Special Access: Guided Eiffel Tower Tour

Enjoy our most popular tour, the Eiffel Tower tour with Special Access to the 2nd floor observation deck! You’ll admire panoramic views of Paris, picking out famous sights with the help of our expert guide and learn the history of this iconic monument.


1.5 Hours

Operating Days

Operating Days
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Start Time

Start Time
10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00 & 16:30

Meeting Point

Meeting Point
Palais de Chaillot
Details at Booking

Tour inclusions: you get all of this

  • 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
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

What makes this tour special?

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. Check out our Eiffel Tower guide for more info about visiting the Eiffel Tower and finding your way there.

*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.

Admire Beautiful Views from the Eiffel Tower

Enjoy the best views both of and from the Eiffel Tower on this compact and informative walking tour.

Learn the Eiffel Tower's Unique History

During your Eiffel Tower visit, you’ll enjoy valuable insight from your expert, local guide who will point out the city's major monuments as you explore Paris from above on the second level.

Don't Waste Time Waiting in Line

With our special access you’ll head straight past the long entrance lines at the Eiffel Tower, potentially saving hours of waiting time dedicating them to enjoying more of Paris.

Last 5 Reviews out of 682 Reviews

BARRY 01 March 2017
Our guide Will, was excellent, knowledgeable and engaging.

JÖRG 21 February 2017

ALAN 17 January 2017
An excellent guide , knowledgeable and very communicative

SUNNY 17 January 2017
Great guide, very funny and made it a wonderful experience.

MARK 09 January 2017
Very helpful and informative. Highly recommended and we'll worth paying the extra for the tour

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