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

    Duration: 90 minutes

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

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  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour in French

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    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 Parisian 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 (a ticket can be purchased 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: 4 “Interesting commentary and worth the money”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Worthing, United Kingdom on July 1, 2015 Nice to see stuff most other people don't and great to jump the queue onto the Eiffel Tower.


  • Rating: 5 “different, interesting and unique”

    Reviewed by Ludmila – Concord, Canada on June 9, 2015 We are like it very much. Different experience. We can say now that we saw Eifel Tower from bottom to top and without line up.


  • Rating: 5 “Great way to miss the crowds!”

    Reviewed by David – Allen, United States on June 3, 2015 If you want to see the Eiffel Tower, learn more about its history, and miss the typical long lines, this is the tour for you. The tour starts by visiting the bunkers across the park from the tower where radio experiments were conducted in the early 1900s. Next, you get to go under the tower to see the equipment used for the elevators. Finally, you get to take the trip up to the second level of the tower. The best part is that you enter through the group entry and get to miss the long lines!

    Please keep in mind that this tour only gets you to the second level, and if you want to go to the third level you will probably have to wait in a long line. I highly recommend this tour!


  • Rating: 5 “very interesting ,we fully understand everything the guide told us .”

    Reviewed by caroline – winsford cheshire, United Kingdom on May 31, 2015 Great guide ,funny ,interesting and answered all our questions regarding the Tower


  • Rating: 5 “Excellent”

    Reviewed by srishti – Duabi, UAE on May 21, 2015 It was very knowledgable and helpful too.. Our guide was awesome


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  • “A secret tip to avoid the queues”

    “Very interesting tour to get to know the technics of the elevator.”

    DetleffromGarbsen, Germany

  • “Good service at a fair price.”

    “Good service at a fair price.”

    WilliamfromAlpharetta, United States

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