Guided tour

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

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

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

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
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From US$ 35.62 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.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • 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. 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
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

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Meeting point

The meeting point is located on the steps at the end of the Pont d’Iena (Iena Bridge) closest to the Eiffel Tower. Go to the end of the bridge, facing the Eiffel Tower from the Seine river. On the right side, there is a carousel and stone steps leading down to the river. Your guide will be waiting for you on the steps, holding a flag and a blue sign with the City Wonders logo for easy identification.

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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 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
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change at short notice
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites and comply with local requirements. The local partner will not be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions and no refund will be due
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 3802 reviews

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Our tour guide, Melina, was wonderful. She was both knowledgeable and personable. I have 4 stars for two reasons… First was because the meeting point instructions could have been a bit clearer. It also said that the guide would be holding a sign that said “Eiffel Towers” but she was actually holding a small blue flag with something else written on it. I think it was the company name but that information was not in the meeting point instructions. Second was because it was a bit hard to hear and understand with the mask and accent. Overall we were very pleased with the tour and would happily do it again if we ever return to Paris.

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December 31, 2021

The tour was very well done and informative!!! The knowing guide gave us a lot of information about the monuments around the Eiffel Tower. What was not good is the imprecise meeting point, then the guide was not dressed in blue and had no flag with "Get your Guide". She was wearing something different and a small flag with "Paris Tourist..." - that's why we were looking for her for a very long time. It's also funny that you still have to exchange the tickets and have to stand in line like the others - so theoretically you could also go there "normally" (much cheaper).

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November 8, 2021

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

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