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Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Guided Tour

1. Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Guided Tour

Make the best use of your precious time in Paris with this direct access ticket to the Eiffel Tower. Choose from a 2nd level + summit or 2nd level-only ticket and follow a certified guide to learn the fascinating history of this world-famous landmark. After meeting your expert guide, take a short walk to the Champs de Mars where the Eiffel Tower stands impressively before you. Take advantage of direct access to head inside as part of a small group tour with a maximum of 20 people. Ever wondered why the Eiffel Tower was built in the first place or when it was constructed? Hear from your handpicked guide about its origins and the secrets behind the construction of this architectural masterpiece. Catch the elevator and ascend to the viewing platform on the second floor, and, if you choose the summit ticket, head all the way to the summit. From there, take in the amazing panoramic views of the French capital, including the Pompidou Museum and the River Seine.

Paris: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour with Summit Access

2. Paris: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour with Summit Access

Experience the breathtaking views of Paris from the summit of the Eiffel Tower. Spot iconic Parisian landmarks, explore the three levels of the tower, and learn the history from your guide. Your english-speaking guide will help you discover the history of the Eiffel Tower and present you with the magnificent panorama offered by the 360° view of Paris from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. You will also have access to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Rising to a height of approximately 276 metres, this third floor offers its visitors the best view over the City of Light. This activity doesn't offer Skip-the-Line tickets - You will have to wait for our guide to purchase the tickets before going on your tour. Our guests are also expected to arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator & Seine River Cruise

3. Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator & Seine River Cruise

Choose a morning start time when it is less crowded, and then meet your guide to start your journey in Paris at the Eiffel Tower. You will hear tales as you walk, and learn about its creation for the International Exposition of 1889, a world fair. Detested by Parisians in its early days, the tower eventually won over the hearts of the locals and it became the city’s most feted icon. After you pass the 2 security controls, you will head straight up to the second floor or summit (depending of the option that you book) by elevator while enjoying anecdotes and tales of history about the Paris landmarks below your feet. You will also walk around the viewing gallery and soak up sights of Champs de Mars and Montparnasse Tower.  Your next experience is a river cruise a with a flexible start time. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat at the water’s edge, and relax out on deck or in the lower saloon as you cruise along the famous river. Cutting through the city, the Seine takes in some glamorous sights and its Paris riverbanks have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Listen to entertaining commentary as you cruise and gaze out at sights such as the Louvre, an iconic building that’s home to some of the world’s most celebrated artwork. Have your camera poised to capture photos of Notre Dame— a UNESCO World Heritage site — and marvel at the attention-grabbing façade of La Conciergerie. The former royal palace and prison once housed some of the country’s most important political prisoners such as Marie Antoinette and Napoleon III. After an hour on the water, cruise back to the start point where your tour finishes

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Summit Access & Cruise by Night

4. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Summit Access & Cruise by Night

Meet your host and board a panoramic river boat for a 1-hour cruise from the base of the Eiffel Tower. Benefit from a service that runs every 30 or 60 minutes, depending on the time of year. You can also opt to use your ticket at any time within three months of purchase. Save time and take a self-guided visit to the Eiffel Tower at night with a direct access entry ticket. Watch over the panoramic views of iconic monuments, such as the Notre-Dame de Paris and the Egyptian obelisk on Place de la Concorde.

Paris: Guided Tour Outside the Eiffel Tower & Summit Ticket

5. Paris: Guided Tour Outside the Eiffel Tower & Summit Ticket

Enjoy a tour of the outside of the Eiffel Tower with an expert guide. Climb the Tower itself with a reserved entrance ticket and enjoy panoramic views over the City of Lights. Start your small-group tour from the manicured gardens of Trocadero Plaza. Follow your guide across the Jena Bridge to the Champ de Mars, listening all the while to the fascinating history of the original “la Dame de Fer” (Iron Lady). After the walking tour, your guide will then accompany you past the Eiffel Tower ticket line to ascend in the elevator. On your self-guided visit of the 1st and 2nd floors (and the Summit, if option selected), have a chance to enjoy every curve from every angle and understand the beautiful science that keeps the structure standing. From the dedicated observation deck on the 2nd level, admire the marvels that lay at your feet. From here, take in iconic sights such as the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, and Notre Dame. Take this chance to explore the beauty and history of the Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Visit with Summit, Louvre, and Cruise

