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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour with 2nd Floor Observation Deck Access

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Key Highlights

  • Admire the world’s most iconic structure from near and far on this in-depth tour
  • Skip the line access ensures you will not have to face the dreaded queues and will have more time to spend at the tower
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the city from the 2nd floor observation deck of the Eiffel Tower
  • Understand the history of the tower as told by your expert, English-speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    1.5 hours

    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

    2nd floor of Eiffel Tower

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This great tour will take you to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, from where you will enjoy spectacular views of this romantic city. 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 skip the lines to reach the second level observation deck.

    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!

    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>>

    Itinerary

    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 theTrocadero Plaza, then from the base and finally the tower’s observation level and 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 it's creation to near-demise to the 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.

    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.

    Naturally, the highlight of the tour is the climb to the second level observation deck of the tower. You will not need to wait in the notoriously lengthy queues and are guaranteed faster access to the tower, granting more time 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.

    The tour will end at the second level observation deck. 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!

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 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)

    Exclusions

    • Summit access
    • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
    • Refreshments
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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
    • very knowledge guide quite personable, allowed time for pictures, questions/comments and made sure every member was accounted for both when stopping for view etc and before...

      james harland
    • Excelente

      Excelente guia que resuelve inquietudes de los turistas, muestra la cara historica y hermosa de Paris... Enamorada de esa bella ciudad....

      Linda I Fajardo
    • Interesting, informative and fun!

      The guide we had was excellent, he was English so no language barrier. You could tell he was genuinely interested in what he was talking about and had lots of information you...

      joe fawcett
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