1. France
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Skip the Line: 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower & Seine Cruise

Product ID: 44318
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Enjoy panoramic views of Paris from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, and experience the “City of Lights” from the water on a skip-the-line cruise of the River Seine. Marvel at historic bridges and churches, the Gothic splendor of Notre-Dame, and more.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise along the River Seine at leisure
  • Skip the long lines to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Paris from the water and the air!
  • Get access visit to the Eiffel Tower with a 2nd floor Observation Deck ticket
  • Take a stroll around the Trocadéro gardens
Full description
Enjoy a skip-the-line tour of the Eiffel Tower, and get some of the most romantic views of the “City of Lovers” on a Seine River cruise with this flexible 2-part excursion.

It starts with a guided walk through the Trocadéro gardens, offering spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and all Paris beyond. Your English-speaking guide will regale you with tales of the Eiffel Tower, and how it emerged victorious to become the much-loved emblem of Paris despite all the efforts to stop construction and destroy it.

Then, skip the famously long lines to the Eiffel Tower, and ascend to the 2nd floor, where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama of Paris. At the conclusion of your visit of the 2nd floor you'll have the opportunity to buy a ticket to the summit if you so wish, where you’ll have complete freedom to stay as long as you like.

You can join your guide on the short stroll to the boat dock for the start of your 1-hour river cruise. Alternatively, you are free to linger at the Eiffel Tower and take your cruise later. The enchanting itinerary takes in some of the city’s most famous monuments, such at the Louvre, Notre-Dame, and Conciergerie. After the bird’s-eye views from the top of the Eiffel Tower, the close-up views from the river are a perfect complement.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Eiffel Tower (skip-the-line and special access to 2nd floor)
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Seine River cruise
  • Headsets to hear your guide if needed
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food

When you get there

Meeting point

In front of the main entrance to the Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot, 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, 75016 Paris. The building is at the junction of the Place du Trocadero and the Avenue du President Wilson, the entrance faces the road side. A representative will be wearing a blue polo shirt or jacket and holding a sign for easy recognition at the meeting point. Arriving by metro: Take lines 9 or 6 and get off at the metro stop Trocadero. Follow the exit signs to the Eiffel Tower (the signs are brown). The exit is number 1. As you exit the metro, you will see the Palais Arriving by taxi: Ask your driver to take you to the Trocadero and then ask to be dropped in front of the entrance of Palais de Chaillot. Arriving by foot: The Palais de Chaillot is the large building on the Place du Trocadero. The Architecture Museum is in the building on the left. The building faces the road and the main entrance is on the road side. GPS Coordinates: 48.862905, 2.288235

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Know before you go
The boat cruise lasts 1 hour and you are free to do this whenever you like. If you wish to accompany the guide to the boat dock you can do so after your tour of the Eiffel Tower. Otherwise they will point out the boarding point, and you will be required to present your tickets for skip-the-line access (you do not need to line up at the ticket window).

Regrettably, guests with wheelchairs, or any impairment requiring special assistance, cannot be accommodated. Strollers and/or baby carriages are also not permitted.

This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.

This tour operates in small groups of 25 people or fewer.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 97 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.3/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.4/5

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City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 44318