Eiffel Tower Skip the Line and Small Group Tour with Summit Access by Elevator

Paris, France
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From $81.70

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Breeze past the crowds outside the Eiffel Tower with this skip-the-line pass and 1.5-hour tour. In the company of your local guide, you'll gain priority access to the tower's second level. Delve into the history of one of the world's most famous monuments and soak up the exhibits and maps on display. Then bid adieu to your guide and head to the tower's summit for stellar views of the City of Lights. Toast your travels with a glass of bubbly from the Champagne bar (own expense).
  • Skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower
  • Guided 1.5-hour tour of the 2nd Floor
  • After the tour, continue to the summit on your own
  • Small group ensures personalized attention

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Tour groups are kept small on this skip-the-line tour for personalized attention. 

What's Included

  • Skip-the-line access to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower
  • Standard access to the summit of the Eiffel Tower
  • Local guide
  • Small group tour (maximum 20 people)
  • Skip-the-line access to 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower Paris
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Departure Point: Eiffel Tower meeting point Address: Meet a few minutes walk away from the Eiffel Tower: 19 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris. Directions: Your guide will be waiting at 19 Avenue de la Bourdonnais 75007 Paris in front of the souvenir shop.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Ticket redemption point

19 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

What To Expect

Meet your local guide at a prearranged meeting point a few minutes' walk from the Eiffel Tower. Your tour group is limited to 15 people to ensure personal attention from your guide and an intimate group atmosphere. 

As you approach the tower, skip the long waiting lines and proceed by elevator directly to the second level. Look around the second floor, which includes panoramic maps of of Paris and a 1/50th scale model of the tower's original architecture. Enjoy views of famous landmarks like Les Invalides, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and Notre Dame as you listen to your guide's engaging commentary. 

Once your guided tour has concluded, you may continue to explore on your own. Ascend a second elevator for access to the Eiffel Tower's summit, where you can get fantastic views from 1,063 feet (324 meters) up and purchase a glass of bubbly from the Champagne bar.

Eiffel Tower

Meet your local guide next to the Eiffel Tower for a brief and fascinating introduction that will give you the keys to enjoy Paris' most famous tower to the fullest. Your guide will then take you straight to the second level, bypassing the waiting lines on the ground. On the second level, you will enjoy anecdotes about the Eiffel Tower and its unique history. You will also learn more about the City of Light, and see many of its highlights from above, including Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, and Les  Invalides. At the end of your guided tour, you will be free to continue exploring the Eiffel Tower on your own and ascend to the summit through a second elevator where even more breathtaking views await. Sip a glass of bubbly from the Champagne bar (own expense) while you admire Paris glittering below. On your way down, be sure to stop at the first level and walk on new glass floor some 200 dizzying feet above the ground.

