Semi-Private Louvre Tour with Mona Lisa

Skip the line to see the World's greatest art with a max group size of 6 and a friendly expert guide

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 169 Reviews · 3.00h · Paris, France

So, you want to tour the Louvre, but you don't want a big group? No problem! This is the ideal tour for getting an almost-private experience at a great price since your group size maxes out at just six people! You'll have a more exclusive experience after skipping the line with your expert guide through the treasures of the Louvre as you ask questions, hear stories, and watch as the evolution of millennia of art unfolds before your eyes. Your semi-private Louvre tour will leave you wanting more.

  • Skip the Line
  • Meet your guide at the Louis the XIV statue
  • Louvre Museum
  • The Wedding at Cana
  • Venus De Milo
  • Winged Victory
  • Mona Lisa
  • Coronation of Napoleon
  • The Raft of the Medusa
  • Liberty Leading the People
  • End your tour inside the Louvre

Head to the equestrian statue of King Louis XIV near the iconic Louvre pyramid to meet your guide and semi-private group of just six travelers. Then it's off to explore the ancient foundations of the Louvre Palace, Greek and Roman statues, and renowned works by Raphael, Botticelli, Bernini, da Vinci, and so much more. The Mona Lisa, Coronation of Napoleon, Raft of the Medusa, and other life-size paintings are waiting to come alive as your guide points out what you could miss on your own. Art enthusiasts and novices to the art world will love this experience.

Semi-Private Louvre Museum Tour Description

Your 3-hour tour includes:

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Louvre Museum

  • Guided tour of the Louvre's famous artworks and exhibits

  • Fun, English-speaking guide with art history expertise

  • Maximum group size of 6

Skip-the-Line Louvre Tour

Follow your expert Louvre guide into the world's largest museum and discover some of the most fascinating art exhibits in the world. The lines to get inside the museum can be long, but your guide help you navigate the crowds to start exploring straight away.

Ancient Sculptures in the Louvre

Part of what makes the Louvre so amazing is the unfolding of millennia of art, and you'll start your journey through a hall filled with sculptures from Greek and Roman eras. Your guide will lead you from one key piece to another, helping you see how these works evolved with time and skill. Of all the works in the Louvre, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo are some of the most admired. But you might also be fascinated by the life-size sculpture of the mythological Sleeping Hermaphroditus carved by Bernini.

Renaissance Paintings

After journeying through the unique art pieces of the medieval and gothic periods, it's time to step into the light of the Renaissance. As you inch closer to the most famous painting in the Louvre, you'll get to see other famous works by Leonardo da Vinci like St. John the Baptist and learn why this captivating painting is so important and almost controversial.

Besides Leonardo da Vinci, the Louvre also contains works by Renaissance artist Botticelli, master of the 16th-century Venetian school Titian, and the grand-scale artist Veronese. Raphael also has work featured throughout the Louvre, one being his famous depiction of Saint George on a magnificent horse.

Da Vinci's Famous Mona Lisa

Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? Mostly, it's due to the massive amount of media coverage it got when it was stolen and eventually found in the kitchen of an Italian. And it's now the highest insured work of art at a whopping $800 million! But what draws so many visitors is also the mysterious smile she wears. You can see for yourself, though you will have to navigate a crowd of people itching for that up-close selfie of the woman of mystery.

As you approach, don't forget to take in the other incredible art in this room, such as the massive Wedding Feast at Cana on the opposite wall. Your guide makes sure you have time to get to know this unique piece as well.

The Crown Jewels of France

While there's really only one set of crown jewels that most people think of, you'll get to explore a set that's meaningful to the French. On display at the Galerie d'Apollon, these jewels and intricate valuables will catch your eye as you hear how old some of the pieces are and who actually wore them.

It was a tradition to have a new crown created for each coronation in France. With your guide's narration, it is easy to imagine the extravagance of the crowns created throughout history for each new king and queen.

Prized French Art

Although the Louvre is filled with the works of many international artists, you'll also see some truly iconic French masterpieces—after all, you are in France! The Louvre offers opportunities to visit works by Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon's personal painter, and Eugène Delacroix. Delacroix's most famous piece Liberty Leading The People is one of France's most beloved paintings, depicting the 1830 French Revolution. It's truly awe-inspiring as you stand before it, hearing the story unfold behind its inspiration and creation.

You'll also see a huge painting of the Coronation of Napoleon, which is rightfully impressive even if more than a little inaccurate. This is where your guide comes in handy since they'll decipher what's true and what's not (almost hilariously not true) about the details of this painting.

