Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa
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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
- Local guide
- Audio Headsets
- 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
- 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
- Near public transportation
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the museum. Only very small bags are allowed.
- 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.
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
This was a walking tour with no more than 25 people. Guide used a nice speaker system so we could hear the discriptions and was very helpful. Once the tour ended it was great to be able to stay in the Louvre and go back to see somethings in greater depth.
Our guide was perfectly knowledgeable, very prompt and savvy with the crazy queues, funny and personable! Loved it!
When we reached the Paris city vision center we waited for almost 2 hours but there was no guide available because they were overbooked. So we had to leave Paris without visiting Louvre Museum.
Our guide Jean-Luc was very knowledgeable and passionate about the art inside the Louvre. He managed to get us into Mona Lisa just at the right time to miss the crowds and showed us all the classics. Overall an amazing tour!
I would highly recommend Laura. She was a great guide with great information. She was easy to follow and we were able to navigate the vast museum’s highlights with little difficulty through the crowds.
Not an art aficionado, but was an informative experience and worth doing with a guide. While seeing the Mona Lisa was the highlight, the system used to get guests in and out of that area needs improvement.
We had a wonderful guide who helped us through some amazing exhibits at the Louvre including Mona Lisa. All during the heat wave. He was very patient and made the day enjoyable.
Mustafa was very informative and showed us all the items we wanted to see. We was courteous and tried to keep everyone together even though people wandered off.
It was the busy season and we waited over an hour before seeing the first painting. I would do something different. Our guide Fab was wonderful and was the best part of this booking.
Thank you to our gracious guide Laura P (for Paris) We circumvented the crowds, heard some interesting insights from a true Parisian, and really enjoyed my day at the Louvre
When asking yourself which locations you really need a guided tour for, this one is it. The Louvre is enormous and the self guided audio tour would be daunting. Our guide, Yulie, was friendly and knowledgeable and knew the Louvre inside and out. A must see, but make sure you have a guide.
This tour was tops. Skip-the-line tickets allowed us to take the back group entrance and the group security entrance, and we waited for maybe 15 minutes total to get inside and begin the tour. Worth every penny. Aleister (Alistair?) was a wonderful guide. He was funny, witty, and his Scottish lilt gave a +10 to the day (think David Tennant, not Douglas Henshall). The tour hit the main pieces in the Louvre, and included a tour of a section I would have never known existed--the original fortress wall reconstruction. Aleister provided interesting facts about various exhibits, as well as suggesting the best vantage points for photos. You can stay in the Louvre after the tour ends, so we ended up spending 8.5 hours wandering through the Louvre that day. Take advantage of eating lunch on the outdoor veranda over the pyramid courtyard. You won't regret it. I can't recommend this tour enough.
Abby, our tour guide was fabulous. Even though many people were crowded into the Louvre, Abby guided us through quickly and efficiently. She was informative and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour.
My wife and I took this tour in early May 2019. It was great, easy to meet up with the group, quick access to the Louvre, and a great 3 hour tour by a real professional guide. Our English speaking tour guide was from Scotland and had a tremendous knowledge of the Louvre. I recommend this tour to anyone want to go to the Louvre and after seeing the lines there this is the quickest way to get in.
My husband and I had a really great time on this tour. We met at the location, Arc du Carrousel, which was not difficult to find. Our tour guide, Violet (City Wonders) walked us in and guided us throughout the museum. She was very friendly, funny, and knowledgeable about the history and artifacts of the museum. We did a late tour, beginning at 630pm. There were so many things to see that we did not have an opportunity to visit any gift shops or boutiques when we concluded so keep this in mind if these things interest you.
1st time visitor, we were advised to join a tour. Glad we did bc it's a complete mob scene and thanks to our guide, we got a good brief run thru the museum. Our guide was interesting and friendly.
Ruben was very informative and knowledgeable about the works of art we saw. In a short time he gave us great insight into the sites we were most interested in seeing He was efficient with our time as well as we did not have much extra time
The tour guide was outstanding. She met us as described in the literature and spent a full 3 hours guiding us through the Louvre. She provided excellent background information and presented the tour group with a variety of experiences that included fine art, sculpture, decorative arts, and furniture. An excellent introduction to the Louvre. The guides English was excellent, she was very friendly, and encouraged questions to make the experience more personal. I highly recommend this tour!
As described, well worth while especially on busy days. Good information on Museum and art works. the Louvre is an amazing place for sure.
Outstanding! Our guide was not only very knowledgeable, but fun to listen to. She provided theories, and anecdotes for the amazing pieces we saw. We avoided very long lines and she knew where the "secret" bathrooms were along the way.
This was our first visit to the Louvre. The museum is overwhelming! I can’t imagine doing it without a guide! Our guide was incredible! She has a love and appreciation for art which made the tour both interesting and educational!!!!! Highly recommend!!!!