Climbing Tour to the Eiffel Tower Second Floor
Save money, skip the crowded elevator, and climb the steps to the first and second levels
Want to experience the Eiffel Tower without the cramped elevators? This guided climb of France’s most famous landmark is the most affordable way to ascend the tower, and you'll get a healthy dose of exercise, too. You’ll climb the 674 steps to the tower’s second floor as your local guide tells you the story of its remarkable construction and the place it holds in French hearts, and you'll also get a truly unbeatable view across the whole of Paris. Enjoy!
- Eiffel Tower Climbing Tour with Local Guide
- Walk to the second floor
- Small group tour
- Explore the tower
- First floor views
- Second floor views
- Unforgettable time
Are you looking for the best value Eiffel Tower tour? See the first & second levels of this monumental tower on our unique climbing experience. Though the elevator saves time and is an option with many of our other Eiffel Tower tours, the climbing experience is an immersion close up. As you climb the nearly 700 stairs, see the intricate iron laced together to create this magnificent structure. This 1.5 hour tour includes:
Admission to the Eiffel Tower
Walking tour to the first and second levels
Local English-speaking guide
If you just want to visit the first and second levels of the Eiffel Tower without climbing the stairs, check out our Eiffel Tower tickets that guarantee entry to the first and second floors by elevator!
Meet Your Guide In Front of the Eiffel Tower
Meet your guide near the base of the Eiffel Tower and start this fascinating adventure through the history of the original “Dame de Fer” (Iron Lady). Look up as your guide explains the grandeur and stories that went in to creating the world-famous piece.
The Eiffel Tower, A Symbol of Power and Paris
The Eiffel Tower was born a rebel. She’s the most photographed woman in the world but if the critics had their way she would never have made her debut. Big, brash, and strong, she was like nothing anyone had ever seen before.
Artists around the country worked tirelessly to stop her construction and then to bring her down but she would defy them all. It should have come as no surprise - the man behind her made a career of bucking the establishment; and Gustave Eiffel’s great Tower would eventually be his crowning achievement.
Climb the 674 Steps to the First and Second Floors
As you climb the steps to the first level, you will marvel as City of Light emerges before your eyes and your guides shares the fascinating background of the architectural wonder that made Gustave Eiffel famous. On the first level, which is not regularly included on standard elevator tours, you will have time to take pictures or walk on the 188-foot-high glass floor.
Take in Stunning Views of the City of Light
Your guide will then lead you up the steps again, to witness more incredible views on the way to the 2nd level observation deck. Here, you'll be able to take in more of the city's most iconic landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysses, and Notre Dame while enjoying your guide's insightful and entertaining commentary.
Once you are finished admiring the spectacular views, you can choose to take the stairs or the elevator back to the ground floor to continue your Parisian adventure!
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