Louvre Museum: Highlights Tour with Mona Lisa & Priority Access

Paris, France
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Head straight into the home of the Mona Lisa with this skip-the-line tour of the world's largest art museum. Once inside, your local art historian guide will provide you with background about some of the Louvre's most stunning pieces of art. Expect to see masterpieces by the likes of Da Vinci, Raphael, Veronese, Titian, and Botticelli, not to mention the French Crown Jewels.
  • Skip the oftentimes long lines at the Louvre
  • See what remains of the French Crown Jewels
  • Check out all sorts of masterpieces an art historian as your guide
  • Small group sizes keep this tour intimate

What's Included

  • Guided Tour Exploring the Louvre's famous Artworks and Exhibits
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Louvre Museum
  • Engaging English Speaking Guide with a passion for Art History
  • Small Group Size to Guarantee an Intimate Experience
  • Access to the Louvre's most Famous Artworks like the Mona Lisa
  • Hotel Pick Up / Drop Off
  • Food & Beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Louvre Museum
    75001 Paris, France

    Please arrive 10 minutes early. Our friendly guide will meet you at the equestrian statue of Louis the XIV in front of the Louvre Pyramid. A representative will be waiting there holding a sign that reads "The Tour Guy". 

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Louvre Museum

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 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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Traveller Tips

For the cost, it might be better to rent the audio guides and venture out on your own.
I would totally recommend the Skip the Line tour if you are pressed on time and don't want to miss the highlights of the museum.
The promise of an “art historian” guide distinguished this tour from the others, and it was worth it!


