Orsay Masterpieces - Small group of max 6 people - 2h tour

Paris, France

From $87.51

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


See the highlights of the Musée d’Orsay’s collection, and beat the crowds, when you sign up for a small-group tour of the museum. The Musée d’Orsay is one of Paris’ largest and most visited museums; your skip-the-line access will save you time that otherwise would have been wasted in line. Once inside, follow your guide through the galleries. See masterpieces by artists the likes of Manet, Monet, Degas, and Van Gogh, and learn all about the Impressionist movement from your guide’s commentary.
  • Skip-the-line access will help you beat the crowds and save time
  • A small-group tour makes for an intimate way to explore the museum
  • Learn about the history of Impressionism and the stories behind the pieces
  • Discover masterpieces by artists the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, and Degas

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entrance ticket. Only for adults. Under 18 years old, the entrance is free.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Musée d'Orsay
    1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

    Meet your guide INSIDE the orsay museum. With your 'entrance ticket', take entrance A2, pass the security check, flash your 'entrance ticket', and meet your guide at the 'information desk' on the right of the main staircase. Look for the sign 'paris in tour'. Arrive 15/20m before to be on time

Start time

07:00 PM

End point

  • Musée d'Orsay
    1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

    The visit ends inside the museum.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • ideal for families and children
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • the tour takes place with a minimum of 4 people. If this number is not reached, we will give you either another day or cancel it. This would be notify before 48 hours.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

