Guided tour

Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs and Summit by Elevator

Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs and Summit by Elevator

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Ascend to the summit of the Eiffel Tower to take in 360-degree views over Paris. Learn about the tower's history from your guide as you walk up the 704 steps to the 2nd floor observation deck.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All guests must go through security controls which can take up to 20-30 minutes at times.
  • Summit ticket holders will have to wait in line on the 2nd floor to access the summit's elevators. In high season, this wait can be up to an additional 20 minutes.
  • The guided part of this tour ends on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Due to weather conditions, the Eiffel Tower is subject to closure.
  • Climb up 704 steps to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Take the elevator from the 2nd floor to the summit to admire the views
  • Hear insights and anecdotes from your expert guide
Full description
Meet your guide and enter the tower to climb up 704 steps over 30 flights. Catch your breath at the provided rest stops and see a side of the Eiffel Tower you would miss if you ascended all the way by elevator. Upon arrival at the first level, take a well-earned break. Stand on the new glass floor, and experience an interactive exhibit. En route to the second level, hear little-known fun facts about the tower's original color and its twinkling lights. Experience a unique sense of accomplishment upon arriving at the 2nd level. Your guide will tell you about the monuments you can see below, such as the Sacre-Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées. Then, continue your adventure on your own by taking the elevator to the tower's summit. Once there, see Gustave Eiffel’s office, and admire the views over Paris from high up. When you are ready, take the elevator back down to street level to continue with your day.
  • Access to Eiffel Tower
  • Access to Eiffel Tower 1st Floor
  • Access to Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor by stairs
  • Access to Eiffel Tower Summit by elevator
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with vertigo

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is located on the steps at the end of the Pont d’Iena (Iena Bridge) closest to the Eiffel Tower. Go to the end of the bridge, facing the Eiffel Tower from the Seine river. On the right side, there is a carousel and stone steps leading down to the river. Your guide will be waiting for you on the steps, holding a flag and a blue sign with the City Wonders logo for easy identification.

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    based on 1854 reviews

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    Great experience, Sophie was a fantastic guide

    Met the guides exactly as instructed. Had a bit of a wait to get through security but it wasn't too bad. The climb was good fun a very doable. Our guide Sophie did a great job keeping entertained during the wait, and gave an excellent brief at both the first and second landings. The view from the summit was amazing.

    October 6, 2019

    The guide was absolutely amazing! Best guide we have ever had, so enjoyable. The facts he was telling us about the Eifel tower were all super interesting. He asked questions so the whole group got involved. I was also translating from English into German to my mom and he spoke slowly and waited a brief moment after each sentence so I could finish translating which was so sweet. He is bliss in a human and loves his job. Excellent tour!

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    September 3, 2019

    Entertaining and informative

    Our guide Nathaniel gave us a fascinating tour of the Eiffel Tower , with lots of ‘audience participation’. He made everything he said into fascinating stories, meaning that several days later I can still remember what he told us (including all the numbers). Going to the Eiffel Tower in this way was definitely worth it, as it made the whole trip very simple to organise and lots of fun. Another bonus was that we got chatting to others in our group, which included people from every continent. Thank you!

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    August 31, 2019

    Product ID: 387466

    VA ID: 387466