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Small Group Louvre Museum Tour: Skip-the-Line

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Key Highlights

  • See the best of Louvre in just 3 hours with an expert guide
  • Avoid long queues with Skip-the-line entrance to the museum
  • Personalized attention with small group of 6 people or fewer
  • Audio headset so that you don’t miss a thing
  • Our local partner for this tour has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Jan 16 - 13 Mar 16:
    Louvre Museum Semi Private Tour - Morning: Friday
    14 Mar 16 - 09 Nov 16:
    Louvre Museum Semi Private Tour - Morning: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    Louvre Museum Semi Private Tour - Afternoon: Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday


    3 Hours

    Start time

    01 Jan 16 - 13 Mar 16: 9:15am
    14 Mar 16 - 09 Nov 16: 9:45am & 2:30pm

    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

    Inside the Louvre Museum

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Explore the world’s most famous museum, the Louvre, with this small-group Skip the Line tour. The group of 6 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.


    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • The Louvre Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee
    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    • Headsets so you can hear your guide
    • Small groups of no more than 6 people


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

    Please note

    This service ends inside the Louvre Museum around 12:15pm and 5:30pm.

    It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure whereon they should present their voucher to the tour guide. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

    For help finding your meeting points or for other urgent issues, please phone (0033) 170 371 426.

    Tour coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition.

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

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

    We are unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

    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 queue.

    Large bags and umbrellas must be deposited at the bag check before entering the galleries (free of charge).

    Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

    From April 2017, skip-the-line access will not be included in this 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.
  • Reviews
    • Excellent.

      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
    • Very good tour with skip-the-line

      very good tour...

      Michael P Pozdnikov
    • 3 Hours of Magnificence in the Louvre

      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
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