Head straight into the home of the Mona Lisa with this skip-the-line tour of the world's largest art museum. Once inside, your local art historian guide will provide you with background about some of the Louvre's most stunning pieces of art. Expect to see masterpieces by the likes of Da Vinci, Raphael, Veronese, Titian, and Botticelli, not to mention the French Crown Jewels.
Skip the oftentimes long lines at the Louvre
See what remains of the French Crown Jewels
Check out all sorts of masterpieces an art historian as your guide
We appreciated being able to skip the line, and also prioritize and focus our visit to get a flavor for the museum (knowing we could come back at a later visit in the future). Taylor, the tour guide, was highly knowledgeable and energetic. The tour, though, could have benefitted from more interaction between the guide and the guests - it was like listening to a long, non-stop lecture with no breaks, and after time, it became difficult to concentrate. We tended to linger too long on some of the pieces - it really dragged on - and we're geeky history buffs! For the cost, it might be better to rent the audio guides and venture out on your own.
Our tour guide, Josephine, was extremely knowledgeable and did an amazing job getting us to the front of the line at the time the Louvre opened. Josephine did a great job including the children (and teens), interjecting humor into the discussion and making sure that everyone was engaged. We went straight to the Mona Lisa once we arrived, then moved on to see the rest of the highlights from there. I would totally recommend the Skip the Line tour if you are pressed on time and don't want to miss the highlights of the museum.
Amazing!!!!!!!!!! Ari, our guide was the best we have ever had in our bookings with Viator. He was extremely knowledgeable, witty and very patient. This is a must tour for the Louvre. We would highly recommend this tour to everyone.
More than a 5 star review!!!
My husband and I loved this tour! Our family of 5 was part of a small group of 12 for a 3 hour tour which was fantastic! We saw so much and got in at 9 when it opened at a side entrance (skip the line). Violette was so knowledgeable and we finished as the crowds were getting to be too much. We stayed for lunch in the outdoor café. It was long for the kids (15, 13, 11) but what a great experience!
The promise of an “art historian” guide distinguished this tour from the others, and it was worth it! Our guide, Oliver, was fantastic. Before entering, we got a quick history of the building, the Pyramid, and an orientation on what to expect. Our group was only 6 persons, very comfortable. We saw the most important pieces accompanied by Oliver’s engaging interaction and commentary to give us improved appreciation of the works and artists. The pace was just right. Due to about 20-deep crowd, we couldn’t get a close-up look at the Mona Lisa, but no complaints. We stayed on for a few hours and saw more amazing art.
The tour guide was so nice, clear and informative. My teenage son was interested in everything he said. He combined art and history and taught us in an engaging way. He has a Master Degree in graphic design and his educational background shone through as he taught us things. He even connected things. Each work of art was connected to the past piece. He was perfect and did not waste a second of time. We really appreciated it.
Our tour guide Oliver was so knowledgeable, and his descriptions were not only informative but very entertaining. The early morning tour is well worth getting up for since it is less crowded not only in the museum but outside the museum. Early in the morning, you can take pictures in front of the museum without any people in the background. The tour is amazing, and well worth it. Afterwards, you can spend as much time as you want in the museum on your own.