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Skip the Line: Evening Eiffel Tower Tour with 2nd Floor Access & Champagne Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Get VIP access to the reserved front of the cruise boat
  • With Skip the Line access head straight past the long entrance queues to the Eiffel Tower
  • Complementary glass of champagne during the boat ride
  • Our local partner for this tour has been awarded the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    2.5 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


    Book and Travel Before 24th December 2016 and get 30% OFF on reservations.

    Cruise along the River Seine, sipping champagne and stare at the splendid Parisian skyline from the top of the magnificent Eiffel Tower. This tour offers you VIP access to the reserved front of the Seine Cruise and skip the line entry to the Eiffel Tower summit to guarantee you a hassle-free tour experience.

    This in-depth tour ensures that you experience the spectacular views of Paris as it unfolds itself under the blinding lights in the evening. 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 skipping the long queues and ascending to the 2nd floor observation deck!

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

    This tour is extremely popular and advance booking is highly recommended. We do have version of this tour, which also includes sightseeing by air-conditioned coach, click here for more details>>


    For the Evening Eiffel Tower Tour with Summit Access and Seine Champagne Cruise, your English-speaking guide will be waiting for you on the steps of the Palais de Chaillot, at the Trocadero Plaza.

    Start with a stroll in the beautiful Trocadero Gardens which offer 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. Meanwhile, your guide will regale you with tales of the Eiffel Tower, its colourful history and how, despite all the efforts to stop construction and then destroy it, the tower emerged victorious and became the much-loved emblem of Paris.

    Next, cruise along the River Seine and appreciate the beauty of the city and its picturesque monuments and charming bridges. Sip a complementary glass of champagne as you watch the sun set and the city waking up to sparkling lights. The best Seine river cruise company has been handpicked so that you get the best experience. The much-coveted front of the cruise boat, which offers the very best views, will be closed off just for this group tour.

    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. Your guide will point out the famous sites along the way and ensure that you enjoy your hour long boat ride.

    After the boat ride, visit the marvelous Eiffel Tower. This tour lets you skip those notoriously long queues and takes you straight inside, so that you do not waste your valuable time. In the evening, the tower is even more magical as it turns into a lighthouse illuminating a double searchlight, and effervescent lights flicker on the gridlines of the entire structure for the first 10 minutes of every hour.

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

    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
    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
    • Glass of champagne on Seine River cruise


    • Summit access
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Food
  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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. This service ends on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower around 10:00 pm. 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.
  • Reviews
    • Great time in Paris!

      Our guide Alejandra was fantastic....

      Cora madison
    • Great tour great guide

      Great tour, Guide Adam was fantastic, recommend this tour to anyone....

      L Mcfarlane
    • Absolutely brilliant, well worth the money!

      Tour guide was very well informed, the tour was organised very well, overall we were both very pleased on the whole experience, would use again!...

      Mrs Gillian newton
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