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    VIP Access
    Eiffel Tower Tour

    "We had such a great time on our tour! Our tour guide was great and knew
    so much of the history behind the Eiffel Tower as well as many the
    buildings you could see from up above the city."

    kimberly, usa

Discontinued: Skip the Line - VIP Access Eiffel Tower Tour

Discontinued: Skip the Line - VIP Access Eiffel Tower Tour

  • Expert Tour Guide
  • Just Announced
  • Fascinating History

Experience the VIP Access Eiffel Tower Tour.

Get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to areas of the Eiffel Tower that few people have ever seen!

The Eiffel Tower's fascinating engine room, which still controls operation of the original hydraulic elevators, is closed off to the public, but with this special access, you will get to see the beautiful, archaic inner workings that are hidden below ground. Before we enter the Tower, if availability allows, you may get to enter the secret underground military bunker below the Champ de Mars which was used for communications by the French military in WWI and WWII. Your expert guide will tell you all about how the Tower was saved from destruction to be used as a radio tower for military purposes.

Once we enter the Eiffel Tower at our pre-booked entry time, we will ascend to the second floor of the Tower. While enjoying the spectacular views from the 2nd level, your guide will continue telling you fascinating stories about the history of the Tower and about the monuments along the Paris skyline. You will have plenty of time to walk around and take photos from this ideal and historical vantage point. Please note, that this tour does not include access and due to a recent change at the Eiffel Tower, tickets to the summit are no longer available at the conclusion of the tour. If you'd like to visit the summit, check out our Skip the Line Eiffel Tower Tour with Summit Access or arrange your trip to the summit on a separate visit.  Our group size is limited to 20 people so that you can be assured that you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.

  • Approximately 2 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning, Afternoon, Evening
    • Skip-the-line access to the 2nd level
    • Access to the 1st and 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower
    • Exclusive access to the engine room of the Eiffel Tower elevators (closed to the general public)
    • Access to the hidden underground military bunker beneath the Champ de Mars (subject to availability)
  • Adults €75.00
    Students (ID required) €75.00
    Children (4-11) €75.00
  • Your tour meets at 36 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007. The meeting point is about a three-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, as indicated by the red bubble on the map below.

  • English
    • Please note that glass bottles, sharp objects, padlocks, alcohol, and aerosols are not permitted on the Eiffel Tower. 
    • You will be equipped with audio headsets on this tour so you can hear clearly all the fascinating history of Paris from your guide. 
  • Approximately 2 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning, Afternoon, Evening
    • Skip-the-line access to the 2nd level
    • Access to the 1st and 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower
    • Exclusive access to the engine room of the Eiffel Tower elevators (closed to the general public)
    • Access to the hidden underground military bunker beneath the Champ de Mars (subject to availability)
  • Adults €75.00
    Students (ID required) €75.00
    Children (4-11) €75.00
  • Your tour meets at 36 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007. The meeting point is about a three-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, as indicated by the red bubble on the map below.

  • English
  • 9
    • Please note that glass bottles, sharp objects, padlocks, alcohol, and aerosols are not permitted on the Eiffel Tower. 
    • You will be equipped with audio headsets on this tour so you can hear clearly all the fascinating history of Paris from your guide. 
  • Approximately 2 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning, Afternoon, Evening
    • Skip-the-line access to the 2nd level
    • Access to the 1st and 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower
    • Exclusive access to the engine room of the Eiffel Tower elevators (closed to the general public)
    • Access to the hidden underground military bunker beneath the Champ de Mars (subject to availability)
  • Adults €75.00
    Students (ID required) €75.00
    Children (4-11) €75.00
  • Your tour meets at 36 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007. The meeting point is about a three-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, as indicated by the red bubble on the map below.

  • English
  • 9
    • Please note that glass bottles, sharp objects, padlocks, alcohol, and aerosols are not permitted on the Eiffel Tower. 
    • You will be equipped with audio headsets on this tour so you can hear clearly all the fascinating history of Paris from your guide. 

Tour Highlights

  • Skip-the-Line Access to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower
  • Behind-the-scenes exclusive access to the underground engine room that still operates the elevators to this day
  • Limited Group Size
  • Outstanding History
  • Breathtaking Views
  • Fantastic Photo Ops
  • Entertaining Guide

 

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    Please do NOT go to the Eiffel Tower, your tour does NOT meet there. Your tour meets at 36 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007. The meeting point is about a three-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

    Unfortunately, the Behind the Scenes Eiffel Tower Tour is not wheelchair friendly due to the exclusive access areas including the underground bunker, the restaurant rooftop, and the engine room being accessible via stairs.