After your tour is finished, you'll have the option to stay in the Louvre and continue exploring, or head to the city for the rest of your day now that you have a well-rounded understanding of the art world under your belt.

What you get with this tour
Friendly, English-speaking guide
Skip-the-Line Louvre tickets
Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
Liberty Leading the People
Coronation of Napoleon
Max 6 people
Guide gratuity
Guide gratuity
Hotel pick-up
Food and drink
Tripadvisor Logo

See what people are saying

169 total reviews

Leave a review
5.0/5 (based on 169 reviews)
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 stars
Great tour
30 May 2024
P
Reviewed by
Peter Williamson

Mathew was super knowledgeable, very organized & lots of fun.

Highly recommend!!
28 May 2024
M
Reviewed by
Michele Biondolino

The Louvre is over 655,000 square feet and can be very intimidating, especially if you don't have enough time to do research beforehand. Ashkon was an AMAZING tour guide - so knowledgeable and truly an aesthete! We were able to spend enough time admiring some of the most wonderful pieces of art in the world at a good pace with great explanations (and there wasnt a question we asked Ashkon that he couldnt answer!) and we still had time left over at the end to wander on our own. My only suggestion is to have a bottle of water on hand to sip during the tour, as the lines are insanely long to get water (we were in a hurry and thought we would just grab a quick bottle, big mistake). We were there in May and it was 90 degrees the day we visited so it was quite warm.

28 May 2024
H
Reviewed by
HARRISON MATTHEW

show more reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes are encouraged since the tour involves 3 hours of walking. A small water bottle is also recommended.

Can we stay longer in the museum after the tour ends?

You are allowed to stay inside the museum until closing time, even after your guided tour is done. Please note that once you exit the area where the artwork is, you will not be allowed to re-enter.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we suggest taking a private Louvre tour so your needs can be better accommodated.

Can I use my Paris Museum Pass to get a discount on our Louvre tour?

We pre-book all of our reservations and tickets for the Louvre Museum in advance, so personal museum passes are not valid for entry or a discount.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes are encouraged since the tour involves 3 hours of walking. A small water bottle is also recommended.

Start From: $141.20

available days discounted days

Free 24-hr cancellation on group tours! Learn more

Reserve Now $141.20 / per person
$141.20 / per person
You may also like
Skip the line
Up to 15% off

Skip the line

Ultimate Palace of Versailles Tour from Paris

Breeze past the lines for the palace and gardens with a friendly English speaking guide

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Secrets of the Louvre Museum Tour with Mona Lisa

Get to know Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the People, and Napoleon's Coronation like never before

Skip the Line
Up to 20% off

Skip the Line

Paris in a Day Tour with Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Seine River Cruise

See the Mona Lisa, Sacre-Coeur, and Moulin Rouge with organized transportation and an expert guide

Guided Tour

Guided Tour

Eiffel Tower Climbing Tour with Summit Access

Get your steps in to the second floor before taking the elevator to the summit for epic Paris views

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Louvre at Closing Time Tour with Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo

See the best of the Louvre with fewer crowds and a passionate guide on this late afternoon tour

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Premium Access Eiffel Tower Summit Tour with Seine River Cruise

Fulfill your bucket-list dream of viewing the City of Lights from the best spot in the city

New Tour

New Tour

Eiffel Tower Tickets with Exclusive Summit Access

Enhance your Eiffel Tower experience accessing the elevator and marvel at panoramic views of Paris

New Tour
Up to 15% off

New Tour

Semi Private Paris Day Tour with Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Seine Cruise

Explore Montmartre and Latin Quarter neighborhoods and admire Mona Lisa in a group of 6

Skip the Line
Up to 25% off

Skip the Line

Privileged Access Eiffel Tower Tour with Seine River Cruise

See beautiful Paris with second floor Eiffel Tower elevator tickets, a river cruise, and champagne

New Tour

New Tour

Versailles Gardens Tour from Paris with Skip the Line Palace Access

Guided tour of the gardens and the château, and round-trip transportation from Paris

New Tour
Up to 15% off

New Tour

Versailles Bike Tour from Paris

See the best of the palace and gardens & enjoy a picnic with Parisian delicacies

New Tour

New Tour

Eiffel Tower Morning Tour with Summit Access

Ride the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower and admire the City of Light from above!

