Avoid the long elevator lines at the Eiffel Tower during a 2-hour adventure and climb the stairs to the 2nd level with an entertaining and knowledgeable guide. Brag to your friends and join your fellow small group of "warriors" as you ascend 704 steps on foot with your expert guide who will share stories and fun facts about the Tower and surrounding landmarks! The scenery changes and expands around you on a journey that is as spectacular as the destination! The history, the legends, the views, the accomplishment!! Snacks or drinks are available for purchase.
Give yourself enough time to pass through security to meet your guide outside the ground level entrance of the Jules Verne restaurant at the South Leg of the Eiffel Tower. There may be a line to climb the stairs. However, this line is much shorter than the elevator line. Your guide will secure tickets for the group and enter the tower to climb up 704 steps over 30 flights.
During the first leg of your climb you will learn about Gustave Eiffel: The Young Engineer, The Entrepreneur, The Great Builder, and Life After The Tower.
Before you know it you have reached the first level where you will take a walk around the tower and hear little-known fun facts about the tower's original color, twinkling lights and individuals who made history with their daredevil stunts. Stand on the new glass floor, and experience the world of the tower via a multimedia interactive exhibit and short film, if time permits. Grab your free "Follow Gus" activity booklet for family fun, or enjoy a snack or rest before you continue on your way.
Upon arrival at the second level, experience a unique sense of accomplishment, and take in the magnificent views of all the sights surrounding you. Get a birds’ eye tour of Paris with your feet far from the ground as your guide tells you about monuments and districts such as Montparnasse, Les Invalides, the Sacre-Coeur, Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées.
At the end of your tour, if you have purchased the Summit Access option, continue your adventure on your own via the lift to the tower's Summit. Once there, see Gustave Eiffel’s office, restored to its original condition along with panoramic maps. Go to the Champagne Bar and treat yourself to some bubbles in the sky. When you are ready, simply take the elevator back down to street level and continue with your day!
Hear what others are saying "Walking the steps of the Eiffel Tower was a proud moment for me", "In the elevator I would have missed so much" "The stories made it fun!" "I was scared to try this alone, I loved having the guide" "I would definitely do it again!"
This is the Eiffel Tower experience your friends will envy--the sensation of being inside and outside at the same time, the changing view as you ascend, and memories all the more special for having done it.