Eiffel Tower Priority Access Summit Option with Seine River Cruise and City Tour

Paris, France
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From USD 93.39

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Free cancellation
Up to 4 days in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Paris from three different perspectives during this half-day city tour that covers the city’s top attractions. Tour essential sights from the comfort of a coach, and take to the water on a Seine River cruise, floating under its many bridges as you go. Then, skip the long lines at the Eiffel Tower to absorb panoramic views of the City of Light from the second-floor observation deck.
  • Take in Paris’s top sights in just half a day—ideal for those short on time
  • Absorb panoramic views from the Eiffel Tower and enjoy skip-the-line access; upgrade for summit access
  • Take to the water on a Seine River sightseeing cruise
  • Use a Histopad for an interactive way to discover the city, right at your fingertips

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This sees you skip the lines at the Eiffel Tower and take a city tour and Seine cruise, all in half a day.

What's Included

  • Skip-the-line Eiffel Tower ticket to the 2nd floor
  • Skip-the-line Eiffel Tower ticket to the Summit
  • Sightseeing tour of Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Seine River Cruise with audioguide in 14 languages (1 hour)
  • Multilingual tour escort
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Place de Sydney
    Place de Sydney, 75015 Paris, France

    Meeting time is 20 minutes prior to the departure. Meet Pariscityvision staff at Place de Sydney on the corner of Avenue de Suffren and Rue Jean Rey. Public transport : Metro N° 6 - Bir-Hakeim ; RER C - Champ de Mars_Tour Eiffel ; Bus 82 - Champ de Mars.

End point

  • Port de la Bourdonnais
    Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

    The Tour ends near the Eiffel Tower - Bateaux Parisiens

What To Expect

Greet your guide and group in central Paris at the pre-arranged time, board your air-conditioned coach, and set out to explore the city’s sights.

Glide past the Arc de Triomphe, head down the Champs-Elysees to Place de la Concorde, and observe the Jardin Tuileries and the Louvre. Learn about the sights as you pass them with audio commentary available in several languages. 

Next, take to the water as you set sail on the Seine River. Take in key Paris monuments along the way. Then, disembark and head to the Eiffel Tower.

Bypass the lengthy ticket lines with your skip-the-line access and take the elevator up to the second floor. Marvel at the views out to the Sacre Coeur basilica, the Pompidou, and Les Invalides. Upgrade to include access to the summit for unrivaled views of the city.

Spend as much time as you like here, where your tour concludes, before enjoying more of what the city has to offer independently.

Eiffel Tower

First all, the one and only Eiffel Tower! Take an elevator ride up to the second floor and take your time to marvel at the amazing views of the Sacré Coeur basilica, the Pompidou Centre, and everything else Paris has to offer! ●See the sights of the City of Light in this combo tour ●Bypass the lines to visit the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower ●Catch panoramic views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower ●Glide across the majestic Seine on your River Cruise ●Ride along Paris’s boulevards on your air-conditioned coach ●Choose audio commentary from 13 languages on the coach 1 hour , Admission included

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

La Defense (Pass By)

