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Eiffel Tower: Climb the Stairs to the 2nd Floor with Expert Guide

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from US$ 38.78 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Climb to the second level of the iconic Eiffel Tower and enjoy spectacular views of Paris
  • Save time by avoiding the long waiting lines in front of the elevator
  • Enjoy commentary about monuments like Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe & the Champs-Élysées
  • Stand on the new glass floor and experience the fascinating world of the tower
  • Learn fun facts like the tower's original colour, twinkling lights and individuals associated with Eiffel Tower
  • Climbing the Eiffel Tower promises to be a more adventurous and lively experience than merely taking the elevator
  • See the Eiffel Tower from a spectacular perspective most visitors miss out on
  • Get access to the elevator for the trip down the tower
  • Complimentary "Follow Gus" activity booklet included in the package
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Overview

    Climb your way to the second level of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a journey as wonderful and action-packed as the destination! Enjoy faster entry to the tower by avoiding the long elevator lines and climb 704 steps to behold Paris at its most spectacular. Brag to your friends and join your fellow adventurers with an expert guide and learn fun facts about the Tower and surrounding landmarks!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    English: Daily

    1 Sep 18 - 14 Jun 19: Saturday and Sunday
    15 Jun 19 - 8 Sep 19: Friday to Monday
    9 Sep 19 - 31 Aug 19: Saturday and Sunday


    2 hours

    Start time

    1 Sep 18 - 14 Jun 19: 9:15am

    15 Jun 19 - 8 Sep 19:
    Daily: 8:45am
    Monday to Thursday (English): 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 7:30pm

    9 Sep 19 - 31 Aug 19: 9:15am

    Meeting Point

    Make your way to Jules Verne Restaurant at the South Leg of Eiffel Tower, Ground Level.

    Ending Point

    The tour finishes at Eiffel Tower Second Floor.


    Meet your guide outside the ground level entrance of the Jules Verne Restaurant at the South Leg of Eiffel Tower. Begin the journey of climbing the 704 steps over 30 flights. There might be a line to the stairs but it will be much shorter than the waiting line in front of the elevator.

    During the first leg of your climb, learn about the French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel, who built the Eiffel Tower. Once you reach the first level, learn some fun facts about the iconic tower as you take a stroll. Know about the tower's original colour, twinkling lights and individuals who made history with their daredevil stunts.

    Stand on the new glass floor, and experience the world of the tower via a multimedia interactive exhibit and short film, if time permits. Browse through your free "Follow Gus" activity booklet, enjoy a snack or rest before you continue on your way.

    Start climbing the stairs to the second level and bask in your unique achievement. Enjoy spectacular views around you and behold Paris from a fabulous vantage point, with your feet far above the ground. Your guide will inform you about the monuments and districts such as Montparnasse, Les Invalides, the Sacre-Coeur, Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées.

    After enjoying the panoramic views, you can take an elevator back to the ground floor. Continue sightseeing on your own for the rest of the day.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Access till 2nd Floor of Eiffel Tower
    • English or German speaking Guide (as per the option chosen)
    • Elevator access for the trip down


    • Gratuities
    • Summit Access
    • Hotel transfers
  • Please note

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 30 minutes to tower security as the tour starts on time. You may not be able to catch up to the tour if late.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Just tell the guide your name and you'll be set to go!

    The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation when the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability) or offered a refund.

    Video taping the tour is NOT allowed without prior permission of the company.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.
  • Customer Reviews
    • The best tour ever!

      This was the best tour I had in a very long time which makes the Eiffel tower visit one of my favorite experiences in Paris. The tour was very entertaining and useful. Alexandra...

      Suela Jonuzaj, United Kingdom, 08/May/2018
    • Excellent tour and guide.

      Sheena Dell, Australia, 05/Jan/2019
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