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Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide and Optional Summit Upgrade

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Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide and Optional Summit Upgrade

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icon2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Overview

See a different side of Paris’s ‘Iron Lady’ on a guided climbing tour of the Eiffel Tower. Take the slow and scenic route and climb the stairs! Learn all about the construction, controversies, and mystique surrounding the iconic tower from a guide as you ascend to the first and second levels, admiring Gustave Eiffel’s intricate design from angles and viewpoints that most visitors miss. It’s an adventurous way to go behind the scenes—and under the beams—of one of the world’s most popular attractions.
  • Climbing tour of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Take the stairs to the first and second levels of the famous monument
  • Learn about the history and engineering of the tower from a guide while climbing
  • Athletic challenge ideal for those in good physical shape
  • Walk out onto the glass floor suspended 57 meters above the ground on the 1st floor
  • Upgrade to include an elevator ride to the summit

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Instead of taking the elevator, participants on this tour take the stairs up the Eiffel Tower. 
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Professional guide
Reservation and entrance tickets to the 1st and 2nd floors of the Eiffel Tower
Small group of 15 people max or fewer
Fully guided climbing tour via stairs to the 1st & 2nd floors
Optional elevator entrance ticket to access the Summit
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Food/Beverages
Promenade Marie de Roumanie , Prom. Marie de Roumanie, 75007 Paris, France

The meeting point is NOT at the Eiffel Tower. It is located on the steps leading from Pont d'Iena to the river. The steps are by the carrousel on the end of the Pont d'Iena just in front of the Eiffel Tower (on the right when you are facing the tower from the bridge).

Eiffel Tower , Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Conclusion Point: 2nd Floor of the Eiffel Tower

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Upgrade Option - Clients that chose the 'Upgrade Option with Summit Tickets' have a free time to go up to the Summit. Please note there is a line for the elevator to the summit
  • In some instances, the summit of the Eiffel Tower may be temporarily closed due to situations beyond our control, such as inclement weather or crowds. When this occurs, the group will be unable to access the summit, even if it reopens during your tour. In this event, you will be refunded the price of the summit access within 5-10 days. THE REFUND WILL BE DONE AUTOMATICALLY.
  • We will do everything within our power to ensure timings and itineraries are respected. However, due to the popularity of the Eiffel Tower, we sometimes experience delays from security, or ticket desk lines while purchasing your entrance tickets. In these instances, the tour duration may exceed the allocated 2 hours. We recommend allowing extra time before your next activity to ensure you make the most of your Eiffel Tower experience.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
  • We strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide and Optional Summit Upgrade?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide and Optional Summit Upgrade?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "It is a tough climb for people who aren't in decent shape but the guides do good job of letting people catch their breath and legs, stopping at the different platforms." See review
  • "The Description of the Tour Is not clear enough, no fast lane, no summit possible, hours of waiting, not to recommend." See review

