Skip the Line Louvre Tour: Mona Lisa Without the Crowds at Closing Time

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From USD 91.08

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


Visit the Musée du Louvre to see its most famous artwork, Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa,' without the typical crowds on this tour that provides skip-the-line access for the museum's last entry of the day. Enter the museum as it's getting ready to close, taking advantage of this time of day to admire the painting among fewer people. Plus, see the museum's other masterpieces with an art historian guide. Tour is limited to 15 people for a small-group experience.
  • Skip the line at Paris' Musée du Louvre
  • See Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' without the crowds
  • Learn about world-famous works of art with commentary from your guide
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Small groups of 15 or fewer
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Headsets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Due to an ongoing renovation of the Arc du Carrousel, the meeting point may be a bit crowded. Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers are unable to be accommodated on this tour.
  • English Only Tour
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to France government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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.

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Our tour was a small group at the end of the day which allows you to really get a good view of the stunning collections.
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Great Tour with Adam
Karen_B, Mar 2023
Adam was easily the best tour guide I have ever had with Viator. His depth of knowledge of Paris, art and the Louvre was astounding.
Fun and learn!
Goran_G, Feb 2023
We so everything that we hope we’re going to see and we have lots of fun thank you Adam 😀! Goran and Vjeka
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Goran_G, We are happy to see that you had a 5-Star experience at Louvre Museum. Best Wishes, Julia
This was a good way to...
k_b, Jan 2023
This was a good way to see some of the highlights and get more information about the museum and pieces
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear k_b, We are so grateful for your feedback. You encourage us to improve. Kind Regards, Julia
Full of Knowledge and timed perfectly!
Jacqui_M, Jan 2023
Our guide was friendly and full of knowledge about all of the artwork in the Louvre. She timed the tour perfectly so we had plenty of time to see quite a few art pieces as well as not being crushed by crowds and giving us prime spots to see the Mona Lisa. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Jacqui_M, Thank you for sharing your feedback about our service! We are glad to know that our team efforts exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to touring with you again! Warmest Regards, Julia
A Fabulous Experience.
martinandalexmsncom, Dec 2022
Well worth the extra money to skip the queues. Violet was extremely likeable, approachable and very informative. As a guide, she looked after us really well & we al learned so much. Thank you.
Skip the line night tour is worth it!
Jessica_H, Nov 2022
Our guide Alberto was great. He gave interesting facts and context to art I’ve seen and lots I’ve never seen before. An evening skip the line tour is so much less crowded. I would recommend!
Our favorite experience in Paris so far!
Kristin_F, Nov 2022
We were in awe of the museum and learned so much because we had an incredible tour guide! Alberto was endlessly knowledgeable, friendly, and far more than I expected. We could have spent the entire day exploring but got to see and learn so much in the 3 hours. We also lucked out because it was supposed to be a group but just ended up being my husband and myself so we got a private tour we weren’t expecting! My only complaint would be that it was hard to find where the tour started but once we did it was perfection
We’ll worth doing!
Diane_V, Nov 2022
Wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable person. We highly recommend this tour to really enjoy this amazing museum.
Perfect Louvre Tour
Donald_B, Oct 2022
We saw the “highlights of the highlights” with our delightful guide, who navigated what might have been an overwhelmingly chaotic place to show us and tell us lots of details about some of the most special paintings and sculptures (and ancient moat) in the building. The crowds were not excessive, and we got up close to the things we most wanted to see. Not being at all familiar with the Louvre, it was a bit difficult to find the meeting place at first, although the directions (assuming we got into the courtyard!) were good.
Our guide Addi was very...
Lori_P, Oct 2022
Our guide Addi was very knowledgeable and personable. This was an excellent way to see some of the real highlights of a huge collection. Very highly recommended!
Best day at the Louvre
Ally_A, Sept 2022
Nancy was AMAZING! Highly, highly recommend this tour. She hit all of the highlights and not only provided great insight into the history of the art and Louvre itself, she made it so much fun.
Ask for Hugo!
Joshua_H, Sept 2022
Amazing tour. Hugo was an A+. Informative and Fun. Gave a bathroom break… played music during certain parts through the headset. Perfect amount of time… not too short… not to long. Ask for Hugo and give a tip.
Anotal (hope I spelled...
LaChante_L, Sept 2022
Anotal (hope I spelled his name correctly) was funny, charismatic, and full of knowledge. Thank you!
Louvre - Mona Lisa!
Suchin_S, Sept 2022
Susan was very informative and kept things light. She provided history of the Louvre as well as background on all the famous sculptures and paintings. We also got to see Mona Lisa without the crowds. We saw so much more with this tour than we would have had we just walked around by ourselves. I highly recommend this tour.
This tour does not avoid any crowds
Paul_D, Sept 2022
Though the guide was very good, the whole premise of Mona Lisa without crowds at closing time is a gross misrepresentation. The Louvre is jam packed at 3pm, and there is a 10 minute line to shuffle past that painting. You can pay less elsewhere for the same thing.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Dear Paul_D, Thanks for your review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your tour guide. Our company always selects the best guides to make sure they provide amazing experiences to our guests. Regarding the crowds, for most of the day, the Mona Lisa room in the Louvre is packed to the brim with people jostling to get a peek at her. However, our expert guides have created specially-timed itineraries that allow you to see the Mona Lisa at the best possible time. Using last-entrance tickets to enter after most of the daily crowds have departed. We can assure you that any other time you would have experienced way more people around the art and the museum. Please note that our price is included VAT, guide fee, and tickets. You can always choose to do the visit by yourself but with us, you have a guide that will make the whole experience worth it. If you have any additional comments you would like to address with me, please feel free to contact me at at any time. Kind regards, Jhonas.
History lesson through Art
Yvonne_M, Aug 2022
Carolina was a great tour guide. The way she related the stories about the pieces of art made the artist and history come alive. She spoke clearly and kept the tour moving along. Unfortunately, even though we were touring the museum near closing, it was still extremely crowded. But, that was beyond the tour company’s control as it is the height of the tour season. Carolina did her best to show us pieces of art that were not so heavily visited. She did an excellent job explaining what Leonardo DaVinci did to make the Mona Lisa so unique. We would definitely take another tour with Carolina.
Louvre lit up
Priya_P, Aug 2022
I learned so much from out guide Addi. The tour was great fro my kids— age 10 and 13. Addi brought art history to life and was a thoughtful historian of the Louvre. Her love of the art was contagious.
Very entertaining, and actually worth the extra $$
Douglas_R, Aug 2022
My first experience with Viator. We were searching for some way to see the Louvre when we had an open day in Paris. All the usual sources of tickets were gone. Viator had tickets for a 3 hour skip-the-line, guided tour. Seemed pretty pricey and was wary, but we only had the one day. Read the fine print because you need to be there 15 minutes before the scheduled time and the meeting is across the street from the museum, near some "hidden" entrances. Was glad to see a group of 3 Viator guides, and they were all super friendly and good service. We had Daniel in a group of 12, all in English. He was great and very entertaining. You are not going to see very much of the collection, but you get an entertaining and educational tour with some good detail on the museum, history, and great knowledge about some of the "selected" pieces. Highly recommended, especially for your first tour of the Louvre.
Rina_S, July 2022
Adam was hilarious and made the experience amazing! Learned a lot about some great pieces. I really enjoyed every minute.
Amazing tour!
Alison_M, July 2022
Our guide, Anatole, really made the tour special. He shared so much amazing information in an entertaining way. We're very grateful that he gave us such a great introduction to the Louvre!