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Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator & Seine River Cruise

1. 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

2. 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: Direct Access Eiffel Tower Ticket with Audioguide

3. 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 Hosted Tour, Seine Cruise and City Tour

4. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and River Cruise with Eiffel Tower

5. Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and River Cruise with Eiffel Tower

Explore Paris with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on-hop-off bus pass with ten stops. Travel to the second floor of the iconic Eiffel tower on a guided tour. Admire city sights like Notre-Dame from the water on a Seine River cruise.  Start the tour by meeting your guide at the Eiffel Tower. You will be accompanied to the second floor by your guide to marvel at the spectacular views over Paris. You can also visit the summit if you booked the option. Discover Paris with a sense of freedom that group tours don’t provide. Discover Paris on a 1 or 2-day pass on an open-top hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus tour for panoramic views of sights throughout this sensational city. Hop off at strategic stops to visit iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. With the onboard audio guide, available in 8 languages, you’ll enjoy commentary about the city’s landmarks, from Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe at the end of the Champs-Elysées, to the magnificent Opera Garnier. Also included in this package is a 1-hour cruise on the Seine River, which you can take at any time during your stay. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the riverbanks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Conciergerie. Pass by charming houseboats and floating restaurants along the way. Back on land, you can continue sightseeing on the hop-on-hop-off bus tour. A full loop takes around 2.5 hours (without getting off), or you can hop off at any of these 10 stops: • Eiffel Tower, Quai Branly (facing Pont d’Iéna) • Champ de Mars, Avenue Joseph Bouvard • Opéra Garnier, 15 Rue Scribe • Louvre-Pyramide, Big Bus Information Center, 11 Avenue de l’Opéra • Louvre-Pont des Arts (near Pont des Arts) • Notre-Dame, Quai de Montebello (opposite Notre-Dame) • Musée d'Orsay (opposite the Orsay Museum) • Champs-Elysées, 156 Avenue des Champs-Elysées • Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill • Trocadéro, Avenue Paul Doumer

Paris Highlights Full Day Tour

6. Paris Highlights Full Day Tour

Meet your guide at the Eiffel Tower and ascend the elevator towards the top of this iconic Parisian attraction. Along the way you will learn about Gustave Eiffel himself, and upon reaching the second level you will take a walk around its perimeter to view the city's landmarks. Learn about the tower's lights, construction, paint and get a brief lesson on the proud history of the city. Next it’s up to the Summit to see Paris from 300 meters in the sky. When you return to the ground level, enjoy a boat cruise on the River Seine for a 30 minute ride filled with views of Paris’ most famous landmarks. In the event that the Summit is closed (at the discretion of the Eiffel Tower staff) your guide will use this extra time to visit other landmarks according to time allowed and the group's preference such as the Latin Quarter or the Arc de Triomphe. Your next stop is the Ile de la Cite, where you can view the cathedral of Notre Dame from Point Zero, the geographic center of Paris. After your visit to see the cathedral, stroll on this island past the ornate gates of the Palace of Justice, the Conciergerie where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned during the Revolution, and the Saint-Chapelle church. Before you leave the island you will head towards the oldest bridge in Paris, the Pont Neuf. Cross over the bridge to the right bank and walk alongside the river past the Bouquinistes, or booksellers, and celebrate a tradition that dates back to the 15th century. The last stop is outside the magnificent Louvre Museum, where your guide will escort you through the Royal Courtyard and to the east end of the Historic Axis of Paris, next to the Tuileries Gardens, at the world famous Louvre Pyramid. If you decide to visit the Louvre, your guide will have insider tips on how to best enjoy the museum. Before you bid farewell, your guide will share history and tips for visiting the nearby Tuileries Gardens, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, and Arc de Triomphe. You will not believe how much you have seen and experienced in just over 6 hours!

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access with Summit Access

7. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access with Summit Access

Enjoy direct access to the Eiffel Tower and admire the breathtaking views from the top of the iconic structure. Spend as much time as you like at the tower and explore the different levels at your own leisure.  See Paris from above and from a completely new perspective. Marvel at the ancient façade of the Louvre and the financial district of La Defense. Admire the colorful Pompidou Museum and the vast white expanse of Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Stop at the Champagne Bar on the top floor for a glass of bubbly. On your way down, take in the many interesting activities on the first floor. Test your courage by walking on the glass floor!

Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Guided Tour

8. 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: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour with 2nd Floor/Summit Access

9. Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour with 2nd Floor/Summit Access

Visit the most iconic symbol of the French capital and learn the fascinating history with your expert guide. Capture incredible photos of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Meet your guide a few steps from the Eiffel Tower before starting your ascent to the 2nd floor. As you walk, your guide will tell you the history and anecdotes about the construction of this iconic structure. Upon reaching the 2nd floor, enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the capital of France. Capture stunning photos or simply soak in the views of Paris.

Paris: Lunch Cruise & Eiffel Tower with Optional Summit

10. Paris: Lunch Cruise & Eiffel Tower with Optional Summit

Meet your host at the meeting point and enjoy direct access to the Eiffel Tower. Admire the breathtaking views from the iconic structure's 2nd floor or summit, depending on the option selected. See Paris from above and from a completely new perspective. Marvel at the ancient façade of the Louvre and the financial district of La Defense. Admire the colorful Pompidou Museum and the vast white expanse of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Spend as much time as you like at the tower and explore at your own leisure. Then, discover the highlights of Paris on a 2-hour lunch cruise aboard "The essence of Paris.” As you start traveling along the River Seine, sip on a welcome glass of Kir. Then tuck into a starter, main dish, and dessert from an à la carte menu. Cruise past iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, and sail under historic bridges.

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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 a birthday surprise for my wife which she loved, the views form the tower were magnificent!! bit of a queue but was it was well worth the wait.

The entire tour was very well organised, excellent service, extensive and accessible explanations.

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

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