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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Get both skip-the-line and behind-the-scenes access to Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower and learn about its history in an engaging and original way on this fascinating theatrical tour. A charismatic actor will portray a compelling love story as you explore the wartime bunker under the Champ de Mars and the engine room that keeps the landmark’s elevators running – locations most visitors never see! Then, bypass the lines and whiz up to the tower’s second floor for astounding panoramic views.

This small-group tour is limited to 20 people, ensuring you won’t miss a moment of your guide’s dramatic and informative performance.


  • Skip-the-line admission and behind-the-scenes tour of the Eiffel Tower with an actor guide
  • Learn the history of Paris' most famous landmark through a love story portrayed by your guide
  • See the wartime bunker under the Champ de Mars and the machinery that powers the tower’s massive elevators
  • Bypass the lines for priority access to the tower's second floor to admire breathtaking views
  • Choice of a morning or afternoon tour
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a more intimate experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is definitely not your usual Eiffel Tower tour! It brings the story of the tower to life with a tale of romance and adventure played out in front of you as you go behind the scenes of Paris' most famous monument.

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Behind-the-Scenes Theatrical Tour

Enjoy a view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower's 2nd floor on your theatrical tour

Meet your guide and small group in front of the Eiffel Tower to begin your absorbing 1.5-hour morning or afternoon walking tour of one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, originally built for the 1889 World’s Fair. Your actor guide will draw you into the romantic story of a young American woman named Lemony and a French aviator named Antonin who fall in love at the Eiffel Tower.

Learn about the history of Paris and the Eiffel Tower through the adventures of the characters your guide portrays as you view intriguing areas of the tower many visitors don’t even know about. Descend into the military bunker located beneath the Champ de Mars, the large open field adjacent to the tower. As you’ll learn, the tower once housed military communications equipment, and the bunker and its complex network of secret tunnels was created during World War I to serve as a vital evacuation route.

Continue your tour above ground at the Eiffel Tower’s engine room, viewing the impressive equipment that powers the tower’s hydraulic lifts. Next, skip the lines at those elevators and ascend to the 380-foot (116-meter) second floor of the tower with your guide. Head up to the rooftop of Michelin-starred Le Jules Verne restaurant and revel in the spectacular views of Paris as your guide concludes his story with heroine Lemony’s 100th birthday.

Your theatrical, behind-the-scenes tour of the Eiffel Tower ends on the second-floor observation deck, where you can linger as long as you wish or buy a ticket to the third level of the Eiffel Tower for even more dramatic panoramic views from 906 feet (276 meters) up.

Please note: Engineering work will be taking place on the roof of Le Jules Verne from January 15-29, 2015. Access will not be possible during that time.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was excellent. The only issue was that we turned up for 3.30pm tour, as booked with Viator, to be told by our guide that Viator had booked us on the 1.30pm tour! Fortunately, there was just enough room to accommodate us on the 3.30pm tour, without which we would have been VERY disappointed. Can't fault the actual tour or guide. The tour of the bunker and under the tour, to see the lift mechanisms, were valuable 'extras' from just a trip up the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great 20 person tour that gets you on the towerwithout having to wait in huge lines! plus educates you on the history in an entertaining manner. Also, you get to see some areas the general public doesn't get access to like the bunker, the way the elevators operate, and the roof of the restaurant for a private viewing spot. Kept it entertaining for children thanks to the actors many personalities.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide give us a funny, full of facts and exceptional tour and I would recommend it to any person that is going to visit The Effel Tower.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Sebastian was great! He was charming and entertaining, and my girls enjoyed the tour, especially my 8 year old, who was Sebastian's designated co-pilot. He made it special and memorable for her first trip to Paris. Additionally, the theatrical story telling made the learning part of the history of the Eiffel Tour fun. We would recommend this tour to all ages!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour was very interesting and the guide very entertaining

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What an amazing tour. Our guide played a character and it was engaging and funny. We went into the bunker below tower which was interesting and informative. Skipping the line throughout all this tour and walking past crowds was special. We went into lift engineering rooms and had special attention throughout. Would do this again, it is so good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

great fun! my son really enjoyed it! Lots of information and nice to see the bunkers and see the behind the scenes of the Eiffel tower! Guide was extremely funny and engaging!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Oh my all I can say is what a great few hours. I would highly recommend this to is not only very amusing and entertaining but also informative and fun

My daughter who has been to the Eiffel Tower several times was sceptical about this tour as she'd already seen it, however at the end of this she admitted this was fantastic....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was great, highly recommended with smaller children.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Nathanial did a great job! I highly recommend this tour.

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