Paris City Center & Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Combo Tour - Private Tour

Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 300 to 330 minutes
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

See it all in just one day on this joint tour between the historic center of Paris and its most famous museum, the Louvre. Our 5 to 5.5 hour private guided walking & museum combo tour lets you see it all with one of our delightful guides that you’ll have all to yourself.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ile de la Cite, 75001 Paris France

Once at the meeting point, you will start your tour by exploring ile de la cite, the oldest settlement in Paris. Once known as Lutetia, this former Roman city was the predecessor of present-day Paris, from which the city grew outwards.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France

From here, you will see the infamous Notre-Dame Cathedral – the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages, distinguished for its size, antiquity and architectural interest.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Palais de Justice de Paris, 10 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris France

Located on the île de la Cité the Palais de Justice, once known as the Palais de la Cité contains some of the oldest surviving buildings such as:

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sainte-Chapelle, 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris France

A gem of Gothic style, the St Chapelle was built in seven years. It was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ’s crown of thorns, acquired by Saint louis.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Conciergerie, 2 boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris France

The Conciergerie is the oldest remaining part of the Palais de la Cité, as well as at a time the most notorious prison in all of France. Over a thousand “enemies of the Revolution” were housed there, and famous figures like Marie Antoinette ended their lives there.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fontaine Saint-Michel, 7 B Place Saint Michel, 75005 Paris France

You will then pass by the Saint-Michel fountain, a monumental fountain commissioned by Haussmann, under Napoleon III. It depicts the archangel Michael vanquishing the Devil, evoking thoughts of the battle between Good and Evil.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Place Dauphine, Paris France

Afterwards, we will see Place Dauphine, a beautiful historic square, combining all the beauty and romance of Paris. Tucked away on the western tip of the île de la Cité, Place Dauphine was one of the first projects commissioned by Henri IV.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pont-Neuf, Ile de la Cite, 75001 Paris France

From here, we will walk to the bridge, Pont Neuf, which is considered to be the oldest stone bridge in Paris. Today Pont-Neuf is part of the banks of the Seine listed as a World Heritage site by Unesco.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Statue equestre d'Henri IV, 15 Place du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris France

In the middle of the bridge we will see the equestrian statue of King IV. Although the original statue dated from the 1600s, the one you will see today is a replica in its placed, as the original was destroyed during the French Revolution.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pont des Arts, River Seine Between Institut de France And Palais du Louvre, Paris France

Before making our way to the Louvre we will see the Pont des Arts, a bridge which connects the Insitut de France and the Louvre. Built between 1801 and 1804, it was the first iron bridge in Paris.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Domaine National du Palais-Royal, 8 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris France

Created by the Cardinal Richelieu in 1633, the Palais Royal and its gardens, are just a short walk from the Louvre. The Palace housed royal families up until the Palace of Versailles was built. Here you will be able to enjoy the peaceful gardens surrounded by a fantastic futuristic architecture with contemporary sculptures.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Place du Carrousel, 75001 Paris France

Leaving the Louvre behind us we will walk towards the Tuileries Gardens, passing through the Arc du Carrousel, a huge arc built to commemorate Napoleon’s military victories.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jardin des Tuileries pl. de la Concorde, rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris France

We will then enter the Tuileries Gardens, the oldest Park in Paris, with a history that dates back to the 17th century.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Tuileries Gardens Bookstore, Tuileries Gardens Main Gate, Place de Concorde, 75001 Paris France

During your stroll in the Tuileries Gardens, you will pass by the Gardens’ Bookshop, a quaint bookstore tucked away in a corner which contains a large collection of gardening and landscape design books, along with some garden themed gifts and cards.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris France

Place de la Concord, a site originally known for having been an execution site during the French Revolution, and which marks the start of the Champs Elysée.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Champs-Elysees, Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris France

The renowned Champs Elysée, considered one of the world’s most beautiful avenues. You can then enjoy some shopping or a stroll towards the Arc de Triomphe.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

After a Break for Lunch, beat the entrance lines to one of France’s top attractions and explore with ease on this private 2 to 2.5 hour skip-the-line guided Louvre Museum tour in Paris. The Louvre Museum is very popular among Paris’ locals and visitors alike, and queues can be long. Follow your expert guide through the hallowed hallways and gain insight into thousands of years of art history. Discover famous works such as the ‘Mona Lisa’ or the ‘Venus de Milo’, and enjoy free time to explore further at the end of this guided tour.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Babylon Tours Paris, 75001 Paris France

The city of Paris has spiraled out from Notre Dame over the centuries, so we think it’s only appropriate to start our group tour here. We’ll move towards the city’s oldest bridge and to its perfectly manicured flowerbeds at the Tuileries Gardens. Stand where heads rolled at the Place de la Concorde while learning about the world’s most beautiful   avenue, the Champs Elysées. We’ll introduce you to the characters that built this city, including Henri IV, Louis XIV, and Napoleon Bonaparte, with stories you won’t find in the guidebooks.

After a break for lunch, we’ll skip the lines at the Louvre museum to discuss the highlights and masterpieces that attract millions of visitors to the museum each year. After the tour you’ll be well versed in the museum’s history and secrets, and you’ll understand – well, almost – why thousands of people take selfies with the Mona Lisa.  It’s 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 museum has more secrets than any building in Paris could ever hold. This intimate private Louvre Museum 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, as well as a few surprises not in the guidebooks.

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • GUIDED WALKING TOUR & SKIP-THE-LINE MUSEUM TOUR
  • TOUR GUIDE EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • DURATION 5 - 5.5 HOURS
  • WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • LUNCH / COFFEE BREAK (Lunch Expenses Not Included)
  • ALL ENTRANCE FEES
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum

Exclusions
  • Tour Price Does NOT Include Hotel Pickup or Drop-Off (We Recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour Does NOT Include Gratuities (OPTIONAL)
  • Temporary exhibitions NOT included
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Entry/Admission - Palais de Justice de Paris
  • Entry/Admission - Sainte-Chapelle
  • Entry/Admission - Conciergerie
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: Louvre museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Cité, 75004 Paris, France


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

300 to 330 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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gail

OVER THE TOP! Wish we could offer 10 Stars! Liliya our guide was EXTRAORDINARY!

Words cannot express our gratitude for the time, education, and knowledge Liliya provided with us on Monday. In large part, she was the reason our trip was so amazing! Her ability to provide the historical details with a true storytelling-style and quality was exceptional--second to none. Her knowledge of Notre Dame and The Louvre was beyond exceptional! We honestly had no idea how much we would enjoy, value and appreciate the hours she spent with us. In addition to the walking tour she recommended restaurants, events and additional sites to compliment our planned itinerary.

Every moment of our Paris journey was remarkable and it all truly began with this tour, with Liliya--we will always be grateful to her, for lending her wisdom, recommendations and French hospitalityit was exceptional!

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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.

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Emily K

This tour was amazing!

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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.

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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!

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