Guided tour

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

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

From $39.87 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 2 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Small group available

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Upgrade your tour with tickets to the elevator from the 2nd level up to the Eiffel Tower's summit for unrivaled city views
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

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 and should you have to wait in line for longer than expected 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.
Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The guided part of a tour ends on the 2nd floor. If you choose to 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
  • Please note that from July 21st 2021, all public venues in France will require visitors above the age of 12 years old to present a “Health Pass” and a valid ID, proving that you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), or that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs, or that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Passes can be digital or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They must be presented in English or French.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 3712 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.3/5
  • Service
    3.9/5
  • Organization
    3.6/5

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Was very well organised except I would say read the information on how to obtain your ticket Cos we just queued up in the security queue and went through and thought our tickets were already on our app but you have to find your guide outside in the garden before you go in the security. The actual tour was really good and the guide was lovely x

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March 8, 2020

This was an amazing way to experience the Eiffel Tower, but be prepared to climb 669 steps total! You take the steps to the first level, which has places to eat as well as a famous clear glass floor (in certain areas) to walk on and experience. You also take a break before you climb to the second level! Once you climb to the second level you get amazing views of the entire city! Our guide was so knowledgeable on giving us the history of the Eiffel Tower!

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October 8, 2019

Great experience, Sophie was a fantastic guide

Met the guides exactly as instructed. Had a bit of a wait to get through security but it wasn't too bad. The climb was good fun a very doable. Our guide Sophie did a great job keeping entertained during the wait, and gave an excellent brief at both the first and second landings. The view from the summit was amazing.

October 6, 2019

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