Turin: Guided Egyptian Museum Tour
- Skip the line
- Duration: 2 hours
Discover the beautiful collection of the Egyptian Museum, including mummies and papyri, at your own pace. Jump the lines to enter, and learn the incredible stories of the ancient times. Explore a museum founded in 1824, with a set of collections overlapping in time — including the discoveries made as a result of excavations in Egypt by an Italian archaeological mission between 1900 and 1935. In the year 2015, the Egyptian Museum in Turin reopened its doors to the public after extensive renovation and with a new layout. Among the museum's highlights, take the opportunity to see the spectacular Tomb of Kha, the Statue of Ramesses II, and the Papyrus collection room.
Absolutely superb museum. Too much to see properly in one visit. We hope to return again.
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.
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.
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, 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. You will get to experience the city's underground tunnels, discover the city’s many fascinating underground cellars, see the large ice depots that were once used in past times of war and famine, and much more. This tour is definitely a special opportunity for visitors to experience this amazing city in a whole different and memorable way. Prepare to descend below the surface and see for yourself!
our guide was very nice, very friendly and very well informed, she was interesting and kind.
Experience the magic of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Piedmont on a 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Turin. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the take-off field in Carru. As this is dependent on weather conditions, the precise location will be provided to you the day before your flight. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a safety briefing, climb into the basket suspended beneath the balloon, and begin your float up to altitudes of 2,000 feet (6,000 meters). Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying panoramic views of the rolling scenery below. Each flight offers a different experience, as the balloons are directed by the breeze. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne before the transfer shuttle back to your take-off site.
Meet your guide and begin your tour with a safety briefing and an introduction to Turin. As you ride through the city you’ll hear about the history of each place you visit. The 3.5-hour ride takes you from Porta Nuova to 19th-century squares, where the Italian kingdom was born. See the Castle of the royal Savoia family before riding to the oldest part of the city, where you’ll find the medieval quarter and Roman ruins. Cycle along the Po River and enter the Valentino, the most beautiful park in Turin. Other stops include the Mole Antonelliana, the tallest museum in the world, the impressive Gran Madre di Dio, a church known for its connection with the Legend of Holy Grail and the Egyptian Museum.
Amazing tour! A super cool way to tour a beautiful city like Turin. Our guide Giulia was extremely knowledgeable and knew everything about the history and architecture and of the city, but she kept the tour fun and lively the whole time. If you are all about culture and books you’ll love it and if you are not you’ll still love it! There is a good attention to safety the path is not hard nor dangerous and you can get a helmet included in the price. If you tour on a sweltering hot day like we did you’ll appreciate how Giulia can always find a spot in the shade for your next stop!
Zoom Torino puts its animals first. Visit the first Italian habitat dedicated to making animals truly feel at home – no bars, no cages! There are only natural barriers between you and the animals to ensure an exciting and educational adventure where you can discover habitats expanding from Asia to Africa. Zoom demonstrates the importance of biodiversity and creates the culture that contributes to guaranteeing it. Zoom is a new "biopark" concept, shifting away from the outdated idea of a traditional zoo. It aims to raise awareness of animals, preserve and defend endangered species, and support research for environmental issues. Talks All talks and meetings with biologists are included in the ticket. For security reasons, access to the Petra Amphitheater, Hippo Underwater Arena, and Madagascar Island are only allowed until capacity is exhausted.
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.
Start your tour in the palace's internal courtyard and continue to the royal apartments. Here, walk from room to room and admire the timeless beauty of the baroque interiors. As you stroll, learn the customs and traditions of the Savoy court from your expert guide. Discover how an audience with the king took place and how the dining room was prepared. Visit the palatine chapel, a baroque masterpiece by Guarino Guarini designed to be an elegant casket for the Holy Shroud. Finish your tour in the royal gardens and marvel at the breathtaking work of architect André Le Nôtre who also worked at the Court of Versailles.
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My family knows Egypt and its history quite well, we missed the Egyptian museum in Turin, so we booked a visit with a private guide. I must say that the guide (a young man in his thirties), as well as being kind, was very prepared, clearly passionate about the subject and from what we understand he studied Egyptology. The visit was supposed to last two hours, but without letting us notice or rushing us (we had a lot of questions), the guide completed the entire route in 2.5 hours. One of the most pleasant experiences with guided tours.
We were fortunate that my wife and I were the only ones on the guided walking tour: a private tour. Our guide, Gabriella, was especially responsive to all our questions and what we wanted to see and hear. She was enthusiastic, had humor and took us into a piece of history of this wonderfully beautiful city. The contemporary was not skipped either. Time flew by and she didn't stop after an hour and a half. We had a drink together and ended the tour. In short: a fantastic tour by our guide.
We did the tour of Turin with an exceptional guide "Andrea", informed about everything and he also managed to keep the boys attentive and involve them in the visit. I recommend this guided tour because it was a great experience.
We can highly recommend this tour. It’s a perfect to see many things in Turin in a few ours. Francesco was an excellent guide who had a big knowledge about the city.
Tour guide Manuela and driver great, food was very good and plentiful, only the view was missing. All in all a great, informative and entertaining excursion!