Musée d'Orsay Skip the Line Private and semi Private Tour

Paris, France

From $82.04

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art on a private tour of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Bypass the long entrance queues with skip-the-line access (admission tickets not included), and let an art historian guide lead you straight to masterworks by Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Degas and more. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide and learn the history behind the art for a truly immersive experience.
  • Private tour of the Musée d'Orsay
  • Admire masterpieces of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting
  • Hear the stories behind the art and learn about the history of French Impressionism from a knowledgeable guide
  • See famous works by Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Degas and other luminaries
  • Skip-the-line access; admission tickets at your own expense
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Bilingual Private Guide
  • Skip the Line Entry
  • Museum Entry Fee (15,50 Euros/adult; Adults only pay)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuity

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Musée d'Orsay
    75007 Paris, France

    Please meet your guide at the Rhinoceros Statue in front of the Musee d'Orsay.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before selected departure time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • It is necessary to advise supplier the date of birth of each participants.
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Museum entrance tickets are not included in the tour price but this is a skip-the-line because you will enter with a professional guide with his national card, with him and you, can always skip the line since you will enter through a special entrance for the groups accompanied.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Traveler Tips

This has always been my favorite museum to visit in Paris, and this 1.5 hour tour only served to elevate the museum and its offerings in my view!
I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the museum.
Is a very good tour the guide wonderful she explain very well Catherine was very nice The museum is awsome it is worth it
145 reviews
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Worth the private guide
Mark_H, Mar 2023
Museum was interesting. Damian did a great job….informative and gave a good explanations for the different works of art. Glad we did this.
Delightful. Educational. Professional. Perfect Guide.
Judith_H, Mar 2023
A great experience. Learned so much during the tour. Our guide was a breath of fresh air and so vivacious and made sure we got to see and learn new things. Anyone would be delighted to have her as their guide.
Lovely tour
Pamela_Q, Mar 2023
Learned a lot. Wonderful to skip line. Would have been simpler if tickets were included. Went to early tour and were able to get a stroller for 5 year old.
An enjoyable and informative tour
Marlene_T, Feb 2023
Wonderful guide, wonderful time! A lot of information about the museum and the art movements of the 19th century. Well done.
Very nice tour of Musee D'orsay
lee_r, Feb 2023
Guide was on time,friendly Very knowledgeable and professional. We learned a lot and had a very nice experience.
Erell was a great tour guide for our Musee d'Orsay visit
Prakash_G, Jan 2023
Erell, our tour guide, was very helpful and accommodating. She explained the history well. 90 minutes went in a flash! Ideally this tour should be for 2 hours given the extent of history and artists.
Excellent Tour for a Taste of the Impressionists
Magda_D, Jan 2023
Our guide, Erell, was great, very knowledgeable and pitched her tour just right for my 10 year old daughter. We got fast track entry and happened to be the only ones in the group. We were given a taste of all the Impressionist works and learnt a lot about the cultural background of the time too.
Don’t do it with this company
Ashley_O, Jan 2023
We paid a lot of money for a private tour of the Orsay. Two days before I started messaging asking for information and nobody answered. We went to meeting point where the tour guide never showed up, didn’t answer messages or answer their phone. I am working with Viator to get my money back. Do not use this tour company. Didn’t have any issues with other tour companies.
Incredible Tour Guide David
Jordan_B, Jan 2023
David was one of the best tour guides we’ve ever had - in any museum around the world. He was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us meaningful insight into the cultural significance of Parisian art hosted within Orsay. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Paris.
Did not sell out quickly, need refund
Beata_G, Dec 2022
I need a refund for this tour because I was ill and could not attend. Your ads say free cancellations. Bought in advance because many tours were advertised as likely to sell out quickly.
Time and money well spent in “Musee d’ Orsay”
Dimitrios_K, Nov 2022
Our guide Juan was very communicative and being a painter herself had a very precise-sharp “eye” on different eras - art moves. You get an executive summary of Musee d’ Orsay highlights and then you can spend as much time you want to go through certain museum parts in more detail
Not skip the line but worth it!
Chris_K, Nov 2022
Enjoyed this museum- our tour guide Damian was a walking encyclopedia of art history and added so much to our appreciation of what we were seeing. It was a rich experience. Plan on staying longer after the tour so you will have time to linger a little longer to see other pieces not specifically addressed on the tour. The time went quickly. We do think it is a misnomer to call it the “skip the line” tour as it does not include the entrance ticket. Since we didn’t realize this till a few hours before our tour, we had to stand in line to get our tickets before the tour started. Fortunately the line was not long that afternoon. This is one of the favorites of all the things we did with 3 days in Paris!
False advertising!!
Craig_T, Nov 2022
The tour is expensive and is referred to in the title as “Skip the Line”. There is no skip the line!! I waited over one hour in cold rain while my tour guide waited inside for us! False advertising at best.
Damien did a wonderful...
Hilary_L, Nov 2022
Damien did a wonderful job laying out a timeline of art for us. He helped us see art evolve in technique and social commentary. Definitely catered more to adults than kids but ours did ok Thank you Damien.
The guide made the museum our best experience in Paris!
Sharn_K, Nov 2022
Our tour guide Anneclaire was fabulous! She set us up with an incredible overview and was knowledgeable and made the art come alive.
Tour with best guide Juan
Jameela_A, Nov 2022
Our guide Juan was part of our excellent experience at the museum,she is the best guide you could ever have .
Gonzalo was wonderful
Michelle_C, Nov 2022
Gonzalo was wonderful, very informative. It was a great way to do the museum on a personal level. Would do again
Full Wait in Line Experience
Tim_M, Nov 2022
This is NOT a skip the line tour as advertised. Our guide said museum rules changed several months ago. We waited in the full line. Although, the guide was very good, we lost a 1/2 hour of our tour time waiting in line. He left us promptly as if the time in line counted as guided tour time.
Beyond Exceptations
RobertB, Oct 2022
Exceptional tour brought to life by our guide, Afsaneh , who was just excellent. Her presentation and passion for the art and artists made us feel as one with the museum.
Excellent Musée d’Orsay tour with Peter!
Diane_P, Oct 2022
Peter was an excellent guide…very knowledgeable, very interesting, and sensitive to our pace. We loved the tour and would happily gilt recommend it!