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Extended Louvre Masterpieces & Royal Palace Semi-Private Tour

Skip the Line
Out of 209 Reviews
  • Duration
    3 h.
  • Start time
    9:45, 11:30 & 14:30
  • Meeting Point
    Arc du Carrousel (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
  • Language

This tour was great for a few hours in the Louvre to see the most well known works.


Tour Highlights

  • Skip the Line access at the Louvre Museum
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Small groups of only 6 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
Mona Lisa Painting Front View

Meet the Mona Lisa

With a carefully planned route, our Louvre tours visit the best of the museum, including works you know like the Mona Lisa and a few less famous works you’ll want to know.

Guide Pointing at  Louvre's Painting

Get the VIP treatment

With small group sizes of only 6 people or fewer and expert, English-speaking guides our Semi-Private Louvre tours offer a more intimate experience with time to ask all the questions you want answers to.

Louvre Front View

Don’t waste a precious moment

We include Skip the Line Access so you don’t waste time waiting in lines that can stretch for hours during busy periods. This is the world’s most visited museum after all!


Don’t just see the Louvre Museum, really experience it with our Semi-Private Louvre Tours. We follow a carefully planned route to show you the very best of the Louvre collection, from big name masterpieces like the Mona Lisa to works by less famous artists that will steal your heart.

Travelling with an expert, English-speaking guide in groups of only 6 people or fewer, your tour will be intimate and your guide easy to interact with. As they lead you through the collection they’ll tell you the stories that bring the artworks to life. You’ll learn about the numerous theories regarding who da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ really was. At Gericault’s ‘Raft of Medusa’ you’ll hear about the newspaper story it was based on, which told of a crew stranded on a raft who eventually resorted to cannibalism. You’ll learn about the French Revolution as depicted by the great artists of France and even learn a little Flemish history along the way!

We’ve carefully designed our Louvre tour route to visit all the most important works of the Louvre Museum. We’ll see as the ‘Mona Lisa’, Canova’s ‘Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss’, Delacroix’s ‘Liberty Leading the People’, ‘Venus di Milo’ and the stunning ‘Victory of Samothrace’. We’ll see less famous works along the way and visit some of France’s underappreciated geniuses. Of course we’ll make time to explore the Louvre as a royal palace too, visiting the Napoleon apartments and seeing some of the collections stunning crowns and jewels.

With Skip the Line Access on all our Louvre tours, you won’t waste precious time waiting in line. Instead we’ll make the best of every moment we have together, exploring the art, history and culture of France through the world’s most-visited museum. 

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What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 6 people or fewer
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Louvre
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and beverages 

Meeting Point

Important notes

  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
  • Please note that the Napoleon Apartments will be closed for renovation works from 25 July to 15 October 2017. In substitution, the tour will include other portions of the Louvre in line with the advertised tour length and the rooms that are open on the given day.   


Extended Louvre Masterpieces & Royal Palace Semi-Private Tour Reviews

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Penny was a delight! So...

Penny was a delight! So knowledgeable, pleasant. She exceeded our expectations and gave us a good first look at the Louvre. merci

Knowledgeable, friendly...

Knowledgeable, friendly, and put on a great tour.

We could not have been...

We could not have been more excited about our guide Felix. He made our experience so fun and interesting. It was so evident that he loves what he does and that excitement was passed along to us. We were very limited on time and yet wanted to experience a taste of the Louvre. His timing was perfect and we were able to visit the "must sees". It only sparked our interest more to return some time in the future and spend days visiting the Louvre. Thank You Felix!!--Your Friends from Texas!!

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