Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Guided Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Take a small group or a private (depending on the option you choose) walking tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris and jump the queue by booking ahead. This skip the line tour helps you explore the collection of paintings, sculpture, and architecture with an expert local guide. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. Upgrade your ticket for a private tour exclusive to just your group. This tour was specifically designed to highlight the most famous works of the Louvre Museum. Entering the Louvre through the original Medieval structure from the 12th century, join your guide on a journey from one breathtaking gallery to the next as you travel through time visiting works from 450 BCE through to the 1800s.
24-hour room service
WiFi in public area
Newspaper in lobby
Il treno partiva alle ore 08:30 dalla stazione di Campo Di Marte, a Firenze. Appena la sera prima avevo salutato mio fratello e finito di sistemare lo zaino da 65L per l'avventura che mi stava aspettando. Ero "pronto". La notte era passata velocemente... come se non avessi dormito. Io, ed i miei genitori, arriviamo in stazione alle 8 puntuali, attraversando Firenze in uno dei pochi (e violenti) temporali estivi.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France
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 Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour includes but is not limited to: • Sully Wing • Roman Sculpture Hall • Venus de Milo • Frieze of the Parthenon • Etruscan Artifacts • Winged Victory of Samothrace • The Apollo Gallery (crowns of Louis XV and Napoleon) • Italian Renaissance Wing (DaVinci’s Madonna on the Rocks and Mona Lisa) • French Wing (David’s Coronation of Napoleon; Delacroix’s Victory Leading the People) • Michelangelo’s Slaves • Canova’s Psyche and Cupid
Duration: 3 hours
Fully narrated tour
Skip the line
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Small-Group tour or Private Tour (if option selected)
Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
Guaranteed to skip the lines
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France
TripAdvisor's Customer Reviews
Not only is the Louvre Museum of the most iconic buildings of Paris, our guide Violet managed to walk us around discussing the architecture, the paintings, their history and the stories behind the artists. Her knowledge is amazing, but her ability to keep you interested was a delightful. Not only would we recommend this tour, but particularly Violet. Merci beaucoup
Don't waste time in a line but enjoy it in the museum. Buy your tickets in advance and SAVE time! The museum is too large to even spend 1 minute in frustrating lineups.
So glad we paid to have this tour. Excellent in all ways. John Edwards was great. Couldn't have been any better. Full 3.5 hours (30 min extra). Definitely a fantastic value!
I highly recommend this tour! I recently (Nov 2019) took the Louvre tour with Anna - she was AWESOME! Anna was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the Louvre and all of the exhibits we visited (which was a lot). She welcomed questions and gave each member of our group individual attention. She is truly a gem!
Now for Louvre, what can I say that hasn’t already been said - SIMPLY PHENOMENAL! My favorite was Winged Victory. The wait time for Louvre admittance/security and to the Mona Lisa was minimal (thanks to the tour). We had ample opportunities to take pictures and see a great number of exhibits.
Moving constantly our guided group was able to see a pleasant portion of the Louvre. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Details and highlights were pointed out, including the original most and underpinnings of the Sun King’s Palace...now the Louvre, a fantastic museum.
Greetings from Los Angeles! Violet was our tour guide and she was amazing:) She is passionate about the artwork and makes the tour fun by storytelling. Had I walked in by myself, I would of had no idea what I was looking at. I walked out after our tour in love with history and feeling a lot more knowledgeable. Thank you Violet for being so welcoming and so good at what you do. You are a gem!
P.S. there were strikes the day of our tour in Paris so there was a possibility of it being cancelled, but City Wonders handled it very professionally .
Anna did a great job. She was very knowledgeable, light-hearted, and fun. In addition to learning about the history of the Lourvre, I also learned a lot about the various styles of sculpture and art over the ages. I would definitely recommend the tour and specifically, Anna as a guide. John S
Anna was very good. We loved her knowledge and she made it fun with her quizzes! I will make sure to study for the next time I visit! Thank you Anna!!
Great tour especially when you have a tour guide that is both knowledgeable and educated on the history of art. Fabrizia was our guide and we were very impressed with her knowledge and explanations. The Louvre is spectacular as well as enormous. Luckily for us our guide knew the museum so well and we moved around fluidly allowing us to see the remarkable artwork.
Julian the very entertainingly witty and knowledgeable guide gave us an excellent tour of the museum. We learned a lot and we saw the highlights of the museum, that made our visit worthwhile. So glad we booked this!