Timelessly beautiful, always captivating: the Eiffel Tower is a must-visit attraction. With this exclusive, bespoke visit, you’ll peek behind the tourist curtain and discover a side of “La Dame de Fer” hidden from public view. When it opened for the 1889 World Fair, the tower’s lifts weren’t yet finished, leaving the first 30,000 visitors to climb the 1710 stairs to the summit. The hydraulic mechanism, powered by water from the Seine, is one-of-a-kind in the world, and you’ll visit the engine room – not accessible to the public – to discover this impressive feat of engineering.
This choreographed experience is full of fascinating facts and anecdotes as your expert storyteller recounts the challenges faced by Gustave Eiffel as he built his tower. With special skip-the-line access and a glass of Champagne on the summit, this is the world’s most iconic monument as experienced by only a privileged few.