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Add a fun twist to your sightseeing as you go behind-the-scenes of Paris’s iconic Eiffel Tower. Uncover the secrets of the world-famous landmark as you peek into the engine room, and explore the WWI bunker and tunnels that run beneath the Champ de Mars. Then, avoid the crowds with skip-the-line priority entrance and marvel at the views from the second-floor observation deck. Along the way, be entertained with theatrical commentary and stories of old-world romance from your costumed guide.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour 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 departure times throughout the day
  • Fun and interactive tour, ideal for families
  • 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

Skip the line ticket to the second floor included

Meet your guide in front of the Eiffel Tower and set off on your 90-minute Eiffel Tower Behind-the-Scenes Theatrical Tour. Get swept up in a love story between a young American woman and a French aviator, played out by your costumed guide against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower.

First, descend beneath the Champs de Mars and discover a military bunker built during World War I. The story continues underground as you follow the lovers through the secret WWI tunnels and learn more about the war years from your guide.

Next, peek into the Eiffel Tower’s engine room and get chance to see the inner workings of the iconic landmark. Marvel at the machinery used to power the high-speed hydraulic elevators and hear fascinating facts from your guide as you explore the areas normally off-limits to visitors.

Finally, it’s time to climb the tower! Use your skip-the-line ticket to dodge the long queues and head straight to the elevator for the high-speed ride to the second floor. Then, look out overParis from the 380 foot (160 meter) high second-floor observation deck and spot top attractions like the Louvre, the Arc-de-Triomphe, and Notre Dame Cathedral.

At the top of the tower, hear the dramatic conclusion of the love story as you gaze out over the Seine River, the glittering Champs-Elysées and the distant Palace of Versailles. After you bid your guide farewell, continue taking photos or choose to ascend to the third floor of the Eiffel Tower (tickets can be bought after the tour), before heading back down in your own time.

Customer Reviews

Marsha D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a terrific tour - both entertaining and informative for myself and 14 year old daughter. We were late arriving, in part because we weren't certain where we were going. Go through the security line first which can be a bit long and then to the North Pillar side where you will stand near a relatively small Gustave Eiffel statue. I highly recommend going to the top of the tower after your tour.

Craig S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I wanted a fun tour for myself And the kids. We got one. Terrific knowledgable guide. Highly recommend.

Anne Marie V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fun and informative tour! We had Sebastien as our guide and he was great! Great tour to do with kids. We were a family of four with a13 and 8 year old. They both enjoyed it! Fun to go underground into the bunker too.

Arkadiy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We liked it a lot, it was very enjoyable and created an experience for us that we might not have been able to witness otherwise. Although I must admit it would have been even greater if we had gone to the top all together.

Elizabeth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide Cedric was fantastic-funny, engaging, silly. He expects some participation, so don't be shy! Great for families with teens. Also great because you skip the line. No matter what tour you choose, skipping the line is essential and worth the extra money. Otherwise you wait for hours. IMPORTANT: give yourself an hour during tourist season to get in to the meeting spot for the tour. Even though that line is excellerwted too, it's still a line. Security super tight, so don't plan on showing up to the tower at the time of your tour- get there much earlier to deal with the first part of security and there are many other security check points too

Andrew W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Superb, would thoroughly recommend this tour - the host was charming and full of facts and anecdotes

Serap Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

That was really cool!!!!! Value for money! Great views and no lines!!!! Loved it!!!

Gary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We loved Henri, he was wonderful, a great tour guide, comedian, actor. He made the tour. Definitely recommend.

Samoa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Even thought the tour started a little bit late, the guide was amazing, fun, polite, very interesting and confident.
We could see the Eiffel Tower behind the scenes
Very good tour, specially for teenagers

glennsara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A great way to visit the Eiffel Tower. Kids and parents all informatively entertained by our fantastic guide/actor, Sebastian.

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