Paris, Île-de-France, France
As one of the world’s most famous paintings, Mona Lisa rarely gets much peace. During regular visiting hours she is almost constantly mobbed by hundreds of people, severely compromising any time you get to spend with her. In order to avoid the crowds, you'll be taken to see her after most visitors have left, providing plenty of space to enjoy her mystique.
Tested and perfected through countless research trips, your itinerary inverts the normal route at the Musée du Louvre so that you save the Mona Lisa for last, just as the museum is closing. Before that, start your Louvre tour with a full 3 hours of art viewing, allowing you to see more than most other visitors, who are on the normal tours that try to fit the rest of the museum into 1.5 hours.
During the tour, your guide shows you the Louvre’s most treasured sights, including the historic foundations of the palace moat; sculptures such as Venus de Milo, Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss, and Michelangelo’s Rebellious Slave; and many of the greatest works ever created by French artists, such as Liberty Leading the People by Delacroix and The Raft of the Medusa by Géricault. You’ll also see France’s old crown jewels, the famous Winged Victory of Samothrace, and works by Italian painters like Caravaggio, Raphael, and Da Vinci.
There are many ways to see the Louvre, but only one way shows you all the best works and gets you in front of Mona Lisa after most of the crowds have left. Your guide takes care of all the time and logistics so all you have to do is enjoy the art.