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Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour – Private

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Duration: 2 to 2.5hs Private Tour

From €75-145

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This 2 to 2.5 hour Louvre museum private guided tour allows you to skip the line and scores you a ticket that is valid for the whole day. It includes a visit to some of the most iconic pieces while also exploring the history behind the building that, today, is larger than the palace at Versailles. You also have the option to book an evening tour on Wednesday or Friday to avoid the crowds.

 

Louvre Museum Private Tours are the focus of Babylon City Tours. With 35,000 pieces of art to discover on top of a rich architectural history, we understand if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the Louvre. We’re here to help. The Louvre is the most famous museum in the world, and with good reason. From its roots as a fortress to its days as a royal residence, the Louvre has more secrets than any building in Paris could ever hold. This intimate group tour seeks to captivate first-timers as well as those who think they know it all as you visit statues like the armless Venus de Milo and the headless Winged Victory of Samothrace. Drool over the crowned jewels in the opulent Apollo Gallery and descend into the depths of the medieval moat beneath the museum. We’ll even discuss a few master painters like Michelangelo and Delacroix. From the smiling Mona Lisa to the 19th century masters, our passionate guides will show you what you need to see at the Louvre Museum with our private walking tours, as well as a few surprises which are not in the guidebooks.

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)

Mona Lisa

Venus de Milo

Winged Victory of Samothrace

Liberty Leading the People

Michelangelo’s Slaves

Louis XIV’s Apollo Gallery

Underground Medieval Moat

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Latest Reviews
  • guo.connie

    Such a great private tour, saved so much time and saw everything we wanted in 3 hours!

  • Michael A

    Josephine is an amazing tour guide. Remember when you were in school and you had that class that you could not wait to get to because the teacher was so good. A teacher that made the subject matter come alive for you. That is what it is like to have a private tour with Josephine. We learned so much on our tour. We actually had a large group tour a few days earlier and the experience was a night and day difference!

  • Jennifer G

    We were lucky enough to have a private tour guided by Carolina. She was so extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the museum and the art. We learned so much about the Louvre and the many schools of art represented there. I can't say enough good thing about Carolina and the entire tour! It was a wonderful visit! Merci Beaucoup!!

  • Alyra H

    This was the perfect way to see the Lourve. She was very knowledgeable and brought us to the 'must see' works. We then stayed a while on our own to wander.

  • Michael R

    Our guide was fantastic. Highly knowledgeable about art history, and made the tour super fun and engaging.

  • Piedad K

    Our guide Alexander was AWESOME! We would recommend this tour for all those wanting to really familiarize themselves with the Louvre. This was not our first visit nor will it be the last however, it was the most informative and fun! Dr. Piedad Kaye

  • Uwe D

    Louvre private tour, kurzfristig deutschsprachiger Reiseführer nicht verfügbar, sehr engagierte Mitarbeiter, die Führung auf Englisch anboten mit Preisminderung, Führung selbst sehr engagiert, sehr informativ hinsichtlich historischer Zusammenhänge in der Gesamtschau und zu den einzelnen Werken, sehr zu empfehlen

  • Radhika M

    Great Experience. Worth the Money to see the highlights in a short time. Wish we could see more. Highly recommend. Our guide was a American History teacher and was awesome

  • Kay K

    Excellent - very knowledgeable

  • Hezeldee Nierva d

    First day in Paris, spent it at the Louvre. It is so packed inside. My tour guide Belen did an outstanding job hitting all the important artworks I may have missed if I toured the museum without a guide.

  • msangalang

    The Louvre-wow!!! Just amazing. We had a 2.5 hour private guided tour and our guire was outstanding. With only 2.5 hours though there is so much left to see. She was great at showign everything that is really important, however we went back later in the afternoon around 5:00 PM and stayed until they closed at 9:30 PM they are open late on Wednesdays and Fridays we were able to take our time and there were very few people there during this visit.

  • Robert H

    We met our guide Athina at the Louvre. She was prompt and got us in to the Louvre with our skip-the-line tickets and proceeded to give us a very thorough tour of the Louvre in the 2 1/2 hours that we had with her. She was not only a bundle of energy, but was knowledgeable and friendly. If you can arrange to get her for a tour, I would highly recommend her. Simply a delightful person and very, very smart and knew her stuff about all periods of art.

  • Debra S

    Amazing! I highly recommend a private tour - there is just so much to see and it was nice to hit all the top must see. Our tour guide was absolutely phenomenal I truly wish I could remember her name. I felt like I asked some crazy questions and she answered them all! She was so educated and I learned a ton from her. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this tour! Have fun!

