Eiffel Tower

This crown jewel of the Paris skyline and iconic symbol of France is at its most spectacular seen up close.

Eiffel Tower: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Guided Tour by Elevator

1. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Guided Tour by Elevator

Skip the ticket line to the Eiffel Tower and take a tour of this famous landmark and admire the city from above. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the tower to hear all about the origins and the secrets behind the construction of this architectural masterpiece. Catch the elevator and ascend to the viewing platform on the second floor, and, if you choose the summit ticket, head all the way to the summit. From there, take in the amazing panoramic views of the French capital, including Sacre Coeur, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe. Opt in to include a 1-hour cruise on the Seine, available any time after your visit to the Eiffel Tower. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the riverbanks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Conciergerie. Pass by floating houseboats and restaurants along the way.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour & Seine Cruise

2. Paris: Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour & Seine Cruise

Skip the ticket line to the Eiffel Tower as you take a tour of the landmark and admire the city from the air. Then, head for the Seine and a boat cruise to take in the sights of Paris from the water. Take a 2-hour guided tour of the tower, with skip-the-ticket-line access, to hear all about the origins and the secrets behind the construction of this architectural masterpiece. Choose from a 2nd level and summit or 2nd level-only ticket and learn from your guide about the fascinating history of this world-famous landmark. Catch the elevator and ascend to the viewing platform on the second floor, and, if you choose the summit ticket, head all the way to the summit. From there, take in the amazing panoramic views of the French capital, including the Arc de Triomphe and Sacre Coeur. Your ticket includes a 1-hour cruise on the river Seine, available any time after your visit to the Eiffel Tower. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the riverbanks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Conciergerie. Pass by floating houseboats and restaurants along the way.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator

3. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator

Save precious time on an accompanied visit to the Eiffel Tower with a direct access entrance ticket. Meet the host to get your entrance tickets and make your way up to the second floor by elevator having heard stories about the tower's history. From this first vantage point, marvel at the sprawling city views in front of you. See if you can point out famous landmarks like the Seine River, the Trocadéro Gardens, and the Invalides. Then, catch the next elevator and ascend to the summit of the Eiffel Tower. From there, admire the panoramic views of the city’s iconic monuments, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacré Coeur Basilica, and the glass roof of the Grand Palais. See the office of Gustave Eiffel, or have a glass of champagne. On your way back down, stop in at the 1st-floor observation deck. Here, wander around the fascinating exhibit and brave walking on the glass floor 57 meters (187 feet) above street level.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access with Summit Access

4. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access with Summit Access

Enjoy direct access to the Eiffel Tower and admire the breathtaking views from the top of the iconic structure. Spend as much time as you like at the tower and explore the different levels at your own leisure.  See Paris from above and from a completely new perspective. Marvel at the ancient façade of the Louvre and the financial district of La Defense. Admire the colorful Pompidou Museum and the vast white expanse of Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Stop at the Champagne Bar on the top floor for a glass of bubbly. On your way down, take in the many interesting activities on the first floor. Test your courage by walking on the glass floor!

Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit or Second Floor Direct Access

5. Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit or Second Floor Direct Access

Enjoy bird’s eye views of Paris from the second-floor observation deck of the Eiffel Tower. Meet your guide next to the Eiffel Tower for a brief introduction to the history of the tower. Then, enjoy direct access to the second floor, and hear interesting tales and anecdotes about the tower’s unique history from your guide. Learn more about the “City of Light,” and enjoy privileged views of the Notre Dame, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and Les Invalides. Your guide will then leave you to enjoy the Eiffel Tower at your own pace. Ascend to the summit, without a guide, at your leisure for even more breathtaking views and enjoy a glass of bubbly in the Champagne Bar (if option booked). On the way down, make sure you stop on the 1st floor to walk on a new glass floor, 200 feet above the ground.

