18 Jun - 17 Sep: SaturdayDuration
Around 5 hoursStart time
Please bring your voucher to Paris Trip Office located at 41 avenue de la Bourdonnais Paris 75007 20 minutes prior to your visit time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Tour ends at the Concorde Square or the Opera Garnier
While Paris may be quite overwhelming in the daytime, reserve your evening for a relaxed and composed experience with the Seine Dinner Cruise & Versailles Fountains and Fireworkstour.
Admire the beauty of the splendid Parisian structures illuminated under the evening sky, as you cruise 12 km down the River Seine. The elaborate dinner menu includes a starter, main course, dessert, wine, mineral water and coffee. Savour every morsel of your meal during the relaxed boat ride and see the city pass by.
That’s not it. After the cruise, head to one of the most beautiful edifice of 18th century French art and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Palace of Versailles, known for its lush gardens with fountains and pools. In the evenings, these fountains come to life as they whirl to Classical music.
Witness an extraordinary sight as the Royal Garden of Louis XIV becomes a land of astonishing sights and sounds. You will discover a world of colourfully illuminated groves and playing fountains before experiencing one of the most amazing fireworks.
Relax, enjoy the cool breeze and stroll in the gardens as you pass from one fountain to the other.
Your Seine Dinner Cruise & Versailles Fountains and Fireworks tour, starts from designated meeting point, from where you will be escorted to a glass-encased boat for your Seine River Dinner Cruise.
Cruise 12 km down the river and appreciate the beauty of the city and its picturesque monuments and charming bridges. Watch the city pass by as you gaze at some of the famous Parisian structures such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame and the Île de la Cité.
As you enjoy your relaxing cruise, savour a la carte menu (included in the tour) which comprises of a starter, main course, dessert, wine, mineral water and coffee. The menu* for dinner are as follows:
Choice of starters:
Marinated prawns served with tomato tartare and avocado sorbet
Poultry terrine flavoured with Menton lemon served with a porcini mushroom confit and baby leaf garnish
Ile de France potatoes with Taggiasca olives and chive cream cheese mousse
Pea and soya bean cream soup with Bresaola strips
Choice of main dishes:
Cod poached in shrimp bouillon and served in a lemon, coriander and white wine sauce with a side of fregola and vegetables
Tender veal fillet in rosemary sauce served with mixed vegetables
Lamb chop with honey-glazed carrots and raspberry vinegar
Duck shepherd’s pie served with spiced tomato compote
Choice of desserts:
Cheese Ossau Iraty served with black cherry jam
Strawberries macerated in Timut pepper and basil pesto served with almond milk ice cream
Small pot of Manjari chocolate crème alongside raspberry compote and sprinkled with crushed cocoa beans
Apricot and pistachio tart served with vanilla apricot compote
Sour cherry-rhubarb-yoghurt ice cream entremets with sautéed black cherries
Pays d'Oc Chardonnay Viognier PGI*, PDO Minervois Terroir*,
Mineral water and coffee
*One bottle (75cl) between four people
To add more romanticism to your one and a half hour cruise, there will be live music playing onboard.
After the fulfilling early dinner, you will be taken to Versailles. The town is known for its beautiful boulevards, antique shops and magnificent boutiques.
It also houses the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage site also known as Chateau de Versailles, initially a hunter’s lodge which was transformed into the pompous and grand palace by Louis XIV. Apart from its distinct and extravagant architecture, vistas and sculptors, the palace is known for its lush Royal Garden with fountains and pools.
As night falls, enjoy an impressive display of fountains dancing to the tunes of Lully, Desmarets, Gluck and Rameau. The histrionics of the illuminated gush of water and the music looks like life has been pumped into the fountains. Wander through the gardens mesmerised as you happen upon fountain after fountain.
After the spectacular fountain show, witness a glorious display of fireworks over the Grand Canal.
After the show, the tour ends at the Concorde Square or the Opera Garnier.
Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
The minibus will leave Versailles for Paris at 11:30pm
The dinner cruise lasts 1.5 hours
It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted).
No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
We had a wonderful evening, dining on the Seine and visiting the Versailles fountains and fireworks. Our driver, Erwee's good humoured conversation while taking us to Versailles...Dr L Engelbrecht