I’m happy to book for the Eiffel tower if others want to. I’ve been trying to schedule my time in Paris and reckon that we will be at the tower around 3.30-4ish (probably the busiest time) unless we are able to get to the tower first thing in the morning (I’m not sure how early we get going in the morning). We are planning on doing a tour of the Paris Opera house from 11.30 to 1 so will have to fit around that… I’ve heard the views from the second level are actually better since you can still make things out (probably would significantly reduce the wait time too).
What day/time are you thinking of going to mass? We are just doing the Roman Chariot portion so we end in Rome and are hanging around for a couple of days so we can go to the Pope’s Wednesday address. We would be pretty keen on going to mass as well though!
The other place you really need to book in advance (as far as I can tell) are any art galleries in Florence. We have booked for Galleria Academia at 3.30pm. Since neither of us are mega into Art we’ve decided to give Uffizi a miss this trip. Is there anything else that needs booking in advance that I have missed???