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5 things to bring on a Seine river cruise

The Seine might be one of the world's most scenic urban rivers, flanked by exquisite monuments such as Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe. A cruise is the best way to enjoy it as long as you don't forget anything essential! Here's what to pack.

  • Windproof jacket

    1. Windproof jacket

    Even if all's calm on the City of Love's streets, its river is exposed and highly susceptible to strong winds. Even in summer you might need a good jacket!

  • Sun screen

    2. Sun screen

    Again, the Seine is exposed and so are you. If you're not seeing the sights by night, you'll want to see them on a sunny day. Keep yourself protected!

  • Camera

    3. Camera

    Many of Paris' most famous sights can be seen by boat, opening the door to some fantastic photo opportunities. If you have them, enhance the experience by bringing binoculars too!

  • Sandwiches

    4. Sandwiches

    Unless you're taking a dinner cruise of course! But even then you should think about bringing your own water bottle.

  • Somebody you love

    5. Somebody you love

    Corny? Perhaps. But hey, it's Paris! Why not check out some other tour options to round off a romantic day?

Planning Your Visit

  • How much does is cost?

    A Seine river cruise can cost anything from €10 per person for a basic boat tour to upwards of €200 for a candle-lit, gourmet dinner cruise by night.

  • How long is it?

    776 kilometers. Oh wait, you meant the cruise? With dinner and entertainment you could be looking at up to 4 hours, but if you don't have that kind of time to spare, the less expensive ones should only take an hour!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open 365 Days a year
  • Is it expensive?
    Prices can be anywhere from €10 to €200, depending on what is included.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Many tours provide narration along the way, but you may want to look online for more information or bring a guidebook.
  • How to get there
    Tours start at varying locations along the river, which is dotted with other top attractions.
  • Additional information
    Make sure you pack accordingly! | Plan ahead as tour prices, times and starting locations vary.

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What people are saying about Seine River

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 30,647 reviews

We were collected at the meeting point promptly and taken to Paris in a very comfortable coach. The guide was friendly and helpful and the central drop off and collection point was easily accessible. The boat trip was excellent, with a great guide who gave an excellent commentary.

Nice to see the city from a different perspective. The tour guide had very good information for all the important landmarks snd historic events. Kids enjoyed it a lot. Boat was nice and clean. We had covering in the boat from the rain. The coffee was great. We had a lovely time.

Henry, our tour guide, was amazing! The best tour guide ever! Thank U very much for everything! We really really enjoyed it very much! We wish you the best!

Everything was perfect. The guide was very helpful and answered my questions with patient, with thanks!

An amazing experience could not fault this in any way.