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Paris: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour with Summit Access

1. 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.

Paris: Lunch at Madame Brasserie Restaurant Eiffel Tower

2. Paris: Lunch at Madame Brasserie Restaurant Eiffel Tower

Get a taste of the high life in the famous Madame Brasserie restaurant on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Savor a delicious lunch prepared by artisan chef Thierry Marx and enjoy stunning views over the city and inside the iconic tower itself.  Ascend skywards in the lift to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower and step into the contemporary yet cozy atmosphere of the Madame Brasserie restaurant. Indulge in a three-course lunch, consisting of a starter, main course, and dessert, made from locally sourced and seasonal products. Choose whether to accompany the delectable bites with drinks including champagne and wine. Select in advance a table that feels right for you, either in the heart of the Brasserie, looking out into the revolutionary framework of the iconic tower, or with a view over the City of Lights itself.

Paris: Guided Tour Outside the Eiffel Tower & Summit Ticket

3. 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.

Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator & Seine River Cruise

4. 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

5. 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: 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: Direct Access Eiffel Tower Ticket with Audioguide

7. Paris: Direct Access Eiffel Tower Ticket with Audioguide

This is the best way to explore the most iconic monument, the Eiffel Tower. Simply book your time slot and meet your host at Place de Sydney. Enjoy a skip-the-line ticket to access the 1st and 2nd floors and admire the view of the whole city. Listen as your audioguide relates many stories regarding the Iron Lady. From the second floor, see many iconic monuments such as Trocadero and Ecole, as well as the River Seine below with its many magnificent bridges. Experience the transparent walkway 187 feet above the ground, a complete breath-taking drop, and see Paris sprawl beneath your feet. Then take the elevator to the top level (located at 377 feet from the ground floor). A 360° panorama view allows you to admire Paris's most amazing landmarks: the Sacré-Cœur on the top of the Montmartre, the Impressive Invalides with its golden dome, Montparnasse Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and many more. From the Summit, 905 feet up, you will spot other important sites, such as the Louvre and Orsay Museum and La Grande Arche de la Défense. What a memorable experience!

Paris: Eiffel Tower Dinner at Madame Brasserie Restaurant

8. Paris: Eiffel Tower Dinner at Madame Brasserie Restaurant

Enjoy a unique moment at the top of Paris with this culinary experience at Madame Brasserie on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Choose from a standard menu with 3 courses or a Grande Dame menu with 4. Pick from options with or without drinks like champagne, wine, and coffee.  Select seating with a Paris view, an Eiffel Tower view, or a seat in the heart of the  Madame Brasserie restaurant. Have the option to choose from an early or late dinner option. Take the lift up to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Be served healthy and gourmet cuisine in a friendly atmosphere.  Experience world class service in a restaurant with stunning views of elegant Trocadero district. Discover the dishes of the committed artisan, Thierry Marx who shares his human and environmental values with this establishment by proposing a menu, prepared with local and seasonal products. 

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

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

See the best Paris has to offer on a 4-hour combined tour. Hop onboard an air-conditioned bus or van to take in the city’s top sights. Discover Paris and travel through time with a Histopad, a tablet with interactive functionalities that will allow you to experience Paris throughout the centuries. Visit the most famous neighborhoods and monuments of this capital, enhanced with 3D reconstructions, 2D before and after slides, 360-degree views of the interiors, enriched with audio commentary.   Cruise along the Seine River on a glass-enclosed trimaran - one of the Bateaux Parisiens - perfect for sightseeing. Your cruise departs from the base of the Eiffel Tower. Onboard the river cruise, you can listen to commentary, lyrics, and music evoking the city's past, broadcast through individual handsets. The audio is available in 13 languages and features a children's version, available in French only. From the water, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Musée d'Orsay, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Concorde Square, the Chaillot Palace, and other major sites as you cruise along the world-famous river. Visit the most famous monument in Paris - the Eiffel Tower. Ascend to the 2nd floor for stunning views of the City of Light. Upgrade your tour to go all the way up to the summit for even more breathtaking views (if summit option selected).

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Eiffel Tower 1st Floor

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 17,775 reviews

This was a great experience. We collected our tickets at the office of History Group and we walked to the tower with our Guide Hugo. He was such an informed man of the tower and the city of Paris. It was a much quicker way to get through the queues also. It was great to hear the history of the city on the Eiffel Tower as we looked at the city down below. Thanks again to Hugo!!

Our guide, Alma, was simply amazing! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this insiders way to visit the Eiffel Tower. We reached the summit and enjoyed the view with a glass of champagne without the wait!

It was great! Not a big group. Once inside, you can stay with the guide or be on your own. Martha was our guide and showed us the the highlights. We had a great time!

The guide was amazing and informative. He made the experience even better.

Perfect day, with our driver Philippe We enjoyed everything!!!