Highlights / General details
Our guide will take you straight to the second level while discussing the history, architecture, and fascinating stories about the Tower. You will learn about monuments along the Paris skyline, historical events including its place in two World Wars, and its role as a playground for countless daredevils. You will have time to walk around the first and second level, taking in the breathtaking Paris cityscape from this ideal vantage point! Our group size is limited to 20 people so that you can be assured that you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. If you’d like to visit the summit, tickets can be purchased following your tour on the second level of the Eiffel Tower.
Guided tour; Skip-the-line access into the tower; Access to the 1st and 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower; You will be equipped with audio headsets on this tour so you can hear clearly all the fascinating history of Paris from your guide.
Hours of operation
Available daily. Departure times vary throughout the year. Please arrive strictly 15 minutes prior to departure. No tour departures on January 1, December 25 & 31.
Approximately 1.5 hours.
This tour meets at 36 avenue de la Bourdonnais. Please do NOT go to the Eiffel Tower, your tour is not meeting there.
Entrance to the Tower is free for children under four years of age, but proof of age may be required if the child’s age is in question.
All of our tours operate rain or shine. If rain is in the forecast, please plan accordingly and have a rain jacket with you.
We will skip the lines to access the Eiffel Tower, but there can be some wait time for security, bag check and/or the elevator. Please note: you can't bring knives/sharp objects or glass bottles on the Tower.
Our Eiffel Tower Guided Tour to Second Level does not include access to the summit of the Tower, however you can buy tickets at the end of the tour. The summit may be closed for maintenance, safety or inclement weather. This will not affect your guided tour and no refunds or discounts will be given in the event the authorities close the summit.
The Tower does not offer skip-the-line access from the 2nd level to the summit and therefore we have no control over the potential wait for the elevator that takes visitors from the 2nd level to the summit. Additionally, there may be a wait for the elevators when descending the Tower.
Access to the Tower is subject to all policies and procedures of the Eiffel Tower (including closures or delays due to inclement weather, security threats, maintenance and or any other unforeseen closures). Also, admittance is subject to Eiffel Tower security clearance.
Our skip-the-line tours enable you to skip the line if indeed there is one. Unfortunately, there is no way to foresee which days and times will produce lines and which will not. In general, long lines are common in the summer, on most weekends and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays). Pre-book and pre-plan, and you’ll be guaranteed access to the Eiffel Tower to enjoy this small-group tour.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**