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Combined Visit Eiffel Tower + Seine River Cruise

This type of ticket allows you to save time at two of the must-see attractions of your trip to Paris

María Cano

María Cano

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Combined Visit Eiffel Tower + Seine River Cruise

View of the Seine Cruise with the Eiffel Tower | ©Bastien Nvs

Climbing the Eiffel Tower and enjoying a cruise on the Seine are, without a doubt, two of the most important plans for your trip to the city of Paris. If you are sure that you are going to enjoy both proposals, I recommend that you choose to buy a ticket that combines the two experiences. This way, you will save time and money, since you may benefit from a discount, but the most important thing is that you will not have to waste time waiting in line to buy your ticket, but you will only be entertained at the security checkpoint. Are you up for it?

And to organize a perfect trip from start to finish, visit the post what to see and do in Paris, you will find various plans for all tastes and ages.

How to buy combined tickets to climb the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine?

Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens| ©Jainbow
Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens| ©Jainbow

The combined ticket to climb the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine can be conveniently purchased online. There are several companies that offer this package for travelers visiting the city of Paris. And there is no doubt that it is a highly recommended option, as it guarantees priority access to both attractions without queuing, so you will save time and, in addition, the price of the combined ticket (about 55 euros) is usually cheaper than the sum of separate tickets to both attractions.

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What is the best time of the day to enjoy the combined ticket to the Eiffel Tower and cruise on the Seine?

Rio and Eiffel Tower| ©Julia Volk
Rio and Eiffel Tower| ©Julia Volk

The visit to the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River cruise take place on the same day. In fact, the tour lasts about two and a half hours, one hour for each attraction, and can be booked both in the morning and in the afternoon. The first visit will take place at the Eiffel Tower and, once finished, you will head to the Bir-Hakeim Bridge from where the Seine River cruise will depart.

Although I recommend that if you have the opportunity to do it as late as possible, since the cruise from sunset is more beautiful if possible. The illuminated city of Paris captivates everyone who knows it. Of course, early in the morning the tourist influx will be lower and the visit will always be more comfortable.

Visit the post tips for visiting the Eiffel Tower and Seine cruises at night and you will have more information about the best time of day to use your combined ticket.

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How much can I save with a combined ticket to go up the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine?

Cruise near the Eiffel Tower| ©Heather (Gruber) Williams
Cruise near the Eiffel Tower| ©Heather (Gruber) Williams

The combined ticket to climb the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine is priced from 55 €, while the ascent to the Eiffel Tower costs from 36 € and the cruise on the Seine can be booked from 18-20 € depending on the time of day in which it takes place. Thus, depending on the time of year in which you buy it, you can save a few euros. But the real benefit of this combined ticket is the time saving, as you will have priority access and no queue to both attractions, so you will not lose time except at the security checkpoint of the Eiffel Tower and is something you have to take into account if you want to make the most of your trip to the City of Light.

Read the post ticket prices for the Eiffel Tower and you will have more information.

How to get from the Eiffel Tower to the departure point of the Seine cruise?

Waiting for the Metro| ©Petar Avramoski
Waiting for the Metro| ©Petar Avramoski

The combined experience of climbing the Eiffel Tower and cruising on the Seine is also very comfortable, since the boat leaves from the Bir-Hakeim Bridge, which is located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. To get to both sites you can opt for the metro, bus, car or train. In my opinion, the most comfortable is the metro.

  • Metro: There are three metro stations next to the Eiffel Tower: Trocadéro, Bir-Hakeim and École-Militaire, and from all three you can comfortably walk there in just a few minutes. Visit the metro map: and read the post how to use the metro in Paris so you won't have any doubts.
  • Train: Another option is to go by train and, for this, you must take line C and get off at the station Champ de Mars. From there to the Eiffel Tower is a journey of just seven minutes.
  • Bus: And of course, there is also the bus option. The lines that pass by the Eiffel Tower are 42, 69, 82 and 87. From the bus stop to the Eiffel Tower you will have a journey time of approximately eight to ten minutes.
  • Car: If you go by car you have to take into account that the Eiffel Tower does not have its own parking, but there are three parking lots located very close to the monument.
    -Pullman Tour Eiffel: This is the most convenient option as it is less than a minute walk away, at 18 Av. de Suffren.
    -Parking Paris Autocar: It is located at 443 Avenue Joseph Bouvard, about an eight-minute walk away.
    -Parking Indigo Joffre École Militaire: Located at 2 Place Joffre, approximately 10 minutes from the Eiffel Tower.

