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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Take a small group walking tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris and jump the queue by booking ahead. This skip the line tour helps you explore the collection of paintings, sculpture, and architecture with an expert local guide. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!

This tour was specifically designed to highlight the most famous works of the Louvre Museum. Entering the Louvre through the original Medieval structure from the 12th century, join your guide on a journey from one breathtaking gallery to the next as you travel through time visiting works from 450 BCE through to the 1800s.

Highlights

  • Guided walking tour inside the Louvre Museum
  • Includes viewing of the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa
  • Personalized small group and commentary (maximum 25 people)
  • Expert English-speaking guide, plus audio headsets so you're guaranteed to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip the line entry to avoid the queues
  • Identifies all the museum's highlights including viewing of the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa

Venus de Milo, Louvre Museum Paris

Begin with the Ancient Greek Parthenon; then gaze at the graceful Venus de Milo. Admire one of the Louvre's most celebrated sculptures, Winged Victory of Samothrace. Continue on to the Apollo Gallery that houses the ornate royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV.

Marvel at influential pieces such as Canova's Psyche and Cupid and Delacroix's famous painting depicting the sentiment of the French Revolution, Liberty Leading the People. Michelangelo’s masterpieces await you in the Italian Renaissance wing, and you will discover firsthand what makes Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa the most enigmatic portrait of all time.

The Louvre hosts over 35,000 pieces of artwork spanning over 60,000 square meters of exhibition space. This skip-the-line, small-group tour will lead you comfortably through the galleries so you can explore all of the masterpieces without the hassle of waiting in long lines.

Do you want to see the Louvre at night?

Select the 6:30pm tour (on Wednesdays or Fridays) to take the guided tour in the evening – an opportunity available for a strictly limited season. There is a certain magic about visiting the Louvre in the evening. The corridors are quiet, the artwork is mysterious in low light and the atmosphere is more relaxed. The museum’s exterior is also breathtaking. Lit from below, the old palace appears contemporary, the dazzling Louvre pyramid reflecting in the pond and lending it an air of glamour. Apart from the late starting time, this evening tour is exactly the same as the other half-day tours. By the time the visit is over, it will be dark out and you can see the Louvre and Pyramid lit up.

Itinerary

Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour includes but is not limited to:
  • Sully Wing
  • Roman Sculpture Hall
  • Venus de Milo
  • Frieze of the Parthenon
  • Etruscan Artifacts
  • Winged Victory of Samothrace
  • The Apollo Gallery (crowns of Louis XV and Napoleon)
  • Italian Renaissance Wing (DaVinci’s Madonna on the Rocks, the Mona Lisa)
  • French Wing (David’s Coronation of Napoleon, Delacroix’s Victory Leading the People)
  • Michelangelo’s Slaves and Canova’s Psyche and Cupid

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour and the tour guide was very knowledgeable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was very informative, enjoyed it very much!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Trip wAs GREAT and the tour guid was informative and loved her hod a lot. Very organized too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I'm more into history than art and WOW how great this tour was for those enjoy are but love history. There were only 6 in our group and that really made the tour. Only way to see the Louvre as far as I'm concerned!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The Louvre is overwhelming in size!! This small group tour was perfect for 2-2 1/2 hours. We had a tour guide who was an art historian, and gave us fantastic insights into the Louvre and it's art. Definately a thumbs up for those on short visits or first visits to to the Louvre.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Again, a knowledgeable guide made this tour fabulous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour guide. Very very knowledgable and capable of navigating the crowds. Nice small group allowed us to see a lot in just a few hours. We appreciated the opportunity to stay in the museum after the tour and continue looking at art. Really enjoyed this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide, Damien, was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour was a little lengthy for our two teenage children, but we all found it interesting and informative. This tour gave us a good overview of some of the main exhibits at the Louvre. Overall, we would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was wonderful. Our guide demonstrated love and knowledge about the Louvre. She truly loved her job and sharing information with us...even the insider stories. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Skipping the line was great the tour hit the highlights and helped us make the most of our short time in Paris. The museum is mobbed, I can't imagine how long the wait is to get in with out this tour also finding the Highlights would be very difficult with the crowds inside. As a bonus, our guide was terrific in enhancing our appreciation for what we saw.

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