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Eiffel Tower Summit: Skip the Line Tickets & Optional River Cruise

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A 2.5-hour guided tour of the Summit, Floor 2 and Floor 1. Upgrade to add a cruise

  • Your tour guide will whisk you away from the entry crowds straight to the Summit elevator queue on Floor 2
  • Take the lift to the highest point of Eiffel tower for a panoramic view of Paris
  • Gather fun facts about the Eiffel Tower and nearby landmarks from your guide
  • After you're done at the Summit, head down to Floor 1 for a range of fun activities
  • 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)
  • Free entry for children aged 3 and below accompanying an adult
  • These tickets cannot be canceled, rescheduled or refunded
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Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor: Skip the Line Tickets & Optional River Cruise

Skip the Line
1.5 Hour Guided Tour
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A 1.5-hour guided tour of Floor 2 and Floor 1. Upgrade with a Seine River cruise.

  • Skip long queues on this 1.5-hour guided tour to explore the Eiffel Tower like never before
  • Situated at a height of 377ft, the Eiffel Tower’s Floor 2 is home to Paris’ most famous observation deck, offering unobstructed views of popular Parisian attractions
  • On your way down, stop at the first floor of the Eiffel and take a stroll on the transparent glass floor, an experience out of the ordinary!
  • Round off your Parisian affair with an optional Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Cruise (valid anytime within 6 months from purchase)
  • Free entry for children aged 3 and below accompanying an adult
  • These tickets cannot be canceled, rescheduled or refunded
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Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience

1.5 - 2 Hour Guided Tour
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Flexible Cancellation

2-hour guided tour of the Eiffel Tower with optional summit experience

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Infants aged 3 and below do not require a ticket. Children aged 4 to 11 yrs enjoy reduced ticket prices
  • These tickets can be canceled up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund
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Skip the Line Eiffel Tower Entry & Audioguide

Skip the Line
Audio Guide
Mobile Tickets
Flexible Cancellation

Enjoy skip-the-line entry into Paris' renowned landmark. Audio guide in 10 languages included.

  • Skip the ticket queues and take the elevator to the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Walk across transparent glass floors and see Paris sprawl out from under you
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Eiffel Tower with your audio guide available in 10 languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Korean)
  • The second floor awaits at a dizzying height of 115 meters and even better panoramas of the city
  • Infants aged 3 and below do not require a ticket. Children aged 4 to 11 yrs enjoy reduced ticket prices
  • These tickets can be canceled up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund
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Eiffel Tower: Morning Access with Summit Option

1.5 - 2 Hour Tour
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Flexible Cancellation

An early-morning tour of the international symbol of love. Optional summit experience.

  • Catch the Eiffel Tower in its morning glory, quiet and less crowded with these tickets
  • Make your way to the second floor and witness the magnificence of the Arc de Triomphe, Seine River, Montmartre district, Champs Elysees, the Louvre and all of Paris basking in the soft morning light
  • Pick up interesting trivia about the Eiffel Tower including architectural challenges and its original color
  • Get to the Summit via lift and contemplate the beauty of Paris from atop the Eiffel before the crowd kicks in
  • As per the Eiffel Tower rules, skip the line access is limited to the second-floor elevator. For safety reasons, elevator queues are in place to the summit to regulate crowds at the top
  • Infants aged 3 and below do not require a ticket. Children aged 4 to 11 yrs enjoy reduced ticket prices
  • These tickets can be canceled up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund
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Eiffel Tower Morning Guided Tour with Breakfast

Guided Tour
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72 Hour Cancellation
Includes Breakfast

An early visit to Paris' renowned attraction. Includes a light snack.

  • Visit the Eiffel Tower early in the morning on a guided tour and avoid the long queues that form in the daytime and evening hours
  • Enjoy a croissant with coffee before your ascent of the Eiffel Tower
  • Admire Sacre-Coeur in Montmartre, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame, the Pantheon, and the Louvre Museum from atop the Eiffel Tower
  • Feel free to spend as much time as you’d like on both floors of the Eiffel Tower
  • 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
  • Infants aged 3 and below do not require a ticket
  • These tickets can be canceled up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund
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Eiffel Tower Skip the Line, City Tour & Seine River Cruise

Skip the Line
Guided Tour
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Eiffel Tower

All-inclusive Paris day tour with stops at its iconic landmarks. Audio guide included.

