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. 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.
Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition and holding a sign with the tour name.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour.
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1. She was AMAZING! She had so much information to share, and she was very excited to share it. 2. She smiled the entire time of the tour, and she was extremely polite. 3. She informed our group about everything, so there were no surprises. 4. She inspired me to study more about my culture and the history of Hawaii, so I can share with others( you never know, I might become a tour guide in Hawaii). 5. I loved that all the questions our group asked her, she could answer every question. 6. She also made sure that our group members didn’t get lost, and that we all had a great time.
Our guide was amazing...
Our guide was amazing, you could tell he really loved his job. He had a lot of awesome facts about early France, who knew so many things happened in Paris? I really appreciate giving us such an amazing experience, we had a wonderful time and I would recommend you to anybody who is planning a trip! Thank you!
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