Skip the Line: 2nd Level Eiffel Tower Ticket and Small-Group Tour

Paris, France
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Admire spectacular views of Paris from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Bypass the long queues at the city’s most famous landmark, and follow your guide straight up to the observation deck. Learn about the history and legends surrounding the tower on a guided 1.5-hour tour, and get an unbeatable perspective of landmarks like the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Group size is limited to 20 for a more personalized experience.
  • Skip-the-line access to the second level of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Choose the departure time to suit your schedule and beat the tower’s elevator queues
  • Learn of the Eiffel Tower's impressive architecture and history from the guide
  • Enjoy panoramic views over Paris during the 90-minutes visit
  • Admire top attractions such as Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre Museum
  • Small group limited to 20 people for a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Deepen your understanding of the Eiffel Tower with this guided, skip-the-line experience. 

What's Included

  • Guide
  • Access to the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Access to 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower Paris
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 24 Rue Edgar Faure
    24 Rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris, France

    Meet at 24 Rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris; do NOT go to the Eiffel Tower. This activity is not only tickets to the Eiffel Tower; it is a guided tour. You cannot pick up your tickets early. The closest metro station to the meeting point is Dupleix (line 6); our office is a 5 minute walk from there.

End point

  • Paris
    Paris, France

What To Expect

Visit one of Paris’ must-see attractions with this skip-the-line tour so you have more time to enjoy the incredible views! Choose from many different departure times to suit your sightseeing schedule, and meet your guide near the base of the tower. Beat the elevator queue, which can last up to 2 hours during peak times, and zoom straight up to the second-floor observation deck.

After stepping out of the elevator, soak up breathtaking views of the city in every direction through large picture windows. Get an aerial perspective on famous landmarks and monuments like the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Seine River and Grand Palais. 

Learn about the incredible feats of engineering that allowed the tower’s construction for the 1889 World’s Fair. Hear tales about the chief designer, Gustave Eiffel, and the many legends that surround this modern Parisian icon. At the end of your 1.5-hour tour, you can opt to purchase a ticket to the tower’s top (third) floor if you like, or return to street level.

Please note: This tour provides skip-the-line priority entry, but is subject to all procedures and security requirements of the Eiffel Tower. Tickets are available up to 90 days in advance.

Fat Tire Tours

Meet here to connect with your guide and pick up your tickets.

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Parc du Champ de Mars

Enjoy walking through the Champs de Mars park before ascending the Eiffel Tower; it's the perfect place for amazing photos!

