Guided tour

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

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
Guided tour

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

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
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From US$ 41.97 per person

Likely to sell out

Take the challenge of climbing 704 steps to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and be rewarded with the most spectacular views of Paris. Learn the structure’s history from your expert guide. Upgrade when booking for access to the summit.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, German, English

What customers loved


  • Challenge yourself to a climb up 704 steps to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • See the Paris skyline from multiple perspectives
  • Walk out onto the glass floor suspended 57 meters above the ground on the 1st floor
  • Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama from the Tower’s 2nd floor
  • Hear insights and anecdotes from your expert guide every step of the way
Full description

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.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance ticket with access to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Access to the Summit (when option selected)
  • Headsets when appropriate so that you can always hear your guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Direct access ticket (there might be a queue to get the tickets to the stairs)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note the summit is closed until February 3rd, 2023
  • The guided part of a tour ends on the 2nd floor. If you add on the 3rd-floor access, this will be unguided
  • You can't buy a ticket to the 3rd-floor on the day
  • In rare cases, the summit may be closed due to situations beyond the local partner's control. In this case, you'll be given a refund
  • Summit ticket holders will have to wait in line on the 2nd floor to access the summit's elevators
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 4247 reviews

Review summary

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what an amazing tour up the eiffel tower we had with our tour guide Ash. He knew alot about the eiffel tower and explained things we would have never known. I would highly recommend Ask. a message to Ash.. Thankyou very much for the experience from the scottish couple and good luck in your future endeavours.

March 25, 2023

Nk our tour guide was amazing. She was friendly and helpful and took time to talk to us all! She is very knowledgeable and well prepared! Would highly recommend. Could have done with a little bit longer on first floor due to toilet queues but you are free to go back down a floor if you wish after tour was finished. Nk added a lovely personal touch to the end of the tour.

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March 25, 2023

It was great! Meeting location was well described and our tour guide Natalia was great. The experience was good! Only problem was summit door as closed due to frost- that is why I have a good rating, but overall was excellent! The views and experience is something I will never forget.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 125360