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Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide and Optional Summit Upgrade

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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


See a different side of Paris’s ‘Iron Lady’ on a guided climbing tour of the Eiffel Tower. Take the slow and scenic route and climb the stairs! Learn all about the construction, controversies, and mystique surrounding the iconic tower from a guide as you ascend to the first and second levels, admiring Gustave Eiffel’s intricate design from angles and viewpoints that most visitors miss. It’s an adventurous way to go behind the scenes—and under the beams—of one of the world’s most popular attractions.
  • Climbing tour of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Take the stairs to the first and second levels of the famous monument
  • Learn about the history and engineering of the tower from a guide while climbing
  • Athletic challenge ideal for those in good physical shape
  • Walk out onto the glass floor suspended 57 meters above the ground on the 1st floor
  • Upgrade to include an elevator ride to the summit

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Instead of taking the elevator, participants on this tour take the stairs up the Eiffel Tower. 

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets to the 1st and 2nd floors of the Eiffel Tower
  • Small group of 20 people max or fewer
  • Fully guided climbing tour via stairs to the 1st & 2nd floors
  • Optional elevator entrance ticket to access the Summit
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Skip the Line Access

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Tour Eiffel
    75007 Paris, France

    The meeting point is NOT at the Eiffel Tower. It is located on the steps leading from Pont d'Iena to the river. The steps are by the carrousel on the end of the Pont d'Iena just in front of the Eiffel Tower (on the right when you are facing the tower from the bridge).