  • Randall B

    Amazing experience to have a private tour. Our guide Belen was very informative and enhanced our tour greatly. Well worth the extra money.

  • Gerald E

    One of the most knowledgeable, witty, and personable guides we have ever had on a museum tour!

  • Nancy Z

    We had a private tour with an art historian, Bellen. She was great - very informative! Saw more of the Louvre than we would have otherwise. She taught us a lot!

  • Kristina F

    Having a private tour of the Louvre, particularly in the late afternoon, couldn't have been better. We were able to view important works of art with an excellent guide. Our understanding of the significance of these paintings and sculpture, made the Louvre more enjoyable and approachable. This was preferable than wandering through a gigantic museum with headphones or a guidebook. The shorter time frame was easier on older, tired feet. We went straight to dinner and discussed all that we learned in the museum. Europe can be so daunting, and one cannot cram 2,000 years of history and culture into one vacation. It is better to leave wanting more, rather than making every day a cultural cram session.

  • Keith B

    Fabrizia was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Was great tour...

  • aparbhu98

    Great tour with the guide having a wealth of knowledge about the paintings,artifacts and the history from which the paintings belonged. Highly recommend the tour if you do not want to roam the museum without knowledge and history and where to go and see the highlights. A lot to cover in a short time.

  • janie.a.lewis

    My husband and I had a 2 to 3 hour private tour of the Louvre with Lucia on 4/17/2017. She was spectacular! She was very knowledgeable about the history of the Louvre and she answered all of our questions. She went at our pace, not rushed, but not too slow either. We hit all of the highlights and she suggested a few things, based on what she could tell we were interested in. I highly recommend the skip the line tour, and I would make a special request for Lucia, she was great!

  • Michelle M

    We've been to the Louvre several times even took a tour in the past, but this private tour was the best experience, by far. Our guide, Paulo, was amazing! He curated our tour perfectly. He gave us a very unique insider's perspective highlighting not only the mind-boggling art history but also focusing on the Louvre's complicated provenance and evolution over time. He pointed out so many additional awesome sights that were missed on our prior visits. This tour was well worth the investment. I would highly recommend it to everyone! Additionally, it should be noted that my husband is wheelchair-bound. Paulo's knowledge and navigation of handicapped access routes was seamless and essential to making this a fabulous experience.

  • Keith B

    Fabrizia was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Was great tour...

  • aparbhu98

    Great tour with the guide having a wealth of knowledge about the paintings,artifacts and the history from which the paintings belonged. Highly recommend the tour if you do not want to roam the museum without knowledge and history and where to go and see the highlights. A lot to cover in a short time.

  • Janie L

    My husband and I had a 2 to 3 hour private tour of the Louvre with Lucia on 4/17/2017. She was spectacular! She was very knowledgeable about the history of the Louvre and she answered all of our questions. She went at our pace, not rushed, but not too slow either. We hit all of the highlights and she suggested a few things, based on what she could tell we were interested in. I highly recommend the "skip the line" tour, and I would make a special request for Lucia, she was great!

  • Sonia V

    We did a private tour with Bellen (sp?) of the Louvre. The tour was incredible and Bellen really gave us the framework for viewing art. We learned so much on the tour and the time flew by because we were so engrossed in the tour. I highly recommend booking a tour with Bellen.

  • Kelly C

    We had a fabulous 2-1/2 hour tour of the Louvre with Christina (not sure if I'm spelling it right). She fully engaged my elderly parents as well as my teenage daughter. She was amazing -- so knowledgeable and so interesting. She did a great job of navigating the crowds and moving us along. I didn't want it to end!

  • Mmatula5

    We've been to the Louvre several times even took a tour in the past, but this private tour was the best experience, by far. Our guide, Paulo, was amazing! He curated our tour perfectly. He gave us a very unique insider's perspective highlighting not only the mind-boggling art history but also focusing on the Louvre's complicated provenance and evolution over time. He pointed out so many additional awesome sights that were missed on our prior visits. This tour was well worth the investment. I would highly recommend it to everyone! Additionally, it should be noted that my husband is wheelchair-bound. Paulo's knowledge and navigation of handicapped access routes was seamless and essential to making this a fabulous experience.