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers from 4 years old
  • Children younger than age 3 travel free of charge
  • In case of bad weather, maintenance, or for safety reasons, the top level of the Eiffel Tower may be closed
  • Skip-the-line access of the Eiffel Tower does not exist to the summit; your ticket includes skip-the-line access up to the 2nd floor and standard access to the 3rd floor
  • Tickets cannot be modified, exchanged, or refunded
  • Please arrive 15 min early to the Eiffel Tower meeting point; latecomers will not be reimbursed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Take any skip the line tour with Viator well worth the cost to save time.
    As someone who is not great with heights, the lift is a little bit daunting - especially the lift from the first platform to the next, but once you get up there, it is all worth it.
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    Birthday gift to my little Aida
    EevaLeena_F, Mar 2023
    Nice weather with little bit of rain. Exciting visit to Eiffel tower and Louvre. 2- days bustour in Paris was enjoyable. Nice hotel.
    Great experience
    Tania_Q, Mar 2023
    We had a great guide and we were able to skip every line through security, ticket counter and up the elevator. It was great and I would highly recommend it. Thanks Viator
    Eiffel Tower at night
    Marquita_W, Mar 2023
    Seeing the Eiffel Tower at night was magical. I was nervous cause it's much taller looking in person. But we still had a nice time.
    The Eiffel tower is amazing, but it looks best from the ground
    Robert_M, Mar 2023
    We have enjoyed all of our tours in Paris but this one. The elevators breakdown and the skip the line does not save you from a line to get on the elevator to go up and then the line to get on the elevator to go down again. Also paid to go to the top, but that elevator was broke and we were not able to go. The reachable level was an observation deck and ALLOT of gift shops. I kinda felt like we paid and waited in line to go to the Eiffel tower gift shop. The Effiel tower is amazing to see, but you can it from the ground and the best view of it is from the ground. I have enjoyed all the other tours we have taken here in Paris, but honestly I would suggest just going to see it for free, from the ground.
    Great views
    James_B, Mar 2023
    This was well worth not having to stand in line. The tour guide was very personable and knowledgable
    Eiffel Tower
    Elisabeth_S, Mar 2023
    The guide was organized and explained everything and shared so much knowledge about the Eiffel tower. I would book another experience in the future.
    Well organised and good English from the guide :)
    Marc_H, Mar 2023
    The tower was closed due to national strikes in France which were announced on the day. The tour guide, Camille, was lively and entertaining and it’s a shame we couldn’t enjoy her company with the group for longer. We are expecting the full refund as Camille stated to us all.
    I would do it again
    Kristylynne_G, Mar 2023
    It was great. The view was beautiful. Our guide got us in without a problem. The guide shared info about Paris history.
    Eiffel Tower tour
    Edward_A, Mar 2023
    Our tour guide Liam was very friendly and knowledgeable with everything to do with the Tower. He explained every detail clearly. He was a pleasure to meet. Excellent your on a brisk early March morning.
    Great Arrival Day Tour
    Shonie_G, Mar 2023
    First thing we did the afternoon we arrived in Paris. Justine, our guide, was awesome and gave us so much great information and stories about different landmarks we could see from the tower. It was the perfect way to start our visit to France and gave us a Birds Eye view of the layout of Paris, what an amazing view from the top!!
    No correspondence.
    Macailagh_H, Mar 2023
    Viator never emailed me to tell me that my tour was canceled. Our group as well as multiple others waited outside for our tour guide and wasted our precious and minimal time in Paris. Upon calling when we realized that our tour guide was no longer present, the phone operator at first had no idea why the tour guide was “running late” only to return that the tour was canceled and that we should’ve received confirmation. I have saved all emails and correspondence from Viator and actually received a confirmation text for location and time of the tour less than 24 hours before we were supposed to meet. I am disappointed in the service I’ve received and will be searching for other companies on future trips.
    Brilliant experience
    Chloe_M, Mar 2023
    Had a polite tour guide. She was incredible helpful, made the tour interesting and spoke amazing English. Was a good experience and worth going at night. Would 100% recommend and recommend with a tour guide!
    Great tour, well worth the price
    Marian_K, Mar 2023
    It was very easy to locate our tour guide prior to the tour to obtain tickets. Carolina was fabulous and thorough and answered any questions we had while keeping the tour interesting.
    Didn’t go on the tour due...
    David_B, Mar 2023
    Didn’t go on the tour due to miss date booking and I could not get refunded. Basically gave away 80 euros to this website
    Nicholas_R, Mar 2023
    Brandon was an amazing Tour guide, very knowledgeable and made the experience memorable. The tour gives you access to all of the levels including the ability to get champagne at the top of the tower!
    No cancellations
    Erica_J, Mar 2023
    My group and I arrived to the pick up spot and the tour guide was not there. We asked around to see where they could be; no answer. Eventually we decided to check through the gates and caught up with the tour guide who then said he did not have our tickets/reservation.
    Fantastic tour
    Claudette_L, Mar 2023
    Our guide Carolina was exceptional! She was intelligent, knowledgeable and funny. We loved our tour - learned something new although a few of us had already been before. Highly recommend.
    Never again
    Sheelo_W, Mar 2023
    Your company cancelled the tour and didn’t refund us!😡 I would of been nice to of gotten a txt besides just an email and say we would automatically be refunded.
    Excellent view!
    Christopher_G, Mar 2023
    A brief summary of the sights around the tower view from the second level. Meeting place is prime photo op. Very good event!
    Waiting for refund.
    Jan_R, Mar 2023
    I am waiting for a refund as the tour did not happen due to mechanical difficulties. My name was not even on list so tour guide took picture of reservation to assure I would get refund. Please advise as soon as possible.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Hello, We are sorry to hear about that. Could you please contact us using Tripadvisor/ Viator communication so we can investigate what happened? (When you leave a review we do not get your full name or your booking number) If the Eiffel Tower was closed due to technical issues, you are entitled to a full refund. Thank you, Pierre