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Turin: Guided Egyptian Museum Tour

1. 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 Egyptology in the world, after that of Cairo. Discover the museum throughout your guided tour. See 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 explore the museum your guide will also impart to you the anecdotes of centuries of Egyptian civilizations.

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

2. 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.

Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

3. Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Explore the Egyptian Museum in Turin with skip-the-line tickets on this guided tour. See the stunning gallery of Ramses II, learn about ancient Egyptian culture, and discover the history of Turin's connection with Egypt.  Begin your journey back in time outside the Egyptian Museum of Turin. Meet your guide and breeze past the line with skip-the-line access to this popular attraction. Walk past mummies and marvel at well-preserved sarcophagi. Navigate easily through the over 40,000 artifacts housed in the museum with the help of a guide that knows the museum well. Admire the statue of Ramses II that is arranged just as it was when archaeologists unearthed it in Egypt.  Lose yourself in the romance surrounding the tomb of Khâ and Merit tomb. Finish your tour with a stroll through the sphinx corridor. 

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

Egyptian Museum

7. 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: Palace of Venaria Guided Tour

8. 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

9. 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: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Private Guided Tour

10. 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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based on 663 reviews

An amazing tour guide. So animated and interesting in her approach to Egyptian history. She made the whole experience come alive! Best tour guide we have ever had the pleasure of joining!

The tour guide Nasr was full of knowledge and explained everything in details. He made the tour an amazing trip in the ancient Egypt. Great job! Very professional and kind! Thank you!

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.

I did learn a lot of ancient secrets. Guide was excelent, explained everything and made a good story through the thousands ages.