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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.

Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator & Seine River Cruise

2. 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 Visit with Summit, Louvre, and Cruise

3. 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

4. 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 Highlights Full Day Tour

5. 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: Lunch Cruise & Eiffel Tower with Optional Summit

6. 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.

Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Guided Tour

7. 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 Direct Access, Louvre, & River Cruise

8. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access, Louvre, & River Cruise

Admire the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and get stunning views of Paris from Montmartre. Visit Place du Tertre and see a reconstructed windmill before taking the subway to the Île de la Cité, where Paris began. The City of Light started on this very island, growing from a Roman outpost into the most populous and prosperous city in Europe. Above it rises, Notre Dame. Severely damaged by a recent fire, she still stands proudly in the heart of the city; testament to the genius of its design and the endurance of France. Your guide will bring you as close as the ongoing restoration will permit to give you the best views possible. You’ll then cross the river into the historic Latin Quarter with its Gothic churches and winding, cobbled, streets ending at Place Saint-Michel, a gathering place for locals and visitors alike. A short walk down the Seine brings you to the Louvre, where you’ll enjoy a 1-hour lunch break (with recommendations from your guide), before diving into the largest art museum in the world, to see some of its most spellbinding works of art (including the famous Mona Lisa). Say goodbye to your guide at the Eiffel Tower and get a ticket for a 1-hour cruise on the River Seine to use at your leisure, as well as a direct access ticket to go to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. Get breathtaking views of the "City of Lights" and its iconic monuments.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line & Seine River Cruise

9. Paris: Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line & Seine River Cruise

Save time at the Eiffel Tower and stay a step ahead of the crowds by choosing a direct access ticket to the second level or summit. You'll be able to avoid the ticket booth lines at one of the world’s most-visited monuments. You'll meet the guide and enjoy a historic presentation about the Eiffel Tower. After the presentation, they'll take you through security and up to the second floor on the elevator. From there you can continue to the summit if you select that option when booking. After your Eiffel Tower experience, you can see some of the most famous sites in the City of Light while relaxing on your river cruise. From the unique vantage point of the Seine, you'll discover some of the most emblematic monuments in Paris, while learning about Parisian history on your audio guide.

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What people are saying about Eiffel Tower 1st Floor

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4.3 / 5

based on 304 reviews

The tour was right on time and our amazing guide (forgot his name) was great! Brought his book and informed us all about Eiffel Tower history! It was fun learning something new and our tour guide made it even more fun. Besides the wind, I loved every part of the tour .

We booked the Eiffel Tower with a guide. Our guide was Valery and she was very personable. And also told us a little about the history of the tower. All in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Our guide, Billy, was both entertaining and informative. Recommended.

Very informative experience, the tour guide Anthony was very helpful

Superb and informative. Anthony the guide is magnafique!