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Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access W/ Optional Summit Access

1. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access W/ Optional Summit Access

Enjoy direct access to the Eiffel Tower and admire the breathtaking views from the top of the iconic structure. Spend as much time as you like at the tower and explore the different levels at your own leisure.  See Paris from above and from a completely new perspective. Marvel at the ancient façade of the Louvre and the financial district of La Defense. Admire the colorful Pompidou Museum and the vast white expanse of Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Stop at the Champagne Bar on the top floor for a glass of bubbly. On your way down, take in the many interesting activities on the first floor. Test your courage by walking on the glass floor!

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Guided Tour by Elevator

2. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Guided Tour by Elevator

Skip the ticket line to the Eiffel Tower and take a tour of this famous landmark and admire the city from above. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the tower to hear all about the origins and the secrets behind the construction of this architectural masterpiece. Catch the elevator and ascend to the viewing platform on the second floor, and, if you choose the summit ticket, head all the way to the summit. From there, take in the amazing panoramic views of the French capital, including Sacre Coeur, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe. Opt in to include a 1-hour cruise on the Seine, available any time after your visit to the Eiffel Tower. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the riverbanks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Conciergerie. Pass by floating houseboats and restaurants along the way.

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

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

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. 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.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit or Second Floor Direct Access

4. Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit or Second Floor Direct Access

Bypass the ticket booth lines at the Eiffel Tower with a direct access ticket to the second level and, if option selected, the summit. Learn about the tower from your guide and explore the interior at your own pace. Meet the guide and enjoy a historic presentation on the Eiffel Tower before being guided through security and inside the elevator as far as the second floor. Explore the second floor and, if you have selected the option to, ascend to the summit. Take in the spectacular views of the French capital and spot key monuments from above.

Paris: Direct Access Eiffel Tower with Audioguide

5. Paris: Direct Access Eiffel Tower with Audioguide

This is the best way to explore the most iconic monument, the Eiffel Tower. Simply book your time slot and meet your host at Place de Sydney. Enjoy a skip-the-line ticket to access the 1st and 2nd floors and admire the view of the whole city. Listen as your audioguide relates many stories regarding the Iron Lady. From the second floor, see many iconic monuments such as Trocadero and Ecole, as well as the River Seine below with its many magnificent bridges. Experience the transparent walkway 187 feet above the ground, a complete breath-taking drop, and see Paris sprawl beneath your feet. Then, if you select the option, take the elevator to the top level (located at 377 feet from the ground floor). Admire 360° panoramic views of Paris's most amazing landmarks: the Sacré-Cœur on the top of Montmartre, the Invalides, Montparnasse Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and many more.  From the Summit, 905 feet up, you will spot other important sites, such as the Louvre and Orsay Museum and La Grande Arche de la Défense. What a memorable experience!

Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Gala Dinner

6. Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Gala Dinner

Enjoy a unique moment at the top of Paris with this culinary experience at Madame Brasserie on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Choose from a Gustave menu with 3 courses or a Grande Dame menu with 4. Pick from options with drinks like champagne, wine, and coffee.  Select seating with a Paris view or a seat in the center of the Madame Brasserie restaurant. Have the option to choose from an early or late dinner option. Take the lift to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Be served healthy and gourmet cuisine in a friendly atmosphere.  Experience world-class service in a restaurant with stunning views of Paris. Discover the dishes of the committed artisan, Thierry Marx, who shares his human and environmental values with this establishment by proposing a menu prepared with local and seasonal products.  Scan the provided QR code at reception to enjoy a digital Mystery Game about Madame Brasserie and the Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour with Elevator Access

7. Paris: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour with Elevator Access

Experience breathtaking views of the world-famous city of Paris from the summit of the Eiffel Tower. Ride the elevator to the higher levels and spot iconic Parisian landmarks as you learn the history behind the tower and all of its little secrets from your expert guide. Allow your English-speaking guide to present you with the magnificent panorama offered by the 360° view of Paris from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy an interactive history lesson from a truly privileged location while gazing at sites such as Notre Dame and the Seine River. Depending on your chosen option, you may also have access to the top of the tower. Rising to a height of approximately 276 meters, this third floor offers the most exclusive views of the city.

Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Lunch

8. Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Lunch

Get a taste of the high life in the famous Madame Brasserie restaurant on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Savor a delicious lunch prepared by artisan chef Thierry Marx and enjoy stunning views over the city and inside the iconic tower itself.  Ascend skywards in the lift to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower and step into the contemporary yet cozy atmosphere of the Madame Brasserie restaurant. Indulge in a three-course lunch, consisting of a starter, main course, and dessert, made from locally sourced and seasonal products. Choose whether to accompany the delectable bites with drinks including champagne and wine. For some added fun, scan the QR code at the reception to enjoy a digital mystery game or to access exclusive content about Madame Brasserie and the Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour by Elevator

9. Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour by Elevator

Visit Paris' most iconic attraction with skip-the-line access and a tour guide. Take in the most impressive views of the city and learn about its construction and significance. You can stay on the second floor, or take the optional opportunity to go up to the summit. After meeting with your tour guide, enjoy priority access to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, with views over the so-called City of Light. As you ascend by elevator, your tour guide will delight you with stories and facts about this symbolic structure. Learn about the building itself and about the civil engineer who created it, Gustave Eiffel. Your tour guide will also point out all of the notable Parisien landmarks, including the Louvre Museum, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Montmartre, and the Sacré-Cœur. Take the optional opportunity to ascend by elevator past the second floor to the summit of the tower, to admire views from the highest point in the whole city.

Eiffel Tower Elevator Tour: Optional Summit

10. Eiffel Tower Elevator Tour: Optional Summit

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.

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Our guide Bayo was very knowledgeable and fluent and clear in his speech. He explained every detail about the monument. He carried out the whole tour very lively and interesting. Skip the line was really worth to avoid long lines. Highly recommend get your guide tour for Eiffel Tower!

The Eiffel Tower was an impressive sight! We really enjoyed the tour. It was a dream come true for all of us!

Easy, short line, great information. Our guide, Laura, was fantastic.

Yahzid was amazing. Very interesting and knowledgeable

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