Paris Eiffel Tower Guided Tour with Access Via Lift

Paris, France

From USD 48.37

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Make the most of your visit to one of the world’s most popular landmarks on a guided Eiffel Tower tour. Hear the history and legends behind the Paris icon as a guide accompanies you up to the second level, where panoramic views of the city await. Get help identifying the monuments below, and upgrade for summit access to go even higher.
  • Learn about the tower's engineering and the life of its creator, Gustave Eiffel
  • Ascend all the way to the summit with an optional upgrade

What's Included

  • Professional, entertaining, local guide
  • Ticket with access lift to 2nd floor (and to the summit ONLY IF option chosen)
  • Paris shuttle for convenient transportation:
  • If summit is closed at the discretion of Eiffel Tower staff, refund for summit portion of ticket
  • Boat tickets for Seine river cruise (ONLY IF option chosen) Tickets will be distributed upon arrival
  • Gratuities
  • Skip the line entry
  • This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible. You are encouraged visit on your own using priority entrance

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Allée des Refuzniks
    All. des Refuzniks, 75007 Paris, France

    Meet the team outside the Eiffel Tower, without passing any security checks. They will be near the trees and benches outside the South Security Entrance (Entrance #1) on Allée des Refuzniks. The representatives will have orange hats and signs reading "ExperienceFirst" or "ExperienceFoundry".

End point

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

    The tour ends on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is NOT skip the line and COVID restrictions, construction, closures, and security measures at the Eiffel Tower could result in wait times with your guide of 1.5 hours or more to enter the tower
  • IDs showing proof of age required for child/infant ticket purchasers. Eiffel Tower have refused entry to those without IDs or required them to purchase full price tickets.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Luggage may not be permitted by discretion of Eiffel Tower staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Summit access included only if chosen at checkout. If the summit closes at discretion of Eiffel staff at the time you receive your tickets, you will receive a partial refund for the summit portion of the ticket.
  • Take our Paris shuttle for convenient transportation, included with your tour. Copy and paste this link in your web browser:
  • Seine river cruise tickets included ONLY IF option chosen at checkout. Tickets are valid for a year and can be used at any time following your Eiffel Tower tour. You MUST arrive on time for your tour in order to receive your boat tickets as they are distributed during check in.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

