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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

Pass right by the lengthy entrance line at the Eiffel Tower and head directly to the 2nd level for marvelous views of the city. Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will regale you with stories about this iconic Paris treasure. On this fully escorted tour, you’ll learn interesting facts and anecdotes about the tower’s architecture and entertaining events that have taken place here in its illustrious history.

You choose your tour’s departure time to take advantage of evening or sunset viewing, or visit the tower in the morning or afternoon, with several time slots available. This is one of the most flexible and convenient ways to visit Paris’s must-see landmark. With leisure time to walk around the other two levels (1st and 3rd), you’ll have ample opportunities to snap photos from various vantage points. Tours are limited to 20 people, so you’ll have personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.

Highlights

  • Skip-the-line access to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Choose from a morning, afternoon or evening departure
  • Learn about the Eiffel Tower's architecture and history, dating back to 1889
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Paris from a panoramic viewpoint
  • Small group limited to 20 people for a more personalized experience
  • Ticket includes the 1st and 3rd levels of the Eiffel Tower, so you can visit independently after your guided tour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You get fast-track access to one of the world's most recognizable landmarks and a guided tour detailing its colorful history. All the excitement, none of the wait!

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tickets and Small-Group Tour

Head straight up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy amazing views

In the summer months, waiting time to enter and ascend the Eiffel Tower can reach up to two hours. But you’ll meet your English-speaking expert guide a few streets away, and then walk to this iconic landmark to bypass the line for priority access to the elevator that will whisk you to the second level.

You’ll hear all about the construction of this iron lattice tower, as well as its acclaimed architect, Gustave Eiffel. Built for the World’s Fair in 1889, the Eiffel Tower had critics in its day, but soon the remarkable engineering feat and striking presence became a beloved Paris treasure.

Eiffel Tower 2nd Level

On the second level, with its two tiers, you will have plenty of time to enjoy fabulous city views from all directions. Your tour guide will share stories of the many stunts that have taken place here, including a plane flying underneath the tower, as well as the tower’s appearances in Hollywood movies. It’s also played roles in everything from the two world wars to countless wedding proposals.

Eiffel Tower 1st Level and the Eiffel Tower Summit (3rd Level)

After your tour guide’s commentary is complete, you can continue to explore the other levels of the Eiffel Tower on your own, as your ticket includes entry to the first and third levels, as well. On the first level, watch a video with vintage images of the tower, whose history spans more than 120 years. There’s also a display of one of the original spiral staircases that Gustave Eiffel climbed daily to reach his lofty office. On the third level, you might buy a glass of Champagne to celebrate your time at the Eiffel Tower, while you continue to admire the incredible bird’s-eye-view of the City of Light. Skip-the-line access includes the first two levels but not the third level however, the line for the elevator to the summit doesn’t usually last longer than a half hour. And reaching the highest accessible point at this landmark is worth the short wait!

This tour provides skip-the-line priority, but is subject to all procedures and security requirements of the Eiffel Tower.

You can purchase tickets up to 90 days in advance of your chosen travel date.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour Guide was well experienced as a Guide for the Eiffel Tower and sourrendering area. See was very dedicated to her tour members.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Awesome tour!! Our guide was lovely and extremely knowledgeable. Skipping the line saved us! We would have waited hours to get to the top if not for the group!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to experience the Eiffel Tower during busy peak season. We by-passed the significant wait for the lift and learned many interesting facts about the tower and about Paris from our knowledgable guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best way to to enjoy the Eiffel Tower. The guide was excellent and was a wealth knowledge. We learned so much of the history of the Eiffel Tower.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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Our guide was from Toronto and she was great. Very inciteful, lots of fun and well versed in her history of Paris as well as the Eiffel Tower.

She should get a raise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

In spite of rain and wind, very imposing tower and worth the effort. Great views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great tour. Our guide was very informative and friendly. I would recommend using Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved our guide, great tour with quick access. Easy directions for meeting area, loved this Eiffel Tower Tour. Loved Paris!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Emma was a fantastic host, we really enjoyed the VIP treatment.

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