Guided tour

Louvre Museum: 3-Hour Comprehensive Tour with Skip the Line

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

Louvre Museum: 3-Hour Comprehensive Tour with Skip the Line

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 60.08 per person

Skip the line and see the Louvre’s top attractions alongside overlooked treasures, from ‘Mona Lisa’ to the ‘Great Sphinx of Tanis’. On this complete tour, your expert guide will reveal subtle details about the artwork.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Louvre with fast-track entry
  • See Da Vinci's enigmatic painting of the "Mona Lisa"
  • View Renaissance masterpieces by Caravaggio and Michelangelo
  • Admire the graceful "Venus de Milo" and extraordinary "Winged Victory of Samothrace" in the classical collection
  • Freedom to explore the Louvre after the tour – return to pieces you’ve seen or discover even more
Full description

Skip the Louvre’s famously long lines gives and visit the museum’s must-see attractions. Your expert guide will unveil subtle details most visitors never learn about the works of art on show. Discover the "Mona Lisa", the "Venus de Milo" and the "Winged Victory of Samothrace".

The tour also features Greek and Roman antiquities like the 4,000-year-old "Great Sphinx of Tanis", other recognisable works by Da Vinci and Raphael, and highlights of the French Romantic period. Sculptures like Michelangelo’s "Dying Slave" and Antonio Canova’s "Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss" add another dimension to the experience. In the Apollo Gallery, you’ll glimpse the Louvre’s own history as the Royal Palace, before Louis XIV relocated the court to Versailles. The equally opulent décor of the Second Empire is also preserved in the Napoleon Apartments. After the tour, you can continue exploring the Louvre at your leisure.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Louvre Museum
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Audio sets to facilitate hearing your guide better
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Please arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Your guide will 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 and Pyramid, you will see it across the road, past the roundabout, before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point on time
  • Any items exceeding 55 x 35 x 20 cm are not permitted in the museum
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 675 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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We enjoyed the skip the line Louvre tour. The meeting point was easy to find. The headsets worked fine and were clear. However, the guide spent too much time with explaining the history of the museum/palace and also in the sculptures section and not much time with paintings. His stories were too long and the third time that he asked if we were tired of him, he had convinced us. An overview of more collections by various artists or certain shorter explanations in more sections of the galleries would have been better in our opinion. We saw the Mona Lisa from the doorway due to the hour wait to get up close which is just the way it is….we were ready to leave but felt that we didn’t see as much as we wanted to see. We would definitely do a skip the line again rather than wait on our own. That part was worth it for sure.

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May 14, 2022

We paid a great visit to the Louvre and booked a tour with an English-speaking guide. The visit has become an experience by our guide Abet. His English was not only very good but also his knowledge of art and the history of the various items was astounding. It didn't matter what was asked. Abet knew!

May 10, 2022

Truly skip the stress and lines! Guide just whisks you into an alternate entrance. Ticket queue and security queue took less than a minute. Passionate guide. Told us a lot about the sculptures and paintings. Humorous too! And spent a lot of time on some important paintings. Was an absolutely amazing time! Wish it had lasted all day! Highly recommend!!

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May 9, 2022

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