The Complete Louvre Tour: Mona Lisa & Beyond

Highlights

  • Go beyond the highlights and discover the lesser-known treasures of the Louvre

  • Skip-the-line into the Louvre Museum and avoid the worst of the daytime crowds

  • See the collection with an expert guide versed in art history

  • Discover the stars of the Louvre including the Mona Lisa and Venus De Milo

  • Take the stress out of your visit with a comprehensive, optimally planned route around the Museum

Summary

Discover the hidden treasures of the Louvre on this comprehensive tour, taking you far beyond the most visited pieces. 

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
15
Pricing (From)
Adult: (15-99 years)
€71.00
Child: (2-14 years)
€66.00
Infant: (0-1 years)
€0.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

75001 Paris, France (Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel), Paris, 75001, FR

Dropoff location

Louvre Museum, Paris, FR

Why take this tour?

There’s a reason why the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world - it’s enormous! It would take days to go around it all. That’s why most visitors stick to the well-trodden path, only visiting its major works. But they sacrifice the lesser-known gems along the way. On this tour with an expert art-historian guide, you'll get an in-depth insight into the scope of masterpieces contained within, taking you to all of the major artworks and far beyond. 
 
Outside the Arch du Carrousel, you’ll begin your tour by meeting your expert guide and taking a trip back in time as you lay eyes on the original stone foundations of this former fortress. Journey into the museum and try not to be distracted by the dazzling interiors as you wind your way through some of the most famous masterpieces in the world. You’ll be introduced to the Venus De Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the French Crown Jewels in the Apollo Gallery and of course, the Mona Lisa herself. But that’s just the beginning of your deep-dive into the Louvre’s collection. 
 
You’ll be taken off the beaten-path to explore some of the lesser known but equally mesmerizing pieces. Your guide will lead you into The Grand Gallery lined with works by Leonardo and Raphael, through the Hall Of The Caryatides, the former ballroom of kings and on to see some of the pinnacles of French Romanticism. Did you know one of the oldest objects in the Louvre was discovered haphazardly during the construction of a highway? You’ll hear about this and much more on the way. 
 
While most visitors scarcely peek beyond the surface of the Louvre, this tour will allow you to extend your artistic palette and leave you able to fully appreciate the magnificence of the vast collection.

Sites Visited
  • Louvre Museum
  • Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"
  • Italian sculptures
  • Classic Greek art rooms
  • French painting galleries
  • Archeological collection
  • Selected other works

What’s included?

  • Skip-the-line Louvre Museum ticket

  • Expertly guided walking tour

  • English speaking guide

  • Headset for guide audio

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off

Things to know

Before you book

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible. Those with wheelchairs should contact us so we can arrange your visit.

  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Paris government guidelines for the most up to date information

Before you go

  • This tour meets 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows.

  • This tour is in English.

  • All guests (including children) must bring ID on the day of their tour.

  • Security measures are enforced at the Louvre. Only small handbags and backpacks are allowed inside. No item larger than 55 x 35 x 20 cm will be allowed.

  • Areas visited during this tour are subject to closure. Your guide may need to modify areas visited on the day of the tour.

  • The Louvre is subject to closures due to strikes. If time permits, we will reach out to you prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, cancellations may be communicated at the meeting point.

  • Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.

  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Paris government guidelines for the most up to date information

Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

About operator:

Walks (takewalks.com, walksofitaly.com) began over a decade ago (2008, to be exact) in Rome, Italy. We quickly became the premier walking tour company in 7 countries - Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Greece, and Portugal. Our US cities include San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Chicago, and New Orleans.

In 2021, we joined The Hornblower Group (cityexperiences.com) expanding our reach and working alongside this powerhouse travel brand.

Our tour products vary but predominantly we #takewalks, exploring the world by foot - we believe, the best way to get into the heart of a city and its incredible people. From introductory strolls to food tours, day trips, cooking classes, and below the surface, in-depth tours, we have our hand in everything a traveler could want. Oh, and we also like to give our clients exclusive access to the biggest attractions in the world...

Despite the big changes in our brand over the years, our focus has remained simple - to relentlessly create tours with the client experience at the forefront and anchored upon the dedicated, intelligent, and above all, passionate local guides who want to share their cities with you.