Eiffel Tower Guided Climb

The symbol of Paris as it was meant to be experienced

€38 per adult

  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

€38 per adult

€38 per adult

  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Experience the Eiffel Tower from within by climbing it alongside your expert guide.
  • Get a bird's eye view of the Louvre, Notre Dame, Sacré-Cœur, Les Invalides, and more.
  • Learn about the tower's engineering and the daredevil stunts that made history.
  • Receive your ticket from your guide so you can head in together and save time.
  • 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.
  • Take our chartered Paris shuttle for convenient transportation, included with your tour.

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 ...

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 already selected and paid for 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.

Per Eiffel Tower rules, if you upgrade your tour to see the summit, you should head to the summit as soon as you reach the second floor. After you visit the top of the tower, feel free to explore the first and second floors on your way down. The first level of the Eiffel Tower has more exhibits, a glass floor, and occasional pop-ups.

If you’ve opted for the Seine river cruise upgrade, you will also receive a ticket for a one-hour boat cruise. This is a physical ticket that will be handed to you when you check in for your Eiffel Tower tour with our tour coordinators. You can head straight to the boat landing to take your cruise after your climb or go on another day. You’ll have up to a year to use your Seine river cruise ticket.

Itinerary

  • 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: Eiffel Tower summit

    The highest level of the tower at 905 feet above ground

  • Optional upgrade: Seine river boat cruise

    A scenic cruise down the Seine, lined with some of the most famous sights in Paris

Make this tour private

Book this tour for just your group, starting from €250.

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Plan your trip

Summit upgrade

The top floor of the tower is subject to last-minute closures by Eiffel Tower staff. If it closes, we’ll refund the summit upgrade portion of your ticket and ensure you still have an incredible Eiffel Tower visit.

Seine cruise upgrade

Take a one-hour cruise along the Seine, including an on-board guide. Your ticket is good for up to one year from your tour date. (Last boat departure is at 6:30pm)

Tour ending point

The guided portion of your tour ends on the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to the tour start time.

Full Schedule

High season 10 Jun - 3 Sep now
9:15 AM, 12 PM, 3:30 PM daily
Low season 4 Sep - 30 Sep now
9:30 AM, 1 PM daily
Low season 1 Oct - 9 Jun now
9:30 AM, 1 PM daily

Prefer not to climb? Take our Eiffel Tower Elevator Tour.

Ride the Elevator
viewpoint from the Eiffel Tower on a guided tour

Reviews

21k+

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
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Best Guide Ever
Sara was our guide and I cannot talk highly enough of her. She knew her history but she also knew how to connect with all her tour group. She was especially good with my teenagers and held their interest for the whole tour. It was very cold at the second level at early morning and she moved us into the sun to help warm us up. She gave us lots of information plus lots of recommendations for where to eat, how to get around (especially in the metro strike where we had to use buses) and then took a group photo and sent it to us.

— Jo-Anne

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Awesome experience
Out tour guide was excellent! She was very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and experienced. She made us feel very comfortable and we enjoyed the tour very much!

— Karina

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A worthwhile undertaking!
Very clear and informative details provided by our competent and very friendly tour guide Sara. She also provided additional tips on other activities beyond the tour.

— Samuel

Meeting point

Meet the ground team from ExperienceFoundry outside the Eiffel Tower and don’t pass through any security checks. You will find them outside the South Security Entrance (Entrance #1) of the Eiffel Tower on Allée des Refuzniks, near the trees and the benches. The Allée des Refuzniks is a dirt footpath just outside the Eiffel Tower.

The ground team representatives from ExperienceFoundry will be wearing orange hats and holding orange signs that say ExperienceFirst or ExperienceFoundry.

For easier navigation, you can paste these coordinates into Google Maps: 48.857358,2.293079

Allée des Refuzniks

FAQs

When should I get there?

Plan to be there 30 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What happens if the summit closes?

If you’ve booked the summit upgrade but the summit is closed when you receive your tickets from your tour guide, the summit portion of your tour will be refunded, and you’ll still enjoy a guided climb to the second floor. Please note that it’s not possible to cancel your reservation due to summit closure. The summit may be closed by Eiffel Tower staff for maintenance, weather, safety, and more, and this is unfortunately beyond our control.

How does the Seine cruise upgrade work?

Your guide will give you instructions on where to find the boat. Your ticket is good for a one-hour cruise along the Seine anytime within one year of the date of your tour. Make sure to arrive on time for your Eiffel Tower tour to receive your boat tickets — if you miss your tour, you won’t be able to pick up your cruise tickets.

How much climbing is there?

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.

Will we have to wait in line?

This tour doesn’t include skipping the line. Your guide will purchase tickets for you after you arrive. Please be aware that the wait time to purchase tickets can be up to two hours. However, rest assured that your guide will keep you entertained and provide insightful information about the Eiffel Tower while you wait in line together.

Are there lockers available before we go up?

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.

Is there food and drink available during the tour?

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.

What if it rains?

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.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule 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.

Are gratuities included?

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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