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Eiffel Tower Guided Climb

The symbol of Paris as it was meant to be seen

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Eiffel Tower Guided Climb

Tour Includes

  • An expert local guide who will entertain you as you climb and share tips on what to see and do inside the tower.
  • A guided climb to the second level, featuring exhibits, dining options, and souvenir shopping.
  • The chance to learn about the tower’s history, engineering, and lore.
  • A visit to the first level of the Eiffel Tower where you can see the forecourt through the transparent floor.
  • Incredible views of the Louvre, Montmartre, Les Invalides, and more.
  • Optional upgrades for the Eiffel Tower summit and a Seine river cruise.

Why take this tour?

  1. We offer an elevator tour of the Eiffel Tower, too, but if you had us pick our favorite, we’d choose this one. Why? You get to experience this monument best by seeing it from the inside as you climb. It’s immersive, engaging, surprising.
  2. Don’t take our word for it — French engineer Gustave Eiffel believed it was the best way to see his creation. That’s what led us to create the world’s first guided climbing tour of the Eiffel Tower.
  3. Every tour is led by a local who’s an expert on the tower and things to do in Paris, so bring your questions. Our guides love sharing tips on what to do at the tower (like trying the macaron bar on the second level or champagne at the summit), and they’re happy to give recommendations on how to enjoy the rest of your time in Paris.
  4. We also include optional upgrades to help you make the most of your visit. You can take an elevator to the top of the tower and then relax on a cruise down the Seine. As a bonus, your cruise ticket is valid for up to a year after your tour.
  5. Pro tip
    Bring your camera. The views from the second floor are incredible. It’s 377 feet off the ground, but it’s not the height that’s impressive. It’s the panorama of Paris — the Sacré-Cœur, Arc de Triomphe, Montparnasse Tower, the Seine, and more. Seeing all these landmarks from above is a great way to kick off your tour of Paris!
  6. Summit upgrade
    Visiting the summit is the ultimate Eiffel Tower experience. You even get to see Gustave Eiffel’s private office! Your visit to the summit is self-guided, but your guide has tips for what to see. However, 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.
  7. Seine river cruise upgrade
    See Paris from the water as you enjoy a one-hour Seine river cruise with on-board live commentary included. Your guide will explain how to find the boat, and your ticket is valid anytime within a year of the date of your tour.
Andrew and his mom under the Eiffel Tower before the first climb
Tour group at the Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower with Parisians on the river bank
Champs de Mars for a budget picnic near the Eiffel Tower
View of the Eiffel Tower over Paris
view of the forecourt below the eiffel tower from first floor

Meeting point

Outside of the South Security Entrance of the Eiffel Tower


How much climbing is there? Open Accordion

It’s about 700 steps to reach the second level. We climb at a comfortable, moderate pace, and there’s a break halfway through on the first floor. If mobility is a concern, we recommend our guided tour via the elevator.

Will we have to wait in line? Open Accordion

You’ll avoid the long elevator lines, but everyone waits in the entry line. In peak season, this could be 45-90 minutes. Luckily, your guide will keep you entertained to help the time fly by.

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. Foldable strollers also aren’t allowed on the climb.

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, and there are restrooms here as well. Your guide will have recommendations on where to eat.

What is the refund and rescheduling policy? Open Accordion

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time for this tour. We also offer rescheduling to another date the tour is running at no extra cost if you’re unable to make this tour. Please keep in mind there are no refunds available if you have already rescheduled your tour.

Where does this tour end? Open Accordion

The guided portion of your tour ends on the second level. If you’ve selected the upgrade, you can continue your visit at the summit. You can walk or take the elevator back down whenever you’re ready.

What if it rains? Open Accordion

Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

What about gratuities? 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.

€5 more during peak season

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