End point

  • Eiffel Tower
    Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

    Conclusion Point: 2nd Floor of the Eiffel Tower

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Upgrade Option - Clients that chose the 'Upgrade Option with Summit Tickets' have a free time to go up to the Summit. Please note there is a line for the elevator to the summit
  • In some instances, the summit of the Eiffel Tower may be temporarily closed due to situations beyond our control, such as inclement weather or crowds. When this occurs, the group will be unable to access the summit, even if it reopens during your tour. In this event, you will be refunded the price of the summit access within 5-10 days. THE REFUND WILL BE DONE AUTOMATICALLY.
  • We will do everything within our power to ensure timings and itineraries are respected. However, due to the popularity of the Eiffel Tower, we sometimes experience delays from security, or ticket desk lines while purchasing your entrance tickets. In these instances, the tour duration may exceed the allocated 2 hours. We recommend allowing extra time before your next activity to ensure you make the most of your Eiffel Tower experience.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
  • We strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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It is a tough climb for people who aren't in decent shape but the guides do good job of letting people catch their breath and legs, stopping at the different platforms.
The Description of the Tour Is not clear enough, no fast lane, no summit possible, hours of waiting, not to recommend.
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Learn while you experience the sites!!! Great Tour!!
Carrie_S, Jul 2022
We had such a wonderful experience and learned a lot about the history of the Eiffel Tower. Our guide was very well-spoken and knew a lot "off the books" information. She also gave great suggestions of where to take pictures of the Eiffel tower and what else to see while in Paris! Unfortunately, we were unable to go to the TOP, due to technical issues, but were explained out to get that portion refunded to us. That refund showed up very quickly back into our account. Thanks
Efilel Tower climb
greg_g, May 2022
Great way to see paris, 745 steps up and down it was a blast. Highly recommended for those in good shape
A different way to experience it.
Sara_U, Sep 2022
It's a great workout. You do get to jump the security line with a special line for the tour groups and learn a few rare facts about the building of the tower along with attractions you can see from the tower. It can get hot, bring water and or be prepared to purchase watered climb. Wear comfortable shoes.
Well worth taking the stairs
Ryan_P, Jun 2022
The tour guide was very friendly, gave us some history on the tower, talked about current events involving the tower (repainting), showed us places in the city and gave us recommendations for places to visit in the city.
We love the tour and we...
Joseph_A, Jun 2022
We love the tour and we learn a lot of things that we would not have known without a guide. This helped us have a better understanding of Paris and the places that we visited on our trip.
Great Trip!
Richard_M, May 2022
I have visited Paris three times now, but I hadn’t been to the top of the Eiffel Tower since I visited in high school almost 40 years ago. I planned this trip to happen on my 55th birthday, and I was so excited by the climb to the top. Our tour guides were amazing—they were knowledgeable, funny, smart, and friendly.
I need the refund for me and my husband.
Faith_K, May 2022
I need the refund since we were not able to go up to the summit due to some reasons said by the tour guide, was only up to the 2nd level. But I really thought that having a tour guide and have the service from you guys would speed up the waiting time like skipping the queue as written on your website but that didn’t happen. I regret that we could have just done it by ourselves and knew right away that summit isn’t available to avoid this getting the refund thing. There was even a confusion that the tour guide confirmed that my name was on the list and we’ll just have to wait for the others and then later there’s another tour guide arrived at the place and said my name isn’t there and when I was like whatttt????? Then she said okay I’ll just take you in and you’ll be in my group because your name is listed to the other tour guide which is a trainee. I mean it’s so disgusting when you put a confusion to the tourist who paid you so ahead of time. So what we got from this was hearing all the trivia or history about the tower when the tour guide was talking the whole time while falling in line.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun way to experience Eiffel Tower.
Lucinda_P, Sep 2021
Fun to walk up the stairs to the second stage - able to see the structure of the Eiffel Tower properly. Had a great guide who told us the history. A really enjoyable walk up 600 or so stairs !!!!!! Not as daunting as sounds ! Then took the lift to the summit - had a glass of champagne overlooking Paris. Great fun. Highly recommend.
It was perfect. First...
Claus_S, Nov 2021
It was perfect. First time with famely in Paris. Summit was closed. Guide was very good. Waiting for refund!?
1 traveler found this review helpful
Alessia_M, Sep 2021
We’ve been so excited to try this experience!! Sam was fantastic, he is very friendly, nice and an excellent touristic guide. It has been one of the most amazing experience here in Paris and we truly recommend it to everyone. Thank you!
Great guided tour! A Paris must do!
Jenna_P, Jul 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the Eiffel Tower with ...Marian (? sorry not 100% sure on name), she was amazing! She was very knowledgeable and provided a fun, easy and informative tour of the Eiffel Tower and Paris' history! We unfortunately due to over-crowding of the Eiffel Tower were not able to go up to the summit which was very disappointing BUT not at fault of this tour, and our money was refunded for this section :-) We surprisingly enjoyed the challenge of the stairs climb, even in the extreme heat (36degrees!!) and found it a nice way to see the Paris scenery and get great pics along the way! We stopped at Level 1 for a bathroom and drink break, and opportunity for photos which was greatly appreciated. Then continued with our guided tour up to level 2. A little tricky to locate the initial meeting point of the tour as the restaurant bit mentioned to look for was covered up and we didn't know which entrance was south or north etc so unsure where to turn left/right. We also lined up at two different spots to try to 'redeem' our tickets as was written on our e-ticket information (redeem tickets at redemption point before starting tour).....this was not clear that we had to only meet the tour organiser to get ticked off and show our e-ticket and we didnt have to pre-collect or redeem tickets anywhere else. Some editing of this section on the ticket info we feel would be helpful for future tourists. Once we found the information desk, we were guided to the correct place :-) Apart from a little confusing start to our tour etc.....the tour operators and guides were all extremely helpful, pleasant and friendly, and we would highly recommend this tour!
Blessed with good weather, and thoughtful guide and coordinator
Adventure53259455151, Dec 2018
My wife & i were blessed to have a thoughtful guide and cooridinator for this tour to the effiel tower. They were friendly and gave us lots of tips on the Do’s and Do not’s for being tourists in Paris.Helen (our tour guide) in particular, gave us a good understanding on the history of the Eiffel Tower and the momuments we get to see from the top of the tower. Walkin’ up the tower is indeed a good experience....! Thank you once again, Helen! :D
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience!
Sheyenne_M, Mar 2020
My brother and I had a great time with Andrea! She was knowledgeable about the Eiffel Tower and very friendly! We loved climbing the tower and seeing Paris from the summit!
Henry with a Y was amazing!
Amelia_R, Dec 2019
Our tour guide Henry (with a Y) was absolutely incredible. None of our questions went unanswered, not limited to the Eiffel Tower either! He knew so much about the entire city of Paris and it’s history. Couldn’t recommend this tour enough.
Amazing Views
amkelly802, Oct 2019
I was looking forward to this the minute I got to Paris. The line to get to the stairs was extremely long but the guide kept us informed which made the wait feel shorter. Once we got our tickets and went to the stairs we moved pretty quickly. It is a tough climb for people who aren't in decent shape but the guides do good job of letting people catch their breath and legs, stopping at the different platforms. The views of Paris cant be beat from here, enjoy your time at the top.
guided tour
Loula B, Oct 2019
My teenage Daughter and I had a Great Experience doing the tour up the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the Guide.... but he was very friendly and Knowledgeable. The climb up was not difficult and the views across Paris were FANTASTIC! Would Totaly Recommend.
Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide
Johanna_B, Oct 2018
We had the best tour guide! His name was Leo and he knew SO much about the history of Paris and had a great sense of humor and loads of good humor. The climb was not strenuous and we saw a beautiful perspective of Paris - stunning from the top!
Very cool presentation of Paris in...
Tatjana J, Apr 2018
Very cool presentation of Paris in general from our guide, not just cold numbers but real interesting info of things related to Eiffel and Paris
Great Access and Informational
Matthew_A, Nov 2022
Our tour guide, Deb, was great at providing additional information about the tower, its history, and then also pointing out different sites from the second floor (e.g., Sacré-Cœur) which are worth a visit but not always the most obvious destinations. I would strongly recommend her. We did the climbing tour (to the second level) and the elevator to the summit. If in good health, would recommend the climbing tour as it provides a different perspective (and still allows you to take the elevator down at the end).
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an amazing review. Everyone at City Wonders is delighted to hear that you loved your tour with us. It was our pleasure having you for this memorable experience. We hope to see you again on some of our other unique tours in the future. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for choosing City Wonders. Feel free to follow us on our social media pages such as Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to keep up with our exclusive content. Instagram: citywonderstours Twitter: @City_Wonders Facebook: City Wonders Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Excellent experience,...
Igor_V, Nov 2022
Excellent experience, great building, interesting story about the tower, how to build, when etc. and great guide.


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