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

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

Book your skip-the-line ticket to the Eiffel Tower and leave the long queues behind! This is a fully escorted tour by an English-speaking expert guide, who will lead you to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower. Before exploring, your guide will entertain you with interesting anecdotes and facts about the tower and its architecture, including stories about the various wedding proposals and publicity stunts the tower has hosted over the years.

With a choice of departure times during the day as well as an evening or sunset viewing (varies according to the time of year), your skip-the-line tour offers the most flexible and enjoyable way to visit this must-see Paris landmark. You will have time to walk around the levels at leisure, taking in the breathtaking Paris cityscape from this unique vantage point! Numbers are limited to 20 people on this small-group walking tour of the Eiffel Tower, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your 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

Meet a few streets away from the Eiffel Tower and avoid waiting in a queue that often takes at least two hours during the summer months! A pre-booked, skip-the-line ticket grants priority access to the Eiffel Tower elevator, so you'll go straight up to the second level after learning about the building's fascinating history.

Hear the story of the man behind the Tower, Gustave Eiffel, and learn about the wonders behind this architectural and engineering feat as you view it up close. Hear the details of the World’s Fair of 1889, the year the tower was built. The first level offers a great cinematic theater where you can see exclusive video of the tower’s storied 120-plus-year history. It also features one of the original spiral staircases that Gustave himself used daily to reach his office on the top level.

Eiffel Tower 2nd Level
On the second level, your guide will allow ample time to take in the best views that Paris has to offer. With two tiers on the second level, there is plenty of space to hear your tour guide explain the countless stunts and anecdotes from the tower’s past. You’ll be entertained with stories about crazy exploits (like planes flying underneath the tower) and the tower’s role in everything from world wars to Hollywood movies.

Eiffel Tower 1st Level and the Eiffel Tower Summit (3rd Level)
Upon the conclusion of the tour, your time on the Eiffel Tower doesn’t have to end; the price includes tickets to the first level and the summit of the tower too. At the summit, purchase a glass of Champagne to enjoy while you stare out over the City of Light. The skip-the-line access you receive for the first two levels does not include the 3rd level; everyone must wait for one elevator, but the line doesn't usually last longer than 30 minutes – a short time to wait to stand at the top of the Eiffel Tower!

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

Tickets are available up to 90 days in advance of your chosen travel date.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Top notch. Guide was knowledgeable and witty.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Gil was outstanding, he had a ton of detailed information about both the tower and Paris. He put many historical events in perspective from the observation deck. So we were getting details about the city as it lay in front of us. He was humors and worked hard to include everyone. We were extremely satisfied with our Eiffel Tower tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

From the moment we arrived at our rendezvous point, our tour guide made us feel relaxed and in store for an adventure! Her excitement about sharing Paris with us made our experience even richer. She was knowledgable extremely, kept us all together, and made for a memorable day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour and knowledgeable tour guide, able to avoid long lines and waits. Seeing the Eiffel tower in person was awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great, friendly tour leader. two thumbs up!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Learnt so much about the Eiffel Tower and not having to wait in a looooong line to go up was fantastic. It was definitely worth going up to see the sights of Paris from 360 degrees. What a beautiful city!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The guide who showed us round the Eiffel Tower was really excellent. He was knowledgeable and amusing. Both myself, my wife and our two young grandchildren enjoyed it. Avoiding the queues was worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour!!! Our guide was fantastic, highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great job. Would use them again if ever in Paris. Very user friendly. John

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was one of my favorites in all my excursions in beautiful Paris! Just the fact that we were able to walk up to a separate enterance with no line other than the few minutes to pass thru security was soooo WORTH it as it was a warm sunny Saturday with the general entrance line over 300 people long. A special thanks to our fun and knowledgable tour guide Tara!

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