Skip the Line: Evening Louvre Express Guided Tour and Local Wine Tasting
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Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France
Your magical evening excursion begins at the Arc du Carrousel, next to the Louvre entrance, where you’ll meet your English-speaking guide. Enjoy fast access to the museum with your skip-the-line pass and begin your tour though the world-class museum, home to over 35,000 works of art spanning more than 73,000 square meters of exhibition space.
Wander the galleries at dusk, viewing iconic works like the Venus de Milo, Delacroix’s famous painting Liberty Leading the People and Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Complimentary headsets are available for a more intimate viewing experience or engage in lively chats with your guide and hear entertaining anecdotes, trivia and history. You’ll have 2.5 hours to wind through the quiet corridors and view your favorite artworks basked in soft light.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Les Caves du Louvre - Make Your Own Wine Workshop, 52 rue de l Arbre Sec, 75001 Paris France
Afterwards, accompany your guide to Les Caves du Louvres for a fun and educational wine-tasting session. Discuss French art and the intricacies of wine tasting, then put your skills to the test as you sample three fine wines. With each glass, take in the wine’s colour, aroma, texture and flavour, and enjoy pairings of delicious charcuterie and cheese.
Your 2.5-hour tour ends here, but feel free to continuing visiting with fellow art enthusiasts. If you chose the upgrade option “Wine Bottle Labelling” you can pick the wine you like the most and design your own custom label and you will bring home an exceptional souvenir with you.
Duration: 1 hour
- Professional guide
- Headsets, if needed
- Wine tasting
- Cheese and charcuterie sharing platters
- Upgrade option to “Wine Bottle Labelling
- Skip the Line Access
- Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
- Entry/Admission - Les Caves du Louvre - Make Your Own Wine Workshop
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 18 years
- We may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues.
- we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
- Please note any specific dietary requirements in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
We took this tour as one out of nine tours during our trip to Paris. It was horrible. If there was a way to give zero stars, I would have done so. The audio equipment was really bad. It was unclear and very loud - you could not regulate the volume at all. Do not believe "skip the line" when you see it. We got into the Louvre and looked around a while, with the main attraction being the Mona Lisa. When we got to the line for the Mona Lisa there was no "skipping" involved. The tour guide advised us it would be at least a 90-minute wait and then decided we would skip the attraction as opposed to the line. He then took us on a rambling walk of Paris (at least 30 minutes) during which we did not arrive at the wine tasting before my wife and I just turned in our audio equipment and left. A group of three left before us and a couple left right after us. It was simply the worst experience of our entire trip.
Tour of the Louvre was scheduled for 6:30 start. Claimed there should be a 2 1/2 hour tour. So many guests on this tour it took until about 7 to enter the museum. What about Skip the Line? The guide made comment several times about how the tour needed to be abbreviated and we needed to walk “ about 10 minutes” ( more like 20 ) to the wine tasting. The wine sommelier was pleasant but overwhelmed with the 20 of us she needed to address. We saw her briefly and then she was in the adjoining room with the rest of the tour group. For E120+ Each this was TrueType a Waste. NO need for a guide fora 55 minute tour! Wine tasting for about another hour and a half. I want my $250 back!
Knowledgeable guide, horrible communications. Wine tasting ok but marginal samples. I don’t recommend this tour for thePrice paid
Took one hr to board boat; had to run to Eiffel Tower. Lost 5 of our group on way. Tour stopped at second floor.
Museum understandably crowded as it was a weekend, but tour was conducted in a complete rush with us racing to keep pace with our (super fast-speaking) guide. Wine tasting was a hot 15 minute walk from the Louvre - but when we arrived, the bar owner was annoyed because he claimed he had no notice that 10 guests would be arriving. We left before they could even get that straightened out. Waste.
Huge disappointment! I knew the Louvre tour was going to be limited due to time, but due to a set time for wine tasting we were rushed through the Louvre with only seeing basically the 3 ladies. I've done a tour before and may have seen the same things, but this time seemed like either less shown or the constant reminder we need to hurry out of the museum didn't allow much time to see the other pieces nearby. No time even to stop at gift shop. The wine tasting wasn't in The Louvre as assumed and the extra make your own label... a stupid selfie with only 3 quick attempts to get a good one. The wine tasting was a bit disorganized but the wine was good and information was interesting. So it is NOT like a little cocktail hour after the tour in the Louvre to discuss the art nor any cool creative designing of a wine label like i had expected (hoped). My advise- if you want to see the most popular few pieces of art do a tour. If you really want to explore the art- skip tour. Either way do a separate wine tasting. That way you can enjoy both without the hurry up and leave feeling. I have enjoyed many of viator tours, this was a HUGE let down!
The 2 hour tour was not nearly long enough for the extensive collection. The head sets were great in hearing our guide amongst the crowd. It was a good introductory tour of some of the highlights but somewhat too in depth on certain pieces. The wine tasting was well done but quiet a distance to walk from leaving the museum. It was a good tour as a starting point if you have never been before.
We purchased two different skip the line tickets for the Louvre – this one which included the tour which am rating highly specifically for the very informative tour guide. The tour was simply not enough time, however, so we then purchased a another skip the line ticket for entrance only (as we planned to return and explore more leisurely on own). Do NOT buy the latter! There is no such thing as skip the line as everyone needs to go through security which took us 30 minutes in the late morning on a Monday. Before that, we had to wait on a 25 minute line at the local tour office to pick up what we thought was a skip a line entrance ticket. Completely false! While waiting to enter the Louvre, we noticed there was one line where those with specific entrance times were able to cut to the front of the long security line, however, those were not Viator’s.
good guide and a lot of fun on a summer night. The wine tasting is a couple of blocks from the Louvre. Well worth it and fun!!!