5 Exclusive VIP & Private Seine River Cruises

Cruising along the romantic Seine River is an essential part of the Paris experience. It's how you get a true feeling for the historic center of the city that lies along the Spine of Paris. Our favorite river cruises are those that provide special attention, and that's what this selection of activities is all about.

We look for VIP or private Seine cruise experiences that provide transportation from our hotel, or that include dinner on a private yacht, or that mix in dinner and live entertainment, or even those that provide overnight accommodations aboard a yacht on the most romantic river in the world. Here we present the top 5 of these experiences.

Don Juan II Gourmet Dinner Cruise – VIP, Private Yacht

Yachts de Paris Gourmet Dinner Cruise

This is one of our readers favorite VIP river cruise activities. It's a three-hour cruise along the Seine aboard a private luxury yacht.

The Don Juan II hearkens back to an earlier era in pleasure craft with brass fittings, sumptuous wood finishing, and an air of overall elegance. Once on board you are served a typique gourmet meal by a star chef.

Enjoy romance, traditional French fine dining, and a tour of the city with its world-famous landmarks gliding by. In short, it's pure Paris luxury! If, by chance, you'd like to book a Proposal Dinner Cruise, let our Paris Concierge know, using the inquiry form.

Premier Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise + Transfers


Get picked up directly from your hotel for this dinner cruise with a superior menu offering.

Once aboard you are seated in the prestige location, the round table at the front of the boat. While dining on the multi-course Menu Premier (complete with champagne and wine), you enjoy dinner music provided by a live orchestra and singer. Group size between two and eight.

Private Wine Cruise with Hotel Transfer

Private Wine Cruise with Hotel Transfer

This is the ultimate in Paris wine event. A private driver meets you and your party, (up to 8 people) at your Paris address and whisks you to the banks of the Seine where you are welcomed aboard one of the few private yachts still sailing the river.

There, among luxurious surroundings and while viewing the famous historic landmarks of Paris, you spend one, two or three hours sipping wine while enjoying the good life in Paris.

VIP Dinner Cruise with Overnight Stay

VIP Dinner Cruise with Overnight Stay

Right on top of the list of romantic things to do in Paris for couples is an exclusive evening dinner cruise on a private yacht.

As with all things arranged by our Paris Concierge you are treated as a VIP, starting with private pickup at your hotel. Aboard the yacht, over the course of the evening, you dine on a 3-course meal, complete with drinks and even a photograph of the two of you.

To make it even more special, though, you can also book, as part of the package, an overnight stay on the yacht, in either a superior cabin or the Presidential Suite (our favorite, of course!). Included in your stay is a private dining table outside on the front deck.

The Ultimate Insiders River Experience

The Ultimate Insiders River Experience

How about this for the ultimate romantic experience in Paris…riverside? Three, maybe four, VIP experiences rolled into one.

Two nights on the river in a private cabin on a private yacht. A 3-course dinner at a special restaurant. Spend the rest of the night at the dazzling Crazy Horse nightclub. Next day, spend leisure time in Paris. Then, an evening dinner cruise aboard the boat before retiring to your cabin, satisfied and content. By the way, we recommend you opt for dinner at La Fermette Marbeuf — you'll be dazzled by its vintage stained-glass ceiling.

One More Wonderful Water Experience

It's not exactly a cruise, it's not dinner…it's a Water Limo.

Enjoy a cruise/tour of the city, via the river, on a luxurious private boat for just you and your party. If you're in Paris in a group, it's a fantastic way to spend part of a day. You'll be drinking champagne, of course (included)! The activity also includes private transfer to and from your Paris address.

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