6. Paris: Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour
Enjoy a combined full-day tour of 2 of the most popular museums in Paris and take a journey through the history of art, from the antiquities of Ancient Greece to the groundbreaking art of French Impressionists and post-Impressionists, such as Renoir and Van Gogh.
Your tour starts at the legendary Louvre Museum. Home to more than 35,000 works of art, and artifacts from antiquity, the Louvre covers more than 650,000 square feet of exhibition space. Tackling this monument to art on your own can be overwhelming, but your guide will compose a chronological story, starting with Ancient Greek mythology. They will lead you to some of the most celebrated pieces, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa, and tell you which works have made the most significant contributions to the evolution of art and civilization.
Following a lunch break, continue to the Musée d'Orsay. Located in a beautiful Beaux Arts building that was formerly used as the Gare d'Orsay railway station, the Orsay focuses on 19th-century French art. Explore the individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Gauguin. Learn the secrets surrounding their techniques and discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement.
Skip-the-ticket-line access to both museums means you will enjoy quicker entry and can spend more time admiring the art. You are free to stay on and continue exploring at the end of your guided tour.