Guided tour

Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

From US$ 53.54 per person

Enjoy direct access to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower to admire views over Paris. Learn about the construction of Gustave Eiffel’s iconic monument from your guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration options: 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Baby strollers
  • Baby carriages
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • Even with direct access, you may have to wait in lines for security and for the elevators. In high season, total wait to access the 2nd floor can be up to 25 minutes
  • Due to weather conditions, the Eiffel Tower is subject to closure
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Admire Gustave Eiffel's legendary feat of engineering up close
  • Hear the story of the iron tower's construction from your guide
  • Save precious time with direct access
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Experience the magic of Paris from a privileged perspective with direct access to the Eiffel Tower. Save precious time and discover the most famous landmark of the city. The wrought-iron lattice tower is 324 meters tall, making it the tallest structure in all of Paris.  Meet your guide near the Eiffel Tower to hear stories from the past and present of this famous monument. Marvel at mankind’s engineering marvels, built for the 1889 World Fair and learn all about its creator, the engineer Gustave Eiffel. From the ground esplanade, get a close peek at the immense architectural prowess on display from underneath.

The guide will then lead you past the ticket line, to ascend to the 2nd floor in the elevator. Once there, gaze out on panoramic views of the city, and spot iconic attractions such as the Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, and the River Seine among other landmarks of the City of Lights.

  • Eiffel Tower 1st Floor entry ticket
  • Eiffel Tower entry ticket
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Eiffel Tower Summit

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide, 15 minutes before the tour, at 19 Avenue de la Bourdonnais 75007 Paris. Please exchange your voucher at the meeting point. Do not go to the Eiffel Tower to collect your ticket. Please arrive on time as late arrivals are considered a no-show.

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based on 288 reviews

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Awesome Tour!

Our guide was highly knowledgeable – she took us to all sides of the Eiffel Tower to give us stories & history of the main buildings surrounding the tower. The views were amazing! They sold Champagne and Macaroons on the 2nd Floor observation deck which was such a nice touch. We started on the 2nd access platform and then walked down to the first observation deck as there were different historical displays. The tour itself probably lasted 30 minutes but then you have access to stay as long as you’d like to take in all the sights & displays at your own pace.

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May 1, 2018


It was so worth the extra that you pay to skip the line. The queues when we went end December 2017 was ridiculously long. The weather was cold and rainy, but with the quick access shortened our waiting time. The security check was not too long of a wait. Highly recommend the skip the line ticket

January 7, 2018

Don’t visit the tower without this deal!

The only thing you HAVE TO KNOW is that your looking for a person, not a building. Be there like 30minutes before. We loved it, our guide was so cute and smart, perfect English and we walked past HOURS of lines. It was a crazy amount of people there, and we are extremely happy that we got the tickets from our guide, walked past the long line at the entrance and the second crazy long line to our own elevator. Would never attempt to go by myself. Recommend going at sunset, the city is gorgeous during the night. It’s still okey during the day, but it’s so magical after sundown.

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December 31, 2017

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