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Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

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Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

I'm heading to Paris for the first time in June and I have read a lot about skipping the line for the Eiffel Tower but without any specifics. Does anyone have a good recommendation for how to do it? I've been told to stay away from Viator but that's about it.

Thanks a lot!

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1. Re: Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

Actually there are lots of specifics. You obviously didn't choose to try and book online on the official website, and now spots will all be taken, although people have suggested you keep checking and that you also reset the ticket choice to "second level" .

On the official website you could also tried for the " Eiffel Tower Behind the Scene Tour" a link is provided.

You can also take stairs. Lines are shorter and move faster.

Edited: 25 May 2014, 03:12
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2. Re: Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

Unfortunately I can't take the stairs as I am going with someone who has had three hip replacements (yes three lol). I have looked around and saw Viator, Get Your Guide and Fat Tire Bike Tours among others that offer tickets to skip the line, I'm just wondering if any of them are reliable or reputable.

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3. Re: Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

Fat Tire is completely legit and reliable.

Viatoir does not do tours they are just a middleman agency that other people's tours.

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4. Re: Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

Great, thanks Joan!

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5. Re: Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

we booked via viator, and skipped the line, straight in, it was grand

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6. Re: Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

Matt,

Do NOT book with Viator! I just checked their site and the price was over $50 US. Use the link from the ET site itself and book for 19 euros. Here's a link:

cultival.fr/en/…site_eiffel-tower

We took the tour our last trip and it was excellent, even for my wife who is no fan of heights.

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7. Re: Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

Is it possible to skip the lines if you are planning to take the stairs? I have not seen that option online...

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8. Re: Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

you don't skip the line if you take the stairs; you take a shorter line.

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9. Re: Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

If everyone skipped the line, would that not then create a line ?

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10. Re: Best way to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower

Nothing wrong with Viator. They resell just like Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com and a million other such sites. I have used them many many times and recommend them.