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Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor: Guided Tour & Optional River Cruise

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1 hr. - 2 hr. 30 min.
Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • Skip the line to the 2nd floor of Paris’ most beloved landmark, the Eiffel Tower.
  • At 115 meters tall, the 2nd floor boasts Paris’ most famous observatory that offers breathtaking views of Parisian sights nearby.
  • From the elevated heights of this tower, gaze out at the Seine, the Louvre, the Grand Palais, Montmartre, Notre-Dame, the Champs-Elysées, and more.
  • Enjoy the company of your expert bilingual (English and French-speaking) guide who will share insight and stories about this cherished attraction.
  • On your way back down, feel free to stop at the Eiffel Tower’s first floor for a stroll along its exceptional glass floor.
  • Spend as much time cruising around the Eiffel Tower post-tour- you're free to stay as long as you'd like (within operating hours).
  • Upgrade your ticket to include a Seine River Cruise to your Parisian adventure (valid for 6 months from the date of purchase).
  • Please note: if you choose to buy the Seine Cruise tickets (optional), the tickets will be provided by your guide after or during the Eiffel Tower tour, and not in your ticket email.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Eiffel Tower Summit: Guided Tour & Optional River Cruise

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1 hr. 30 min. - 3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Gather fun facts about the Eiffel Tower and nearby landmarks from your expert English-speaking guide.
  • After your 1.5-hr guided tour, explore the iconic Parisian landmark on your own for as long as you'd like (within the operating hours).
  • Take the lift to the highest point of the Eiffel tower for a panoramic view of Paris.
  • Tip: Our guests love taking a walk across the glass floor on Floor 1.
  • Upgrade your experience with a Seine River Cruise and enjoy seeing Paris from the waters (valid within 6 months of purchase).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience

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1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Embark upon this climbing expedition to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower for an unbeaten experience.
  • Conquer the stride with your professional guide and uncover, step by step, the history of the tower and the sights around you.
  • On your way down, stop at the first floor of the Eiffel and take a stroll on the famous glass floor, allowing you to truly step out of the ordinary.
  • Take advantage of your optional ticket to upgrade your experience with access to the Summit Level (with elevator).
  • This tour will last from 2 to 4 hours depending on the crowds at the Eiffel Tower and restrictions due to construction, weather, and security. Please note that this is not a skip-the-line tour.
  • Please note that depending upon your date and time of visit there may be a waiting time ranging between 20 to 90 minutes in the queues before beginning your climb up the Eiffel Tower.
  • Please note the guide will have to purchase your ticket on the day of visit which may lead to some waiting time.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Combo: Eiffel Tower Summit Guided Tour + Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Guided Tour
  • Use this super-saver pass to get skip-the-line access to two iconic Parisien landmarks: the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum.
  • An expert bilingual (English and French-speaking) guide will lead you on a 1.5-hour Eiffel Tower Summit tour.
  • After the tour, you are free to explore the attraction on your own.
  • If you upgrade your ticket, you can even enjoy a 1-hour Seine River cruise to admire Paris from its glistening waters.
  • At the Louvre, get guaranteed entry within 30 minutes and get access to the temporary collections inside the museum (depending on availability).
  • Your ticket also grants you free admission to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix within 48 hours.
  • While you're here, check out incredible collections of art including the Mona Lisa and Liberty Leading The People.
  • Spend as much time as you like inside the Louvre Museum with these tickets that are valid for the entire day.
  • Skip the line access to the Eiffel Tower led by an expert bilingual (English and French-speaking) tour guide
  • 1.5-hr guided tour of the Eiffel Tower
  • Access to the summit of the Tower
  • 1-hr Seine River cruise (optional)
  • Guaranteed access to the Louvre within 30 minutes
  • Access to temporary exhibits at the Louvre and free admission to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix

Infants aged 3 and under can visit the Eiffel Tower for free.

At the Louvre, entry is free for children under the age of 18 and European Union citizens under the age of 26 but they will need to get a physical ticket at the venue owing to the new COVID-19 rules and regulations. Also, please display a valid ID at the entrance of the museum for proof of age

Note: For the Louvre, we only sell adult tickets (+18 years for non-EU and + 26 years from EU). We do not sell free tickets. If visitors are eligible for it, they will have to reserve a ticket online through the official Louvre website owing to the new COVID-19 rules and regulations. The link will be sent in the confirmation email.

