Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum - Exclusive Guided Tour (Reserved Entry Included!)

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From $127.16

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Marvel over the masters of impressionism on a private 2 to 2.5-hour tour of the Musee d'Orsay (Orsay Museum) in Paris and avoid the queues with skip-the-line entrance. Enjoy the undivided attention of your expert guide, who will introduce you to famous works by Renoir, Cezanne, and Manet, while they explain the innovative techniques used by Monet and Van Gogh. See lesser-known masterpieces by Degas, Gauguin, and more.
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

What's Included

  • PRIVATE MUSEUM TOUR (NOT Private if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • TOUR GUIDE EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • ALL ENTRANCE FEES (Reserved Entry Included!)
  • Tour Price Does NOT Include Hotel Pickup or Drop-Off (We Recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour Does NOT Include Gratuities (OPTIONAL)
  • Temporary exhibitions NOT included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Musee D'Orsay
    Musee D'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France

    Meet by the RHINOCEROS statue in front of the entrance of the Orsay Museum. Meet your guide outside of the museum by the statue of the rhinoceros.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: Orsay museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • IMPORTANT RE: WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY **Wheelchair friendly tour is only available as a PRIVATE TOUR (if you chose the "SEMI-PRIVATE TOUR" option, you will not be able to have a tour or a refund)**
  • 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

If there are particular ones you’d like to see, you may not get a chance until the end of the tour when you’re already tired form walking though the museum.
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Our tour guide, Sunday, was AMAZING!!
Lori_W, Mar 2023
Our tour guide, Sunday, was FABULOUS!!! We would definitely recommend this experience to our friends and family!~
Cindy_M, Feb 2023
Marcel was the best guide we could ever have imagined!! Not only was he very knowledgeable, but was great to discuss the art and the museum with. He supplemented the tour with informative history and additional photos which enriched the experience.
Outstanding tour - well worth it
Loren_M, Feb 2023
Our guide was outstanding and very knowledgeable- also very friendly and personable. It was a great tour and she really helped explain the history - very glad we booked this tour. Give her our thanks please.
Great d’Orsay Tour
amiintime, Jan 2023
Our tour guide brought our the artwork to life! He was thoughtful of our background and cleverly used those experiences to draw analogies to the artists and their work.
Sean the tour guide was outstanding!
Chris_G, Jan 2023
The tour was amazing! Mostly because of our tour guide Sean. Whatever he makes you should double it because he is excellent! Sean loves what he does and it shows on his tour. It was almost like performance art. I highly recommend this tour if Sean is the guide!
Musee D’Orsay
Lynda_V, Jan 2023
Excellent tour. Our guide Kotryna, gave us an excellent background to the progression of art leading up to the impressionists which greatly enhanced our knowledge base. This made our experience far more enjoyable and we really felt we learnt a lot. Very pleasant guide , would highly recommend this tour. Highlight of our time in Paris.
Art Histry Tour
Krista_M, Jan 2023
Eduardo was an amazing tour guide. You can truly tell this is his passion. I throughly enjoyed my time with him and learning from him. Thank you!
Barbara is fanthastic!
Nina_V, Jan 2023
I really enjoyed my tour led my Barbara. It was well thought out narrative describing how historical, political, and technological events influenced the evolution of the French art world. There's only so much a person can cover in a 2.5 hour tour and it certainly whet my appetite for a deeper dive. Definitely recommend Barbara for the Musee D'Orsay tour and hopefully will run into her in the future for any other tour she might lead!
Worth the bucket
Ruby_K, Dec 2022
Comprehensive tour, learnt great art history and the story of museum during the visiting. Strongly recommended
Scott_W, Nov 2022
Fantastic experience, great guide who provided a ton of valuable information concisely and clearly. Great experience!
Awesome!! DO THIS TOUR; ask for LILIYA
Randi_W, Nov 2022
Liliya was so friendly, incredibly knowledgeable, wonderful communicator, great guide & teacher, with an easy going, warm, and welcoming personality. She made art history and touring a museum so much fun and very interesting-please keep in mind that my husband and I are not art history students and we may not be at the same point as many, or most, visitors BUT we r now inspired (bc of Liliya) to go Further to learn more. Tour (ie Liliya) was AWESOME!!
The best!
Linda_P, Oct 2022
Tina was perfection, intelligent, knowledgeable, personable and very humorous. We would definitely recommend her as an art guide!!!
Wonderful private tour
Elizabeth_S, Oct 2022
Excellent, knowledgeable guide. We learned so much from him. The Musee d’Orsay is a Paris treasure that is not to be missed.
D’orsay museum is...
melcostantiello, Oct 2022
D’orsay museum is incredible. Danja did an excellent job. She was professional and actually started us earlier than expected because we were all there.
Great museum visit
Carmine_S, Oct 2022
Excellent museum. Loved to Impressionist exhibit. Great Munch exhibit by coincidence. Also lovely mix of modern art pieces.
Great tour
Jim_B, Sep 2022
Miriam-our guide was fabulous-she was very knowledgeable and gave us a great understanding of the art and the artists-she has a great passion for her work
Highly recommend
Caris_B, Sep 2022
Alex was knowledgeable, friendly, charming. He began the tour crossing from the one side of gallery to other to show the classical art all artists were meant to copy to the art/artists that would break away. The prehistory was a great intro. Would recommend this tour to first timers to museum like me and to those who have visited previously on their own and found themselves wandering without context. It was particularly crowded at the time of our group’s tour, and Alex stood his ground in limited space while remaining gracious to all.
Wonderful tour
Emily_A, Sep 2022
Our guide Emma was great!! She had a breadth of knowledge to share with us about each piece. With a small group we were able to get up close to all of the art despite the crowds.
Richard_B, Aug 2022
Mariam was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Great experience She answered all of our questions and show us the most important sites
Speedy overview
Kristin_B, Aug 2022
Great guide, but a very speedy tour through each section. I couldn't stay for the entire tour because of an unrelated medical issue.