Eiffel Tower

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

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Paris: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour

1. Paris: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour

Experience the breathtaking views of Paris from the summit of the Eiffel Tower. Spot iconic Parisian landmarks, explore the three levels of the tower, and learn the history from your guide. Your english-speaking guide will help you discover the history of the Eiffel Tower and present you with the magnificent panorama offered by the 360° view of Paris from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. You will also have access to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Rising to a height of approximately 276 metres, this third floor offers its visitors the best view over the City of Light. This activity doesn't offer Skip-the-Line tickets - You will have to wait for our guide to purchase the tickets before going on your tour. Our guests are also expected to arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Paris: Night Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River with Music

2. Paris: Night Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River with Music

Bask in the night glow of Paris on a Seine River sightseeing cruise. Tour the City of Lights and soak in the relaxing atmosphere on board as music plays. Take in a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Orsay Museum, the Alexandre III Bridge, the Concorde Square, the Petit, and Grand Palace, the Marie Bridge, and many more as you sail. To learn more about the monuments you see, download the tour app to use during the cruise (download instructions found on confirmation voucher).

Paris: Seine Cruise & Crepe Tasting near the Eiffel Tower

3. Paris: Seine Cruise & Crepe Tasting near the Eiffel Tower

See the sights of Paris from the water on a cruise along the Seine, and learn about them with an audioguide. Savor a traditional French crepe before or after your cruise. For the cruise, meet at “Bateaux Parisiens” / Port de la Bourdonnais just next to the Eiffel Tower to board the boat. As you cruise along the Seine River, unwind while contemplating the history of Paris and admire its many monuments such as the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the many bridges with their unique architecture.  Enjoy audioguide commentary onboard available in 14 languages, which you can also listen to from an application on your smartphone.  Then, after getting off the cruise at the same place it started, show your voucher to the staff at the buffet "Le Carrousel de la Tour Eiffel" at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Taste a French crepe with Nutella, sugar, lemon, jam, or whipped cream. If you prefer, enjoy your crepe before the cruise. Admire the picturesque views of the Eiffel Tower and the riverside of Paris while you savor this delicious French delicacy. Take advantage of reduced prices to buy a drink at the pancake house.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Dinner at Madame Brasserie Restaurant

4. Paris: Eiffel Tower Dinner at Madame Brasserie Restaurant

Enjoy a unique moment at the top of Paris with this culinary experience at Madame Brasserie on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Choose from a standard menu with 3 courses or a Grande Dame menu with 4. Pick from options with drinks like champagne, wine, and coffee.  Select seating with a Paris view, an Eiffel Tower view, or a seat in the heart of the  Madame Brasserie restaurant. Have the option to choose from an early or late dinner option. Take the lift up to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Be served healthy and gourmet cuisine in a friendly atmosphere.  Experience world class service in a restaurant with stunning views of elegant Trocadero district. Discover the dishes of the committed artisan, Thierry Marx who shares his human and environmental values with this establishment by proposing a menu, prepared with local and seasonal products. 

Paris: Sunset Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River with Music

5. Paris: Sunset Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River with Music

Embark on an adventure and go on a sunset cruise in Paris. Enjoy a ride on the Seine River while listening to music on a cruise that departs and returns near the Eiffel Tower. Set sail to admire the monuments and docks that serve as scenery for this fantastic evening. To learn more about the monuments you see, download the tour app to use during the cruise (download instructions found on confirmation voucher). Admire the most emblematic monuments of Paris as you cruise by them, such as the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, and many more.

Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator & Seine River Cruise

6. Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator & Seine River Cruise

Choose a morning start time when it is less crowded, and then meet your guide to start your journey in Paris at the Eiffel Tower. You will hear tales as you walk, and learn about its creation for the International Exposition of 1889, a world fair. Detested by Parisians in its early days, the tower eventually won over the hearts of the locals and it became the city’s most feted icon. After you pass the 2 security controls, you will head straight up to the second floor or summit (depending of the option that you book) by elevator while enjoying anecdotes and tales of history about the Paris landmarks below your feet. You will also walk around the viewing gallery and soak up sights of Champs de Mars and Montparnasse Tower.  Your next experience is a river cruise a with a flexible start time. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat at the water’s edge, and relax out on deck or in the lower saloon as you cruise along the famous river. Cutting through the city, the Seine takes in some glamorous sights and its Paris riverbanks have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Listen to entertaining commentary as you cruise and gaze out at sights such as the Louvre, an iconic building that’s home to some of the world’s most celebrated artwork. Have your camera poised to capture photos of Notre Dame— a UNESCO World Heritage site — and marvel at the attention-grabbing façade of La Conciergerie. The former royal palace and prison once housed some of the country’s most important political prisoners such as Marie Antoinette and Napoleon III. After an hour on the water, cruise back to the start point where your tour finishes

