Eiffel Tower Self-Guided Audio Tour


  • Offline Mode: Download tours and listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy the sites

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the perfect picture spots

  • Enjoy a private experience in a COVID-19 safe environment


Join us on this fascinating walk from the Trocadero to the Eiffel Tower - exploring its rocky past,  architectural genius and why it has become a universal symbol of love and romance.

Tour info

40 minutes
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (5-100 years)
Meeting Point

Sq. du Trocadéro, Sq. du Trocadéro, Paris, Île-de-France, 75116

Dropoff location

2 All. Adrienne Lecouvreur, All. Adrienne Lecouvreur, Paris, Île-de-France, 75007

Why take this tour?

Discover Paris and explore the unmissable Eiffel Tower - one of the most visited monuments in the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Join a local historian on this immersive private tour, as we hear about the more intimate side of the Eiffel Tower, the most iconic symbols of romance around the world. If you are visiting in the evening, see the City of Lights in all its glory and witness the tower as it sparkles at the stroke of a new hour. 

We'll be able to stand and admire the famous Eiffel Tower with its mesmerising beauty, the Palais de Chaillot and the events that link all the buildings in this neighbourhood, and the Champs de Mars is a national place of bloodshed, protests and celebrations.

If you’re looking to get the most out of your visit to Paris and the Eiffel Tower, join us on a unique experience of secret stories and spots only the locals know, for a cultural adventure in this must-see picturesque part of the city! 

The tour starts on the Parvis Droits de l'Homme (the Human Rights plaza), where you’ll take in the most breathtaking views of the tower. We’ll start walking towards the tower as we set the context about the World Fairs and the deeper meanings behind the Tower.
As we continue our walk, we’ll look out for some other prominent World Fair buildings, and explore the unique meaning behind each one. We’ll discover local open-air artwork and walk through a square that holds the memory of one of the significant milestones in our modern history.
We’ll cross the Pont d’Iena and stop to spot some other famous Parisian landmarks. This is also where we’ll learn more about the man who gave the Tower its name: Gustave Eiffel. We’ll delve into some controversy about the Tower’s early history, learn about its fight for survival (it was built as a temporary structure) and discover how it has been able to adapt and reinvent itself over the past 130 years.
Next, we’ll wind through some backstreets as Alice shows you the most instagram-able spot to take in the tower - one that few tourists will know about. We’ll discover some fun anecdotes and learn about the Tower’s more recent developments. As we approach the Tower, we’ll give you a quick quiz to test whether you’ve been listening!
See the City of Lights in all its glory and witness the tower as it sparkles at the stroke of a new hour. The tour ends at the base of the Tower, so you’ll be free to either queue for the ride to the top, or continue walking down the Champs de Mars, where we can learn about another famous French icon - Napoleon!
The Vidi Guides experience is enriched with on-screen photos and videos. We also point out where to take the perfect Instagram photos during the tour, and include recommendations for food, drinks, and local attractions. Don't worry, none of our recommendations are sponsored - they are simply favourites of the locals who helped craft the experience.
Vidi Guides creates immersive audio experiences that are like podcasts. This is a self-guided audio tour that can be started or stopped at your own convenience. Download the Vidi Guides app & your Eiffel Tower tour to explore the area independently and safely! Make sure to download your tour before your visit to streamline your trip!
- The ultimate guide to the Eiffel Tower and its surrounding area
- Love podcasts? You'll love this immersive walking tour of the Eiffel Tower neighbourhood
- Learn about the Tower’s rocky past, its architectural genius and why it’s a global symbol of love
- Explore at your own personal pace and discover the most instagram-able views of the Tower

What’s included?

  • Access to your self-guided audio tour

  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian

  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture

  • Earphones

  • Admission fee

  • Mobile device

Things to know

Before you book

  • This product is suitable for all ages

  • Do it at your own pace. This product is suitable for all fitness levels

  • English speaking Audio guide only

Before you go

  • You will need to bring your own mobile phone

  • You will need to bring your own headset/earphones

Covid Policy

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Avoid the crowds and explore the Eiffel Tower area at your own pace while adhering to social distancing regulations!

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    Bring a pair of headphones along with you so that you can truly immerse yourself in the experience! Download now and start at your convenience!

    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Too many people visit places without discovering anything about them. And we can’t let that happen.

We believe that the true essence of travelling lies in the joy of discovering the authentic face of cities, neighbourhood and cultural sites, and unlocking the many tales they hold.

With that spirit in our hearts, we started out in search of these stories hidden in the nooks and corners of Paris, London, Cambridge and Oxford's most iconic spots. We then dived into each place’s culture, history, and traditions by collaborating with historians, famous architects, photographers, street artists, and many more. What we ended up finding was a treasure trove of stories that we have meticulously tied together just for you!

But how to deliver this information? We didn’t want to create another Wikipedia, with people looking at their phones instead of the sites. And let’s face it, audioguides and headsets belong to the 20th century.. This is why we’ve created our own storytelling format. Podcast-style tours, enriched with photos and videos, that keep you wanting more.

Our goal is to create a form of travel that will make you truly discover the places you visit.