Louvre: Highlights and hidden pearls in MINI groups/SKIP the line

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From USD 57.29

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Learn the stories and little-known tidbits behind one of the world’s most celebrated art museums during this small-group, skip-the-line tour of the Louvre. Bypass wait times and enter the collections directly, with admission tickets purchased separately. Then, get a peek at art objects spanning thousands of years, and visit the private bedroom chambers of Napolean III.
  • A skip-the-line, small-group guided tour of the Louvre
  • Learn about the building’s past as an imperial castle and residence
  • See renowned art objects, from Etruscan sculptures to Renaissance portraits
  • Explore the museum until closing time once the tour concludes

What's Included

  • Enter the museum super fast
  • High quality guided tour audio headsets, you will surely hear the clearest comments from me
  • Free digital locker
  • Free Baby stroller

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Île-de-France
    75001 Paris, France

    We will meet you at the entrance of the Louvre Museum in front of the glass pyramid under the statue of king Louis XIV on a horse made by Bernini. The guide will be holding a yellow sign.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Louvre Museum

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

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 a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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131 reviews
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Worth every dollar
Dana_K, Mar 2023
I enjoyed every second with Nadia. Shes a professional, full of knowledge and answer fluently to every question
Highlights and Hidden Pearls of the Louvre
julieeasteinmetz, Mar 2023
Nadia, our guide, was wonderful! Nadia was very knowledgeable and did a great job at highlighting important and fun pieces of art. She was very interactive and responsive to questions and comments. She was able to relate to our children, 13 and 15, and include both of them in the tour. Thank you so much, Nadia, for being a MVP guide for us!!!
Quick tour, not kid friendly
Julianne_A, Mar 2023
Our guide was well educated and full of information. I wish that she would have geared her information more towards children. Our three kids (ages 7,9,13) did not enjoy the tour. She discussed multiple times about which artists were homosexual and we spent far too long on the hermaphrodite statue. This information was irrelevant to our children. We wish we could have used that time to visit some of the Egyptian artifacts. Overall, she gave lots of information and very kind.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Julianne, Thank you for your review! Our tours are specially conceived to keep children as interested as adults. That’s why we have so many enthusiastic reviews of happy parents. Pity that your kids were jet lagged the day of our visit and couldn’t fully enjoy our thrilling stories about the Louvre. Hope to see all of you back soon for more great common experiences! Best regards, Kristina
First time Louvre visit
Michelle_P, Mar 2023
I’m so glad we booked the tour of the Louvre. It’s really overwhelming to see everything but Nadia was an experienced guide who picked out interesting pieces to see and navigated us through the museum efficiently. I would highly recommend Nadia! After the tour she helped us find the exhibits we didn’t have a chance to see. 2 hours is not enough time to see everything. The next time we go, I’ll book a longer tour.
Pamela_R, Mar 2023
Our tour was amazing!!! Our guide was so fun & actually told us some really good stories. We were fully engaged for the whole 2 hours & I feel like we saw everything we would’ve wanted to see. If you want to visit the Louvre, but aren’t suuuuper into art, this is the tour for you!
Wonderful tour with Nadia
Cristina_L, Mar 2023
Nádia did a great job as our guide! She showed us the most important parts of the museums and the respective art.
Awesome experience
Joshua_G, Feb 2023
Our guide was very informative and the museum was awesome. So much history in one place. You need good walking shoes!
Best decision made during Paris trip!
Heidi_T, Feb 2023
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Dmitri. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. The 2 hours flew by, even for my two kids ages 8 and 10. Being able to skip the line was a HUGE perk, even in low season in February when its blistery cold. It's still very very crowded. Having him walk us through and visit all the main "stars" of the Louvre was a truly great experience. Dmitri kept it entertaining, informative and just plain fun. I loved how we started from the history of the building and went through all types of works in a way that is easy to understand. The pace was very good, not too slow and not too fast. Would not have been able to navigate such a grand museum without this tour. I highly highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting the Louvre with or without kids. It will save you so much hassle, trust me!! Thank you so much Dmitri!
21-year olds love this tour!
Emily_M, Jan 2023
Our tour guide was fabulous! Two 21-somethings with little knowledge of art had an educational and fun experience.
Lisa_B, Jan 2023
This was a 2 hour tour hitting the masterpieces of the Louvre. It was helpful to be guided on my first visit because it is so huge inside. Remember to buy your tix separately! Overall I really enjoyed this tour, the guide was knowledgeable and fun.
Great tour despite the crowd and rain
Carol_R, Dec 2022
It was a little hairy at the beginning of the tour as it was raining and the place was chaos. We finally met up with our guide, Dimitri, who was excellent. We couldn’t have done the museum in the amount of time we needed without him.
Best tour! So thankful we booked this
Julie_H, Dec 2022
Fabian was an excellent tour guide for this small private tour. He knew the best place and vantage points for each piece and brought a thoughtful, informative perspective. He knew how to adeptly manage throngs of crowds, which helped us during the holiday rush. We learned so much and got a wonderful, inspiring tour of the greatest museum on earth. Fabian had a great way of explaining for all ages and backgrounds. Thank you Fabian! We will be back.
Brought the Louve to life
Linnea_H, Dec 2022
Our guide brought the work in the museum to life and helped us understand the beauty and importance of the major works in the Louve. She was filled with details, facts, and stories.
Great experience
Cindi_P, Dec 2022
Tour guide was very informative. He engaged with the group answering questions and sharing information in a personal manner. pace was good, he kept using but did not feel rushed.
Great experience
Abhisek_T, Dec 2022
It was agreat experince. The guide was nice. It was quite knowledgeable as well. We reqlly enjoyed it and will recommend it
Great visit. Wonderfully patient guide!
Djena_L, Dec 2022
Our guide was wonderfully patient with my family. Unfortunately, my father got a little dizzy and had to slow down. She was thoughtful and helped us get water for him before continuing on. Our tour was therefore shorter, but we enjoyed every bit!
This tour is mandatory (and affordable)!
Morani_K, Dec 2022
We had an incredible tour of the Louvre with Fabian with our two young children (5 & 8), and another lovely couple. Fabian offered a compelling, colorful, and clear portrait of the museum’s history (and by way, the history of France and Paris, specifically). We also saw the major artworks (the Mona Lisa too), with more information on both the art history, the techniques used, and the cultural and political atmosphere of the times. It was truly fascinating to listen to his intelligent and sophisticated narratives. Fabian was engaging with our children, answering their questions. Walking the entire Louvre is 12 miles long! It is absolutely necessary to take a tour, not only to orient ourselves among thousands of artworks, but to see a select number and learn in depth about the various historic and artistic periods and styles. Thank you! Ten stars!
Excellent small group tour
Kevin_A, Nov 2022
We had an excellent time with Dimitri our tour guide. He was super knowledgeable, was able to rapidly guide us through and around large crowds. It was a great tour!
Wonderful tour
Christy_I, Nov 2022
My husband and I had a wonderful tour of the Louvre with Dimitri. He is highly knowledgeable, funny and made our time really enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour!
Wonderful experience. We...
Anila_D, Oct 2022
Wonderful experience. We have been explained in very important pieces of Louvre and details to remember in lifetime. Very strong recommended.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your great review! We are so happy that you liked it. Hope to see you and your family or friends back soon for more experiences in Paris! Cheers, Kristina