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Skip-the-Line: Small Group Louvre Express Tour

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from US$ 84.17 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Perfect for those short on time; experience the best of the Louvre in only 1.5 hours
  • See the world famous Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo with an expert guide
  • Personalized attention with small group of 12 people or fewer
  • Our local partner for this tour has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Overview

    Take a small group walking tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris. The group of 12 people or fewer will help you get an in depth experience in just 1.5 hours. You will also be able to communicate better with, and receive personalized attention from, the expert guide.

    The Louvre is considered the world’s largest, most impressive art museum showcasing 35,000 works of art from Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greek antiquities to masterpieces by artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt.While having such a wide range of art available to explore it is impossible to glance at every piece, therefore, this tour is specifically designed to highlight the most famous works of the Louvre Museum.

    The skip-the-line access will help you spend more time exploring and appreciating these impressive works of art and less time waiting in lines to enter the museum.

    Explore the top 5 marvels of the Louvre including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo; and learn interesting and entertaining facts about each.

    Suitable for people who are short on time and get to see the best that the Louvre has to offer and do it all in only an hour and a half.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    1 Apr 18 - 11 Nov 18
    Tour at 9:15am: Daily except Tuesday
    Tour at 11:30am: Daily except Tuesday
    Tour at 2:30pm: Daily except Tuesday
    Tour at 6:30pm: Wednesday & Friday

    12 Nov 18 to 18 Dec 18 

    Tour at 11:30am, 6:30pm  : Friday 

    19 Dec 18 to 31 Dec 18 -
    Tour at 11:30am : Fri, Sat
    Tour at 6:30pm : Wed, Fri

    1 Jan 19 to 31 Mar 19 -
    Tour at 11:30am, 6:30pm :Fri

    1 Apr 19 to 10 Nov 19 -
    11:30am:Tue to Sun
    6:30pm: Wed, Fri

    11 Nov 19 to 15 Dec 19 -
    6:30pm: Fri

    16 Dec 19 to 31 Dec 19 -
    11:30am:Fri , Sat
    6:30pm:Wed, Fri


    1.5 Hours

    Start time

    1 Apr 2018 - 11 Nov 2018: 09:15am, 11:30am, 2:30pm & 6:30pm
    12 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2019: 11:30am & 06:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Your guide will meet you 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 and Pyramid, you will see it across the road, past the roundabout, before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden (Jardin du Tuileries).
    Arriving by metro: Take metro lines 1 or 7 and get off at the metro stop Palais Royal Musee du Louvre. Take the exit marked rue de Rivoli. Cross the rue de Rivoli into the Louvre courtyard and you will see the arch.
    Arriving by taxi: Ask to be dropped off at the Arc du Carrousel du Louvre. Your taxi should be able to stop just in front.
    Arriving by foot: Walk into the centre of the Louvre courtyard where the glass pyramid is. With your back to the pyramid you will see the arch in the gardens in front of the Louvre.
    GPS Coordinates: 2°20'2"E, 48°51'41"N
    We recommend you to consult a map before leaving for the meeting point.

    Ending Point

    Under the glass pyramid in the Louvre


    Begin your Small Group Louvre Museum Tour with your guide at the Arc du Carrousel. The English speaking expert guide will help you explore the collection of paintings, sculptures, and various art works of the famous museum.

    This personalized tour of maximum twelve people will allow you to skip the long lines and whisk straight to the top masterpieces. Explore the hand-picked, must see pieces of art such as the famous Leonardo de Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace; with entertaining historical stories that will bring the art to life.

    The tour lasts for 1.5 hours, leaving you with plenty of time to see more of what Paris has to offer.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    • Small groups of 12 people or fewer
    • Entrance tickets for the Louvre Museum


    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Food/Beverages
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    Gratuities to guides providing excellent service are appreciated but never obligatory.

    It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

    Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

    We are unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on the tour.

    France’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.

    Please note that many sections of the museum are not air-conditioned (as A/C is not standard practice in France).

    We will do everything within our power to ensure timings and itineraries are respected; however, due to issues beyond our control, timings and sites are subject to last minute changes on rare occasions.

    You may experience delays in getting through, due to security checks. To avoid further disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

    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.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Intimate and fast Louvre tour

      With all the queue's we decided on the express tour, which involved using Isango's tour guide for our party of 5. we managed to skip the long lines waiting to gain entrance, and...

      J Naidoo, South Africa, 29/Aug/2016
    • A great tour of the Louvre!

      We didn't have much time in Paris so I selected a one and a half hour "express" tour of the Louvre. What a terrific choice. Our tour guide, Katrina was wonderful! She had a...

      Barbara A. Wiley, United States, 05/Nov/2015
    • Wonderful Tour!

      Paulina was a fabulous tour guide. She guided us through the Louvre in a fun way, adding lots of interesting facts throughout the 90 minute tour. When your limited on time this...

      Joyce Bottone, United States, 19/Jul/2015