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Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and spend three hours with a guide, seeing and learning about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries. 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 to ensure a more intimate experience. To upgrade your ticket, select a private tour exclusive to just your group. 

Highlights

  • 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
  • Enjoy a small-group tour limited to 25 people maximum or a private tour exclusive to only your group

What You Can Expect

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

Admire the stunning Winged Victory of Samothrace

Your 3-hour 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. 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

Customer Reviews

Bs754

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Amazing museum and Tour guide was excellent. We are so glad we took this tour. Our guide started off taking us through the original palace which was off the beaten path. What a great experience. We travel through the museum hitting key highlights. seriously you could spend days but for us the 3 plus hours was manageable and comfortable. I can not say enough positive things about our tour guide Fabi. She was a pleasure to be with and shared so much insight regarding the various pieces of art we saw. I highly recommend the small group tour and will recommend this for my daughter who will be visiting Paris later this year.

krish

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Can one go wrong with Louvre, No, but have loads and loads of time. Soak the history. Just a work of caution, Monalisa, well be prepared for a big let down I am afraid. Be wary of stick toting selfie brigade of tourists.

Cynthia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This tour was so interesting! Our guide was the best and her love of art really shone through.

mswilson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

We were very fortunate to be part of a small group on this tour. Tina was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and provided a fun and informative tour with lots of interesting history and stories. Thank you for a wonderful introduction to the Louvre.

Kristine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Definitely recommend! Skipping the line is worth it because you don't waste precious time. We had a great guide, Lily Ya. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the tour, and guided us well through the crowds at the museum. You see major works of art sculpture and paintings, and then have time to explore on your own after the tour.

Robert L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This was the perfect introduction to The Louvre. Had it not been for the amazing tour guide, we would have rushed right past some highlights including the foundation of the fortress which tells an important historical tale, and we would have missed crucial things such as the earlier da Vinci portraits that provided context for the Mona Lisa. Although our Paris Pass provided multiple days of access to the Louvre, we did this separately booked guided tour first to get our bearings and learn our way around the complex. It was definitely worth the time and small additional expense. When we returned to the Louvre a couple of days later we were able to gain immediate entrance by using one of the lesser known entrances that avoided the long line of tourists waiting to purchase tickets. If This is your first visit to the Louvre or if you want to have some additional insight into art history, this tour is a must do.

mb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Lee did a great job as a tour guide. His knowledge was presented in a very clear and enjoyable fashion. Highly recommend.

shazlee24

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

So happy we chose the Friday evening tour and our guide Lillyah was incredible ! Her knowledge and passion for history was so inspiring - we were lucky enough to have her for our Guide - 5 Stars . We heard the Louvre was hard to navigate plus we wanted to appreciate what we were looking at, so to be able to follow our guide around and really enjoy the experience was excellent. As the museum was close to closing time we saw the Mona Lisa with no crowds and were able to take photos right in front. Lillyah didnt rush us either so we really appreciated that. Definitely recommend this Evening Tour !

Aryooper United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

There is never enough time to spend in such an amazing place. You just want to take it all in and there is so much. I can't wait to go back.

prashantagr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

We got a very knowledgable and fun/passionate-about-arts guide. He didn't rush the tour at all and although the group was somewhat big, took care of everyone.

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