Bistro-Style Seine River Dinner Cruise on board PARIS EN SCENE
Cruise past impressive Notre Dame Cathedral and admire its imposing Gothic architecture from your pristine vantage point. Continue to Ile St Louis, an ancient and tranquil spot in the middle of the Seine.
As your captain guides you gracefully along the river, keep an eye out for other special points of interest; Hôtel de Ville, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d’Orsay, Place de la Concorde and the dazzling Eiffel Tower all line your route, and your vantage point affords you wonderful viewing angles.
As Paris’ nighttime panorama drifts by, enjoy a lovely 3-course set dinner: start with foie gras, followed by a fish specialty, and end with a duo of sweet treats. Upgrade to include wine or Champagne with your meal. The boat's armchair-style seats all face outward, ensuring amazing views as you dine.
After 75 minutes of cruising the Seine, disembark at Ile de la Cité, where your tour began.
Please note: From November to April the route is different due to high river levels. The cruise will start and end near the Eiffel Tower and will pass fewer sites than the summer cruise.
- Dinner - 3-course dinner
- Half a bottle of wine per couple (if option selected)
- Half a bottle of Champagne per couple (if option selected)
- Information booklet
- Entry/Admission - Seine River
- Audio commentary
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18
- Vegan menu available
The food was OK and the trip was nice just make sure about your time slot if you want to see Paris by night
Booked our cruise for sunset. It was amazing. Views of the Eiffel Tour were breathtaking. Service was excellent and the food was very good. I highly recommend this tour.
Good food, great service, well worth it. Great views as we cruised the river. Would recommend this cruise
The food was abysmal! Chicken and some sort of coleslaw with curry powder. The service was so so. Though the table was set up for two, and we paid for two tickets, each table had only one small bottle of water, 50 cl. Given that this is August and people are taking this dinner cruise after touring the city, one small bottle of lukewarm water is hardly enough. When I asked for more water, the waiter told me I had to pay 5 euros. Given that we have spent over 1500 Euros for various tours in and around Paris, the amount for the bottle of water would hardly break our budget, but it is the principle of the matter. Also, from the description of the tour, we were given to understand that we would be sitting facing the water. Not so. We were very unceremoniously told to sit in the middle aisle even though we were the first ones on the boat and there were plenty of empty tables by the window. No one greeted us or welcomed us. Of all the tours we have taken, in and around Paris, this staff was the unfriendliest. Had I known this tour would be so lackluster, we would just have dined at a nice restaurant by the Seine and had a much more enjoyable evening.
Perhaps a second option would have been appreciated, nearly impossible to organise another whilst in hotel.
Nothing exciting about the "cruising" part. It might have helped if someone was at least telling us what we were seeing. Food was ok, nothing great.
Was very lovely! Food was good. Would have been extremely good if perhaps our meals would have been served close to the same time. Wish there had been a little bit more of a wine selection. I also wish they would have let us know when we were coming up on something along the river.
My wife really enjoyed it. Wonderful how all the tables have a view outward. Couldn’t really see much of the city but all the houseboats were interesting.
I was rather nervous to book this tour because I had seen some real negative reveiws. However I decided anyway to do it. I was so happy that I did......the boat was lovely, the dinner was delicious, and the waiters were very nice. I would recommend this dinner cruise highly for a lovely evening on the Seine River.
This was a lovely way to start an evening in Paris. The staff were friendly and efficient, the salmon was delicious, and the views of the city from the river were gorgeous. We particularly enjoyed seeing a different perspective of the Eiffel Tower. My only complaint would be weather related. We were there during the heat wave, and the boat's glass walls and ceilings magnified the heat. The experience was phenomenal, but I bet it would be even better on a cooler day.
First of let me start by saying that the setting is just beautiful, but the overall experience was just eh- ok. First of all, we got to the location ok, but the actual peer isn’t clearly marked- we, along with other people waiting there asked, what looked like staff to verify we were at the correct place and they, even though they helped a so questions, weren’t very happy about talking to us- seemed like they were going out of their way. The boat seats weren’t very clean- bread crumbs all over them. There was 4 in our party- 2 of which were vegetarian- their meals overall were a joke- tomatoes and a little scoop of a veggie dish as their main meal. Mine and the others meat eater in our family had decent meals- tasty, but barely warm. However, the dessert for one of the members of our party had mold and BUGS on the berries. When we showed it to our waiter, he just shrugged his shoulders and walked away.
The boarding location was easy to find for us, they were maybe 5 mins late to depart. The views are amazing, so we didn’t care if the food wasn’t gray, to our surprise it was delicious! The pastry was the highlight of the dinner. If we could get either a little louder music or some narrative, it would be 5 stars.
I booked this for our first night in Paris. SOOOO glad I did. Didn't have to come up with what to do and it was a perfect way to see the sites we would see over the next few days and get a feel for where everything was in reference to each other. The staff was very friendly. The food was decent. The atmosphere was great. We should have chosen the full bottle of wine. You can buy more tho so it was fine. But less expensive ahead of time. I'd do this again in a heartbeat. But for first time visitors to Paris I HIGHLY recommend doing this first!
The cruise it self was nice, but the portions was small and not enough to not stay hungry and for the amount we pay I left the cruise hungry..
Very nice boat with glass everywhere so you can see the sights while dining. The staff were extremely helpful to me as I use a walker and had trouble with the steps down to the dock. The food was pretty good, especially for this price. The dessert was especially good and the chicken was quite tender. The main attraction was viewing the various buildings and bridges and watching people sitting in the grass alongside the Seine. Very nice trip!
