Louvre Museum Skip the Line Access Guided Tour

Paris, France

From USD 86.33

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


Paris’ Louvre is one of the world’s largest art museums, so don't waste your time waiting in line. Head straight inside, with your priority access admission, to see three of its biggest crowd-pleasers, including the unavoidable gaze and wry smile of Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa." On this guided tour, hear fascinating tales and tidbits about these unmissable masterpieces. After coming face to face with several artworks by great masters, you’re free to explore the Louvre independently.
  • Guided tour of the Louvre Museum's three most famous artworks
  • Skip the long lines with prioritized entry
  • Head straight to the “Mona Lisa” and gain insight about its artistic heritage
  • Opportunity to stay on at the Louvre after your tour has finished

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Skip the lines with this guided tour into the Louvre and enjoy the museum freely after your tour.

What's Included

  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
  • Live guide
  • Skip-the-line access to the Louvre Museum
  • Discover the pyramid of Ieoh Ming Pei
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Access to temporary exhibitions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    ARC DU CARROUSEL 75001 Paris Meeting point at the Arc the Triomphe du Carrousel facing the Louvre pyramid

End point

  • Louvre Museum
    75001 Paris, France

    After the Guided Tour, you can stay longer in the museum to visit, to eat or enjoy shopping for souvenirs.

What To Expect

Start your tour in central Paris where your guide awaits, eager to impart their extensive art history knowledge with an in-depth description of the Louvre’s most famous artworks. First, take a short stroll through the Tuileries Garden to Paris' Louvre Museum and appreciate the grandeur of this former palace as you approach. Your skip-the-line ticket lets you sail right past the long lines, right into the heart of the galleries with a direct route to the "Mona Lisa."

Learn about Da Vinci and his globally renowned painting while you benefit from your guide's expert insights. Then turn your attention to the "Winged Victory of Samothrace," one of the world’s most acclaimed sculptures. Finally, gazing at the "Venus de Milo" armless sculpture, your guide continues to reveal stories surrounding both the artwork and the artist.

With your appetite whetted, bid your guide farewell once your tour has finished. Then you’re free to explore the rest of the museum independently, including the gift shop.

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (Pass By)

Louvre Museum

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Louvre Museum (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Cloakroom compulsory for umbrellas, luggage, pushchairs that are not to be taken in the exhibition rooms.
  • No elevators available during the visit
  • This tour does not include the access to temporary exhibitions
  • Some works are likely to be temporarily inaccessible due to renovations or work loans
  • At the end of the tour, possibility to stay longer after the visit
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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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Traveller Tips

It is also very difficult to contact Viator when there is an issue unless you make an account with them.
Skipping the long line is a must and having a guide give you the background and history is very helpful.
Get ready for the crowds but worth all the haste.


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The Louvre
Karen_O, Sept 2023
The crowd is very large. The statues are fabulous. The Mona Lisa is hard to see close up but worth it. I would have a tour guide to help navigate as the Louvre is quite large.
Best Brother and Sister’s visit at the Louvre
Genevive_C, Sept 2023
Our guide Blandine was very knowledgable of every pieces she showed us and the tour was well structured.
Well worth it
Renata_G, Sept 2023
Extremely well organised and great value. Skip the line made a huge difference and our guide Cecile was so lovely and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Highly recommend for solo travellers
Kate_H, Sept 2023
Very worthwhile with time at the end to do your own tour. Guide very knowledgeable so you see most of the highlights. Recommend for solo woman travellers
The best way to navigate this magnificent museum
Henry_F, Sept 2023
Osvaldo was our tour guide. He is very passionate about art . It was definitely a great idea to sign for this tour as he helped us traverse this magnificent museum. He took us to most of the highlights and that saved a lot of time and headaches. I highly recommend this tour
Mona, Venus and Nike a winning trio
Michael_W, Sept 2023
Our guide Monica was so informative and worked our group of 20 or so to keep us engaged. She led us into a side entrance of the Louvre to skip the line outside. She took us to see the big three attractions, the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Winged Nike but was certain to offer us details on many sculptures and paintings along the way. The 2.5 hour tour went quickly, and it included plenty of walking. 95% of the patrons in the Louvre on Sept. 14, 2023 wore comfortable tennis shoes and the other 5% wish they had. Seeing Crown Jewels of Louis XIV and other kings was worth the price of admission too. The Louvre is the largest museum in the world. The Viator tour didn’t touch 90% of the museum but it was valuable and worthy to tag alongside Monica. We did a little more viewing on our own but headed back to the hotel to rest our feet.
Not the experience we expected
CARMEN_C, Sept 2023
To skip the line was very benficial. The tour itself was shorter than advertised and rushed. The guide left the group at 1pm for an 1130 tour
Great guide
Robert_L, Sept 2023
I am a history and art buff and have a pretty high bar for guides. This was my fourth time to the Louvre. Gregory was simply outstanding. His commentary was interesting and nuanced. My entire party enjoyed the trip.
Very enjoyable
Paul_A, Sept 2023
Tour was very enjoyable! Gregory was a very knowledgeable tour guide! Learned quite a bit about the history of The Louvre and some of the individual works of art.
Great experience
Vincenzo_S, Sept 2023
Get to the meeting spot early as its a very large area and takes a bit of time to find the guide. The museum was amazing. The guide was very good.
Excellent much to see and explain, Guide did it extrememly well
Anthony_M, Sept 2023
Animated, funny, highly informative guide efficiently guided us through the crowds, made sure we saw highlights. Headphones extremely helpful
Loved Monet's home and garden!
jehlawrie, Sept 2023
Our guide Reuben was brilliant. He invited us to be interactive which added to the historical experience, as well as an introduction to the different painting styles. The two hours was a good tour length. Beware, there's quite a few steps.
Historical Paris
January_A, Sept 2023
Although our guide couldnt make it there were enough guides in other groups to listen in on if I was wanting information on something
Definitely worth seeing
Paula_S, Sept 2023
The Louvre is a difficult place to see in a 2 hour tour with the amount of art and history present. Our tour guide Monica had an obvious passion for Greek Antiquities and sculpture. I loved learning about all of this. However, another person may not have been so interested in this specific history. I feel as though there should probably be a variety of tours to pick from where you can focus on one or 2 areas of the museum and then of course see the 'must see' works of art like the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa. All in all, this is a must-do event while in Paris. But to be honest, it is a very overwhelming experience.
Great to have a guide here.
Kathi_D, Sept 2023
History, beauty, enrichment and too large of a museum to do on your own. Our guide Elisabeth knew her art history.
Fantastic Tour of the Louvre
LUCIAN_D, Sept 2023
I was overwhelmed to my sole to have the privilege of see the great works. I almost cried on seeing Venus de Milo. The tour guide, Osvoldo, brought us through both the history of the museum and the March of the displayed works.
Enjoyable and Informative Tour
Leonard_T, Sept 2023
This tour included admission ticket to The Louvre, some tours do not. Check in with the provided voucher was quick and easy. What really made this tour a hit was our guide Osvald. He made the most of our 3hr tour. He was very knowledgeable about the art and at the same time very congenial. Just a very nice person. Bravo Osvald!
The guide was horrible
Lynda_M, Sept 2023
Skipping the line into the louvre saved lots of time. Unfortunately we still paid for bathroom facilities since the tour was so slow to start
Anatoli_B, Sept 2023
Could not fine meeting point took 30 min to find place of meetings groop than Averythink was Ok hope next time will be easy
Great experience
Amy_W, Sept 2023
Great experience and our guide was excellent. Learned a lot and all of the exhibits were beautiful!!

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