Eiffel Tower Skip The Line Summit with Host

Paris, France
Summit Eiffel Tower Priority Access with Host
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


Bypass the long lines at the Eiffel Tower with this tour that includes summit access. After fast track, skip-the-line access, proceed to the second level to survey the city from the viewing platforms while listening to commentary about Paris culture, traditions, and history. Then, proceed to the summit to see Gustave Eiffel's private apartments and sip Champagne from the onsite bar (own expense).
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets to the Eiffel Tower
  • Learn about Paris culture, traditions, and history
  • Panoramic views from the 2nd and 3rd story viewing platforms
  • Sip Champagne from the onsite bar (own expense)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Unlike most Eiffel Tower tours, this one includes access to the tower's summit.

What's Included

  • Live Guide
  • Eiffel Tower Second Level and Summit Direct Access Ticket
  • Panoramics views of Paris
  • Unlimited time inside the Eiffel Tower
  • Elevator Access to 2nd and Summit Levels
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 38 Av. de la Bourdonnais
    38 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

    Please do not go directly to the Eiffel tower. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before your Eiffel Tower Tour start time. Check in for your Eiffel tower tour at the meeting location and follow your guide

End point

  • Eiffel Tower
    Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

Ticket redemption point

38 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

What To Expect

Choose an entry time when booking; meet your host near the Eiffel Tower a half hour prior to your scheduled time. 

With your group, stroll the short distance to one of the world's busiest monuments. Bypass the long lines and head straight for the elevators, enjoying speedy and stress-free access to the second floor. Step out with your host to take in some of the best panoramic views in Paris from the viewing platform, 375 feet (114 meters) above the ground. Get a basic orientation to the sights and landmarks visible from your vantage point from your host, then explore the area at your leisure. Snap photos of the Louvre, Les Invalides, Sacré Coeur, and the Champ de Mars, among other standout Parisian highlights. 

After you've had your fill of the second level, proceed to the summit, where you can toast your trip with Champagne from the bar and view Gustave Eiffel's private apartments.

Eiffel Tower

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 4 years old and up
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Latecomers will not be reimbursed
  • In case of bad weather, maintenance, or for safety reasons, the top level of the Eiffel Tower may be closed
  • Near public transportation
  • During peak times, the access to the venue can take some time to get through the security checkpoint
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please do not go directly to the Eiffel Tower
  • Please meet us as 38 avenue de la Bourdonnais 75007 Paris
  • Skip-the-line access to the summit (3rd level) of the Eiffel Tower does not exist; it's only standard access
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Traveler Tips

      Just remember to arrive about 20 minutes before scheduled time and all attractions have security checks, so travel light.
      Queues can get a bit long but worth the (not too long) wait
      It can get a little scary but I would only say, don't look down.


