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Skip-the-Line 2nd Floor Access to Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise - Small Group Tour

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    • Adults (15+)
    • Children (4-14)
    • Infants (0-3)
    • See spectacular views of Paris from the 2nd floor observation deck
    • An open ticket for your hour-long Seine river cruise
    • Our local partner for this tour has been awarded the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence
    • Group tour of maximum 20 persons ensures a personal experience
    • E-Ticket - Simply show your Voucher on your Smartphone and Get Easy Access
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    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 beauty of Paris lies in its historical structures and scenic cityscape along the River Seine. The Eiffel Tower Tour with 2nd Floor Access and Seine River Cruise combines all these sites as you cruise along the River Seine, staring at the splendid Parisian structures and admire the city skyline from the top of the magnificent Eiffel Tower. Skip the line entry to the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River Cruise guarantees that you save your valuable time for the best sightseeing opportunities.

    You will also witness the splendid Eiffel tower in full and from every angle: hear its tumultuous history, photograph it from Trocadero Plaza and experience the thrill of walking past the long queues and climb up to the 2nd level observation deck.

    Your open ticket for the river cruise allows you to take your own sweet time to admire spectacular sites of Paris while enjoying a relaxed boat ride across the River Seine.

    Expert guides speaking fluent English will escort the small group on Eiffel Tower and the cruise, making sure that you don’t miss a thing.

    Skip-the-line tickets for the Eiffel Tower are in high demand and advance booking is highly recommended. We do have a version of this tour which includes skip the line Eiffel Tower tickets and a free Seine River Cruise, click here for more details>>


    For the Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Seine River Cruise, your English speaking guide will be waiting for you on the steps of the Palais de Chaillot, in front of the main entrance to the Architecture Museum at the Trocadero.

    Take a stroll in the beautiful Trocadero Gardens which offers a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower. The garden is the best place to take those memorable pictures with the iconic structure as your backdrop. At the centre of the garden lies a vast lawn adorned with the famous Varsovie fountain, with water cannons and water jets criss-crossing their way to send water arching over the main pool. Meanwhile, your guide will regale you with tales of the Eiffel Tower, its colourful history and how, despite all the effort to stop construction and then destroy it, the tower emerged victorious and became the much- loved emblem of Paris.

    Next, this tour lets you skip those notoriously long queues and takes you straight inside the Eiffel Tower, so that you do not waste your valuable time. The most recognizable symbol of the City of Lights, the 300-metre tall Eiffel Tower took more than 2 years to construct. Initially slated to be a temporary structure for a fair, the tower was restored after the emergence of wireless telegraphy aerials in Paris in the first decade of the 20th century.

    Your guide will lead you through the tower up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, while sharing stories and anecdotes along the way.

    At the conclusion of your visit, you’ll have the option to be accompanied by your guide to the river cruise departure point, or you can choose to continue on your own. Your Paris experience includes a Skip-the-line open ticket for your hour-long Seine river cruise, and you can board at the time of your choosing – the dock is just 200 metres from the base of the Eiffel Tower.

    Cruise along the River Seine and appreciate the beauty of the city and its picturesque monuments and charming bridges. The best Seine river cruise company has been handpicked so that you get the best experience from your boat ride. Watch the city pass by as you gaze at some of the famous Parisian structures such as the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Île de la Cité.

    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
    • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
    • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Eiffel Tower and Seine River cruise
    • Skip the line access to Eiffel Tower (2nd floor) and Seine River cruise
    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    • 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. If you wish to accompany the guide to the boat dock you can do so after the tour has finished on the Eiffel Tower. Otherwise 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. Cruise tickets are valid for a year.

    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.

    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.

    Please note that in fine weather the boat will be uncovered. In case of rain, there will be covered sections. We recommend bringing a light sweater for the evenings.

    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.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling 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.

    With this Eiffel Tower ticket, you will skip the ticket desk line. You might have to wait in a queue to enter the main attraction.

    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.

    We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

    Photography is permitted throughout the tour

  • Customer Reviews

    • Very informative tour of the Eiffel Tower suitable for all ages

      Our family - 2 adults and 2 children enjoyed this excellent tour which was suitable for all ages as our guide actively involved our children and made his information relevant to both ad...

      Marianne Mears, United Kingdom
    • It was punctual. Well conducted. We liked the guide who had a good sense of humour and skip the line helped us a lot when there were thousands waiting.

      anil kumar monga, India
    • The tour guide was great she shared lots of History details and you could tell she truly loves her job and Paris; the sign in went well

      Cheryl Blair, United States
    • Eiffel Tower and cruuse on the Seine is,a very well priced package that I highly recommend. Out tour guide was great!

      laurie forrest, 07/Aug/2019
    • Great tour. Skipping the line was fabulous along with the Seine River cruise. Will was a great tour guide!

      Mark Musick, United States, 19/Jun/2019
    • Great tour. Skipping the line was fabulous along with the Seine River cruise. Will was a great tour guide!

      Mark Musick, United States, 19/Jun/2019


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