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Skip the Line: 2nd Level Eiffel Tower Ticket and Small-Group Tour

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    What to Expect
    Visit one of Paris’ must-see attractions with this skip-the-line tour so you have more time to enjoy the incredible views! Choose from many different departure times to suit your sightseeing schedule, and meet your guide near the base of the tower. Beat the elevator queue, which can last up to 2 hours during peak times, and zoom straight up to the second-floor observation deck.

    After stepping out of the elevator, soak up breathtaking views of the city in every direction through large picture windows. Get an aerial perspective on famous landmarks and monuments like the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Seine River and Grand Palais. 

    Learn about the incredible feats of engineering that allowed the tower’s construction for the 1889 World’s Fair. Hear tales about the chief designer, Gustave Eiffel, and the many legends that surround this modern Parisian icon. At the end of your 1.5-hour tour, you can opt to purchase a ticket to the tower’s top (third) floor if you like, or return to street level.

    Please note: This tour provides skip-the-line priority entry, but is subject to all procedures and security requirements of the Eiffel Tower. Tickets are available up to 90 days in advance.
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    Departure Point
    24 Rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris, France
    Return Details
    Paris, France
    • Guide
    • Access to the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Eiffel Tower
    • Access to 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower Paris
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers from 4 years old
    • Children aged 3 and under travel free of charge
    • The Eiffel Tower summit or elevators may be closed to the general public on rare dates throughout the year for maintenance or safety reasons. Apart from possible delays for elevator closures, this will not affect your guided tour, so no refunds or discounts will be given
    • Please note that it is NOT possible to buy a ticket for the submit on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.
    • Your ticket allows you to skip the line to access the 2nd lever of the Eiffel Tower but there may be a line for security and bag checks and for the elevator. Please note, no knives, sharp objects or glass bottles are allowed
    • Please note: We cannot predict when the Eiffel Tower will be crowded. In general, long lines are common in the summer, on most weekends and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays). Our skip-the-line tours enable you to skip the line if indeed there is one. Unfortunately, there is no way to foresee which days and times will produce lines and which will not. Pre-book and pre-plan, and you’ll be guaranteed access to the Eiffel Tower to enjoy this small-group tour
    • The tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

    Very well organised and smaller groups was great. Lots of interesting information and when we were evacuated 10 mins into the tour Cian was fantastic and organised for us to be amongst the first people back onto the Tower. He genuinely wanted to get us...More

    Thank TresseHes
    Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

    We did a number of tours on our recent trip to Europe, but the most disappointing one was the skip the line to the Eiffel tower tour through fat tire. From the moment of check-in the personnel at their headquarters seemed disinterested and ignored us,...More

    Thank ShellyJ23
    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    We visited the Eiffel Tower with and without a guide so have a great comparison. Having Eddie as a guide was great! So informative! Eddie provided great information about the tower but also about buildings and areas we could see from atop the tower. Perfect...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank mandylfrench
    Reviewed 1 May 2019

    We did a tour of the Eiffel Tower with Fat Tire Tours, primarily because we missed out on booking tickets directly, and didn’t want to risk lining up and missing out on the day we had available to visit the Eiffel Tower. The tour was...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank jsR7663AF
    Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

    Great Tour! Guide Eddie was extremely informative and entertaining at the same time. Perfectly paced, easy to hear with wireless earphones you got every word of his bright, richly detailed narration. We’ve been to the Tower before but never to the Summit as quickly as...More

    Thank cardiffgreg
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