  • Jim M

    Lucia was very knowledgeable about the art and the museum. We got lots of insider knowledge about the art and the facility - highly recommended

  • ILLYA Y

    This was an incredible tour, and without a doubt exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Belen, was exceptional. She was of course very personable, polite, and thoughtful: she told us numerous times that we should tell her if she needs to speed up or slow down, to ask questions, etc. The amazing thing about her was how engaging she made the overall experience. She was clearly very passionate about the history of the city, and very very knowledgeable in topics ranging from history to architecture to art, religion and even Egyptology. Belen translated this passion into an engaging conversation with us, which made the whole tour feel like a true learning experience as opposed to simply memorize these dates and names because this is important per academia or popular for various reasons.The fact that she was quite funny also helped convey many of her points and material. This was a dense tour with lots of information, quite a bit of walking around Paris but not overwhelming, and inside the Louvre. Belen asked us about whether we wished to opt for a slower or more intense/fast pace to cover more ground. She suggested a few places to grab lunch, and offered some good advice about art galleries which we were after. We would highly encourage anyone to take this tour for an immersive and invaluable orientation, not only for first-time Paris visitors.

  • Eppley1

    Our guide, Lucia, was outstanding. I am a college professor in America and found that Lucia's knowledge was illuminating and demonstrated a solid foundation of factual information. Her enthusiasm was especially inspiring, and her ability to engage in thought-provoking discussion was a highlight of the tour. From a practical perspective, her command of the English language was nearly flawless. As a result, we would recommend Lucia without hesitation to individuals that are genuinely enthusiastic about expanding their understanding of art and history. Thanks so much for a highly positive and memorable experience. We would happily hire Lucia for future tours.

  • Nicole B

    This tour was amazing!

  • BrunoBenevolo

    This was a private family tour (2 adults / 2 children). Our tour guide Claudia was superb! Friendly, informative and great with our children aged 9, 10 yrs old. Highly recommend her private Louvre tour. It is a massive museum and you can really get so much more out of your visit with a friendly and knowledgeable guide!

  • Emmett.Bamba

    Guide was good. We saw the main exhibits and went at a good pace

  • cww964

    Carolina was a great guide through The Louvre. She guided us to all of the main pieces and provided an historical overview of the building and the art. One can tell that she really enjoys the museum, which made our experience so exceptional. Tom with Babylon was also outstanding. The museum was closed temporarily due to the recent flooding, and he kept in contact with us to provide updates and offers to reschedule. We were fortunate that the museum re-opened just in time for us to visit. Will book through Babylon again when we return.

  • Gary R

    Perfect tour, thank you Heidi! Can't say enough good things about this tour and our guide. So glad we chose to do this, it's the perfect way to learn a little more about the city and absolutely the best way to see the Louvre. I visited the Louvre once before, many years ago and was completely overwhelmed. Heidi gave us the perfect introduction and made sure we saw all the highlights.

  • Luis

    A!! our tour guide was so passionate and with so much knowledge that make this tour one of the best experience in Paris... and skipping the lines was a biiig plus!

  • Mary G

    Amanda was an excellent guide. We hit the highlights of the Louvre. Would highly recommend.

  • Kiko H

    Lilly was our tour guide. What a spectacular guide she was!! Her deep knowledge of art and art history were awesome and there is no way anyone should ever go to the Louvre without the assistance of this type of guide. She makes me want to go back to college to study art history! I've visited the Louvre in the past - looked at the famous paintings and sculptures - and moved on. This time - I wanted to spend a week there, but only if I had someone who knew something about the back stories of the art explaining things to me. This is well worth the money (actually worth more than they are charging). Very satisfied!

  • Anthonette B

    We enjoyed our tour and our guide, Lilia. We would never have had the exceptional experience without this tour. There are so many things to see and learn about. Definitely recommend a private tour.

  • Linda S

    Awesome tour with wonderful guide who took us through the different civilizations and art.

  • Charles C

    We had a great tour with Tina, a young, fun and funny young lady. She was able to break down the vastness of the Louvre and hit the highlights and other aspects of the museum. She was very well informed and prepared and created an informal feel to our private tour. Highly recommend private tour for this museum.

  • Carrie

    I really enjoyed this tour. Guide Josephine was terrific! Very knowledgeable. Was able to see more than expected and she explained what I was seeing. I was glad I did this tour.

  • Steven P

    Was awesome guide was excellent had a great intro for my daughter for my daughter

  • ELEFTHERIOS T

    VERY NICE TOUR WITH MUCH TO LEARN WITHOUT BEING IN A HURRY.

  • Daniela A

    Fantastisk fin guide: Lilian, men vanskelig ? finne ut av eksakt treffested! Veldig bra at guiden ringte oss og vi traff hverandre til slutt :-. Selve omvisningen var fantastisk fin!

  • Kyle P

    The Louvre is both amazing and overwhelming. Having a PERSONAL tour guide to help you progress through this magnificent museum is entirely worthwhile. Our guide provided us with nearly three hours of uninterrupted attention, and customized our visit to match our interests. I highly recommend this tour!

  • Kristin Y

    Great tour. Our guide was amazing!! Her knowledge was incredible.