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Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. 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: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

2. 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

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

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.

Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Tour

6. Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Tour

Explore the oldest Egyptian museum in the world on a 2-hour guided tour with skip-the-line entrance. With its 37,000 pieces, the Egyptian Museum of Turin contains the most extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts outside of Cairo. The four floors of the Palazzo dell’Accademia delle Scienze, where the museum is located, tell tales of the Egyptian Kingdoms in all their glory - from the Predynastic to the Late Antiquity period. After more than three years of work, the new exhibition path, inaugurated in 2015, is ready for your to get lost among its rows of golden sarcophagi. Uncover 4,000 years of history together with your professional guide and discover the history and myths of this ancient civilization.

Turin: Palace of Venaria Guided Tour

7. 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: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

8. Turin: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide in Piazza San Carlo, a magnificently elegant location aptly nicknamed the ‘lounge’ of Turin. Learn about the Piazza’s history which dates back to 1619 as you admire the intricate architecture of the surrounding buildings. Next, pass by the Port Palazzo Market on your way to the impressive Porta Palatina, which is one of the best preserved 1st-century BC Roman gateways in the world. Continue the tour to the imposing San Giovanni Battista Cathedral, the main place of Catholic worship in Turin. Located in the square of the same name, the cathedral was built at the end of the 15th century and is the city’s only religious building in the Renaissance style. Arrive at Piazza Castello next, a large esplanade that is the true center of Turin. As you explore, admire the dazzling Palazzo Madama as well as the majestic Palazzo Reale. Follow your guide to Piazza Carignano, one of the most important and historic squares of the Piedmontese capital. Dating back to the Savoy era of the city, the square boasts a fascinating monument to honor Vincenzo Gioberti, whom you will learn about from your guide. The tour ends at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the Mole Antonelliana. Built in 1863 and standing at 167 meters tall, the tower was initially a place of worship for Turin’s Jewish community before being sold to the municipality in 1877. Today the tower houses the fabulous collections of the National Cinema Museum.

Turin: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

9. 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.

La Venaria Reale Entry Ticket and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

10. La Venaria Reale Entry Ticket and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Skip the lines at the Venaria Reale, a masterpiece of architecture and landscaping, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire some of the highest expressions of the Universal Baroque, including the enchanting scenery of the Diana Room, the solemnity of the Great Gallery and the Chapel of Saint Hubert. Marvel at the vast Scuderie Juvarrine complex, the works of Filippo Juvarra, the lavish decorations and the spectacular Fontana del Cervo. The space dedicated to the Savoy takes you along almost 2,000 meters of exhibitions from the basement to the main floor of the palace. See the sights of Turin with your 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket as well and explore the city at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Turin

Our guide Sofia was excellent and very knowledgeable. She kept as captivated throughout our visit. if we were lucky enough ti go back to the museum I would really want Sofia to be our guide. Do not hesitate to visit this museum if you get the chance. Sofia was the best guide we have had this trip to Italy. She was on time and very professional. This trip to the museum was planned for my husbands birthday and he was blown away by the museum and our lovely guide. Thank you very much for being the highlight of our trip.

Sylvia is an excellent guide and so knowledgeable. So worth doing this guided tour with her as you get so much more insight and history of the Egyptians. She is so personable and friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour - Thank you Sylvia.

Great experience, and our guide, Gaby, was incredible! She offers all the answers you need.

Great guide. Very knowledgeable and thoughtful. Recommend highly.

Extremely informative and the guide was simply superb.