Eiffel Tower Skip the Line and Small-Group Sunset Tour

Paris, France
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy an unforgettable sunset from the historic heights of the Eiffel Tower. Head to the front of the notoriously long queue and follow your guide on a tour of the tower’s first two observation levels. Discover the history and legends of Paris’s most iconic attraction, and see the city awash in the rosy hues of sunset. Group size is limited to 20 for a more personalized experience.
  • Skip-the-line access to the first two levels of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Admire stunning sunset views of Paris from a panoramic viewpoint
  • Learn about the Eiffel Tower's fascinating history and impressive architecture from the guide
  • Small group limited to 20 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Your enthusiastic guide will escort you right past the long lines to the Eiffel Tower elevators. You'll have time to admire the Parisian sunset and take some remarkable photos.

What's Included

  • Expert guide
  • Small-group tour (maximum 20 people)
  • Summit access
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Do NOT go to the Eiffel Tower. This is a guided tour. You cannot pick up your tickets early. We are located on the ground floor of a large freestanding building. Maps/taxis may take you to the front entrance, which is an apartment block. Simply walk around the building, we are on the other side.

Start time

08:00 PM

End point

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

What To Expect

Save hours of precious vacation time with your skip-the-line tour of one of Paris’s most popular attractions. Meet your guide and small group of no more than 20 people near the Eiffel Tower in the early evening. Get an introduction to the tower’s history and construction, and then head straight to the front of the long queue.

Ride the elevators to the first-floor observation deck, where you’ll learn about the tower’s chief creator and namesake, Gustave Eiffel, and the incredible feats of engineering that made the sky-scraping design a reality more than 125 years ago.

Continue on to the second-floor observation level, where you can admire spectacular panoramic views of Paris illuminated by the colorful glow of sunset. Listen as your guide shares stories and legends that surround the tower, such as how planes have flown beneath it during dramatic air stunts.

As light begins to fade from the sky, say farewell to your guide and feel free to stay awhile for more breathtaking views of the sparkling sights below.

Please note: Tickets for this popular attraction can be booked up to 90 days in advance. Reserve your tour date now to avoid disappointment.

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers from 4 years old.
  • Children aged 3 and under are not allowed on this tour.
  • Your ticket allows you to skip the line to access 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.

