Guided tour

Louvre Museum: 3-Hour Comprehensive Tour with Skip the Line

Louvre Museum: 3-Hour Comprehensive Tour with Skip the Line

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From $65.64 $59.07 per person

Skip the line and see the Louvre’s top attractions alongside overlooked treasures, from ‘Mona Lisa’ to the ‘Great Sphinx of Tanis’. On this complete tour, your expert guide will reveal subtle details about the artwork.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Louvre with fast-track entry
  • See Da Vinci's enigmatic painting of the "Mona Lisa"
  • View Renaissance masterpieces by Caravaggio and Michelangelo
  • Admire the graceful "Venus de Milo" and extraordinary "Winged Victory of Samothrace" in the classical collection
  • Freedom to explore the Louvre after the tour – return to pieces you’ve seen or discover even more
Full description
Visit the Louvre Museum’s must-see attractions and discover under-appreciated treasures on this comprehensive tour. Skipping the Louvre’s famously long lines gives you time to absorb all the massive museum has to offer. Your expert guide will share their passion for the collection as you move through the Louvre, unveiling subtle details most visitors never learn about the works of art on show. The ‘Mona Lisa’; the ‘Venus de Milo’; the ‘Winged Victory of Samothrace’. While they’re familiar the world over, no one can truly know these works without spending time in their presence. Your guide will explain their history, but only you can decide how these masterpieces make you feel. Often overshadowed by the famous highlights, but no less significant as works of art, the tour features Greek and Roman antiquities like the 4,000-year-old ‘Great Sphinx of Tanis’, other recognisable works by Da Vinci and Raphael, and highlights of the French Romantic period. Learn what people get wrong about Delacroix’s ‘Liberty Leading the People’ and decode the message of hope in Géricault's ‘Raft of the Medusa’. Sculptures like Michelangelo’s ‘Dying Slave’ and Antonio Canova’s ‘Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss’ add another dimension to the experience. In the Apollo Gallery, you’ll glimpse the Louvre’s own history as the Royal Palace, before Louis XIV relocated the court to Versailles. The equally opulent décor of the Second Empire is also preserved in the Napoleon Apartments. After the tour, you can continue exploring the Louvre at your leisure. Revisit earlier stops armed with new knowledge or embark on your own journey of discovery.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Louvre Museum
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Audio sets to facilitate hearing your guide better
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point on time
  • Any items exceeding 55 x 35 x 20 cm are not permitted in the museum
  • 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
  • Please note that from July 21st 2021, all public venues in France will require visitors above the age of 12 years old to present a “Health Pass” and a valid ID, proving that they are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), or that they have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs, or that they have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Passes can be digital or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). It must be presented in English or French.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 477 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Diese Tour war einfach super! Ferit ist ein super Guide und hat uns mit viel Humor in einer tollen Reihenfolge die Highlights aus dem Louvre in drei Stunden gezeigt. Er wusste soviel zu all den Kunstwerken und hat auf sehr viele spannende Details verwiesen. Die Tour war zu keiner einzigen Minute langweilig, auch wenn einem Kunst sonst nicht so viel sagt, ist diese Tour absolut empfehlenswert. Man muss im Louvre nämlich nicht alles anschauen (schafft man auch gar nicht wirklich) und daher ist es toll, wenn man einen Guide hat, der einem die wichtigen und spannenden Kunstwerke in den verschiedenen Räumen präsentiert und den Hintergrund dazu witzig erzählt liefert. Auch das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis finde ich super; kann diese Tour nur weiterempfehlen!

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August 20, 2021

Alex was very knowledgeable about the pieces we viewed…. 3 hours is not nearly enough time to go through the louvre but we were able to view all the pieces I wanted to see, so I was thrilled…. Including the Mona Lisa! There was actually some unpredictability with the time spent over the Mona Lisa but that’s not due to the tour guide… that’s only due to the number of people in general that were there in the line to see her as well… I don’t know that we would have enjoyed the tour without the guidance of Alex because it can feel so overwhelming…. He was able to take my family and myself through time with each piece we viewed during the tour!

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August 11, 2021

The Louvre Tour with our tour guide Adam (go Team Adam!) was fabulous. I couldn’t imagine a better tour guide in a more amazing museum. The tour was very informative along with great insite into the ins and outs of life at the different time periods of the art work. We would have missed so much if we didnt book this tour!

August 5, 2021

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