Turin Small group activities

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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.

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.

Egyptian Museum

3. Egyptian Museum

Experience the highlights of Egyptian Museum with skip-the-line tickets and a private licensed tourist guide. Explore the permanent exhibition on a chronological journey through the history and culture of ancient Egypt. The museum’s collection of Turin Egyptian antiques is one of the largest in the world, with more than 46,000 works, artifacts, and other treasures, of which only 6,500 are on permanent display. In addition, its influx of visitors has been steadily increasing from year to year, making it one of the most visited museums in Italy. The current collection of the Egyptian Museum of Turin is installed in the Accademia delle Scienze, where temperatures remain between 21ºC and 24ºC throughout the year to preserve the displayed relics. See artifacts from the predynastic period, the Tomb of the Unknown, the Tomb of Iti and Neferu, and the Middle and New Kingdoms. Admire the Tomb of Kha, the Coffin Gallery, the Restoration Area, Late Period, Ptolemaic Period, Roman Period, and Late Antiquity. Of course, a tour would not be complete without a visit to the Gallery of Kings, the Temple of Ellesiya, and the Nubian Room.

Turin: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

4. 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).

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: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

6. Turin: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

You will begin your day food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. You can immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, where you will learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During your lesson, your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, with your Cesarina-guide helping you along the way. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils, and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. After your cooking class, you will of course get to taste everything you have prepared, accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home some handy Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Turin: Royal Palace and Cathedral Guided Tour

7. 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.

Turin: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

8. Turin: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at a local chef's home in Turin. Learn the secrets of the Piedmont region's most famous pasta dishes and savor the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine after the class. During the lesson, learn the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes from your chef/guide and have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, sample everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

Torino: The Car Museum Skip-The-Line Tour

9. Torino: The Car Museum Skip-The-Line Tour

Skip the line and start an incredible journey through history and design, to discover rare and interesting car collections from the mid-19th century to today, with over 200 original cars from over 80 different brands from all over the world, such as the iconic Ferrari, Cadillac, Bugatti, Rolls Royce, and, of course, Fiat. From the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci to the extraordinary Ferrari Gallery with its spectacular display of "redheads" and "Prancing horses", the National Automobile Museum will leave you speechless with extraordinary exhibits of unique and priceless pieces.

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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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Our experience was amazing…Benedetta was so welcoming and patient with us. Her smile was contagious and her home was warm and cozy. It was a true Italian experience! The food was traditional, delicious and delightful. We learned so much from her and her mother. Many thanks to her friend for assisting with interpretation. We are looking forward to sharing the cooking techniques and recipes with our family in the states. Grazie Benedetta!

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.

Wonderful hosts who provide an excellent overall experience. Lots of fun shopping and cooking and of course the food was superb!