Skip the Ticket Desk Line: Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise
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Stop At: Eiffel Tower, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris France
Choose from a morning or afternoon start time, and then meet your guide to start your Paris Super Saver with a stroll through the gardens at Trocadéro. Hear tales of the Eiffel Tower as you walk, and learn about its creation for the International Exposition of 1889, a world fair. Detested by Parisians in its early days, the tower eventually won the hearts of the locals and it became the city’s most feted icon. Skip the desk long entrance lines with your fast-access ticket, and head straight up to the second floor by elevator while enjoying anecdotes and tales of history about the Paris landmarks below your feet. Walk around the viewing gallery with your guide and soak up sights of Champs de Mars and Montparnasse Tower. Your next experience has a flexible start time, meaning you can simply walk to the prearranged meeting point — roughly 656 feet (200 meters) from the tower — at a time that suits your schedule.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Seine River, 75001 Paris France
Hop aboard your sightseeing boat at the water’s edge, and relax out on deck or in the lower saloon as you cruise along the famous river. Cutting through the city, the Seine takes in some glamorous sights and its Paris riverbanks have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Listen to entertaining commentary as you cruise and gaze out at sights such as the Louvre, an iconic building that’s home to some of the world’s most celebrated artwork. Have your camera poised to capture photos of Notre Dame — a UNESCO World Heritage site — and marvel at the attention-grabbing façade of La Conciergerie. The former royal palace and prison once housed some of the country’s most important political prisoners such as Marie Antoinette and Napoleon III. After an hour on the water, cruise back to the start point where your tour finishes.
Duration: 1 hour
- Professional guide
- Headset to hear the guide clearly
- Tour of Eiffel Tower's second floor
- Seine River cruise
- Entry/Admission - Eiffel Tower
- Entry/Admission - Seine River
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please note that it is NOT possible to buy a ticket for the submit on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
A nice little tour. Benefits...you dont have to wait excessively long to get in and the sites u can see from the 2nd floor are pointed out and little information on them
I had planned one day in Paris to 'say farewell' to the city, and signed up for the skip the line tour. What I didn't know was that the tour was scheduled for a Saturday that was a national holiday - in September! When I went to get a taxi to take me to the meeting place, I was told traffic was at a standstill. Major arteries were closed and there were demonstrations all over the area where I planned to be. If I had been told about the holiday and the probability of problems getting to the site, I would have chosen a hotel closer to the Tower. They knew that this was likely to be a problem, but there was no warning. I think that is hugely inconsiderate. I missed the Eiffel Tower and the cruise. I was hugely disappointed.
Our guide on the Skip the Line Tour was a wonderful young man named Nara - who joked that his American name was Bob. We met him and others at the Museum of Architecture and Monuments. There we were given headphones to hear him better, as well as a ticket for a cruise on the River Seine, which we would be welcome to do on our own at any point. Nara led us from the meeting point down to the Eiffel Tower, sharing interesting facts about the architect who built the tower (Eiffel himself), as well as how many men helped build it, how it is painted every 7 years and so on and so forth. Nara gave us all our tickets, we bypassed the line, went thru security and we were soon on our way up the elevator. I had been to the Eiffel Tower 20 years earlier, but my mom had never been. We decided to just go to the second lookout tour (not all the way to the top) because I remember the view being absolutely fantastic. It was! Once we arrived, Nara told us about a number of the buildings we were seeing and gave us an orientation of Paris. Then, we gave him back our headsets, gave him a tip and bid him and the rest of the group adieu. I would highly recommend this option for a few reasons. 1. The tour guides are so knowledgeable and give you a context for what you are seeing, and therefore an even greater appreciation of the architecture. 2. Skipping the line was amazing. 3. The tour of the River Seine, which we did directly following the Eiffel Tower was absolutely breathtaking. We did ours at 8:00pm, which allowed us to see more of Paris and at the end, when we were returning, to see the Eiffel Tower all lit up. According to our tour, we knew that it lights up every hour for 5 minutes, starting at 8:00pm and ending at 1:00am. Seeing it from the water was spectacular. The cruise is just one hour and they sell alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board.
I recently purchased the double activity ticket and I am beyond glad that I purchased this activity. The tour guide was "Nara" and he made the tour informative, fun, and even comical since the weather was a bit wet. Pay attention to the initial meeting point to avoid issues, but the overall experience was an awesome purchase that my entire family enjoyed. Thanks again Nara for the experience!!! The Seine river cruise was a nice relaxing experience as well.
So glad I booked this tour. It was well worth having a tour guide to follow and didn't have to wait 2 hours to buy tickets. The tour guide could have given better direction though on where to get on the River cruise.
We were absolutely amazed at the spectacle that is the Eiffel Tower, the tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. The tour was one of the best we have done
The tour was.very good. Make sure you read your ticket: this tour does NOT meet at the Eiffel Tower but across the way. I read the ticket to my husband the night before he and his mom went to Paris for the day. Unfortunately ahem HE. DID NOT LISTEN and ended up dragging his 76 year old mother all over the place attempting to track down the tour. At no time did he resort to actually reading the ticket. Nonetheless he happened upon the tour and his mom caught up and they thoroughly enjoyed it! He said the tour guide was especially good. He and his mother loved the Seine cruise.
Even though it was 8:30 in the morning, there were enormous lines and we got to bypass them. Our tour guide was fantastic. She provided so much information about The Eiffel Tower and made it a game for us to see how much we knew. The Seine Cruise was the perfect add on which we enjoyed thoroughly. You can go anytime you want which made it even better!
Great tour and very good guide
A must tour! The tour guy was amazing! View from Eiffel tower are so beautiful!!! Lots of fun!
Me and my wife enjoyed the the Eiffel tower and the relaxing river cruise. Will recommend. Skip the line was great as we literally by passed like a hundred people to get to the second floor. Getting to the summit is not included and is a separate expense.
Sat at the step of the designated museum from 1:00 until 2:00 for a 1:30 tour. Never saw or heard from the organizer. I am sure they were there but they did not make an effort to locate customers. We couldn’t have been more than 20 feet away. Snooze you lose. For $100 each I expect better.
What a great experience! We searched for a few months on what Eiffel Tower tour to select and are very glad we ended up with this one. Our meeting point was a great opportunity to see the Tower from a different angle, our guide was knowledgeable and professional and the access our tickets got us was outstanding. We were here on our honeymoon and this was a lovely addition to a great trip.