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

Paris: Eiffel Tower Stair Climb to Floor 2 w/ Summit Option

Product ID: 125360
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: 120 minutes
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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 guide will give you an introduction to the iconic structure before leading you to the ticket entrance and should you have to wait in line for longer than expected your guide will keep you entertained with even more interesting facts and anecdotes. 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. Experience the walk on a 57-meter high glass floor to take a few keepsake 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. Once you are finished admiring the spectacular views, you can choose to take the stairs or the elevator back to the ground floor. 

Choose to upgrade your ticket to the Summit, only possible at the time of booking, to see Gustave Eiffel's original office and enjoy the highest platform for panoramic views of Paris. Please note that occasionally, due to situations beyond control such as inclement weather or crowds, 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 within 5-10 days. The refund will be done automatically, so there is no need to contact us.
Includes
  • 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
  • Direct access 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

Walk to the South entrance security check of the Eiffel Tower. Facing the Tower, with the Seine River behind your back, the South entrance is the one on the right. The tour coordinator, wearing blue and holding a “climbing tour” sign, will be waiting in the gardens which are located in front of the security entrance. They will be on the pathway called “Allée Léon Bourgeois”, standing by the cream-colored residential building. 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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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note, long lines can form at the entrance and at mandatory security checkpoints, and you may experience some delays.
• This activity involves a lot of walking and climbing and this activity is not recommended for guests with any health issues, including symptoms of vertigo, heart or other serious medical conditions
• The guided part of a tour ends on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. If you choose to add on the 3rd-floor summit access to your booking, this will be unguided.
• You cannot buy a ticket to the 3rd-floor summit on the day of the tour
• In rare instances, the summit of the Eiffel Tower may be temporarily closed due to situations beyond the local partner's control. When this occurs, the group will be unable to access the summit and will be provided a refund for the price of summit access
• Summit ticket holders will have to wait in line on the 2nd floor to access the summit's elevators. In high season, this wait can be up to an additional 20 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 3698 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.9 / 5
  • Organization
    3.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.2 / 5
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Was very well organised except I would say read the information on how to obtain your ticket Cos we just queued up in the security queue and went through and thought our tickets were already on our app but you have to find your guide outside in the garden before you go in the security. The actual tour was really good and the guide was lovely x

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March 8, 2020

This was an amazing way to experience the Eiffel Tower, but be prepared to climb 669 steps total! You take the steps to the first level, which has places to eat as well as a famous clear glass floor (in certain areas) to walk on and experience. You also take a break before you climb to the second level! Once you climb to the second level you get amazing views of the entire city! Our guide was so knowledgeable on giving us the history of the Eiffel Tower!

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October 8, 2019

Great experience, Sophie was a fantastic guide

Met the guides exactly as instructed. Had a bit of a wait to get through security but it wasn't too bad. The climb was good fun a very doable. Our guide Sophie did a great job keeping entertained during the wait, and gave an excellent brief at both the first and second landings. The view from the summit was amazing.

October 6, 2019

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City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 125360