Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour

Don't waste time waiting in queues — take a Louvre Museum prioritized guided tour. Make a booking and jump the queue to make the most of your limited time inside the world's largest museum. After your guided tour, you can stay on if you want to and continue exploring the Louvre Museum at your leisure.

What You Can Expect

Louvre, Paris
Louvre, Paris

Your prioritized guided tour of Paris' Louvre Museum focuses on three world-famous works: the Venus de Milo, the Victory of Samothrace and Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, painted at the beginning of the 16th century.

The Louvre Museum has always been popular but it's now even more of a drawcard since the phenomenal success of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. By booking your place on this tour you can skip the queues and see the famous Mona Lisa without the hassles.

Days of Service

November 01 to March 31
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
April 01 to October 31
Daily, except Tuesday



  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees and guided visit of the Louvre
  • Hotel pickup (if option selected)


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Access to temporary exhibitions

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you have selected an option with hotel pickup included you must provide your hotel details. If you fail to do so, you must make your own way to the central departure point.
  • Access to temporary exhibitions is not included in the price of this tour
  • There is no re-entry once you leave the museum
Voucher Information

You must present a paper voucher for this tour. We will email a link to access and print your voucher at the Lead Travelers email address.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point

Ile de France and Paris


2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details

Concludes at the Louvre Museum


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

German Activities Terms & Conditions

The 20% Off German Activities offer is valid with bookings of any German Rail Pass with coupon code OKTOBERFEST20. The maximum coupon code discount is $35 per booking. Offer is valid for the first 280 coupon codes redeemed or until the promo’s end date of 5:00 pm ET on September 29, 2015, whichever comes first. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. One coupon code per booking may be applied.

9:30 AMTour
Standard walking tour with maximum 50 people. Commentary from your English speaking guide. Departing at 9:30am From
$ 65.86
2:15 PMTour
Standard walking tour with maximum 50 people. Commentary from your English speaking guide. Departing at 2:15pm From
$ 65.86
6:30 PMTour
Standard walking tour with maximum 50 people. Commentary from your English speaking guide. Departing at 6:30pm From
$ 65.86
8:15 AMTour
Walking tour with maximum 15 people with commentary from an English-speaking guide and hotel pickup. Departs at 8:15am From
$ 118.33
1:15 PMTour
Walking tour with maximum 15 people with commentary from an English-speaking guide and hotel pickup. Departs at 1:15pm. From
$ 118.33

Customer Reviews


August 2015

Well worth it when you see the queues!

Wendy T

August 2015

Highly recommend this tour. August is high season, so expect to be pushed around in the crowds.

Kevin C

August 2015

Our guide was great. Very knowledgable and friendly. Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to anyone!

Mandy J C

August 2015

Very informative and knowledgable guide
The museum was very busy however, Eric knew where to move to avoiding crowds, cutting through etc.
We saw all the main treasures of the museum.
He also warned us about pick pockets and reminded us in key crowded places.


August 2015

We really enjoyed this tour. Since the Louvre is so large it is very difficult for visitors to figure out what to see in the space of, say, a few hours. The tour guide was charming, and very knowledgeable and passionate about both the history of the buildings and artifacts within them. She did a great job keeping us together despite crushing crowds and a lot of noise wherever we went. The audio equipment really helped, though the sound quality was not ideal and sometimes it was hard to hear our guide clearly. That said, it was a great experience and we really got the highlights tour that we will long remember

Karen R

August 2015

This was a great tour, and our tour guide Daniella was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable about all of the artwork and how to best make our way through the Louvre to see the most. I highly recommend using a guided tour for the Louvre


August 2015

I just can't say enough nice things about the Paris Louvre Museum and the guide that we had through Viator. She was amazing. I would NEVER go there with out a good guide. You would walk yourself to death and still miss so much. WELL WORTH THE MONEY.

Donald L

August 2015

The guide was f'n awesome...very knowledgeable and funny...he not only knew about the paintings we were supposed to see, but about so many more as well as painting and art history as well...this one was definitely worth the money...

Srishti P

July 2015

Excellent tour guide, knowledgable and friendly! Just long enough and gives you time at the end to wander around on your own too.

Kyle B

July 2015

The guide was great and we did skip the line!

Kimberly B

July 2015

Amazing guide! The museum is just too large to try to tackle on your own. Our guide could weave
us in and out of lines to focus on the highlights. Explaining and educating the entire family....from kids
to adults. Just perfect!

pamela j

July 2015

If it is your visit take this tour. It is really hard to navigate the louvre on your own....especially if you have never been before. We saw a lot thanks to our expert guide and she really navigated the crowds but managed to get us in front of all of the most important pieces. After the tour you are bake to walk around on your own and visit whatever interests you. Highly recommend this tour.

John H

July 2015

Very Experienced Guide and Wealth of Knowledge about history of museum and paintings and sculptures

Steven R

July 2015

Tour was great. It was easy to find the meeting place, and we were put into a group right away. Guide was great.

Sonali P

July 2015

The guide was very knowledgeable and helped us to cover the museum in a very organized manner.The museum is too big ,so its better if you opt for the guided tour.It was really good and informative.

Zoe S

July 2015

Wonderful tour guide. Enjoyed the tour very much.

Adolfo L

July 2015

Wonderful to skip the line. The guide was very knowledgeable and showed us the main highlights and provided useful information to appreciate every piece of art ! Absolutely worth every penny!

Sue S

July 2015

We arrived at the meeting location and checked in with little problem. The tour started on time and the tour guide was easy to understand. We got in the museum with no problem. The museum was crowded but the guide kept us together and maneuvered through it with no problem. A great experience.

Rebeca M

July 2015

A must see for Paris. Great tour Guide. I would suggest doing a really early or evening tour. The Louvre gets really busy.

Pauline D

July 2015

Excellent. We had a really great tour guide. We certainly did skip the line. It was so busy but we went straight through. The museum is so big if you're on limited time a tour guide is the best option.


July 2015

Excellent tour! The Louvre was beyond amazing. Well worth the walking and the time. Such great art.

Carmen D

July 2015

An awesome tour inside the museum.

Grant B

July 2015

Had a wonderful guide and their were only three of us on the tour so had a very informative tour. We saw all of the major items and had them explained to us thoroughly. The guide catered to our preferences which was great. Stayed on after the tour and had a great time.

Jill A B

June 2015

I recommend anybody coming to Paris to use these tours!!!! Great insight to the Louve and its history!!! And hardly any waiting time to get in!!! Great guides!!!! Great experience!!!! Thanks Viator