Eiffel Tower Tickets: Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour

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Eiffel Tower Tickets: Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour

Highlights:

Visit the military bunker of the Eiffel Tower, under the Champs de Mars

Get exclusive access to the machinery room, under the east pillar of the Eiffel Tower

Learn about the workings of the impressive engine room and see how the Tower's elevators operate

End your tour on the roof of the famous restaurant Le Jules Verne for an extraordinary view of Paris

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  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour in English

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 90 minutes

    Starts at Meeting Point ( More details, Show on map)

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  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour in French

    Tour in French

    Live guide: French

    Duration: 90 minutes

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Overview:

Explore a side to the Eiffel Tower that few tourists see and visit the impressive engine room of the iconic Paris structure. See how the elevators are controlled before ascending to the Le Jules Verne restaurant for VIP views of Paris.

Description:

See a side to the Eiffel Tower that few visitors get to see with exclusive access to the engine room. The 90-minute tour also includes a trip to the Le Jules Verne Restaurant for panoramic views of the city.

Built for the World Fair in 1889, Gustave Eiffel’s plans were chosen at a major competition to study the possibility of raising an iron tower on the Champ de Mars. With a base of 125 square meters, and soaring to a height of over 980 feet (300 meters), Eiffel’s tower was selected from among 107 projects, and took 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days to construct. Since its opening, visitors have been able to access the floors of the monument via lifts, a technical feat for its time. Carefully preserved, this exceptional structural heritage testifies to the visionary genius of Gustave Eiffel.

Accompanied by a guide, who will recount numerous anecdotes throughout your visit, you will go behind the scenes of the staggering monument. Enter the former bunker, hidden under the Champ de Mars. A true privilege, slip backstage to the impressive engine room, which still controls the elevators. Next, head to the second floor. You will be greeted by amazing views. As a VIP, ascend to the roof of the prestigious restaurant, Le Jules Verne, to discover an incredible 360° panorama of Paris.

Please note that tickets for the Eiffel tower can only be purchased by the local operator 3 months in advance.

What's Included:

• Guided tour in English.
• Ticket to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower
• Access to the Eiffel Tower's wings, exclusively available only to participants of this tour, and not to general visitors

What's Not Included:

• Access to the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower. At the end of the tour, a ticket can be purchased at kiosks on the 2nd floor should you wish to carry on further

Good to Know:

• Please allow an additional 30 minutes when planning your itinerary for the day, as waiting time for the elevators may increase tour duration beyond the scheduled time. • • The behind-the-scenes guided tour does not give clients priority access to the elevators. The local tour provider cannot be responsible for waiting times caused by a large number of visitors, or any technical problems that could change the course of the visit on the tour date itself. No refunds are possible in such cases.
• This tour is not available for children under the age of 6.
• High-heeled shoes are not allowed on this tour for security reasons.
• The Eiffel Tower reserves the right to verify the contents of clients' bags and, if applicable, confiscate any items considered to be dangerous.
• The tour will depart at the time indicated. All latecomers risk missing the tour as missed tours cannot be rescheduled or refunded.

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  • Rating: 5 “Interesting”

    Reviewed by William from London, United Kingdom on January 5, 2015 Took you, all too briefly into unusual areas, gave some history and got you up the Tower pretty smartly. Guide was pleasant


  • Rating: 5 “Great insights into the history and uses of the Eiffel Tower”

    Reviewed by Vanessa on January 5, 2015 I've been to see the Eiffel Tower several times and wanted to do something different. Our tour guide, Christiana, was very friendly and informative. I learned new things and went to areas on and around the Eiffel Tower that I had never been to before. Definitely a "must do" tour if you want to see the Eiffel Tower in a different way. Our teenage sons were engaged, my 10-yr-old daughter was entertained, and my husband thought it was the highlight of our trip.


  • Rating: 5 “Great”

    Reviewed by Jörg from Harsewinkel, Germany on January 3, 2015 All good, thanks a lot


  • Rating: 5 “Our tour guide was wonderful! So glad we booked this tour.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Grand Rapids, United States on December 29, 2014 This tour was a great way to learn more about the Eiffel Tower AND skip the huge lines to get in. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable and took very good care of our group. Even though it was a VERY cold day, we had an excellent visit.


  • Rating: 5 “A wonderful tour, intersting to hear why the Tower still exists”

    Reviewed by Gordon from Peebles, United Kingdom on November 8, 2014 This was a very interesting tour both on facts and where we were taken, lived up to our expectations. The young Italian woman leading our English speaking tour had the type of command that kept the party interested in all to see and hear, expressive in a manner that keeps the interest going the whole time. Charmingly authoritative. Well done to her, well done for having this behind the scenes as an option of a tour of the Tower. Thank you.


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  • “excellent and interesting tour”

    “a very enjoyable tour, interesting to see and know a little more than just a trip to the the top.”

    Teresa from Portsmouth, United Kingdom

  • “Wonderful, very interesting tour, personable & well-informed guide!”

    “Wonderful, very interesting tour, personable & well-informed guide!”

    Heather from Toronto, Canada

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