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  • Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

    1. Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

    Discover the beautiful collection of the Egyptian Museum, including mummies and papyri, at your own pace. Jump the lines to enter, and learn the incredible stories of the ancient times.  Explore a museum founded in 1824, with a set of collections overlapping in time  including the discoveries made as a result of excavations in Egypt by an Italian archaeological mission between 1900 and 1935.  In the year 2015, the Egyptian Museum in Turin reopened its doors to the public after extensive renovation and with a new layout. Among the museum's highlights, take the opportunity to see the spectacular Tomb of Kha, the Statue of Ramesses II, and the Papyrus collection room.

    Absolutely superb museum. Too much to see properly in one visit. We hope to return again.

  • Turin: Magic Tour

    2. Turin: Magic Tour

    Turin is known for many things: the Olympics and the Shroud of Turin among them, but did you know there's also a darker side lurking underneath this UNESCO capital? For 2.5 hours you will be plunged into this darker underbelly of the city of two souls. Along your Magic Turin tour, you will explore the two souls of Turin: one linked to white magic, the other to evil, or black magic. Your guide will explain to you, starting at the Piazza Statuto, how this "darkness" came over the city. During Roman times, this ancient burial site became the center of scary stone monsters, sinister architecture and unusual statues that stand side by side some of the more gentle giants, such as the Duomo and Holy Shroud. So, if you're looking for a different side of Turin, come and discover the place considered the epicenter of occultism.

    Che dire... Esperienza magica! Il tour molto interessante ti porta a scoprire lati nuovi della città, a vedere Torino sotto una luce diversa, a prendere consavolezza della nostra storia e delle leggende metropolitane che si celano dietro di essa.

  • Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Mystery Tour

    3. Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Mystery Tour

    Meet your guide and enter the building with a skip-the-line ticket. Explore the exhibitions dedicated exclusively to ancient Egyptian culture and art. Take a journey through time as the displays show items in chronological order, from the 4th-century BC to the 3rd-century AD.

    Together with your guide, discover the mysterious and magical side of the Egyptian Empire on this gripping tour. See the spectacular Tomb of Kha, a tomb builder to the pharaohs, which dates to 3,500 BC.

    Admire the sarcophagi, statues, sundries, and furniture, as well as astonishingly well-preserved items such as salted meat and a pottery bowl with the remains of tamarind and grapes. Next, head to the Drovetti Collection of papyrus sheets, which is considered by some as the most important in the world.

    Finally, visit the Ellesij...

    La guide était excellente connaissant bien le musée et la civilisation égyptienne Son français était très bon Elle était très gentille

  • Torino+Piemonte Card: 2 days

    4. Torino+Piemonte Card: 2 days

    Buy a 2-day card to Turin and Piemonte and you will get access to a wealth of attractions in the region, including museums, monuments, exhibitions, fortresses, castles and royal residences. It is the ideal tool for any Turin vacation allowing you to discover the amazing beauties of Turin and Piedmont in an easy and economical way. Plus, enjoy reductions to plenty of great tourist sights in Turin, such as the panoramic lift in the Mole Antonelliana, the Rack Sassi and Superga. The card even includes a reduction on adult tickets at City Sightseeing Torino. More benefits include car rentals at affordable rates, and reductions on sports equipment, outdoor activities, and theme parks. The card includes free entrance to the main cultural sites including museums, monuments, castles, fortresses, and royal residences in Turin and Piedmont, including: • Basilica Di Superga: Appartamento Reale...

    Excellent card for visit many place of Turin. In some museum there is also the guide included (e.g. Egypt Museum with a phone in many language, in Superga to the royal tombs only in italian).

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

    5. 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. The group tour is only available on Saturdays and in Italian.

  • Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

    6. 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 inter...

  • Torino + Piemonte Card – 5 days

    7. Torino + Piemonte Card – 5 days

    The Torino and Piemonte Card is a great idea for any visitor to this fantastic region of Italy. With passes available in 2, 3, and 5-day versions, the Torino and Piemonte Card lets you discover the amazing sights and highlights of Torino and Piedmont in an easy, affordable, and convenient way. Plus, enjoy reductions to plenty of great tourist sights in Turin, such as the panoramic lift in the Mole Antonelliana, the Rack Sassi, Superga. The card even includes a reduction on adult tickets at City Sightseeing Torino. More benefits includes car rentals at affordable rates, and reductions on sports equipment, outdoor activities, and theme parks. The card includes free entrance to main cultural sites including museums, monuments, and royal residences in Turin and Piedmont such as: • Basilica Di Superga: Appartamento Reale E Reali Tombe Di Casa Savoia • Borgo e Rocca Medievale • Castello di ...

  • Turin: Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

    8. 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: Guided Egyptian Museum Tour

    9. 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 in the world, after that of Cairo. Discover the museum throughout a 2-hour guided tour. As you travel, 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 travel through the museum your guide will also impart to you the anecdotes of centuries of Egyptian civilizations.

  • Turin: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

    10. 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 collection of weapons. Finally, visit the Royal Library, home to over 200,000 books, maps, engravings, and drawings.

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What people are saying about Turin

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 651 reviews

The tour with Sofia was perfect. Sofia explained to us the history, the architecture and today's life in Torin very knowledgeably and with great dedication, and she also responded individually to our questions and interests. It was a very personal tour that I can recommend without reservation.

Sofia is a very enthusiastic and fun guide. Just the right mix of information and relaxation. Sofia will show you typical Turin locations and taste delicacies. Recommended!

La guide était excellente connaissant bien le musée et la civilisation égyptienne Son français était très bon Elle était très gentille

Unser Guide war sehr kompetent und hat sogar eine halbe Stunde länger gemacht! Tolle Führung, sehr empfehlenswert!

Great experience. Guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Driver was helpful. Definitely recommend the tour.