Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access and Evening Cruise

Activity provider: Global Tours And Tickets

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access and Evening Cruise

Activity provider: Global Tours And Tickets
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Take advantage of direct access to the Eiffel Tower. Ascend to the viewing platform on the 2nd floor for incredible views of the city on a combined self-guided tour of the tower and illuminations cruise down the River Seine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Wheelchair accessible


  • See the monuments of Paris floodlit for the night on an illuminations cruise
  • Experience the charm and romance of Paris from a different perspective
  • Take advantage of a flexible cruise ticket to sightsee at your leisure
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of Paris from the viewing platforms of the Eiffel Tower
Full description
See Paris in a different light with a combined direct access Eiffel Tower ticket and a 1-hour illumination cruise that you are free to take at your leisure. First, ascend to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower to admire the beauty of Paris with your friends, family, or a couple. Soak in the stunning vistas of the city and its monuments, such as the Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, and Louvre Museum. Then, see the “City of Lights” illuminated for the night on a 1-hour Illuminations Cruise down the River Seine. Boats depart from a pier just 5 minutes walk from the Eiffel Tower, and run every hour in winter and every 30 minutes in the summer. You can use your illumination cruise ticket at any time and day without changing the date. Experience Paris after dark, and marvel at monuments floodlit for the night, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, and many more. Cruise under romantic bridges, including the historic Pont Alexandre III and Pont Neuf.
  • Direct access to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • 1-hour Seine River cruise
  • Audio commentary during the river cruise
  • Ticket to the summit
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Guide

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Meeting point

Outside the café Le Champ de Mars, 45 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Even with direct access, you may have to wait in lines for security and for the elevators. In high season, total wait to access the 2nd floor can be up to 25 minutes
  •  This tour does not include the services of a live guide. You will visit the Eiffel Tower on your own, and enjoy audio commentary during the river cruise
  •  Your ticket for the illuminations cruise is valid for more than 3 months, and you can use it at any time during your stay in Paris
  • The cruise timetable is as follows: from April to September boats depart every 30 minutes from 17:00-22:00 (no service at 19:30), and at weekends (and weekdays in June, July and August) boats run from 19:00-23:00; from October to March boats depart every hour from 17:00-21:30 (no service at 19:30), and at weekends (and weekdays during French "Zone C" school holidays), boats run from 19:00-22:30
  • There is no left-luggage facility at the Eiffel Tower for items such as wheeled suitcases, large luggage, non-folding strollers, etc.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 166 reviews

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The tour guide was really awesome! The illuminations cruise was also really nice. The fact that the cruise is not really tied to the tower visit is nice. We were unlucky to have very heavy rain during the Eifel tower tour so that made the whole experience kind of bad but such was our luck. Another thing that was a bit unpleasant was the fact that there is an inconsistency between tours sold on GetYourGuide with respect to what is considered Adult vs Child. Some consider children under age 10/12 but this tour only considers children up to age 4! All in all, it was a bit pricey but I don't regret going.

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June 13, 2018

Great Tour with Met as a very nice guy!

Met was a very nice and polite guide. We passed all the security very quickly and could go up to the 2nd Level pretty fast. We can highly recommend this tour with him. He also organized tickets for the 3rd Level for us for EUR 25,- p.P. Thanks a lot!

June 4, 2018

Super Organisation!

It was easy to find the meetingpoint and I was so happy to contact by WhatsApp so easily and felt very convenient. One of us carry the wheelchair and was very comfortable to access to elevator because our guid always assist us very carefully. We enjoyed the cruise also very much. We will recommend to book this tour!

March 28, 2018

Product ID: 54784