Eiffel Tower Skip the Line Tour with Behind the Scenes Experience

Very interesting tour, you get to see lots you wouldn't if just going up the tower, guide was very good. Lots of interesting facts. A very enjoyable experience I would definately recommend it! Darren H., United Kingdom – See more reviews
  • Free cancellation *
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
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What To Expect

Accompanied by our expert guide, learn about the numerous anecdotes throughout this tour of the Eiffel Tower! Go behind the scenes of this staggering monument. Visit the military bunker of the Eiffel Tower, under the Champs de Mars. Get exclusive access to the machinery room under the east pillar of the Eiffel Tower and see how the Tower's elevators operate. End your tour on the roof-top of the famous restaurant Le Jules Verne for a stunning view of Paris.

Highlights

  • Visit the military bunker of the Eiffel Tower, under the Champs de Mars

  • Get exclusive access to the machinery room, under the east pillar of the Eiffel Tower

  • Learn about the workings of the impressive engine room and see how the Tower's elevators operate

  • End your tour on the roof of the famous restaurant Le Jules Verne for an extraordinary view of Paris

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Paris
Departs From:
Paris
Meeting Point:
Eiffel Tower
Duration:
1 hour and 30 minutes
Availability:
daily at 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM*
Product Code:
9493
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

On the occasion of the World Fair in 1889, a major competition was launched in the Official Gazette. The challenge was to study the possibility of raising an iron tower on the Champ de Mars, with a square base of 125 sq. feet and 300 meters high. Chosen from among 107 projects was that of Gustave Eiffel. The work lasted two years, 2 months and 5 days. Since its opening, visitors can access the floors of the monument via lifts, a veritable technical feat for its time. Carefully preserved, this exceptional structural heritage is an enduring testimony to the visionary genius of Gustave Eiffel.

You will enter first into the former bunker hidden under the Champ de Mars. A true privilege! You will then slip backstage to the surprising and impressive engine room of origin which still controls the elevators. Arriving next at the second floor, you will be greeted by the amazing and unusual view that awaits you. As a VIP, you will ascend to the roof of the prestigious restaurant Le Jules Verne to discover an unprecedented 360 panoramic view of Paris.

Available Departures

10:00; 11:30; 12:00; 14:30; 15:00; 17:00; 19:00

- *Due to very limited availability, your exact departure time will be assigned to you by the tour operator. This will be selected from the available departures within your selected time frame (E.g. From 10:00 to 12:00)

  • You may indicate your actual preferred departure on the comments section on the booking form. This request will be accommodated if there are available slots, but this cannot be guaranteed. Final schedule will be indicated on your voucher.

- Clients booking the "any departure assigned by tour operator" option will be booked on the timeslot appointed by our local supplier within your chosen date. This option does not give clients the ability to choose their time preference. Please avoid booking other tours that may overlap with the available departures on this day until you have received your confirmed time.

Itinerary

  • Military bunker under the Champ de Mars park

  • Machinery room under the East pillar of the Eiffel Tower***

  • Roof-top of the Michelin star restaurant Le Jules Verne

Includes

  • Guided tour in English

  • Tickets to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower

  • Exclusive access to the Eiffel Tower's wings

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

  • Ticket between the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and the summit**

Please Note

  • This tour must be booked five days before your chosen tour date.

    • Please select your preferred time frame and indicate your chosen departure time upon booking. You will be booked on your chosen departure time if slots are available, but this cannot be guaranteed. In this case, you may be booked at another available time slot within your chosen time frame.
  • Tour is available in English and French. Please indicate preferred language upon booking.

- Clients booking the "any departure assigned by tour operator" option will be booked on the timeslot appointed by our local supplier within your chosen date. This option does not give clients the ability to choose their time preference. Please avoid booking other tours that may overlap with the available departures on this day until you have received your confirmed time.

  • **The tour includes the ticket up to the 2nd floor. Tickets for the 3rd floor (summit) may be purchased at your own expense from the ticket counter on the 2nd floor at the end of the tour.

  • For security reasons, children under the age of 6 are not allowed on this tour.

  • We strongly discourage wearing high-heeled shoes on this tour for security reasons.

  • The bunker and/or the roof of the Jules Verne may not be accessible for all tour departures after 19:30.

  • The tour will depart at the time indicated. All latecomers risk missing the tour. Missed tours are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled.

  • For technical or security reasons, the tour itinerary can be modified on the day of the tour itself, without this giving rise to a right to a refund or the possibility to postpone the tour to another date.

  • For security reasons, the Eiffel Tower reserves the right to verify the contents of client's bags and if applicable, confiscate any items considered as dangerous, without the possibility of these being returned to the owner.

  • Please allow an additional 30-minutes when planning your itinerary for the day, as waiting time for the elevators may increase the tour duration beyond the scheduled time. The behind-the-scenes guided tour permits you to go the line for the "visitors with tickets", but it does not give clients priority access to the elevators of the Eiffel Tower. The tour operator cannot be responsible for waiting times caused by a large number of visitors, or any technical problems that could change the course of the visit on the tour date itself. No refunds are possible in such cases.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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