Eiffel Tower Skip the Line 2nd Level Access with Host

Paris, France
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 64.86

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Save time with this Viator skip-the-line Eiffel Tower ticket. This priority access admission ticket allows for a relaxing visit to one of the world’s busiest monuments, accompanied by a host. Listen as your host adds colorful history and facts to the sights below as you look over Les Invalides, Notre Dame Cathedral, and other city landmarks.
  • Skip-the-line Eiffel Tower ticket with a host and commentary
  • Enjoy hassle-free entry to one of the world’s busiest monuments
  • Cut out the long admission lines with a timed, priority-entry ticket
  • Explore the Eiffel Tower’s first and second levels at your own pace
  • Admire sweeping aerial views of Les Invalides, Notre Dame Cathedral, and more

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This skip-the-line ticket includes a guide who can help provide context without excessive commentary.

What's Included

  • Live commentary with guide
  • Direct Access to the 2nd Floor
  • Unlimited time inside the Eiffel Tower
  • Direct Access to 2nd Floor by elevator
  • Admire the city from a panoramic view
  • Gratuities
  • Summit access

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 38 Av. de la Bourdonnais
    38 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

    Please do not go directly to the Eiffel tower. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before your Eiffel Tower Tour start time. Check in for your Eiffel tower tour at the meeting location and follow your guide.

End point

  • Eiffel Tower
    Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

Ticket redemption point

38 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

What To Expect

Choose an entry time when booking, then meet your host 30 minutes ahead of time at the designated meeting spot and make the short walk over to the Eiffel Tower together. 

Breeze past the long entry lines of other waiting visitors and follow your host onto the priority access elevator. Zip up to the second level, where you can get excellent photo ops and panoramic views of Paris from 375 feet (114 meters) above the ground. Listen to a brief orientation, then you're on your own to wander and take in the sights as you please. Views include the Champ de Mars, Sacré Coeur, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre's iconic pyramid-shaped building. 

Please note: Summit access is not included on this tour. You are not able to purchase a ticket on the second level to head up on your own.

Eiffel Tower


Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Eiffel Tower's first and second levels are accessible by wheelchair.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early
  • Latecomers will not be reimbursed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • In case of bad weather, maintenance, or for safety reasons, the top level of the Eiffel Tower may be closed
  • During peak times, the access to the venue can take some time to get through the security checkpoint
  • Please do not go directly to the Eiffel Tower
  • Please meet us as 38 avenue de la Bourdonnais 75007 Paris
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