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Paris Catacombs Tour with Secret Rooms & Privileged Access

Skip the line and gain exclusive access to secret parts of the Catacombs

Cheers

Cheers

Montmartre Food and History Walking Tour

Sample traditional French dishes and pastries while learning about Montmartre’s fascinating history

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Private Louvre Tour in Paris with Expert Guide

See the Louvre your way with the help of an expert guide, with Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and more!

Paris in a Day

Paris in a Day

Private Paris in a Day Tour with Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and Montmartre

See the most iconic Paris sites and cruise down the Seine in just a day with a dedicated local guide

New Tour

New Tour

Semi Private Champagne Day Trip From Paris With Lunch and Tastings

Delight in two tastings, tour iconic Champagne houses and indulge in a 3-course French feast

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Private Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour

Travel to Versailles from Paris for a private tour with free time in the gardens and Trianon Estate

Eiffel Tower Access with Host
Up to 25% off

Eiffel Tower Access with Host

Explore the first and second floors of Paris’ most iconic landmark for striking views of the city

A Taste of French Tradition

A Taste of French Tradition

Food Tour of Paris' Montmartre District

Savor the finest baguettes, macarons, wines, and cheeses while uncovering the soul of Montmartre

New Tour

New Tour

Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Trip with Cider Tasting and Lunch

Pay respects on your visit to Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, and more on this tour from Paris

New Tour

New Tour

Paris by Segway 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Effortlessly discover the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more

Tickets

Tickets

Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tickets

The easy way to skip the long lines and explore Paris’s creepiest attraction on your own

Loire Valley from Paris​

Loire Valley from Paris​

Loire Valley Day Trip with Castles & Wine from Paris

Visit fairy tale castles and drink delicious wine in the picturesque French countryside

New Tour

New Tour

Mont Saint Michel Day Trip from Paris

Visit France's most Picturesque Island and Medieval City

New Tour
Up to 38% off

New Tour

Paris Top 30 Sights by Metro Tour

Visit the highlights of the City of Light and see Paris' most iconic monuments with an expert guide

New Tour

New Tour

Thrilling Paris Monuments Tour by Sidecar Motorcycle

Join this two-hour excursion to see the Arc de Triomphe, the Dome des Invalides, and more

New Tour

New Tour

Local Cheese and Wine Tour in Latin Quarter

Explore Latin Quarter and sample local cheese and wine alongside a local guide and sommelier

A Trip to Champagne Country

A Trip to Champagne Country

Private Day Trip from Paris to Champagne

Sip some of the finest bubbly while exploring one of the world's wine capital regions

Private Tour from Paris to Normandy Beaches and WWII Memorials

Private Tour from Paris to Normandy Beaches and WWII Memorials

Walk where heroes fought for freedom at Omaha Beach, American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, and more

Skip the line

Skip the line

Private Eiffel Tower Tour with Champagne and Seine River Cruise

Join your own personal guide to see the beauty of Paris by boat and from the Eiffel Tower 2nd floor

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

From Versailles: Skip the Line Royal Palace of Versailles and Gardens Tour

Breeze past the crowds and uncover the secrets of Versailles Palace with an engaging local guide

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Skip the Line Eiffel Tower Tour with Seine River Cruise

Cruise past Paris' landmarks and the Eiffel Tower's famously long lines and enjoy elevator access

Skip the Line

Skip the Line

Private Musée d'Orsay Tour with Skip the Line Tickets

Discover the incredible Paris museum that most tourists miss, with Monet, Van Gogh, Gaugin, and more

Monet’s House and Palace of Versailles Day Trip

Monet’s House and Palace of Versailles Day Trip

Trade Paris' bustling streets for the tranquil village of Giverny and the Palace of Versailles

New Tour

New Tour

Guided Eiffel Tower Tour with Elevator and Summit Access

Take in the panoramic views of Paris with exclusive elevator access to the Summit

Paris Food Tour

Paris Food Tour

Paris Food Tour in Le Marais

Delight in superb French dishes and sample delicious wine in one of the city’s most vibrant district

New Tour

New Tour

Beat the Traffic Half-Day Versailles Tour by Sidecar Motorcycle

Ride through Paris to visit the Palace of Versailles grounds, Marie Antoinette’s Temple, and more

Semi-Private Musée d'Orsay Tour with Skip the Line Tickets

Semi-Private Musée d'Orsay Tour with Skip the Line Tickets

Admire pieces by Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and more alongside an expert guide and semi-private group

New Tour

New Tour

Private Paris E-Bike Tour

Zip around the City of Light monuments, while immersing yourself in history with a dedicated guide