This was a nice overall tour to see the highlights, so the parents could experience the best of the Louvre with little kids. There seemed to be some confusion and a missing tour guide before our tour started so we started late, which then made the rest of the tour feel a bit rushed, but I think this was a concentration issue since 3 of the other groups were off on time. Our guide was EXTREMELY knowledgeable! THe other family in our group had a teenager and we had a 6 year old, so I think the age gap was a little much for the tour guide to know how to keep both kids engaged. I would recommend they get the ages of the children ahead of time and have groups pre-determined based on age so they kids maybe can interact more and the guide has an easier time talking to all of the kids. My son got reallllly bored at times because the book they gave to go along with it only had a few pages that were good for a kid that can't read yet whereas the teenager didn't really open her book at all since it was way too young for her. The books have the right idea, but could be done a little better. I think if you want to be able to explore the museum a little more afterward, you should try for the earlier tour. We had to rush through one or two exhibits we knew we wanted to see after because with starting late and it closing at 6, we didn't have much time after the afternoon tour concluded. Overall, I still think it was a good option for kids between 7-12, but I may have just gone with a regular small group skip the line tour and made my own thing for my son to do while in the museum since the price was so much higher for this.
Tour guide was fantastic! Met the guide out in front of the Louvre and quickly made our way inside, not waiting in line. Our children range in ages from 7 to 15, and each found the tour engaging. Books were provided for the children as well. Finally, the length of the tour was just right - enough time to see the highlights, while not exhausting the kids. Highly recommend!
Lots of stairs--with a child who is shy, the Louvre was overwhelming. I enjoyed the commentary, not sure how much my granddaughter age 10 got out of it. The guide made a very good effort, though. Skipping the line and having someone navigate us around is the only way to go unless you love studying the floor plan and treating this as a military mission.
I have taken several tours with Viator and I would NOT recommend this tour. We booked this tour with our two children, ages 7 and 9, because the tour was supposed to be suited for children. The tour guide likely would have been well suited for an adult tour but was not for children. She did not engage the children at all. The children became bored and totally lost interest in what she was saying. My 9 year old daughter loves art and could not wait to see the Mona Lisa the tour guide told us absolutely nothing about it but just waited while we braved the crowds and looked at it ourselves. Eventually we just ended the tour early because it was so bad. I would not book this again and I would be hesitant to book any Viator tour for children based on this experience.
Natalie was fantastic! She kept the children's attention with wonderful stories about the history of the Louvre and all it's wonderful sculptures, paintings and kings! The tour was about an hour and a half which was perfect for my 7 and 9 year old. highly recommend this tour without hesitation!
Sylvia, our tour guide, was exceptional on her presentation. The experience was focused on our daughter, and in no rush time the main four Louvre highlights were very smartly reached. She knows perfectly the museum areas plus its shortcuts, and understands how to present the historic and cultural meaning of paintings and sculptures. Her printed material including maps, pictures, and relevant objects to help us better figure out the art pieces' secrets. Highly recommended for families with kids.