Business Area with its white Arch is spotted from the iconic Tower

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Each 1st Sunday Champs Elysees Avenue is pedestrian
  • Visit Paris from 3 angles: from a panoramic roof bus, from inside a glass-enclosed boat with a terrace, and from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower !
  • Note: Non-foldable strollers and small suitcases cannot be taken up the Eiffel Tower. Glass bottles, knives, sharp objects, padlocks, alcohol, and aerosols are not permitted on the tower.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days 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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To a great extent, this...
MELISSA_B, Mar 2023
To a great extent, this day was self-guided. It's great if you prefer to have your tickets organized but then take care of yourself. All the reps were very helpful and pleasant with excellent English.
Never got to do the tour...
Kerwin_D, Feb 2023
Never got to do the tour because the Eiffel Tower was closed!!! No one informed us of any of that… very unacceptable…
Terrible waste of time
Cynthia_H, Dec 2022
Our time changed with no notification, our guide was rude and late, we weren’t given nearly enough time to actually go to the top of the tower. We barely had time to even go to the first floor. Then the bus tour was in a nasty non-heated bus with headphones that didn’t work. This was a massive waste of time.
Maximize your time and enjoy Paris!
AprilLewis, Nov 2022
This was well worth it! I am a solo traveler and wanted to make the most out of my trip (and feel safe)! I purchased the package deal: Eiffel Tower with priority access, bus tour, and the River cruise. This ticket doesn't grant you access to the VERY top but it didn't bother me. It was worth every penny! You also can pick any day to take the boat cruise once you get your ticket. This worked out perfectly because the day of my tour was cold and rainy. The next day it was perfect to cruise along the Seine River! I highly recommend this package to all tourists! I traveled from sunny FL, USA and had a beautiful experience!
Would not let us change...
Tammy_H, Nov 2022
Would not let us change the date and not refunded money. We were late because of transportation issues. Called the number and told to find Benjamin…no information on how to find the tour and way too many people at the site to be able to.
Feel scammed
Joey_B, Nov 2022
We arrived a few minutes late to the pickup spot because it wasn’t easily found for someone not from the area. The tour had already departed. To make things worse they don’t give you the ticket to actually get into the tower via booking, you HAVE to be with the tour. Wouldn’t recommend. The line took about 20 minutes and you don’t have the 4-hour required tour to get in without the line. I’d recommend just getting your tickets to the tower the day of.
Book Eiffel Tower only
Michael_H, Nov 2022
The Eiffel Tower was amazing. And the organisation was good but the tours on the boat and coach weren’t that great. They were quite boring, the boat was over packed and the coach was full of kids spitting and throwing things over the top. We got off early!
Expected better
Wendy_R, Oct 2022
I expected more from this tour. View from tower lovely but crowded, too short amount of time. Says skip the line? Still spent more time waiting than being on the tower, had to rush down to catch the tour bus and no time to shop or eat or use toilets. Tour guide? You mean usher? Gave no information whatsoever. The River cruise delightful but crowded too. And if there was an audio tour I got no information to know what we were seeing. Summit option? No time and was unavailable.
Jerry_L, Oct 2022
The extreme amount of time we had to wait for each segment. We misread the Eiffel Tower trip (our fault) and waited for 30 + minutes on the 2cd level to advance to the summit and found we had the wrong ticket. We finished what was supposed to be an hour tour in about 2 1/2 hours to find we could not get on the bus as it was too busy so we took the boat tour (quite good) and then caught the bus tour (3 hours late) quite good as well. Coordination and overall attention to the schedule was absent.
50% great - 50% marginal
tammy_c, Sept 2022
Eliminating the lines was great The bus wasn’t very big or comfortable & because of rain, the open air top wasn’t an option. We’re waiting on the boat cruise for better weather
Nothing you can’t accomplish on your own
Jeremy_T, June 2022
The staff were nice enough, but the “tour” aspect was a waste of money. You basically show up at the meeting point where they give you tickets to the tower and cruise. They took us to the tower and then left us on our own. You can definitely buy the tickets you need for the Eiffel Tower, river cruise, and bus pass directly for much cheaper than this “tour,” and I believe the audio app is free to the public. Don’t waste your money!
There was really no...
Michael_T, June 2022
There was really no purpose to this tour. First skipped line to get into Eiffel Tower - but no line, and no tour Guide. Then went into Bus with i pad with very little information. The boat was nice but generally waste of money
Diane_G, May 2022
It was terrible. The boat ride was ok. Couldn’t go to the top of Eiffel tower. The histogram was useless. Was not in sync and could not hear it. The guides did nothing to help. Did not wait for people stuck in security lines.
1 is too much, I would give it a minus 5
Gennadiy_G, Oct 2021
