Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 56.83 per person

Enjoy direct access to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower to admire views over Paris. Learn about the construction of Gustave Eiffel’s iconic monument from your guide.

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Duration options: 2 hours
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  • Enjoy panoramic views from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Admire Gustave Eiffel's legendary feat of engineering up close
  • Hear the story of the iron tower's construction from your guide
  • Save precious time with direct access
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Experience the magic of Paris from a privileged perspective with direct access to the Eiffel Tower. Save precious time and discover the most famous landmark of the city. The wrought-iron lattice tower is 324 meters tall, making it the tallest structure in all of Paris.  Meet your guide near the Eiffel Tower to hear stories from the past and present of this famous monument. Marvel at mankind’s engineering marvels, built for the 1889 World Fair and learn all about its creator, the engineer Gustave Eiffel. From the ground esplanade, get a close peek at the immense architectural prowess on display from underneath.

The guide will then lead you past the ticket line, to ascend to the 2nd floor in the elevator. Once there, gaze out on panoramic views of the city, and spot iconic attractions such as the Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, and the River Seine among other landmarks of the City of Lights.

  • Eiffel Tower 1st Floor entry ticket
  • Eiffel Tower entry ticket
  • Live tour guide

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      Meeting point

      Fat Tire Tours office at 24 Rue Edgar Faure, Paris 75015. Please exchange your voucher at the meeting point. Do not go to the Eiffel Tower to collect your ticket. Please arrive on time as late arrivals are considered a no-show.

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      What to bring

      • Passport or ID card
      • Comfortable shoes
      • Warm clothing

      Not allowed

      • Weapons or sharp objects
      • Baby strollers
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Glass objects
      • Baby carriages

      Know before you go

      • Even with direct access, you may have to wait in lines for security and for the elevators. In high season, total wait to access the 2nd floor can be up to 25 minutes
      • Due to weather conditions, the Eiffel Tower is subject to closure
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      4.4 /5

      based on 78 reviews

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      Our Guide Eugenia was the perfect guide with very interesting information about Paris in total, but also with some special hints during our tour. The pictures of the Eiffel-Tower that she made with our camera (special focal point) are really great! Thanks to Eugenia - my sons and I had a perfect day. By the way, were waiting for about 30 minutes to enter the 2nd floor of the tower and this is very fast compared to the normal line...

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      August 5, 2018


      Sonja was an incredible guide! She taught us so much about the history of Paris and was so fun to talk with!! The views are incredible, don't miss the summit if you're already there! Even for people who are afraid of heights, it's not bad at all! The skip the line was amazing to get to the 2nd floor and we were about to purchase a ticket to the summit and go right up after about a 40mins after we were already there, super easy! We highly recommend this your company and Sonja!

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      May 15, 2017

      Saved time in lines and learned more!

      I've never done an eiffel tower skip the line tour before but it was truly worth the money for us. Gil was knowledgeable and easy to listen to. The walk to the lift and ascent were pleasant and quick, even with all of the security checkpoints etc. He answered all questions, explained some of the history of places we could see, and used a sense of humour to keep things lively and interesting.

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      July 26, 2016

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