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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 collection of weapons. Finally, visit the Royal Library, home to over 200,000 books, maps, engravings, and drawings.

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

3. 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

4. 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: 3-Hour Tour with Entrance to the Palazzo Reale

5. Turin: 3-Hour Tour with Entrance to the Palazzo Reale

The afternoon begins with a 1-hour sightseeing tour of the city. Dive into the city’s history and explore its heritage as you visit a number of landmarks including Piazza Carignano, San Giovanni Battista Cathedral, and Porta Palatina. Finish the walking tour in Piazza Castello where you will enter the Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) with a skip-the-line entry tickets. The Palace was the official residence of the House of Savoy and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. Among the most fascinating rooms are the grand Salon of the Swiss, the Throne Room, the Coffee Room, the Alcove Room of Carlo Emanuele II, the 19th century Ballroom, and finally the magnificent Scissors Staircase, created by  Filippo Juvarra in 1720. The trip is not complete without a visit to the Armoury, which currently has more than 5,000 objects ranging from Prehistory to the beginning of the twentieth century, among them sixteenth century weapons and armor. Marvel at the Cappella della Sacra Sindone (Chapel of the Holy Shroud), and look up to admire the intricately carved stars on its dome.

Turin: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of the Royal Palace

6. Turin: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of the Royal Palace

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.

Turin: Royal Palace & City Tour Guided Experience

7. 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: Highlights Bike Tour

8. Turin: Highlights Bike Tour

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.

Turin 3-Hour Classic Walking Tour

9. Turin 3-Hour Classic Walking Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of Turin’s classic sights, from the baroque palaces and porticoes of the old city center to its medieval Cathedral, home to the fabled Turin Shroud. The tour starts at Piazza Castello, and sets off to visit Palazzo Madama, the favorite residence of the Ladies of the Royal Court. The Next stop is the Palazzo Reale (Royal Court) where the Savoy kings held court. Spy the spire of the Cathedral, before getting up-close to its stern medieval façade. Debate still rages as to whether the piece of linen inside is the cloth that wrapped the body of Christ or not. Walk through Piazza San Carlo, one of the city’s most elegant squares that was once dubbed “Europe’s sitting room.” Admire the fine baroque architecture of Piazza Carignano, including the palazzo where King Vittorio Emanuele II was born. Next, explore the Quadrilatero Romano, where the Roman grid-like system of the city’s original plan is most evident. During the tour, you will stop for an Italian espresso, accompanied by some "giandujotti," Turin's famous walnut chocolates.

Turin: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

10. Turin: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

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. Embark on a private tour of the palace interior and marvel at the opulent 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.

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What people are saying about Turin

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Everything that was promised has been kept. Our guide Giada was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We (my wife and I) were also lucky enough to be the only 2 members of the group, Giada explained to us that being Tuesday it was quite normal. The building is very beautiful, the original furnishings are still there (including crockery). It couldn't have been better.

Sophia gave us the most amazing tour to the Royal Palace and the Egyptian Museum. She was kind knowledgeable and patient. Whenever you book your tour make sure to ask for her - you won't be disappointed.

I'm from Turin and I booked this guided tour at the last minute for me, my wife and my 13 year old son. Very good, passionate, engaging guide. I highly recommend to fully enjoy the visit.

Great experience! Very informative guide, spoke both in English and in Italian. Showed us best places in town and told us cool stories about the town and architecture.

Really knowledgeable guise with full detailed information and enthusiasm to share.