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Royal Palace, Turin

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Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. 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.

Turin: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

2. 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

3. 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: Royal Palace and Archaeological Gallery

4. Turin: Royal Palace and Archaeological Gallery

The itinerary takes place in the royal palace not surprisingly, the unmissable places to visit in turin;you can enjoy a taste of the luxury and elegance of the italian baroque period. Much of the royal palace, including the throne hall, the queen hall, the gabinetto cinese,a jewel of decorative art with walls covered by authentic chinese laquer, the dining room with an elegant table set with beautiful potteries, the stunning ball room, shining with gold and crystals and the queens delivery room can be toured. Among the fascinating items on show are rich tapestries from France, invaluable far east vases from XVI and XVII centuries and of course stunning furnishings. The visit includes a quick view of the royal armoury in Turin one of the finest museums dedicated to weapons in the world. It was founded by King in 1832, and has since grown to house more than 5000 items.  There are a few notable weapons here with their own stories. A sword carried by Napoleon Bonaparte in battle, for example, is one of the most famous attractions. You’ll also find several mannequins dressed in armor, and display cases of beautiful yet terrifying weapons. Compared to the other existing tours of the royal palace this tour will give you the opportunity to admire a little precious archaeological gallery too , one of the oldest collections of antiquities artifacts purchased by the royal family during three centuries of monarchic history in piedmont. Among the finds we have selected for you really amazing Greek huge painted vases , a marvellous etruscan sarcophagus from Tuscany and the amazing “sala della scultura” with original greek and roman statues, busts of emperors carved in the most beautiful marbles of Europe from original artists such as Polycletus and Praxiteles. Leaving the gallery you can walk through part of the Royal Gardens designed by the french architect André Le Notre to head the nearest exit. Next to the exit you can stop if you like, in a Caffe Reale which stands in a series of rooms that used to house the royal fruitery. Today the shelves are lined with porcelain from the Royal Family’s collections. You couldn’t leave this magnificent place without at least trying the hot chocolate with wipped cream or bicerin a typical piedmontese drink with hot chocolate, coffee and cream or simply a good Italian espresso.

Royal Palace of Turin: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

5. Royal Palace of Turin: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Visit one of Turin's most opulent sights on a guided tour. See the former residence of the Royal House of Savoy, including the Royal Armory, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, and the palace gardens. Meet your guide in front of the Royal Palace and head inside without waiting in line thanks to a priority entry ticket. Explore the palace interior and marvel at the luxurious decorations and furnishings. See the royal apartments, ballroom, throne hall, and gallery. View the World's largest collection of weapons held at the Royal Armory, visit the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, and enjoy the beautiful palace gardens.

Turin: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

6. Turin: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Visit one of Turin's most opulent sights on a guided tour. See the former residence of the Royal House of Savoy, including the Royal Armory, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, and the palace gardens. Meet your guide in front of the Royal Palace and head inside without waiting in line thanks to a priority entry ticket. Embark on a private tour of the palace interior and marvel at the opulent decorations and furnishings. See the royal apartments, ballroom, throne hall, and gallery. View the world's largest collection of weapons held at the Royal Armory, visit the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, and enjoy the beautiful palace gardens.

Turin: Highlights Bike Tour

7. Turin: Highlights Bike Tour

Meet your guide and begin your tour with a safety briefing and an introduction to Turin. As you ride through the city you’ll hear about the history of each place you visit. The 3.5-hour ride takes you from Porta Nuova to 19th-century squares, where the Italian kingdom was born. See the Castle of the royal Savoia family before riding to the oldest part of the city, where you’ll find the medieval quarter and Roman ruins. Cycle along the Po River and enter the Valentino, the most beautiful park in Turin. Other stops include the Mole Antonelliana, the tallest museum in the world, the impressive Gran Madre di Dio, a church known for its connection with the Legend of Holy Grail and the Egyptian Museum.

Turin: Royal Palace and Cathedral Guided Tour

8. Turin: Royal Palace and Cathedral Guided Tour

The Royal Palace of Turin is among the most opulent historic Italian palaces and houses the Royal Museums. It is located in the very heart of ancient Turin. Take a walk into the life and works of the Royal House — sure to impress with marvelous collections of precious tapestries, meticulously decorated furniture, and an extensive art collection. Your tour includes the splendid baroque European masterpiece by Guarino Guarini, designed to house one of the most mysterious relics of Christianity, The Holy Shroud. Your tour will end in the Catedral of Turin where you can admire the place where the Shroud is located. Because of its extremely fragile state, the shroud is not viewable to the public except during very rare public viewings, but you can see the beautiful place where the case stands, the Royal Tribun. The Shroud of Turin is just one reason to visit Turin, an interesting city with lots of history and things to see. End the experience by going inside the cathedral to see the perfect copy of Leonardo's Last Supper.

