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Semi-Private Tour: Louvre Museum With Skip-the-Line Entry

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Skip lines often in excess of two hours and head straight inside the Louvre for a look at its fascinating collection. Your skip-the-line 3-hour tour offers time to appreciate some of the museum's most iconic paintings, sculptures, and architecture. Join your guide on a journey from one breathtaking gallery to the next, jumping through history while admiring works dating from nearly 450 BCE through the 19th-century. Small group sizes of no more than 12 people also mean that your expert, English-speaking guide can adapt tours to suit each individual group. 
  • Beat the crowds and save time with skip-the-line admission
  • This small-group tour offers a personal, relaxed way to discover
  • See the Mona Lisa, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and other masterpieces
  • Learn about artworks in the Louvre from your trained art historian guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a convenient location in central Paris—morning and afternoon departure times are available—and make your way to the Louvre. One of the world’s largest museums, the Louvre always draws crowds. With skip-the-line access, you can save time and head straight in. Follow your guide, a trained art historian, through the sprawling museum galleries straight to the highlights; when necessary, you can wear audio headsets so you don’t miss a word. See the Venus de Milo and Winged Victory of Samothrace, glimpse crowns that belonged to French royalty, and then take in canvases such as Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People. With a maximum of twelve people, this small-group tour lets you get up close and personal with the works. Finally, head to the sculpture hall to see works by Michelangelo and then view Leonardo Da Vinci’s iconic Mona Lisa. The tour concludes under the glass pyramid inside the Louvre.
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Departure Point
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France
Return Details
Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small group of 12 people
  • Audio headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/Beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues
  • Please note that 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of four was a part of 12 people total on this tour. Our guide, Nev was beyond knowledgeable about art and art history. She really challenged us to think about all of the pieces that we viewed on the tour. In such a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank whamma
Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

Our guide, Felix, made this tour. His history background really helped make this an even more worthwhile experience for us. He was funny, aggressive when necessary and funny. He offered so much valuable background for so many amazing pieces that he made the visit. Without...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

We had an amazing tour with City Wonders this week! We booked the semi private tour for our group of 8 (2 families with teenagers) and luckily even though the max is 12... we were the only ones and thus, it was private! Nev, our...More

Thank kscyan
Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

Booked this tour for my wife’s birthday and paid £150 for us to have a semi private tour. Got into the Louvre and it turns out there was a mistake with the tickets. After 90 minutes of waiting inside the (baking hot) Louvre reception, the...More

Thank matthewpU5374HD
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

Dear matthewpU5374HD Thanks for taking the time to write a review on City Wonders. I am sorry about the inconvenience experienced during the Louvre tour. We are very sorry and saddened to hear that our guided tour did not happen at the scheduled time. We...More

Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

We learned quickly that the only way not to spend the best part of your day in lines is to book a well rated “skip-the-line” tour like this one. Very well organized tour. Christina was amazing. Smart, knowledgeable and funny. How often would you get...More

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28 December 2018|
Response from Ocleen1 | Reviewed this property |
We had 6 in our group. A family of 4 and us.
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13 October 2018|
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Response from Ocleen1 | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours.
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