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Explore the world’s most famous museum, the Louvre, with this small-group Skip the Line tour. The group of 12 people or fewer will help you get an in-depth experience in just 3 hours. You will also be able to communicate better with and receive personalized attention from the expert guide.
Your guide will take you on a journey through this impressive art museum showcasing works of art from Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greek antiquities to masterpieces by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt. The Louvre displays over 35,000 pieces which spans over 60,000 square meters. It’s a Herculean task to see so many artworks on one go, therefore, this tour offers you a perfect route to show you the very best the Louvre collection has to offer.
In just 3 hours you will be able to dive deeply in these cultural masterpieces. A delight for all who appreciate art.
1 Apr 19 to 10 Nov 19
Tour at 9:45am: Daily except Tuesday
Tour at 2:30pm: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
11 Nov 19 to 15 Dec 19
Tour at 9:45am: Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
11 Nov 19 to 31 Dec 19
Tour at 2:30pm: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
16 Dec 19 to 31 Dec 19
Tour at 9:45am: Daily except Tuesday
3 HoursStart time
9:45am and 2:30pm
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.
Inside the Louvre Museum
Your Small Group Louvre Museum Tour will start at Arc du Carrousel. An English speaking expert guide will help you explore the collection of paintings, sculptures, and various art works of the famous museum. You will also receive an audio headset so that you can hear your guide loud and clear.
Your tour begins with some of the Louvre’s highlights, the graceful Venus de Milo and the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Continue on to the Apollo Gallery, which houses the ornate royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV and be riveted by the valiant tales of these inimitable leaders.
Marvel at love set in stone in Canova’s Psyche and Cupid and see Delacroix’s famous painting depicting the French struggle for freedom, Liberty Leading the People.
Michelangelo’s works awaits you in the Italian sculpture hall and you will discover what makes Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa the most enigmatic portrait of all time.
The small group size will give you the opportunity to view the hidden treasures, often overlooked by large groups. Visit other famous da Vinci’s works, including Raphael and the incredible Raft of Medusa, the story behind which will stay with you long after you have left the museum.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
Due to renovation work carried on inside the Louvre until mid-October 2019, we might not be able to cover some artworks such as the Mona Lisa. Although this is not under our control, your guide will do his best to provide a qualitative service in line with the advertised tour length.
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early. In case you are arriving after the departure, accomodation won't be available & missed tours or tickets won't be refunded.
In case of issues related to the meeting point or any other doubts feel free to give a call at (0033) 170 371 426.
Tour coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition.
The Apollo Gallery will remain closed till the end of Dec 19 and the Crown Jewel collection will not be open to visit. Your guide will make sure to include other highlights to the itinerary.
Gratuities for guides providing excellent service are appreciated but never obligatory.
Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.
Accommodation for strollers or baby carriages on our group tours won't be available.
Please be aware that all visitors to the Louvre Museums must pass security before entering the museums. While we use a separate Skip the Line group entrance here, it is still often necessary to queue to pass security – albeit a shorter one.
Large bags and umbrellas must be deposited at the bag check before entering the galleries (free of charge).
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.
Small group of four. Excellent guide, Ruta, who kept us very well informed. Three hours just the right amount of time for a taster of Louvre, and information from guide helped...Andrew Gillie, United Kingdom, 02/Jun/2016
We did the morning skip the line semi private tour and we were very luck to be the only 2 in the group. Our guide Tina was informative, courteous and exceptionally...Michelle Harvey, United Kingdom, 26/Aug/2015
very good tour...Michael P Pozdnikov, United States, 20/May/2015
All worked very smoothly.
Small group of 4. Excellent guide in Ruta. Highly enjoyable three hour trip round Louvre.
Alex was awesome! He is a dedicated guide, smart and let us took our time. His knowledge of the facts gave us an experience of the Louvre in the best way possible. Thank you Alex.