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Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered 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. 
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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
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)

Louvres , Louvres, France

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

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Meeting place prior to start the tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
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 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
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
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
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
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.

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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." See review
  • "The museum is huge and can be overwhelming so it is very helpful to have a guide to show you the highlights." See review
  • "Skip the line is the way to go because the crowds are massive at the Louvre." See review

Reviews

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4,340 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-1
Terrible experience.
John_P
, May 2022
50 tickets were sold for 25 headsets and one tour. First they said Viator oversold , then they said one guide didn’t show up. They had 50 tickets so we got into the museum, who apparently was #51. We had Viator ticket, but guide was long gone. Security said since he didn’t have an earphone, he wasn’t part of the group and would have to go buy a ticket. We argued, no one from tour was there, so we finally just walked in. Heard some of the tour from standing close to guide (who tried really hard). Museum was loud and busy, so we missed a lot. Terrible experience. We want a refund.
star-1
Bad experience . No refund till now
Biju_P
, May 2022
It was a very bad experience . there was no guide. We had to get the audio guide on our own . We had to wait for half an hour for one person from city wonders the tour operator to turn.
star-1
No Guide appeared , just a company representative
Michele_E
, May 2022
The experience was terrible. We met the Tour representative who took us into the Lourve and then informed us that there is no guide and no tour. He had tickets and said we could rent an audio guide from the Lourve. The whole purpose of purchasing the tour was to have a guided tour. We have requested a full refund and to date, the company / tour operator has not responded. Beware, do not use this company.
star-4
The guide spoke very...
AndreaG_Z
, May 2022
The guide spoke very clear English and presented excellent information about the exhibits. The pacing was excellent.
star-3
Mona is devine...
John_D
, May 2022
The Mona Lisa was spectacular, not as 'small' as many, incluing our guide suggested. DeVinci 'John the Baptist and his recently dicivered young lady were spellbinding. Unfortunately, on original small group tour was cancelled, so there were 23 people and the museum was crowded. This is NOT a tour for those without stamina. John did his best, but he was as much a wrangler as an art historian.
star-1
Guide was a No Show
Rob_E
, May 2022
Our tour guide did not show up. The young man who was there to help gather the group was stuck and did what he could to apologize for the the lack of follow through by the guide. He says it happens a lot. I would not recommend this product. It did not deliver what was promised we will be asking for our money back.
star-1
Terrible experience
Jessica_B
, May 2022
We booked a guided tour. When we showed up it ended up being a “mistake” and wasn’t a guided tour after all. Wasted an hour trying to get headphones for museum audio tour and then wrangle our group back together. Missed exhibits I wanted to see due to the wasted hour.
star-2
Skipping the line. ...
Atanu_S
, May 2022
Skipping the line. The bad thing was the guide we were supposed to have got covid and they didn’t send a replacement so we had to do the museum on our own
star-1
Choose another company.
Addison_W
, May 2022
HORRIBLE!! Showed up to our meeting point and was informed that our guide did not show up to the tour. We were initially told there was nothing that could be done, and we couldn’t even reschedule. Luckily another guide agreed to let us join their tour, but there were not enough head sets so none of my group could hear the tour. A whole tour group of 25 people would have been left behind if not for this guide. Then, after complaining to the company they merely gave us a $30 “partial refund. Overall, terrible experience and would not book with this company again.
star-1
No experience as no admission on your ticket
sandra_o
, May 2022
There was no experience as your ticket issued is not valid as you no longer have a relationship with the Louvre and therefore you are stealing peoples money . I seriously believe you need to give us a refund and sort out your problems with the Louvre
1 traveler found this review helpful

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