Beat the queues at one of the world’s most famous attractions on this 1.5-hour, skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tour. Follow your guide through the Trocadero gardens to the base of the Eiffel Tower, where you'll learn of its changing fortunes, and marvel at the intricate ironwork up close. Then, with your skip-the-line ticket, head straight up to the second floor for panoramic views over Paris. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people
Meet your guide near the Trocádero in central Paris in the morning or afternoon (depending on option chosen) then set off on foot past the fountains and sculptures of the Trocádero Gardens, toward the Eiffel Tower.Cross the Seine River via the Iéna Bridge and listen as your guide sheds light on the Eiffel Tower’s rich 120-year history. Built by engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel as an entranceway to the 1889 World Trade Fair, the tower was initially slammed by critics as a blot on the landscape. Today, it takes pride of place among the most famous attractions in the world, drawing millions of visitors each year. As you wander around the tower’s mighty feet with your guide, admire the impressive engineering at play and gain insight into its strength and durability. Afterward, enjoy skip-the-line access straight to the observation deck on the second floor and watch as your guide points out top Paris attractions including the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sacré-Coeur Basilica.When you’re ready to head back to terra firma, travel back down to ground level.