Bucket List · Travelling

Tour of the Eiffel Tower

In July last year we took a trip to Paris which was absolutely beautiful, however one thing laid heavy on our minds…Queuing!

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Most of the tourist attractions in Paris are so popular that the queues can be anything up to 3 hours long and with a limited amount of time in the city this really worried me. I scoured the internet for cheap, line skipping tickets so as to make the most of our time. This is when i found the website www.attractiontickets.com 

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The ticket allowed a skip the line and tour of the Eiffel tower for a decent charge. I believe we only paid around £40-£45 but the ticket prices have now gone up to £50 each. Which believe me, for the Queue we missed, it is still 100% worth it.

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The tour started in a small shop a couple of streets away and was led by an English tour guide who was very knowledgeable and lovely to chat with. She took us through a brief history before making our way up the Eiffel tower.

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Unfortunately due to cold winds and the tower being very hectic this is where the tour became more of a struggle.

Even though the tour and information given was great, the amount of time we spent in the cold and being pushed by other tourists started to grind on me a little bit and by the time we reached the very top we spent just a mere few minutes up there before being more than done and heading down.

So there we have it, i encourage you to take part in a tour and I can personally recommend this one however be prepared clothing wise for the weather and patience wise for the flood of other tourists ready to push you out the way.

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Maybe an evening sunset tour may be better suited for a quieter time!

 

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