One of the most romantic cities in the world, what better way to enjoy Paris’s legendary ability to tug at the heart strings than a cruise along the famous River Seine? There are a huge number of companies offering a range of indulgent cruises in Paris, with some also including a mouth-watering on-board dinner as part of the experience.
If you’re planning a trip to Paris with that special someone, why not give yourselves a memorable treat with a dinner cruise? To help find the best experience for your tastes and preferences, we’ve picked out three of the best dinner cruises currently available in the City of Lights.
From €64.17 per person
See Paris from the water on this Seine River dinner cruise, featuring a 3-course meal, drinks and a magical vantage point from which to enjoy the city’s sights. As you cruise past iconic landmarks and attractions aboard your glass-enclosed boat you can tuck into a gourmet dinner – why not toast the occasion with a glass of bubbly which can be bought for an extra charge? As you dine, you’ll get to peer out and see notable monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, the National Assembly and Pont Neuf. Recorded commentary on the boat can also be purchased.
€92 per person
During a lamp-lit boat ride along the River Seine you’ll get to admire famous landmarks such as the Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower, illuminated against the bright lights of Paris. After your cruise you’ll take to the Parisian pavements to explore the city’s tree-lined avenues, each sprinkled with bustling cafes and restaurants. After navigating the streets you’ll head to a renowned restaurant located near to the iconic Champs-Elysees to sit down to a delicious 3-course meal, with one glass of wine included in the price.
From €320 per person
Watching a Moulin Rouge cabaret show is one of the most enduringly popular activities in Paris and this tour combines it with a sumptuous dinner cruise along the Seine River. After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll be taken to the river banks where you’ll board your boat. You’ll cruise along the river at a leisurely pace, allowing you to soak up the views and pass under historic bridges. You’ll then sit down to a 3-course dinner featuring quintessential French dishes and dessert. At the end of the cruise, you’ll be driven up to the funky district of Montmarte, home to the Moulin Rouge. While you watch the performance, you can enjoy a half-bottle of champagne that’s included in the tour price. At the end of the show, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel armed with memories to last a lifetime.
From €119.23 per person
This 2-hour cruise includes a sumptuous 3-course dinner and champagne along with the chance to enjoy sensational views of some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum. The tour departs from Port Solferino just after 9pm before cruising down the Seine River with the city lights sparkling all around you. While on-board you can sip champagne before sitting down to your gourmet dinner featuring classic French dishes. The tour comes to a close by dropping you off back at Port Solferino at around 11.15pm.
From €76 per person
Climb aboard a panoramic, all-glassed-in pleasure boat for a memorable dinner cruise along the River Seine. During the cruise you can enjoy an à-la-carte 3-course meal as you take in views of the myriad landmarks resting on the river banks. See the historic quays of the Seine, and glide past the golden dome of Les Invalides. Marvel at the imposing buildings of the French Parliament, and the former Beaux-Arts railway station of the Musée d’Orsay. Get up close to the dramatic Gothic façade of Notre Dame Cathedral, see the infamous former prison of the Conciergerie, and cruise under some of the city’s most historic bridges. Live music will be played on the 8pm cruise only, providing a relaxing backdrop to your meal.