Virtual Cruises in World Cities

Explore the Seine, the Bosphorus, and the Nile - and Never Leave Home!
  • "The Seine River Cruise" will allow you to experience the magic and the romance of both a day and an evening cruise on the famous river. Accompanied by light classical music, your virtual experience cruise goes past many famous Paris landmarks - in both day and night.

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If you love Paris and the River Seine, its history and incredible scenery, then you'll enjoy one of our virtual river cruises through different cities around the world, such as:


The first half of your Seine River Cruise takes place on a beautiful September day. Accompanied by light classical music, your virtual experience cruise begins at the southeast end of Ile Saint-Louis and heads northeastward and soon goes under Ponte de Sully, the first of many Paris bridges you will encounter on this one hour video. You first pass Ile Saint-Louis, a perfect illustration of preserved 17th century Classical architecture and one of two natural islands in the Seine. The island is one of France's first examples of urban planning, it was mapped and built from end to end during the 17th-century reigns of Henri IV and Louis XIII. Further on, you encounter even more bridges before reaching Ile de la Cite, the centre of Paris and the location where the medieval city was refounded. The western end of Ile de la Cite has held a palace since Merovingian times, and its eastern end since the same period has been consecrated to religion, especially after the 10th-century construction of a cathedral preceding today's Notre Dame.

Even further on the Seine, you pass the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, museum spaces located in the Grand Palais which serve as home to major art exhibits and cultural events programmed by the Réunion des musées nationaux et du Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées. Continuing on you pass the beautiful glass boats, the Bateaux-Mouches. These boats are popular tourist attractions in Paris. They started with steamers at an Exhibition in 1867 but now many seat several hundred people, often with an open upper deck and an enclosed lower deck; some even have sliding canopies that can close to protect the open deck in inclement weather. For the next section of cruise your boat turns 180 degrees and takes you to the Left Bank and under the Pont Neuf. The Pont Neuf, "New Bridge," is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris. It stands by the western (downstream) point of the Île de la Cité, the island in the middle of the river that was, between 250 and 225 BC, the birthplace of Paris, then known as Lutetia, and during the medieval period, the heart of the city. Passing Ile de la Cite once again, you get a beautiful view of Notre Dame Cathedral.

The second half of your 1-hour virtual cruise of the Seine River takes place in the early evening at twilight. Underscored by beautiful light classical music, you'll experience all of the magic of "The City of Lights" at sunset. You'll pass sightseeing boats with their lights aglow and passengers enjoying a beautiful evening cruise on the Seine. Soon the Eiffel Tower appears in the distance and the most famous landmark in Paris dominates the view for the next few minutes, then after an evening cruise around the Ile de la Cite, your 60 minute virtual cruise of the Seine River comes to a close.