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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 , Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 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-5
Great tour
Sylvia_S
, Aug 2022
Natalie was great! Very knowledgeable and fun! She was accommodating and made it a great tour! A must!
star-5
Best of both worlds
Laura_Z
, Aug 2022
Natalie was a great guide ! She made it fun and interesting and the climb wasn’t nearly as hard as I feared it would be! We did the summit option which was a perfect way to end the day
star-1
Rip Off
Jason_A
, Aug 2022
Absolute rip off. Paid way over the odds. Eiffel tower summit is 20 euro. Guide was poor with knowledge that could be gained from Google.. by the time the our tour party reached the second stage, there was a massive queue for the summit which could have been easily avoided.
star-2
Terrible experience
Stephen_B
, Aug 2022
Guide was late, disengaged and generally worthless. We decided to leave the tour and explore on our own. I would not recommend this tour or company.
star-3
Not worth it to me - download and app and don't wait on the group.
Kim_R
, Aug 2022
While the Eiffel Tower climb is something I would recommend to everyone....you only need to do it once in your life, and there are free apps to give you the history and background. The tour did not gain in the queue as we were in the same line as everyone else and the only difference is once we made it to the ticket window, our tour guide paid a lump sum for the whole group. The tour guide was very nice, but I didn't need to wait on everyone to get to each meeting spot to hear the next tidbit of history. My husband and I liked the experience, but felt like we could have done it more efficiently and it would have freed up more of our day to see other things.
star-2
Inaccurate tour description by Viator
annied8
, Aug 2022
This tour was misrepresented by Viator. They said we would get our entry tickets at the meeting point but actually we had to go stand in the line to buy tix as a group. We could have done this without a guide and 150% mark up by Viator. Would NOT recommend this
star-1
Terrible experience
Charles_S
, Aug 2022
We were late arriving at the location to meet the guide because we were unable to find it, we contacted the company and they said that the toured already left and there was nothing they could do to help us, can’t believe they wouldn’t even provide us with the location to pick up our tickets instead they kept the money for our tickets which makes them thieves, we can’t be the first ones who have not made it on time, considering the fact that they didn’t have to pay for our tickets the least the could do was refund the ticket cost to us and they still refused to do that, they are scammers don’t use this company
star-1
Waste of time and money
Nicole_L
, Aug 2022
There was no “skip the line” paid extra for nothing. Awaiting refund as overpaid by 100€. Waited in-line for 1:15 minutes as no tickets were secured. Waste of money.
star-5
The history and the tour...
Shalini_K
, Aug 2022
The history and the tour guide NK. The views were also specstcular. It was a great experience overall.
star-3
Fun guide but disappointing outing
Tiffany_P
, Jul 2022
Tour guide Michelle was great! Knowledgeable, funny, engaging and great with kids. She was 5/5. I'm rating this a 3 however because of two reasons. Firstly, we bought upgrades to go to the summit but we were not able to the day of because it was too crowded. I'd advise anyone to go early in the day if they don't want this to happen. We went at 3:30. Secondly, we had to wait in the line for our guide to get us tickets. Perhaps I misread the description but I assumed we were bypassing the line with our pre-purchased tickets. For how much we paid through this v our face value ticket, I would advise anyone to save their money and just buy them at the gate on their own unless you're really wanting background on the Eiffel Tower and city landmarks.
star-1
Long lines at the tower
Frank_P
, Jul 2022
We were mislead that we would avoid the ticket lines by using this tour, but we had to wait an hour for our tour guide to purchase tickets.
star-2
Scammed! not worth your time and money. Go by yourself.
Yifat_I
, Jul 2022
SCAMMED! This was a terrible experience! Just a scam to take our money. We purchased the tour to the summit. With tight schedule we purchased the skip the line and guided tour, wanting to have a peace of mind that we will go in the Eiffel tower just on the time we schedule with the reserved tickets. In the end, we just waited in the same line with everyone that didn't purchased the "skip the line" tickets and the guide bought us tickets like everyone! The summit was closed so we didn't go to the summit, as promised. They charged adult ticket to kids above 4 although in the Eiffel tower it's up to 12!
star-2
This tour is useless, at...
mgiuroiu
, Jul 2022
This tour is useless, at best. Viator should explicitly state the conditions: - the tour participants must wait in line with all other Eiffel visitors to purchase the tickets - the guide is climbing to the first floor only, leaving it up to us to climb another floor - the Eiffel lift ascension to the top was cancelled for new visitors DURING our TRIP, due to crowding, which always happens during top season - although promised, there was no reimbursement for the cancelled lift climb to the top - overall, no benefit, we could have climbed ourselves for less than €11 a ticket
star-5
Great experience!
Ridhima_W
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide, Natalie, was great. She did a good job of explaining things about the Eiffel Tower. We climbed to the first level and had break then climbed to second level with another break. We chose the elevator to summit, which was breathtaking!! We were able to take the elevator ALL the way down!!!
star-1
Horrible
Anonymous
, Jul 2022
Horrible they never showed up. I will never recommend this tour operator. Tour guide didn’t show up. We called then and couldn’t help us. Never use this company
star-5
A lot of fun
Jeffrey_C
, Jul 2022
It was a fun experience. Definitely a very hard climb, over 600 steps to climb to second story and than elevator up to the top. It rained yesterday which made it harder. Incredible experience for the first time. Views are amazing
star-1
Don't book it!
Shiv_S
, Jul 2022
Avoid booking for this trip. The guides are from City Wonders and they are extremely rude and inconsiderate. I booked this experience for me and my friends and we all hated it. We were by the Eiffel Tour 15 min before our tour but were not able to find the guide. I called the assistance number and it took about 35 min to answer my call. They asked the agent to come and collect us and when he did, he was rude and rushing us for nothing as even though you buy the ticket you still have to queue up. I was telling him that my elderly friend can't run like him and he shouted at me that my job is to take you to the queue, if you don't want to come I can leave you here which he actually did. I asked for his name as I wanted to complain about him and get my refund for this nonsense, he got scared and came back to us. Later after still queuing up, he was only giving instructions to other people and not us. When I pointed that out, he told me to calm down. Anyways, we went to the second floor to the eiffel tower and without saying anything he just disappeared. We did the tour on our own and paid for a very bad service!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The best
Sharon_A
, Jul 2022
What an amazing guide, Nicola was very informative and kept the group engaged. She made sure everyone was OK during the stair climb. Very impressed and would highly recommend her.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Lisa_T
, Jul 2022
We loved our climbing experience and got to the summit. We were not aware that we had to wait in line to climb while on the tour. Bayo was excellent guide!
star-1
The guide was kind. And...
Lyndsay_O
, Jul 2022
The guide was kind. And we did not skip any lines. I could have done the same thing on my own for free.

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