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Skip the Line: Small Group Louvre Masterpieces Express Tour

Arrondissement de Paris, France
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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


See the world-famous treasures of the Louvre with a 1.5-hour skip-the-line tour. Head to the front of the long queue and follow your guide to the museum’s most renowned masterpieces, including the ‘Venus de Milo’ sculpture and iconic paintings like ‘The Raft of the Medusa’ and the ‘Mona Lisa.’ Learn about the history and significance of these pieces from your expert guide and enjoy an intimate, small-group tour of no more than twelve people.
  • 1.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the Louvre Museum
  • Beat the queues and gain swift access to one of the world’s finest museums
  • Follow an expert guide along the corridors and hallways to discover thousands of years of civilization, history and art
  • Marvel at highlights such as the Venus de Milo, Géricault’s The Raft of Medusa and da Vinci’s 16th-century masterpiece, the Mona Lisa
  • Make the most of your time in the Louvre and head straight to its most significant treasures
  • Numbers limited to 12, ensuring a small-group experience
The Louvre in Paris holds one of the most important collections of art in the world, and one could easily spend weeks exploring the institution’s treasure-filled galleries. If you’re short on time, head straight for the highlights with this small-group express tour. Meet your guide near the museum’s entrance and bypass the long queues for immediate access.
Your knowledgeable guide will lead you to some of the Louvre’s most internationally adored works of art. Admire iconic sculptures such as the ancient Greek depiction of the goddess Aphrodite Venus de Milo, the headless Winged Victory of Samothrace and Antonio Canova’s evocative Neoclassical masterpiece Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss. 
Learn the history behind Théodore Géricault’s famous 19th-century painting The Raft of the Medusa and stand before one of the most famous paintings of all time — Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Your guide will share an art historian’s perspective on each piece to help you truly appreciate these artistic wonders. At the end of your 1.5-hour tour, you are free to continue roaming the Louvre’s galleries on your own.

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Jean I
, May 2019

This tour was just what we needed -- we wanted a shorter tour because my parents (in their 80s) were with us -- and while we focused on only a few of the masterpieces, our guide, Sylvie, really taught us how to look at the art...and how to navigate the crowds.

, May 2019

Nev was knowledgeable and pointed out important artistic trends of various time periods. We learned how different eras led into others and were reflected in art. Valuable tour!

Nina M
, Oct 2018

Truly enjoyed our private tour. We were a group of 4 total and it was perfect! Our guide provided fascinating facts about the art and pointed out hidden gems and skilled interpretations. Highly recommended

Richard D
, Oct 2018

I don’t like spending too much time standing around so this tour was perfect. We squeezed most of the highlights into 1.5 hours, which was perfect for us. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable

Jeannie S
, Sep 2018

Our guide Anastasia was young, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.In 90 minutes, we saw the highlights!

, Sep 2018

Our group had 5 people plus another person who missed her earlier tour so it does live up to the tour description. We took the Metro and the meeting place was a short walk. Our guide provided interesting insight on why the Museum put certain paintings in the same room. He explained how Mona Lisa painting became famous prior to people discovered her smile. He also explained where to get cool breeze, it's so hot inside the Museum and why we need the map to fan ourselves. We did spend a few more hours after the tour, especially sitting around the fountains.

, Aug 2018

I assumed we would get up close and personal to the Mona Lisa and the other masterpieces, but you have to stand in the masses like everyone else. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly but even with the express tour, it was all a bit overwhelming. You'd do better to just buy general admission and go in yourself.

, Aug 2018

The tour guide was very nice but we had trouble hearing her the entire time even when we only have 5 people. The Louvre was extremely crowded and noisy so it was hard to hear and move around. It would have been much better to have a listening device and an earpiece. We meet the tour company outside to get our tickets and that seemed very unorganized as people were crowding around the main person to get a ticket. I would not do this again.

, Jul 2018

This is a good tour for someone with only a small amount of time who wants to see the main attractions. You don't have to find your way on your own. You do see only a small amount of what you can see but you don't waste time trying to figure out how to get to places. If you do have a greater amount of time this tour would be a good jumping off point as your guide will provide directions and suggestions for further things to see.

Jennifer M
, Jul 2018

We have three teenage boys and this was the perfect amount of time at the Louvre. The guide did a great job of keeping them interested with stories about the painting.

Product code: 3731EXPRESSLOUVRE

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