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Paris Illuminations Tour and Seine River Cruise with Hotel Transfers – Small Group Tour

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from US$ 98.30 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Hotel pick up and drop off and travel in an air conditioned minivan included in the tour
  • Services rendered by an experienced guide
  • See the illuminated landmarks of Paris both by minibus and from a Seine Cruise
  • Overview
    After sunset, the avenues, squares and monuments of Paris are illuminated to magical effect. The brilliantly lit popular attractions of Paris like the Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysees, the Notre Dame Cathedral or the Arc de Triomphe, will dazzle you.

    This tour gives you the opportunity to see the very best of Paris by night. Both from the waterways of the River Seine and by taking you through the heart of the city. This chance to see Paris sparkle after dark should not be missed.

    This tour some unavailable dates in the month of January. Should the tour not be available on your chosen date, we have an alternative in which includes round trip transportation by luxury, air-conditioned coach, click here for more details >>

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    3 hours

    Start time

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: 8:30pm
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: 7:00pm

    Meeting Point

    From your central hotel in Paris. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Paris


    You shall be picked up from your hotel in Paris in an air conditioned minivan for a city tour. First you will enjoy an hour long cruise on the river Seine which gives a panoramic view of the city and its important landmarks.

    After the cruise, your guide will drive you past the brilliantly lit monuments and squares of Paris. Some of the popular attractions that you will see during this tour 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-Elysees: This 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 to your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Seine river cruise
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Sightseeing tour of the illuminated monuments of Paris
    • Round trip transportation in an air-conditioned minivan
    • Commentary by a qualified driver/guide or recorded commentary in 14 languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese)


    • Food & drinks
  • Please note

    Hotel pick up is only offered in the 20 districts of central Paris (postcodes 75001 – 75020).

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

    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

    Contact details for the local activity operator will be found on your confirmation voucher.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Fabulous illuminated Paris and Seine Rive Cruise

      From pick up by minivan at our hotel and return back everything went like clockwork. Driver was excellent and had a vast knowledge of Paris and was most interesting. We have...

      Mr Hugh M Melvin, United Kingdom, 15/Apr/2014
    • Fabulous, especially the Illuminated Paris by Minvan

      We loved both these tours, but probably too many on cruise for us....

      Marian L Dowling, Australia, 31/Mar/2012
    • Perfect choice for cold weather and limited time!

      The perfect choice for a cold, wet evening! The river cruise was lovely (I recommend standing outside, even if it's cold). The Paris Christmas lights and monuments tour was very...

      Mle Priscilla Whitaker, France, 26/Dec/2011