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

1. 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.

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Turin: Guided Egyptian Museum Tour

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

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Turin: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

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

5. 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.

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Turin: Palace of Venaria Guided Tour

6. 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.

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

7. Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Private Guided Tour

Meet your guide at Piazza Carignano and then skip the long lines to enter Turin's Egyptian Museum. Pick-up from your hotel is also possible if it is centrally located, but note that you will then walk to the museum. The Egyptian Museum in Turin is the most important of its kind in the world after the one in Cairo. 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. As a guided tour with a private guide, you can choose your preferred date and start time. Your guide will be waiting to take you on an exciting journey through the museum's exhibits.

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Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

8. 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.

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Turin: Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

9. Turin: Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

Begin your experience in the morning by walking through the city center of Turin. Discover the city's highlights and main monuments, listening to the guide as they explain how the city was built throughout the centuries. Your guide talks with you about the main sites, including Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, and San Lorenzo Church. This first part of the tour then ends at the Mole Antonelliana, a symbol of the city with its unforgettable shape. Following a small break for free-time, re-group with your guide to enter the Royal Palace. This palace was the old residence of the Savoia family, who reigned throughout the entire duration of the monarchy in Italy. Whilst at the palace, see the main rooms where the Savoia lived, and enter the Chapel of the Holy Shroud - the facility where the Shround was housed for a long time. To complete your experience, enter the Egyptian Museum - a must-see attraction of Turin. There your guide tells you about the ancient Egyptian history and culture as you pass mummies, sarcophagi, sphinxes, and other different findings.

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Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Turin

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 465 reviews

Very interesting and useful visit to update the knowledge on this fascinating page of history and Thanks to the precious assistance of the guide Sofia, available and careful to provide explanations on historical trends, finds and processing techniques in the various phases of the history of ancient Egypt. The guide was very attentive and patient with the children, making them participate and involved in this extraordinary educational path.

Despite having already visited the Cairo museum, this one in Turin still has a large quantity of finds, even of great value and well preserved. The spaces available for visits, especially the guided ones, should be managed better as the groups often crossed each other creating confusion. However nice experience that I recommend to lovers of the genre.

The Guide was very friendly and helped us a lot with future activities. She even helped us to book a great Restaurant / Store

Andrea cultured and funny person. Tour around Turin interesting and not boring.

Andrea, the guide, very knowledgeable and passionate. A beautiful experience