With visitor attendances exceeding 7 million, the Eiffel Tower is widely regarded as the most popular attraction in the world. The Tower received nationwide criticism during its early years, but since then, it has gone on to become the national monument of France and international symbol of love. "Touristy" or not, a visit to the Eiffel Tower introduces you to French culture and teaches you the significance it has held over the many years of France's history.
The Tower offers stunning views of Paris, giving you a near-perfect aerial view of iconic Parisian landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Seine River, Montmartre district, Notre Dame, Champs Elysees, the Louvre, Trocadero Gardens, and so on. Take the stairs to the 1st level of the Eiffel Tower, which is the largest level and has an amazing see-through floor in place. The feeling of walking on this transparent floor is unique and is bound to give you the chills.
The Seine River Sightseeing Cruise will give you a chance to take in Paris's most famous landmarks, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, Conciergerie, Institut de France, Grand Palais, Musée d’Orsay, Hôtel de Vile, Cite de la Mode, Invalides, the Assemblee Nationale and the Place de la Concorde.
Upon confirmation of your booking, you will receive a single voucher for both the attractions. You need to collect your tickets from the mentioned pickup location by showing this mobile voucher. The Eiffel Tower is the only timed experience of this combo and will require you to be there at the exact given time. The Seine cruise tickets are valid for the entire day and can be redeemed per your convenience.
Once you’re done enjoying the views on the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower, you may take the elevators back down. Fair warning, these can have long queues and your tickets don't give you priority entry on the way out. If you wish to bypass these long lines, we’d suggest you take the stairs down.
Your cruise is also inclusive of audio commentary, thus making this a holistic experience. The Seine Cruise tickets will be valid for a year. and can be picked up from your host at the meeting point.
Timings and Availability
The Eiffel Tower is open from 9.30 AM to 11:00 PM from September-May. During the summer months of June-August, the tower is open from 9:00 AM to 11.30 PM.
Entry to the Eiffel Tower is timed. You will have the option to choose the time slot for your entry during the next step of your booking. Please note that you will only be allowed to gain entry at the time chosen during the booking so we recommend arriving 30 minutes in advance in order to ensure a hassle-free entry. Though your entry is timed, you may explore the Eiffel Tower for as long as you wish. The tour is 2 hours and 30 minutes long.
The Bateaux Parisiens Cruise is open daily from 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM. The Seine River Cruise is 1 hour long.
Reduced Price Tickets
At the time of checkout, please book adult tickets for all members of your party since adult pricing applies to guests of all ages above the age of 3 for this experience. Entry for children below the age of 3 is free.
The Metro has two lines that have stops in close proximity to the Eiffel Tower i.e Line 6 and 9. Additionally, you can use the RER Train and get off at the Champs de Mars station.
Buses 82, 42, 87, and 69 operate to the Eiffel Tower. You could also get to the Tower by using any of the Batobus boats. This means of transport gives you a different view of the Tower from the water.
The starting point for the Bateaux Parisiens Cruise is next to the Eiffel Tower. The closest metro station to the Eiffel Tower is the Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel.
You may cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund.
How to Redeem Your Tickets
You will receive an email with your Eiffel Tower and Seine Cruise (optional) voucher shortly. You need not take a print out. Please download and display your mobile voucher on the day of the experience at the tour meeting point.
You will need to meet your host at the History Group Store, from where you will you will be escorted to the Eiffel Tower for your visit.
Should you choose to add on the Seine Sightseeing Cruise as part of your experience, you will have to board your cruise from Port de la Bourdonnais, conveniently located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
How to Get There
History Group Store is just a 5-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower at 38 Avenue de la Bourdonnais (See map below).The tour departs from this location 15 mins prior to the designated start time from 38 Avenue de la Bourdonnais. We suggest you get here early.
From here, you will be taken through the priority entry of the Eiffel Tower. Enter the elevators and head to the 2nd floor. At the start of your tour, your host will guide you to the priority entrance of the Eiffel Tower, where you will get to skip the line. Following a routine security check, head to the Eiffel elevators and proceed to the 2nd level of the tower.
Please arrive at the designated meeting point 30 minutes prior to your tour start time.
If you choose the Seine River Cruise combo option, you can pick up your Seine Cruise tickets from the same host for the Eiffel Tower experience.
On the day of your experience, head directly to the boarding point, located at the Bateaux Parisiens Port, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Please carry a valid Photo ID.
Your Eiffel Tower tickets are valid for the date and time selected at the time of booking.
Your Seine River Cruise tickets, if the variant is chosen at the time of booking, are valid for 6 months from the time of purchase. You can take the cruise anytime within the operating hours, between 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Cruises depart every 30 minutes during the summer, and every hour during winter months.