Seine River Walking Tour With Optional Musée d'Orsay and Seine Cruise

The history, romance, and art of the Seine

  • When 1 PM Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Duration 3 hours (1.5 hours guided)
  • Meeting Point Statue of Henry IV

$39 per adult €36 per adult £31 per adult C$53 per adult A$59 per adult

$31 per child

€29 per child

£25 per child

C$43 per child

A$47 per child

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$39 per adult

€36 per adult

£31 per adult

C$53 per adult

A$59 per adult

$31 per child €29 per child £25 per child C$43 per child A$47 per child

$39 per adult €36 per adult £31 per adult C$53 per adult A$59 per adult

$31 per child

€29 per child

£25 per child

C$43 per child

A$47 per child

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Discover Paris through the stories of its many bridges, each one unique.
  • Marvel at the Pont Neuf, the bridge that first connected the Latin Quarter and the Rive Droite.
  • Take a picture of the lovely Seine from a different point of view: on top of the Pont des Arts.
  • See some of the city’s best landmarks, like the Louvre Pyramid on the opposite shore.
  • Add on a visit to the Musée d’Orsay, a historic train station turned Impressionist museum
  • Upgrade for an optional Seine river cruise ticket, valid for a year, that you can use at your convenience

What you'll do

Get to know Paris from the river that gave rise to it — the glorious Seine.

This Seine river walking tour covers the history, highlights, architecture, and so much more of the Seine bridges and sights.

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Get to know Paris from the river that gave rise to it — the glorious Seine.

This Seine river walking tour covers the history, highlights, architecture, and so much more of the Seine bridges and sights.

We’ll begin our tour at the Henri IV statue in the middle of the Pont Neuf, the first Parisian bridge built in stone. As you survey Île de la Cité around you, you’ll learn a secret about this island.

Leaving the bridge, continue to the southern bank of the Seine until you reach the Pont des Arts. This bridge dates to the 19th century, but what you’ll love most here is the incredible views. 

At the Pont du Carrousel and Pont Royal, listen to the stories of the Rive Gauche and the Rive Droite — two very different sides — and you’ll understand an important part of Paris’s identity. You’ll also see a familiar icon on the northern bank: the Louvre itself!

Our tour ends outside the Musée d’Orsay. If you’ve upgraded for your skip-the-line museum ticket, you can continue inside this majestic building to see many of the Impressionist paintings France is famous for. Don’t miss Monet’s “Nymphéas bleus” or Renoir’s “Bal au Moulin de Galette.” And there is so much more here to enchant you — not only the paintings but also sculptures, decorative arts, photographs, and a beautiful, sunlit interior. We recommend at least two hours, but art-lovers may want to spend longer!

Tip: Don’t skip the terrace of the museum. It has lovely views of the Seine and the bridges you just explored.

Another optional upgrade is the lovely Seine river boat ride. Cruising down the river you just learned so much about is the perfect complement to this walking tour. Take in the charm of Paris from the water. Your ticket is good for a year, so feel free to enjoy your cruise the same day as your tour or come back later.

Itinerary

  • Pont Neuf

    The oldest bridge in Paris

  • Square du Vert Galant

    A charming public garden at the western tip of the Île de la Cité

  • Pont des Arts

    Once the bridge of lovers who hung locks with their names on it

  • Pont du Carrousel

    Where you can glimpse the famous Louvre Pyramid

  • Pont Royal

    Dating to the 17th century with a view of the Musée d’Orsay

  • Orsay Museum

    A train station built for the 1900 World Fair, now home to beautiful Impressionist paintings, from Monet to Renoir

  • Upgrade: Seine cruise

    A delightful way to experience the breathtaking scenery of Paris along one of the most iconic rivers in the world

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Upgrades

Upgrade your experience with a skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay ticket (€17 per adult), a Seine river cruise (€19 per adult) or both (€33)!

Tour ending point

This tour ends at the Musée d’Orsay.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Meeting point

Please meet us in front of the Statue of Henri IV on the Pont Neuf bridge. Your guide will be holding a sign that says “ExperienceFirst.”

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FAQs

Will we be visiting the Musée d’Orsay?

The guided tour will end outside the Orsay Museum. If you have purchased the Musée d’Orsay upgrade, you will be able to continue inside for a self-guided visit.

How much walking is there?

This tour covers about a mile at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

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