Paris: Eiffel Tower Tour & Seine Cruise with Optional Summit

Paris: Eiffel Tower Tour & Seine Cruise with Optional Summit

From $73.55 per person

Enjoy panoramic views of Paris from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, and experience the “City of Lights” from the water on a skip-the-line cruise of the River Seine. Marvel at historic bridges and churches, the Gothic splendor of Notre-Dame, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Cruise along the River Seine at leisure
  • Enjoy direct access to the Eiffel Tower with a 2nd floor Observation Deck ticket
  • Admire panoramic views of Paris from the water and the air!
  • Take a stroll around the Trocadéro gardens
Full description
Enjoy direct access to the Eiffel Tower, and get some of the most romantic views of the “City of Lovers” on a Seine River cruise with this flexible 2-part excursion. It starts with a guided walk through the Trocadéro gardens, offering spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and all Paris beyond. Your English-speaking guide will regale you with tales of the Eiffel Tower, and how it emerged victorious to become the much-loved emblem of Paris despite all the efforts to stop construction and destroy it. Then, take advantage of direct access to the Eiffel Tower and ascend to the 2nd floor, where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama of Paris. At the conclusion of your visit of the 2nd floor you'll have the opportunity to buy a ticket to the summit if you so wish, where you’ll have complete freedom to stay as long as you like. You can join your guide on the short stroll to the boat dock for the start of your 1-hour river cruise. Alternatively, you are free to linger at the Eiffel Tower and take your cruise later. The enchanting itinerary takes in some of the city’s most famous monuments, such at the Louvre, Notre-Dame, and Conciergerie. After the bird’s-eye views from the top of the Eiffel Tower, the close-up views from the river are a perfect complement.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Eiffel Tower (direct access to 2nd floor)
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Seine River cruise
  • Headsets to hear your guide if needed
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In front of the main entrance to the Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris. The building is at the junction of the Place du Trocadero and the Avenue du President Wilson, the entrance faces the road side. A representative will be wearing a blue and holding a sign. Arriving by metro: Take lines 9 or 6 and get off at the metro stop Trocadero. Follow the exit number 1 to the Eiffel Tower. As you exit the metro, you will see the Palais Arriving by taxi: Ask your driver to take you to the Trocadero and then ask to be dropped in front of the entrance of Palais de Chaillot. Arriving by foot: The Palais de Chaillot is the large building on the Place du Trocadero. The Architecture Museum is in the building on the left. The building faces the road and the main entrance is on the road side. Please exchange your voucher at the meeting point. Do not go to the Eiffel Tower to collect your ticket. Late arrivals will be considered no-shows.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • The boat cruise lasts 1 hour and you are free to do this whenever you like. If you wish to accompany the guide to the boat dock you can do so after your tour of the Eiffel Tower. Otherwise they will point out the boarding point, and you will be required to present your tickets for skip-the-line access (you do not need to line up at the ticket window).
  • Regrettably, guests with wheelchairs, or any impairment requiring special assistance, cannot be accommodated. Strollers and/or baby carriages are also not permitted.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • This tour operates in small groups of 25 people or fewer.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 227 reviews

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It was okay. Our guide Henry was amazing, only issues were with weather. The top of the tower was closed due to wind. The cruise was not good at all, but that was due to extremely high water level making our trip super short and missing the big attractions. So I think if you had a good day it would’ve been absolutely terrific

March 5, 2020

Friendly guide who taught us a lot about Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Beautiful view from the top. Boat ride can be done at another time/date should you wish not to do it after the tour - this I thought was an excellent option as our tour was for late in the evening.

September 14, 2019

Our guide, Sam, was excellent, informative, and funny. A lot of small hiccup, not on his part, and he was able to adjust accordingly. He is an experienced guide and if you are able to get him, please enjoy your trip. The cruise is also very enjoyable, but can’t beat the view once you get to the top of the tower!

June 6, 2019

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