Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator and Seine River Cruise

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator and Seine River Cruise

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From US$ 63.20 per person

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Enjoy a hosted tour to the Eiffel Tower summit and be amazed at the views from the top of the tower. Board a sightseeing river cruise on the Seine any time after your Eiffel Tower visit.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration options: 3 hours
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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Non-folding strollers
  • Glass objects
  • Padlocks

Know before you go

  • Even with direct access, you may have to wait in lines for security and for the elevators. In high season, total wait to access the 2nd floor can be up to 25 minutes
  • 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
  • Please wear warm clothing during the winter months. The viewing platforms on the Eiffel Tower are often very cold and windy
  • The tour will finish on the tower itself. Please note it takes approximately 20-30 minutes to leave the tower by elevator
  • You can take your cruise any time after your Eiffel Tower tour. The cruise departs from near the Eiffel Tower
  • Be amazed by the panorama of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • Learn more about the history of this iconic monument from your host
  • Enjoy direct access to the Eiffel Tower as you skip the ticket line
  • See famous Parisian monuments with a boat cruise on the Seine
  • Cruise along the river and admire the Notre-Dame, Louvre, and more
Full description

See the most famous sights in Paris with this combined Eiffel Tower ticket and Seine river cruise experience. Enter the tower, visit the summit and see the plethora of UNESCO-listed buildings of Paris. At the meeting point, meet your host who will walk you to the tower and give you an introduction to the Iron Lady. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor then head up to the summit to admire incredible views over the city. Your ticket includes a 1-hour cruise on the Seine river, that you can take any time after your Eiffel Tower visit. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the riverbanks, including the Louvre, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Conciergerie.

Pass by charming houseboats and floating restaurants along the way.

  • Seine River visit
  • Eiffel Tower visit
  • Access to Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor by elevator
  • Access to Eiffel Tower 1st Floor by elevator
  • Access to Eiffel Tower Summit by elevator
  • Host or greeter
  • Transport for activity duration: River boat, sightseeing cruise
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Please meet your guide at the Paris TRIP office to exchange your voucher.

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    4.5 /5

    based on 2205 reviews

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    We booked a 20:45 tour for the Eiffel Tower, and everything went perfectly! Highly recommend a night-tour, as the experience was much more magical when the tower was all lit up. We chose to do the river cruise earlier in the day, and it was easy to stop by the office to exchange our vouchers for tickets. The staff at the desk were friendly and helpful. Cruise was well-organized, easy to find, and ran smoothly. The tower tour guides were at the meeting point early to get everyone checked in and divided into their groups. Our guide was engaging, knowledgeable, and was also very kindly providing side-bar Spanish translation to one couple in addition to the English tour. He took us through the security checkpoints with clear instructions, and there were no protocol surprises. Once up at the top, our guide took care to point out the various landmarks and provide relevant history and stories. Overall value: Top-notch for what we paid. Would do again!

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    October 19, 2022

    The partner host Paris Trips did a great job. When they say to be there at a certain time, don’t worry about being early. The window of time given is plenty. You checkin and await your guide who takes the group to the Tour Eiffel and navigates the security lines and entrances. On our morning the scheduled guide fell on her way and was unable to proceed. No problem, Arnoud stepped in and gave us a great tour and information about Paris and neighborhoods. We had a wonderful time and stayed as long as we liked, and enjoyed being at the summit. We went for lunch at a neighborhood bistro and then went to the river cruise. We would use Paris Trips again.

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    June 23, 2022

    The office staff was really kind and helpful. We received all information very detailed. The tour itself was also great. Thierry took us through check-in very fast and told us the story of the Eiffel Tower. It was short but all we needed to know then and there. Then we were on our own, heading up to the summit. It was really exceptional feeling to be on a such historic landmark in such a beautiful city. The boat tour was also perfect, we got on the last boat, still in daylight and cruising into evening lights. Amazing view, great set of programs. Thank you guys, I can only recommend you!

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    June 20, 2022

    Product ID: 390855

    VA ID: 390855