  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

About 130 years ago, to commemorate 100 years of the French Revolution, a competition was organized by the Universal Exposition with the aim to construct a 300-meter-long tower. Out of a massive 107 proposals, Gustave Eiffel’s was the winning one. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Colloquially known today as the ‘Iron Lady’, the Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Parisian culture, economy, and industrial strength. Embedded with about five billion lights, one can see this architectural marvel from every corner of Paris. It’s no surprise that the Eiffel Tower receives a footfall of about 7 million visitors each year, making it the fourth most visited monument in the world. 

A visit to the City of Love is incomplete without visiting the Eiffel Tower. With an Eiffel Tower ticket, visitors have access to the first floor, second floor, and the summit, entry to some of the finest restaurants in the city, and unparalleled views of Paris.

Your Eiffel Tower Ticket Options Explained

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Eiffel Tower Stairs tickets

Stairs vs Elevator Access

Duration: 1.5 - 2.5 hours

You can access the 1st and 2nd floors by taking either the Eiffel Tower stairs or the elevator. To reach the 2nd floor, you need to climb about 674 steps. While taking the stairs is the faster, less crowded option to reach the 1st and 2nd floors, the ascent might be tiring and time-consuming. Taking an elevator to the 1st and 2nd floors is the faster option of the two, although you would need to be mindful of the crowds. 

Stairs to the summit cannot be accessed by the public. You can reach the summit only via a separate elevator on the 2nd floor.

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Combo Tours

There is a lot to see in Paris. If you want to save money but also explore as much as possible, combo tickets are the way to go. These tickets allow you to cover two attractions and are an absolute money saver. You can choose between visiting the Palace of VersaillesDisneyland Paris, or going on a Seine River Cruise, along with the Eiffel Tower.

These Eiffel tickets also offer skip-the-line entry, making your experience a hassle-free one. Many combo tours include a guided visit to the tower. If not, you can take advantage of the audio guides available at these attractions to ensure that you have a fruitful visit.

What is the Best Way to Book Your Eiffel Tower Tickets? Book Online Tickets

The best way to get hold of your Eiffel Tower tickets is to buy them online. You will be able to get amazing deals and make advanced bookings. And, it also gives you a safe and limited contact experience with many additional benefits.

Convenience: You can skip the long queues and book your tickets with just a click. You’ll also get 24/7  customer service on phone, email, or chat. 

Advanced Reservation: You can plan your trip in advance and avoid any disappointments like tickets selling out.

Discounts: The Eiffel Tower ticket prices start at €36. You can avail of some of the best discounts and book combo tours that allow you to visit popular attractions in Paris along with the Eiffel Tower. 

Safety: Online booking of tickets allow for safe transactions.

Which Eiffel Tower Ticket Should You Choose?

Trouble deciding which is the best Eiffel Tower ticket is best suited for you? Here is a quick guide to help you make that choice:

1. If you’re short on time

The best way to make the most of your Eiffel Tower experience is by opting for skip-the-line tickets. With these, you can quickly bypass the long queues and take the elevator straight to either the second floor or the summit.

2. If you’re on a budget

If you’re traveling on a budget, you can opt for going up using the Eiffel Tower stairs and not the lift. While the ascent is steep, tickets for stairs access are much cheaper as compared to elevator access. 

3. If you’re looking for a guided tour

There are a variety of tickets you can choose from if you would like a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower. Your professional tour guide is usually multi-lingual and will enlighten you with history, facts, construction details, and other interesting trivia about the Eiffel Tower. You can alternatively also opt for a portable, multilingual audio guide that you can simply plug into and carry along on your visit.  

4. If you’re looking for the complete Eiffel Tower experience

We recommend opting for tickets that give you access to the Eiffel Tower top floor and add-ons like a cruise along the River Seine. This will give you a wholesome Parisian experience, allowing you to catch a glimpse of the city’s vibrant landscape and iconic monuments. 

5. If you’re looking for a romantic experience

Eiffel Tower restaurants are known worldwide for their romantic ambiance and delectable French cuisine. If you’re looking to spend a romantic evening with your partner, opt for a ticket that provides a meal at the Eiffel Tower

6. If you wish to explore further:

You can explore beyond the Eiffel Tower by opting for the super saver combo ticket that includes access to one/two other attractions in Paris. You can choose to explore the Palace of Versailles or go on a Seine cruise. This will allow you a chance to delve deeper into the history and culture of the capital of the arts, Paris.

Eiffel Tower Levels

Apart from the Esplanade, which is the base on which the tower stands, the Eiffel tower is divided into three levels — the first level, the second level, and the summit.

Ground Esplanade
First Floor
Second Floor
What is the Ground Esplanade?

