Guided tour

Eiffel Tower Elevator Tour: Optional Summit

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

Eiffel Tower Elevator Tour: Optional Summit

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

From US$ 47.75 per person

Join your expert guide for a ride up the Eiffel Tower. Along the way, hear stories and fun facts about the Tower and the surrounding landmarks.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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What customers loved


  • Visit the iconic landmark with a guide by your side
  • Learn the history of Gustave Eiffel and the construction of his most famous creation
  • Hear fun stories about the daredevils and celebrities who add to the tower's legend
  • See Paris from 300 meters high for a tour from the sky
Full description
Meet your guide by the Eiffel Tower and make the most of your time in Paris with access to the summit of the tower. Your guide will secure tickets for the group and enter the tower for a ride to the second level. From the ground and throughout your visit, learn about Gustave Eiffel, the young engineer, entrepreneur, great builder, and about his life after the Tower. Hear about the history of Paris during your tour from the sky. Upon arrival at the second level, take in the magnificent views of all the sights surrounding you. Get a birds’ eye tour of Paris with your feet far from the ground as your guide tells you about monuments and districts such as Montparnasse, Les Invalides, the Sacre-Coeur, Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées. After the 90-minute guided portion of your tour, if you have purchased the summit option, you will take a lift up to the summit to see Gustave Eiffel’s office, restored to its original condition along with panoramic maps. Go to the Champagne Bar and treat yourself to some bubbles in the sky. Stay and admire the views as long as you like, and then take the elevator back down to the first floor or to street level and continue with your day. If at the moment you receive your tickets the summit is closed, you will receive a partial refund for this portion of the ticket. Please note that this is not a skip-the-line tour and wait times to enter the Tower can reach 90 minutes or more during peak times.
  • Admission ticket to Eiffel Tower
  • Elevator access
  • Summit access (if option chosen)
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Skip-the-Line access
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet the ground team from ExperienceFirst outside the Eiffel Tower and don’t pass through any security checks. You will find them outside the South Security Entrance (Entrance #1) of the Eiffel Tower on Allée des Refuzniks, near the trees and the benches. The Allée des Refuzniks is a dirt footpath just outside the Eiffel Tower. The ground team representative from ExperienceFirst will be wearing orange hats and holding an orange sign that says ExperienceFirst. For easier navigation, you can paste these coordinates into Google Maps: 48.857358,2.293079

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Non-folding strollers

Know before you go

  • You may have to wait in lines for security and for the elevators
  • Summit ticket holders will have to wait in line on the 2nd floor to access the summit's elevators
  • This activity operates regardless of the weather conditions
  • Please note, there will be longer wait times during busy seasons
  • Please note that summit access may be subject to last-minute closures according to safety measures or maintenance at the Eiffel Tower. If this happens you will receive a partial refund for the summit portion of the ticket.
  • There is no left-luggage facility at the Eiffel Tower for items such as wheeled suitcases, large luggage, non-folding strollers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 999 reviews

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Great experience with Yoan (sp?) as our guide! Group was easy to find, communicated the process well, and kept the tour very entertaining. I was traveling with two 13 year old girls and they loved it, learned a lot, and actually paid attention!! Highly recommend, I’ve done the tower many times on my own and this was definitely worth the money.

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July 26, 2021

Excellent tour well worth doing. I really rate it 4 1/2 stars. It loses half a point because the group was just a bit large for us to all hear the guide at all times. We had 23 in our group and for some of the time it was not possible to hear. The addition of head sets and a microphone for the guide would give this 5 stars for me.

December 29, 2019

I have to say that your staff is very professional and friendly. On the day of the tour me and my daughter were 15 mins late due to disruptions on the trains. I was in such a panic and was sure we had missed our tour. We still hurried to the meeting point where I saw the wonderful staff wearing the yellow berets. They were so kind and helpful and understanding it calmed me down. The Tour itself was very good and interesting. The Tour guide Eric Rannou was very welcoming too, and explained how to use our tickets and how to get around the tower. I’m glad I booked through you guys, I will not hesitate to book other tours with you guys.

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November 24, 2019

Product ID: 177429