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      It was a bit windy and cold on the 2nd/3rd level at sunset so a jacket would have been helpful.
      If your interested in only the second level, this is a very good tour.
      429 reviews
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      Perfect Way to see Eiffel Tower!
      Christina_W, Jul 2022
      Zoja was an amazing tour guide and made our experience very memorable. She was very friendly and her knowledge of both the tower and the Paris area was expensive. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and highly recommend this tour!
      Carmela_F, Jun 2022
      This tour was cancelled hours before and it left us w a bad taste. We planned khr entire day around getting back to our hotel so we could meet the tour guide on time. Utterly disappointing and disatisfied.
      Fat tire tours dint show up
      Akash_K, Jun 2022
      The person locked his place and asked us to be at the location 15mins before the sunset skip the line Eiffel Tower which was at 8pm to collect the tickets and I ordered for sunset and he offers me next day 9:30am as he carelessly made me fool on the important day of my life. Iam still pissed off with such behaviour
      Sunset Tour, Eifel Tower
      Paul_W, Jul 2021
      Extremely knowledgeable guide who answered all of our questions and took family pictures upon request.
      Family really enjoyed it
      Kenya_C, Jul 2021
      Had a great time at the tower. Our guide OJ was resourceful and had many stories to share about the Eiffel Tower. He also had good recommendations for dinner.
      Great view!
      mummavicki, Jul 2019
      Easy access to tower with skip the line. Amazing sunset views. Guide was knowledgeable and interesting. She was delightful
      Not worth it
      bucketlistm, Jun 2019
      Unprofessional guide with many wrong facts on tower. Weird location to start very hard to find. Would not recommend.
      Great way to visit the Eiffel Tower and avoid lines
      Dawn_C, Jun 2019
      Our tour guide was really knowledgeable; he was also careful to make sure that all in the group were able to keep up on the walk to the tower (we had some who weren't able to walk as quickly as the rest of the group, and he stopped frequently to let them catch up). He gave us lots of information in an engaging and entertaining way, and even stood out in the open when it started to hail while we were up there while the rest of us took cover! Highly recommended
      2nd level tour not 3rd level
      Joseph_D, May 2019
      Had a 3rd level tour booked with a different company thru Viator that changed the tour time on us last minute. Found this one instead without realizing until we arrived it was 2nd level only. Despite my over sight, it was a good tour. Mike from Canada was our guide. He was very informative and did an excellent job. If your interested in only the second level, this is a very good tour.
      Tour was excellent and George was great
      James_W, Jul 2018
      Tour was perfect. The view from the Eiffel Tower at sunset is spectacular. And our tour guide George was really great. Very informative and funny.
      We loved this tour and the tour guide...
      lmcrane, Apr 2018
      We loved this tour and the tour guide Eugenia? was wonderful. She knew what she was talking about and answered all our questions. She engaged us by asking us questions along the tour to see how much we knew about the tower. This made us all think and realize we didn't really know as much as we thought. Very entertaining guide. So glad that we took the sunset tour as the night was beautiful and we saw the city with all the lights which always makes it look more beautiful. And to our surprise we saw a light show at 9:00 which added to the beautiful trip. I do wish we had been able to go to the top of the tower which I thought the tour did. A little deceiving when I booked it but that was my fault for not reading the entire description. One of the highlights of our trip to Paris. I highly recommend it. Skipping the lines was an added bonus.
      I did this with my daughter and will...
      Jen, Nov 2017
      I did this with my daughter and will definitely do this one again with my husband on our next trip. We were able to get to the top w/out any hassle and were offered a glass of champagne then left on our own to explore. We took the most amazing pictures before heading down which we did at the right time. There's nothing like walking down the stairs in the Eiffel Tower when the lights are going off. It is the most incredible memories I have of Paris!!
      Our tour guide, Elizabeth, was great...
      lisitamaria, Sep 2017
      Our tour guide, Elizabeth, was great! Unfortunately, it took us way too long to get through the line. It was at least an hour for us to get to up to the second floor. Our guide said it was not normal and usually you get up right away. We were disappointed we paid so much for skipping the line and didn't get to skip any lines.
      I loved this sunset tour up to the...
      Elena G, Aug 2017
      I loved this sunset tour up to the Eiffel Tower. I was really looking forward to it and I was not disappointed. Our guide was excellent. We had a beautiful sunset and to see Paris in the glow of the sunset was amazing. Highly recommend this tour.
      We had a great guide and great fun! I...
      John C, Aug 2017
      We had a great guide and great fun! I highly recommend this tour!
      Difficult to stay with the small group...
      Christy M, Aug 2017
      Difficult to stay with the small group! It is by no means a small group!
      This tour was fantastic!! Seeing Paris...
      Elisa F, Jul 2017
      This tour was fantastic!! Seeing Paris from the Eiffel Tower at night is an absolute must! I had a great time!
      Very good. I thought the tower was...
      ibnn09, Jul 2017
      Very good. I thought the tower was going to be different. I have to say that I wasn't very impressed with Paris, but this tour was very good
      It was rainy when we were there but it...
      Ruby, Jun 2017
      It was rainy when we were there but it was still a good experience. Not sure if you really needed to go all the way to the top to really appreciate the view. Might have been more memorable if the sun were out. But if you really want that sunset view of the Eiffel Tower, you need to be in Montparnasse.
      Getting up to the 1st and 2nd levels of...
      Kalena, May 2017
      Getting up to the 1st and 2nd levels of the Eiffel Tower was seamless and my American tour guide was very knowledgeable about Paris culture and history. I paid the additional fee to get to the summit and the views were even more breathtaking! It was awesome to see the City of Lights from high above and the Eiffel Tower illuminated in thousands of twinkling lights. I was wowed! There simply are no better panoramic views of Paris than from the summit of the Eiffel Tower.