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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: Palace of Venaria Guided Tour

3. 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.

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

4. 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 and Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

5. 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 & City Tour Guided Experience

6. 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.

Turin: Private Tour on The Path of The Holy Shroud

7. Turin: Private Tour on The Path of The Holy Shroud

Discover the history and mystery behind the Holy Shroud of Turin. Legend says that the burial garment of Jesus's crucified body was transferred to Turin in 1578 by the Dukes of Savoy. But where was it kept before? Did the Templars hide it? Uncover all these secrets on the tour. Just one of the fascinating theories about the Holy Shroud is considered to be the most important relic in Christianity but is rarely displayed. The ancient linen has been preserved in the royal chapel of the cathedral of San Giovanni Battista. Follow the history behind the burial shroud by visiting the breathtaking Chapel of the Holy Shroud, Guarino Guarini’s masterpiece and one of the most famous Baroque buildings in the world. Continue to the Renaissance Cathedral dedicated to St. John The Baptist where the Shroud is kept and displayed for very special occasions only. End the tour with a guided tour of the Museum of the Holy Shroud to answer some of the questions linked to the authenticity of the Shroud, a relic that draws people from all over the world.

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.

From Turin: La Venaria Reale Private Tour with Entry Ticket

9. From Turin: La Venaria Reale Private Tour with Entry Ticket

Take an excursion from Turin, with a private guide and driver, to the Palace of Venaria, a former lavish hunting lodge that has been completely restored and is now a Unesco World Heritage Site. Enjoy hassle-free access with a skip-the-line entry ticket. Meet your private guide in downtown Turin and transfer by a private car/minivan to Venaria Hunting Palace. Begin your exploration of the historic residence of the House of Savoy. Soak in the rich history and beauty of the site as you walk through the stunning Baroque interiors of the palace. See the enchanting Hall of Diana made by Amedeo Castellamonte. Admire the splendor of the Great Gallery (Galleria Grande). Continue to another one of Filippo Juvarra's masterpieces, the solemn Church of St. Hubert (Chiesa di Sant'Uberto). Finally, take a stroll in the peaceful gardens with a glittering stag fountain.

Turin: Art Nouveau Walking Tour with Coffee

10. Turin: Art Nouveau Walking Tour with Coffee

Meet your guide in front of the Metro stop of Principi d'Acaja and start discovering the Art Nouveau of Turin. Discover The House of Dragons, which is one of the most valuable examples in the city of the skilful mix between the neo-Gothic French style and Art Nouveau, which was immensely popular in the city at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. See Casa Fenoglio-Lafleur, a beautiful house that immediately strikes the eye for the wonderful floral friezes that cover the facade, the wrought-iron balconies, and the splendid polychrome glass. Visit Villino Raby, which is one of Pietro Fenoglio's masterpieces. The wrought iron railings lead to the rooms with the large bow-window and the decorations of the master Domenico Smeriglio. See the Chiesa di Gesù Nazareno which built at the start of the 20th century as part of a project by architect Giuseppe Gallo. Constructed in the neo-Gothic style with Art Nouveau influences, the building is dominated by the high bell tower, with a richly decorated facade.  As part of the tour, enjoy a coffee in a traditional café, also built in the Art Nouveau style.

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4.6 / 5

based on 162 reviews

Our guide Giada was very knowledgeable about the palace kings and rulers. She was able to provide in site to the Savoy family and the 900 year history of their reign. I would highly recommend this tour.

Fun and easy to understand tour. Very good use of English language by tour guide. Informative but fun at the same time, very good pace. Would definitely recommend. Thank you

Our guide did a terrific job, particularly when visiting the palace she captured the attention of everyone, including teenagers.

Sophia was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable with excellent English. Well worth the extra for the guided tour

Our guide was very knowledgeable and led the tour brilliantly!