  • Make the most of your visit to Paris on this comprehensive 4-hour tour, giving you the best of what the French capital has to offer
  • Kick-start your exploration with a wholesome city tour in a comfortable AC coach, fully equipped with a multilingual audio guide
  • Follow it up with an unforgettable 60-minute Seine River Cruise and enjoy a distinctive sightseeing experience from a unique vantage point
  • Finally, visit the most iconic attraction of Paris, the Eiffel Tower with Skip the Line Tickets to the 2nd floor
  • Experience the splendor of Paris at night by picking the ‘Paris by Night’ option
  • Infants aged 2 and below do not require a ticket. Children aged 3 to 11 yrs enjoy reduced ticket prices
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 72hrs before schedule
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Dinner at the Eiffel Tower with Skip the Line Access

Skip the Line
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Best of Paris

Exquisite dinner with nighttime views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower

  • Make your way to the iconic Parisian landmark, the Eiffel Tower, for a visual and culinary treat
  • Enjoy a delicious French-style snack with cheese and cold cuts on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Spot Parisian monuments such as the Louvre, Orsay Museum and more, all lit up gorgeously in the night
  • Skip the lines to get to the first floor of the Tower, where you can relax and relish your meal
  • Ages 2 yrs and below go free. Ages 3-11 yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 72hrs before scheduled
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Lunch at the Eiffel Tower with Skip the Line Access

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Best of Paris

Enjoy a delectable French Lunch at the Eiffel Tower, with sweeping views of Paris to keep you company

  • Relax and unwind on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, with a delicious French-style meal high above the Paris streets
  • Take in broad panoramic vistas of the city of Paris and spot all the major monuments from the terrace on the first floor
  • Enjoy priority access for a rapid lift up to the first floor, letting you skip the lines and head inside directly
  • Gain access to the second floor through the staircase and catch stunning views of Paris from your vantage point high up.
  • Ages 2 yrs and below go free. Ages 3-11 yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund upon canceling 72 hours before schedule
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Eiffel Tower Tickets

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.

Eiffel Tower Tickets: Your Ticket Options Explained

Eiffel Tower summit tickets
Summit Access

The Eiffel Tower summit is the highest floor accessible by visitors. It can be reached only via its own elevator, which is located on the 2nd floor.

Most Eiffel Tower tickets provide access to the 1st and 2nd floors. An upgrade option to the summit is often available, for which you need to pay an additional amount. With an Eiffel Tower summit access ticket, you can take the elevator from the 2nd floor and head straight to the top.  From here, you can observe landmarks like the Seine River, Louvre Museum, Champs Elysees and more.

Eiffel Tower Stairs tickets
Stairs vs Elevator Access

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.

Eiffel Tower tour
Guide vs Host

There are several ways to explore the Eiffel Tower.

You can opt for solo travel, where you make your way up via standard entry tickets.

If you select a guided Eiffel Tower tour, a professional multilingual tour guide will take you up-close and personal with all aspects of the landmark and enlighten you with interesting trivia and history.

If you opt for a host, they will accompany you from the entrance, help you get past the lines and take you up to your selected floor. Based on your preference, you can select a tour guide or host to accompany you up the Eiffel Tower. 

Which Eiffel Tower Ticket Should You Choose?

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 avoid 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 summit 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

Eiffel Tower Levels

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

The Ground Esplanade at the base of the Tower. The gardens, information center and ticket offices can be found on this Eiffel Tower level. The four pillars of the Tower -- North, South, East and West -- can be found here. 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 Esplanade gardens and the statue of Gustave Eiffel’s, 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. 

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 Pillar and if you opt for the elevator, you can go via the East or West Pillars. If you decide to take the elevator, make sure to book your Eiffel Tower tickets in advance.

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.

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

You can dine at the Eiffel Tower's legendary 58 Tour Restaurant (currently under renovation), La Bulle Parisienne, or at other buffet places.

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

Yes. You can take an elevator to the first floor. It is located in the East and West pillars of the Eiffel Tower.

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.

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, dine and buy souvenirs.

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.

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.

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.

Eiffel Tower Entrances

Eiffel Tower pillars
East and West Pillars

If you plan to take the elevator to the Eiffel Tower second floor, you can go to either the East or West Pillar. Keep an eye out for a green and yellow flag. If you have already purchased a ticket, make your way towards the green flag which will lead you directly to the entrance. If you haven’t purchased a ticket, join the queues near the yellow flag, which is placed at the ticket counter. You can find a ticket booth at each pillar.

Eiffel Tower stairs
South Pillar

If you’re planning to take the stairs to the first or second floor of the Eiffel Tower, head to the South Pillar. There are 674 steps to the second floor. If you have already purchased your ticket, you can go directly to the entrance that is marked by a blue flag. If you haven’t booked one yet, you can make your purchase at the ticket counter at the South Pillar. 