It’s always best to prebook any attraction you don’t want to miss or queue up for hours, however in this case we were starting our tour very early in the morning so the queue wasn’t that long anyway.
There are restrooms on the second level as well as places to eat and a gift shop.
You could definitely see the Eiffel Tower without a guide, but if you don't want to wait in long lines, this is the way to go.
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Enjoyable Eiffel Tower tour with a great guide Hafid!
Eva_P, Mar 2023
our guide Hafid was really excellant. He shared alot of great and interesting information with a good sense of humor and was very pleasant and handled the group very well and he helped make the time on long lines go faster and more enjoyable.
The guide was great,...
Kiek_V, Mar 2023
The guide was great, Melanie. But it was gard to fiend her. In the park under the trees. There were trees everywhere. Guide did not have a flag so: who is the guide?. Entrance to tower: opened 1 hour to late. Hundreds of people were waiting in line without getting any info. All the official people were very unfriendly and not very keen to answer questions or give info. Then new lines for 2 different security checks, lines to get your voucher changed into a ticket and then finally the lines to the elevator. This whole circus took 3 hours. No fun with young kids, no toilets and no info
Response from Host, Mar 2023
It's great to hear that you had a good time on the guided tour. Just to let you know, our vouchers contain Google coordinates that will lead you directly to the meeting point. Check-ins begin 30 minutes before the tour's scheduled start time, and you'll see all the flags up at that time. Regarding security, all visitors to the tower, whether going up or staying on the ground, are required to pass through security checks for the safety of everyone. Thank you for your understanding.
To the top
Kathleen_C, Mar 2023
Our Tour Guide Katarina was knowledgeable and kept us entertained with interesting facts as we waited to go thru Security and take the Elevator. The views were spectacular.
egle_r, Mar 2023
We įsėdo Guided Tour to Paris Eiffel Tour - booked advance Access vis Lift to the Top / sad - that week IT was not possible . The guide was doing his best to tell us the story of the Tour
Excellent Guide
David_S, Mar 2023
Our Tour Guide Masha was extremely knowledgeable, surprisingly since she share it had been barely one month since entering France. Understandable, personable, and pleasant. A "Keeper",
A nice way to see the Eiffel Tower
Dena_D, Mar 2023
Unfortunately we found out that the summit would not be available during the week we went. It was nice to have a guide. Masha was very friendly and was able to tell us a lot of interesting things about the tower and the area. The unfortunate part is that it’s not a skip the line tour so we still had to wait over an hour for tickets.
Not worth it and don’t recommend it.
Bradley_G, Mar 2023
Tower is beautiful. Loved it. Tour was not really important. We had to wait in line forever just like everyone else and when we got to the ticket booth the guide went up and bought tickets. That was one of the reasons I bought a tour was to ensure my ticket in advance. Anyways the best parts of the Eiffel Tower are seeing it from a distance to truly appreciate it and get some great pics. And the tour doesn’t take you there. Your just doing the exact same thing you would do if you didn’t have the tour but for more then double the price.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your feedback, Please note that it's stated on the booking pages and vouchers that we queue for tickets. Nevertheless, we strive to make the experience exceptional by providing you with insightful information about the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks in Paris.
Great Tour
Kim_C, Mar 2023
Masha was our guide and was extremely knowledgeable which enhanced our experience. We did not have to wait in line for long for our tickets.
Great tour with Sara!
Erin_E, Mar 2023
Sara was a wonderful guide. Very friendly, shared interesting history about the tower, and make sure we all got where we were supposed to be. We booked this tour because all the tickets to the top of the tower were sold out and Sara's tour was a nice treat.
Very nice and great info
Jim_B, Mar 2023
Henry was an awesome tour guide that enjoyed his time with the group. Very knowledgeable of the tower and its history. Was a great experience
Great guided Eiffel Tower tour with elevator
Jeffrey_M, Mar 2023
Great guide Rawda sharing all relevant and funny Eiffel Tower facts, taking us to 2nd level. Unfortunately top was closed for maintenance purposes. Viator claims it will refund part of the €62 for compensation.
Mel was great.
Gill_L, Mar 2023
Melanie was the most perfect host, really knew her stuff and was very comfortable with answering questions. Kept the group together and was fine with photos holding things up. Would defo recommend to friends. Many thanks Mel.
Wonderful tour
Melissa_L, Mar 2023
Fahat was a wonderful tour guide with a ton of knowledge. He didn’t mind answer all our questions plus the series of questions our 10 year old had! Highly recommend!
Tour was OK, 1 hour 40 min wait for tickets was not fun.
Jason_L, Mar 2023
The guided portion of the tour was informative. The tour was basically having the guide stand with us in line for tickets, explaining the history of the Eiffel Tower and interesting facts. Once you get your ticket after standing in line with the tour guide for 90-120 minutes, you make your way to the 2nd platform (skip the first but can go to it later on the way down). My group purchased the summit option, since we wanted to go to the top. The tour guide said once we reach the end of the elevator ride up to the 2nd platform, we are on our own. The guided portion is very short. So, if you have tickets that you purchased yourself (if you could get them 3 months in advance online) then it’s a much better deal since you can skip the 2 hour line and just go up yourself. Unfortunately, this tickets go quick and we were left to use the tour as our only option.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
We're delighted to hear that you had a great time on the guided tour. Please note that it's stated on the booking pages and vouchers that we queue for tickets. Nevertheless, we strive to make the experience exceptional by providing you with insightful information about the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks in Paris.
Such an amazing experience 💖
bmasonbook242, Mar 2023
Such an amazing experience for my self and clients trip later this year Thanks for such a great experience...
Good guide but bad execution
Amy_M, Mar 2023
The guide Catarina was very very nice. Informative and totally kept us entertained while waiting in line. One issue was that even we bought ticket online, it really wasn’t buying ticket in advance. The guide basically lined up with us for hours to buy the ticket there. Anyone could have done that without a tourist guide. Viator charges so much more but not helping to reduce the wait time. It’s a bit of a rip off. They should have sent the guide earlier to line up for tickets so that we as tourists don’t have to line up with her to buy the tickets. And Viator charged so much more.
Eiffel Tower tour
MabelMeiLun_T, Mar 2023
The guide, Rawda, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The weather was so good, sunshine and no rain, not much wind. The line up was not long . The only disappointment was the elevator to the summit was closed.
Henry our guide was...
ruby_g, Mar 2023
Henry our guide was fantastic! Very knowledgeable of the history of the Eiffel Tower. Highly recommended!
Good option
John_P, Mar 2023
What a great tour. Did it because we couldn't reserve directly with tye Eiffle Tower for the day we needed. The tour guide was informative and fun. We were able to get some great views from the second floor and the summit. Lines were not bad the day we went, but I've seen them get long.
Great guide
Samantha_C, Mar 2023
Our guide Henry was the highlight, but having paid for the tour we still had to queue for summit tickets and there was no fast track.