Product ID: 125360

Eiffel Tower Floor 2 Stairs and Optional Summit Access

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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. Get rare access to the 1st and 2nd floor. Upgrade your ticket when booking and get access to the 3rd floor summit.
About this activity
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
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. Your guided tour begins at the steps by the end of the Pont d’Iena. From here, you will walk with your guide to the ticket entrance of the Eiffel Tower where you’ll have your first opportunity for a close-up look at the monument while 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 25 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)

When you get there

Meeting point

The meeting point is located on the steps at the end of the Pont d’Iena (Iena Bridge) closest to the Eiffel Tower. At the end of the bridge, facing the Eiffel Tower from the Seine river, on the right side there is a carrousel and stone steps leading down to the river and the Vedettes de Paris boat company. Our coordinator will be waiting for you on the steps, and will be wearing blue and holding a sign for easy identification. Arriving by metro: Take the metro to Bir Hakeim and follow signs to the Eiffel Tower. The meeting point is across the road from the tower, on the bridge. Cross to the carrousel and the meeting point is on the steps leading down to the river. Arriving by taxi: Ask the taxi driver to drop you at the Pont d’Iena, in front of the Eiffel Tower, by the carrousel. GPS Coordinates: 48.85895846462722, 2.2927106988807964

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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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