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Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa

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From $66.54

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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. 

What's Included

  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Louvre Museum
  • An art historian English-speaking guide to offer an in-depth tour of the Louvre
  • 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

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 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)

Return Details

  • Louvres, Louvres, France

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

What To Expect

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.

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.

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Meeting place prior to start the tour

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Operated by City Wonders Ltd

Cancellation Policy

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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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Traveler Tips


Be aware that you will be going up and down many stairs so wear comfortable shoes for walking and standing.
The museum is huge and can be overwhelming so it is very helpful to have a guide to show you the highlights.
Skip the line is the way to go because the crowds are massive at the Louvre.
Reviews
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Great tour
Sagi_P, Jun 2022
Easy meeting point. Great information and history knowledge by Natalia. She made sure the entire group stayed together which is challenging considering the density of the crowd. Recommend this tour
Amazing Experience!
Kevin_B, Jun 2022
Addy was clearly VERY passionate about art and sharing that passion with the participants on the tour. The Louvre is so overwhelming, so having such a knowledgeable tour guide was incredible!
Christina is a wonderful...
Peggy_L, Jun 2022
Christina is a wonderful tour guide. I can’t imagine going to the Louvre on our own. She was knowledgeable and easy to understand. The experience was amazing.
Lovely day at the Louvre
Britt_I, Jun 2022
I loved our guide! She was so knowledgeable of the art as well as the history. Though it was crowded, she navigated us through it to avoid it
Mona Lisa I’m coming
Sakenna_D, Jun 2022
Enjoyed historical information/guide but should have been 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Too many stairs. Group size was appropriate and audio device was nice.
Great experience
Mark_P, Jun 2022
Really easy. Great experience. Three hours went by fast but was perfect for the kids. Would definitely recommend for families.
Paid for skip the line tour but were not given skip the line tickets
Rebecca_C, Jun 2022
I do not recommend. Loki g a tour via Viator or with City Wonder. They did not have skip the line tickets for us, despite the fact that we paid for a private tour to skip the line. They blamed it on changed rules from the Louvre, but admitted themselves they had 10 days to adjust / even inform us of the change. We arrived 15 minutes early and could not find our guide until 2 minutes before our visit time, when they informed us we would have to wait in line for an hour. It took us 20 minutes to convince the tour leaders to find another solution, and then another 25 minutes for them to get us started on the tour. We were 45 minutes late for our tour. Throughout everything, the leader made us feel like the error was our fault / our problem to solve even though they had the wrong tickets for us. They would not have found a solution without us pushing and making suggestions. The only reason why this doesn’t get a 1 star is because our guide, Natalia, was fantastic. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the Louvre, answered all our questions thoughtfully with great insight, and tailored the tour for our family. She was lovely.
Totally Disappointing.
TeongLiang_Y, Jun 2022
The tour was Cancelled at the last minute after we arrived at the meeting point and was informed. There was no prior notification. We wasted the taxi fare to the Lourve and it ruined our plans for the day. No solution was given by your representative other than the arise of “it is just too bad, that’s your problem!” The tour was NOT completed so I do not understand how you can have the audacity to even state the tour was completed!!
Brilliant Tour In Every Way
Gary_D, Jun 2022
We were greeted by Christina who was extremely professional and knowledgeable. She was patient with us and ever so lovely. We had such a great time. Christina knew all the stories and background of each painting and sculpture. She also shared her views which were very insightful. I normally get bored after an hour on a tour, but those three hours just flew by. The added bonus was skipping the long queue. It really does make a difference walking around with a knowledgeable tour guide rather than a recording and map. The earphones and microphone was a game changer and we could hear every word Christina had to say. I would definitely recommend her.
Great Louvre experience
Krishna_v, Jun 2022
Addy was great in explaining art and art history. The entire tour was organized well and each room and the painting were explained
Excellent Guide!
margewoodard, Jun 2022
Great guide. Knowledgeable. Good English. Kept us on schedule. No. Great guide. Knowledgeable. Good English. Kept us on schedule.
Great experience!
Robyn_B, Jun 2022
Having the guide made going through the louvre so much easier and she was very knowledgeable about the history and artwork!
Lots of history with little art
Victoria_S, Jun 2022
Our guide talked a lot about French history. She would spend large portions of time discussing anything to do with the history and then very briefly discuss famous works contained in the Louve. We also couldn’t hear 1/3 of what was said due to being out of range with the headsets.
Best tour guide ever
Patrick_Q, Jun 2022
Adi was great as our tour guide. She is very knowledgeable regarding the Louvre and related the museum to other sites in the city which was very informative. You can tell she is well traveled and was willing to take time to answer all questions.
Don’t do the guided tour
paula_b, Jun 2022
Booked the tickets, showed up 15 minutes early. Tour guide signaled us into the louvre, went through security, and then could not find tour guide anywhere. Tried asking museum employees for help and they told us to find our guide. Easier said than done… ended up having to buy two tickets additional tickets into the louvre itself. Disputed and asked for a refund and they rejected us saying they don’t refund for missed tours. Will definitely be disputing with credit card company and never using them again! The louvre was cool though. Better to just go on your own for 1/3 of the price and not get screwed over
Disappointed
John_M, Jun 2022
Our tour was booked for a maximum of 12. When I pointed this out to the tour organizer I was told there would be 24 and that was what it would be. He then rudely told me to go ahead and complain if I wanted to. We selected this tour because of the advertised group size of 12 or less and were disappointed that is not the tour we had.
Andrea you disappointed!!
dianebella, Jun 2022
I’ve used City Wonders several times with good experiences. For this if I could I’d say NEGATIVE ZERO. Apparently the “ tour guide, ran off, did not show up and this was the 2nd time”. His name was Andrea.
Tour guide never showed up
Jennifer_C, Jun 2022
It was our very last day in Paris and we were so excited to finally be going to visit the Louvre. We arrived 15 minutes early as instructed but our tour guide never showed up. After waiting in 100 degree weather fir half an hour we called and were told there was nothing they could do our guide had just vanished. They did not have a back up guide and we therefore were unable to go into the Louvre at all. You need a reservation to get into the Louvre even without a tour planned and they were sold out by the time we finished speaking with city wonders. We were told we would be refunded but this is now an experience we may never to get to have. Extremely disappointed.
Great Tour
Jack_B, Jun 2022
Our guide was fantastic. He was fun, engaging and our family enjoyed the tour. He provided a wealth of history and information about the art and sculptures.
Not recommended
Robbin_R, Jun 2022
We never found our tour guide because there were hundreds of people and so many different groups at the meeting point. We couldn’t get in with the tour tickets so we had to buy additional tickets upon entry. It was so hot and crowded that we couldn’t even read the information about the art. There was a 1-2 hour line to see the Mona Lisa…
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