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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa

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$70.23

Take a small group or a private (depending on the option you choose) walking tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris and jump the queue by booking ahead. This skip the line tour helps you explore the collection of paintings, sculpture, and architecture with an expert local guide. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. Upgrade your ticket for a private tour exclusive to just your group.

This tour was specifically designed to highlight the most famous works of the Louvre Museum. Entering the Louvre through the original Medieval structure from the 12th century, join your guide on a journey from one breathtaking gallery to the next as you travel through time visiting works from 450 BCE through to the 1800s.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

Description:

Begin with the Ancient Greek Parthenon; then gaze at the graceful Venus de Milo. Admire one of the Louvre's most celebrated sculptures, Winged Victory of Samothrace. Continue on to the Apollo Gallery that houses the ornate royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV.

Marvel at influential pieces such as Canova's Psyche and Cupid and Delacroix's famous painting depicting the sentiment of the French Revolution, Liberty Leading the People. Michelangelo’s masterpieces await you in the Italian Renaissance wing, and you will discover firsthand what makes Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa the most enigmatic portrait of all time.

The Louvre hosts over 35,000 pieces of artwork spanning over 60,000 square meters of exhibition space. This skip-the-line, small-group tour will lead you comfortably through the galleries so you can explore all of the masterpieces without the hassle of waiting in long lines.

Do you want to see the Louvre at night?

Select the 6:30pm tour (on Wednesdays or Fridays) to take the guided tour in the evening – an opportunity available for a strictly limited season. There is a certain magic about visiting the Louvre in the evening. The corridors are quiet, the artwork is mysterious in low light and the atmosphere is more relaxed. The museum’s exterior is also breathtaking. Lit from below, the old palace appears contemporary, the dazzling Louvre pyramid reflecting in the pond and lending it an air of glamour. Apart from the late starting time, this evening tour is exactly the same as the other half-day tours. By the time the visit is over, it will be dark out and you can see the Louvre and Pyramid lit up.

Departure:

Departure point:

Tour departs near the Arc du Carrousel, Paris

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Duration:

3 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Bruce P

As described, well worth while especially on busy days. Good information on Museum and art works. the Louvre is an amazing place for sure.

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David R

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.

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coffeelover765

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!!!!

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Allison J

I highly recommend this guided tour. They hit all the high points giving you more detail and making the museum that much better! The size of the museum can be intimidating to a tourist but this tour ensures you don’t miss anything and meets you outside to get you on the right track from the start

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yvette

very informative tour, have been to the Louvre previously with the audio option on my own. Voilet gave us so much more, we loved it

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Suzanne

The tour was perfect, very informative. The tour guide, Z was the best! He was very professional, knowledgeable and bonded with the group. I highly recommend his tour.

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tcorrell7

Very enjoyable tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. Time went by quickly. Our grandson wants to come sometime, so a possibility of another tour in the future.

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Dana S

My reservation was for a 6:30 pm museum entrance. I arrived at the meeting location outside well before the scheduled time, and it was disorganized and a little chaotic. we didn't get into the museum until about 7 pm, but that was the only glitch. Once we got in the museum, the tour guide was excellent, and took us through the exhibitions with expert commentary and descriptions. As I expected, big crowd around Mona Lisa, but patience pays off here. Best part, since we started late, out guide led us through Napoleon's apartments, almost solo, giving us a few minutes alone in the exhibit...that was worth it. Saw many museum highlights, but didn't scratch the surface of this magnificent place. My suggestion, do a tour earlier in the day, then spend the evening exploring on your own until the museum closes at 9:30.

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Valerie S

We really enjoyed this tour. It was a bit unorganized prior to going on the tour. We had to meet outside in the dark and the person that was checking people in had a list, which was hard to see in the dark. Overall, the tour was great and the tour guide was very good.

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Annie J

This would have been much better if it was a small group as advertised, rather than 22 trailing through dense crowds and frequently having no idea what the guide was talking about. Add to that intermittent headset function and a guide who should know if you have to keep saying “I’m only joking” you should stop making those ‘jokes’. However as far as we could tell he was knowledgeable.


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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa
Overview:

Take a small group or a private (depending on the option you choose) walking tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris and jump the queue by booking ahead. This skip the line tour helps you explore the collection of paintings, sculpture, and architecture with an expert local guide. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. Upgrade your ticket for a private tour exclusive to just your group.

This tour was specifically designed to highlight the most famous works of the Louvre Museum. Entering the Louvre through the original Medieval structure from the 12th century, join your guide on a journey from one breathtaking gallery to the next as you travel through time visiting works from 450 BCE through to the 1800s.

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$70.23

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