Paris: 1-Hour River Seine Cruise

6. Paris: 1-Hour River Seine Cruise

Embark on a roundtrip cruise on the River Seine that begins at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Glide under the bridges of Paris and marvel at a succession of beautiful monuments along the waterway as you listen to commentary about Paris and the sights you pass by. During your cruise, you pass by the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Hotel de Ville, The Louvre, and more. Choose to take your cruise at night for another perspective of the "City of Light" altogether as the city becomes illuminated when evening approaches.  Individual audio guides are available in 14 languages and provide commentary about Paris and its history, monuments, and architecture. Please note the audio guide is available through your smartphone by connecting to the Wi-Fi onboard.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

7. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

Save precious time on an accompanied visit to the Eiffel Tower with a direct access entrance ticket to its first and second floors. Learn about Paris and the tower's history from your local host. Meet your host to get your entrance tickets to the Eiffel Tower and make your way up to the 2nd floor by elevator, having heard stories about the tower's history. Then, enjoy some free time to admire the panoramic views of the city's iconic monuments at your own pace. Marvel at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sacré Coeur Basilica, and the glass roof of the Grand Palais from your high vantage point. See the Seine River snaking its way around the middle of Paris and watch as the riverboats glide quietly on its calm waters. Take in the city and its unique atmosphere from your ideal viewing spot. When you have finished exploring the second floor, make your way down to the first floor observation deck. Here, wander around the exhibit and brave walking on the glass floor 57 meters (187 feet) above street level.

Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs and Summit by Elevator

8. Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs and Summit by Elevator

Meet your guide and enter the tower to climb up 704 steps over 30 flights. Catch your breath at the provided rest stops and see a side of the Eiffel Tower you would miss if you ascended all the way by elevator. Upon arrival at the first level, take a well-earned break. Stand on the new glass floor, and experience an interactive exhibit. En route to the second level, hear little-known fun facts about the tower's original color and its twinkling lights. Experience a unique sense of accomplishment upon arriving at the 2nd level. Your guide will tell you about the monuments you can see below, such as the Sacre-Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées. Then, continue your adventure on your own by taking the elevator to the tower's summit. Once there, see Gustave Eiffel’s office, and admire the views over Paris from high up. When you are ready, take the elevator back down to street level to continue with your day.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Stair Climb to Level 2 w/ Summit Option

9. Paris: Eiffel Tower Stair Climb to Level 2 w/ Summit Option

Explore the Eiffel Tower like never before as you climb this monumental tower by foot. Your guide will give you an introduction to the iconic structure before leading you to the ticket entrance. Your guide will keep you entertained with even more interesting facts and anecdotes. Begin your ascent, hearing stories behind the tower's creation and near demise as you take in the unique views from the staircase, accompanied by your expert guide all the way up to the 2nd floor. Take a break on the 1st floor and hear little-known facts about the tower and her architect. Experience the walk on a 57-meter high glass floor to take a few keepsake photos. Continue to the observation deck on the 2nd floor for bird's eye views of the Arc de Triomphe and other icons of Paris while enjoying your guide's insightful and entertaining commentary. Once you are finished admiring the spectacular views, you can choose to take the stairs or the elevator back to the ground floor.  Choose to upgrade your ticket to the Summit, only possible at the time of booking, to see Gustave Eiffel's original office and enjoy the highest platform for panoramic views of Paris. Please note that occasionally, due to situations beyond control such as inclement weather or crowds, the summit may be temporarily closed upon your arrival to the Eiffel Tower. In these rare cases, the group will not be able to access the summit, even if it reopens while presently inside the tower. Should this occur, you will receive a refund for the price of summit access within 5-10 days. The refund will be done automatically, so there is no need to contact us.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour by Elevator

10. Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour by Elevator

Visit Paris' most iconic attraction with skip-the-line access and a tour guide. Take in the most impressive views of the city and learn about its construction and significance. You can stay on the second floor, or take the optional opportunity to go up to the summit. After meeting with your tour guide, enjoy priority access to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, with views over the so-called City of Light. As you ascend by elevator, your tour guide will delight you with stories and facts about this symbolic structure. Learn about the building itself and about the civil engineer who created it, Gustave Eiffel. Your tour guide will also point out all of the notable Parisien landmarks, including the Louvre Museum, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Montmartre, and the Sacré-Cœur. Take the optional opportunity to ascend by elevator past the second floor to the summit of the tower, to admire views from the highest point in the whole city.

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What people are saying about Eiffel Tower

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based on 70,146 reviews

Wonderful boat trip, very spacious and great commentary you can pick up a phone a listen to. The children loved it. We boarded the 4:15 ride and was lovely as on the way back the Eiffel Tower was all lit up. Would definitely recommend and would love to do this again

It was good to do late and see the city at night! The tour guide explained the main sights as we approved in French, Spanish and English. You could sit inside which was warm if needed. It was a good tour

Quick entry in the boat, we’ll explained, I know paris a lot but doing it this way is very different! My friends loved a lot!

amazing experience. tour guide was interesting and informative but kept things moving. really really great.

The crepes were delicious and the cruise on the Seine was a great way to see some of Paris