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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-4
Tour guide was great but...
Millie_Y
, Jul 2022
Tour guide was great but Eiffel Tower staff was terrible. Opened 90 min late that day. I liked the tour but be warned you don’t have tickets. You wait in the line for people without tickets and then the tour guide buys them all. I guess that’s the only way to do the climb. But we waited 90 minutes. Probably not tour’s fault. Idk. Eiffel your staff to blame I guess
star-4
Michele was wonderful
Judith_G
, Jul 2022
Wonderful guide and tour. A little hard to hear because of the crowds. A small mic and speaker would be a good idea. Guide had a lot of great information and the views are fabulous.
star-2
A great experience but City Wonders are a luxury you can do without for thus.
graeme_c
, Jul 2022
Not too sure what the tour guide did for the money on this - we would have been better just turning up and doing it for ourselves and would have cost us half as much as it did. Were hoping that booking through a tour operator would mean skipping the queue, but apparently not. We got some pretty basic commentary on the tower but paying a premium for that limited info didn’t seem really worth it and in the end we ditched the tour guide once we had our tickets.
star-3
Inappropriate Guide
Pandora_K
, Jul 2022
This was a good trip. However, our tour guide at the end of our tour asked for my friends Instagram details. This made us feel very uncomfortable and I thought it was unprofessional. We were also told stories that were quite scary and graphic (E.g blood drinkers). We weren’t sure what relevance this had to the tower.
star-5
Rainy but fun. Great time with kids.
Amanda_T
, Jul 2022
Came from Alaska and decided to do this tour. It was cheaper and I thought the experience would be fun. My 12 year old and I had a great time although it rained. Excellent guides who were funny & knowledgeable.
star-3
Sadly the summit closed...
Amanda_A
, Jun 2022
Sadly the summit closed as we checked in and there was no way to way to go up later or wait at level 2 for the top lift to re open. The guide was rather chatty which was a little overpowering and meant a lot of time with them
star-3
Knowledgeable guide who...
Lucy_R
, Jun 2022
Knowledgeable guide who made the tour interesting. Did not get to the top, which was disappointing, would be better if the numbers were regulated more to allow this.
star-1
Poor communication
Micaela_D
, Jun 2022
The story operator cancelling my ticket, telling me I couldn't go in an email, then the next day saying I could go, ,so in the meantime I booked with a reliable company who took me, and this company kept my money! Terrible
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

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