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!
Skip-the-line tickets for the Eiffel Tower are in high demand and this tour often sells out. There is reasonable availability from June to August 2015. However, should this tour not be available on your chosen date we do have a premium version of this tour which may be available click here to see the details, >> or, a similar tour which includes tickets to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower with a FREE seine cruise, click here to see the 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.
The guide was very knowledgable. We really enjoyed all his anecdotes along with the history of the place. Would use this service again....Deanna K Daly
Will was an amazing guide made the experience so much better learning the history while taking in the views and the skip the line was really worth it because the lines were...nadine m. mandel
Our guide was really nice and informative. Avoiding the line to the top of the tower was well worth it....Thomas Frank White
2 hours guided tour (then visit the summit at leisure)
01 Nov 14 - 31 Mar 15: 10:00am & 3:00pm
01 Apr 15 - 09 Nov 15: 10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm & 4:30pm
Duration: 2 hours guided tour (then visit the summit at leisure)
The meeting point is not at the Eiffel Tower, please read the below carefully to help you find the meeting point.
Meeting Point: On the step of the Palais de Chaillot at the Trocadero.
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.
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.
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.
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