The overall experience was good. Instructions were easy enough and the boat ride was nice. The only clarification I would add is that the guide just gets you into Eiffel Tower once he hands out passes. After that, you are on your own, although the line to go up to level 2 was quite short.
The tour was wonderful because of the tower experience itself. It was great to skip the line but our guide was late and left us in our own. We were routed to stand in line by one of the tower staff and luckily I saw someone from our group being let in or many of our group would have had to wait a long time. Our tour guide should have been with us to ensure we were placed in the correct line. The tour guide did offer an upgrade to summit tickets, which had been sold out when I booked the tour, so that was a plus. If you get your tickets early I would recommend buying your tickets from the Eiffel Tower directly rather than using this tour because the actual guide just hands you your tickets and waves you toward the line.
This is a skip the line, unguided tour. The cruise has commentary only inside the boat. It was very hard to figure out the meeting place due to a lot of construction at the base of the Eiffel Tower. Even though we were lost and late the tour company waited for us and found us. We were so relieved!
I was very disappointed for many reasons with this tour. Many of us who signed up for the tour assumed the pick up place for tickets would be at a restaurant under the Eiffel Tower. So, we waited to go through security only to find out the pick up place is blocks away. We wasted quite a bit of time in determining this and had to go through the security lines twice. Second, there is no benefit of having the skip the line for the river cruise. We went 15 minutes before the cruise we wanted to take and missed the cruise due to long lines. The skip the line was for purchasing the ticket. That was no help. So, we had to wait a half hour and completely missed the top of the hour to see twinkly lights at the Eiffel Tower as the cruise was down the river at that time. Completely frustrating. I do not recommend.
Eiffel Tower and Evening Illumination Cruise was fantastic! Tour guide was very informative and helpful. He got us through the Eiffel Tower lne very fast. While waiting for the elevator at the Eiffel Tower our guide arranged entrainment see video.
Dommage que l'on ne soit pas prévenu que la montée au 3èmè étage est impossible
Nothing special with this tour, the guide met you and gave you your tickets to get you through the line and gave some information on the tower. I would recommend this tour if you are an independent traveler and comfortable with navigating on your own.
This wasn't a tour with a guide. It's basically follow this person who will get you in a separate entrance and they will point you to where you catch the boat later. For what it was it worked well. You still have some line and some wait but probably significantly less than the main line.
Excellent cruise and wonderful to skip the line at the Eiffel Tower.
Excellent experience. The guide who met us with the tickets and took us to the Tower was awesome. Explained everything and was very courteous and nice. Avoided a 1-1/2 hour wait using skip-the-line. The cruise along the river was also very beautiful. Highly recommend this tour for a great overview of the area and quick entrance to the Eiffel Tower.