Private tour

Louvre Masterpieces & Royal Palace Private Extended Tour

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Louvre Masterpieces & Royal Palace Private Extended Tour

From US$ 444.04 per group up to 2

Explore the world’s most famous museum during a private skip-the-line tour. Join your guide on a journey from one breathtaking gallery to the next as you travel through time. See works dating from nearly 450 BCE through to the 19th century.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
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  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to ensure no waiting time in ticket lines
  • Visit masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo
  • Walk through the Apollo Gallery and Napoleon Apartments
  • Admire the stunning collection of paintings, sculptures, and architecture
Full description
Begin with the medieval foundations of this ancient royal residence, and then gaze at the graceful Venus de Milo. Admire one of the Louvre’s most celebrated sculptures, Winged Victory of Samothrace. Continue on to the Apollo Gallery, which houses the ornate royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV and be riveted by the valiant tales of these inimitable leaders. This tour was specifically conceived and designed to bring together all of the museum’s most famous works. Stand in awe as you enter each new wing and gaze upon some of the world’s most monumental and recognizable masterpieces. Marvel at Canova’s Psyche and Cupid and Delacroix’s famous painting depicting the French struggle for freedom, Liberty Leading the People. Discover firsthand what makes Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa the most enigmatic portrait of all time. End your tour in the Napoleon Apartments, where the opulent interiors will transport you back to the 1800s. This private tour helps you make the most of your time in the Louvre, leading you through the best of the collection and some hidden gems, all the while saving you time with Skip the Line Access.
  • Expert, English-speaking private tour guide
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Louvre
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Arc du Carrousel, 1 Jard du Carroussel, 75001 Paris, France. This is a monumental arch with a horse-drawn chariot on top, situated across the road from the courtyard of the Louvre. Standing with your back to the entrance of the Louvre Museum and Pyramid, you will see it across the road, past the roundabout, before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden (Jardin du Tuileries).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point on time
  • This tour is, unfortunately, unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance (nor strollers or baby carriages on group tours)
  • Any items exceeding 55x35x20 cm are not permitted in the museum
  • Please note that from July 21st 2021, all public venues in France will require visitors above the age of 12 years old to present a “Health Pass” and a valid ID, proving that you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), or that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs, or that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Passes can be digital or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They must be presented in English or French.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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November 27, 2021

Our guide, Hugo, made the museum come to life through his passionate knowledge of both French history and art. We truly enjoyed every minute of the tour.

June 13, 2019

Our Guide was very professional and turned the tour into a fantastic discovery of the Louvre. We skipped lines and got to know every interesting fact about the building, the history and the art inside. We can recommend her 100%.

December 7, 2021

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