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star-5
Fantastic experience and awesome guide!
John_F
, Jun 2022
Our guide Carmel was not only very informative but was also hugely entertaining throughout the whole tour. She had a great sense of humour!
star-5
Well worth taking the stairs
Ryan_P
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was very friendly, gave us some history on the tower, talked about current events involving the tower (repainting), showed us places in the city and gave us recommendations for places to visit in the city.
star-1
Awful.
Danielle_M
, Jun 2022
Could not find our tour. It was pouring down rain … Viator refused to refund our money. I tried to ask for a refund because we did not get to go on the tour - no tour to be found - but they refused.
star-4
We enjoyed the tour. We...
L_L
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed the tour. We probably could have done it on our own but it was nice to have a guide especially with the crowds and our minimal French. The guide was enthusiastic and gave us good information on the history.
star-5
We love the tour and we...
Joseph_A
, Jun 2022
We love the tour and we learn a lot of things that we would not have known without a guide. This helped us have a better understanding of Paris and the places that we visited on our trip.
star-1
Terrible - Rip off Service
Laura_M
, Jun 2022
Not worth the money total rip off for what we could have done ourselves. Terrible service, poorly organized, very disappointed. We paid €560 for 5 adult and 6 kids under 11. I am looking for 50% refund. So not worth what we paid for.
star-2
Not worth the price
Samatha_P
, Jun 2022
My friends and I were really excited to see the Eiffel Tower and see the amazing views from the tower itself. We were promised a tour when we arrived on the first level, we waited for our tour guide who said they would meet us on the first level. They never arrived. We waited for about 45 min with other people from the group and decided to just continue up the tower ourselves without the tour and history promised to us. Needless to say, it’s a good idea in theory as we saw other tour groups and leaders around, but not ours. I’d recommend saving some money and just buying the ticket at the Eiffel Tower and not through a tour website.
star-1
No guide in sigt
Lene_S
, Jun 2022
The guide was not at the meeting point. I was there 10 minutter before meeting time and waited 20 minutes. I want my money back.
star-1
Bad Experience
Antonia_H
, Jun 2022
5/25/2022 - 2:00 pm. Waisted over one hour waiting for the tour guide, CITY WONDERS, they never showed up and didn't bother to call, text or email me. Total waste of time, kind of ruined my day. I'm still waiting for a refund. You would have thought they would have automatically given me a refund!
star-5
Great Trip!
Richard_M
, May 2022
I have visited Paris three times now, but I hadn’t been to the top of the Eiffel Tower since I visited in high school almost 40 years ago. I planned this trip to happen on my 55th birthday, and I was so excited by the climb to the top. Our tour guides were amazing—they were knowledgeable, funny, smart, and friendly.
star-1
Rip off
Adam_C
, May 2022
Went to the meeting point and we’re not met by any tour guide. Waste of time u can just walk in and pay €15 just a scam
star-5
Efilel Tower climb
greg_g
, May 2022
Great way to see paris, 745 steps up and down it was a blast. Highly recommended for those in good shape
star-5
Bayo and NK were great...
Marilou_V
, May 2022
Bayo and NK were great tour guides. Being by myself did not feel bad at all. The group as a whole was very friendly making the wait seem short.
star-5
I need the refund for me and my husband.
Faith_K
, May 2022
I need the refund since we were not able to go up to the summit due to some reasons said by the tour guide, was only up to the 2nd level. But I really thought that having a tour guide and have the service from you guys would speed up the waiting time like skipping the queue as written on your website but that didn’t happen. I regret that we could have just done it by ourselves and knew right away that summit isn’t available to avoid this getting the refund thing. There was even a confusion that the tour guide confirmed that my name was on the list and we’ll just have to wait for the others and then later there’s another tour guide arrived at the place and said my name isn’t there and when I was like whatttt????? Then she said okay I’ll just take you in and you’ll be in my group because your name is listed to the other tour guide which is a trainee. I mean it’s so disgusting when you put a confusion to the tourist who paid you so ahead of time. So what we got from this was hearing all the trivia or history about the tower when the tour guide was talking the whole time while falling in line.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Couldn’t find anywhere...
Fergus_M
, May 2022
Couldn’t find anywhere marked redemption point to claim entrance ticket, went to meeting point to find guide for tour no sign of anyone, missed the whole excursion, wasted all my money, terrible experience
star-5
Well organised, friendly & knowledgable
Gillian_S
, May 2022
This tour was friendly and very well organised. Our guide was very knowledgable. Highly recommend it as a stress free easy way to climb the Tour Eiffel.
star-5
The Great Eiffel Tower!
Phillip_C
, May 2022
Great tour guide Melina! Very knowledgeable & helpful. The experience is a bucket lister!! Thank you
star-1
Buy tickets yourselves!
Femke_W
, May 2022
We made a reservation for the Eiffel tower including the summit. As you van see, we had to wait in line (like the other tourists), for the guide to buy tickets. (They do not buy tickets in advance, as they promise, so that you can skip the line). Tickets for the summit ran out 5 minutes before our guide could buy them….. We had a very bad experience. Made our complaint, but there is no solution yet. Good advice: buy the tickets yourselves!! It is also a whole lot cheaper
star-4
Nice guide with a broad...
W_H
, Apr 2022
Nice guide with a broad range of stories about the tower and city. The walk up to the 1st and 2nd Floor was not as hard as we expected it to be.
star-1
Worst tour ever.
Mark_E
, Apr 2022
The guide talked inaudibly while we were waiting in line for the stairs, got to the front, pulled us out of line, gave us tickets to the elevator, then ghosted. Seriously.

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