Guided tour

Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator

From $69.58 per person

Take advantage of direct access to the Eiffel Tower and go up to the summit. Visit the former office of Gustave Eiffel and marvel at Parisian landmarks, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group available
Highlights
  • Head on up to the summit of the Eiffel Tower
  • Save time with a direct access ticket
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the city of Paris
  • Learn about the history of the tower from your guide
Full description

Covid-19 Update

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

Make the most of your time in Paris with direct access to the Eiffel Tower. Meet your guide and ascend in the elevator to the 2nd floor observation deck. Your guide will explain the history of the tower, from its construction in 1889, to it becoming the most iconic symbol of the city. Then, take another elevator to the summit of the tower to marvel at the skyline of Paris from above. Look out for monuments such as the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Pont Neuf. You will also be able to visit the restored office of Gustave Eiffel. On the way down, make sure not to miss the new glass floor of the 1st floor observation deck.
Includes
  • Eiffel Tower guided tour
  • Access to Eiffel Tower
  • Access to Eiffel Tower 1st Floor
  • Access to Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor by elevator
  • Access to Eiffel Tower Summit by elevator
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Not at the Eiffel Tower, but 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. Arriving by metro: Take line 9 or 6 and get off at the metro stop Trocadero. Follow the exit signs to the Eiffel Tower (the signs are brown). The exit is number 1. As you exit the metro you will see the Palais de Chaillot directly on your left. Your guide will be waiting just outside the metro exit 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 Architecture Museum at the 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.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

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

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
  • 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
  • On the rare occasion that the summit is closed to the general public for maintenance or safety reasons, no refunds or discounts will be given
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    3/5
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Guide did not know we had tickets to the Summit. We were left to get there and back down on our own with no instructions. Otherwise guide was knowledgeable and personable. It was a 2 1/2 hr tour, the guide was only with us 1 1/2 hours.

October 8, 2019

If it weren't for a breakdown in the lift to go to the top floor, everything would have been perfect. Anyway, congratulations to the guide Adrian, really very prepared and kind.

March 18, 2020

Very good

January 12, 2020

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