Guided tour

Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour with Direct Access & Summit

Activity provider: Memories France
Guided tour

Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour with Direct Access & Summit

Activity provider: Memories France
Likely to sell out

From US$ 118.67 per person

Likely to sell out

Make the most of your time in Paris with direct access to the Eiffel Tower. Embark on a short guided tour and soak up the dramatic views of the French capital from the Eiffel Tower's summit.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy direct access to the second level of the Eiffel Tower
  • Reach the summit of the Eiffel Tower for a bird's eye view of the city
  • Savor the spectacular views
Full description

Admire Paris from above at the Eiffel Tower and learn about this iconic landmark on a guided tour. Enhance your experience with an optional visit to the summit and take in the dramatic views over the City of Lights.

Meet your guide close to the base of the Eiffel Tower, and enjoy direct access to ascend to the second floor. Here, admire views of Montmartre, the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and much more. From there, ascend to the very top of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy beautiful, sweeping views across the city before peeking inside Gustave Eiffel's apartment at the top of the tower. If you wish, you can treat yourself by purchasing a drink from the champagne bar at the top of the tower. Listen to your guide as he tells you stories of the tower's construction and history and how it was almost torn down and sold for scraps. Your guide will also share tips and advice on the best ways to visit the city's major monuments.

  • Direct access to the second floor
  • Direct access to the summit
  • Live guide
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Direct access to the third-floor elevator
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the carousel at the end of the Pont d'Iena, directly opposite the Eiffel Tower. Do not pass security and go under the tower. The meeting point is outside the tower. Your guide will be waiting for you on the end of the Pont d'Iena, between the carousel and a large statue of a horse. They will have an orange badge around their neck. The nearest public transport is RER station Champ de Mars (RER line C) and metro Bir-Hakeim (line 6).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Even with direct access, you may have to wait in lines for security and for the elevators. In high season, the total wait to access the 2nd floor can be up to 25 minutes
  • Summit ticket holders will have to wait in line on the 2nd floor to access the summit's elevators. In high season, this wait can be up to an additional 20 minutes
  • All visitors are subject to the security requirements and procedures of the Eiffel Tower
  • Tickets for the Eiffel Tower are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. They must be used with the group at the booked time and their availability is very limited. For this reason, refunds cannot be issued for missed tours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 561 reviews

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Our guide didn't have a flag, just orange and blue lanyards around his neck, none the less he was easy to spot between the carousels ticket office and the slush stand Overall the audio on the tour was good, although if you got too far from the guide there was some static. Guide was very knowledgeable and answered questions patiently. No worries about being too rushed round. The tour ends on the vthird level and you are then free to explore on your own. Yes this does seem expensive when compared to a day ticket but I think it was worthwhile if only because of the speed of access it gives you. Also at the time we visited the third level was closed to walk up tickets. Overall a pleasant experience and I would recommend it.

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March 28, 2023

We meet just in from of the tower, it was easy to identify our guide and the tour started on time. Our tour guide was with us during the whole process till we reach the summit where he gave a really nice presentation showing us all the historical sites and really interesting information about Paris. Getting to the tower by your own it’s not difficult, IF you plant your visit with time and have your tickets, but the information provided by the guide make the experience more amenable! This was our first visit with the kids and we all really enjoyed it.

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March 28, 2023

Met the guide with my wife and two kids, we were given earpiece and electric gadget so we could listen to the guide while we went up the Eiffel Tower , stopped at the first landing took a few pictures then went right up to the summit everyone else took photos and walked round while I hid in a corner ( bit scared of heights) lol . Guide gave a good tour and was well worth the money we paid for the trip.

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March 28, 2023

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