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Louvre Museum: Skip-the-Line, Guide, Small Group Tour

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Tuesday

  • Start time
  • Duration
    About 3 hours 
  • The Louvre Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets so you can hear your guide
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
  • Adult (15+)
  • Child (4-14)
  • Infant (0-3)

Key Highlights

  • See the best of Louvre in just 3 hours with an expert guide
  • Audio headset so that you don’t miss a thing
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Personalized attention with small group
  • Learn about the three famous works - Mona Lisa, Winged Victory and Venus de Milo


Explore the world’s most famous museum, the Louvre, with this small-group Skip the Line tour. This tour 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 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 await 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.

About the Supplier: City Wonders are leaders in tours and experiences in Europe. Their tours are insightful and entertaining with expert guides taking you around the city’s known as well as offbeat attractions. They believe in having a small group size to provide intimate experiences in all major cities in Europe.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Tuesday

  • Duration

    About 3 hours 

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Meet your guide at the Arc du Carrousel. 
    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
    It will help if you consult a map before leaving for the meeting point.

  • Ending Point

    Inside the Louvre Museum

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • The Louvre Museums entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets so you can hear your guide
  • Gratuities (if you wish, go on then)
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off (we'll see you there) 

Please note

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!)

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.

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

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.

Once you have collected your tickets and audio guide the fastest access will be from the entrance which is downstairs (basement) in the inverted Pyramid hall.

This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility (tour on foot).

Additional info

If you need any assistance or have a query, you may call at the telephone numbers provided in your confirmation voucher or our customer service desk.

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent.
    Andrew Gillie, United Kingdom 06/02/2016
  • 3 Hours of Magnificence in the Louvre
    Michelle Harvey, United Kingdom 08/26/2015
  • Very good tour with skip-the-line
    Michael P Pozdnikov, United States 05/20/2015

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