If you still have doubts, visit the posts how to get to the Eiffel Tower and how to get around Paris.

Where to eat near the Eiffel Tower and the Seine cruise?

Eating at Francette Restaurant| ©Florian75018
Eating at Francette Restaurant| ©Florian75018

The Eiffel Tower is very close to the Bir-Hakeim Bridge, which is where the departure of the cruises on the Seine is located. If you want to take advantage of eating before or after both attractions, I indicate the best places.

  • Francette: French restaurant that offers an uninterrupted service from Monday to Saturday from 12:00 am to 1:00 am and on Sundays from 12:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
  • Brasserie de la Tour Eiffel: It is a classic Parisian restaurant with a long tradition that began in 1910. It offers a continuous service from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm. The dishes are delicious and have a great variety.
  • Café Gustave: A modern and elegant restaurant next to the Eiffel Tower serving traditional dishes. The service is attentive and professional and is open every day of the week from 7 a.m. until midnight offering breakfast through dinner.
  • Chez Pippo: Next to the Eiffel Tower is this pleasant Italian restaurant offering pasta, risottos and other delicious dishes. The service is very attentive and it is open every day of the week from 10 am to 10 pm.

Also, note that you can also eat in one of the restaurants of the Eiffel Tower.
-Second floor: 58 Tour Eiffel.
-Second floor: Le Jules Verne.
-Third floor: Bar à Champagne.

In the article :::link|text=restaurants of the Eiffel Tower|element=sc-125-2314::: you will have all the information about it, and if you are looking for other alternatives in the surroundings do not hesitate to read the post restaurants near the Eiffel Tower.

What will I see from the Eiffel Tower and what will I see from a Seine cruise?

View from the Tower| ©Chris Yunker
View from the Tower| ©Chris Yunker

The Eiffel Tower and the cruise along the banks of the Seine are two of the must-see attractions on your trip to Paris.

  • Eiffel Tower: With a height of 324 meters, the Eiffel Tower is one of the best observatories from which to contemplate the beauty of the city of Paris. From the top you can see the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Seine River, the Champs Elysees, the Louvre Museum... In addition, at the highest level you can see a reconstruction of the office of the architect who designed this attraction, Guste Eiffel. If you want more details, read the post views from the Eiffel Tower.
  • Cruise: On the cruise along the Seine you will have the opportunity to see the most spectacular monuments of Paris such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d'Orsay or the Eiffel Tower.

Other tips for a combined visit to the Eiffel Tower and a cruise on the Seine River

Cruise on the Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the background| ©Heather (Gruber) Williams
Cruise on the Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the background| ©Heather (Gruber) Williams

If you decide to buy a combined ticket to visit the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine, it is important that you take into account a number of factors.

  • Buy your ticket in advance so you don't miss out.
  • It is a highly recommended experience, as you will have the opportunity to enjoy both attractions without wasting time in queues and so you can take advantage of your trip to 100%.
  • It is the best way to enjoy the Eiffel Tower from every point of view, since climbing the Iron Lady is a must-do activity of your trip. In fact, it is the star monument of Paris. But if you have the opportunity to contemplate it from the banks of the Seine, you will enjoy a comfortable and wonderful view, as the cruise surrounds the banks where the monument is located, placing you a few meters away and being able to capture some dreamy photos.
  • The best time of day to enjoy this combined ticket is late in the day, as having the opportunity to climb the Eiffel Tower when night falls, as well as seeing it illuminated from the Seine is an unforgettable experience. I leave you the post Eiffel Tower at night so you know all the details. If you go in summer the last ascent to the Eiffel Tower takes place before midnight. Of course, if you go at another time of the year you have to keep in mind that it closes at 18:30 h. so I recommend you to go first to the Eiffel Tower and then take the cruise.
  • The best days of the week to enjoy this ticket are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, as there are fewer visitors and you can enjoy both attractions more comfortably.
  • Please note that the Eiffel Tower is closed on Bastille Day, July 14. Also, the cruise on the Seine there are certain days of the year that may be subject to changes in the schedule such as Christmas, New Year's Eve ... in which special celebrations take place and have additional supplements.
  • If possible, at the Eiffel Tower go down the stairs so you will not waste unnecessary time queuing in the elevator and you can enjoy the beauty of the city at every step.

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