The Esplanade is the base of the Tower. The gardens, information center, and ticket offices can be found on this level. The four pillars of the Tower — North, South, East, and West — can be found here, and it is from here that you can access the tower. East and West towers lead you to the elevator, while the South takes you to the stairs.

What can I do at the Ground Esplanade of the Eiffel Tower?

You can visit the gardens and the statue of Gustave Eiffel, view the century-old lift machinery or stop by the fast-food restaurants and gift shop.

Is there any entry fee to visit the Ground Esplanade?

 No. It is the only Eiffel Tower level where entry is free. 

What can I do on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower?

The most attractive feature on the first floor is the opaque, glass flooring. Along with this, you can visit popular restaurants, watch a cinema projection, shop at the boutique, and be a part of the seasonal cultural shows.

How do I get to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower?

You can access the first floor by either the elevator or stairs. If you opt for stairs, head towards the South entrance and if you opt for the elevator, you can go via the East or West entrances. If you decide to take the elevator, make sure to book your Eiffel Tower tickets in advance.

Is the first floor of the Eiffel Tower accessible by elevator?

Yes. You can take an elevator to the first floor. You can access the elevator from the East and West pillars of the Eiffel Tower.

What are my dining options on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower?

You can dine at the Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie or at The Buffet here.

What can I do on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower?

The Eiffel Tower second floor is an excellent spot to observe the city’s landmarks like Louvre Museum, have a meal and buy souvenirs.

How do I get to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower?

You can take the elevator or the stairs to the Eiffel Tower second floor. You can find the elevator in the East and West Pillars, while the staircase is located in the South Pillar. Ensure that you book your tickets in advance in case you decide to take the elevator.

Should I take the stairs or elevator to the second floor?

The elevator is the faster option of the two to reach the Eiffel Tower second floor. While taking the stairs might be time-consuming since you’ll have to climb 674 steps, it’s an excellent way to actually take in the inner construction details and design of the tower.

What are my dining options on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower?

At the Eiffel Tower second floor, you can dine at the Jules Verne, a Michelin-star restaurant or at their in-house buffet. You can also stop for dessert at their Macaroon Bar.

What can I do at the top of the Eiffel Tower?

You can explore Gustave Eiffel’s office, witness a model of the top of the tower, enjoy a drink at the champagne bar, take photos and enjoy an awe-inspiring view of the sprawling city.

How do I get to the top of the Eiffel Tower?

There’s only one way to get to the Eiffel Tower summit: via a separate elevator on the 2nd floor. You will have to take either the stairs or the elevator to the 2nd floor, and then board the elevator to the summit. The stairway to the summit is not accessible by the public.

Do I need a separate ticket to access the summit of the Eiffel Tower?

Yes. Most tickets offer access to the 1st and 2nd floors. Eiffel Tower Summit access is an optional upgrade you would need to purchase to make your way to the top.

What can I see from the summit of the Eiffel Tower?

The Eiffel Tower summit is one of the highest observation decks in Europe. It offers a splendid view of Paris’ main attractions such as the Louvre Museum, Seine River and Grand Palace.

Eiffel Tower Highlights

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Enjoy the Views of Paris

It goes without saying that one of the reasons most people climb the Eiffel Tower is to catch the views of Paris it offers. There are observation decks on the second floor and the summit level of the tower. Both offer spectacular views and you can spot several Parisian landmarks like the Louvre, Seine River, Champs Elysees, Notre Dame de Paris, Champ de Mars, and more.

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Eiffel Tower Entrances

The Eiffel Tower has a choice of entrances located in the East, West and South Pillars, and the one you should take depends on whether you want to take the stairs or the lift to the top.

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Plan Your Visit to the Eiffel Tower

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Visitor Tips

  • If you plan on visiting the Eiffel Tower — particularly the summit — we recommend booking your tickets well in advance since tickets to the top get sold out quickly.
  • It is also essential that you book your Eiffel Tower tickets online. If not, you would have to wait for hours at the ticket counter, and might not get access to the floors you would like to visit.
  • A great way to save time is by taking the steps on your way back down. Lines for the lifts are generally long and crowded. 
  • If you would like to know the inner workings of this landmark, including history, construction, and other general trivia, we highly recommend opting for a guided Eiffel Tower tour.
  • June-September is the busiest time of the year for a visit. If you would like relatively lesser crowds, October-December and January-March would be the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower.
  • If you plan to have a meal at the Eiffel Tower, it is best to make a reservation at one of the restaurants well in advance.
  • Download the Eiffel Tower app on your smartphone before your visit. The audio guide covers every subject related to the structure, including history, design and construction, neighboring landmarks, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Eiffel Tower Tickets

Q. Are Eiffel Tower tickets available online?

A. Yes. You can book your Eiffel Tower tickets online. Stairs access can be booked online or on the spot, while lift access can be only reserved online.

