1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Eiffel Tower

Paris: Sightseeing Bus with Eiffel Direct Access & Lunch

Product ID: 131412
See the sights of Paris from different perspectives with a combined 1.5-hour bus tour and entrance ticket to the Eiffel Tower with direct access. Enjoy lunch on 1st floor of the iconic tower or at the Bateaux Parisiens.
About this ticket
Duration: 180 minutes
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
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  • See landmarks such as the Louvre Museum and the Opera Garnier
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch on the 1st floor terrace of the Eiffel Tower
  • Take in panoramic views of the city from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
Full description
Experience Paris from different perspectives with a combined city sightseeing tour and direct access ticket to the Eiffel Tower. First, admire the famous neighborhoods, monuments, and architecture of "The City of Lights" from the comfort of your bus. Travel past the Opera Garnier, the Louvre museum and the Eiffel Tower among other highlights. Experience all this with an exclusive Histopad: a tablet with interactive functions including thorough 3D reconstructions, 2D before and after sliders, 360-degree views of interiors, and enriched audio commentaries. 

Ride up to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower after your sightseeing tour and see Paris from a heightened vantage point. Get panoramic views of the Sacré Coeur, the Invalides, the Champ-de-Mars, the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe.

Finish with a lunch break on the heated terrace on the 1st floor of the tower (during renovation works of the 58 Tour Eiffel) where you will taste a delicious French menu or enjoy a 2-hour gourmet lunch cruise at the Bateaux Parisians while admiring impressive and stunning monuments. From April 1, 2020, lunch on the 1st floor of the tower will no longer operate and will instead be served on the terrace of a yacht facing the Eiffel Tower.

Menu from April 1, 2020:
• French-style Platter: Selection of French and Italian cured meat and cheese; or Vegetarian Platter: Fine vegetable pie and zucchini caviar, cheese
• Dessert: Chocolate fondant
• Drink: A glass of wine (white Saumur or red Bergerac) or a soft drink

Days : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departures: Monday, April 1, 2019, to Saturday, 31 August 2019 [10:00 AM] and Friday 18 to Thursday, 31 October 2019 [10:00 AM]

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departures: From Friday, November 1, 2019, to Tuesday, March 31, 2020 [10:00 AM]
  • City sightseeing tour by air-conditioned bus
  • Recorded commentary available in 10 languages
  • Lunch on the terrace of the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower or Bateaux Parisiens
  • Direct access to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Services of a multilingual hostess
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the local tour operator's office at 2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris. Please exchange your voucher at the meeting point. Do not go to the Eiffel Tower to collect your ticket. Please arrive on time as late arrivals are considered a no-show.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• From September until the end of March 2020, lunch at the 58 Eiffel Tower (under renovation) will be replaced by a lunch cruise at the Bateaux Parisiens
• Even with direct access, you may have to wait in lines for security and for the elevators. In high season, total wait to access the 2nd floor can be up to 25 minutes.
• The alternative tour will include: a panoramic city tour by air-conditioned coach with recorded commentaries and personal earphones; commentary is available in 10 languages and 3 children (French, English, and Spanish)
• A casual elegant dress code is required for the Bateaux Parisiens.
• The 1st Sunday of each month, the Champs-Elysées Avenue is pedestrian only.
• Please note: Non-foldable strollers and small suitcases cannot be taken up the Eiffel Tower. Glass bottles, knives, sharp objects, padlocks, alcohol, and aerosols are not permitted on the tower.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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We had so much fun. The lunch on board the boat was delicious, entertaining and stunning views. Our guide who walked us over to the Eiffel Tower made the day go smoothly and was personable and kind. The bus ride was a surprise. I loved the guide via headphones and the sights looked even more beautiful from a cozy seat on the s3cond level while it rained. I fell in love with Paris in the rain!

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March 6, 2020

Admission to the bus was a bit re-coordinated and took a long time. The bus ride itself was ok. The escort had ended at the Eiffel Tower. We had to find our way ourselves. We got an entrance ticket, but the timing was such that we had to spend about 1 hour ourselves before we were allowed to go up. The offer included a ticket for the meal on the first floor. The place was pump full, we didn't get any space. We were told to come back in half an hour. But it wasn't better there. Only when we insisted that we want to get a table immediately, as we paid a lot of money for the ticket, the waitress was ready to take us to a table. The food was mediocre, but okay. Because we only got coffee after we wanted to leave without drinking coffee. Price-performance is not suitable for this offer.

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November 17, 2019

Waiting time

We were hoping for a good experience that's the reason we decided to get the guided tour, but the checking line to the tower took over 1 hr. And we were in the tower for 45 min and after went for the schedule lunch and as soonest we walk outside the restaurant they made us evacuate the tower, no explanation.

July 19, 2019

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Product ID: 131412