Plan Your Visit to the Eiffel Tower

Opening Hours
Getting There
Entrances
Skip-the-Line
Facilities
What are Eiffel Tower Hours?

Eiffel Tower hours are: From 13 June - 29 August, lift access is available between 09:00 AM to 12:45 AM with last ascent at 11:00 PM; stair access is available between 09:00 AM to 12:30 AM with last ascent before midnight.

The rest of the year, lift access is available between 09:30 AM to 11:45 PM with last ascent before 11:00 PM.; stair access is available between 09:30 AM to 06:30 PM.

When is the Eiffel Tower closed?

The Eiffel Tower is open all year round. On Bastille Day, it will close at 02:00 PM.

What is the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower?

October to December and January to March is the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower. You will experience lesser crowds and pleasant weather.

Where is the Eiffel Tower located?

Eiffel Tower location is Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France.

How can I get to the Eiffel Tower?

You can get to the Eiffel Tower by car, metro, RER, bus, boat and by bicycle.

What train route can I take to get to the Eiffel Tower?

By metro, you can take Lines 9, 8 and 6; by RER, you can take Line C to get to the Eiffel Tower.

What bus route can I take to get to the Eiffel Tower?

You can take Line 82 and 42 to get to the Eiffel Tower

Where can I enter the Eiffel Tower?

Eiffel Tower entrances are located in the East, West and South Pillars. If you plan on taking the stairs, you can go to the South Pillar; if you’re taking the elevator, you can go to either the East or West Pillars.

Can persons with disabilities access the Eiffel Tower?

Yes. Lifts are available to accommodate those with disabilities, allowing them to enjoy a complete Eiffel Tower experience.

How do I get to the Esplanade?

You can enter the Esplanade from the South and East entrances of the Eiffel Tower gardens. These are located at the base of the tower.

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

Most tickets allow you to visit the Eiffel Tower summit by paying an additional amount for the upgrade. You can go up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower using either the elevator or the stairs and take the summit-specific elevator from there.

How can I skip the lines at the Eiffel Tower?

Avoid the long lines by purchasing skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tickets. With these, you get priority access to the second floor and can additionaly opt for an upgrade to the Summit as well.

What is the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower?

The Eiffel Tower experiences maximum crowds during summer, between June-September. With skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tickets, you can avoid the long queues and head straight up to the second floor and the summit. Alternatively, you can visit the tower between September to December or March to June for pleasant weather and less crowds.

What floors can I access with skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tickets?

Depending on your ticket, you can access either the second floor or the summit with your skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tickets.

Why should I buy skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tickets?

If you buy skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tickets, not only do you avoid long queues, but you get an informative tour guide along, priority access by elevator to the second floor and more.

What facilities are available for persons with disabilities?

They can access the 2nd floor by the elevator; special washrooms are available on the ground floor; audio inductions loops for those with hearing difficulties.

Are changing facilities for babies available at the Eiffel Tower?

Yes. The first and second floors are equipped with changing stations.

Is there a place to store my luggage at the Eiffel Tower?

No. As of now, no such facility has been made available. You may keep your baggage at storage facilities available nearby

Eiffel Tower Restaurants

Your Eiffel Tower experience is incomplete without indulging in some delightful French cuisine. The cherry on top? Jaw-dropping views of the City of Love, of course. Another benefit? By booking a meal at Le Jules Verne or Le 58 Tour Eiffel, you can skip the long lines and directly head to the second floor!

Visiting the Eiffel Tower - Tips

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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. 

4. 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 

5. 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.

6. 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

7. 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.

8. Walk a little farther away from the tower to click the perfect photo. If you’re standing too close, you might not be able to get a complete picture of the towering landmark.

9. Keep your belongings close to you; the Eiffel Tower is a favorite spot for thieves due to the large crowds.

10. Pick up a souvenir of Paris and the Eiffel Tower at shops on the first and second floors

Eiffel Tower Tickets - FAQ

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

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.

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

There are four basic tickets available: one grants access to the 2nd floor via lift, the second takes you to the summit via 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.

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

Yes, you can get skip-the-line tickets for 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.

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

Yes. By purchasing a ticket to the top of the Eiffel Tower, you can access all other floors as well.

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

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.

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

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.

7. What are Eiffel Tower timings?

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.

8. Is the Eiffel Tower wheelchair-accessible?

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.

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

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.