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Paris Illuminations and Seine Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • See the illuminated landmarks of Paris both by coach and from a Seine Cruise
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr 16 - 31 Oct 16: Daily
    01 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17: Daily except Monday

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start time

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: 7:15pm
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: 7:00pm

    Meeting Point

    The start point for the tour is 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris.
    The closest metro station is Tuileries (line n°01), Pyramides (line n°14) or Palais Royal (line n°7).
    Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour concludes at the original point of departure

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Feel the romance come alive as you watch Paris transform into the ‘City of Lights’ on this guided tour of Paris by night. As you cruise along the Seine, you can see the imposing facades of the monuments gently fading into the background. It’s a delight to watch the hustle-bustle of the city from the cosy comfort of your boat.

    After your cruise when the sun has set you will take a tour of Paris by coach. The avenues, squares and monuments are illuminated and the effect is almost magical. The romance is heightened and the grandeur magnified. The brilliantly lit popular attractions of Paris like the Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysees, the Place Vendome and others dazzle you with their spectacular brilliance.

    Experiencing the romance of Paris by night is a must-do on your visit to Paris.

    Itinerary

    Set out in an air conditioned coach (with a recorded commentary in 11 languages) for a Paris city tour. Enjoy an hour long cruise on the river Seine in a comfortable, closed boat which gives you a different perspective on the city and its important landmarks.

    After the cruise set out to explore Paris by night. The brilliantly lit monuments and squares present a lovely picture for you to enjoy. Some of the famous Parisian attractions you will see are:

    Place de la Concorde: This is the most popular square in Paris with a pink granite obelisk which is almost 3300 years old. It was given to France by the viceroy and Pasha of Egypt. The female statues adorning the four corners of the square represent France’s eight largest cities.

    Place Vendome: Another popular square in Paris with fashionable boutiques and posh hotels around it. The Vendome Column that stands in the centre has a statue on the top that depicts Napoleon as a Roman Emperor.

    Champs-Elysées: This broad Paris avenue is one of the most famous streets in the world with cinemas, cafés and fashionable boutiques. At the very heart of Paris, it is one of the most symbolic places in the city representative of its spirit and glory.

    The Paris Opera: The most important opera house in Paris and an extremely beautiful building.

    After the tour, you shall be dropped back at the original departure point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Round trip transportation by luxury, air-conditioned coach
    • One hour commented Seine river cruise
    • Sightseeing tour of Paris illuminated monuments
    • Individual earphones with recorded commentary in 11 languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Czech or Mandarin Chinese.)

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Lunch & drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    In winter heated and covered boats are used for the Seine river cruise.

    In winter (Nov-Mar) the tour starts with the Illuminations coach tour and then the Seine river cruise (vice versa during the summer months).

    According to the time of the year, this excursion could be partly operated in daylight.

    Please note that the popularity of the venues means that there may be queues to board the Seine Cruise.

    Please note that check-in will close 10 minutes before excursion start time.

    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.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.There are no refreshments available on the boat, however there is a shop right at the point where you will board the boat which you may buy refreshments from should you wish.
  • Reviews
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      PRAVEER SURANA
    • Great experience

      Great experience seeing the grand landmarks of Paris from different perspectives. Friendly staff and comfortable bus n boat....

      SAKSHI BHATTACHARYYA
    • Very nice and fun tour of the night scene in Paris

      We have a good time in the boat cruise and night bus tour. The commentary is very informative too....

      Mar Wai Bing
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