6. Paris: Eiffel Tower Visit with Summit, Louvre, and Cruise

Enjoy the adventure of triple sightseeing in Paris. Meet your guide at the departure point to pick up your Eiffel Tower ticket. Go up the famous tower with the guide. Hear great stories from your guide until you reach the second floor. After your guided tour, ascend all the way up to the summit and marvel at the fascinating view of the city. Head out for your river cruise ride for 1 hour on the city's romantic Seine. See the best parts of the City of Light from the tranquil water, and enjoy great tidbits from your audioguide. Visit the world-famous Louvre Museum. With your entrance ticket, head into this maze of art and culture in the center of the city. See whether Mona Lisa is smiling, marvel at amazing paintings, and walk among sculptures.

Paris: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour, Arc de Triomphe and Cruise

7. Paris: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour, Arc de Triomphe and Cruise

See the best of Paris with this tour combining a guided Eiffel Tower visit with tickets to the Arc de Triomphe as well as a river cruise. Accompany your guide to the Eiffel Tower and visit the second floor, with an option to visit the summit. Then, use your Arc de Triomphe and river cruise tickets on any other day before their expiration.   The Eiffel Tower offers panoramic views of the city—see iconic monuments such as the golden dome of les Invalides and the remains of Notre Dame de Paris. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Egyptian obelisk at Place de la Concorde and the magnificent roof of the Grand Palais. If you select the summit option on booking, ascend even higher to see out past the city entirely, and check this activity off your bucket list.   Then, within 3 months of purchase, board a panoramic river boat for a 1-hour cruise along the Seine River that starts from the base of the Eiffel Tower, with service that runs every 30 to 60 minutes. See some of Paris’s iconic monuments closer up on this relaxing tour through the city.   You’ll also receive open tickets to visit the Arc de Triomphe, a neoclassical monument built in the ancient Roman style. Located at the center of the city, the view from the top is absolutely worth it—see the streets radiate out from this center point in a star-shaped pattern. At the base, visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which pays tribute to the 1.3 million French soldiers who died during the First World War. Observe the eternal flame being lit at 6:30 PM every night and wander the exhibition that explains the symbolic importance of this monument.

Paris: Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Direct Access Entry Ticket

8. Paris: Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Direct Access Entry Ticket

Save precious time on a self-guided visit to the Eiffel Tower with a direct access entrance ticket to the 1st and 2nd floors of the most popular attraction in Paris. Benefit from the services of a friendly host who will accompany you to the ticket scan entrance and then leave you to ride the elevator to the 2nd floor at your designated time slot. Get panoramic views of iconic monuments such as the Notre-Dame de Paris and the golden domes of Les Invalides. Enjoy bird's eye views of the Egyptian obelisk on Place de la Concorde and the magnificent roof of the Grand Palais. See the Louvre Museum and Sacré Coeur basilica from a different perspective, along with other landmarks such as the Pompidou Centre and Pont Alexander III bridge over the River Seine. Stop at the museum on the 1st floor as you make your way down, and brave the walk on the glass floor 57 meters (187 feet) above street level. Avail of the terrace in the summer or an ice-skating rink in the winter.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Hosted Tour, Seine Cruise and City Tour

9. Paris: Eiffel Tower Hosted Tour, Seine Cruise and City Tour

See the best of Paris on a combination tour. Take a cruise along the Seine, see the city from the Eiffel Tower, and admire highlights on a bus tour. Learn about the City of Lights with an audio guide. Visit iconic Parisian neighborhoods and monuments, enhanced with 3D reconstructions, 2D before and after slides, and 360-degree views of the interiors, enriched with audio commentary.   Cruise along the Seine River on a glass-enclosed trimaran and see the city from the river. Soak up the spectacular views of the Musée d'Orsay, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Concorde Square, the Chaillot Palace, and other major sites. On the river cruise, enjoy audio commentary and music with the provided headsets. Hear the history behind the famous sites that you pass. The audio is available in 13 languages and features a children's version, available in French only. Visit the most famous monument in Paris - the Eiffel Tower. Ascend to the 2nd floor for stunning views of the City of Lights. Upgrade your tour to go all the way up to the summit for even more breathtaking views (if summit option selected).