128 reviews
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Expect crowds and stairs
pamela_m, May 2023
Had a wonderful English guide who truly studied art. Would prefer to see more art and fewer sculptures (having done that in Florence) This tour involves a lot of stairs and rooms are hot. Good instructions on where to meet but could use some signs as there are many guides.
Mathieu_A, May 2023
The Louvre is overwhelming, a tour guide can help you with the Must Sees in a few hours. It was great to know the history of the place and the meanings of some of the works of art.
Louvre tour was a good sampling of its immense collection.
Noel_J, May 2023
Our tour leader was very kind and considerate of the variety of people on our tour. We had an older couple who struggled with the Louvre's stairs & were slow. We had a group of young women who were often distracted together & not always staying with the group. In fact, I think our tour leader could have been more adamant about people staying together for the sake of the entire group...would have helped her presentation. The content was excellent & our leader was very clear in what she taught us about the art & sculpture we saw. She seemed newer at the job however & altho obviously loved the art concepts and artwork, and knew so much, she was tentative in her delivery, partially distracted no doubt by the HUGE crowds and our peripatetic group! I suspect she will only get more confident & better with time, and I appreciate what she shared with us that day.
Excellent Small Group Tour
Nicole_J, May 2023
Wonderful small group (16) tour with Avi! He was extremely knowledgeable, engaging & entertaining. Having an art historian/expert as our guide made the visit even more memorable. We bypassed the huge line at the pyramid and went straight into the museum via a side entrance. We learned about the history of the building itself, newly found foundations, and the most “famous” statues and paintings, including the Mona Lisa. Highly recommend this very informative tour, especially if you are a first time visitor like us. We would have been overwhelmed doing it by ourselves. If we hadn’t already booked Eiffel tour tickets the same day, we would have stayed to explore more after the tour.
The tour de Louvre was fantastic
John_B, May 2023
Avi was fantastic. We had a little labor issue to begin with but he kept patient as they opened up an hour late. He is extremely knowledgeable and speaks English and French fluently.
Not really a small group
Kenneth_F, May 2023
Not exactly a small group as advertised. I think there were 20 in the group, and that's a large number if people when you try to move through the Lourve. They tell you to arrive early, yet we waited around an extra 15 minutes for the final members of the group to arrive, then additional 10 minutes for a group leaders collegue to join us so they could get in on the group ticket. Should be aware that once the tour is over, you can't go back into the museum because you entered on a " group ticket". We had to ask our tour leader if she could get us into the other portion of the museum. I would go with another company than this one.
Will was a Fabius Tour...
Kathleen_P, May 2023
Will was a Fabius Tour Guy! His knowledge of the museum and especially the art was amazing. His historical information of pieces of art made the paintings so meaningful! Would definitely go again.
No refunds
Rhesha_S, May 2023
There should be a return policy. We traveled from US and left an hour before meet time but due to rain and traffic we could not meet tour guide. (10 min delay) They have a no refunds policy and we had to buy two new tickets just to get in to the Louve. They don’t give you your ticket so you can’t get in unless you go with the group. You either can get there perfectly or you are screwed, there is no in between. I suggest booking tour through Louve directly.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Rhesha! We do allow clients to Cancel and Refund up to 24 hours before the tour start time. I am sorry that you could not make it to the meeting point before the start time of the tour. The tickets for guided tours are completely different from individual tickets. These tickets are time entry and the guide can not risk the whole group not to get inside. We are sorry that you missed out on this tour but I do hope that you had a great time in Paris.
Addi was a fantastic tour...
Sharon_M, May 2023
Addi was a fantastic tour guide. She took time with us snd showed us the highlights of the museum as well as giving us detailed history of each exhibit.
Magnificent experience
Wendell_W, May 2023
Knowledgeable tour guide. Getting to see the Nike in person. Good history lesson filled with some humor.
Amazing tour experience
Jean_V, May 2023
What a wonderful experience we had on our tour! Although I don’t recall our guide’s name, she was amazing and filled us with so many interesting details and facts about the Louvre and the artwork. Ours was the three hour small group tour. This was perfect. Although the museum was very crowded, we felt that we got to see and hear everything easily. We were able to find her when she gave us time to see specific things. We are so glad we had this tour with our amazing guide.
Take the Tour
James_H, May 2023
The guide (John) arrived at the meeting place on time. He explained how the particulars of the tour. He guided us through the entry points. It was evident that he has a passion for art and history. He pointed out small details that made the tour very interesting. He guided us though the different exhibits while pointing out the highlights of each. He had background stories for the Venus Di Milo and the Mona Lisa that were great. I highly recommend this tour. If you decide to go it on your own, you will be missing out a wealth of insight. Take the tour.
Susan_K, Apr 2023
Our tour guide Celine was fantastic. I couldn’t imagine wandering around by ourselves trying to find things. The early morning tour (8:45) was the only one available so we booked it - we avoided the crowds so we are very glad we did.
Amazing Tour!
Genevieve_B, Apr 2023
Ruth, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the museum and the art We would have been overwhelmed and probably wouldn’t have hit all of the highlights without this tour. Highly recommend!
Great experience!
Diana_Y, Apr 2023
Great tour. 8:45 am slot is good because there was not a lot of people yet. Skip the line allowed us to go through the group entrance with less people. Definitely worth the money if you are planning to visit the Louvre. The guide Celina was awesome and very knowledgeable about the art and location. She knew where to take us to avoid traffic. The tour was three hours but you can stay after the tour to look at other things that was not shown on the tour. They give you an audio set where you can listen to the tour guide. Enjoyed this experience.
Excellent Tour
Ann_M, Apr 2023
This was an excellent way to see a very very large museum. We had no trouble meeting our guide at the designated spot. Our guide was very knowledgeable & attentive to individual group member's interests & questions. The tour was 3 hours, and we thought that was long enough to see plenty of art but not tiring. We saw the well known highlights & lots more, & he made the tour very enjoyable & interesting.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Ann! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and found it to be an excellent way to see the museum. Our guides take pride in being knowledgeable and attentive to individual interests and questions, and we are glad that you found that to be the case. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you on another tour with us in the future!
Fantastic Experience!!
Brody_M, Mar 2023
So glad we did this! Our guide was fantastic! Incredibly knowledgeable and funny. Hope we get an chance to do this again.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Brody! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that your guide was knowledgeable and funny. It's always great to hear that our guests had a good time, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon for another tour.
Nice trip
Ming_L, Mar 2023
We feel lucky to have our guide, John Edward. He is expert and very professional. We learned a lot from him during the trip.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Ming! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your Louvre tour with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with our guide, John. It's wonderful to hear that he was able to share his expertise and knowledge of the museum with you and that you learned a lot from him during the trip. We take great pride in our professional and knowledgeable guides, and we're happy that John met your expectations. Thank you for choosing us for your Louvre tour and we hope to see you again in the future!
fascinating and enlightening
elvisdrewbabe, Mar 2023
Fantastic tour, I feel so enlightened about the Louvre and its history. Highly recommend this tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and highlighted on just the right things for the tour. I will be back because the Louvre is so large but now I feel I can navigate it on my own.
Amazing insider’s look at the Lourve
Mei_T, Dec 2022
Skipping the line was wonderful! And our tour guide l, MaryAnn, was so knowledgeable and experienced. This is a giant museum and can be very daunting. We got to skip all the long lines and learned so much. This is a must do!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Mei! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed skipping the lines and that MaryAnn was able to provide an informative and engaging tour. Her experience and expertise definitely make for a truly memorable visit to the museum. We appreciate your recommendation and hope you have many more wonderful experiences in your future travels!

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