Skip-the-Line: Louvre Museum Masterpieces Fully Guided Tour

Paris, France
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From US$68.12

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and learn about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries from your art historian guide. Then enjoy time on your own to explore, viewing paintings, sculpture, and architecture from 450 BC to the 19th century. Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour or upgrade your ticket to a private tour exclusive to just your group. 
  • Choose to upgrade for a private tour of the Louvre
  • Guided walking tour inside the Louvre Museum
  • Skip the line for a speedy entry
  • See the 'Venus de Milo' and 'Mona Lisa'
  • Enjoy commentary from an English-speaking guide, plus audio headsets so you can hear clearly
  • A small-group tour limited to 25 people maximum or a private tour exclusive to only your group

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This skip-the-line tour includes audio headsets so you can hear your guide clearly. 

What's Included

  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Louvre Museum
  • English-speaking expert guide
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Small-group or private tour (depending on the option selected)
  • The Mona Lisa sighting & other famous paintings and sculptures
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
    Pl. du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France

    Meet our team, dressed in blue attire, at the Arc du Carrousel. This is a monumental arch with a horse-drawn chariot on top, currently under renovation. Standing with your back to the entrance of the Louvre Pyramid, you will see it across the road, before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden.

End point

  • Louvre Museum
    75001 Paris, France

    The tour ends in the lobby of the Louvre, just under the Pyramid

What To Expect

Your journey through some of the world’s great artistic treasures begins at the Arc du Carrousel, next to the Louvre entrance. Choose a morning, afternoon, or evening tour and meet your English-speaking guide. Enjoy fast access to the museum with your skip-the-line pass and begin your tour through the massive venue, home to over 35,000 works of art spanning more than 73,000 square meters of exhibition space. Your entrance pass also provides complimentary audio headsets.  

Wander the diverse exhibitions, starting with the Ancient Greek Parthenon, followed by the iconic 'Venus de Milo.' While in the ancient antiquities gallery, view the celebrated 'Winged Victory of Samothrace.' Then head to the Apollo Gallery to see the opulent royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV. Get a taste of the French Revolution with Delacroix’s painting 'Liberty Leading the People,' and take in the Italian Renaissance as you gaze at the work of Michelangelo and Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa.' (See full sample list below.)

With your small group (limited to 25 people), engage in lively chats with your guide and hear entertaining anecdotes, trivia, and history. Or if you've chosen the private tour, enjoy unlimited access to your guide's wealth of knowledge. Afterward, spend as much time as you like exploring the museum independently.

Please Note: Evening tours are limited to Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm. For an extra unique experience, book an evening session and wind through the quiet corridors at night, when the crowds are gone and the artwork is basked in soft light. Enjoy the tour without all the bustle, and finish with great views of the Louvre’s glittery outside pyramid lit up after dusk.

Jardin des Tuileries (Pass By)

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Louvre Museum

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Only very small bags are allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that parties of 7 or more people may be split in different groups on the day of the tour at the meeting point.
  • We may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Be aware that you will be going up and down many stairs so wear comfortable shoes for walking and standing.
The museum is huge and can be overwhelming so it is very helpful to have a guide to show you the highlights.
Skip the line is the way to go because the crowds are massive at the Louvre.


