Climb the Eiffel Tower Tour with a Local Guide

Save money and visit the first & second levels of the Parisian landmark with a Storytelling Guide

Travel Flexibly · 1.50h 19 max · Paris, France

Want to visit the Eiffel Tower but have apprehensions about being in a cramped elevator? Skip the cramped elevator and get your steps in, 674 to be exact, by climbing to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. If you are the outdoorsy type and want to get some fresh air while getting an amazing value, this is the perfect tour for you! See the best of the Eiffel Tower up close in a small group.

Tour Details
  • Eiffel Tower Climbing Tour with Local Guide
  • Gaze from Below
  • Small Group
  • 1st level
  • Unbeatable Panoramic Views
  • Fascinating History

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:

  • Local English-Speaking Guide

  • Admission to the Eiffel Tower (Please Note, Climbing Tickets are not Skip the Line, in the summer there may be a significant queue)

  • Visits to the First and Second Levels

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 Tiers

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 ft (57 m) 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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