Semi-Private Tour: Louvre Museum With Skip-the-Line Entry
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Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France
Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the world's largest museum, where you'll meet up with your art historian guide and small group for a 3-hour tour of the Louvre's most significant works (and a few hidden gems). Begin with the medieval foundations of this ancient royal residence, and then gaze at the graceful Venus de Milo. From here you'll have a chance to admire one of the Louvre’s most celebrated sculptures, Winged Victory of Samothrace.
Continue on to the Apollo Gallery, which houses the ornate royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV, and be riveted by the valiant tales of these inimitable leaders. Stand in awe as you enter each new wing and gaze upon some of the world’s most monumental masterpieces.
Marvel at love set in stone in Canova’s Psyche and Cupid and see Delacroix’s famous painting depicting the French struggle for freedom, Liberty Leading the People. Michelangelo's work awaits you in the Italian sculpture hall, and you will discover firsthand what makes Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa the most enigmatic portrait of all time.
• Please note that the Apollo Gallery is closed until the end of December 2019, this means that the Crown Jewel collection won't be visible until then. Your guide will make sure to include other highlights to the itinerary.
Duration: 3 hours
- Expert, English-speaking tour guide
- Small group of 12 people
- Audio headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
- Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
- Hotel pick-up/drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- We may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues
- Please note that due to renovation work carried on inside the Louvre until mid-October 2019, we might not be able to cover some artworks such as the Mona Lisa.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
We purchased this tour through Viator. Descriptions and information were spot-on. We met our guide, Josephine, at the well-described meeting point. We were the only party that arrived, so received a private tour! Josephine was extremely well-informed and has a college degree in Art History. Her presentation and tour of the Louvre's construction were fascinating. She led us directly to the most-viewed attractions--such as Venus de Milo, Winged Victory, the Royal Crowns, and the Mona Lisa--without a stumble and through the crowds. Her observations were heartfelt and well-informed. Josephine was interested in our areas of interest and sensitive to any physical limitations. We loved this tour with Josephine--probably the highlight of our trip to Paris!
Highly Interesting, Rich History! How can you visit Paris and not go the Louvre? Highly recommend a semi-private tour so that you can not only hear stories and details from a pro, but also move through the museum with a small enough group to see as much as possible. This place is huge and the amount on display is mind boggling. We saw the notable works, such as Venus de Milo. Inna, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and fun to listen to as we toured. October isn't as busy as the summer months but the skip-the-line is still a good idea. We ended up with a private tour since it wasn't busy.
Great tour! Our family of four including a twenty year old and a seventeen year old really enjoyed it. Our guide took us to the highlights I would have gotten lost and explained the background of the museum itself and the pieces of art with great enthusiasm. She happily answered all our questions about other things that caught our attention.
The perfect way to see the Louvre! It's so enormous, Sylvia I think that's her name... guided us to all the top sculptures and paintings and not only gave us the background of each piece, but the history of the Louvre as well. She was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of history, French Greek, Roman... We did not need headsets because there was only 5 of us and we could ask as many questions as we wanted. You can't beat having a personal guide in a museum of this magnitude!