Paris River Cruise Tour by Private Luxury Yacht

Enjoy a unique introduction to Paris on a private luxury yacht
From US$1,852 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
1.5 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Pont des Arts
  • Grand Palais
  • Île de la Cité
  • River Seine
Photos & Highlights
  • See the highlights of Paris on a private Seine river cruise
  • Ideal for those looking for a particularly memorable Paris city tour, or to mark a special occasion
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Tour Description
More than simply a division between Paris' Rive Gauche and Rive Droite, the river Seine acts as a point of reference for tourists and Parisians alike. Orient yourself to Paris' history, iconic architectural highlights—from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower—and the relaxed rhythm of daily life in the French capital on our Seine river cruise. This 1.5-hour private Paris tour by luxury yacht, led by a local scholar, contextualizes the architectural gems we pass within the sparkling, international metropolis of today.

Paris by Private Luxury Yacht Tour—Bienvenue!

Meeting at the quai du Seine beside the ornately decorated Pont Alexander III, we will board our private yacht. As we meet our captain and settle in to our sumptuous leather banquettes, our docent, a local scholar, will provide a general historical overview of Paris, putting the city's centuries of narrative into context. Once a simple fishing village, Paris survived off of the fruits of the river, clustering around its banks. As such, It's fitting that the city's municipal coat of arms still bears the image of a boat tossed by waves, honoring its nautical past.

Luxury Seine River Cruise

Setting off, we'll cruise past some of the city's most iconic monuments and structures—le Grand Palais, le Pont des Arts, les Îles de la Cité and Saint-Louis, among many others—viewing them through the convertible roof of our boat. From this unique vantage point, we will note the scale of these structures. Together, we will discover Paris' story: from Roman outpost, to the seat of the French government and center of art and bustling industry. Gliding past the former site of the World Exposition of 1889 and 1900, we'll hear about the importance of these Fairs, as well as which "temporary" exposition buildings have stood the test of time. Built close to the river, the style of these buildings span a period of over 50 years. Together, we will note the changes and advances in architectural styles in such buildings as the Musée d’Orsay, the Grand Palais, the Palais de Tokyo, and the Tour Eiffel, bien sur. Our time will be punctuated by the expert commentary of our docent, covering historical anecdotes, or answering questions about the city's layout and cultural customs.

Take Aways

In the shadow of the majestic tour Eiffel, we will conclude with a refreshing champagne toast, pairing the majesty of Paris' stunning architecture with the exceptional quality of its gustatory products. Together, we will end our discussion by answering any lingering questions about daily life in Paris, the history of the architectural marvels lining the Seine, and emerge with a better understanding of Paris' magnificent story.

Given the exclusivity of this tour, please consider that the final confirmation is pending availability and that there might be a possibility that we might ask for your flexibility for tour times and dates.

Want an introduction to Paris firmly on dry land? See our Left Bank Paris Tour or Right Bank Paris Walking Tour.

FAQ


What type of boat will be used? Is it a covered boat?

The boat is a luxurious wooden Venetian cruising yacht with a convertible roof and leather banquette seats.

I use a wheelchair. Is this experience accessible for me?

Unfortunately neither the boarding area nor the boat are wheelchair accessible.

Are children permitted on board?

Yes, and we are happy to pair you with a family-friendly docent (though please note that this tour is not part of our family program.

I have more than 5 people in my party. Can you accommodate me?
The boat that we contract cannot legally accommodate more than 6 passengers (including your guide). Please contact us to see about alternate arrangements.

I do not wish to book a private tour. Do you offer this as a group tour?

This experience is only available privately. For group orientation options, please see our Paris By Riverboat experience.

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Absolutely fantastic time. The boat was gorgeous and the crew attentive and pleasant. Lily our guide was amazing. Super knowledgeable and fun. The views and sights from the river were fantastic and gave us a unique perspective of Paris.
Really enjoyed Marie giving us all the commentary as we motored in the Seine. Made the outing delightful.
Caroline was prompt, very courteous and knowledgeable of the sights on the Seine. She also went above and beyond the call of duty when i left my cell phone on the boat and she delivered it to me at my hotel since she knew where we were staying. We very much enjoyed her company on the boat and her kindness in returning my phone. BTW, the boat's captain and host were very cordial as well and contributed to a wonderful time.