Eiffel Tower Guided Climb in German w/ Optional Summit

Eiffel Tower Guided Climb in German w/ Optional Summit

From $40.60 per person

Avoid the long elevator lines at the Eiffel Tower and climb the stairs to the 2nd level with a German-speaking guide. Listen to stories about the monument and its designer as you ascend 704 steps, and benefit from the rest stops to take in the view.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Get the fastest entry by avoiding the long elevator lines at the Eiffel Tower and climb up 704 steps to the second level
  • See a side of the Eiffel Tower that you would miss from the elevator
  • Hear interesting stories about Gustave Eiffel and his most famous creation
  • Get a bird's eye tour of Paris from high in the sky
  • Get access to the elevator for the trip down
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With this guided Eiffel Tower tour, you will meet your German-speaking guide and listen to amazing stories about Paris and the creator of the iconic tower. See a statue of Gustave Eiffel, the visionary man who designed the controversial monument. Your guide will secure tickets for the group, then you will bypass the long elevator lines and enter the tower to climb 704 steps over 30 flights. As you climb, your guide will tell you more about the young engineer, entrepreneur and great builder, Gustave Eiffel. Upon arrival at the first level, take a well earned break. Stand on the new glass floor, and enjoy an interactive multimedia exhibit and short film, if time permits. On the way to the second level, hear little-known facts about the tower's original color, and individuals who made history through daredevil stunts. Upon arrival at the second level, take in the bird's-eye views of Paris, as your guide tells you about monuments and districts you can see. If you choose the summit access option, you will receive a ticket for the lift to the tower's summit and continue your adventure on your own. Once there, see Gustave Eiffel's office, restored to its original condition, along with panoramic maps. Go to the bar and treat yourself to some champagne. When you are ready, simply take the elevator back down to street level and continue with your day.
  • Entrance ticket to the Eiffel Tower
  • Avoid the longer elevator lines
  • German-speaking guide
  • Elevator ride back down
  • Ticket to the summit - if option selected
  • Elevator ride up the Eiffel Tower
  • Ticket to the summit - unless option selected
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Allée des Refuzniks 75007 Paris, outside the South Security Entrance. Look for your host who will be wearing a yellow beret. 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This activity operates in all weather and takes place outdoors, so please dress appropriately
  • Please note that wait times will be longer during the high season
  • Please note that Summit access may be subject to last-minute closures according to safety measures at the Eiffel Tower. In the case of closure of the Summit, the portion of your tour price for the upgrade will be refunded if you have booked the option that includes Summit access
  • In the event that the Summit is closed, you will be offered a tour and access to the 2nd Level and you will be refunded for the price difference between the two options
  • Please note that there can be a wait to clear the security line
  • Although there can be a line to climb the stairs during high season, it will be far shorter than the line for the elevators
  • The earliest morning option will have the shortest waiting time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 374 reviews

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A very interesting tour! We have been to the Eiffel Tower several times, but had booked a tour for the first time. It was definitely worth it. Our guide Sara was a walking encyclopedia and made the two hours very entertaining! That made you want more and we will definitely book guided tours again the next time you visit.

February 24, 2020

Positive: using the stairs gives you a completely different feeling, I would always prefer the elevator. Caution! Burning thighs: D so completely without it is not but it is definitely doable! The tour was fun and we got a lot of information about Paris and the Eiffel Tower negative: from floor 3 you can only take the elevator up to the top, we had to wait 45-60 minutes at the queue. So the preferred ticket is only for the entrance below. The wait was very annoying. But our supervisor said that she was experiencing it so full for the first time. Maybe it was just an exception

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January 7, 2020

I was able to book this tour very easily. During the tour I proposed marriage to my girlfriend ❤. With the wonderful and professional support from Kamela our guide, this was a super unforgettable moment. The information about the Eiffel Tower was conveyed to us completely motivated and interesting. I can recommend this tour to everyone.

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December 1, 2019

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