Eiffel Tower Tickets: Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour
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.
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
Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour in English
Live guide: English
Duration: 90 minutesfrom $ 30.99
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Eiffel Tower: Exclusive Behind the Scenes Private Tour
Private English-speaking guide (other languages on request - French, German, Spanish). NOTE: The time-slots are indicative and will be confirmed only upon receipt of booking request. In case of unavailability, we will propose an alternate time / date.
Live guide: English
Duration: 90 minutes, Private tourfrom $ 430.99
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Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour in French
Tour in French
Live guide: French
Duration: 90 minutesfrom $ 30.99
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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.
• 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 the tour duration beyond the scheduled time. The behind-the-scenes guided tour does not give clients priority access to the elevators. Cultival 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 6yo.
• 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 are not reschedulable or refundable.
• The Machinery Room won't be accessible between Sept, 2nd to 13th included & September, 30th to Oct, 4th incl.
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Reviewed by Jean from Austin, United States on November 26th, 2013 My husband and I took the tour a few days ago. I was a little skeptical when I booked it. But I was so glad that I did it. The guide was very friendly and knowledgable. He told the group the history of the tower that we would not have known. It definitely made our visit to the tower a lot memorable. Did I mention that we got to skip the long line at the ground floor. Would definitely recommend the tour to anyone.
“Great Guide & Great Tour”
Reviewed by Corrine from Durham, United States on October 27th, 2013 Even though this was our first trip to Paris, I wasn’t sure I wanted to ride up the Eiffel Tower. As the trip grew nearer, I decided I “should” go up and scrambled around online to find “skip the line” tickets. The only option available was the Get Your Guide tour which also included a look at the machinery below. Turns out, this was so much fun! My husband, who was even less enthusiastic than I about going up in the Eiffel Tower since he had been before, loved the wheels and gears and bunker tour. I loved it all and Cindy was a great guide!
“Things you never knew about the Eiffel tower”
Reviewed by Albert from Black Diamond, United States on October 14th, 2013 This was an interesting tour of places the public doesn't get to go including the large complex under the park, the gears and workings under the tower and the view from the roof of the restaurant on the second level. Our guide had a rather strong French accent but we enjoyed hearing the history of the tower and seeing behind the scenes.
“An excellent experience, well worth doing.”
Reviewed by Robert from Wellington 6143, New Zealand on October 1st, 2013 The tour was excellent. The guide was very knowledgable including having what appeared to be a personally compiled reference book including historical pictures and examples of how the tour has been used over the years it has been in place. The opportunity to see the underground components of the tower was very interesting and haviing organised access to level 2 without the requirement to queue was most valuable.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Calgary, Canada on September 28th, 2013 We had a great time!!!! Our tour guy was absolutely awesome and very informative. We didn't have to stay in any lines. Thank you! We highly recommend this tour!
“Good service at a fair price.”
Reviewed by William from Alpharetta, United States on September 28th, 2013 Good service at a fair price.
“Interesting and enjoyable tour.”
Reviewed by Traci from Greentown, United States on September 28th, 2013 We enjoyed the behind the scenes aspect. It was interesting and gave us easy access into the Tower Eiffel. At the time we finished, the tickets and line to the final ascent was quick, with little wait time.
The only aspect that we found difficult was the fact that no signs or clear display to find the tour guide. It was not printed in the information on our confirmation as to where to meet our guide. It would be helpful if they wore a "Behind the Scenes" shirt or had a sign or another guide waiting and organizing the group. The guide spoke very fluent English and was easily understood, which was helpful. I would recommend it to others.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Dallas, United States on September 14th, 2013 Our guide was patient and had some interesting facts to share with us.
“Interesting experience and smoothly run.”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from new york, United States on September 3rd, 2013 I thought the guide did a good job, but was surprised to see that it only went to the second level and not the top. I did not see anywhere that the tour did not take you up to the top. We were disappointed that we had to wait in line for a ticket and then to go to the top. Otherwise, it was well done.
“Very well organized with good information”
Reviewed by Hussein from Cairo, Egypt on August 30th, 2013 The visit was really fantastic with direct access to elevators.
“Excellent guide who looked after us well amongst the crowds”
Reviewed by Margaret from Keighley, United Kingdom on August 22nd, 2013 Very good. Worth doing to beat the crowds. Could not bear to have stood in hours of queues in the heat
“this was a fantastic tour the guide was very helpful”
Reviewed by Thomas from Alberton, Australia on August 20th, 2013 This was an awesome tour will definitely be recommending this to friends thanks for the good time
“Absolutely brilliant and excellent value for money”
Reviewed by Jonathan from London, United Kingdom on August 19th, 2013 We were met by our guide Chloe bang on time and went on to discover the bunkers, the Eiffel Tower engine room before proceeding to the roof of the Jules Verne restaurant to enjoy the panoramic views of Paris. There was no hanging around in queues on what was a very hot day in Paris. It was informative and crucially entertaing with quite a bit of humour thrown in. My son who is a hard to please 7 yr old thought it was "totally wicked".
“See the "hidden" eiffel tower and skip the lines!”
Reviewed by Gary from Elgin, United States on August 17th, 2013 Our guide met us at the tower and led us on a short trip to see the behind the scenes underground places. Then it was up the tower without waiting in a long line. The guide was very good and provided lots of interesting facts. After the tour, we got to stay on the second floor as long as we wanted, or we could buy a ticket for the top. It was a great tour.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from DUMFRIES, United Kingdom on August 5th, 2013 Enjoyed this experience. Tour guide very friendly and knowledgeable. Got to see some things that you wouldn't normally with normal Eiffel tower entry. Also saves standing in long queue waiting for tickets.
“excellent, informative and friendly tour which was interesting.”
Reviewed by James from adelaide, Australia on July 31st, 2013 What an interesting and different tour of the Eiffel Tower. Included was a visit to the underground bunker as well as lots of relevant history of the Tower itself. Highly recommended.
“Excellent tour (and skip the line)”
Reviewed by Gary from New York, United States on July 13th, 2013 Very interesting tour but be prepared to devote a couple of hours. Getting in without waiting for the long lines was a definite plus.
“Informal, Interesting and informative”
Reviewed by Jonathan from Telford, United Kingdom on July 1st, 2013 An interesting insight into the history surrounding the building and use of the tower and the bunker which you just don't get from a brochure. Seeing the old lift workings in action was also very interesting.
The guide knew his subject very well and had the personality to keep everyone's interest and deal with all the questions we had.
It's a lot of detail to take in within a very short time - you could easily spend many hours on this tour.
“Just a good tour.”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Los Lunas, United States on June 27th, 2013 A little extra from the regular tour, but not required. They cover to much of the regular tour subject. I thought it would be really different.
“Very interesting and pleasant.”
Reviewed by Tina from Zion, United States on June 10th, 2013 The guide was very knowledgable and had just the right amount of humor.
“Best memory of the trip!!”
Reviewed by Judith from newton, United States on May 13th, 2013 The tour was really interesting!! The guide was very knowledgable!!
“interesting tour of unknown parts of the Eiffel Tower!”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Bargen, Switzerland on May 1st, 2013 Illuminating tour with direct entry to the Eiffel Tower. Interesting descriptions of the tower's technical setup.
Reviewed by Frank on April 22nd, 2013 Additional advantage: you don't have to wait in line to see the Eiffel Tower.
“Definitely recommend it, lots of background information, worth seeing”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Aresing, Germany on April 16th, 2013 Very interesting information about everything that goes on behind the scenes.
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