Skip the Line Eiffel Tower Tour with Seine River Cruise

Cruise past Paris' landmarks, then past the Eiffel Tower's famously long lines and 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!

Tour Details
  • Skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tour
  • Elevator access to second floor
  • Seine River cruise
  • Sip champagne on the water
  • See the Louvre, Notre Dame, and more
  • Discover the tower up close
  • Explore the first and second floors
  • Amazing views of Paris from above

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
1-hour riverboat cruise on the Seine
One glass of champagne (or a soft drink)
Skip-the-line elevator tickets for the Eiffel Tower first and second floor
A fun, English-speaking guide
Maximum group size of 19
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Excellent Tour and Tour Company!!
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Nancy L Lehman

We had a great tour yesterday with Amira! It was easy to find our guide at the meeting places. Amira was very fun and informative! She also went the extra mile to help a participant when they lost their Eiffel Tower ticket. The river cruise was also wonderful. Great experience, from the booking until the end! Thank you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

At the corner of Pont d'Iena and Quai Branly, underneath the statue of a Roman warrior and his horse. As a point of reference, just a few feet away you'll see a food stand called Le Carrousel and an actual carousel. A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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!

Where to meet?

At the corner of Pont d'Iena and Quai Branly, underneath the statue of a Roman warrior and his horse. As a point of reference, just a few feet away you'll see a food stand called Le Carrousel and an actual carousel. A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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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