Seine River & Canal Saint-Martin Guided Boat Trip

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Experience the beauty of Paris from the water on a cruise of the River Seine and Canal Saint-Martin. Admire the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral, and pass under the Bastille vault. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the city as you cruise from Parc de la Villette to Musée d’Orsay. Take in the stunning views of the city and its landmarks, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Group size up to 50 persons
Meeting point: Parc de la Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019
Children allowed
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This one-of-a-kind guided tour of the Vatican includes a visit to the very top of the Michelangelo-designed cupola. The Papal Crypts and Catacombs are the next stop for a truly immersive experience. Additionally, take advantage of the main Vatican museums' skip-the-line admission.

Enjoy a private tour of the St. Peter's Basilica with your knowledgeable Vatican guide near St. Peter's Square. Take an elevator up some of the steps to the Dome and use the 320 stairs to get your daily dose of exercise. The hike up is well worth it to take in the breathtaking views from the summit.

You will tour the entirety of St. Peter's Basilica when you return to the real world, which is uncommon because most other Rome tour companies do not include it in their Vatican tours.

Before your second tour to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, take a break and walk to the comfortable customer center.

If you have genuine skip-the-line access, you will be able to get right to the archaeological and artistic masterpieces that make the Vatican Museums a must-see when you are in Rome.

Important information:

  • French and English commentary is included on the Seine River and Canal Saint-Martin cruises.
  • The cruises run every day from the middle of March to the middle of November.
  • Outside of these dates, cruises are available on request for groups of more than 40 people.

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What is included in activity

• River Seine Cruise
• Commentary in French and English

What places you will see

• Eiffel Tower
• Les Invalides
• Musée d'Orsay
• Ile de la Cite
• Notre Dame Cathedral
• Hôtel de Ville
• Louvre Museum
• Place de la Concorde
• Grand Palais

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
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Directions to meet your guide

Parc de la Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019

How long your tour will be
2 hrs 30 min
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Reviews by travellers
4.6 out of 5
1041 reviews
Émile A.
Been to Paris numerous times, didn't even know they had these canals . . now I know why they tried the Panama Canal now. Really interesting but very slow . . due to the multi-double locks and single locks and the long final tunnel before the River Seine.
about 1 month ago
Noé L.
we were looking at doing something different and stumbled across Paris canals. We loved it. directions were fairly easy to find, loved the live commentary during the cruise even if the microphone was playing up. we have recommended this tour to nearly everyone we know.
about 2 months ago
Marine D.
Something different, away from the crowds. It was a relaxing journey, very scenic giving an insight to a less known part of Paris. The on board guide was cheerful but spoke far too fast in English and was difficult to follow. The microphone was too loud and intrusive at times.. Other than that, a good trip.
about 2 months ago
Constantin B.
For me it was a very interesting boat trip on the canal. The 2.5 hours were probably a bit long for my children... We couldn't follow the French and English stories of the gentleman on the boat - we hardly speak French and his English was incomprehensible. But I still think it's nice to finally have made this trip on the Canal Saint Martin!
about 2 months ago
Grégoire O.
It was really interesting to see the canals of Paris as well as the Seine - but it does take a long time to get through 9 locks! the area of Paris where the canal cruise starts was a fantastic bit of Paris to see that you would not do if you just did the Seine river cruise - but it would have been good to have a bit longer on the actual Seine as well.
about 2 months ago
Claudie M.
The Seine River trip stood out better than any other trip since they started n the old heart of the town of Paris and toured through the original Paris waterway thru water locks and dams.....which u don't get on the other tours. Excellent history and tour!
about 2 months ago
Solène M.
Otherwise a relaxed ride with 8 lock passages (6 times double lock) there was simple seating (normal chairs without upholstery) available, the commentary was in French and English, but so extensive and azs rambling that it was boring even for the French. A change from the pure Seine tour. For the price it was ok. Oh yes, but unfortunately there were no more drinks for half of the journey. Not good in the sunny temperatures.
2 months ago
Peggy C.
No hesitation to recommend this trip. Get to see parts of Paris you do not normally see as a tourist when on the canal. A slow pace - the boat goes through nine locks, eight of them double, which all take a time, but they are an experience, as is the impressive tunnel. Covers many of the main sites on the Seine as well. Our guide (Borris ir similar?) was superb - equal amount of commentary in both French and English even though English speakers very much the minority on our trip. Commentary w...
2 months ago
Radegonde L.
what a great afternoon river cruise on the seine & along canal saint-martin! our guide was very nice, easy-going and shared his knowledge of various well-known sights, along with random stuff that only locals know...truly could not have asked for better weather either, a perfect autumn day! absolutely recommend this cruise!
2 months ago
Godeliève G.
It's a nice boat cruise on an offbeat path. I liked how I had not seen this part of Paris before. It's like a hidden gem. The seine cruises are a dime a dozen and this cruise differentiates itself. I read some of the other reviews and I didn't find the speaker annoying, nor did I find the seats uncomfortable. I agree that you could bring a snack and a drink. The weather I had was perfect +23 and sunny. Bring sunglasses and bring a jacket just in case. You go through 1.5km of underground caver...
2 months ago
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