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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.)
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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 12 people max or fewer
Fully guided climbing tour via stairs to the 1st & 2nd floors
Optional elevator entrance ticket to access the Summit
Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Departure Point

5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

Walk to the south entrance security check of the Eiffel Tower. Facing the Tower, the south entrance is on the right. Coordinator will be holding a “Climbing tour” sign. Will be waiting in the gardens in front of the security entrance. He will be on the pathway called “Allée Léon Bourgeois”.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
  • All visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a mask inside the Tower, please make sure to bring your own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied.
  • This tour is not recommended to anyone with symptoms of vertigo
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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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What is the maximum group size during Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide and Optional Summit Upgrade?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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762 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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, Sep 2021
We’ve been so excited to try this experience!! Sam was fantastic, he is very friendly, nice and an excellent touristic guide. It has been one of the most amazing experience here in Paris and we truly recommend it to everyone. Thank you!
A gracious host. A great experience.
, Sep 2021
Flor was amazing. Graciously waited for us when we arrived late due to traffic. Gave us a mask when one of ours broke. Knowledgeable. Fun. She helped make this an amazing tour.
, Aug 2021
We could not find the tour and called to get help and no one answered. No one at the Eiffel Tower had heard of the tour. We asked for a refund and did not receive it. Terrible experience! We paid for tickets and enjoyed walking to the second level and riding to the summit. I would definitely NOT purchase this!!
Fight jet lag
, Aug 2021
The best part was our guide very animated and energetic. Climbing was fun and what we needed for jet lag and 12hoir flight
Eiffel Tower Summit
, Jul 2021
Amazing walk up the reopened Eiffel Tower, with final elevator ride to the summit! Vaut le detour ;-)
terrible customer service
, Jul 2021
Avoid City Wonders! Directions were to meet our guide at 11:30, and the address given was the address for the Eiffel Tower — no detail as to *where* at the tower we would find the guide. We arrived at the tower 11:15 and could not locate them. We finally called City Wonders and we’re rudely told the guide had already departed and there was nothing she could do about it. When I asked to be moved to a later tour that day, she was abrupt and condescending in telling me that was impossible. When I asked to speak to a supervisor (twice), I was rudely told there wasn’t one available. We ultimately ended up purchasing an additional set of tickets and toured the tower on our own. When we return home, I’ll be contacting Viator for a refund and recommending they remove City Wonders from their subcontractors, as they have zero concept of customer service, they are unprofessional, and their representatives are rude.
Great experience!
, Mar 2020
My brother and I had a great time with Andrea! She was knowledgeable about the Eiffel Tower and very friendly! We loved climbing the tower and seeing Paris from the summit!
Viator = thieves
, Mar 2020
Horrible experience! Stay away. Viator double booked me and charged me twice. I am now playing the how many times can this guy call asking for a refund before giving up game. Warning to all. Check your credit card statements.
Great Day
, Feb 2020
First let me start by saying that our guide Pascal was GReAT.!! He had a wealth of knowledge. He made the journey up the stairs fun. It was slightly confusing to find the meeting point so go early to have time in case you get lost. ( or don’t let your husband direct you) Once at meeting point everything was smooth. Glad that we chose the stairs instead of the elevator. I defiantly recommend this tour and guide.
Waiting, waiting, waiting.......
, Jan 2020
The Description of the Tour Is not clear enough, no fast lane, no summit possible, hours of waiting, not to recommend.

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