Eiffel Tower Ticket Skip the Line Entrance and Illuminations Seine Cruise

Paris, France
Likely to Sell Out

From $43.26

Select Date and Travelers

You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Eiffel Tower and afterward, admire Paris's sparkling city lights on an hour-long illumination cruise. With your Eiffel Tower entrance ticket, skip the endless queues and head directly up to the structure's second floor for panoramic views of Paris. Once night falls board a river boat for a leisurely ride along the Seine, watching the shadowy figures of pedestrians stroll along the river banks, passing beneath charming bridges and marveling at the illuminated exteriors of landmarks like the Louvre and Notre Dame cathedral as you go.
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Skip the line
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get an alternative view of Paris by visiting the Eiffel Tower and cruise the Seine at night.

What's Included

  • Skip The Line Entrance to the Eiffel Tower
  • Skip The Line Ticket for the 1 Hour Seine River Cruise sightseeing tour
  • Audio commentary available during River Cruise
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Le Champ De Mars

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Your illumination cruise tickets are valid for more than 3 months until the expiration date written on the tickets, and you can use it at any time for once, during your stay in Paris
  • Please note that it is NOT possible to buy a ticket for the summit on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • On the rare occasions, the summit floor might be closed for public due to multiple reasons of maintenance, safety reasons or unexpected elevator breakdowns/malfunctions and no refunds or discounts will be guaranteed.
  • This is not a guided tour, your host will accompany you to the ticket scan and you will make your way up to the summit floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.