    Wheelchairs are able to visit the 1st and 2nd levels of the Tower, but unfortunately not the top level. Our Skip the Line Eiffel Tower Tour is wheelchair accessible. 

  • Expand/Collapse How many minutes prior to the tour time should I meet?

    We request that all guests arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Due to the exclusive and timed nature of our entries, it's imperative that all guests arrive on time. We do not have the luxury of waiting for guests who are running late, or catching them up after the fact. 

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is the easiest way to get to the meeting point by Métro or RER?

    It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from the closest Métro (École Militaire, line 8) or RER station (Pont de l'Alma, line C) to our office, located at 36 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is the number to call if I am lost, and trying to find the meeting point?

    If you are having problems finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +33.1.85.08.19.76 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

     

  • Expand/Collapse How many people will be in my tour group?

    We limit the group size to 20 guests per tour guide. 

  • Expand/Collapse Are children allowed on this tour?

    Of course! We are always eager to host families on our tours.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a reduced price for kids/students/infants/seniors?

    All entrance tickets for our Tower offerings are with adult tickets and therefore there are no reductions. Infants (ages 0 - 3) are, however, free of cost on all Tower activities.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Does this tour go to the top level of the Eiffel Tower?

    Our Skip the Line - VIP Access Eiffel Tower Tour only includes the first and second level in addition to the exclusive access to the engine room and rooftop of Jules Verne. This is reflected in the price.

    If you wish to go to the Summit, check out our Skip the Line Eiffel Tower Tour with Summit Access.

  • Expand/Collapse Are there group discounts available for this tour?

    We would love to work with you to reserve an entry time for your group on the Eiffel Tower. If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected].

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds for our VIP Eiffel Tower Tour if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. Bookings of 10 or more passengers require seven days notice for cancellations or rescheduling.

    VIP EIFFEL TOWER TOUR RESCHEDULING POLICY

    • Reservations may be rescheduled subject to availability.
    • Fat Tire Tours will reschedule reservations free of charge for requests submitted at least 72 hours in advance. 
    • For requests submitted within 72 hours, the following fees will apply:
      • 15% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 48 to 72 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
      • 25% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 24 to 48 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
      • 50% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 24 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    All of our tours operate rain or shine. If rain is in the forecast, please plan accordingly and bring rain gear with you. On occasion the Eiffel Tower will limit access to the summit or other areas based on inclement weather. We are not able to offer any refunds for any closures or delays that result from actions outside of our immediate control.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Can we eat on the Eiffel Tower after the tour?

    Absolutely! There are a few options if you are looking to eat on the Eiffel Tower. There are two restaurants on the Tower which require reservations: the 58 Eiffel, located on the first floor, and the Michelin-starred Jules Verne on the second floor. Reservations need to be made well in advance in the summer months, so please plan accordingly! If you are looking for something more casual, there are cafés and snack stands on the first and second level of the Eiffel Tower serving a variety of sandwiches and soft drinks. It is also possible to bring your own food on the Tower, but please note that glass containers and knives are prohibited.

     
  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

    If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected].

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Skip the Line - VIP Access Eiffel Tower Tour Reviews

Skip the Line - VIP Access Eiffel Tower Tour   is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tour Ever! Josephine really knows her stuff!! Great tour with so much information and attention to detail.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Behind the Scenes Tour My husband and I did this tour in September and had a really good time. The bunker was a little bit of a let down. You only get to see one hall way and we didn't really have time to read the caption on the photos in the hallway while we were there. Seeing how the elevators operate was really amazing though. the graphs for how the pulley system and the hydraulics function and watching them in action was great. Our tour guides, Thomas, from Fat Tire Tours and Cindy, the National Tour Guide, were fun and funny. I especially enjoyed Thomas's stories and information about the landscape we viewed from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent customer service We were pleased with the Eiffel Tower tour, but the best part was that we were contacted by customer service a week before my scheduled tour and was told that there was likely to be a strike by tower workers on the day of my tour. By email we were able to rebook another tour on another day and even though the rebooked tour was more expensive than the original, we we not charged the extra cost. Terrific customer service.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tour with a Fantastic Tour Guide!!! My Husband, Brian, and I stumbled across this tour and we are so happy that we did! Our tour guide, Simon, was exceptional to say the very least!!! My husband is a huge history buff and Simon was the perfect tour guide for us. Not only is he full of knowledge and information, but he was vey passionate and eager to share all that he knows with us. We learned so much about the Eiffel Tower and about France in general. Thank you again Simon! Till next time :-) Elaine & Brian From Boston
Date published: 2017-09-07
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