Paris: Direct Access Eiffel Tower Tour with Optional Summit

Paris: Direct Access Eiffel Tower Tour with Optional Summit

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Enjoy direct access to the Eiffel Tower and see Paris's skyline from the top. Don't wait in line for hours when you could be seeing the sights. Make the most of your time in the French capital and pre-book this small-group tour with an expert guide.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 hour
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  • Make the most out of your trip to Paris with direct access to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Learn the history of Paris in your small group of 25 people or less
  • Start the tour at Trocadero Plaza for perfect photo opportunities
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

If you've always dreamed of visiting the Eiffel Tower, pre-book your direct access ticket straight to the 2nd floor. With pre-booked tickets, you’ll avoid the long general entry queues, gaining faster access to the privileged vantage point overlooking the City of Light. Start your small group tour from the manicured gardens of Trocadero Plaza; by far the best vantage point from which to photograph the Eiffel Tower.Follow your guide across the Iena Bridge to the base of the Eiffel Tower, listening all the while to the fascinating story of the Eiffel Tower's architecture and history. Cruise past the ticket lines, and head up to the 2nd floor with your guide. Hear how the Eiffel Tower was nearly demolished in 1909, learn the interesting tale of the man behind the Eiffel Tower, Gustave Eiffel, and more. Your guide will accompany you to the dedicated observation deck on the second level, from where they’ll point out the marvels that lay at your feet, while enjoying your guide's insightful and entertaining commentary.
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Guided commentary from the meeting point to the 2nd floor observation deck
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
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

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the summit of the Eiffel Tower is currently closed until further notice
  • Note that the tower can be slippery when wet, so please wear appropriate shoes.
  • Unfortunately this tour can not accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. This tour is also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages.
  • Even with direct access, you may have to wait in lines for security and for the elevators. In high season, 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 209 reviews

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Great Tour

Our tour guide was amazing and new how to navigate the chaos of the Eiffel Tower to minimize delays. If you want to go to the Eiffel Tower, this would be the only way I would recommend going. The tour does not take you to the summit so pre-purchase your summit tickets before you go because if you don’t, you will have to go back down to ground level and wait in line for 2 hours to get summit tickets. The tour does not include the summit because if the weather gets to bad, which was the case for us, or if the winds get to high the summit is closed for safety reasons. The tour was amazing but the Eiffel Tower is a crazy, overly crowded and chaotic place. Be prepared to have a hard time getting a good photo opportunity. It seems that most people at the Eiffel Tower left their manners at home and are pushing and shoving.

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May 30, 2019

Really great tour in the evening (10 pm)

The tour starts a little bit away from the tower, so you have the chance to take wonderful pictures. "Li" from Nigeria explained a lot about the history and a lot of facts of the tower in a very pleasant way. On the 2nd level, he took a lot of time to show the main buildings of Paris, it is a great view in the night. Ask for "Li" (his nickname) from Nigeria or try to get on his group, there are a lot of groups starting at the same time.

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April 29, 2019

❤️❤️❤️ John our guide was full of information and made sure our whole group was not left behind. Highly recommend the skip the line tour because all the attractions in Paris have long lines no matter the time of day or season of rhe year. Expect to wait in long lines unless you got the skip the line pass.

February 24, 2019

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