Semi-Private Musée d’Orsay Highlights tour – max 6 people

Badge of ExcellenceParis, France

From $96.50

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


Fast access with pre-booked entry means no time wasted standing in the famously long lines during this semi-private guided tour of the museum's highlights. View famous paintings by artists like Renoir, Manet, Degas, Monet, Cezanne and Van Gogh, among others. Listen as your guide's commentary brings the world-renowned artwork to life; get introductions to the masterpieces and the master artists who created them. A semi private group of 6 people or fewer ensures a personalized experience.
  • Guided tour of the collection's highlights
  • Discover why the Musée d'Orsay is often cited as lifelong Parisians' favorite museum
  • Learn about the masterworks of French artists such as Renoir, Degas and Monet through the world's largest collection of Impressionist paintings
  • Receive intimate, personalized attention with Semi-Private groups of 6 people or fewer

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 6 people or fewer
  • Entrance ticket fee for the Musée d'Orsay
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Musée d'Orsay
    75007 Paris, France

    Meet in the courtyard in front of the main entrance to the Musée d'Orsay. Your guide will be waiting for you at the foot of a large statue of an elephant. Arriving by metro: The nearest public transport is the RER on line C, stop Musée d'Orsay. Follow the exit signs to the museum. You can also take the metro line 12 and get off at Solferino. Take exit number 2 which is signposted Musee d'Orsay. When you exit, turn left and walk up the rue de Bellechasse to the museum.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Operated by City Wonders Ltd

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 tour is definitely worth the money and the museum is amazing.
28 reviews
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Disappointed to not get a respose for cancellation.
Marichu_G, Oct 2022
Cancelled the scheduled am tour via email thru provider but the responsse i got wasthe email is full. 4 items were stolen from our room and we only realized it @ 1145 pm because we did ot get back at the hotel util 11 pm. We were at the police station until 415 in the morning and did not get back to the hotel until 430am. Spoke to the manager of the hotel at 10am, so we could not our scheduled tour. However, we were able to make the afternon tour at 240pm. I asked for a refund but i could not reach anyone.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello valued customer, We are very sorry to hear about what happened to you at your hotel. It saddens us to hear that this affected you being able to attend our tour. If you were able to attend a later tour in the afternoon, then unfortunately we cannot provide a refund for you in this scenario. If there is anything else you wish to let us know, please feel free to contact us via email or phone. Wishing you the best, Edgar J. from City Wonders
Great tour guide
Donald_C, Oct 2022
We really enjoyed our tour guide at the D’Orsay. She related the art we saw to the political changes in France between the late 1700s to the early 1900s, thus giving us historic references. She was very knowledgable, and very enjoyable to listen to. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an amazing review! Our entire team is thrilled to hear that you loved your tour as well as your tour guide. We would all like to thank you for the kind words and for choosing City Wonders. We hope to see you again on any of our other unique tours in the future. Kindest regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
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Gail_R, May 2022
A group size of 6 people and an excellent guide made this 2-hour tour a memorable experience and strong introduction to the museum and the Impressionists movement.
Wonderful tour of Musee d'Orsay
Barry_L, Oct 2019
The tour guide was really exuberant! Her details about the history of Impressionism were wonderful. The tour was exciting, well organized and perfect.
Such a good tour!!!
Jaimehanlon123, Oct 2019
There was a total of 3 people in my group including myself so we were able to see so much more. We weren't slowed down by having too many people which was nice. Very worth it to have a guide to explain the highlight pieces here.
Exceptional experience at d'Orsay
Craig D, Sep 2019
This is a large museum with daunting amounts of space and art. Having the guided tour with easy access (no waiting at all) made it so accessible. Our guide, Inna, was knowledgeable and engaging. She organized the visit to show the evolution of pre-impressionists to post-impressionists emphasizing the relationships among the artists as well as style. You do not need to have a grasp of the works to come away appreciating it.. And you can enjoy this space itself, which, as a former train station, is awesome. Whether first time visit or 10th, having a tour like this with Inna makes it special.
Excellent Tour
Thomas_H, Apr 2019
Our tour guide was Christiine, who was very informative. She was able to point out pieces in exhibits and provide history and context to allow us to get a better understanding and appreciation of everything in the mueum. She made the experience quite enjoyable.
Musee d;Orsay tour
Denise_B, Sep 2018
Our guide was fantastic, Her love and knowledge of art give us a great tour of impressionist painters.
This was an excellent tour with...
Adrian C, Jul 2018
This was an excellent tour with Zdravco, he said just call him Z for short. He did a great job showing us the museum and had a background in art. This tour is definitely worth the money and the museum is amazing.
This tour was scheduled at 9:30...
Ayesha_F, Jul 2018
This tour was scheduled at 9:30. There were 17 people scheduled for this tour and only 6 people were present at 9:30. I felt the guide could have waited and given others at least a 5 min leeway as finding meeting areas can be challenging for tourists. The guides attitude was a bit rigid. There was no line so the skip the line was really probably not necessary until the afternoons. The guide was helpful and informative. I would recommend this tour.
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Ginger K, Jun 2018
Julian was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and even more passionate about the works of art. We were able to see the highlights of the museum and then go back to see whatever we missed. Great tour.
The tour itself was wonderful. But...
JULIE S, Sep 2017
The tour itself was wonderful. But, following the tour we were supposed to have unlimited access to the museum. This did not happen because we had to return to coat check WITH our guide to retrieve our coats and bags we not allowed reentry after leaving to get our coats. Poor planning and lack of knowledge on our guides part caused us to lose a portion of what we paid for in entry! Solution: All the bags in the group should have been checked separately not and one unit so each individual could leave as they wanted.
Our visit to the Musee D'Orsay was...
Michael T, Aug 2017
Our visit to the Musee D'Orsay was wonderful and our guide, Violette was outstanding! The only suggestion we would have is that you plan your visit to the museum with sufficient time to remain after the tour is over.
This young tour guide did a great...
Kathleen U, Aug 2017
This young tour guide did a great job. A smart way to tackle this museum in a short amount of time. All highlights were hit and guide was very professional and knowledgeable. We stayed after and walked around on our own. Headsets were a bonus to hear guide in a group of about 15.
Don't miss this museum. While the...
Lee, Jul 2017
Don't miss this museum. While the Louve gets all the attention, this museum has a wealth of artwork and is a most amazing history.
Our guide, Violet, made this tour...
Patricia C, Jun 2017
Our guide, Violet, made this tour amazing. We love the idea of seeing just the highlights, otherwise we might miss some really amazing pieces. My husband gasped when he saw Whistlers Mother. The best impressionist pieces there gave me goosebumps. Violet was highly educated in art history and told great stories about the art pieces we saw. Very nice tour, well worth the cost.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable...
Douglas L, May 2017
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun and informative for us. Skip the line access definitely worth it!
Great pieces of art. definitely go...
Aamir B, Sep 2016
Great pieces of art. definitely go with a guide as he/she can help you get more out of it then you can do on your own. Our guide Caroline was very academic and explained things well.
Buena visita
Jessica_A, Jul 2019
Muy buen explicación del guía y el grupo fue pequeño. De las dos horas de la visita de le destino sólo media a la sala de los impresionistas y me pareció poco! El guía muy amable y muy completa su explicación !