Our tour was scheduled for 10:30. We came to Sidney place at 10:20. There was a guy standing there. Later he turned out to be a guide. At 10:30 he said we are waiting for 2 people. Another couple joined us in a few minutes but we were still waiting for someone else. The guide gave us tickets to Eiffel Tower and river tour and told us that Buss will be waiting for us at Sydney place at 3pm and we should be here 10 minutes prior. So as you can see it is not a real tour it is a collection of tickets that we could get cheaper from separate operators on our own time. This way it only adds stress. Same “tour guide” told us that river boats leave every hour and left us in line to Eiffel Tower. We took our time at the tower and got to the boat around 12:30 to find out that next boat will depart at 2pm. Boat cruise take about an hour, which means that we will be late to the Buss tour. We called the operator asking to hold off the bus till 3:15. Needless to say Buss didn’t wait for us. We called Operator and they gave us a voucher for BigBus tour. At which point we had to walk to BigBusTours location and wait for the bus for about 40 minutes. Needless to say our evening plans were canceled. Don’t waist money on this. Book all three separately!!!!
Buss tour
Sheldon_G, Nov 2019
Tour was good. Not happy that there were no stops. Our guide spent all of her time talking to driver.
Great Experience
cltgcristalli, Aug 2019
We were very impressed. It was worth the money. Thank you for making our trip wonderful! We highly recommend this.
Great Access to Eiffel Tower
Katherine_R, June 2019
Our tour of the city by bus was about 1.5 hours. The guide was very helpful and nice and spoke multiple languages but the bus tour was pre-recorded. It was good if you need a quick feel for the city. We were escorted to the tower by a guide who took us through the security line (15 min or so) and directly to the gate for a second security check and right into the elevator. The line of people waiting to buy tickets that we passed was huge. Our tickets were for the second floor which was best for our family, since we have a few who don’t like heights. It’s still really high up though. Buying timed tickets on your own would probably work the same as ours did but timed tickets were sold out by the time we bought these so it seemed our best bet for skipping the line. Also we could walk to the bus pickup point and didn’t need to get ourselves over to the Eiffel Tower. The river cruise afterward was fun. They leave every 1/2 hour until I think 10 pm. We bought a drink at the pier to have on the boat. The tour ends at the tower/cruise, but there are taxis and a metro station there. We took an Uber back.
Not a site to see
Teresa_P, Oct 2018
We were expecting a little more than an auto recording that was not clear at times. After the bus tour we were escorted to the Eiffel tour and boat ride and told that we can do the activities our leisure. Not worth the money.
I am very disappointed with this tour...
Jason W, Aug 2018
I am very disappointed with this tour. I have been doing a lot of tours, through Viator and through other companies, and I was very disappointed with this tour. I booked a 4 hour English tour of the city of Paris, a Seine River Cruise, and a skip the line eiffel tower tour. I expected to get a tour guide who would explain Paris to us as we drove around Paris. Instead I got a pre-recorded audio tape as we drove around the city. It wasnt timed well and frequently said things that had nothing to do with where we were driving. Many of the places to plug into didnt work. But even if they did work, this is not what I expected. I wanted a real tour from a real tour guide. Then, when the bus tour ended 1 hr later, they dropped us off at the dock where the boat was. However, they didnt want us to go onto the boat. Instead, they walked us to the Eiffel tower to show us how to line up / get in when our Eiffel tower ticket becomes able to be used over 1 hr later. Then we had to walk back to the boat. This was very poorly planned and required needless walking around. It was almost like this was the first time they were doing this. Then, the guy leading this tour said goodbye at only 1hr 15 into the 4 hour tour!! See you later, goodbye, have a nice life. He said that we have free time to do what we want. We can go eat, go to the boat tour, or do the eiffel tower, and it was all up to us. When I buy a four hour tour, I don't want free time. I have plenty of free time both before and after the tour. I pay for tour because I DON'T want free time. I want a tour. Unfortunately, I didn't get that. What should have happened: They should have had an english speaking tour guide on the bus who would give us a tour as we drove around. Then, they would take us on the boat and to the eiffel tower, staying with us the ENTIRE time, talking to us and giving us the 4 hour tour that we paid for. But this didn't happen. Instead, I got a badly taped audio recording as I was driven around Paris for an hour, then given tickets for the eiffel tower and a boat ride that I could have gotten myself, and then dropped off on the side of the road to fend for myself and my family. Horrible.
Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Paris Sightseeing Tour
Regina B, Aug 2018
overall an good adventure, except we had to wait in line for over 1 hour for the Eiffel tower in the extreme heat--we did NOT skip the line so this was VERY disappointing, There was a lot of confusion and arguments by the tour guide and Eiffel Tower staff when we arrived regarding our wait and what we were entitled to get. This tour was booked by us for the skip the line feature.