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Louvre Museum Tour with Expert Guide - Skip the Line!106 Reviews

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  • Where: Paris, France
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  • Duration: 2 ½ hours
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Why book this tour
  • Two hour Louvre tour with an English speaking guide
  • Skip the line access to the Louvre!
  • After the tour you are free to explore on your own for as long as you wish
  • Tour information
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  • Itinerary

The Louvre Museum is one of the the most visited, oldest, largest and famous art galleries and museums in the world. Home to masterpieces like Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa and the ancient Greek sculpture Venus de Milo, it is an art and culture lover’s delight.

The painstakingly put together Winged Victory that was found in 118 pieces on a hillside on a small island called Samothrace in the Aegean Sea is a must see. The Louvre has an awe inspiring transparent pyramid in its courtyard and is a great place to learn about Europe’s rich history and culture.

  • Tour information
  • Activity schedule
  • Itinerary

When does it run?

Tour with English Speaking Guide:
01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Tuesday
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Tour with German Speaking Guide:
01 Apr 13 - 31 Mar 14: Sunday
01 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15: Thursday & Sunday
Tour with French Speaking Guide: Saturday

Duration

2 ½ hours

Start time

0930h (09:30am)

Meeting point

The start point for the tour is 214 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001.
The closest metro station is TUILERIES (line n°01).
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

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  • Tour information
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  • Itinerary

The tour starts from 214 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001. You will proceed to the Louvre on foot accompanied by guide.

Before going into the Louvre spend some time in the Tuileries garden. This is a central park in Paris. Its alleys and lawns stretch along the Seine River from the Louvre museum to the Place de la Concorde. Designed in 1664 by Le Notre, the gardener of the king of France, Louis XIV and the Versailles park designer, the Tuileries garden has beautiful basins and statues.

Inside the Louvre Museum your guide will tell you about three of the most famous works:

• The statue of Winged Victory was found on a small Greek island, Samothrace, in the Aegean Sea. She was discovered in 1863 by archaeologist Charles Champoiseau, scattered over a deserted hillside.

• The Venus de Milo is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. It is believed to depict Aphrodite (called Venus by the Romans), the Greek goddess of love and beauty. It is a marble sculpture whose arms and original plinth have been lost.

• The Mona Lisa or La Gioconda, is a 16th century oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci and is arguably the most famous painting in the world. Few works of art have been subject to as much scrutiny, study and parody.

The guided tour ends in the museum at around 1115h (11:15am). You are free to stay in the museum and browse the works at your leisure.

Customer reviews
Mr John Magrath

Great guide who was very knowledgable of the Louvre. Able to stay and explore other galleries was a plus.

Denise P Costa

We were very happy with the Louvre tour experience. Corine our guide was excellent, very informative without being boring, enthusiastic and fun. Was the best museum experience I had in my life.

Emmanuel O Ojomo Md

ALTHOUGH CROWDED, THE TOUR GUIDE MADE IT WORTH THE TIME AND FEE. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PLEASANT LADY, EXCELLENT TOUR. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Rosalyn J Ott

I took my son and his family including 2 teenagers. And they thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Out guide was outstanding. Lots of interesting tidbits interesting to all. Group was small enough that all of our questions could be answered. Excellent overview of the gallerys we visited. Would recommend this tour to all. Use of microphone and individual ear buds enabled everyone to hear the guide's comments.

James Lawrie

What a surprise tour we had. Enjoyed very much.

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Inclusions
  • Guide/ interpreter (English/ French/ German)
  • Skip the line entrance ticket to Louvre museum
  • Guided visit of the main rooms of the Louvre museum
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Food & drinks
What happens after I book

  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance

Please note

  • After the 2½ hour guided visit, you may visit other parts of the museum on your own. The Louvre Museum closes at 6:00pm except on Wednesdays & Fridays when it remains open until 10:00pm.
  • Your entrance ticket (included) also gives access to all the temporary exhibitions (except Napoleon Hall) as well as the Eugène Delacroix museum on the same day.
  • Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
  • No elevators are available during the visit therefore we suggest that this tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.
  • Cloakroom compulsory for umbrellas, luggage, pushchairs that are not to be taken in the exhibition rooms.
  • Please note that check-in will close 10 minutes before excursion start time.
  • Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Additional Info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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