Paris River Cruises In The Daytime – The Favorites

Paris river cruises along the Seine reveal the best of the city. You're constantly amazed by just how many of its world-famous landmarks are spread out along the river known as the Spine of Paris. From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre to the city's historic islands, you take in a lot during a relaxing cruise.

Here we review selected Paris river cruises that sail by day — the top favorites of us, our readers, and other travelers. If you know us, you'll know that we like a cruise with a little twist. So this selection adds lunch, champagne, a city tour, and even a tour of the Paris canals, which cut through central Paris quartiers.

Champagne Seine River Cruise

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Champagne Seine River Cruise

Sip champagne as you cruise down the River Seine past Paris' most famous monuments — the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Musée d'Orsay and the Grand Palais.

A French sommelier will give a champagne presentation with tasting notes along with a flight of three champagnes — Brut, Demi-Sec and Rosé.

Paris River Cruise with Typique French Lunch

River Cruise with Lunch

On a bateaux specially designed for serving elegant meals, dine on white tablecloths as you cruise past the landmarks of Paris.

The boat, La Marina, departs at 12:30 from a pier right across from the Jardin des Tuileries.

Soon after the boat sails you'll be lunching on noix de saint jacques, saumon fumé, foie gras de canard, pavé de bœuf and other French specialties.

Seine River Cruise & Paris Canals Tour

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Seine River Cruise & Paris Canals Tour

Spend a relaxing 2½ hours cruising the Seine and passing through historic Canal Saint Martin.

It's a fascinating experience passing through canal lock after canal lock as your boat rises (or lowers) to the next level. Watch the life of Paris along the banks and pass through the Bassin de la Villette, a modernistic pond in the middle of the 19th Arrondissement.

See the City, Cruise the River, Lunch at the Tower!

Cruise the River, Lunch at the Tower

This excursion packs a lot into one, relaxing full-day tour.

It starts with pick up at your hotel, a wonderful perk that we really appreciate. You kick off the day's activities with a cruise along the historic Seine River, gliding past all the most famous landmarks and monuments.

You are then personally guided to the Eiffel Tower for lunch on the first level at Alain Ducasse's Eiffel 58 restaurant, where a table has been reserved for you. After lunch, your small group continues touring Paris, including visiting Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, the Arc de Triomphe and much more.

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