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Turin: Magic Tour

1. Turin: Magic Tour

Turin has two souls: one linked to white magic, the other to evil black magic. Explore them both with a guide during a "magical mystery tour." Begin your tour in Piazza Statuto, the "hearth of darkness." This part of Turin was considered an unlucky area and used as a burial site by the Romans that founded the city. At sunset, drive past scary stone monsters, sinister architecture, unusual statues adorning ancient buildings, and learn about a lesser-known detail of the Duomo, which houses the famous Holy Shroud.

Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

2. Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Explore the Egyptian Museum in Turin on this skip-the-line guided tour. See the stunning gallery of Ramses II, learn about ancient Egyptian culture, and discover the history of Turin's connection with Egypt. Begin your journey back in time outside the Egyptian Museum of Turin in the center of town. Skip the long line by entering with your guide, and follow them through the fascinating museum. Walk past mummies, marvel at sarcophagi, and lose yourself in the over 40,000 artifacts in the museum. Continue to the statue of Ramses II, arranged just as it was when archaeologists unearthed it in Egypt. Finish your tour with a stroll through the sphinx corridor.

Turin: Torino and Piemonte 2-Day Travel Card

3. Turin: Torino and Piemonte 2-Day Travel Card

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 E Reali Tombe Di Casa Savoia • Borgo e Rocca Medievale • Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea • GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea • Juventus Museum • La Venaria Reale • MAO - Museo d’Arte Orientale • MAUTO - Museo dell'Automobile di Torino • Musei Reali di Torino, Museo della Sindone • Museo di Antropologia Criminale "Cesare Lombroso" • Museo di Arti Decorative Fondazione Accorsi • Ometto, Museo Diocesano di Torino • Museo Egizio • Museo Lavazza • Museo Nazionale del Cinema • Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano • Museo Nazionale della Montagna • Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi • Palazzo Madama • Museo Civico d'Arte Antica • Pinacoteca dell'Accademia Albertina • Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli Please always check the opening days and times of the museums.

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.

Turin: Guided Egyptian Museum Tour

5. 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.

Unique 3-Hour Underground Walking Tour of Turin

6. 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: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Mystery Tour

7. 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 Ellesija Temple, a rock-hewn temple that is more than 3,500-years-old. Learn about how the temple was built for Pharaoh Tuthmosis III and was saved from Nile flooding before it was moved to Italy in 1966. During the visit, feel free to take a break at the museum cafeteria and at the end don't forget to stop at the marvelous souvenir shop.

Turin: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

8. Turin: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Discover Turin on a 1.5-hour tour and admire the impressive monuments and famous squares as well as off-the-beaten-track gems with commentary from your expert guide. Visit main squares like the incredible Piazza San Carlo, the Piazza Carignano, and the Piazza Castello. Explore hidden courtyards and navigate the winding streets of the old city. As you stroll, hear the charming stories and anecdotes of the city from your local guide. Learn about Turin's chocolate traditions, the story behind Turin's Egyptian Museum, and why there is a bull's head on every fountain. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on Turin's many attractions.

Turin: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

9. Turin: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home. You will enjoy an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes which have been treasured in family cookbooks passed down by authentic Italian "mammas". You can feel the warmth of Italian hospitality, as you connect with local people. A 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert will be served, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Turin

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 651 reviews

We were warmly welcomed into an unpretentious home. It was helpful to have an English speaking person to help with the translation. The food was simply outstanding! The level of participation in the food prep was just right. We will never eat packaged pasta again. A pasta maker is in our future.

Great experience visiting the different eras of underground life in Turin. You also got to see different parts of the city when going between tour sites.

Sophia was delightful very informative and was flexible. She answered all our questions with enthusiasm and knowledge. Please take this tour

Sehr spannend, sehr kompetente Guide, schade dass im Inneren des Museums nur sehr wenige Sitzgelegenheiten sind.

Knowledgeable guide, brilliant collection and experience overall