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Eiffel Tower Skip The Line Summit with Host and Optional Cruise

Paris, France
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From HK$856.77

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Bypass the long lines at the Eiffel Tower with this tour that includes summit access. After fast track, skip-the-line access, proceed to the second level to survey the city from the viewing platforms while listening to commentary about Paris culture, traditions, and history. Then, proceed to the summit to see Gustave Eiffel's private apartments and sip Champagne from the onsite bar (own expense).
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets to the Eiffel Tower
  • Learn about Paris culture, traditions, and history
  • Panoramic views from the 2nd and 3rd story viewing platforms
  • Sip Champagne from the onsite bar (own expense)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Unlike most Eiffel Tower tours, this one includes access to the tower's summit.

What's Included

  • Live Guide
  • Eiffel Tower Second Level and Summit Direct Access Ticket
  • Panoramics views of Paris
  • Unlimited time inside the Eiffel Tower
  • Elevator Access to 2nd and Summit Levels
  • Seine River Cruise in option
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 38 Av. de la Bourdonnais
    38 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

    Please do not go directly to the Eiffel tower. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before your Eiffel Tower Tour start time. Check in for your Eiffel tower tour at the meeting location and follow your guide

End point

  • Eiffel Tower
    Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

Ticket redemption point

38 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

What To Expect

Choose an entry time when booking; meet your host near the Eiffel Tower a half hour prior to your scheduled time. 

With your group, stroll the short distance to one of the world's busiest monuments. Bypass the long lines and head straight for the elevators, enjoying speedy and stress-free access to the second floor. Step out with your host to take in some of the best panoramic views in Paris from the viewing platform, 375 feet (114 meters) above the ground. Get a basic orientation to the sights and landmarks visible from your vantage point from your host, then explore the area at your leisure. Snap photos of the Louvre, Les Invalides, Sacré Coeur, and the Champ de Mars, among other standout Parisian highlights. 

After you've had your fill of the second level, proceed to the summit, where you can toast your trip with Champagne from the bar and view Gustave Eiffel's private apartments.

