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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access by elevator

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$77.26

Skip the notorious long lines at the Eiffel Tower and discover Paris' most famous landmark with a local and passionate guide during this engaging 90-minute tour. Your ticket includes skip-the-line access to the second level of the Eiffel Tower as well as access to the tower's summit, where you can enjoy a view of Paris' skyline from 1,063 feet above the city.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers from 4 years old
- Children younger than age 3 travel free of charge
- In case of bad weather, maintenance, or for safety reasons, the top level of the Eiffel Tower may be closed
- Skip-the-line access of the Eiffel Tower does not exist to the summit; your ticket includes skip-the-line access up to the 2nd floor and standard access to the 3rd floor
- Tickets cannot be modified, exchanged, or refunded
- Please arrive 15 min early to the Eiffel Tower meeting point; latecomers will not be reimbursed
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Description:

Meet your local guide next to the Eiffel Tower for a brief and fascinating introduction that will give you the keys to enjoy Paris' most famous tower to the fullest. Your guide will then take you straight to the second level, bypassing the waiting lines on the ground.

On the second level, you will enjoy anecdotes about the Eiffel Tower and its unique history. You will also learn more about the City of Light, and see many of its highlights from above, including Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, and Les Invalides.

At the end of your guided tour, you will be free to continue exploring the Eiffel Tower on your own and ascend to the summit through a second elevator where even more breathtaking views await. Sip a glass of bubbly from the Champagne bar (own expense) while you admire Paris glittering below.

On your way down, be sure to stop at the first level and walk on new glass floor some 200 dizzying feet above the ground.

Departure:

Departure point:

Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

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Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

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Terms and Conditions:

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Reviews:

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Donald.seltzer

The Skip the Line tour of the Eiffel Tower was a great experience, primarily due to our guide, Alexandre, of Mon Petit Paris tours. He was friendly, knowledgeable, funny, and experienced, so he knew his job and how to do it well. I’ve been to the Eiffel Tower before but his tour gave it a fresh perspective. The Skip the Line option was sooooo worth it - don’t visit anything in Paris without it. We’ve done well with Viator’s tours and this one just reinforced the reason we choose them - they use dependable, knowledgeable, and friendly local talent to make the experience memorable.

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Michael B

My buddy and I were on the 6:30pm tour October 12th, 2019 and had a great time. Visiting the Eiffel Tower is all about seeing the view, not just the tower itself. We left right on time from the meeting spot a few short blocks away, and first we went through a general security line (just to get into the Eiffel entrance area - no tickets are required for this part). Maybe that line took ten minutes or so, and once we got through, our guide walked us through the "skip the line" part that is separate from the regular entrance. That line was super short, and after another security check, we were at the elevator in just a few minutes from beginning to end. Once on the 2nd floor, it's an absolutely stunning view! Maybe best view in the world, imo. The guide was hilarious and took us to all four sides, explaining the history and answering questions along the way. After an hour or so, he walked us over the to the elevator that went to the top - I didn't even realize our tickets included the ride to the top, and that was really a bonus. At this point, the guide said goodbye, and we all went to the top of the Tower - which is stunning as well. I really recommend this tour, as things went about as smooth as they could for a tourist attraction this busy. I give five stars for this tour delivering everything that we had hoped for. On a side note, if it works for your schedule, take a tour that begins in the early evening, as also seeing Paris at night is beautiful as well. We got to see one hour with the sun, and one hour with Paris lit up! There is no time limit when inside the Tower, so you can stay as long as you want once you get inside. Hope this review helps, as I was having a hard time figuring out who actually skipped the line...who walked up the stairs...and who just made it sound like they skipped the line, but actually say they skipped the box office line, but not the actual elevator line up to the 2nd floor. This tour has the tickets when you check in for the tour, and def skips the line to the elevator up into the Tower. We got to meet two of the guides on this tour, and both had sharp sense of humors and were very funny. Highly recommend!

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Shirley W

I had the best time! I actually got lost and missed the first tour but the company was so helpful and let me go on the next one. It worked out so well! I loved our guide (Remy). I learned so much history! And met wonderful people on the tour

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cmcguirefl

wonderful young man that met us and than went with us to the tower, helped us go through the lines and than went up to the 2nd floor and gave us a great history of the tower and pointed out different things that we were looking at. Can't say enough nice things about him.

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alihaberly

Alex was super informed about the history of the Eiffel Tower and his tour was fun and interesting. We were able to skip the line and go right up- it was a great tour!

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Debbie

I found our experience very rewarding. Our tour guide was wonderful and will recommend this to all my clients.

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James K

Our tourguide, Alexandra, was informative and professional. We were with some French friends who were amazed at her French language skills Would highly recommend this tour - well worth the money!

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antonietta k

Wonderful mid evening tour with Remy He was extremely knowledgeable ,charming and witty
A must with Remy !!!

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leslie c

Our guide Remy was great, lots of info when we got to the summit. Take any skip the line tour with Viator well worth the cost to save time. A glass of champagne at the summit ( a little pricy 15 euro) but hec we were there!

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Camilo T

you skip the line to buy a ticket and go to a shorter line to get in....but that is where the fun begins, We had little kids and a stroller and you will go to a security line, which takes a long time, then you get in and go to another security line closer to the elevator,. but then there is another line to get into the elevator, by now all norms of society have failed and people are just shoving and cutting in line. Then you are crammed, CRAMMED into the elevator where you will ride to the next line to the second floor, then you have to wait at another line to go to the summit. If by then you still want to be there, then no worries there are still long lines to pee, to go back down, to get out, to get in and out of the elevator. Our guide quickly dissapeared and we could not catch him since we had a stroller. We have done lots of tours of the tower, this was by far the worse organized.


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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access by elevator
Overview:

Skip the notorious long lines at the Eiffel Tower and discover Paris' most famous landmark with a local and passionate guide during this engaging 90-minute tour. Your ticket includes skip-the-line access to the second level of the Eiffel Tower as well as access to the tower's summit, where you can enjoy a view of Paris' skyline from 1,063 feet above the city.

From USD

$77.26

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