Guided tour

Paris: Eiffel Tower Stair Climb to Level 2 w/ Summit Option

4.7 / 5

6 reviews

Paris: Eiffel Tower Stair Climb to Level 2 w/ Summit Option

From US$ 36.53 per person

Take the challenge of climbing 704 steps to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and be rewarded with the most spectacular views of Paris. Learn the structure’s history from your expert guide. Upgrade when booking for access to the summit.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 2 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German

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Experience

Highlights
  • Challenge yourself to a climb up 704 steps to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • See the Paris skyline from multiple perspectives
  • Walk out onto the glass floor suspended 57 meters above the ground on the 1st floor
  • Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama from the Tower’s 2nd floor
  • Hear insights and anecdotes from your expert guide every step of the way
  • Upgrade your tour with tickets to the elevator from the 2nd level up to the Eiffel Tower's summit for unrivaled city views
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Explore the Eiffel Tower like never before as you climb this monumental tower by foot. Your guide will give you an introduction to the iconic structure before leading you to the ticket entrance and should you have to wait in line for longer than expected your guide will keep you entertained with even more interesting facts and anecdotes. Begin your ascent, hearing stories behind the tower's creation and near demise as you take in the unique views from the staircase, accompanied by your expert guide all the way up to the 2nd floor. Take a break on the 1st floor and hear little-known facts about the tower and her architect. Experience the walk on a 57-meter high glass floor to take a few keepsake photos. Continue to the observation deck on the 2nd floor for bird's eye views of the Arc de Triomphe and other icons of Paris while enjoying your guide's insightful and entertaining commentary. Once you are finished admiring the spectacular views, you can choose to take the stairs or the elevator back to the ground floor.  Choose to upgrade your ticket to the Summit, only possible at the time of booking, to see Gustave Eiffel's original office and enjoy the highest platform for panoramic views of Paris. Please note that occasionally, due to situations beyond control such as inclement weather or crowds, the summit may be temporarily closed upon your arrival to the Eiffel Tower. In these rare cases, the group will not be able to access the summit, even if it reopens while presently inside the tower. Should this occur, you will receive a refund for the price of summit access within 5-10 days. The refund will be done automatically, so there is no need to contact us.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance ticket with access to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Access to the Summit (when option selected)
  • Headsets when appropriate so that you can always hear your guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Direct access ticket (there might be a queue to get the tickets to the stairs)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with vertigo
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • The guided part of a tour ends on the 2nd floor. If you add on the 3rd-floor access, this will be unguided
  • You can't buy a ticket to the 3rd-floor on the day
  • In rare cases, the summit may be closed due to situations beyond the local partner's control. In this case you'll be given a refund
  • Summit ticket holders will have to wait in line on the 2nd floor to access the summit's elevators
  • All public venues in France require visitors over the age of 12 to present valid ID and proof of full vaccination (with an EMA-approved vaccine), or proof of a PCR or antigen test with a negative result within 48hrs, or proof of recovery from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days prior but no more than 6 months old. Paper or digital passes must be in English or French.
  • From January 15, 2022, visitors over 18 will be required to provide proof of a booster shot (3rd injection) 7 months after their second injection.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.3/5
  • Service
    3.9/5
  • Organization
    3.6/5

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Our tour guide, Melina, was wonderful. She was both knowledgeable and personable. I have 4 stars for two reasons… First was because the meeting point instructions could have been a bit clearer. It also said that the guide would be holding a sign that said “Eiffel Towers” but she was actually holding a small blue flag with something else written on it. I think it was the company name but that information was not in the meeting point instructions. Second was because it was a bit hard to hear and understand with the mask and accent. Overall we were very pleased with the tour and would happily do it again if we ever return to Paris.

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December 31, 2021

Was very well organised except I would say read the information on how to obtain your ticket Cos we just queued up in the security queue and went through and thought our tickets were already on our app but you have to find your guide outside in the garden before you go in the security. The actual tour was really good and the guide was lovely x

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March 8, 2020

This was an amazing way to experience the Eiffel Tower, but be prepared to climb 669 steps total! You take the steps to the first level, which has places to eat as well as a famous clear glass floor (in certain areas) to walk on and experience. You also take a break before you climb to the second level! Once you climb to the second level you get amazing views of the entire city! Our guide was so knowledgeable on giving us the history of the Eiffel Tower!

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October 8, 2019

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