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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 in 1 Day: Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Louvre

6. Paris in 1 Day: Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Louvre

See all the world-renowned highlights of Paris in just one day. Meet your local guide near the Eiffel Tower - be the first in line, avoid the crowds, and appreciate the amazing views of Paris from the 2nd or top floor (depending on the option you choose). Your guide will tell you everything you need to know about the construction of the tower and the life of Gustave Eiffel. In late morning, your tour continues with a boat ride on the Seine River to discover Paris and its waterfront landmarks such as the Orsay museum, the Louvre Museum, the Conciergerie, and the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. Take pictures of the gorgeous Alexandre III Bridge and after the boat tour, find yourself at the Notre Dame Cathedral by train. Not only will you experience the atmosphere of Paris like a local does, but also hear the most interesting facts about the train system and curiosities about the Parisian train stations. Explore the oldest part of Paris, a beautiful stroll by the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Shakespeare bookshop. (Please note, due to the fire at Notre Dame on April 15, 2019 we cannot enter the cathedral). Discover about its history and walk along the Seine River with your guide until reaching the biggest and most famous museum in the whole world, The Louvre Museum. Listen to your guide give important information about its history and decide how to best enjoy your time inside. Most notably, see the Mona Lisa in person and explore the Italian and French painting departments or the antique Egyptian and Greek departments. Due to the fire at Notre Dame on April 15, 2019 this tour cannot enter the Notre Dame Cathedral.

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

7. 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: Eiffel Tower, Hop-on Hop-Off Bus, Seine River Cruise

8. Paris: Eiffel Tower, Hop-on Hop-Off Bus, Seine River Cruise

Discover Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower and feel the pleasure of seeing this splendid city from a new vantage point. Choose a one or two-day bus pass on an open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour for panoramic views of Paris. Meet your guide at the meeting point in the morning and receive vouchers for the hop-on hop-off bus, the Seine River cruise, and entrance tickets to the Eiffel Tower to see Paris from the second floor or summit, depending on the option you choose. Climb aboard our hop-on hop-off bus and discover Paris at your leisure. Stop at iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. Learn about the history of Paris with the help of our live guide, speaking through an audio guide available in eight languages.  See the city’s famous landmarks from Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe at the end of the Champs-Elysées, to the magnificent Opéra Garnier. A full loop takes about 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-Élysées, 156 Avenue des Champs-Élysées• Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill• Trocadéro, Avenue Paul Doumer Relax while taking in the views of Paris with a 1-hour boat cruise on the Seine River, valid for up to one month. 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. A guide will be explaining the beauties of Paris to you while you relax and see the most recognized sites in Paris.

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

9. 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 Hosted Tour, Seine Cruise and City Tour

10. 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).

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What people are saying about Eiffel Tower Summit

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 16,653 reviews

Pick up by the guide was a bit chaotic, but the explanation with facts under the Eiffel Tower was instructive. Access without queuing is an illusion. but there is a kind of 'priority lane'. The trip up is without the guide. On the 2nd floor you have to transfer to the elevator top. There is no 'priority lane' there, just queuing with everything else. Every movement between the floors is queuing up to take the elevator. But given the setting, the weather didn't really bother us. Was exceptionally busy perhaps due to Ascension weekend. Boat trip was busy, only able to find a seat downstairs outside. There is no sound from the guide. There you only see 1 side of the tour at the level of Île de la Cité and therefore Notre Dame not seen from the water...

Our tour was led by Remy, a half-French, half-American guy with perfect English, my friend kept saying that it didn't matter how I paid for this tour, it was worth every penny, he was knowledgeable, funny, humorous, and very passionate about France and it's history, the tour was very fun and time flew by, I really enjoyed it.

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!

Laura was amazing guide. Had a enjoyable experience