up was just a sight to behold. Our dinner on the Camps-Elysees was by far one of the highlights of my life. Top Class - food and wine to die for, excellent service. We had a close up view of the Arch de Triomphe also! Our waiter was amazing and made our dinner extra special... filling up our wine and giving us extra deserts to sample! The French are Fabulous!.
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My mistake I thought this was a...
Bonnie H
, Jun 2018
My mistake I thought this was a dinner cruise. The cruise was disappointing because if you don't get a window seat or sit on top it was raining you generally see only a small view of the river side. There were tv monitors but many times this was an advertisement for the boat's gift shop. People were constantly walking in front of you. The bus tour was pre recorded and the tour operator and driver kept a continually conversation between the two of them. I don't even know if the guide saw the lights weren't on the places. I do not know why the lights weren't on. We arrived at the restaurant way past my dinner time and the guide could not even tell me how to get to the subway.
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The bus tour was fine but felt it...
Leslie G
, Mar 2018
The bus tour was fine but felt it started too late for winter time. The cruise was nice but the dinner was far too late in the evening and definitely not worth the money. Only 2 couples did the dinner option and we felt as if restaurant was not prepared for us and food very ordinary and rushed. No ambience or good service as we had expected. Would not do this again.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2018
TOUR OPERATOR COMMENT: Thank you for your feedback. The tour departs at 7PM (convenient time for all) with the combined Illuminations Tour of the City and the Cruise portion on the River Seine. It end with a late Dinner at the Champs Elysees (which will allow passengers to enjoy the area of the French Capital). In December, many people enjoy Xmas shopping as shops open later then usual, there are many Xmas markets. Some days might be busier than others.
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The Illuminations tour was good, but...
Neil R
, Dec 2017
The Illuminations tour was good, but a bit long making for an ultimately late night. It could have started earlier than 7pm. River cruise was relaxing and nice. The dinner was 2 blocks away from the Camps-Elysees, and the food was the worst we ate in the Paris area. When we were bussed to the restaurant we were told that the taxi stand was that way and the metro is over there. We thought that it would be nice be brought back to where we started. Learning a new route from our unknown location at 1 am on the metro was a bit unnerving.
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This was a great experience and well...
Kath Y
, Dec 2017
This was a great experience and well worth doing as you see most of the sights inParis. It is then easy to pick out where you wan to go.
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Started late. Only ones on the bus...
Bernadette G
, Oct 2017
Started late. Only ones on the bus doing the dinner. Over cruise first time frame for illumination tour would depend on how fast people got off the boat. Guide got off bus told a few of us to wait while the others got off bus which was ok but then he immediately took off and we had to nearly run to catch him. Cruise well it was raining and if you are inside you see the water level not much else, trees and high walls with the occasional site. Dinner on the Champs-élysées what a joke we were taken to a back Street restaurant by guide who had us running across the road against traffic lights as the tour was late, we were left at this restaurant no idea where we were, and the staff were all tired and thought they would be going home , I asked guide if the restaurant was still open as 10.40 seemed late he didnt bother answering just left us in the staffs hands they showed us the menu and several items were unavailable what was delivered was cold and when I asked if it could be reheated there was such a song and dance made about it . My recommendation find another bus company if you want to do this tour but rally its a waste of money
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We took this package thinking that...
Imelda J
, Sep 2017
We took this package thinking that we will end up with a nice, cozy dinner along Champs-Elysses. To my surprise, we were brought to a restaurant that was not located along the above mentioned street at all! We were disappointed. Our other companion we met him during the tour went out of the restaurant way before his dessert arrived. Clearly he never enjoyed it either. Viator Inc, I need an explanation on this please. Thank you!
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