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Small-Group Skip-the-Line Louvre Highlights Tour

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Paris, France
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At a Glance

2 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
Get straight to the heart of France's most famous art destination with this 2-hour express tour of the Louvre. Skip the long entrance lines with a small group of no more than 20 and head straight for... More
Get straight to the heart of France's most famous art destination with this 2-hour express tour of the Louvre. Skip the long entrance lines with a small group of no more than 20 and head straight for the museum's most famous and captivating works, including the 'Mona Lisa,' 'The Raft of the Medusa,' and other masterpieces. Enhance your viewing experience by learning the stories and secrets behind the art and artists from an expert licensed guide.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Skip the line
  • Small-group tour

What To Expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

The Louvre is a must-see in Paris, not just for its incredible art but for the history
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

The Louvre is a must-see in Paris, not just for its incredible art but for the history held within its walls. This was once a palace where princes rode their horses up and down the hallways; a sprawling complex fortified to protect the first
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

The Louvre is a must-see in Paris, not just for its incredible art but for the history held within its walls. This was once a palace where princes rode their horses up and down the hallways; a sprawling complex fortified to protect the first family of France. Go beyond the obvious on our jam-packed Louvre Highlights Tour, peering behind the artworks to unlock their secrets.
You’ll see famous French works like Géricault’s ‘Raft of Medusa’, which depicts the true story of shipwrecked sailors driven to cannibalism. Of course da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ will play a major role in your tour. You won’t believe how tiny the Louvre’s most famous artwork is, nor how many guests have tried to destroy her! At the sculpture gallery you’ll encounter another Italian in Michelangelo’s ‘Slaves’; plus Anthony Canova’s incredibly romantic ‘Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss’.
You’ll also get a sense for that other use of the Louvre, as a royal palace. With your guide on hand to point out the details, you’ll notice the beautiful ceiling panels and explore a special room filled with crown jewels.
As you explore, you’ll have headsets to help you hear your guide and to ensure that you don’t get lost. Traveling in a small group of just 20 people or fewer (including you), means you’ll also find them easier to interact with and question. All the better since they have all the answers! We hire only the best, most qualified licensed guides to lead our Louvre tours.
Skip long lines and join us on this short (but sweet) adventure into the heart of French art and history.


Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Place du Carrousel, 75001 Paris France

Place du Carrousel

Pass By: Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris France

Places des Pyramides

What's Included

Headsets
Expert English speaking local tour guide
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

Return Details

Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Unfortunately this tour is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Tour
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Unfortunately this tour is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Tour Only in English
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Unfortunately this tour is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Tour Only in English
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Important note for August 6th 2019 - October 24th 2019: The Mona Lisa has been temporarily moved which may affect tour itinerary including when it can be viewed during the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Great Guide!
gh8652000
, Aug 2019
We had a great experience, and the guide was great! She took the time to explain each piece and we could understand every word! She ensured we were all together and no one was missing before moving on. Great experience
Definitiely Recommend!
be_lws
, Aug 2019
We enjoyed our tour of the Louvre with Daniel (from Ireland). We arrived about 30 minutes early to avoid being late and were greeted and told that we were in the right place. Daniel arrived on time and introduced himself and we learned a bit about him and the geographic diversity in our walking tour group. The "Skip the Line" was real. We saw the Mona Lisa first -- it's a quick glance so be ready--have a plan. Daniel's upbeat demeanor and knowledge of the works of art in the Lourve were on very nice. He made sure our group stayed together and did not to leave anyone behind. His humor was genuine. Hope that if you don't get Daniel, you get someone just as good. Would definitely recommend this tour. Know that there are several companies that do this tour even though that not obvious when you are searching for excursions via Viator (at least I didn't see it). I wish Daniel had a card with his name, promo code --that would be much easier to keep than trying to jot it all down at the end of the tour. Maybe his group was called Walking -- something. Too bad I can't remember because I'd like to book them again in the future.
Perfect for families with kids who probably don’t really care!!!
Janetwantstogo
, Aug 2019
Daniel from Ireland did a fantastic job steering us to the highlights of the museum in a limited time frame! While I would have liked more, more, more, the kids got the highlights and fun stories on this tour. Mona Lisa was top, but also Venus dr Milo and Nike of Samothrace and the Stella code of Hammurabi. Excellent!!
Amazing louvre tour
BradleyB1314
, Jul 2019
Our day started as explained in the Viator description and the meeting spot was well laid out. Me met our amazing tour guide Nancy who was very friendly, knowledgeable and Charismatic. The skip the line portion in its self was worth the money as we had inadvertently booked out Paris portion of our trip with a European heat wave and only waited about 5 min before we made it through security. In the allotted time Nancy walked us through the history of the louvre and the significance of many famous pieces of art and sculptures including the infamous Mona Lisa. At the end of the tour Nancy helped us with how to navigate the multiple floors and hundreds of other exhibits. The tour and skip the line portion was worth the money and our guide Nancy was worth more. 10 stars to this tour.
Knowledgeable Tour guide
Andy C
, Jul 2019
We appreciate having a knowledgeable tour guide who could maximize our visit to the Louvre. She also provided suggestions for further exhibits in the museum for us to enjoy on our on.
Fast and very interesting
anitairforsha
, Jul 2019
Our guide Susan got our group of about 20 people inside very fast. She guided us to the most important parts of the Louvre and explained everything in a very easy way mixing humor with knowledge.
wonderful
577angie
, Jul 2019
Our guide Violet provides us a lot of interesting facts and details for the visit. The tour is wonderful.
Avi was the best tour guide!
Expedition294044
, Jul 2019
First trip to France and we loved Paris! Avi was the perfect guide, very informative and for a couple with limited art knowledge - he insured we saw the best pieces and explained everything so well. I wish I had booked a longer tour, loved this tour!
Team Adam Rocks
Navigator07748998104
, Jul 2019
Adam's Guided Tour of the Louvre was probably the best tour my family has ever been on. His knowledge of the arts and presentation were excellent. My whole family including our young adult children really enjoyed the tour and we ended of staying in the Louvre for a few more hours to explore after the tour. Highly recommend.
Express tour
tuhiwhanau123
, Jun 2019
Great tour option for a quick express tour. Our guide Ivana was informative and made the tour come to life with the stories she shared.

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