      Traveler Photos

      Traveler Tips

      Also received notice the morning of our tour that our time had been changed, was challenging but worked out - be aware of unexpected changes
      67 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers.
      Showing 1-10 of 67 reviews
      A bit disorganized
      Leah_B, Jan 2023
      The pick up was a little chaotic with guests wondering off to the tower on their own and the guide having to flag them down. The guide had a very soft voice and it was hard to hear her instructions. We made it to the second floor with skip the line access. We were a party of 5 but were only given 4 tickets for the river cruise (hence minus stars).
      Rip off Eiffel Tower tour
      Rita_E, Aug 2022
      This tour misrepresented our access to the summit of the tower. We paid 100€ each for a 17€ ticket and got only to the 2ieme level!! Viator was not responsive to our complaint.
      Eiffel Tower clueless tour.
      Gerardo_V, Jul 2022
      The ticket pick up location is a random spot, so when we arrived at the location, and didn’t find anyone, and there was no sign at the door, no representative, nothing…we started asking at the businesses around and they rudely told us they didn’t know anything. Thankfully, the man who worked at the store next door to the pick up location, told us that someone usually arrived there to pick up tour groups. So we waited, along with other tourists who were as clueless as we were. After a few minutes, were relieved to see a person arrive, and she gave us our tickets. The tour of the Eiffel Tower was very good and we enjoyed it, however, we didn’t know we had to pay extra or buy a different kind of ticket to go to the summit, and once we were inside, a ticket to the Summit could not be purchased, so we’ll need to leave that for the next time we visit Paris. The cruise of the Seine was very nice, however, the audio explanation we were instructed to play on our phone, did not work, so we could only hear the explanations in French on the boat’s loudspeaker.
      I will probably not use Viator again, at least not the first choice.
      Ronald_G, Jul 2022
      Hard to find the meeting spot at Le Champ de Mars. I received a 2nd floor Eiffel where as I ordered a summit. But Seine cruise was very good. Cruise crew saw me limping, put me ahead to board. A kind ❤️ among wolves. I will contest charge from Le Champ de Mars to my bank; waiter charged me $28.34 for bitter un drinkable coffee and strawberry tart and never brought my wife’s hot tea.
      Eiffel tour tour nice experience
      Joy_S, Jul 2022
      Karlien was a very positive tour guide who helped all get to the tower and into the right line for second level. She provided some history and was navigating the many personalities quite well. Enjoyed her.
      Effiel Tower is only pretty at nights. Great plave
      Arna_B, Nov 2019
      Really Nice place. The only draw back the line was so long to get back down that we missed our dinner cruise which we paid both the cruise and the tour of this Effiel Tower. The tour showed us nothing and only took the time to warn us about the security and not carrying sharp objects into the facility as they will confiscate them. We had to leave the next day so we still have the tickets as we missed the cruise. It was my husband's birthday so he was highly disappointed as we couldn't do our tour which he loves being on the water.
      Response from Host, Nov 2019
      Dear mrsbrammer1, Thank You for your precious review about our services. We are glad to provide you the best experiences we can. We hope to see you back with us for your next travel plans. Reservations Team
      Eiffel Tower
      Dennis H, Sep 2019
      Tour guide Maxim was great. Skip the line tickets saved about an hour. Stayed from sunset to the sparkling lights.
      Response from Host, Oct 2019
      Dear Dennis H, Thank You for your precious review about our services. We are glad to provide you the best experiences we can. We hope to see you back with us for your next travel plans. Reservations Team
      tour of Eiffel Tower
      Michelle C, Aug 2019
      The tour and view were wonderful but extremely crowded. Also received notice the morning of our tour that our time had been changed, was challenging but worked out - be aware of unexpected changes
      What a Joke!
      Erika_M, Jun 2019
      There was no “skip the line”. I purchased this tour because I was traveling with my 85 year old mom. It was her first time to Paris. We we shocked and disappointed to find that there was a very long line we would have to wait in. NEVER AGAIN will I book with this company.
      Response from Host, Oct 2020
      Dear Spyderchic04, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you had to wait on the line. You will appreciate that; in high season Paris (especially Eiffel Tower) is getting 6-7 millions visitors. You are getting your tickets in advance and you are getting a chance to enter the tower without waiting the ticket line. The line which you had to wait on was the security check. The more crowded the Eiffel Tower, the more security queues we may have to wait. All of them are made for your safety, it is forbidden to bring sharp tools or bottles. And some guests who do not know these prohibitions are forced to leave them all at the door, so the queue can sometimes get longer. Thank you very much for traveling with us. We hope you will visit the Eiffel tower at an uncrowded time on your next trip. PBT Reservation Team
      Skip the line Eiffel Tower
      Tina_F, Apr 2019
      useless tour - tour operator spent 15 minutes with the group of the 6 of us then left us at the entrance o the Eiffel tower- late in the day - no line. She hurriedly distributed the tickets for the Illuminations cruise with little or no instruction as to how to get to the boat, which, by the way, can be used any day up to a year later. The boat was very uncomfortable with bleacher seats outside (no back support of any kind) and with a group of rowdy teens on board, not the least bit romantic or serene. A total waste of time and money. This was our least favorite cruise.
      Had A great time.
      Relax52697522684, Apr 2019
      We had a great time. We were advised by Viator of a time change via email, but we could not replay to this email. We met our guide at the new time and place, even without replaying to this email, so all went smoothly anyway.
      Eiffel Tower
      Holly R, Feb 2019
      It was not skip the line. We waited for one hour. The person was very nice and helpful and informed about the history.
      Great experience for a great deal...
      Remon T, Oct 2018
      Great experience for a great deal !!! Thank you !
      Our visit the Eiffel Tower
      Kemp_M, Sep 2018
      We loved the tour. Unfortunately, my camera battery died & I was not able that get photos. Wish I could have gone back just to take those awesome views of Paris & the interior of the tower itself.
      Awesome View
      Jerri T, Aug 2018
      Skip the line was really a joke as so many people are doing the same. We could have pre-purchased the tickets and found the line by ourselves....having a guide meet us and take us to the line really saved us nothing....even the cruise was no better....glad we did both, but think buying your own tickets ahead is just the same.
      Worth the tickets!
      Corinne L, Jul 2018
      While you basically skip-the-ticket-line for the Eiffel Tower and the Cruise, don't be surprised as you will still be in lines to: go up the tower, go down the tower, and go on the cruise. You are just skipping the ticket lines. But, that in itself is worth something. We really loved the views, even with the crowds, from the Eiffel Tower and thought the cruise was a fun way to see Paris from a different point of view.
      The overall experience was good...
      Mark C, Jul 2018
      The overall experience was good. Instructions were easy enough and the boat ride was nice. The only clarification I would add is that the guide just gets you into Eiffel Tower once he hands out passes. After that, you are on your own, although the line to go up to level 2 was quite short.
      Eiifel tower and River Cruise
      Maureen_F, Jul 2018
      The Eiffel tower was amazing, we went through security and went right up the tower. My children and I ate at the restaurant inside the tower, the food was okay, not worth the price. As for the River Cruise, I cannot tell you if it was good. We waited until the evening to go so that it would be dark. The 2230 cruise was loading late at 2245, we asked to be sure the 2300 cruise would be going and was told yes, but by 2315, we were told it was too late and they would not run another ship. This was very dissapointing and frustrating since we asked prior to the 2230 ship leaving, we could have went on that one had we known.
      The Eiffel Tower is a Must See
      Tonya_E, Jun 2018
      The tour was wonderful because of the tower experience itself. It was great to skip the line but our guide was late and left us in our own. We were routed to stand in line by one of the tower staff and luckily I saw someone from our group being let in or many of our group would have had to wait a long time. Our tour guide should have been with us to ensure we were placed in the correct line. The tour guide did offer an upgrade to summit tickets, which had been sold out when I booked the tour, so that was a plus. If you get your tickets early I would recommend buying your tickets from the Eiffel Tower directly rather than using this tour because the actual guide just hands you your tickets and waves you toward the line.
      Eiffel and cruise
      cynthia o, Jun 2018
      This is a skip the line, unguided tour. The cruise has commentary only inside the boat. It was very hard to figure out the meeting place due to a lot of construction at the base of the Eiffel Tower. Even though we were lost and late the tour company waited for us and found us. We were so relieved!