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

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$70.6

Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and spend three hours with a guide, seeing and learning about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries. 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 to ensure a more intimate experience. To upgrade your ticket, select a private tour exclusive to just your group.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- 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.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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Stop At: Louvre Museum, Paris, Ile-de-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

Departure:

Departure point:

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

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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.


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William Z

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.

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Janine M

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.

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amazon284

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.

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frank.janet

City Wonders put on a great tour. We had Violet as a guide and she was so great. Informative, witty and knowledgeable.

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Carl K

Tour guide was like an art historian. He was wonderful engaging I kept everyone interested and in awe,

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Scott P

She was great and so was the tour - what a place! The tour start was easy to find and the access well worth it

Thanks!

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tcbressi

We only had a day in Paris on our way to Monaco and the Louve was the only place I HAD to go. Not wanting to wait hours in line and then wander around “aimlessly”, I looked at the various tours when I saw “skip the line and see the Mona Lisa” and knew this was exactly what would work! We had the best tour guide with Carolina who was very knowledgeable, easy to understand and really cared about keeping our group together.

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RANDYCALTMAN

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

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Martin T

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.

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Charles B

Our guide, Manny, was not responsible for the Monday crowd at the Louvre, but he spent way too much time ‘yammering’ (my wife’s term) about inane information - instead of taking us to and identifying and explaining the important works. At one point,he went on for several minutes about ordering in restaurants - not what we paid for. After an hour, the four of us turned in our headsets (one of which only worked half of the time) and set off on our own. We’ll try another guide company next time.


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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa
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Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and spend three hours with a guide, seeing and learning about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries. 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 to ensure a more intimate experience. To upgrade your ticket, select a private tour exclusive to just your group.

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$70.6

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