Guided tour

Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

From $38.95 per person

Enjoy direct access to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower to admire views over Paris. Learn about the construction of Gustave Eiffel’s iconic monument from your guide.

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Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group available
Highlights
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Admire Gustave Eiffel's legendary feat of engineering up close
  • Hear the story of the iron tower's construction from your guide
  • Save precious time with direct access
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Experience the magic of Paris from a privileged perspective with direct access to the Eiffel Tower. Meet your guide near the Eiffel Tower to hear stories from the past and present of this famous monument. The guide will then lead you past the ticket line, to ascend to the 2nd floor in the elevator. One of mankind’s engineering marvels, the Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World Fair. This iron construction now stands as a proud and much-loved icon of France, and is still the tallest structure in Paris. From the 2nd floor, you'll be able to marvel at panoramic views of the city, and find landmarks such as the Sacre-Coeur, Notre-Dame and the River Seine.
Includes
  • Eiffel Tower guided tour
  • Access to Eiffel Tower
  • Access to Eiffel Tower 1st Floor
  • Access to Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor by elevator
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Eiffel Tower Summit
  • Access to 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant

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    Meeting point

    In front of the main entrance to the Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris. The building is at the junction of the Place du Trocadero and the Avenue du President Wilson, the entrance faces the road side. A representative will be wearing a blue and holding a sign. Arriving by metro: Take lines 9 or 6 and get off at the metro stop Trocadero. Follow the exit number 1 to the Eiffel Tower. As you exit the metro, you will see the Palais. Arriving by taxi: Ask your driver to take you to the Trocadero and then ask to be dropped in front of the entrance of Palais de Chaillot. Arriving by foot: The Palais de Chaillot is the large building on the Place du Trocadero. The Architecture Museum is in the building on the left. The building faces the road and the main entrance is on the road side. Please exchange your voucher at the meeting point. Do not go to the Eiffel Tower to collect your ticket. Late arrivals will be considered no-shows.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing

    Not allowed

    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Glass objects
    • Baby carriages

    Know before you go

    • 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
    • Due to weather conditions, the Eiffel Tower is subject to closure
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 236 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Service
      4.5/5
    • Organization
      4.5/5
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    Great Tour

    Our tour guide was amazing and new how to navigate the chaos of the Eiffel Tower to minimize delays. If you want to go to the Eiffel Tower, this would be the only way I would recommend going. The tour does not take you to the summit so pre-purchase your summit tickets before you go because if you don’t, you will have to go back down to ground level and wait in line for 2 hours to get summit tickets. The tour does not include the summit because if the weather gets to bad, which was the case for us, or if the winds get to high the summit is closed for safety reasons. The tour was amazing but the Eiffel Tower is a crazy, overly crowded and chaotic place. Be prepared to have a hard time getting a good photo opportunity. It seems that most people at the Eiffel Tower left their manners at home and are pushing and shoving.

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    May 30, 2019

    Really great tour in the evening (10 pm)

    The tour starts a little bit away from the tower, so you have the chance to take wonderful pictures. "Li" from Nigeria explained a lot about the history and a lot of facts of the tower in a very pleasant way. On the 2nd level, he took a lot of time to show the main buildings of Paris, it is a great view in the night. Ask for "Li" (his nickname) from Nigeria or try to get on his group, there are a lot of groups starting at the same time.

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    April 29, 2019

    ❤️❤️❤️ John our guide was full of information and made sure our whole group was not left behind. Highly recommend the skip the line tour because all the attractions in Paris have long lines no matter the time of day or season of rhe year. Expect to wait in long lines unless you got the skip the line pass.

    February 24, 2019

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