Q. What are the type of tickets available for visiting the Eiffel Tower?

A. There are four basic tickets available: one grants access to the 2nd floor via a lift, the second takes you to the summit via a lift, the third takes you to the 2nd floor via the stairs and the fourth takes you to the summit via stairs to the 2nd floor and then a lift to the top. Additionally, you can choose between a self-guided tour as well as guided tour or combo tour so you can explore more of Paris.

Q. How much is a ticket to Eiffel Tower?

A, The Eiffel Tower ticket price depends on the type of ticket you choose. The ticket prices start at €36 and can go up to €150.

Q. Are skip-the-line tickets available for Eiffel Tower?

A. Yes. Skip-the-line tickets for Eiffel Tower are available. Purchasing these tickets online is highly recommended to avoid waiting for 30 minutes to 1 hour in line.

Q. How much is a skip-the-line ticket to Eiffel Tower?

A. A skip-the-line ticket with access to the Eiffel Tower summit costs €63. However, choosing a guided tour or a combo ticket with skip-the-line access would be a more budget-friendly option for visiting the Eiffel Tower.

Q. Can I skip the line with guided tours at Eiffel Tower?

A. Yes, you can get Skip-the-line access with your guided Eiffel Tower tours at the Eiffel Tower. With these tickets, you get hassle-free entry and can go either to the 2nd floor, or right to the summit.

Q. How much does a Eiffel guided tour ticket cost?

A. A guided tour of the Eiffel Tower can cost you anywhere between €36 to €150, depending on whether you choose tickets with access to the second floor or the summit, take the elevator or stairs to the top and if you decide to pick a combo tour that allows you access to one of the other popular attractions in Paris, such as Disneyland Paris.

Q. Does a ticket to the top of the Eiffel Tower allow you to visit the 1st and 2nd floors?

A. Yes. By purchasing a ticket to the top of the Eiffel Tower, you can access the first and second floors as well.

Q. How much is a ticket to Eiffel Tower second floor?

A. Depending on the type of ticket you choose, the Eiffel Tower second floor ticket price can be anywhere between €36 to €84.

Q. I bought a ticket to the 2nd floor and now want to visit the top of the Eiffel Tower, is that possible?

A. No. Your destination is determined by the ticket you decide to purchase. You will not be able to go to the top of the tower if you have purchased a ticket to the 2nd level. You can upgrade your tickets to include summit access.

Q. How much is a ticket to Eiffel Tower summit?

A. A Eiffel Tower ticket with access to the summit is priced between €47 to €63.

Q. What is the cancelation policy for Eiffel Tower tickets?

A. It depends on the Eiffel Tower ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation.

Q. Is lift access available at the Eiffel Tower?

A. Yes, lift access is available at the Eiffel Tower. However, lift tickets can only be reserved online and visitors are encouraged to take the stairs over the lift.

Q. Are Eiffel Tower stairs open?

A. Yes. You can use the Eiffel Tower stairs to go up to the 2nd floor. One staircase has been designated to go up, while the other is for solely coming back down.

Q. What are Eiffel Tower hours?

A. Eiffel Tower timings a 9 AM to 12:45 PM (last ascent at 11:45 PM) all days of the week, for both lift and stairs.

Q. Should I take the stairs or the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower?

A. While the stairs are cheaper, climbing 674 steps to the 2nd level is not an easy task. Depending on your ticket, you can take an elevator to the top. You can climb up the stairs to the 1st and 2nd levels of the Eiffel Tower, or take an elevator directly to the 2nd floor, look around, and then head by elevator to the summit.

Q. What are Eiffel Tower timings?

A. Admission to the tower, elevator and stairs generally begins from 09:00 AM all year round. From January to June and September to December, the tower is open till 11:00 PM, while from June to September, it is open till midnight.

Q. Is the Eiffel Tower wheelchair-accessible?

A. Yes. Wheelchair access is available for visitors up to the 1st and 2nd floors. It is not recommended that visitors with disabilities visit the summit.

Q. How long does it take to visit the Eiffel Tower?

A. If you go up to the 2nd level, the visit could take about 1.5 hours, while if you go up to the summit, you could spend about 2.5 hours. Moreover, depending on whether you opt to take the stairs or the elevator, timings may vary.

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