Turin 3-Hour Classic Walking Tour

9. Turin 3-Hour Classic Walking Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of Turin’s classic sights, from the baroque palaces and porticoes of the old city center to its medieval Cathedral, home to the fabled Turin Shroud. The tour starts at Piazza Castello, and sets off to visit Palazzo Madama, the favorite residence of the Ladies of the Royal Court. The Next stop is the Palazzo Reale (Royal Court) where the Savoy kings held court. Spy the spire of the Cathedral, before getting up-close to its stern medieval façade. Debate still rages as to whether the piece of linen inside is the cloth that wrapped the body of Christ or not. Walk through Piazza San Carlo, one of the city’s most elegant squares that was once dubbed “Europe’s sitting room.” Admire the fine baroque architecture of Piazza Carignano, including the palazzo where King Vittorio Emanuele II was born. Next, explore the Quadrilatero Romano, where the Roman grid-like system of the city’s original plan is most evident. During the tour, you will stop for an Italian espresso, accompanied by some "giandujotti," Turin's famous walnut chocolates.

Turin: Royal Palace & City Tour Guided Experience

10. Turin: Royal Palace & City Tour Guided Experience

Enjoy a 3-hour guided experience with an expert tour guide. Visit the magnificent Royal Palace of Turin, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the city of Turin. Explore the Savoy Royal Family palace and hear stories and secrets about their history. Admire the Mirror room, the Ball’s room, and many other famous Royal areas. Be amazed by the elegant and luxurious furnishings of the Royal apartments while strolling around. Head to the Royal Library, which displays one of the most famous self-portraits of Leonardo da Vinci. Finally, experience a 1-hour city tour of Turin, walk through San Lorenzo Square, San Carlo Square, and the elegant Subalpine Gallery.

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4.9 / 5

based on 712 reviews

Amazing guide Sofia! We highly recommend spending time with her on this wonderful tour! Sofia is a lively guide who shares a lot of information and good mood We will see you on the next tours, but for now I would like to thank you very much for the experience and the knowledge gained Guida straordinaria Sofia! Consigliamo vivamente di trascorrere del tempo con lei in questo meraviglioso tour! Sofia è una guida vivace che condivide molte informazioni e buon umore Ci vedremo nei prossimi tour, ma per ora vorrei ringraziarvi molto per l'esperienza e le conoscenze acquisite Nuostabi vieta, kurią verta aplankyti lankantis Turine! Labai rekomenduojam gidę Sofia, nes jos žinios ir charizma keliaujant kartu įtraukia į tikrą istoriją!

Although the Egyptian Museum is better-known and probably more popular (judging from the crowds), we especially enjoyed our tour of the Royal Palace. It is very well preserved and there are fascinating collections (for instance the weapons and armor collection). Of course, the mummies and other artifacts from Egyptian antiquity are also extremely interesting. Our tour guide was dynamic as well as a captivating presenter who spoke excellent English. Combining a visit of the Royal Palace with the Egyptian Museum is a great idea for those with limited time (this was our case), although people may get a little tired at the end (4 hours of standing or walking).

Abbiamo incontrato Sofia, la nostra guida per il tour, all’ingresso di Palazzo Reale. Gentilissima, molto brava, chiara ed esaustiva nelle sue spiegazioni e anche attenta alla presenza di ragazzi e di possibili loro necessità. Davvero soddisfatti della visita e della guida. Unico piccolo neo: il luogo di ritrovo non era chiarissimo sulla mappa e Sofia come altre guide non avevano ‘GetYourGuide’ sul loro cartello ma un altro nome che ha un po’ tratto in inganno. Ma tutto si è risolto in qualche minuto.

Visita molto interessante e luogo descritto alla perfezione arricchito di curiosità e aneddoti storici che difficilmente si riuscirebbero a scoprire nei testi. La guida una stupenda persona seria e professionale

Sophia has a remarkable understanding of the Royal Palace and the House of Savoy. We learned so much and she brought the museum alive for us. Would highly recommend her as a guide!