• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 5.5 hours
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Enjoy skip-the-line access to two of Paris' most popular art museums with this small-group tour of the enormous Louvre Museum and the Musée d’Orsay. Avoid wasting time waiting in the long lines that often form at these top attractions, plus get guided tours of both so you don't miss any of the masterpieces they contain. See Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' and the exquisite 'Venus de Milo' at the Louvre, and the work of Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Rodin and many more masters at the Musée d’Orsay. Group size is limited to five to ensure a personalized experience.


  • Louvre and Musée d’Orsay combo tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to bypass the long queues
  • Get a comprehensive tour of each museum with your expert guide
  • Witness the Louvre’s most famous works including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo
  • Immerse yourself in the French Impressionist movement at the Musée d’Orsay
  • Small-group tour limited to 5 ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Skip-the-Line: Louvre Museum and Musée d’Orsay Semi-Private Guided Tour

Skip-the-Line: Louvre & Orsay Semi-Private Tour

Begin your art immersion tour by meeting your guide at the grand pyramid outside the Louvre. The tour is chronological, so you'll start with the ancient Greek relics at the Louvre and work your way through the centuries at the Louvre before heading to the Musée d’Orsay to continue your art education with the French Impressionist movement.
This skip-the-line small-group tour means you get to walk right past the long line outside the Louvre and dive into your 2-hour Louvre tour right away. The museum is huge, and can be overwhelming, but with an expert guide to lead the way you'll be assured of not missing any of the important pieces in the expansive collection.
See world-famous pieces by the likes of Raphael and Delacroix, the gentle curves of the 'Venus de Milo,' the tragic scene of 'The Raft of the Medusa' and the sly smile of the 'Mona Lisa.'
Take a midday break for lunch (own expense) at a nearby restaurant or cafe, accompanied by your guide, followed by a 10-minute walk to the Musée d’Orsay on the other side of the Seine River. The beautiful building housing the museum was once a train station – the Gare d'Orsay – and now contains more than 4,000 pieces of art by 19th-century masters like Monet, Rodin and Van Gogh.
Again, enjoy skip-the-line entry at the Musée d’Orsay to avoid waiting, and begin your 2-hour tour right away. Learn about the French Impressionist movement, begun by artists like Renoir, Cézanne, Manet and Gauguin. Hear about what made their techniques revolutionary as you listen to your guide's insights into the Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings you'll see in the museum.
At the conclusion of your tour, you can enjoy more time to explore the museum's collection at your leisure.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was absolutely perfect for us to see the highlights of the Lourve and Musee d’Orsay during our stay in Paris. Belen was an excellent tour guide. She was very educated in Art History which gave us such a wonderful experience of these two museums. I highly recommend this tour.

Betty N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Amazing! Highly recommended

lolavenus United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

amazing tour. Tour guide was fabulous and friendly.

Lawrence P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Atheni ? was great. Exellent English, and understanding of art style and history was remarkable. Obviously a student of art and art history, not just a guide. Made effective use of waiting time security lines to further explain history of period of art to be seen and use of an I-pad to augment this understanding by showing comparisons with other art. We really enjoyed both tours.

Kacapin United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Perfect to see the main items.

rvicere USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Loved how I was 1 iof 3 on this small tour. Very informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Claudia, our guide, escorted 5 of us straight thru to all the highlights in the Louve. After lunch break, went to d'Orsay and again shown the objects d'art of most interest. Highly recommend the semi-private skip-the-lines tours of two museums in one day. While expensive, is cheaper than an additional hotel night and one does not dissipate his energy standing in lines.

Christine O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Amazing tour and outstanding tour guide!!
Lucia was not only very knowledgeable about all of the magnificent art, she was personable
and taught us many interesting and unique facts about the museums themselves. This was truly the
best way to see these museums. Don't try to experience these museums on your own.
Skip the lines and get an amazing tour.
tour guide to show and teach


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Tour was intimate and well balanced. Tour guide was excellent

Lisa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

On our three-city tour of London, Paris, and Rome, this tour was the favorite tour of all members of my family ranging in age from 17 to 75. Our guide, Athina was exceptional! She was a true expert on art history and archeology and we all learned so much from her. Athina guided us through centuries of priceless art works taking into consideration interests of all family members. She was engaging and an absolute pleasure to be with. We could have spent a week in the museums with her and still we would have wanted more time. Had we gone to the museums on our own, we would have definitely been overwhelmed and wasted time orienting ourselves to these massive museums, especially the Louvre. I would highly recommend Athina and this tour to anyone looking for an unforgettable day in two of the world's most captivating museums.

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