Eiffel Tower Guided Climb
The symbol of Paris as it was meant to be experienced
€34 per adult
€5 more during peak season
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Top-ratedThousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
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- Experience the Eiffel Tower from within by climbing it alongside your expert guide.
- Learn about the tower's engineering and the daredevil stunts that made history.
- Get a bird's eye view of the Louvre, Notre Dame, Sacré-Cœur, Les Invalides, and more.
- Upgrade to reach the summit, featuring views, a champagne bar, and Gustave Eiffel’s private office.
- Relax on a boat cruise on the beautiful Seine river with an optional upgrade.
What you'll do
Climb the Eiffel Tower as its creator, Gustave Eiffel, intended. He thought it was the best way to see the tower, and we agree — that’s why we created the world’s first Eiffel Tower Guided Climb. On this immersive tour, your local guide will take you inside the tower and share about its engine ... read more
Climb the Eiffel Tower as its creator, Gustave Eiffel, intended. He thought it was the best way to see the tower, and we agree — that’s why we created the world’s first Eiffel Tower Guided Climb. On this immersive tour, your local guide will take you inside the tower and share about its engineering, design, history, and brief notoriety.
Take a break from climbing on the first floor and admire the views, including through the transparent floor below you. There are exhibits here, too, like a piece of the tower’s spiral staircase almost lost to history.
Next, climb to the second level for a stunning panorama of Paris: the Louvre, Notre Dame, Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre, the Grand Palais, the Seine river, and beyond. Your guide can give you recommendations on where to eat on this floor (the macaron bar is popular), and you can also shop for authentic Eiffel Tower souvenirs.
Your guided portion ends here, but if you’ve chosen the summit upgrade, you’ll continue via glass-walled elevator to the summit. At the summit, peek inside Gustave’s restored private office, with wax figures of Claire, his daughter, and Thomas Edison. Other exhibits show historic maps and even a model of the reddish-brown 1889 summit. Enjoy the views from the indoor and outdoor observation decks, and finish it all off with a drink at the champagne bar.
Return to the esplanade when you’re ready. If you’ve selected our Seine river cruise upgrade, you can proceed to the boat landing to take your cruise right after your climb or go on another day. You’ll have up to a year to use your Seine river cruise ticket.
First level of the Eiffel Tower
Featuring a transparent floor so you can admire the forecourt below
Second level of the Eiffel Tower
Spectacular views of the city plus dining options
Optional upgrade: Summit of the Eiffel Tower
City views and a champagne bar at the very top of the tower
Optional upgrade: Seine cruise
A scenic river cruise with an on-board guide giving live commentary
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Plan your trip
The Eiffel Tower summit features a champagne bar, stellar views, and Gustave Eiffel’s private office, but it’s subject to last-minute closure. If it closes, we’ll refund that portion of your ticket and ensure you still have a great time during your visit.
Seine river cruise upgrade
Your ticket for the Seine cruise is good for a one-hour cruise, with an on-board guide, anytime within a year from your tour date.
Tour ending point
The guided portion of your tour ends on the second level. If you’ve selected the upgrade, you can continue your visit at the summit. You can walk or take the elevator back down whenever you’re ready.
We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to the tour start time.
We had an amazing time climbing the Eiffel Tower. Kamila, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, fun and entertaining. While it says its 700 plus steps, it's not as hard as you think it's going to be and well worth the pain!!! You climb at your own speed and rest in between levels. The views from the top are SPECTACULAR!!!Michelle
Already booked your tour? Visit our pre-tour welcome page for more about how to connect with your guide plus tips for your trip.
Outside of the South Security Entrance of the Eiffel Tower (Allée des Refuzniks)
It’s about 700 steps to reach the second level. We climb at a comfortable, moderate pace, and there’s a break halfway through on the first floor. If mobility is a concern, we recommend our Eiffel Tower Tour by Elevator.
You’ll avoid the long elevator lines, but everyone waits in the entry line. In peak season, this could be 45-90 minutes. Luckily, your guide will keep you entertained to help the time fly by.
No. We recommend leaving luggage at your hotel since Eiffel Tower staff reserves the right to refuse entry to those with extra bags. Foldable strollers also aren’t allowed on the climb.
Yes, you can purchase food and drink on the first and second levels, and there are restrooms here as well. Your guide will have recommendations on where to eat.
Our tours run rain or shine. Please check the local forecast and plan accordingly. In rare instances when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or a refund.
We understand plans change. You can always change your tour 24 hours or more before you tour. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.
Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.
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