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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour with Top Level Summit Access

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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour with Top Level Summit Access
Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour with Top Level Summit Access
Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour with Top Level Summit Access
Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour with Top Level Summit Access
Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour with Top Level Summit Access


  • Our lowest price Eiffel Tower summit tour
  • Admire the world’s most iconic structure from near and far on this in-depth tour
  • Understand the history of the tower as told by your expert, English-speaking guide
  • Skip the line access ensures you will not have to face the dreaded queues and will have more time to spend at the top


Book and travel before 1st March 2016 and get 25% OFF on the reservation.

This great tour will take you to the very top of the Eiffel Tower, at the height of 180 metres you will have spectacular views of other Parisian monuments and the whole city itself. This in-depth tour ensures you will experience the tower in full and from every angle: hear its tumultuous history, photograph it from Trocadero Plaza and experience the thrill of climbing all the way to the top!

See the famous “Dame de Fer” first from Trocadero Plaza with your English-speaking guide; undoubtedly the best spot to photograph the tower from. Your guide will talk you through the life cycle of the tower, from its rough beginnings as Paris’s most hated landmark to its most beloved.

This is the one experience in Paris you cannot miss!

Note: From 1 March 2016 onwards, this tour will no longer include the Eiffel Tower summit access. You may need to purchase tickets for the summit at the Eiffel Tower ticketing counters.

This tour is extremely popular and advance booking is highly recommended. We do have a version of this tour which includes skip the line ticket to the second floor Observation Deck and a Free Seine River Cruise, click here for more details>>


Meet your guide at the step of the Palais de Chaillot, in front of the main entrance to the Architecture Museum at the Trocadero. Your guide will be holding a sign which reads: "Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour”.

On this tour you will get to admire the Eiffel Tower from every angle: first from Trocadero Plaza, then from the base and finally the tower’s observation level and the summit.

Stop to gaze upon the tower in its entirety at Trocadero Plaza and get those all-important souvenir snaps as your guide explains the history of the construction from creation to near demise to glorious rise to the top – you will be provided with a headset so you will not miss a single intriguing fact!

Next, follow your guide across the Iena bridge to the base of the tower where you can appreciate every single curve and detail of Gustave Eiffel’s masterpiece and understand the science that keeps the tower standing. Naturally, the highlight of the tour is the climb to the top of the tower. You will not need to wait in notorious queues and are guaranteed a faster access to the tower: more time to spend at the top to take in the view!

Your guide will accompany you as far as the second level of the observation deck, from where they will point out the marvels that lay at your feet. From there you have the freedom to explore the tower at your leisure and rise to the third-level summit via the general access elevator and watch the city sprawl out beneath you.

Spend as long as you like at the Eiffel Tower and make your own way down once you’re ready.

From 1 March 2016 onwards:

Your last stop before heading to the Eiffel Tower will be Champ de Mars, a large stretch of grassland with gardens on both sides. Located between the École Militaire and the Seine River, you will enjoy uninterrupted, spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower.

At the Eiffel Tower, the tour will no longer take you to the third-level summit and it will end at the second level. If you wish to go to the third-level summit of the Eiffel Tower, you will need to buy tickets on the spot from the second level ticketing counter.

Eiffel Tower tickets are high in demand and are available only up to 90 days in advance. Book your tickets now to avoid last minute disappointment!

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  • Fantastic tour

    This is more of a review for the Tour Guide we have had. We had a chap called Will who's knowledge was second to none he met us as a group and was absolutly focused on what was...

    mr stephen macfarlane
  • A must have in Paris

    It is the most visited, photograph landmark in the world. Skip the line tour saves time and all you have to do is enjoy every moment. Definitely will recommend to everyone...

    susan lange
  • eiffel tower afternoon tour

    Perfect tour because it is in small groups, the tour guide speaks fluent english and makes it interesting. The skip the line tickets were awesome....

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



2 hours guided tour (then visit the summit at leisure)

Start time

10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm & 4:30pm

Meeting point

The meeting point is not at the Eiffel Tower, please read the below carefully to help you find the meeting point.
Meeting Point: In front of the main entrance to the Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot. The building is at the junction of the Place du Trocadero and the Avenue du President Wilson, the entrance faces the road side.
Arriving by Metro: Take lines 9 and 6 and get off at the metro stop Trocadero. Follow the exit signs to the Eiffel Tower, Exit 1 (the signs are brown). As you exit the metro, you will see the Palais de Chaillot directly in front of you on the left. Your guide will be waiting on the steps holding a sign.
Arriving by Taxi: Ask your driver to take you to the Trocadero and then ask to be dropped in front of the Palais de Chaillot.
Arriving by Foot: The Palais de Chaillot is one of the two identical large buildings on the Place du Trocadero. If you are facing the Eiffel Tower it is the building on the left.
GPS Coordinates: 2°17’16”E, 48°51’44”N
Meeting Point: See on map
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Guided tour ends at the elevator which takes you to the summit of the Eiffel Tower. You can then spend as long as you like at the top summit.

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  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Guided commentary from our meeting point to the 2nd Floor observation deck (with skip the line access)
  • Ticket to the top level summit of the Eiffel Tower (until 29th February 2016 only)


  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Refreshments

Please note

From 01 March 2016 onward, this tour will not include Eiffel Tower Summit Access. However, you will still be able to enjoy Skip the line access to the 2nd floor Observation Deck.

It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

The tower can be slippery when wet so please wear appropriate shoes.

Regrettably this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems and we are unable to accept wheelchairs or children's strollers/pushchairs.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are traveling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

The meeting point is not at the Eiffel Tower, please read the meeting point information carefully and allow plenty of time to find the guide who will be wearing a City Wonders jacket/t-shirt. If you have difficulty finding the meeting point please call the local partners number on your voucher for guidance. As this tour is always sold out we are unable to offer refunds to guests unable to find the meeting point.

We recommend that you print this document which has a range of information on how to reach the meeting point.

Eiffel Tower tickets are high in demand and are available only up to 90 days in advance.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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