Eiffel Tower Skip The Line Summit with Host and Optional Cruise

Paris, France
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From $104.17

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Bypass the long lines at the Eiffel Tower with this tour that includes summit access. After fast track, skip-the-line access, proceed to the second level to survey the city from the viewing platforms while listening to commentary about Paris culture, traditions, and history. Then, proceed to the summit to see Gustave Eiffel's private apartments and sip Champagne from the onsite bar (own expense).
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets to the Eiffel Tower
  • Learn about Paris culture, traditions, and history
  • Panoramic views from the 2nd and 3rd story viewing platforms
  • Sip Champagne from the onsite bar (own expense)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Unlike most Eiffel Tower tours, this one includes access to the tower's summit.

What's Included

  • Live Guide
  • Eiffel Tower Second Level and Summit Direct Access Ticket
  • Panoramics views of Paris
  • Unlimited time inside the Eiffel Tower
  • Elevator Access to 2nd and Summit Levels
  • Seine River Cruise in option
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Please do not go directly to the Eiffel tower. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before your Eiffel Tower Tour start time. Check in for your Eiffel tower tour at the meeting location and follow your guide

End point

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

Ticket redemption point

38 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

What To Expect

Choose an entry time when booking; meet your host near the Eiffel Tower a half hour prior to your scheduled time. 

With your group, stroll the short distance to one of the world's busiest monuments. Bypass the long lines and head straight for the elevators, enjoying speedy and stress-free access to the second floor. Step out with your host to take in some of the best panoramic views in Paris from the viewing platform, 375 feet (114 meters) above the ground. Get a basic orientation to the sights and landmarks visible from your vantage point from your host, then explore the area at your leisure. Snap photos of the Louvre, Les Invalides, Sacré Coeur, and the Champ de Mars, among other standout Parisian highlights. 

After you've had your fill of the second level, proceed to the summit, where you can toast your trip with Champagne from the bar and view Gustave Eiffel's private apartments.

Eiffel Tower

Our guide will wait for you at our meeting point, and will accompany you to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 4 years old and up
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early
  • Latecomers will not be reimbursed
  • In case of bad weather, maintenance, or for safety reasons, the top level of the Eiffel Tower may be closed
  • During peak times, the access to the venue can take some time to get through the security checkpoint
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please do not go directly to the Eiffel Tower
  • Please meet us as 38 avenue de la Bourdonnais 75007 Paris
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Skip-the-line access to the summit (3rd level) of the Eiffel Tower does not exist; it's only standard access
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Just remember to arrive about 20 minutes before scheduled time and all attractions have security checks, so travel light.
Queues can get a bit long but worth the (not too long) wait
It can get a little scary but I would only say, don't look down.
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Not what it is all cracked up to be.
The_H, Mar 2023
The tour guid was very knowledgeable and great speaker. Issue was, for the price, we did not skip the line and did not get to go to the top. I am not sure if we will get a refund but we have submitted for a refund. I not sure what line we skipped, we still were in two long lines, one to get into the park and on for the elevator. It appeared the general ticket line for 18E was quicker and shorter.
Best way to access the Eiffel!
Janan_G, Mar 2023
Great location with large waiting room. Sebastian was fabulous … patient, very competent in getting us thru all gates and managed to place us in good photography areas when we were on the Tower. Entertaining and gave us great info.
Catalina, our guide tour...
Daniele_V, Mar 2023
Catalina, our guide tour was amazing. So friendly, nice, fun, made experience even better. Being there at the end of the day made the tour magical.
Fabulous time at the Eiffel Tower!
Deborah_M, Mar 2023
Sebastian from Argentine was a fabulous tour guide. He expertly guided us through the crowds, through the security lines and to the lift. Once we were up on the second level, he walked us around and pointed out various monuments and areas of Paris. He shared interesting history, stories and information and did a great job answering our questions. We thought the experience would be very touristy, but going up to the top of the Eiffel Tower was a highlight of our trip and going with the Skip-The-Line tour and Sebastian, made it stress free and very enjoyable.
Cathy_B, Mar 2023
Guide was knowledgeable and fun! Summit was closed and we were refunded that amount. Disappointed we didn’t make it to the top, but not in our control. Skip the line was smooth! Would recommend 🤗
Paris is for lovers
Juliet_D, Mar 2023
Luv the tour which it was longer and included a meal wine, cheese or pastry. The tour was too brief.
Kyle_F, Mar 2023
Our guide was wonderful... definitely skipped the lines and had great sunny and windy view of all of Paris!
Good way to see Eiffel Tower
Julie_S, Mar 2023
Good tour with lots of info. Salima was an excellent guide and provided added insight. Most of the tour is on your own. It would be nice if an extra itinerary or info was given out to take to top with you since guides cannot accompany you.
Great fun
Lauren_B, Mar 2023
Great tour with Catalina from Moldova! Very knowledgeable guide who guided is up to the tower. Remember the meeting point is around the corner from the tower
Use this to visit the Eiffel Tower.
Neil_C, Mar 2023
All good. Well organized. Guide was GREAT. Skipping the line - also GREAT. Champagne in the Eiffel Tower with my wife? Perfect. We had plenty of time to see things, guide explained things, it was easy.
Up up high
Pamela_Q, Mar 2023
Smart guide and easy to locate-definitely better than visiting by myself in past. We went to the top. View amazing
Trip to Eiffel tower
Vivian_S, Mar 2023
Sebastian was a great guide -knowledgeable and funny! Skip the line was great! We went during off season and my kids would not have tolerated the lines we saw!
Ripped off
Jonathan_L, Mar 2023
Ripped off. Purchased access to summit ticket and not notified of any change until tour started. Excessive cost for very average experience. Refund expected.
Jessica_V, Mar 2023
Awesome experience. Definitely worth the extra money for a tour guide and access to the top (sommet). I enjoyed listening about the history and getting to see all of Paris! Easy to find the guide as well.
Summit closed. No refund
judithbello2009, Mar 2023
Summit was closed. The tour last 30 minutes. The tickets that they gave us was for 24 euros and we paid 175 for the tour. The company said that they couldn’t refund our money.
Great trip!
ryan_p, Mar 2023
Mariel was amazing, she was so compassionate and knowledgeable! We really had an amazing time and we will be back!
So disappointed.
Paul_K, Mar 2023
The Eiffel Tower was closed due to a strike. The tour company did not bother to inform us, or anyone that I am aware of, of such. We need a refund due to such please.
Overpriced and short
Michael_N, Mar 2023
I was not able to get a ticket to the top of the tower on line and I did not want to wait. This ticket was way overpriced for the experience.
Paris from the Eiffel Tower
Guadalupe_H, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Salema was great!! She was so knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her. She went out of her way to make sure we were informed and answered all of our questions. The only thing we were dissatisfied with is that we paid for a tour to the Summit but because of a labor strike in Paris , access to the top was closed. We were told we would get a refund for that portion so I hope we get it. Otherwise it was fantastic.
Wouldn’t call this skip...
Scott_B, Mar 2023
Wouldn’t call this skip the line, we waited in line almost an hour to get in. Otherwise the tour guide up to the second level was great and getting to top was really cool