Do this because
Save time waiting in queues and climbing stairs with direct access to the Eiffel Tower elevators
Enjoy the most photographic views of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro and the Champ de Mars
Admire the city's iconic monuments as you explore the second floor on a self-guided visit
Visit the exhibit and walk on the glass floor of the 1st floor observation deck
What to expect
Take some time to get acquainted with Paris' leading lady on this direct access Eiffel Tower tour. You'll take in the stunning views from Trocadéro, stroll through the Paris streets to reach the Eiffel Tower as your guide gives you the history of this iconic monument and enjoy a visit to the Iron Lady herself at your own pace.
Unlike other tours, this one will start at Trocadéro Plaza which is by far the best vantage point to view the Eiffel Tower from. Then you'll follow your guide across the Iena Bridge to the Champs de Mars and hear all about the fascinating history of the original 'Dame de Fer'.
The Eiffel Tower is the most photographed woman in the world but if the critics had their way, she would never have made her debut. Your guide will reveal the stories behind her creation, her near demise and her glorious rise to the top before they accompany you past the ticket line to ascend in the elevator.
On your self-guided visit to the 1st and 2nd floors, you'll have the chance to check out the structure and understand more about the science that keeps her standing. Most of the Eiffel Tower's admirers have to wait hours to get the closest views but you'll avoid the ticket office lines, gaining faster access to this incredible view point overlooking the City of Light. From the dedicated observation deck on the second level, you'll get to admire the marvels that lie at your feet. From here, take in iconic sights such as the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees and Notre Dame.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
Walking tour around the Trocadéro area and Champ de Mars
Reservation and entrance tickets to 1st and 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower
What's not included
Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot, 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
Please meet your guide 15 minutes before departure in front of the main entrance to the Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot. The metro stop is Trocadero (line 6 or 9) and you should leave via exit n°1. The guide will be holding a sign at the meeting point for easy recognition.
- Please check the calendar for times
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
Important to know
- Please note that from July 21st 2021, all public venues in France will require visitors above the age of 12 years old to present a 'Health Pass' and a valid ID, proving that you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), OR that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours, OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Passes can be digital or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They must be presented in English or French
- This service ends at the Eiffel Tower
- Please note that your visit to the Eiffel Tower will be self-guided
- This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
- This tour cannot accommodate wheelchair users or those with any impairments requiring special assistance, prams or baby carriages
- Some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours
- The tour operator will do everything within their power to ensure timings and itineraries are respected; however, due to issues beyond their control, timings and sites are subject to last minute changes on rare occasions