Eiffel Tower

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 4 years old and up
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early
  • Latecomers will not be reimbursed
  • In case of bad weather, maintenance, or for safety reasons, the top level of the Eiffel Tower may be closed
  • During peak times, the access to the venue can take some time to get through the security checkpoint
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please do not go directly to the Eiffel Tower
  • Please meet us as 38 avenue de la Bourdonnais 75007 Paris
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Skip-the-line access to the summit (3rd level) of the Eiffel Tower does not exist; it's only standard access
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Just remember to arrive about 20 minutes before scheduled time and all attractions have security checks, so travel light.
Queues can get a bit long but worth the (not too long) wait
It can get a little scary but I would only say, don't look down.
2,391 reviews
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Good quick way to get to the top
Heather_S, Apr 2023
This is an easy way to get to the top. The guide doesn’t really tell you much so don’t expect a lot of conversation or actual discussion of how and why the Eiffel Tower was constructed. Once he gets you in and walks you up to the first level viewing platform he leaves. Which is fine , but if you were looking for more of a guide this is not the tour for you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Tour!
Niko_Z, Apr 2023
Mauro was a great (and entertaining) tour guide, I recommend this tour. The only issue was that the summit was closed during our tour, and we weren’t aware of the closure.
Totally Disappointed!
Gene_K, Apr 2023
Why Viator doesn’t just email tickets instead of sending you to some obscure ticket office to pick them up I have no idea. Our guided tour to the Eiffel Tower was scheduled for 12:15pm. Would have been a 20 minute cab ride from the hotel, so at 11:15 we went out front to get a taxi. They were running the Paris Marathon at that moment and the cab driver said he couldn’t get there due to the closed streets. We ended up walking for over an hour not knowing where we were going. Wound up 15 minutes late and missed the tour! I explained what happened to the customer service rep and she was extremely rude, saying the only thing she could do was to try and get us on the next tour for an extra $100!! Cost us $230 which we lost. Awful experience, awful customer service. Will never use again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Memorable things that are amazing
Lauren_H, Apr 2023
I have 2 memorable things. 1 is how funny everyone was and how we all go along. 2 was seeing the view and learning what the places were.
Great View
Terry_W, Apr 2023
Salome was a wonderful guide. Very funny and entertaining yet very knowledgeable as well. Definitely pays to skip the lines!!
Great way to see Eiffel Tower!
Annie_L, Apr 2023
Very nice. Hugo was wonderful, and challenged my kids with trivia. If I had to complain about something, it was the number of people there, very crowded, but certainly wasn’t a deal breaker, and would do it again! Hugo saved us a lot of time waiting in lines, they were very long!
Flawless Service
Roberta_R, Apr 2023
Great staff. Fantastic and knowledgeable staff. Location is near the tower, allowing us an jaunt and short history lesson.
Don’t miss skip the line access
Robert_T, Apr 2023
Our guid me Salome was very knowledgable and funny. She kept our attention the whole time. The skip the line access was definitely worth it.
Tower visit
Donna_M, Apr 2023
Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed her explanation and tips as well as helpfulness . Was worth skipping the line and having the guide
Great Experience
SCOTT_W, Apr 2023
Our guide Mauro was great. Skipping the line was the way to go. Good historical overview and a don't miss experience.
Great experience
Jodie_P, Apr 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the tour and its history. We really enjoyed the whole tour. We liked that we were able to explore each level on our own but was offered the history of the tower before leaving the group
Nancy was great
Felicia_V, Apr 2023
Our tour guide Nancy was the best!! She was so knowledgeable about art and you can tell she really enjoys what she does. We loved our tour.
Paris baby !!
Raul_M, Mar 2023
The Eiffel tower skip the line summit was very well worth it if you don’t want to wait in line for an hour or more. Host Kenza was very informative and easy to talk to. She was informative and allowed for Q&A during and before the tour ended.
Great Access & Info
Cesar_R, Mar 2023
Mauro was an excellent guide! We skipped ahead and he shared information about the tower we did not know. He made the trip very enjoyable!
Wonderful trip!
Sarah_S, Mar 2023
Our guide did a great job! Very interesting and friendly. Seamless experience, nice walk over and easy time up.
Eiffel Tower Summit Refund Not Sufficient
corrine_o, Mar 2023
Purchased: 2 tickets to the Eiffel Tower Skip the Line Summit with Host ($86.42 per person). The Summit was not open or not available to us (the guide didn't give a reason but said we would get a refund). Viator offers the "Eiffel Tower Skip the Line 2nd Level Access with Host" for $64.54 - which is the event we actually got. Difference in price = $21.88 per person. Our refund was $21.99 - which covers ONE ticket and we bought TWO. So refund should be approx $43.76. I tried to contact Viator about this but there is no response to my email and I was cut off from a chat. Very frustrating.
Skip this tour
Rozita_Y, Mar 2023
En route to the tour, despite taking an Uber, we encountered heavy traffic. We arrived 10 minutes past the time and the tour guide was gone. We asked the person who was still at the meeting location to let us know how to get in touch with the tour guide and she said she can’t help us. I asked if we could join a later tour or another day and she said no. I tried to chat with a Viator rep to figure out an alternate option and no one appeared on the chat. I tried a few minutes after and still no response.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The highlight was...
Karen_F, Mar 2023
The highlight was Catalina (from Maldova) showing us the various landmarks from the second floor. Thanks!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Paige_K, Mar 2023
Tour guide, Catalina, was great however the Eiffel Tower was closed due to the strike day so was very short and sweet.
Cancelled Without Notice
Brody_M, Mar 2023
Unfortunately our Tour Guide closed without notice. There were ongoing protests at the time and I can understand why they closed but it was disappointing that nobody let us know. It took a lot of effort for us to get to the location on time just to find out it was cancelled. I should note that the Viator agent was very helpful in trying to get in contact with the Tour Guide and get us rebooked. This review is only a refection of History Group Tours, not Viator
1 traveler found this review helpful


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