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Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and learn about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries from your art historian guide. Then enjoy time on your own to explore, viewing paintings, sculpture, and architecture from 450 BC to the 19th century. Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour or upgrade your ticket to a private tour exclusive to just your group. 
  • Choose to upgrade for a private tour of the Louvre
  • Guided walking tour inside the Louvre Museum
  • Skip the line for a speedy entry
  • See the 'Venus de Milo' and 'Mona Lisa'
  • Enjoy commentary from an English-speaking guide, plus audio headsets so you can hear clearly
  • A small-group tour limited to 25 people maximum or a private tour exclusive to only your group

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This skip-the-line tour includes audio headsets so you can hear your guide clearly. 
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Skip-the-Line Access to the Louvre Museum
An art historian English-speaking guide to offer an in-depth tour of the Louvre
Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
Small-group or private tour (depending on the option selected)
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

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. Before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden (Jardin du Tuileries)

Louvres , Louvres, France

The tour ends in the lobby of the Louvre, just under the Pyramid

Your 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. Or if you've chosen the private tour, enjoy unlimited access to your guide's wealth of knowledge. 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
Stop At:  
Louvre Museum
Skip the line and see all the Louvre Museum’s must-see attractions alongside under-appreciated treasures. From the legendary ‘Mona Lisa’ to the imposing ‘Winged Victory’, your passionate guide will reveal subtle details about the Louvre’s most well-known masterpieces. Then, venture deeper into the museum, to take in the best of the rest, including pieces from the golden age of French Romanticism. After the tour, you’re free to stay as long as you like to continue exploring.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Meeting place prior to start the tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Only very small bags are allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • We may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
  • All visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a mask in the museum, please make sure to bring your own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied. Hydroalcoholic gel will be provided at both entrances to disinfect hands and must be used before entering the building. Social distancing rules and preventive measures must be respected in the museum.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be aware that you will be going up and down many stairs so wear comfortable shoes for walking and standing." See review
  • "The museum is huge and can be overwhelming so it is very helpful to have a guide to show you the highlights." See review
  • "Skip the line is the way to go because the crowds are massive at the Louvre." See review

