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Eiffel Tower Elevator Tour

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Eiffel Tower Elevator Tour


  • An expert local guide who will entertain you as you explore the Eiffel Tower together
  • Elevator ride to the second level, which has exhibits, dining, and shopping
  • Panoramic views of Paris, including the Louvre, Montmartre, and more
  • Fascinating history and highlights from the tower’s storied past
  • Optional upgrade for an elevator to the Eiffel Tower summit and Seine river cruise

Why take this tour?

  1. You want to scale the Eiffel Tower but don’t want to climb it? Take the elevator! Our guide will tell you all about the tower’s engineering, notoriety, and history as you explore France’s most famous monument.
  2. See the intricate structure of the tower fly by from inside your glass-enclosed elevator. Up on the second floor, your guide will help you discover all there is to see and do here. You can visit the macaron bar, pick up an authentic Eiffel Tower souvenir, spot landmarks like the Sacré-Cœur and Grand Palais, and more
  3. Feel free to ask your guide for ideas on what to see and do during the rest of your stay in Paris. All our guides are locals and love sharing insider tips with guests.
  4. To truly experience the Eiffel Tower, you should ride the elevator to the very top — the 906-foot summit. Your tour of the summit is self-guided, but your guide will let you know what to expect. The summit is subject to last-minute closures for safety reasons. If it closes, we’ll refund the summit upgrade portion of your ticket and ensure you still have an incredible time seeing the Eiffel Tower.
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Eiffel Tower with Parisians on the river bank
View of the Seine as seen from the Eiffel Tower
View of Paris from the Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower keychain souvenir for thrifty budget

Meeting point

Meet the ground team from ExperienceFoundry 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 representatives from ExperienceFoundry will be wearing orange hats and holding orange signs that say ExperienceFirst or ExperienceFoundry.

For easier navigation, you can paste these coordinates into Google Maps: 48.857358,2.293079


When does the tour meet? Open Accordion

We have multiple tours daily in the morning and afternoon. Click to book and see the full calendar with current availability!

Is this tour accessible? Open Accordion

This tour is accessible for foldable strollers. However, this tour is not accessible for wheelchairs. If you use a wheelchair, you are encouraged to book a private tour or visit on your own using the Eiffel Tower’s priority entrance.

Will we have to wait in line? Open Accordion

This tour doesn’t include skipping the line. Your guide will purchase tickets for you after you arrive. Please be aware that the wait time to purchase tickets can be up to two hours. However, rest assured that your guide will keep you entertained and provide insightful information about the Eiffel Tower while you wait in line together.

Are there lockers available before we go up? Open Accordion

No. We recommend leaving luggage at your hotel since Eiffel Tower staff reserves the right to refuse entry to those with extra bags.

Is there food and drink available for purchase during the tour? Open Accordion

Yes, you can purchase food and drink on the first and second levels. Your guide will have recommendations on where to eat.

What if it rains? Open Accordion

Our tours run rain or shine. Please check the local forecast and plan accordingly. In rare instances when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or a refund.

What is the rescheduling policy? Open Accordion

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

Are gratuities included? Open Accordion

Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.

49 $ 54 £ 42 C$ 73 A$ 81
€2 more during peak season

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