Climbing the Eiffel Tower and enjoying a cruise on the Seine are, without a doubt, two of the most important plans for your trip to the city of Paris.
If you are sure that you are going to enjoy both proposals, I recommend that you choose to buy a ticket that combines the two experiences. This way, you will save time and money, as you may benefit from a discount, but most importantly, you will not have to waste time waiting in line to purchase your ticket, but only entertain yourself at the security checkpoint. Are you up for it?
Enjoy the two best attractions in Paris
What better way to discover Paris than to climb the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine with this ticket with audio guide and priority access. Don't wait any longer!
Thanks to this ticket with audio guide you can go up to the second and third levels of the Eiffel Tower without having to wait in the long queue that characterizes the "Iron Lady". In addition, with this product you will also have access to a cruise on the Seine River, lasting about an hour, during which you can see the most iconic monuments of Paris such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Museum.
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How to buy tickets to climb the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine?
The combined ticket to climb the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine can be purchased conveniently online. There are several companies that offer this package for travelers visiting the city of Paris. And there is no doubt that it is a highly recommended option, as it guarantees priority access to both attractions without queuing, so you will save time and, in addition, the price of the combined ticket (from about 90 euros) is usually cheaper than the sum of separate tickets to both attractions.
When is the best time to enjoy the Eiffel Tower and the Seine?
The combined ticket to the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River cruise are done on the same day. In fact, the tour lasts about two and a half hours, one hour for each attraction, and can be booked both in the morning and afternoon. The first visit will take place at the Eiffel Tower and, once finished, you will head to the Bir-Hakeim Bridge from where the cruise on the Seine will depart.
Although I recommend that if you have the opportunity to do it as late as possible, since the cruise from sunset is more beautiful if possible. The illuminated city of Paris captivates everyone who knows it. Of course, early in the morning the tourist influx will be lower and the visit will always be more comfortable.
How much can I save with a combined ticket for the Eiffel Tower and a Seine cruise?
The combined ticket to climb the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine is priced from 90 euros, while the ascent to the Eiffel Tower has a cost from 30 euros and the Seine cruise depending on the time of day at which it is performed and the services included has a very varied cost. Thus, depending on the time of year in which you buy it you can save a few euros.
But the real benefit of this combined ticket is the time saving, as you will have priority access and no queue to both attractions, so you will not lose time except at the security checkpoint of the Eiffel Tower and is something you have to take into account if you want to make the most of your trip to the City of Light.
Read the post Eiffel Tower ticket prices for more information.
How to get from the Eiffel Tower to the departure point of the Seine cruise?
The combined ticket to the Eiffel Tower and Seine cruise is also very convenient, as the boat departs from the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, which is located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. To get to both sites you can opt for the metro, bus, car or train. In my opinion, the most convenient is the metro.
- Metro: There are three metro stations next to the Eiffel Tower: Trocadéro, Bir-Hakeim and École-Militaire, and from all three you can comfortably walk there in just a few minutes. Visit the metro map: and read the post how to use the metro in Paris and you will have no doubts.
- Train: You should take the C line and get off at the station Champ de Mars. From there to the Eiffel Tower it is only a seven minute ride.
- Bus: The lines that pass by the Eiffel Tower are 42, 69, 82 and 87. From the bus stop to the Eiffel Tower you will have a journey time of approximately eight to ten minutes.
- Car: If you go by car you have to take into account that the Eiffel Tower does not have its own parking, but there are three parking lots that are very close to the monument: Pullman Tour Eiffel (it is the most convenient option as it is less than a minute walk away, in the direction 18 Av. de Suffren); Parking Paris Autocar (located at 443 Avenue Joseph Bouvard, approximately eight minutes away on foot), and Parking Indigo Joffre École Militaire (at 2 Place Joffre, approximately 10 minutes from the Eiffel Tower).
Where to eat near the Eiffel Tower and the Seine cruise?
The Eiffel Tower is very close to the Bir-Hakeim Bridge, which is where the departure of the Seine cruises is located. If you want to take advantage of eating before or after both attractions, I indicate the best places.
- Francette: French restaurant that offers an uninterrupted service from Monday to Saturday from 12:00 am to 1:00 am and on Sundays from 12:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
- Brasserie de la Tour Eiffel: It is a classic Parisian restaurant with a long tradition that began in 1910. It offers a continuous service from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm. The dishes are delicious and have a great variety.
- Café Gustave: A modern and elegant restaurant next to the Eiffel Tower serving traditional dishes. The service is attentive and professional and is open every day of the week from 7 a.m. to midnight.
- Chez Pippo: Next to the Eiffel Tower is this pleasant Italian restaurant offering pasta, risottos and other delicious dishes. The service is very attentive and it is open every day of the week from 10 am to 10 pm.
Note that you can also eat in one of the restaurants of the Eiffel Tower: 58 Tour Eiffel, Le Jules Verne or Bar à Champagne. And, in addition, I leave you the post restaurants near the Eiffel Tower.
What will I see from the Eiffel Tower and from a cruise on the Seine?
The Eiffel Tower and the Seine river cruise are two of the must-see attractions on your trip to Paris.
- Eiffel Tower: With a height of 324 meters, the Eiffel Tower is one of the best observatories from which to contemplate the beauty of the city of Paris. From the top you can see the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Seine River, the Champs Elysees, the Louvre Museum... In addition, at the highest level you can see a reconstruction of the office of the architect who designed this attraction, Guste Eiffel. If you want more details, read the post views from the Eiffel Tower.
- Cruise: On the cruise along the Seine you will have the opportunity to see the most spectacular monuments of Paris such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay or the Eiffel Tower.
Tips for a combined visit to the Eiffel Tower and a cruise on the Seine River
If you decide to buy a combined ticket to visit the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine, it is important that you take into account the following tips.
- Buy your ticket in advance so you don't miss out.
- It is a highly recommended experience, as you will have the opportunity to enjoy both attractions without wasting time waiting in line.
- The best time of the day to enjoy this combined ticket is late in the day, as having the opportunity to climb the Eiffel Tower when night falls, as well as seeing it illuminated from the Seine is an unforgettable experience. I leave you the post Eiffel Tower at night so you know all the details.
- The best days of the week to enjoy this entrance are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, as there are fewer visitors and you can enjoy both attractions more comfortably.
- Please note that the Eiffel Tower is closed on Bastille Day, July 14. Also, the cruise on the Seine there are certain days of the year that may be subject to changes in the schedule such as Christmas, New Year's Eve ... in which special celebrations take place and have additional supplements.
- If possible, at the Eiffel Tower go down the stairs so you will not waste unnecessary time queuing in the elevator and you can enjoy the beauty of the city at every step.
- And for you to organize a perfect trip to Paris, from start to finish, visit the post what to see and do in Paris, you will find various plans for all tastes and ages.