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      I’m disappointed by the tour because we were made to fall in line although I bought the skip the line.
      Abdulrahman_A, Sept 2023
      To see the magnificient & beautiful eiffel tower. To reach @ the top of the tower & had a chance to see the beautiful & historical landmarks of Paris.
      The English speaking...
      Jan_J, Sept 2023
      The English speaking Spanish guide Marissa was very friendly but she spoke too fast for many people to understand. Specially people on the tour who don't speak English as a first language. A bit dissappointed as my elderly parents struggled to keep up and I even did at times.
      Our guide Sebastian from...
      Elizabeth_H, Sept 2023
      Our guide Sebastian from Argentina was very knowledgable. We avoided the lines which was wonderful. It was great that we got to go to the top
      Great way to see the Eiffel Tower
      Kathy_S, Sept 2023
      Sebastian was a great guide explaining the history of the tower and how to navigate the floors. It was certainly nice to be with the tour as it reduced the waiting for elevators!
      Up to the very top with Gonzalo
      Dindo_D, Sept 2023
      Gonzalo was our tour guide for climbing up the Eiffel Tower. He is a well-read gentleman and knows how to educate and entertain the group of the amazing history of the Eiffel Tower and of Paris itself. He is punctual, professional and one of the best tour guides for the rookie or even the seasoned traveler.
      Iron Lady - what a treat
      Kellie_L, Sept 2023
      Great guide, Kam, who shared info about the tower before we got there. Took 30 minutes to get to the top once we went through the gate, no queuing
      Excellent tour for young and old
      Deborah_H, Sept 2023
      It was a wonderful tour. We weren't able to reserve tickets to the summit direct from the Eiffel Tower site a few weeks in advance so decided to try this company. It could not worked out better. The tour was informative and we were able to go right in to the elevator up without waiting in the long line. We were fortunate to be able to go to the summit before it closed. Definitely worth the cost.
      Summit access with a double rainbow!
      Denise_T, Sept 2023
      When we toured the Eiffel tower in 2017, we did not go to the summit. This year we decided to see what that experience was like. We are both afraid of heights, but were pleasantly surprised that we felt as safe on the summit as we did on the lower levels. I would recommend going to the summit if you have the opportunity! It started to rain on our elevator ride down and we witnessed a beautiful double rainbow when we got to the ground. Another beautiful day in Paris-dise!
      No wait in line Eiffel tower
      Kevin_M, Sept 2023
      Our guide Santiago was knowledgeable and entertaining and very enthusiastic… I highly recommend doing this “skip the line” tour
      Perfect Eiffel Tower visit… couldn’t ask for a better experience!
      Mark_R, Sept 2023
      Easy to find the meetup office; the cab took us right there from our hotel. On arrival, we were disappointed that they have NO restrooms for their guests. The greeters at the desk at the meeting place were kind of cold and business like. I would suggest they get some training in dealing with the public. After we got past that part, our friendly guide met with us promptly at our start time and gave us a nice historical talk on the tower…. he did a very nice job. Next, we were guided on a short walk to the base of the tower and got more interesting narration on Gustaf Eiffel and the tower construction history. This was done at the tower base with great views of the under structure. When all questions were answered, we were quickly and efficiently led to the elevators and went to the second floor of the tower… saw really neat views on the way up ( have your video button ready to push). On the second floor, our guide told us more about the tower, explained the views from our vantage point and told us how to complete our visit. He said to ride to the top floor and at our leisure work our way down by stairs or elevator back down to ground level. He alerted us that there could be delays getting to the top level but likely we could get there if we had patience. From that point, he bid us farewell and we were left to explore everything on our own. At first, we thought we were in some way shorted on our tour but once we took the elevator to the top and started our free roaming of all the levels, our visit turned out to be phenomenal. It was easy as pie to figure things out and we saw every nook and cranny of all the levels…. nothing was missed! We cannot imagine how our Eiffel Tower experience could have been any better. In short, this tour gets you quickly up the tower with no waiting lines and you get plenty of history and facts to make the visit meaningful. It is very easy to figure out what to see or do at the various levels and you can spend as many hours doing it as you like…. Really perfect! There are lots of souvenir shops, food options and restrooms. And the views from everywhere are astounding. Great job on this one Viator…. You get an A+++++ from us on this tour.
      Beautiful sight of the tower and city, but was it worth the wait?
      Paige_H, Sept 2023
      The good: the tour and tour guide, Salome, was excellent. She was entertaining and energetic and had a wealth of knowledge about the Eiffel and the rest of Paris to share. The tower itself is an amazing sight, especially at night when it twinkles. The bad: although this was a "skip the line" tour, there was still a LOT of waiting in line. And I mean, a LOT. Less so than if I had purchased a general entry ticket, but enough that since I had such a short stay in Paris, it did eat into my time. Salome did her best to educate us while in line and to keep things fun, though. She was excellent!
      Disappointed in Viator and their local tour company, The History Group
      Jeffrey_S, Sept 2023
      I booked tours of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday and Versailles on Wednesday through Viator. Those were my only two full days in Paris. About one week in advance of my trip, the operator of the Versailles tour advised me that they were notified that Versailles would be closed on Wednesday (King Charles is visiting), and that they would work with me to switch the tour to a day that worked for my schedule. Given that, I asked the Viator and the local tour company, The History Group, if they could switch my Eiffel Tower tour to Wednesday so I could move the Versailles tour to Tuesday. The History Group immediately responded that per terms of the ticket, this was non-cancellable and the time and/or date could not be changed. I did read the terms when I booked the Eiffel Tower tour, but since I booked both tours through Viator, I went to them next to ask if they could help...after all, they chose both outsourced vendors, so I felt that they should be able to convince the vendors to swap the dates of the two tours. Not only did Viator not help, but they never even responded. So be aware: Based on my experience, Viator will take your money, outsource to a local vendor, and then be of no help should things change with the local operators that they have chosen. While I am extremely disappointed in Viator and The History Group, neither of whom seemed to give a second thought to customer service, I want to commend "The Tour Guy", Viator's local operator for the Versailles tour, as they did whatever they could to accommodate my schedule.
      Mathis for the win!
      Mary_G, Sept 2023
      Mathis was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, kept us all engaged. He made sure everyone understood and asked us questions. He gave out prizes! He was an excellent guide!
      We were also misled with...
      Vicky_B, Sept 2023
      We were also misled with "skip the line". I wish I had read the reviews more extensively. You can purchase the ticket online and "skip" this tour. The tour guide was nice but you cannot hear anything as it is so crowded and the tour has so many people. Not worth the money.
      Francisco_L, Sept 2023
      The view from the top of the Eiffel Tower is amazing. Our guide Maísa was so nice and knowledgeable. Well appreciated
      Great experience! Going...
      Andrew_C, Sept 2023
      Great experience! Going to top of Eiffel Tower was incredible! I was a little confused on the skip the line part, but it’s was overall a great experience
      Wonderful American Guide
      JACK_S, Sept 2023
      Guide Presleigh was top notch. Knowledgeable, informative and a great communicator. I highly recommend Presleigh.
      Eifel tower
      Kathleen_Y, Sept 2023
      Gonzalo was very informative. Was interactive with the group. Skip the line is the best. Enjoy the views.
      Amazing views!
      Jon_L, Sept 2023
      Tour was great and our guide was amazing. The only feedback I would offer is to let people know on the app that they should not have anything with them that is sharp, glass, or that could potentially be harmful to someone...this includes buying souvenirs before the trip as we found out and had to have our bag checked at the tour counter and they charge 3 euros. Also, the longest line is coming down after you have gone to the top.
      Kelli_T, Sept 2023
      Guide was very informative and funny, great information about the history of the tower. Our guided stayed with us for about an hour and showed us how to get to the summit. Outstanding views. On the elevators we still had to wait for with everyone else so not really sip the line but still worth the cost of this experience.

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