A 2 hour sightseeing cruise with 3 course lunch served on board.
Though subject to change, the menu offers up French cuisine with a selection of starters such as duck foie gras, foie gras marinated salmon, salads and soups served with a toasted baguette. You'll be offered a choice of main course which might be braised chicken with lentils and seasonal vegetables, cod loin, with soft risotto and peas, beef, with crushed potatoes, oyster mushrooms and baby broad beans, t-bone style Iberian rib roast with sweet potato puree and mustard sauce, salmon steak with a spinach medley, soy, and cilantro sauce or a lentil casserole served with fresh vegetables sauteed in soy milk.
A choice of desserts can be enjoyed too such as Black Forest gateau, fruit sorbet, chocolate pudding with vanilla ice cream, rice pudding, fruit tartare, or French cheeses. Tea or coffee is served after dinner with an after-dinner mint or cookie.
Your Experience With Seine River 3 Course Lunch Cruise
Board the boat at the designated port at 12.30pm ready for the 12.50 departure. You'll be welcomed onboard by the friendly staff and given an aperitif before being shown to your window table.
When underway, and as you watch the sights of Paris pass by the large glass windows, you'll be served your 3 course lunch with coffee afterwards. Live music helps set the ambience for this special sightseeing cruise as you pass by the beautiful Beaux-Arts ornate faAcade of the former Gare d'Orsay railway station that is now home to the Musee d'Orsay. Carrying along the river you'll see the Eiffel Tower growing bigger and bigger until it's looming above you. Next you'll cruise past the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral. You'll be well into your main course when the cruise past the iconic Louvre Museum and then cruise under the magnificent Pont Neuf.
The boat returns to its starting point so after dessert you'll be able to enjoy the sights from the other side of the boat, perhaps popping up to the top deck to snap some photos of this memorable afternoon before returning to port at approximately 2.30pm.
What Seine River 3 Course Lunch Cruise Includes?
2 hour sightseeing cruise.
3 course lunch served onboard with aperitif and wine.
Photos and videos can be purchased onboard.
Things Before Go
Get dressed up a little! There's a smart-casual dress requirement.
The glass covered boats do not have air-conditioning so can get very warm in the Summer - Bring a fan to keep yourself cool.
Try to get a table on the left side of the boat for optimal views.
Is It Suitable for Me?
If you want to spend a relaxing afternoon on the River Seine this is the way to do it! Don't have lunch in a 'regular " restaurant - Have the sights of Paris pass by your window!
Good for solo travellers, couples, as well as families.
Vegans and vegetarians are catered for.
Travellers talking about this Seine river cruise on Get Your Guide, Trip advisor, and Viator give it fantastic reviews and top ratings. Everyone agrees that it's a superb way to spend an afternoon in Paris whether travelling alone, with a loved one, or with family.
People have described it as "Definitely one of the best way to enjoy this glorious city without much effort." "Top Notch food and music" "Absolutely fantastic! You must do this! Food was delicious. Ambiance was lovely!"
Travellers who have taken this cruise agree that it's a very fun and elegant way to spend a couple of hours and that the staff are friendly, the food is great (though the add ons can be overpriced), and that the music is a great finishing touch. The only negatives are the fact that the boat can get very warm during the Summer months as it's glass covered top and sides.
Best Times to Visit
Avoid hot Summer days due to crowds and uncomfortably hot boats!
Musee d'Orsay - The former Gare d'Orsay.
The Eiffel Tower
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Louvre Museum
The French National Assembly
Address / Pick up Location
Port de la Conference, 75008 Paris OR Port Solferino on the Quai Anatole - Check your booking confirmation for details.
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