Eiffel Tower, Dinner, Cruise, & Champagne at Moulin Rouge

10. Eiffel Tower, Dinner, Cruise, & Champagne at Moulin Rouge

Discover Paris by night and enjoy all its facets on a combination tour of three of its icons. First, you'll enjoy direct access to the city’s most famous monument, the Eiffel Tower. During summer, you will admire the views of Paris in the open air. Next, see the magic and romance of the capital through a glass-enclosed boat, while gliding along the River Seine. You also have the option to choose between two different three-course dinners on the water. Pass some of the capital’s romantic bridges and palaces, all lit up at night. Admire the architectural masterpiece of Notre-Dame Cathedral, La Conciergerie, and the world-famous Louvre. Dinner Cruise Starter (choose 1) • Smoked salmon on blinis, artichoke tapenade, young spinach shoots • Assortment: Provencal tart with fresh tomatoes, peppers and pine nuts, Scallop flavored with lime leaf, diced potatoes with seaweed preserve, Cucumber and artichoke tartare, diced smoked salmon and lumpfish roe, pan-seared aubergines, shrimps with lemongrass, yellow pepper coulis • Three-greens gazpacho, crushed fresh tomatoes with Espelette pepper Main course (choose 1) • Braised chicken leg, Mediterranean flavored vegetables, celery chips with parmesan • Haddock loin with shellfish juice, roast artichokes, and carrots • Piece of beef, new potatoes, caramelized peppers and onions, green pepper sauce (+7€) • Medley of seasonal vegetables, crunchy celery with tarragon vinegar Cheese • Plate of Cheeses (+6€) Dessert (choose 1) • Raspberry and lychee éclair, chocolate-coated rose petals, exotic coulis • Cream pastry with apricot medallion, intense chocolate ingot, mixed fresh seasonal fruit • Chocolate dome, a ring of strawberries and raspberries, apricot coulis Children's menu • Shredded turkey breast, cherry tomato, and mozzarella balls • Choice of main dish from the menu • Chocolate sweet with raspberry-soaked almond biscuit Drink • 1 glass of wine or soft drink Luxury Dinner Cruise Starter • Foie gras royale, grilled shitake mushrooms, light cream infused with mushrooms, figs in wine, and kumquat Main Course • Pearly hake, potatoes with white wine, braised bok choy cabbage, shellfish and shrimp cream Dessert • Chocolate and hazelnut, a combination of soft and crisp Vegetarian option Starter • Pressed quinoa and tofu terrine, light cream of watercress soup, and pickled red onions Main Course • Buckwheat with silky tofu, plain confit of seasonal vegetables, and red wine bouillon Drinks • Pays d’Oc Chardonnay Viognier PGI*, PDO Minervois Terroir (One bottle (75cl) between four people) • Mineral water • Coffee Top off this magical tour with a revue show at the atmospheric Moulin Rouge. You will feel like you have traveled back to Paris of yesteryear as you raise a glass of sparkling Champagne and toast the French Cancan, superbly danced by the Moulin Rouge showgirls.

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What people are saying about Eiffel Tower 1st Floor

Overall rating

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based on 17,775 reviews

Tour guide, can’t remember his name but told us to call him The Ginger Guy, was AWESOME!!!! He shared so many cool facts and stories with us. I’d recommend him EVERY time!!! I think he was the reason the experience was so amazing!

Amazing host Thiery!! Made us feel very welcome and shared lots of history about the Eiffel Tower! Highly recommend, I couldn’t imagine doing this without our wonderful host!

Marcel was a thoroughly knowledgeable guide who kept the party interested during the tour. He also very kindly took pictures before going up the tower

The tour guide is friendly and prompt on timing. We managed to get up to the tower without much frills.

Laura was amazing guide. Had a enjoyable experience