Skip the Line Eiffel Tower Tour with Seine River Cruise

Cruise past Paris' landmarks and the Eiffel Tower's famously long lines and enjoy elevator access

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Does a cruise down the Seine River and views from the Eiffel Tower sound like the perfect Parisian day? This daytime tour gives you both, and with skip-the-line tickets and a friendly local guide, there’s no better way to experience the iconic sites of Paris. You’ll enjoy a memorable Seine River cruise with champagne for a great overview of the city’s landmarks, before ascending to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower by elevator for the ultimate panorama of the city!

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  • Meeting point at Pont d'Iéna
  • Seine river cruise
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Paris highlights
  • Notre Dame
  • Eiffel Tower
  • 2nd level
  • End inside Eiffel Tower

Skip-the-line tickets can save you hours of waiting at the Eiffel Tower, so don't hesitate to book yours in advance! After meeting your friendly local guide near the Roman warrior statue at the corner of Pont d'Iena and Quai Branly, your tour begins with a boat cruise along the Seine River. With a glass of champagne (or a soft drink) in hand, you’ll ride gently along the Seine River for around an hour, taking in some of the city’s most iconic sites along the way before you reach the Eiffel Tower.

Next, your guide will help you skip the famously long lines and ascend to the Eiffel Tower second floor by elevator, where you'll be met by an epic panoramic view over Paris. After waving goodbye to your guide, you're welcome to stay and enjoy the tower on your own if you can't tear yourself away from that view!

Eiffel Tower and Cruise Day Tour Description

Your 2.5-hour daytime tour includes: 

  • 1-hour riverboat cruise on the Seine

  • One glass of champagne (or a soft drink)

  • Skip-the-line elevator tickets to second floor

  • A fun, English-speaking guide

  • Maximum group size of 19

Paris Boat Tour with Champagne

For the first hour of the tour, sit back and relax with beautiful views along the Seine. Paris river cruises are a great way to take in the ambiance of the city and get a taste of the luxury that Paris is known for. You'll enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne (or a soft drink) as you cruise around the sites of the city, and your guide will tell stories of Paris as you pass the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame, and more. As your boat ride comes to an end, you'll see the spectacular and most iconic sight in Paris up close as you approach the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower Second Floor

Along with your local guide, you'll breeze past the Eiffel Tower’s long lines and get priority access to the elevator which will take you up to the second floor. You'll hear stories about the construction of the Eiffel Tower and its meaning to the French people, as well as some fascinating tales about the history of Paris.

The star of the Paris skyline also offers the finest views over the rest of the city, so get your camera ready and take in the panoramic views of the French capital while it buzzes some 377 feet beneath you. It's the perfect way to end your unforgettable daytime Paris tour, and you're welcome to stay and enjoy the views from the tower after the tour has finished too.

Since you're here during the day, we recommend planning ahead with a reservation to eat at a restaurant with a view up here. Or you can head down to the first floor and explore on your own.

What you get with this tour
Friendly English-speaking guide
Skip the line Eiffel tickets
1st Floor access
2nd Floor access
Seine river cruise
Group size of 19
Tour guide gratuities
Meal
Hotel pick up
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Raymond Rabinek

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05 December 2022
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Heidi Rank

I usually do not like tours, but I make a big exception for this one. The tour rep was easy to locate/instructions were so easy to follow. The boat was comfortable, clean & easy to view the sites from the inside on a cold day. The guide spoke clearly & was very informative using animated speech...not just a script. Our group had 8 people and Hexcel did an excellent job of keeping us together at the tower. She was also easy to understand & delivered exceptional information & handy tips. She has a cute personality that made the tour even more enjoyable. This tour was well worth the time & expense. Thank-You!

12 November 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

It's always smart to bring water and wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for the most part. Aside from that, just check the forecast and prepare accordingly, be that sunscreen or rain jackets!

Can I bring my kids?

Yes, there is no age limit for the river boat or Eiffel Tower. And instead of champagne, there is an assortment of soft drinks available for kids.

Is champagne included in the price of the tour?

Yes, a complimentary glass of champagne is included on the tour.

What to bring?

It's always smart to bring water and wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for the most part. Aside from that, just check the forecast and prepare accordingly, be that sunscreen or rain jackets!

Can I remain at the Tower after the tour?

Yes, after the tour feel free to remain as long as you'd like taking in the amazing views.

What if I'm nervous about heights but really want to go on the Eiffel Tower?

We understand it can be a little scary for anyone concerned about heights. Fortunately, there are heavy-duty fences around each level to keep people secure. In addition, you can step inside the enclosed inner areas of the Eiffel Tower if you need to take a break from being on the outer floor.

Is the summit (top level) included on this tour?

No, the summit is not included on this tour. If you want to go to the summit at night, we recommend booking our Eiffel Tower Summit Evening Tour or Eiffel Tower Climbing Tour with Summit Access

Is the riverboat steady?

Yes, this is an easy float down a gentle river.

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