Small-Group Skip-the-Line Louvre Highlights Tour
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Small-Group Skip-the-Line Louvre Highlights Tour

2 h
Small Group
Skip The Line
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Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

The Louvre is a must-see in Paris, not just for its incredible art but for the history held within its walls. This was once a palace where princes rode their horses up and down the hallways; a sprawling complex fortified to protect the first family of France. Go beyond the obvious on our jam-packed Louvre Highlights Tour, peering behind the artworks to unlock their secrets.

You’ll see famous French works like Géricault’s ‘Raft of Medusa’, which depicts the true story of shipwrecked sailors driven to cannibalism. Of course da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ will play a major role in your tour. You won’t believe how tiny the Louvre’s most famous artwork is, nor how many guests have tried to destroy her! At the sculpture gallery you’ll encounter another Italian in Michelangelo’s ‘Slaves’; plus Anthony Canova’s incredibly romantic ‘Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss’.

You’ll also get a sense for that other use of the Louvre, as a royal palace. With your guide on hand to point out the details, you’ll notice the beautiful ceiling panels and explore a special room filled with crown jewels.

As you explore, you’ll have headsets to help you hear your guide and to ensure that you don’t get lost. Traveling in a small group of just 20 people or fewer (including you), means you’ll also find them easier to interact with and question. All the better since they have all the answers! We hire only the best, most qualified licensed guides to lead our Louvre tours.

Skip long lines and join us on this short (but sweet) adventure into the heart of French art and history.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Place du Carrousel, 75001 Paris France

Place du Carrousel

Pass By: Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris France

Places des Pyramides

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  • Headsets
  • Expert English speaking local tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Unfortunately this tour is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Tour Only in English
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Important note for August 6th 2019 - October 24th 2019: The Mona Lisa has been temporarily moved which may affect tour itinerary including when it can be viewed during the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Maria W
5 | 2019-08-26

From start to finish Adam was funny, engaging, personable and knowledgeable. It was a large group but he immediately memorized all our names and brought the art and artists to life. A month later and our 13 and 16 year old boys are still talking about him and have rated the Louvre visit as their favorite. I just can't say enough about Adam. If he ever decides to teach an online art history course, sign me up!!! #TeamAdamForever

5 | 2019-07-18

Our guide Susan got our group of about 20 people inside very fast. She guided us to the most important parts of the Louvre and explained everything in a very easy way mixing humor with knowledge.

5 | 2019-07-05

First trip to France and we loved Paris! Avi was the perfect guide, very informative and for a couple with limited art knowledge - he insured we saw the best pieces and explained everything so well. I wish I had booked a longer tour, loved this tour!

Roger S
5 | 2019-07-03

Our guide Oliver (from the UK) put what we saw into context with humor, history, and respect. The museum was very crowded but he managed to navigate us through so we could see the "best of" before my claustrophobia kicked in. Can't imagine fighting the lines and going it alone but grateful to have seen the Louvre.

5 | 2018-10-09

Such a great tour and such a great tour guide. Because the Louvre is so crowded and has long lines to enter, its best to get a skip the line tour to take you around, and given that the museum is so massive, its really timesaving. The female tour guide (dont remember her name, she had short brown hair) was so knowledgeable, and stayed beyond the tour to answer questions and take us to other parts of the museum.

5 | 2018-09-20

Our guide for a morning Skip-The-Line tour was a charming, witty guide with sparkling personality: Josephine. She wove in humor, insider info and pictures on her iPad to give a total concept, showed how to appreciate the message the artist/sculpture was conveying, talked about art politics and how it shaped the different periods and art expressions. It was truly the best bang-for-the-buck in a concentrated tour. Josephine would always position us near the art piece being viewed and pull us into the moment, as well as being considerate for crowds, tired feet and tour time. She was patient with our questions and occasionally, tested us to see if we were 'getting' the info she shared. The experience of her art history background showed in her enthusiasm that she loves what she does --- Josephine is a fantastic teacher and passionate about art. The bottom line: Ask for Empress Josephine for your guide ---- you can't do any better. Can't wait to have her on another tour.

Lourdes L
5 | 2018-07-10

So glad I booked this, very efficient and informative way to see the highlights of the famous statues and paintings. Especially when the museum is crowded in peak season. Highly recommend. If more time you can do an extended version of this tour.

5 | 2017-09-20

We were four in our group and had a guide named Carolina. She was fabulous and we loved every minute of our tour! She talked with us about anything we asked about and was a fountain of knowledge. We had her for two hours in which she showed us many important pieces and many things we asked about. She was very personable and we all wished we had hours more with her!

Gloria C
5 | 2017-08-29

Fantastic tour guide-Carolina. She was fabulous

Kevin M
5 | 2017-08-26

This was a FANTASTIC tour!! Adam was our tour guide and was extremely knowledgeable. We met outside the museum away from the huge crowds and as promised passed all the people waiting in line to enter the Louvre. He knew exactly where to go and where to stand to get the best views/photos. Everyone about 15 in the group was provided an earpiece to clearly hear Adam's presentation as we made our way around the museum, including right up to the Mona Lisa! Perfect tour especially if you're not really big into museums or art but feel like the Louve is a must on your trip to Paris. Kids 17 and 15 also stayed engaged throughout the tour. two hour limit helped! lol

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