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Turin: Guided Egyptian Museum Tour

1. Turin: Guided Egyptian Museum Tour

The Egyptian Museum of Turin is the oldest museum in the world, entirely dedicated to the Egyptian civilization. This museum is considered the second most important Egyptology in the world, after that of Cairo. Discover the museum throughout your guided tour. See unique collections, papyri, mummies, stories, and intrigues of the ancient civilization of the Pharaohs will be revealed to you. Together with the tour guide, admire spectacular discoveries such as ancient mummies and the magnificent jewelry of the pharaohs. As you explore the museum your guide will also impart to you the anecdotes of centuries of Egyptian civilizations.

Egyptian Museum of Turin: Skip-the-Line Group Tour

2. Egyptian Museum of Turin: Skip-the-Line Group Tour

Meet your guide at Piazza Carignano (in front of the statue) and then skip the long lines to enter Turin's Egyptian Museum. The Egyptian Museum in Turin is the most important of its kind in the world after the one in Cairo and the oldest museum devoted entirely to ancient Egyptian culture. Home to over 30,000 artifacts that narrate 5,000 years of Ancient Egyptian history, the collection includes art, religious relics, and items from everyday life during the time of the great pharaohs. Your guide will take you on an exciting journey through the museum's exhibits.

Unique 3-Hour Underground Walking Tour of Turin

3. Unique 3-Hour Underground Walking Tour of Turin

Turin, in the beautiful northwest of Italy, is a magical place with a rich culture and history. On this walking tour, in only three hours, participants are able to experience this wonderful city and its expansive history from a unique perspective – underground. The tour will lead you many meters below the surface of the city to discover a subterranean layer that is as interesting as it is mysterious. This is your chance to explore the ancient underworld of Turin. Fifteen meters below the city you will discover the secret tunnels of the citadel, the famous Royal ice depots under Porta Palazzo, and the air shelter used during the 2nd World War.

Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

4. Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Skip the long lines to the magnificent Royal Palace of Turin with fast-track tickets on this guided tour. Meet your guide at the entrance of the Royal Palace. Retrace the steps of the royal Savoy family who lived here during their reign in the 1800s and early 1900s. Imagine what life here might have been like as you tour the throne room, bed chambers, ballroom, and more. Admire the palace's impressive architecture and intricate details while learning about its history, which dates back to the 16th century. Hear stories of the events and ceremonies that took place at the Palace of Turin. Learn about the period that led up to Italy becoming a republic in 1946. Continue to the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, a stunning Baroque-Style chapel built to house the Shroud. Unfortunately, the Shroud was destroyed in a fire in 1997. Nevertheless, the building is still worth a visit to admire its interior and rich history.

Egyptian Museum

5. Egyptian Museum

Experience the highlights of Egyptian Museum with skip-the-line tickets and a private licensed tourist guide. Explore the permanent exhibition on a chronological journey through the history and culture of ancient Egypt. The museum’s collection of Turin Egyptian antiques is one of the largest in the world, with more than 46,000 works, artifacts, and other treasures, of which only 6,500 are on permanent display. In addition, its influx of visitors has been steadily increasing from year to year, making it one of the most visited museums in Italy. The current collection of the Egyptian Museum of Turin is installed in the Accademia delle Scienze, where temperatures remain between 21ºC and 24ºC throughout the year to preserve the displayed relics. See artifacts from the predynastic period, the Tomb of the Unknown, the Tomb of Iti and Neferu, and the Middle and New Kingdoms. Admire the Tomb of Kha, the Coffin Gallery, the Restoration Area, Late Period, Ptolemaic Period, Roman Period, and Late Antiquity. Of course, a tour would not be complete without a visit to the Gallery of Kings, the Temple of Ellesiya, and the Nubian Room.

Turin: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

6. Turin: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Meet your guide then head inside the Royal Palace of Turin, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Start off with an introduction to the Savoy Royal Family, who once lived here. Enjoy a tour of the Mirror Room and the Ballroom, where the Savoys spent most of their time. Admire the richly decorated interior and luxurious furnishings as you listen to stories of what life was like in the Royal Apartments. Next, wander through the Royal Armory, which houses one of the world’s largest collections of weapons. Finally, visit the Royal Library, home to over 200,000 books, maps, engravings, and drawings.

Turin: Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

7. Turin: Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

Join this small-group tour to skip the long lines to the top 2 museums of Turin, the majestic Royal Palace, and the fascinating Egyptian Museum. Meet your guide at the entrance of the Royal Palace. Explore the former residence of the Savoy family, who reigned over Italy until it became a republic in 1946. Pass by their chambers, learning about their lives. Continue to the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, the original location of the Shroud. Next, visit the Egyptian Museum. Learn about the findings used to study ancient Egypt, including mummies, sarcophagus, sphinx, pots, jewelry, and more. Your guide will explain why this museum is in Turin. Hear about how it became the second most important museum in the world for Egyptology.

Turin Noir: The Darkest Walking Tour

8. Turin Noir: The Darkest Walking Tour

Meet your guide and begin a spooky walking tour of the city center at night. See the city as you've never done before as you visit sites and monuments during exclusive opening hours. Learn about the dark history of the city, from the plague, crimes, and disturbing witchcraft practices that took place in the Roman Quarters.  Climb the 200 steps to the top of the Bell Tower and marvel at the illuminated panorama of the city by night. Continue on to the ancient Church of Misericordia for an exclusive opening, then discover the spooky history of the oldest law court in the city, amongst other mysterious places. Hear stories about the ancient ghosts in the city as you embark on a thrilling tour with your guide.

Turin: Palace of Venaria Guided Tour

9. Turin: Palace of Venaria Guided Tour

Meet your guide outside the Palace of Venaria and begin your exploration of the historic residence of the House of Savoy. Be amazed by the elegant and luxurious Baroque interiors of the palace. Walk across the enchanting Hall of Diana and admire the splendor of the Great Gallery. Continue to the Church of Sant'Uberto and the well-known Bucentaur. Admire the spectacular Fountain of the Stag in the Court of Honor. Throughout the tour of the palace, learn more about the history of the Savoy dynasty who once lived there, and the palace's subsequent uses throughout the centuries.

Turin: 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

10. Turin: 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Turin is a gem of a city that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Italy. With palaces, museums, architecture and urban nature, Turin is a perfect place for a city break or a relaxing holiday. Turin is close to the Alps and is a great base for trips around the region of Piedmont.This guided walking tour includes some of Turin’s greatest highlights. The guide will take you through the beautiful baroque squares and will show you the main palaces, churches, and historical cafes in the city. This tour is invaluable if you want to get to know the city within almost a couple of hours. After the tour, feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on Turin's many attractions.

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What people are saying about Turin

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 300 reviews

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and was humorous. She was responsive to our questions and didn't rush through anything. Really enjoyed the tour

Alessio was a charming, knowledgable guide. He showed us some of the hidden parts of Turin, as well as the more well known areas. Well worth a trip!

Carlo was wonderful as he explained with expertise and passion. The palace is beyond spectacular !

La visita é stata fantastica e la guida é stata bravissima chiara e Nche simpaticissima.

The tour and the curiosities that are discovered by the guide are very interesting.