Guided Eiffel Tower Tour

Special Access
4.90
Out of 698 Reviews
  • Duration
    1.5 h.
  • Start time
    10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00 & 16:30
  • Meeting Point
    Palais de Chaillot (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Language
    English

I would highly recommend booking a guided tour instead of waiting in those long lines!

Meredith

Tour Highlights

  • Gain special access to the Eiffel Tower, walking straight past the long lines
  • Discover the amazing history of Paris's 'Dam de fer' from her construction to metamorphosis over time
  • Take in a view you'll never forget from the second floor, soaring 375 ft above the City of Light
  • Enjoy captivating commentary from a local expert guide
  • Groups of just 25 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
Panoramic View from the Eiffel Tower

Admire beautiful views from the Eiffel Tower

Stand in awe of Paris's evocative skyline from the heights of the Eiffel Tower on the second level viewing platform, with a bird's eye tour of the French capital's most important sights.

Guide speaking to group on the effeil tower

Learn About the Eiffel Tower's History

During your visit to the Eiffel Tower, you’ll enjoy the valuable insight of your local expert guide who will tell you all about the history of this legendary 'Dame de fer'.

Eiffel Tower Close Proportion

Save Hours Otherwise Wasted in Line

With our Special Access you’ll head straight past the long entrance lines at the Eiffel Tower, potentially saving yourself hours of wasted vacation time!

Description

Take some time to get acquainted with Paris’s most famous lady on our in-depth Special Access Eiffel Tower Tour. Unlike other operators, we start our tour at Trocadero Plaza, by far the best vantage point from which to photograph the tower.

Follow your guide then, across the Iena Bridge and to the base of the Eiffel Tower, listening all the while to the fascinating history of the original “Dame de Fer” (Iron Lady). The Eiffel Tower was born a rebel. She’s the most photographed woman in the world but if the critics had their way she would never have made her debut. Big, brash, and strong, she was like nothing anyone had ever seen before.

Artists around the country worked tirelessly to stop her construction and then to bring her down but she would defy them all. She’s a survivor; outlasting all of her critics, reinventing herself generation after generation and working her way from outcast to perhaps the world’s greatest icon.

It should have come as no surprise - the man behind her made a career of bucking the establishment; and Gustave Eiffel’s great Tower would eventually be his crowning achievement.

On this special access tour of the Eiffel Tower your expert, English-speaking, guide will reveal the stories behind her creation, near demise, and glorious rise to the top. You’ll have a chance to enjoy her every curve from every angle and to understand the beautiful science that keeps her standing.

Most of her admirers have to wait hours to get the closest of views, but with our special access, you’ll avoid the long general entry queues, gaining faster access to her privileged vantage point overlooking the City of Light. Your guide will accompany you to the dedicated observation deck on the second level, from where they’ll point out the marvels that lay at your feet.

From here, take in iconic sights such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, and Notre Dame while enjoying your guide's insightful and entertaining commentary. After touring Paris from above, you will have the opportunity to buy a ticket to the summit if you so wish. Join us as we explore the beauty and history of the Eiffel Tower.

Love her or hate her, there’s no doubt that even at over 120 years old, she still knows how to put on a show.

Read more

What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Reservation and entrance tickets with Special Access to 2nd floor of Eiffel Tower
  • Audio headsets

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and beverages

Meeting Point

Important notes

  • This tour includes access to the second floor observation deck. Summit access requires a separate ticket that can be purchased directly from the second floor. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on 'Special Access' tours.

FAQs

Guided Eiffel Tower Tour Reviews

5 star
633
4 star
62
3 star
3
2 star
0
1 star
0

Very informative and entertaining...

Very informative and entertaining. He kept the group lively! Great shot of Eiffel Tower as he promised! Found out about City Wonders from Expedia.

Nick was awesome!

Nick was awesome!

Excellent experience...

Excellent experience. Kept group together without a fuss. Interesting commentary very pleased.

View more

Paris tours

View all View more
foot of eiffel tower

Eiffel Tower

View All Tours View more

Get to Know City Wonders

A City Wonders tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make City Wonders so special

You Might Also Like...