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Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide and Optional Summit Upgrade

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Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide and Optional Summit Upgrade
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See a different side of Paris’s ‘Iron Lady’ on a guided climbing tour of the Eiffel Tower. Take the slow and scenic route and climb the stairs! Learn all about the construction, controversies, and mystique surrounding the iconic tower from a guide as you ascend to the first and second levels, admiring Gustave Eiffel’s intricate design from angles and viewpoints that most visitors miss. It’s an adventurous way to go behind the scenes—and under the beams—of one of the world’s most popular attractions.
  • Climbing tour of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Take the stairs to the first and second levels of the famous monument
  • Learn about the history and engineering of the tower from a guide while climbing
  • Athletic challenge ideal for those in good physical shape
  • Walk out onto the glass floor suspended 57 meters above the ground on the 1st floor
  • Upgrade to include an elevator ride to the summit

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Instead of taking the elevator, participants on this tour take the stairs up the Eiffel Tower. 
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Professional guide
Reservation and entrance tickets to the 1st and 2nd floors of the Eiffel Tower
Small group of 12 people max or fewer
Fully guided climbing tour via stairs to the 1st & 2nd floors
Optional elevator entrance ticket to access the Summit
Hotel pick-up/drop-off
5 Av. Anatole France , 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

Walk to the south entrance security check of the Eiffel Tower. Facing the Tower, the south entrance is on the right. Coordinator will be holding a “Climbing tour” sign. Will be waiting in the gardens in front of the security entrance. He will be on the pathway called “Allée Léon Bourgeois”.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Upgrade Option - Clients that chose the 'Upgrade Option with Summit Tickets' have a free time to go up to the Summit. Please note there is a line for the elevator to the summit
  • In some instances, the summit of the Eiffel Tower may be temporarily closed due to situations beyond our control, such as inclement weather or crowds. When this occurs, the group will be unable to access the summit, even if it reopens during your tour. In this event, you will be refunded the price of the summit access within 5-10 days. THE REFUND WILL BE DONE AUTOMATICALLY.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
  • All visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a mask inside the Tower, please make sure to bring your own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied.
  • This tour is not recommended to anyone with symptoms of vertigo
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide and Optional Summit Upgrade?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide and Optional Summit Upgrade?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Traveler Tips

  • "It is a tough climb for people who aren't in decent shape but the guides do good job of letting people catch their breath and legs, stopping at the different platforms." See review
  • "The Description of the Tour Is not clear enough, no fast lane, no summit possible, hours of waiting, not to recommend." See review


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Excellent tour
, Oct 2021
Everything was perfect. The guide was super friendly, he did everything for us, very punctual. I recommend this tour.
Above and beyond!
, Oct 2021
We couldn’t find the meeting point for our group and the help number was very useful. They connected us with a “ manager” at an alternate location and when we couldn’t locate the rest of the group, he personally gave my husband and I a private tour It was amazing!
No guidance provided
, Sep 2021
I think the only benefit of this tour was having the tour “guide” get our tickets for us without waiting in line. It wasn’t clear where we were supposed to meet him, so we ended up going through security on our own and then calling the company for help. Our guide was 20 minutes late and he left after getting us our ticket. No actual guiding whatsoever. It would have been quicker, simpler, and cheaper for us to just get our tickets on our own. I think this experience only makes sense in peak tourist season when lines are longer.
Fun way to experience Eiffel Tower.
, Sep 2021
Fun to walk up the stairs to the second stage - able to see the structure of the Eiffel Tower properly. Had a great guide who told us the history. A really enjoyable walk up 600 or so stairs !!!!!! Not as daunting as sounds ! Then took the lift to the summit - had a glass of champagne overlooking Paris. Great fun. Highly recommend.
, Sep 2021
We’ve been so excited to try this experience!! Sam was fantastic, he is very friendly, nice and an excellent touristic guide. It has been one of the most amazing experience here in Paris and we truly recommend it to everyone. Thank you!
A gracious host. A great experience.
, Sep 2021
Flor was amazing. Graciously waited for us when we arrived late due to traffic. Gave us a mask when one of ours broke. Knowledgeable. Fun. She helped make this an amazing tour.
, Aug 2021
We could not find the tour and called to get help and no one answered. No one at the Eiffel Tower had heard of the tour. We asked for a refund and did not receive it. Terrible experience! We paid for tickets and enjoyed walking to the second level and riding to the summit. I would definitely NOT purchase this!!
Fight jet lag
, Aug 2021
The best part was our guide very animated and energetic. Climbing was fun and what we needed for jet lag and 12hoir flight
Eiffel Tower Summit
, Jul 2021
Amazing walk up the reopened Eiffel Tower, with final elevator ride to the summit! Vaut le detour ;-)
terrible customer service
, Jul 2021
Avoid City Wonders! Directions were to meet our guide at 11:30, and the address given was the address for the Eiffel Tower — no detail as to *where* at the tower we would find the guide. We arrived at the tower 11:15 and could not locate them. We finally called City Wonders and we’re rudely told the guide had already departed and there was nothing she could do about it. When I asked to be moved to a later tour that day, she was abrupt and condescending in telling me that was impossible. When I asked to speak to a supervisor (twice), I was rudely told there wasn’t one available. We ultimately ended up purchasing an additional set of tickets and toured the tower on our own. When we return home, I’ll be contacting Viator for a refund and recommending they remove City Wonders from their subcontractors, as they have zero concept of customer service, they are unprofessional, and their representatives are rude.

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