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
4,376 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-1
Worst experience
Hailing_J
, May 2022
The guide didn’t show up, the local coordinator asked us to wait for almost 1 hour here and there before even get us through the gate, then told us that we had to be on our own. Worst experience ever after paying that much for nothing plus wasting a lot of time!
star-1
EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT
Lisa_R
, May 2022
If I could give this experience 0 stars I would. We found out when we arrived that the tour guide canceled. There was a group of 50 people waiting to experience this guided tour. The tour company sent ONE man who seemed very nervous and stressed to remedy the situation and bring us in to the louvre. He was unable to provide much information including no information about refunds. The whole experience was an extreme disappointment. I would not use this tour company and likely will never use Viator to book a tour ever again. I’ve always had great experiences with Airbnb. Try that app instead.
star-5
Very informative tour....
Ayanna_R
, May 2022
Very informative tour. Our tour guide was great. He was knowledgeable, welcoming, and made our time in the Louvre Museum a lot of fun.
star-1
Nope
matthewcseymour
, May 2022
No tour guide was available. We were forced to go on our own. The process to get us in the museum took a long time.
star-2
Guide cancelled at the last minute?!
Erinn_S
, May 2022
It was chaotic. No guide showed up. We had to rent audio guides instead. Others in our group told us the same happened to them the day before.
star-1
Poor experience! Tour guide cancelled and stood up at least 20 people!
Takisha_M
, May 2022
Tour guide did not show! So terrible and unorganized and unprofessional. Save your money. Don't book this tour!!! They take your money then you have to wait 2 weeks to get it back. Insane!
star-1
Terrible
Joseph_P
, May 2022
Earphone/ receiver were terrible quality.. constant static... lost contact with guide constantly over 3 hours..
star-5
Nice
Rex_W
, May 2022
Excellent tour guide but very very poor & broken radio communication equipment provided by organizer...
star-4
Perfect
Bert_V
, May 2022
The Tour was perfect you learn to know what you see. Only our tourguide was perfect hé only spent to much time in the little details. But hé knows a lot about everything And Thats is a good thing.
star-5
Excellent
Carol_G
, May 2022
The museum was very crowded. Claire kept us all together and moved us through it efficiently. Her comments were interesting and knowledgeable and I felt we had a good overview of this great museum
star-5
Nice tour
Lynette_C
, May 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable. Learned a lot. Would do it again. He gave us a brief moment in every section.
star-5
Great tour!!!
Lucy_L
, May 2022
Anna was a wonderful guide, so informative and so sweet and funny! The tour itself hit the highlights and was the perfect length. You truly do “skip the line”
star-5
Educational - the best of The Louvre
Thomas_B
, May 2022
The meetup spot was easy to find. From there our private guide took us into the Louvre and we explored with her. She was very knowledgeable and knew exactly where to take us so we could view some of the most visited art, rooms and sculpters.
star-1
Tour guide did not show up
ArizzaAnn_N
, May 2022
Our tour guide did not show up, and City Wonders Ltd had no back-up plan in place to remedy the situation. Very disappointing.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We are very sorry about your recent experience with us. Like many companies in the travel industry, City Wonders faced an unprecedented post-pandemic surge in demand during the past few weeks. This combined with Covid-related impacts caused operational issues, which we are working around the clock to resolve as quickly as possible. What you experienced is not the typical excellent service that City Wonders is known for, and we truly apologize. Please contact us directly if you have any extra queries with your full name & Viator booking reference at customer.service@citywonders.com.
star-5
Louvre private tour
Anne_C
, May 2022
The Louvre private tour was great. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we both felt it was worth the money to have a private tour.
star-2
Very disorganized tour
Clarisse_K
, May 2022
The tour company did not send any information about the meeting point prior to the tour. I had to call the tour company on the day of the tour. The city wonders flag was very small, you can barely see it when you go to the Louvre on a Saturday with the rest of the crowds. To top it all off, there was a guide that didn’t show up so our big group had to go with just 2 guides who could only take 25 people on a guided tour which meant that the other half of the group wouldn’t get the guided tour. It took forever to get the tour started because the 2 guides themselves were not made aware of logistics etc. It was crazy! They finally agreed to help let us in so we could skip the long lines at the entrance but couldn’t take everybody in the group for the tour due to museum restrictions on guided tours. Very disorganized, not satisfied at all. We need to be refunded part of the tour since we didn’t get the “guided tour” we paid for.
star-5
We scheduled a half day tour and it was great.
Sandra_W
, May 2022
It was such a wonderful feeling to be able to see such a well known museum and painting. You could really tell that Anna enjoyed her work. She was very thorough describing all the art works.
star-1
No tour guide!
Robert_S
, May 2022
The tour guide didn't show up and we were waiting for 20 min past the start time. We were allowed in the Louvre but had to wonder around without a guide. This tour was very unorganized.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We would like to offer our sincerest apologies for your recent disappointing experience. Like many companies in the travel industry, City Wonders faced an unprecedented post-pandemic surge in demand during the past few weeks. This combined with Covid-related impacts caused operational issues, which we are working around the clock to resolve as quickly as possible. What you experienced is not the typical excellent service that City Wonders is known for, and we truly apologize. Please contact us directly if you have any extra queries with your full name & Viator booking reference at customer.service@citywonders.com.
star-1
No tour guide came
Shirley_T
, May 2022
The tour guide didn’t come. The tour rep took our details and said we’d get a refund. Tour rep rang company - city wonders- and they said no guides were available . All tour group were very cross . We were there early , we wasted a lot of time . It was a hot day standing and waiting for a tour guide who didn’t bother to come.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We are very sorry about your experience. Like many companies in the travel industry, City Wonders faced an unprecedented post-pandemic surge in demand during the past few weeks. This combined with Covid-related impacts caused operational issues, which we are working around the clock to resolve as quickly as possible. What you experienced is not the typical excellent service that City Wonders is known for, and we truly apologize. Please contact us directly if you have any extra queries with your full name & Viator booking reference at customer.service@citywonders.com.
star-5
We bought a small group...
Bernardo_K
, May 2022
We bought a small group and there were not enough tour guides, so they combined us into a larger group (and reimbursed us for the difference). The guide was excellent and handled the situation well.

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