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

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57 reviews
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This museum was fabulous with the guide
Jamie_S, Mar 2023
Cinthia was a fabulous guide. We learned so much. Don’t miss her insight ! Our 16 year loved the tour as well and we went back by ourselves to see more.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for your comment. We are happy you enjoyed the tour. Merci
Excellent tour guide with...
Kyle_W, Sep 2022
Excellent tour guide with extensive knowledge of art history. She brought it to life. Would highly recommend to those interested in the interpretation of the paintings.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thanks so much for your commentary. We Are glad to know you enjoyed ir and learnt. That's the goal. Regards parisintour
Great tour
Gerardo, Jul 2022
Guide was extraordinary she new her stuff, she was our teacher in the world of art for 2hours. Very educational an interesting.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks so much for sharing your experience in the Orsay museum. We are very glad you enjoyed and learnt with our guide Cinthia. Regards Parisintour
Excellent tour and tour guide, fantastic museum!
Maira_M, Jun 2022
Our guide, Cinthia, was fantastic! So informative and engaging, moved us through the museum at a good pace and selected relevant highlights. The 2 hours flew by!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with other travellers. We are very happy you enjoyed the tour. Parisintour
Gabriel’s tour was Great!
Stuart_P, May 2022
Gabriel was our guide. My wife and I love art but are very ignorant when it comes to artists and the meaning and stories behind art. So, when we go to museums, we always hire a guide. Our experience with Gabriel was phenomenal. He was well versed in the art we saw and knew about the artists, their lives, and their inspirations. He provided the background for each piece with his amazing ability to translate the ideas into wonderful word pictures to enhance the viewing. I would recommend this tour, and especially Gabriel, to anyone visiting the Musee d’Orsay.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
we are happy to hear you spent a great moment. Thanks parisintour
Excellent tour!!
Kathy_P, May 2022
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! We were greeted by our guide, Cinthia, promptly at 10:30. The private tour of our group of four was a wonderful experience. We have toured the Musee d’Orsay on two previous occasions, but we learned so much more from Cinthia. She is very knowledgeable and develops an interesting timeline of the artists and events of the age of Impressionism. Her passion for the artists of the time really shows. I highly recommend this tour with Cinthia.
Our guide, Damien, was...
Terry_C, May 2022
Our guide, Damien, was wonderful! He was very informative, helpful, easy to understand, and engaging. We learned a lot and enjoyed our tour!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks so much forma sharing your experience. We Are glad to know you enjoyed the tour with Damien. Regards parisintour
Our tour guide was very...
EvonGrace_A, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was very passionate and she made sure that we can learn something from the tour.She’s very professional.I would highly recommend to get this tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with others. We hope to see you in another time. Parisintour
Missed opportunity.
Steve_B, Mar 2022
Tour starting at 10:30. We arrived 5 minutes early and asked everyone in the square about your group with no results. Finally went into the museum tried to contact the guide with no response. The museum was really gracious in trying to help without success.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
The guide sent you a message. She waited 5 minutes outside. The guide had to entre with the other part of the group, once inside guides cant answer the phone. The guide received à message at the end of the tour saying that you were waiting at the rhino statue. THE MEETING POINT IS AT THE ELEFANT STATUE. Sorry but you misread the information. The tour was given. You were at the wrong place. parisintour
The best 2 hours at the Orsay!
Leslie_P, Dec 2021
Cynthia is a storyteller. She brought the artists, their paintings and history to life. I felt like I went to the Orsay with a friend. The 2 hours were perfect. Well worth the money. Will do this again and I highly recommend it and ask for Cynthia.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thanks so much for your words and the beautiful work done by Cinthia. We are happy to know you enjoyed the visit. Merci parisintour.
Always take an expert with you on a tour!
Joy_M, Nov 2021
I was so pleased that I opted to take a guided tour. My guide was exceptional in presenting the history of the pieces of art and their painters. She kept me totally engaged with her wonderful insight into the art and kept me thinking by asking me great questions about what I was seeing in the different artist’s work. I absolutely loved her, the museum, and the art.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
We are very glad that you appreciated the visit. Orsay is an amazing museum and the XIX century history can be seen through the paintings of many impressionists and postimpressionist artists. Regards Parisintour
Tour Guide Makes the Tour !!
Henry_B, Sep 2021
great tour guide Cinthia...she summed up the Impressionist Movement in understandable terms for non artists...keeping it interesting and moving at a perfect pace. We covered so much , a great learning experience and so enjoyable.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
thanks so much for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed it and leart so much about this revolutionary period.
Excellent guide and tour!!!
Mary_P, Dec 2019
This tour could not have been better! Our guide was so knowledgeable and we were able to view the art without difficulty and had time to enjoy it. This was certainly the best way to see the masterpieces without a struggle and being overwhelmed! Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thanks so much for your kind words. We are happy you fully enjoyed the visit. See you next time
Tour of Orsay
lovingeuropeantravel, Oct 2019
Cinthia was wonderful. Knowledgeable, personal, and informative. Thank you for a memorable evening! The tour was comprehensive.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Great! We aim to create a memorable experience for our visitors by providing them with exceptional and knowledgeable guiding tours. Regards Paris in Tour
Orsay small group tour
Peter_M, Oct 2019
Our Guide Cinthia was excellent. Knowledgeable, attentive, and personable. Thanks for a really great tour!
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are happy to hear you spend a great time with us. Regards Paris in Tour
The best 2.5 hours spent at Musee d’Orsay
margor920, Jul 2019
My brother and I signed up for the 6 person guided tour of Musee d’Orsay. As luck would have it we were the only people on the tour and even better Cinthia Ramirez was our guide! She was super! She not only talked about art but went to great lengths to put it in the Socio-economic context of the times. When the two hours allotted for the tour expired Cinthia spent another 30 minutes to cover Van Gough. Highly recommend
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thanks for sharing your experience about visiting Orsay with Cinthia. Paris in Tour
Amazing visit to Orsay Museum
102sasuni, Jul 2019
We were a family of two kids in different age group. One was 15 and other was 10. Our guide Cynthia was excellent she knew how to keep the visit interesting and stimulating for the kids. We learnt a lot with Cynthia who was informative and experienced.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Families with children are more than welcome to follow this tour. Orsay is a fascinating place that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids. Thanks Paris in Tour
Inspiring art experience
Kaki_M, Jun 2019
Our guide Cynthia was outstanding! Her knowledge and & interesting way of explaining the art represented in the museum made the art history come to life. She reduced a wealth of information into a basic, simplified overview of the development of Impressionist art. If only classroom teachers could convey the same information with such passion! My teen granddaughter loved it.
Response from Host, Jul 2019
thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. Passionate tour guides such as Cinthia can change a simple visit into a life experience. Paris in tour
Guide was outstanding -- knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic
Robert_F, May 2019
Our guide, Cinthia Ramirez, was outstanding -- one of the highlights of our excellent vacation in Paris. Cinthia was prompt at our meeting place, swiftly took us through the "skip the line" entrance and began to explain the detailed stories behind many of the paintings. She was friendly, informative and seemed truely excited about the museum and its artists.
Response from Host, Jul 2019
Cinthia loves to share stories and anecdotes. She is truly a passionate tour guide. We are happy you enjoyed the visit. thanks so much
Lavonna_D, Jul 2018
Doing a tour of the orsay was wonderful. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us the history behind the building and the artwork. It can be very overwhelming to go in on your own, this is a great easy too see all the highlights of the museum.