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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2.5 hours (approx.)
From USD $41.04

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It’s no wonder they call it the City of Lights — Paris is especially enchanting in the evening. On this illuminations tour, admire top Paris attractions from two perspectives, starting with a lamp-lit cruise along the Seine past the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Then take a nighttime city tour to see the Champs-Elysées, l’Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Grand Palais, Rue de Rivoli and much more (itinerary is reversed in the winter). Choose a standard coach tour or small-group minivan tour for a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
During the summer months (April – Oct), when it doesn’t get dark until later, you’ll start with a Seine cruise and end with an illuminations tour. You’ll follow the reverse itinerary in the winter months (Nov – March). Below are sample summer itineraries. Choose a standard or small-group tour.
Seine Cruise and Standard Tour by CoachAfter pickup from the central Paris meeting point, you’ll be taken to the Bateaux Parisiens boarding point for your 1-hour narrated cruise along the Seine. Sit back and admire the waterfront sights including the Eiffel Tower and Il de la Cité, where you’ll see Notre Dame and the Conciergerie.
Back at the dock, you’ll be escorted to a coach for your 1.5-hour illuminations tour. Learn about the history of Paris’ most famous monuments as you ride through the glittering city past the sights you saw on the Seine plus the Opéra, Rue de Rivoli, the Louvre, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, Pont Neuf, St-Germain-des-Près, the Champs-Elysées, l’Arc de Triomphe and more.
You can then choose to be dropped off at the central meeting point or the Opéra area, filled with great restaurants and bars to continue your night out in Paris.
Seine Cruise and Small-Group Tour by Minivan You’ll be picked up from your central Paris hotel and taken to the Bateaux Parisiens boarding point, where you and your group will join others on a sightseeing boat to enjoy a 1-hour narrated cruise.
Follow with a city illuminations tour by 8-passenger minivan, ensuring a more personalized and intimate experience. Starting at Place Vendome, admire Paris’ beautifully illuminated historical monuments, museums, boulevards and neighborhoods as you ride to the Opéra, Rue de Rivoli, the Louvre, Hôtel de Ville, Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde and the Grand Palais and Petit Palais.
Cross Pont Neuf to St-Germain-des-Près and then venture down the Champs-Elysées to l’Arc de Triomphe, looping back to Trocadéro and the glittering Eiffel Tower, then to Les Invalides, Madeleine Church and Place Pigalle. At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Paris or centrally located Paris hotels (zip codes 75001-75020), depending on option selected
Departure Time:
For Coach tours (Standard Tours - 50 passengers)
Departure time is 7:15pm in Summer* and 7pm in Winter*

For Minivan tours (Small-Group Tours - 8 passengers)
Departure time is 8:30pm in Summer* and 7pm in Winter*

Summer: from April 1st to October 31st
Winter: from November 1 to March 31st

Duration:
2.5 hours
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Cruise + Coach Tour, Summer
Code: CIENS

Tour departs at 7:15pm, April to October (plus Easter if in March). Standard city tour includes transport by 50-passenger coach; no hotel pickup or drop-off.

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Cruise + Coach Tour, Winter
Code: CIENW

Tour departs at 7pm, November to March. Standard city tour includes transport by 50-passenger coach; no hotel pickup or drop-off.

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Summer Tour in English
Code: CRIEN

This Minivan Tour departs at 8:30pm (from April to October). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in English.

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USD $102.60
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Summer Tour in Spanish
Code: CRIES

This Minivan Tour departs at 8:30pm (from April to October). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in Spanish.

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Summer Tour in Portuguese
Code: CRIPO

This Minivan Tour departs at 8:30pm (from April to October). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in Portuguese.

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USD $102.60
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Summer Tour in Chinese
Code: CRICH

This Minivan Tour departs at 8:30pm (from April to October). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in Chinese.

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Summer Tour in French
Code: CRIFR

This Minivan Tour departs at 8:30pm (from April to October). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in French.

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USD $102.60
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Winter Tour in English
Code: CRIENW

This Minivan Tour departs at 7pm (from November to March). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in English.

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USD $97.20
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Winter Tour in Spanish
Code: CRIESW

This Minivan Tour departs at 7pm (from November to March). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in Spanish.

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USD $97.20
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Winter Tour in Portuguese
Code: CRIPOW

This Minivan Tour departs at 7pm (from November to March). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in Portuguese.

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USD $97.20
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Winter Tour in Japanese
Code: CRIJAW

This Minivan Tour departs at 7pm (from November to March). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in Japanese.

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USD $97.20
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Winter Tour in Chinese
Code: CRICHW

This Minivan Tour departs at 7pm (from November to March). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in Chinese.

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USD $97.20
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Winter Tour in French
Code: CRIFRW

This Minivan Tour departs at 7pm (from November to March). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in French.

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USD $97.20
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Summer Private Tour (1-4 Pax)
Code: CRP

This Minivan Private Tour (up to 4 passengers) departs at 8:30pm (from April to October). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in English.

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USD $594.02
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Summer Private Tour (5-8 Pax)
Code: CRP8

This Minivan Private Tour (up to 8 passengers) departs at 8:30pm (from April to October). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in English.

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USD $680.42
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Winter Private Tour (1-4 pax)
Code: CRPW

This Minivan Private Tour (up to 4 passengers) departs at 7pm (from November to March). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in English.

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USD $577.82
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Winter Private Tour (5-8 pax)
Code: CRP8W

This Minivan Tour departs at 8:30pm in Summer (from April to October) and at 7pm in Winter (November - March). Central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off included. This tour is provided in French.

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USD $648.02
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Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour

Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour
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Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • 1-hour Seine river cruise
  • 1.5-hour city illuminations tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan (depending on option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Seine river boat has a large capacity; please note the cruise will not be exclusive to your tour group
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • In summer, tours will partially take place during sunlight as it does not get darker until much later in the evening
  • Due to lots of stairs, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: marlo s, September 2016

Our mini van tour guide GiGi was fantastic. I highly recommend this combination night time river cruise with the small mini van night time tour. The traffic and night was tremendously reduced which allowed us to see the entire city easily within an hour or so. We only had the four of us in the mini van which was great and for about 200 or so we got our money's worth.

Reviewed by: KATHI M, September 2016

The river cruise was breathtaking, and following it with the illuminations tour in the coach was perfect!