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Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and learn about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries from your art historian guide. Then enjoy time on your own to explore, viewing paintings, sculpture, and architecture from 450 BC to the 19th century. Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour or upgrade your ticket to a private tour exclusive to just your group. 
  • Choose to upgrade for a private tour of the Louvre
  • Guided walking tour inside the Louvre Museum
  • Skip the line for a speedy entry
  • See the 'Venus de Milo' and 'Mona Lisa'
  • Enjoy commentary from an English-speaking guide, plus audio headsets so you can hear clearly
  • A small-group tour limited to 25 people maximum or a private tour exclusive to only your group

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This skip-the-line tour includes audio headsets so you can hear your guide clearly. 
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Skip-the-Line Access to the Louvre Museum
An Art Historian English-speaking guide
Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
Small-group or private tour (depending on the option selected)
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

Meet at the Arc du Carrousel. This is a monumental arch with a horse-drawn chariot on top, situated across the road from the courtyard of the Louvre. Standing with your back to the entrance of the Louvre Museum. Before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden (Jardin du Tuileries)

Louvres , Louvres, France

The tour ends in the lobby of the Louvre, just under the Pyramid

Your journey through some of the world’s great artistic treasures begins at the Arc du Carrousel, next to the Louvre entrance. Choose a morning, afternoon, or evening tour and meet your English-speaking guide. Enjoy fast access to the museum with your skip-the-line pass and begin your tour through the massive venue, home to over 35,000 works of art spanning more than 73,000 square meters of exhibition space. Your entrance pass also provides complimentary audio headsets.  

Wander the diverse exhibitions, starting with the Ancient Greek Parthenon, followed by the iconic 'Venus de Milo.' While in the ancient antiquities gallery, view the celebrated 'Winged Victory of Samothrace.' Then head to the Apollo Gallery to see the opulent royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV. Get a taste of the French Revolution with Delacroix’s painting 'Liberty Leading the People,' and take in the Italian Renaissance as you gaze at the work of Michelangelo and Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa.' (See full sample list below.)

With your small group (limited to 25 people), engage in lively chats with your guide and hear entertaining anecdotes, trivia, and history. Or if you've chosen the private tour, enjoy unlimited access to your guide's wealth of knowledge. Afterward, spend as much time as you like exploring the museum independently.

Please Note: Evening tours are limited to Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm. For an extra unique experience, book an evening session and wind through the quiet corridors at night, when the crowds are gone and the artwork is basked in soft light. Enjoy the tour without all the bustle, and finish with great views of the Louvre’s glittery outside pyramid lit up after dusk.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Louvre Museum
Skip the line and see all the Louvre Museum’s must-see attractions alongside under-appreciated treasures. From the legendary ‘Mona Lisa’ to the imposing ‘Winged Victory’, your passionate guide will reveal subtle details about the Louvre’s most well-known masterpieces. Then, venture deeper into the museum, to take in the best of the rest, including pieces from the golden age of French Romanticism. After the tour, you’re free to stay as long as you like to continue exploring.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Meeting place prior to start the tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Only very small bags are allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that parties of 7 or more people may be split in different groups on the day of the tour at the meeting point.
  • We may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
  • All visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a mask in the museum, please make sure to bring your own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied. Hydroalcoholic gel will be provided at both entrances to disinfect hands and must be used before entering the building. Social distancing rules and preventive measures must be respected in the museum.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is specifically crafted to respect safety measures and social distancing. Wearing masks is mandatory inside the museum for all visitors from the age of 11.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.

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  • "Be aware that you will be going up and down many stairs so wear comfortable shoes for walking and standing." See review
  • "The museum is huge and can be overwhelming so it is very helpful to have a guide to show you the highlights." See review
  • "Skip the line is the way to go because the crowds are massive at the Louvre." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Fantastic tour of Louve
Paige_H
, Dec 2021
Summer was very knowledgeable about the history of the Louve and provided very interesting info on many pieces of art!! Highly recommend!!
star-5
Violet
gcmester
, Dec 2021
Violet is a great tour guide. She made the art come alive!! We learned so much about the Louvre… we will be back.
star-5
Fantastic tour with all the highlights
Christina_K
, Dec 2021
This was a great way to experience the Louvre. Nancy was a wonderful guide. She’s very knowledgeable and she made the experience fun with her great sense of humor. There was no waiting and I felt I got out if this what I wanted. The Louvre is a massive museum so I would not have known where to start and would have likely spent an entire day and not gotten nearly the insight, knowledge and enjoyment without Nancy leading the way.
star-4
Exactly what we were...
Charlotte_B
, Dec 2021
Exactly what we were looking for although it could’ve been another hour longer. Our guide was very knowledgeable. She showed us all the highlights. I would book again when I’m in town Different section of the Louvre
star-5
Well worth the money.
Christopher_S
, Nov 2021
Lucia, our good was fantastic. Her love, passion and knowledge of the pieces was very apparent. She shared so much great information. The guided tour was soooo interesting. Lucia also repeatedly solicited our input as to what we'd like to see, while providing her recommendations, which was great. Ask for Lucia!
star-5
Best of the Louvre for beginners
Jane_P
, Nov 2021
Our guide Alex was extremely knowledgable and passionate and explained exhibits with just the right amount of humour and historical context. Three hours whizzed by. Thank you
star-1
Horrible experience with the tour operator
Corina_F
, Nov 2021
We were late 7 minutes, the guide not only did not wait for us (i’d assume that’s normal, as perhaps others were on time), but they didn’t even try to contact us or to at least leave us the entrance tickets somewhere. We got no reachable phone number and the chat answered us 4 hours later. 1000% would not recommend to anyone.
star-5
Wonderful Louvre highlights tour
Kindra_C
, Nov 2021
Anastasia was a wonderful guide and made the Louvre tour a nice experience. Thank you! It was interesting to hear about the history of some of the art pieces and although you could spend days at the Louvre, it was a pleasure to have a tour guide walk us through so we could experience the highlights without too much information and time. Three hours was perfect for one day. There’s so much more to do in Paris!
star-5
The guys was nice !!! He...
Marcelino_P
, Nov 2021
The guys was nice !!! He explain us everything very well !!! I definitely recommend this tour !! It was a great experience!!
star-1
Poor customer service experience
Deana_G
, Nov 2021
We explored the museum on our own after the ticket company was less than helpful. We arrived early, entered security, and were in the "group meeting area" prior to our scheduled time of 2:30. We saw no one with signs and the voucher on our mobile device did not show a meeting spot. We asked for assistance and called the number on the ticket at 2:32. The person on the call said our tour had already left. Upon getting home, we read the information on our computer and found the meet up place was outside the Louvre. Therefore, the phone assistant could have had plenty of time to contact them and allow us to meet up since we had already been through security and were waiting inside at 2:32 on a phone call with her. That was after we had waited patiently and been to the Louvre assistance office.

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