It was raining and cold the day I did the tour but it’s worth going up to see the Eiffel tower.
It is however very very crowded on the tower so be prepared for alot of elbows with some pushing and shoving from some of the less patient tourists.
There is a cafe area on level 1 serving fresh food and coffee at very decent prices.
1,565 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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We were so disappointed...
Sara_O, Mar 2023
We were so disappointed when we could not get tickets through the Eiffel Tower, but this tour more than made up for it. We did not have to wait in line and the tour guide, Claudia, was fantastic. She share lots of fantastic information and we had plenty of time to explore the tower. Would definitely recommend.
Energetic and Knowledgeable Guide Makes the Tour Even Better!
Laurie_B, Mar 2023
Maisa was our guide and gave us so much interesting information. Since we had visited the tower once before, Maisa made this second visit worth it with her background knowledge and energy. If you go on this tour, request Maisa. You won't be disappointed!
No direction
Jael_J, Mar 2023
We kept calling the number that was attached to the tour guide and we never got an answer and it took almost a whole day before we got a response on the messaging option on the viator website. We were from out of town so it was very confusing and there was not much direction.
For first time goers to the tower, this is a great option.
Liane_M, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Sal was very knowledgeable and friendly. Tour started on time and there was a small walk from the meeting point to the tower.
The tour was enjoyable...
Andres_M, Mar 2023
The tour was enjoyable and our guide excellent. The arrangements were without any inconvenience or problems.
Eiffel Tower didn’t disappoint
john_b, Mar 2023
Tour was excellent..our tour guide, Sal, was very knowledgeable and told us many interesting facts..also answered all questions in a very relaxed manner..would recommend this tour and guide well worth the $$$$…
Sal was amazing, the Eiffel Tower wasn’t bad either 😜
JaTori_R, Mar 2023
Sal was great and this tour was just what we were looking for. It was a short walk from the meeting point to the monument and the skip the line ticket was clutch. Sal guided us up to the second floor via lift with plenty of history, geography, and suggestions to enjoy ourselves while at the Eiffel Tower and in Paris. I highly recommend this tour option.
Awesome experiment with an awesome guide.
Rick_B, Mar 2023
Catalina, our guide was awesome. Very informative, friendly and fun. Be sure to participate in her mini trivia contest. You get a prize of you win. I did!!! Highly recommended.
Eiffel Tower Here We Come!
Mike_A, Mar 2023
My daughter has wanted to visit the Eiffel tower for several years. I'm so glad I choose to book this tour. Our guide, Catalina, was amazing! Her English is great. She has such enthusiasm for Paris and for the stories around the tower. She interacted well with everyone and made sure children were included. Highly recommend!
onthemove, Feb 2023
Routine visit and queues but great views over Paris on a sunny Feb day. Brief history of Tower and landmarks pointed out by nice guide and then left to own devices. Big ticket mark up by agents: on line tickets direct from Tower (if they've not all been hoovered up by the various reseller agents- I tried to no avail months in advance to buy own tickets on line)are 18:10 euros adults and 9 euros for 12-24 yrs. Agents sell only adult priced tickets for about 63 euros.! I know they provide a queue jump and" guide". Maybe the French equivalent of the Competition and markets authority should have at look at the relationship between the resellers and the Tower.
Great Experience, Tour Guide is a welcome Bonus
Edward_M, Feb 2023
I had planned trip to Paris for my Wife’s Birthday. I had booked with Viator first then read the reviews and was a bit concerned that the experience would not go as planned. Unlike other reviews, I encountered no problems when I arrived at the Ticket Collection spot. I did arrive in plenty of time and was welcomed inside while the rest of the tour party arrived. There was no “If your 5 mins late for the stated time, the party will leave without you”. As far as I’m aware, We waited on everyone who had booked arriving, then left to do the short walk round to the Eiffel Tower. There was no hassle on arrival and we went straight through to the security checks, without waiting in the nearby line that was forming. I will admit that on a cold day in January, it was quiet and this may take longer in the summer months. On to the tour. Without giving too much away as you will enjoy your own experience. Our guide said that as it was cold day with a biting wind. Once inside, we were free to pretty much do our own thing. Trust me though, our guide, SYLVIA, was absolutely brilliant, very witty and interesting. She spoke perfect English for anyone with any language concerns and had a laugh and a joke with everyone in the party. Her stories and information were definitely better than anything you can pick up from Google/Wikipedia. Obviously the Tower is an outstanding piece of engineering and the views from up there are spectacular. I firmly believe that the guided tour added that extra element rather than just standing looking out. She identified all the famous sites from our viewpoint and some sites that we never had an idea about. All in all, I would say that Yes, you may get a cheaper ticket if you go there on the day etc. but if you want to make sure that everything is in place when you arrive in Paris, then I would highly recommend this booking as a must do event.
Opened my eyes
Bruce_P, Feb 2023
The guide, Sebastian, from Argentina (?) was extremely helpful. Gave us the history, pointed out things to look at from all four sides of the tower, and did it all with a genuine soft humour.
Great way to see Paris from above!
Shanna_S, Feb 2023
Hugo was an amazing tour guide. We got a lot of great info about the Eiffel Tower, history of Paris, and a great view!
Totally not worth it...
Venetia_C, Feb 2023
This was a bad option for the visit of the Eiffel tower. All they did was give a brief history about the tower and then said it's over. Really a rip off.
Claudia was a great tour...
Aracelis_T, Jan 2023
Claudia was a great tour guide! She share a lot of information about Paris. She was very attentive and answered all of our questions. I felt as Claudia cared much about she was doing. Thank you for everything!
Ashley_S, Jan 2023
The original email from Viator states ‘you may access your tickets below’ and has is a button to ‘get tickets’. No where in the email does it specify we need to get a voucher and take this to a location first then to the Eiffel Tower. We were at the tower ready to show tickets when I clicked it and was taken to the voucher screen telling us to go to the other location. By the time we arrived, less than 15 mins after our tour time was supposed to begin, the office was already closed and nothing could be done. Simply providing this information in the email would have saved a lot of headache and money lost. We pleaded our case with the tower but they were unable to do anything because the tickets were with Viator. Next time I will book directly with the tower. A significant amount of money on tickets for 5 people lost and apparently non refundable.
A must visit and a great experience in Paris: Tour Eiffel
Yasemin_B, Jan 2023
We would like to thank Viator and the tour operator they are cooperating in Paris for their hospitality. The guides who helped us during the tour were great. They had a Turkish speaking guide to take us to Tour Eiffel and explain the details about the tour and Eiffel Tower's history.
Well worth the money. The...
Ron_P, Jan 2023
Well worth the money. The friendly guide pointed out the most important things. Skip the hassle and go with this small group. 😀
Not worth the money spent
Santha_B, Jan 2023
We went on the skip the line tour with guide. It did not feel like skip the line. Because we were group it took longer to get through security than the individual line. Our guide unfortunately was not upto mark. He lost his group on at least two occasions. Chose absolutely the wrong places to stop and talk. Eg: outside a packed elevator and the ones at back could not hear anything. My suggestion - but the tickets direct from provider. Children will be half price ( which is not the case with viator). Read a bit about Eiffel your and you will be fine.
Ok but you can do it on your own for less
Shari_C, Jan 2023
Too many people. Couldn’t hear the guide. Was scheduled for the 19th it was cancelled but I was not notified until I got there for the tour