1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor

Eiffel Tower Stair Climb: Floor 2 & Optional Summit Access

Product ID: 125360
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Take the challenge of climbing 704 steps to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and be rewarded with the most spectacular views of Paris. Learn the structure’s history from your expert guide. Upgrade when booking for access to the summit.
About this activity
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Challenge yourself to a climb up 704 steps to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • See the Paris skyline from multiple perspectives
  • Walk out onto the glass floor suspended 57 meters above the ground on the 1st floor
  • Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama from the Tower’s 2nd floor
  • Hear insights and anecdotes from your expert guide every step of the way
Full description
Explore the Eiffel Tower like never before as you climb this monumental tower by foot. Pass the first security check and meet your guide underneath the Tower itself to begin your tour. Here your guide will give you an introduction to the structure before leading you to the ticket entrance. You’ll enjoy a close-up look of the monument as your tickets are arranged. As you wait, your guide will explain the fascinating history of this iconic structure’s creation. Please note that during busy periods, there may be a wait to clear the line for the stairs and security. Rest assured that this line will move much quicker than the line for the elevator! Begin your ascent, hearing stories behind the tower's creation and near demise as you take in the unique views from the staircase. Take a break on the 1st floor and hear little-known facts about the tower and her architect. Dare to walk on a 57-meter high glass floor to take a few souvenir photos.

Continue to the observation deck on the 2nd floor for bird's eye views of the Arc de Triomphe and other icons of Paris. Choose to upgrade your ticket to the Summit (when booking) to see Gustave Eiffel's original office and enjoy the highest platform for panoramic views of Paris. This comprehensive tour is typically scheduled to last for 2 hours, though wait times at security checks can sometimes increase the tour duration. Even if you do get caught in line, your guide will use this time to give you even more interesting facts and anecdotes about this famous structure.

Optional Summit Access: Please note that occasionally, due to situations beyond control such as inclement weather or other circumstances, the summit may be temporarily closed upon your arrival to the Eiffel Tower. In these rare cases, the group will not be able to access the summit, even if it reopens while presently inside the tower. Should this occur, you will receive a refund for the price of summit access.
Once you are finished admiring the spectacular views, you can choose to take the stairs or the elevator back to the ground floor. This tour is not recommended to people with health issues.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Small groups of no more than 20 people
  • Entrance ticket with access to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Access to the Summit (when option selected)
  • Headsets when appropriate so that you can always hear your guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Skip the line ticket (there might be a queue to get the tickets to the stairs)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Please bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular attractions in the world. Lines can form at the entrance and at mandatory security checkpoints, and you may experience delays, please do not book appointments directly following this tour due to delays.
• Please note this tour involves a lot of walking and climbing
• Comfortable shoes and a bottle of water are recommended
• This tour is not recommended to anyone with symptoms of vertigo, heart or other serious medical conditions. This tour shouldn't be taken if you have health issues
• This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or with any impairments requiring special assistance
• It is not possible to bring strollers or baby carriages on this tour
• The guided part of a tour ends at the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower Once on the 2nd floor you will have free time to go up to the 3rd floor if you choose the option when booking
• You can not buy a ticket to the 3rd floor summit on the day of the tour
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Product ID: 125360