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Skip-the-Line: Eiffel Tower Evening Tour with 2nd Floor Access and Optional Seine Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Experience the beauty of the Eiffel Tower under the evening sky
  • Get Skip-the-Line access to the Eiffel Tower
  • After the Eiffel Tower, you can opt for a 1 hour Seine River Cruise
  • The tour starts with a short ground-level walking tour offering great photo-opportunities
  • An expert guide will share interesting facts about the iconic tower
  • Our local partner for this tour has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    October 2016: 02, 05 & 17
    November 2016: 01, 02, 06 & 08


    1.5 hours

    Start time


    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

    2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower

  • Overview & Itinerary


    The Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Standing 1,063 feet tall and weighing 7,000 tons, but wielding about the same pressure on the ground as an average-size person sitting in a chair.

    As the sun sets, the Eiffel Tower becomes a glittering emblem of Paris; it’s a completely magical experience to visit the Eiffel Tower in the evening. An English speaking guide will share interesting stories and you will also be given headphone so that you can hear the guide loud and clear.

    Skip-the-line and whisk straight up to the second floor of the tower. Spot the city’s other famous illuminated monuments from your bird’s-eye viewpoint, with the help of your guide who will point out all the major sights.

    After the Eiffel Tower, you can opt for an hour long Seine River Cruise and admire the views of beautiful bridges and various landmarks which line the river banks, such as Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the Musée d'Orsay.

    This tour is extremely popular and advance booking is highly recommended. Should the tour not be available on your chosen date, we recommend a version of this tour which also includes one hour Seine River cruise and sightseeing by an air-conditioned coach, click here for more details>> or an alternative which operates during day time, click here for more details>>


    The Skip-the-Line: Eiffel Tower Evening Tour with 2nd Floor Access and Optional Seine Cruise tour will let you admire the world most iconic structure, the Eiffel Tower in the evening when the tower looks simply stunning.

    Learn the Eiffel Tower’s history, building challenges and have extra time to explore independently. You will also be provided with headsets so that you don’t miss out on any information. After that, you can choose a scenic one-hour Seine River cruise.

    Your tour starts with a short walk towards the Eiffel Tower, you will have the opportunity to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower; and learn the history and other interesting facts.

    Next, skip the long lines and climb straight to the second floor of the tower and enjoy amazing views of the city as it lights up for the night. Your guide will help you spot the city’s other famous monuments and sights from a bird’s-eye viewpoint. Your guided tour will end at the second level.

    If you choose the Seine River Cruise after your Eiffel Tower, you will be accompanied by your guide to the river cruise departure point. This option provides you with Skip-the-line ticket for an hour-long Seine river cruise.

    The Seine River Cruise starts from the dock which is just 200 metres from the base of the Eiffel Tower. Glide along River Seine and admire the most beautiful monuments and bridges of Paris such as Musee d’Orsay, the Louvre, Notre-Dame, and more.

    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!

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Guided walking tour
    • Reservation and entrance tickets with Skip-the-Line Access to 2nd floor of Eiffel Tower
    • Skip-the-line ticket for 1 hour Seine River cruise (if option selected)
    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
    • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide


    • Summit access
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Food/Beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    The boat cruise lasts one hour and you are free to do this whenever you like after the Eiffel Tower tour. The boarding point will be clearly pointed out to you by your guide as you walk past on the tour. Show your tickets at the window and you will benefit from skip the line access, you do not need to line up at the ticket window. They may be a short line to board the boat as you wait for it to dock.

    This service ends at the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Once on the second floor, you are free to purchase a ticket which allows you to ascend to the summit in your own time. Please note there is a line for the elevator to the summit.

    Gratuities to guides and/or drivers providing excellent service are appreciated.

    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.

    Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

    We don’t accommodate strollers or baby carriages on the tour.

    Our local coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition.

    France’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.

    We will do everything within our power to ensure timings and itineraries are respected; however, due to issues beyond our control, timings and sites are subject to last minute changes on rare occasions.

    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.

    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.
  • Reviews
    • A wonderful experience

      This was our first time to see and experience the Eiffel tower. The views of Paris were beautiful....

      Irene Michalek
    • Eifel Tower amazing tour!!

      Charlotte our tour guide made this first time experience of the Eifel Tower for me an amazing experience, her knowledge was outstanding and fun at the same time!! Would...

      R E Smith
    • experience will never forget

      Very happy with the whole package...

      james austin
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