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Nice Way to Visit Louvre for First Time Visitors.
Grace_W, Sept 2023
Loved learning the history of the Louvre and how it evolved through the years. Good tour guide who was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Great tour guide!
Tranea_P, Sept 2023
I don’t remember my tour guides name, however, she was very lovely and very knowledgeable. She made sure she explained some of the monuments and answered all questions everyone had
Skipping the Line is Key!
Jane_L, Sept 2023
Skipping the line is well worth the price of this tour. Kenny was very informative and did a great job leading us through a very crowded museum. I think I would have opted to pay a bit more to have a smaller group in hindsight. 25 is just too big.
Excellent experience with Maxime
Lucas_P, Sept 2023
Incredibly knowledgeable tour guide, very friendly and kept things informational but very light and fun! Made the visit at le Louvre feel much more approachable and comfortable!
Wendi_C, Sept 2023
Maxim, our tour guide, was a knowledgeable man who loves art history. He made the Louvre come alive with his stories. We would not have appreciated half of what we saw without his expertise. He made it really enjoyable. The meeting place prior to the entrance was easy to find. And it didn’t take much time to get inside. Recommend!
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Mark_W, Sept 2023
Summer was able to distill the entire Louvre experience into a brilliant and fantastically entertaining 3 hour tour!!!!!!
Terrific guided tour! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Rex_M, Sept 2023
Nice way to hit some highlights of the Louvre without spending all day at the museum. Our tour guide Gregory was terrific! He was very knowledgeable and had great stories and insight throughout the tour. We also stayed for a bit after the tour to browse around but it was much better having a tour guide to explain what you are looking at and point out the highlights. Highly recommend a tour like this if you want to enjoy the Louvre. Don’t try to do it on your own.
Excellent tour, no waiting. We were able to see everything we wanted to see.
Chuck_S, Sept 2023
Extremely knowledgeable tour guide who kept our interest even when we were waiting to move to the next work of art.
Very worthwhile tour
John_S, Sept 2023
Omar was an amazing guide. Very informative and educational, I cannot recommend him and the Viator tour highly enough.
Louvre Skip the Line
Lesley_S, Sept 2023
I totally enjoyed the Skip the Line @ The Louvre Tour. The Louvre is very crowded and having someone walk you thru the museum was great. I got to see all the highlighted exhibits like the Mona Lisa. I think walking with the guide was very helpful in explaining a lot of the exhibits.
Louvre masterpiece tour
Darcy_Y, Sept 2023
I traveled with my daughter to see the Louvre. Our guide was informative and interesting on masterpieces. What I didn’t like is that she moved at a very fast pace. Busy day at the Louvre. The guide was very disgusted and accusatory with the group because we all couldn’t kept up with her stating we were wondering off. This is not true. Other Louvre guests were cutting in front of the tour guests (us) causing delays in keeping up. Racing through a museum is not fun. If time is of the issue, either increase tour time duration or cut down on viewed art pieces.
Lots to see
Terence_S, Sept 2023
Bit of a challenge to find our guide meeting place. Excellent, very knowledgeable and passionate guide. So much to see.
Incredible historical artwork.
Robert_S, Sept 2023
I will guide was very knowledgeable but very long-winded at the same time we probably could have done that for shorter amount of time other than that though he was quite entertaining. Don't miss while you're in Paris. It's like seeing the history of the world in one place.
Best part of my trip to Paris - wouldn't do it any other way
Jennifer_G, Sept 2023
Abbi was the absolute BEST guide - I would take a tour with her any day. She kept our group engaged and was so efficient with leading us through and making sure that we maximized our time at the Louvre. She was funny, extremely knowledgeable, and worked to cater the tour toward our specific group. I wouldn't do a Louvre visit any other way, and if there's any way to specifically request Abbi, you won't be disappointed.
Great overview of Louvre
Teresa_R, Sept 2023
Debunking the inaccuracies of some paintings. Good quick overview of the highlights of Louvre. Had a great time. Guide had a good sense of humor and gave us enough time to take pictures.
Good introduction.
Dana_F, Sept 2023
Seeing the enormity of the Louve and the inspiring art was most memorable. The tour guide was only good. We found difficulty with her accent and thought she could have been more even informative and interesting.
Louvre Tour - great experience
Gary_B, Sept 2023
Really enjoyed this. We got to skip the queues and then had a tour guide for about 2 and a half hours. He took us to all the main masterpieces and also many other interesting pieces and gave really comprehensive and easy to understand explanations of what we were looking at. Great morning in the Louvre
Crystal_B, Sept 2023
Nancy was a great tour guide and incredibly knowledgeable. She kept the group on track and hit many highlights. Merci Beaucoup!
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Farzaneh_M, Sept 2023
Unfortunately I can’t remember our guide,s name but she really was knowledgeable and explained everything.,
Look for Kenny
sheena_s, Sept 2023
Kenny you are the best ! we really enjoyed the tour and without you we would have been lost . The painting were gorgeous and the history is amazing

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