Having read mixed reviews about Siene dinner cruises (in general), we didn't know what to expect. We LOVED this dinner cruise! The boat was clean and cool. Our family of 4 were seated in a row, each having an unobstructed view of the sites. The food (3-course dinner) was delicious, and the service was excellent. We also enjoyed the view from the top of the boat. Merci, Paris En Scene!
Loved getting the views of Paris and, more than anything, people watching. We went on a Friday evening and the banks were lined up with people picnicking, dancing, and having fun.
This was a great experiencand with my friends. Warm reception, great dinning experience and sightseeing of many of Paris landmarks. A must do.
With the exception that I was given the wrong address, the exprience was breathtaking. The food was great. The views of the city at night were life changing. The nightlife in Paris there were people dancing salsa and tango riverside. The buildings and bridges were spectacular. And last but not least the Eiffel Tower lit up had my whole family giving cheers and hugging. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Romantic and scenic view of the city, fabulous food- the flavors were out of this world. The staff were exceptionally organized, fast, and friendly
Boat is difficult to find and staff was very rude. This was unfortunate because the food was quite good.
Great views, good food. However, if you are going to book this book it later Thant 6:15. We were rushed off the boat and were not able to finish our beverages.
It was my 4th visit to Paris but first time to do the Seine River cruise. This is a great way to have a relaxing time to see some parts of the city. But nothing beats exploring Paris by foot. However, if you're not a fan of walking, this would be a good alternative and will give you a chance to sit back and just enjoy the view. It was a bit tricky to find the boat, so make sure to go to the Bir Hakeim bridge and find the middle area where the green statue is. Across, on the other side of the bridge is the access stairs to go down to where the boat is docked.
We waited for the boat other side of the river for over an hour...only when i called the number on booking confirmation letter 15 mins before departure as i didnot see the boat... The csa told me it was a blue boat....someone working on another boat had to speak to csa to explain to me exactly where to go within 5 mins we had to run....including elderly family member ...it was so stressful ...disappointing when i was not sent any map for exact location.
Impossible to find. Terrible. Don’t book this through Viator. Better to find a boat in Paris and book there. Also Viator charges an extra 6” Euro. Total rip off.
It is about time for Viator to make sure there is a way to find the boat. I wanted to treat a few frinds to an amazing dinner on the Siene river. They were looking for one hour, never found the boat. They then changed the reservation for 10 pm. Then again, they couldn't find it. Viator refunded part of the fee. I coudl have treated them to a dinner at a nice restaurant instead. Very disappointed in Viator There are several comments about this issue, not addressed, obviously
Food and service on the boat was great. Loved the view and the seating was good.Would have loved it if the trip was a little bit longer.
While a dinner cruise on The Seine sounds romantic this is definitely not. Maybe I expected too much. You board the boat and are seated you wait until all guests are boarded before seeing a server. I had gone to the bar even to order our table a round of cocktails and was told to return to my seat and someone would be with me momentarily. So you sit listening to outdated music that is not jazz, or French standards (or even standards at all) but 70's (not disco but far from dinner music).After about 15 minutes (from being seated) finally someone shows up to hand you a menu (a choice of 2 entrees) everything else is pre-set and still have not been offered a drink. Upon receiving the menu we requested a pre-dinner cocktail it was finally served when the appetizer was served by the waiter. As the boat started to travel the lights allowing the staff to see (understandable) were reflecting in the window glass making more of an impression and dimming the view of the Eiffel Tower which was fully lit. Making picture taking near impossible.The food is prepared off site and appears to only be plated on the boat, food is little more than airline food on a plate.The waiters (possibly understaffed) since you only see them when passing out food or collecting dirty plates do not have time to give you "real service". While trying to take pictures I was told I could go to the upper deck and get a better picture but I was worried if I did I would miss the server as they strolled through picking up plates or distributing the next course.The cruise lasts approximately 90 minutes and by the end I was ready to get off.Some things they could do to make the experience better. Have servers ready to attend to customers as soon as they board for pre-dinner cocktails, change the music to a little more "French" inspired, dimming of the lights or a different kind where you have an unobstructed view of the sites. I do realize this is a "tourist" venture (as everyone in our seated area were tourists) but with a few "tweeks" could have been so much more.Personally for the length of this cruise I would have preferred a pre-dinner cocktail cruise, board us have a drink or two down the Seine and then disembarked and went somewhere else for dinner. Would this have been better had I taken the later cruise? Maybe, or maybe at another time of the years when the sun sets later so we could have been here at dusk. Will I go again? Probably BUT will do some homework to see other options.
Well organised, good food and really pleasant, hard working staff. Really enjoyed the whole evening. Fully recommend.
I was impressed with how modern and nicely furnished the boat was. The seats are very comfy and all look out to the water which was great. Also there's nice little slide in/out tables in front of you for eating which is great. The food I was not expecting to be good and so there for I was a bit surprised that it was not that bad...this is not a meal to remember or anything like that but it will do. The wine was not too bad either and definitely we drank it all.
Overall a really good experience and a great way to see the sights of Paris. The food whilst enjoyable wasn’t to the taste of one of our group. A word of warning for ladies, getting onto the boat in heels is challenging especially in wet weather. Overall we would do this again
After a long day of walking around Paris, this cruise was fantastic. The seats were comfortable, the food was delicious, and the views were amazingQ!