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Paris Eiffel Tower Guided Climb Tour by Stairs

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Paris Eiffel Tower Guided Climb Tour by Stairs

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Most visitors ride the elevator at the Eiffel Tower, but travelers with a sense of adventure can save time by taking the stairs. Climb the 704 steps to the second viewing platform of the Eiffel Tower on this guided tour and be rewarded with spectacular views of the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine River, and the Champs-Élysées. Opt for a ticket to the summit and take the lift to the very top.
  • Challenge yourself to scale the 704 steps up the Eiffel Tower
  • Enjoy magnificent views of Paris, the Seine River, and the Champs-Élysées
  • See landmarks such as the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame Cathedral from above

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get a workout in with this tour by climbing up the stairs of the Eiffel Tower.
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Professional, entertaining, local guide
Summit Access by Elevator Option (if purchased)
Eiffel Tower Entry to climb to the Second Level
Guided Visit of the Eiffel Tower
Elevator Access to descend
Gratuities
Skip the line entry
Allée des Refuzniks , All. des Refuzniks, 75007 Paris, France

Please do not pass through security. We will be outside Entrance #1 of the Eiffel Tower. (It is a dirt footpath near the trees and the benches.) We will be wearing orange hats and holding an orange sign that says “ExperienceFirst.” Google Maps coordinates : 48.857358,2.293079.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This is not skip the line and COVID restrictions, construction, closures, and security measures at the Eiffel Tower could result in wait times with your guide of 1.5 hours or more to enter the tower
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • IDs showing proof of age required for child/infant ticket purchasers. Eiffel Tower have refused entry to those without IDs or required them to purchase full price tickets
  • Summit access is not included unless you book that option
  • Summit access may be subject to last minute closures according to safety measures at the Eiffel Tower. In the case of closure of the Summit, the portion of your tour price for the upgrade will be refunded.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Paris Eiffel Tower Guided Climb Tour by Stairs?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Paris Eiffel Tower Guided Climb Tour by Stairs.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paris Eiffel Tower Guided Climb Tour by Stairs?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Paris Eiffel Tower Guided Climb Tour by Stairs.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Climbing the tower steps is quite easy and rewarding as you see the view gradually change as you climb." See review
  • "It's a good amount of steps to walk up to the 2nd floor, but there are breaks in between so it's not a straight walk up the 672 steps." See review

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star-5
Wonderful, and very helpful, guides!
Bryce_C
, Aug 2022
This was well worth it! We were able to hear so much about the Tower and the surrounding area that we would not have gotten otherwise. Ray, our guide, was knowledgeable, and patient with the younger ones! It was. A joy to go with the group. I would do it sgdd as in the next time too! The guide was great and then we were able to conclude as long as we wanted to on our own. Best of both worlds!
star-5
Lisa & Shaun road trip
Shaun_M
, Aug 2022
Very well organised trip. Our guide Fateh was very informative. Would recommend the earlier tour :-)
star-2
Not the best
Paula_W
, Aug 2022
The guide just stayed with us to get the tickets and then said she would climb last behind us. We didn’t see her anymore.
star-5
Amazing!!!!!
Karen_G
, Aug 2022
Remi the tour guide was amazing 👏 very approachable and knowledgeable. Very straight forward, the tour guides were there 20 minutes early which made us get in very quickly
star-5
Best tour guide ever!
Sarah_S
, Aug 2022
We thought the tour guide was so lovely. She wasn’t overbearing at all. She was knowledgeable, fun and allowed us to climb the rest from the second floor as we had to get to the Louvre shortly after the tower. Great experience!
star-4
Enjoyable
Timothy_W
, Aug 2022
This was a nice tour. Max was energetic and knowledgeable. We booked last minute after another tour canceled our Eiffel Tower tickets. We were pleasantly surprised.
star-5
Milinda (sp) was awesome!!
Ariane_D
, Aug 2022
The climb was tough but well worth. I had climbed those stairs 30 years prior and it seems it was harder this time lol . Spectacular view and our guide Melinda was AMAZING. Funny knowledgeable and made the tour interesting with games she played with us!
star-5
Magnifique
Chancia_C
, Aug 2022
Climbing the stairs and hearing the history of Effie’s Tower from the tour guide and the Summit. It was an amazing lifetime experience!!
star-5
Mémorable !
Nadja_E
, Aug 2022
We had a lovely time and the guide Melanie from Experience first was amazing. She took good care of the group and gave us a lot of information.
star-3
Buy the tickets yourself and google the info about the tower
Glenn_G
, Aug 2022
I only booked this tour as tickets were sold out online to find that you can buy tickets on the day at the Eiffel Tower for about €20. The guide was nice and extremely helpful and shared some basic info that you could find out from Wikipedia in about 2 minutes. The additional cost of the tour on top of the cost of ticket cost is not worth it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks for the feedback. It would be helpful for us to know who was your guide and we can help them to improve if possible. As a courtesy for your time I would love to have you as our guest on a walking tour. I hope I'll hear from you and in any case I wish you safe travels. Linda
star-5
Highly recommend!
Geoffrey_S
, Aug 2022
Imene was a spectacular guide! She was very knowledgeable and personable and it made the experience even better.
star-5
Great experience
Sotiria_T
, Aug 2022
Funny guy with lots of information The climb is fairly easy Great drinks on the second floor a little crowed on the summit but worth your time
star-5
Good tour
michael_k
, Jul 2022
Excellent tour, if you appreciate help navigating an attraction in a foreign country. Climb was not easy, but manageable even for an out-of-shape guy in late 50s with slight fear of heights. View from top platform was incredible.
star-5
Tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
Kelly_D
, Jul 2022
It was interesting to learn about the reason behind the building of the tower and how it was paid for by the man who built it
star-5
Birthday climb up the Eiffel tower
Shela_S
, Jul 2022
I am a 70 year old female, And the climbing up the stairs was a big shock, but I did it .Hip hip hooray
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The walk up trip was...
Nicole_K
, Jul 2022
The walk up trip was nice. Not difficult and our guide George was very good. He had funny commentary along with the history of the Eiffel Tour.
star-5
Awesome!
Rebecca_F
, Jul 2022
Remi was a great guide!! Highly recommend and would go on any tour with him- very knowledgeable!! We’ll be back!
star-5
Girls trip plus one
Veasna_O
, Jul 2022
I wasn't sure if my husband and was able to climb due knee surgery 6 months prior and pulled hamstrings a week before but we made it to 2nd with no issues. Our guide was very knowledgeable and a pleasant to be around. It was a great experience and we totally do it again if we come back to Paris.
star-5
Fun with Exercise
KevinMcCloud
, Jul 2022
Fun but physically taxing due to climbing over 600 stairs. Views are amazing and your guide gave valuable insight into Eiffel Tower history and helpful Paris info.
star-4
Guide went the extra mile
George_M
, Jul 2022
Our guide went the extra mile and even tried to explain some parts of the history in English to some of us. The only negative part was that a microphone was lacking and guide should have a better control of their tourists.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for choosing Experience First!

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