Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Cruise the waters of the River Seine before enjoying a unique view of old Paris from the Canal Saint Martin. See many of the major attractions of Paris from the water including Notre Dame and The Louvre. Pass through tunnels, locks and under bridges as you cruise through some of the Parisian neighborhoods less popular with tourists and explore the city from the water. Choose a morning or afternoon departure to best fit your schedule.
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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Musee d'Orsay, 1 Rue De La Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris France

Orsay Museum : Departure or arrival point of the cruise

Pass By: Place de la Bastille 75011, 75011 Paris France

Your boat will pass under the Bastille Square

Pass By: Canal Saint-Martin, Quai De Valmy, 75010 Paris France

Sail on this amazing canal and discover Paris in a different way ! Discover : locks, footbridges liftbridge and the most beautiful monuments by the Seine... and of course history of the city along the water

Pass By: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France

The best point of view : on board our boat sailing on the Seine river

Pass By: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

View of the Louvre Museum from the Seine river

Pass By: Parc de la Villette, 221 avenue Jean Jaures, 75019 Paris France

Boarding or arrival of the cruise

Pass By: Seine River, 75001 Paris France

A boat trip on the Seine from Orsay Museum to Arsenal Marina

Pass By: Cite des sciences et de l'industrie, 30 avenue Corentin Cariou La Villette, 75019 Paris France

Our departure point is just in front of the Cité des Sciences

Pass By: Ile Saint-Louis, 44 rue Saint Louis en L Ile, 75004 Paris France

Discover l'ile Saint Louis from the Seine

Pass By: La Geode, 26 avenue Corentin Cariou 19th, 75019 Paris France

Our cruise departure or arrival point is just in front of La Geode

Pass By: Paris Canal, Bassin de la Villette, 75019 Paris France

Our office is located near the Bassin de la Villette

Pass By: Bassin de la Villette, Quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris France

You will discover the Bassin de la Villette and have a view on la Rotonde de la Villette, Crimée liftbridge and Paris Plages

  • Cruise
  • Live onboard commentary

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
Departure Point

1: Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
2: La Villette, 211 Av. Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France

Return Details

1: La Villette, 211 Av. Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France
2: Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


16 Nov, 2022

This was the trip from HELL! Viking canceled flights, we were never told, missed 2 days of our cruise, because we were never picked up at airport, emergency no. never answered, got there by taxi in middle of night, lost luggage, when we finally started cruise, locks broke, had to be bused everywhere, caught covid on return trip, flight home was delayed, had to sleep in airport, on and on had no clothing or meds for 5 days. It was a nightmare, and Viking will do nothing to support us. Purchased insurance, but they seem to only pay for cancelled trip. Viking gave us no support, and were very rude over the phone. MY ADVICE- go with anyone but Viking. For someone we thought had a good reputation, they did nothing for us but take our $14,000.00 for the worst experience of our lives, and will not compensate us a DIME. VIKING, as far as customer service, YOU STINK!!


12 Nov, 2022

We unfortunately could not make it for the trip. There was a national wide protest and public transport was severely affected. We would have loved to make the trip but could not reach the location. I had requested La Vacanza Travel for a refund but they were unwilling to offer a refund.


05 Nov, 2022

This cruise took us via canal to areas of Paris we didn't know existed. To be honest, we didn't realize how extensive and interesting the canals are. Only negative was the loudspeaker on the boat which made it difficult to clearly hear the guide.

TomandElaine M

24 Oct, 2022

The Paris Canal Tour of the St. Martin Canal was excellent. We took the 2:30 tour from the pier in Villette, that ended at the Musée d'Orsay. Our trip took a little longer than normal; but since we had no other commitments, it was fine with us. When we started there were only a few of us on the boat. Four folks came running just after we got underway and the captain pulled over to let them onboard. After a lock or two we pulled over again. Everyone was trying to speculate why. The answer came about 10 or 15 minutes later when what appeared to be about two or more busloads of people (who were obviously part of a contracted tour) were allowed to board. We continued on to our final destination. The tour guide was very informative and spoke several languages. I picked up on the French, English and German - but believe he may have also used 1 or 2 others. It was a sunny day, perfect for this tour. Cruising through the tunnels was very interesting and of course once we neared the Seine the yachts and power boats tied up along the quays were impressive. We considered this tour well worth the fare. If you're in Paris and have the time this tour is well worthwhile.


23 Oct, 2022

Pleasant views. Interesting scenery. The guide was full of information but hard to understand the English. Recommend going up the canal away from the Seine. More exciting in the locks. Picture taking on the Seine is best done from the back of the boat in the morning due to the sun.

User's Picture Gallery



Admiring the Bastille from the Paris Canal as part of the Viator Seine River and Canal Tour


Going through the Locks

Boat on canal.


Bridge above the Locks

Boat going under bridge.


Paris Canal Cruise

In the tunnel!


Montmartre sous la bruinne

R Girard et C Smutneac



Strandleben an der Seine


interessierte Zuschauer

am Canal du St. Martin interessierte Zuschauer


Ausruhen am Canal du St. Martin



Traveling Through Locks

This is what 80 of the cruise looked like.


The Long Tunnel

This is my mom, Muriel, enjoying the long trip through the 2km tunnel.


Unique Experience

Going through the locks is a unique experience. And the tunnels! One of the tunnels is 2km long.


Best Seating

The best seating is inside next to the captain if it's raining, as it was when we did the cruise. You get to see everything and you stay dry. However, you will need to go outside to get the best photographs.


Canal St. Martin

Entering the first lock of Canal St. Martin


A lock on the canals of the Siene

A lock opening while our cruise moved through


Sur la Seine aussi.

Ici il faut s'accrocher un peu plus, ça and quot;balance and quot;


Une des nombreuses écluses...

Et vous avez le temps de contempler...d'apprécier ce retour sur...le passé !


Un pont tournant...

Et ça fonctionne !


L'hôtel du Nord...

Vous souvenez-vous de la fameuse réplique d'Arletty : Atmosphère, atmosphère..


La 1ère écluse.

Début du voyage...


St Martin Canal

A picturesque bridge on the St Martin Canal



After waiting for 10 minutes before the gateway


after 5 minutes

still waiting when gateway will open



stopping and waiting when gateway will open


Place du Chatelet

et Paris Plage 2013


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