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

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

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.


  • 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 October 2015

Buying the skip the line ticket was one of the best things we did and we had Emma as a tour guide and she was awesome imparting her knowledge of the tower and the city with all of us and answering all our questions. Certainly a five star tour. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful experience! Just wonderful people that work there and very friendly. Will definitely use this company again for other services. :-

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had an excellent tour with our guide, Denise! She was very informative and pleasant. She explained the history of the Eiffel Tower while getting our group to the Sommet very efficiently. I definitely recommend this package if you are planning on visiting the Eiffel Tower and want to avoid the long lines. We were able to get to elevators quickly, and had a wonderful tour guide! Thank you, Denise!
-Boston Family

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was the best thing i could have done in Paris, our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us great inside about the tower. its worth every penny.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

So glad we did this tour. Our guide, Melissa, was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about the tower, the views, and lots of other interesting tidbits about Paris. Well worth the cost.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was excellent the tour guide handled it well and helped to get to the access to the third level with great efficiency Super guide!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. Definitely worth the money. Our tour guide was delightful and very knowledgeable. She also saved us a ton of time when we went to visit the Louvre the next day because she told us about a little-known entrance other than the main entrance - no line!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was worth to paid extra money to skip the line

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our favorite tour in Paris. Our guide was great. So much interesting information on the history of sights from the tower as well as the Eiffel tower itself.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide Five Star Sam was FANTASTIC!! He was very knowledgeable and through in some great jokes accompanied by accents. We all had a great time. Would definitely take this tour again and recommend it to everyone.

Thank you,
David Forbes and Family

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