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers from 4 years old
  • Children aged 3 and under travel free of charge
  • The Eiffel Tower summit or elevators may be closed to the general public on rare dates throughout the year for maintenance or safety reasons. Apart from possible delays for elevator closures, this will not affect your guided tour, so no refunds or discounts will be given
  • Please note that it is NOT possible to buy a ticket for the summit on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Your ticket allows you to skip the line to access the 2nd lever of the Eiffel Tower but there may be a line for security and bag checks and for the elevator. Please note, no knives, sharp objects or glass bottles are allowed
  • Please note: We cannot predict when the Eiffel Tower will be crowded. In general, long lines are common in the summer, on most weekends and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays). Our skip-the-line tours enable you to skip the line if indeed there is one. Unfortunately, there is no way to foresee which days and times will produce lines and which will not. Pre-book and pre-plan, and you’ll be guaranteed access to the Eiffel Tower to enjoy this small-group tour
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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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    51 reviews
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    Wonderful way to see and learn about the Eiffel Tower!
    Rachid_B, Jul 2019
    We are a family with a 6 year old boy and a 3 year old girl. It was an amazing way to see and learn about the Eiffel Tower without having to wait in the long lines, which with little ones is always a great thing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and so nice. 🥰
    The best bit is you approach the...
    Krishna_P, Jun 2018
    The best bit is you approach the Eiffel Tower by foot and feel the monument grow on you, great Guide, lots of historical architectural facts. It is an amazing experience. Keep time to visit the top galleries too, early worth it. One more tick on Wish List and with great guidance too.
    hi this tour was good ! We really...
    GEETANJALI S, Aug 2017
    hi this tour was good ! We really skipped the lines till 2nd floor. the guide was good and provided us with lots of information about the tower and surroundings!
    Excellent tour and very informative...
    Joanne_J, Jun 2017
    Excellent tour and very informative. Headset is the best way the tour guide.
    We loved this tour. My husband was...
    Goldsteinrs, Jun 2017
    We loved this tour. My husband was a little skeptical and this was his first tour with Viator. The skip the line piece was worth every penny. It saved us a ton of time and going in as a group had a separate entrance. The other lines were very long. We didn't opt to add on once we were on the tower. We plan to save the view from the top for another visit. The history and details was just perfect.
    We had a wonderful time on this...
    Tina C, Mar 2017
    We had a wonderful time on this tour. The guide made the tour fun and educational and the skip the line option is well worth it! Thanks for a great tour!!
    Our guide from Sri Lanka was...
    Bryan_J, Jul 2016
    Our guide from Sri Lanka was friendly and very knowledgeable about the tower and surrounding area. I highly recommend this tour. By skipping the line it gave us more time to see other sights.
    In spite of the wet weather this...
    Dale_D, Jun 2016
    In spite of the wet weather this tour was great. It provided spectacular views and our guide, Bianca, did a great job.
    The guide's presentation was very...
    Bruce_B, Jun 2016
    The guide's presentation was very Interesting and informative. Only if the day had been sunny would the tour have been better.
    This was a great tour and our guide...
    Charles T, Jun 2016
    This was a great tour and our guide did a great job. Gave a good background of the history of the tower before we went to the second level.
    Very good giude, Johnny, who was...
    Benedetta F, Jun 2016
    Very good giude, Johnny, who was very friendly and competent and explained quite a lot of things about the view once we got to the second floor.
    Very organized and easy to get to...
    Nancy H, May 2016
    Very organized and easy to get to Eiffel Tower from your office. In spite of the rainy weather, our guide made the best of it. She was very knowledgeable and informative. Enjoyed the tour, like I said, in spite of terrible weather.
    The Eiffel Tower tour was wonderful...
    Jeffrey B, May 2016
    The Eiffel Tower tour was wonderful! Our tour guide, Meva was great! She knew so much history about the tower and the surrounding area. She pointed out many interesting sights from the tower to see while we were in Paris. I highly recommend paying the extra euros at the tower to be able to go all the way to the top. What a fantastic view! It is also a fun place to eat. It was well worth the money for the tour to be able to skip the long entry line and learn so much about the Eiffel Tower and surrounding area being on a tour. Be sure to look at the Eiffel Tower an night when it is dark. The sparkling lights are fabulous!
    We loved the Eiffel Tour!!! And...
    William R, May 2016
    We loved the Eiffel Tour!!! And every detail explained in the overview of the tour was accurate. We were very impressed with the specific travel directions, the location for meeting, the professionalism of the staff and knowledge of the tour guide! Most French people spoke English, and when they didn't they tried to communicate with you.
    Our tour guide Janica was great! She...
    Noreen H, May 2016
    Our tour guide Janica was great! She gave us a very insightful history of the Eiffel Tower, lots of interesting facts that we never knew. She also told us about the various land marks seen from the Tower. She was very friendly and made us feel relaxed. We were very happy with the experience!
    Janika our guide was wonderful...
    Patrick M, May 2016
    Janika our guide was wonderful, telling lots of stories about the tower and Paris. Learned many things i didn't know. Tour was just the right length, enjoyed the views from 2nd level.
    The tour guide was exceptional and...
    James B, Apr 2016
    The tour guide was exceptional and almost made us forget how bitterly cold it was that evening.
    It was a good tour that got you up...
    Nicole_P, Apr 2016
    It was a good tour that got you up the tower and then the guide gave you commentary on each side of the tower. We did the late tour that meant we were on the tower at sunset and for the first twinkling of the Eiffel Tower lights. It was lovely but freezing. Rug up if you're going in the cold as it's windy and probably quite a few degrees colder than ground level.
    Great tour. I highly recommend it...
    Sydney K, Apr 2016
    Great tour. I highly recommend it. We skipped the line as promised and toured the second level. Then we purchased the summit tickets after our tour ended, so we got the full experience. Everyone from the staff behind the counter to our tour guide were super friendly and professional. If we had more time in Paris, I would have scheduled a walking tour with this company.
    Never could find the local provider...
    DC R, Apr 2016
    Never could find the local provider even with GPS. Very difficult to find if you don't know the area and street intersections. GPS said I was there but I was in the middle of the park that leads up to the Eiffel Tower. There was nowhere else to go nor were there any street signs.