Paris in 1 Day: Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Louvre

7. Paris in 1 Day: Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Louvre

See all the world-renowned highlights of Paris in just one day. Meet your local guide near the Eiffel Tower - be the first in line, avoid the crowds, and appreciate the amazing views of Paris from the 2nd or top floor (depending on the option you choose). Your guide will tell you everything you need to know about the construction of the tower and the life of Gustave Eiffel. In late morning, your tour continues with a boat ride on the Seine River to discover Paris and its waterfront landmarks such as the Orsay museum, the Louvre Museum, the Conciergerie, and the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. Take pictures of the gorgeous Alexandre III Bridge and after the boat tour, find yourself at the Notre Dame Cathedral by train. Not only will you experience the atmosphere of Paris like a local does, but also hear the most interesting facts about the train system and curiosities about the Parisian train stations. Explore the oldest part of Paris, a beautiful stroll by the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Shakespeare bookshop. (Please note, due to the fire at Notre Dame on April 15, 2019 we cannot enter the cathedral). Discover about its history and walk along the Seine River with your guide until reaching the biggest and most famous museum in the whole world, The Louvre Museum. Listen to your guide give important information about its history and decide how to best enjoy your time inside. Most notably, see the Mona Lisa in person and explore the Italian and French painting departments or the antique Egyptian and Greek departments. Due to the fire at Notre Dame on April 15, 2019 this tour cannot enter the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

8. Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

Hop on board for a refreshingly new perspective of central Paris. Take a relaxing river cruise of Paris and enjoy unbeatable views of the city's most memorable landmarks. Starting at the Eiffel Tower, cruise on a comfortable boat down the river for a taste of elegant Parisian life. Glide past The Grand Palais, the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Your guide will entertain you throughout the leisurely cruise with anecdotes and intriguing historical facts.  The Paris cruise goes as far as the Institute of the Arabic World at the Ile Saint-Louis before returning you to the Eiffel Tower, and it's the most relaxing way to sightsee in Paris and is the only way to explore the city free of traffic noise and congestion. The tour ends where it began.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Summit Access & Cruise by Night

9. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Summit Access & Cruise by Night

Meet your host and board a panoramic river boat for a 1-hour cruise from the base of the Eiffel Tower. Benefit from a service that runs every 30 or 60 minutes, depending on the time of year. You can also opt to use your ticket at any time within three months of purchase. Save time and take a self-guided visit to the Eiffel Tower at night with a direct access entry ticket. Watch over the panoramic views of iconic monuments, such as the Notre-Dame de Paris and the Egyptian obelisk on Place de la Concorde.

Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

10. Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

Journey through the heart of Paris after dark and marvel at the floodlit monuments of the "City of Lights" from a front-row seat. Board the open-top vehicle on the Champs-Elysées and set off to marvel at all the iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris and much more. Admire the glass structure of the Louvre Pyramid as you listen to an informative commentary by a live English and French-speaking guide or on the multilingual audio guides. Get a free reward booklet with exclusive offers and recommendations.

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What people are saying about Eiffel Tower

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 37,912 reviews

Tour guide, can’t remember his name but told us to call him The Ginger Guy, was AWESOME!!!! He shared so many cool facts and stories with us. I’d recommend him EVERY time!!! I think he was the reason the experience was so amazing!

Amazing host Thiery!! Made us feel very welcome and shared lots of history about the Eiffel Tower! Highly recommend, I couldn’t imagine doing this without our wonderful host!

This was the best way to see a ton of Paris in a short space of time with a well-informed guide. And it’s so fun!!

The tour guide is friendly and prompt on timing. We managed to get up to the tower without much frills.

Laura was amazing guide. Had a enjoyable experience