River Limousine Luxury boat parisThe Seine River, which snakes through the heart of Paris, is one of Europe’s most iconic rivers. Over the course of the centuries many of the city’s major historic sites, like Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, have been built along its graceful banks. Therefore, one of the best ways to admire these monuments and take in the magic of the City of Light is by boat, but not just any boat. From private Venetian water taxis to exclusive dinner cruises, here are the top omega replica companies for touring the Seine.

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Couples and Small Group Luxury Private Tours

Since 2007 Joseph Anticevic and his friendly crew at River Limousine have been arranging private tours on the Seine for hollywood stars and Saudi princes abroad their custom-built luxury Venetian water taxis (first and second photos above). The sleek wooden boats can fit up to six passengers. Each craft has a covered salon fitted with an elegant white leather-covered banquette, tinted windows and a convertible roof which can be opened on warm sunny days. They are about to add another boat to their fleet and they will soon be opening a waterside private terrace lounge for their guests.

Their cruises generally last an hour and a half with the possibility of stopping along the way for photos or short breaks to enjoy certain monuments. Each tour comes with a complimentary bottle of swiss replica watches champagne or soft drinks and they can also arrange breakfast cruises, picnics and other associated services.

Yacht de Paris

Mid-sized Group Private Tours & Meal Cruises

For groups larger than six or for a sit-down meal, the Yachts de Paris have a fleet of eight luxury yachts which are excellent for diverse functions. The Cachemire, a 24-metre 1982 De Vries yacht inaugurated in June 2007 by its “Godfather” John Travolta, is the perfect boat for a small group of up to 12 who would like a more spacious boat for touring or lunch or a group cocktail along the Seine. It has an outside deck for sightseeing and a covered lounge which features elegant velvet upholstery by Pierre Frey, fine china by Raynaud and Baccarat crystal glassware. Their other boats increase in size up which could be suitable for professional cocktails, weddings, family reunions and other events for up to 800 people.

Yacht de Paris Don Juan II

Elegant Shared Dinner Cruises

The most elegant shared dinner cruise on the Seine is also aboard a Yachts de Paris craft: the Don Juan II. Built in 1931 and refurbished in 2007, the classy yacht has an upper deck ideal for enjoying a glass of pre-dinner champagne before descending into its art Art Deco dining room. You will join no more than a total of 39 other diners, much fewer compared to 100+ on the other dinner boat cruises. Their refined menu includes a pre-starter, starter, main course, cheese, dessert, miniature pastries and is designed by chef Guy Krenzer, a laureate of the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France award. Their 2.5 hour dinner cruises departs nightly at 8:30 pm.

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Champagne Group Cruises

While this experience isn’t as luxurious as the others above, the Vedettes de Paris offer a different option to the standard “bateaux mouches” large cruising boats that tour the Seine. Join a small group of fellow cruisers for a sightseeing tour along the river accompanied by a champagne tasting led by Parisian wine tasting experts O-Chateau. You’ll sample three champagnes, a brut, a demi-sec and a rosé, as your drift past the city’s most emblematic monuments. An alternative and sparkling way to discover the city and learn about one of the country’s most famous beverages. These run Monday to Saturdays at 6pm from May through the end of August 31st and the rest of the year every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6pm.


Our UltraVilla experts are constantly innovating, discovering exceptional new properties and filling us in on exclusive special offers on the world’s best luxury villas and apartments. From enjoying springtime in Paris and London to escaping from big city buzz in the Maldives and Montana, here’s this month’s inside scoop.

Paris Perfect Place Dauphine

The Perfect Luxury Experience with Paris Perfect

One of our France experts, Paris Perfect, has just added a fantastic new address in one of the city’s loveliest squares: Place Dauphine. Situated at the tip of Ile de la Cité, within minutes walking distance from Notre Dame, Saint Germain, the Louvre and other main attractions, it’s the ideal location for exploring the city.

Two years of extensive renovations were carried out on the building to create a five-star luxury experience. It features a ground level studio apartment, four one-bedroom apartments and two extraordinary one-bedroom apartments that are duplexes with balconies overlooking Place Dauphine.

For a limited time they are offering guests who stay between April 12 and May 30, 2016 a 20% discount! (minimum 5 night booking required). To find out more information about Paris Perfect and to request a booking click here.

Your Own Parisian Haven with Haven in Paris

We stay on in Paris with the fabulous May deals by our experts at Haven in Paris. Springtime is one of the most magical times to visit the city. Many of their apartments are situated near one of the city’s lovely parks, like their Monceau apartment in the photo above.

This elegant two bedroom/two bathroom, a short walk from the famous Parc Monceau is the perfect pied à terre. You can take advantage of great last minute deals on this and their other fabulous Paris apartments for any bookings for the month of May. 

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Mountain Magic with Montana Homes’s New Grizzly Creek

Across the world and far from the hustle and bustle of the city, Montana Homes has just added a wonderful new property: Grizzly Creek Ranch. Located in a breathtaking and ultra-private wilderness location at the edge of Yellowstone National Park, Grizzly Creek Ranch is a classy and comfortable retreat for up to 30 guests. This is the first time this exquisite property has been available and there is nothing else like it in the Rocky Mountain West.

Guests have exclusive use of six homes, a fabulous dining and event hall, a recreation barn, yoga and massage cabin, and the 2,000 acre ranch. Guided hiking on the ranch, campouts for the kids and meals prepared by a private chef are included. They can arrange a variety of add-on private activities such as Yellowstone Park tours, fly fishing instruction, river rafting, and on-site yoga and massage. It is also a unique venue for weddings and other events for groups of up to 100. For further information and booking, see Mountain Homes profile here.


The Ultimate Spa in the Maldives at Amilla Fushi

If the spectacular location of Amilla Fushi in the tropical Maldives was not already relaxing enough, the luxury resort is taking wellbeing to the next level. Its Javvu Spa, launched last October, has just announced a new partnership with the Clean and Lean Bodyism. Javvu Spa’s philosophy centers on a holistic approach to wellness, focusing on movement, spirituality and spa. As such, they have carefully chosen specialist spa brand partners such as PURE Massage, QMS and iLA. The partnership with Bodyism and its original concept furthers their respective commitments to combining physical and mental approach to wellness for a happier and healthier life.  

In addition to the new program partnership, the resort has created Wellness Tree Houses to enhance these wellbeing goals. Safely installed 12 meters up amongst the treetops, the private one-bedroom spa ‘nests’ have their own dedicated treatment suites, providing the utmost paradisiacal retreat. Stay tuned to our May newsletter for an exclusive invitation to discover this new offering or start dreaming today by looking at Amilla Fushi’s UltraVilla profile.


Special offer: Springtime in Chelsea with London Perfect

Experience London in bloom this spring with a great special offer for bookings in May and June on London Perfect’s Christchurch apartment. Located in the heart of Chelsea, this apartment is the optimal London base, especially for flower lovers as it’s just across the road from the famous Chelsea Flower Show.

The refined apartment is set on two levels, with beautiful decor and fine furnishings throughout. It has an elegant living room, modern eat-in kitchen, stylish separate dining room and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. A true highlight is its Italian-style garden. A rarity in London, it’s the perfect place to take in the longer spring days and milder weather of the season. Learn more about this elegant rental and the last minute special for May and June here.