Enjoy panoramic views of Paris from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, and experience the “City of Lights” from the water on a skip-the-line cruise of the River Seine. Marvel at historic bridges and churches, the Gothic splendor of Notre-Dame, and more.
What to Expect
Enjoy a skip-the-line tour of the Eiffel Tower, and get some of the most romantic views of the “City of Lovers” on a Seine River cruise with this flexible 2-part excursion.
It starts with a guided walk through the Trocadéro gardens, offering spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and all Paris beyond. Your English-speaking guide will regale you with tales of the Eiffel Tower, and how it emerged victorious to become the much-loved emblem of Paris despite all the efforts to stop construction and destroy it.
Then, skip the famously long lines to the Eiffel Tower, and ascend to the 2nd floor, where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama of Paris. At the conclusion of your visit of the second floor you'll have the opportunity to buy a ticket to the summit if you so wish, where you’ll have complete freedom to stay as long as you like.
You can join your guide on the short stroll to the boat dock for the start of your 1-hour river cruise. Alternatively, you are free to linger at the Eiffel Tower and take your cruise later. The enchanting itinerary takes in some of the city’s most famous monuments, such at the Louvre, Notre-Dame, and Conciergerie. After the bird’s-eye views from the top of the Eiffel Tower, the close-up views from the river are a perfect complement.
During the month of February only, you will have access to the summit.
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Eiffel Tower (skip-the-line and special access to 2nd floor)
- Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Seine River cruise
- Headsets to hear your guide if needed
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Know Before You Go
This service ends on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. Once on the second floor clients are free to purchase a ticket which allows them to ascend to the summit in their own time. Please note there is a line for the elevator to the summit.
The boat cruise lasts 1 hour and you are free to do this whenever you like. If you wish to accompany the guide to the boat dock you can do so after your tour of the Eiffel Tower. Otherwise they will point out the boarding point, and you will be required to present your tickets for skip-the-line access (you do not need to line up at the ticket window).
Regrettably, guests with wheelchairs, or any impairment requiring special assistance, cannot be accommodated. Strollers and/or baby carriages are also not permitted.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.
This tour operates in small groups of 25 people or fewer.