Royal Palace, Turin

Royal Palace, Turin: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

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: Royal Palace & City Tour Guided Experience

5. 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: Royal Palace and Cathedral Guided Tour

6. 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: Highlights Bike Tour

7. 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: City Highlights Guided E-Bike Tour

8. Turin: City Highlights Guided E-Bike Tour

Meet your local host in the city center, choose your e-bike and start this amusing 3 hours bike tour to discover the many souls and gorgeous monuments of Turin. It is a multi-faceted city, where luxury and modesty live together in perfect balance creating fascinating and interesting contrasts. Your first stop will be the heart of the historic center for a first introduction to the history of this beautiful Italian city, characterized by the Italian Royals: Savoia family. Pedal along elegant boulevards and reach Piazza San Carlo to admire the equestrian monument of Emanuele Filiberto of Savoia. Continue your visit reaching Piazza Carignano and see some of the most beautiful historical buildings, declared UNESCO World heritage since 1997. Follow easy cycling paths and enjoy the shade of elegant buildings until Piazza Castello and admire the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama and San Lorenzo Church. Your guide will take you on a journey from the past to the present. You’ll learn why the city is so important nowadays and its industrial development thanks to FIAT, the Italian automobile industry that is now part of the popular soul of the city. With your local insider you will then discover the Royal Gardens and Porta Palatina, an ancient Roman site. Relax pedaling through luxuriant gardens and reach Mole Antonelliana, the true symbol of the city. In the shade of its magnificence there’s a very interesting neighborhood, enriched by modern murales dedicated to sustainability, promoted by the famous coffee brand: Lavazza, born in Turin. Finally, cross the monumental bridge over Po river, and climb the Cappuccini hill to enjoy a breathtaking view over Turin. Last but not least, reach the beautiful Valentino Park, famous for being one of the gathering places for locals and for the elegant castel. Finally, enter the young and vibrant neighborhood of San Salvario and go back to the initial point.

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

9. 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: Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

10. Turin: Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

Begin your experience in the morning by walking through the city center of Turin. Discover the city's highlights and main monuments, listening to the guide as they explain how the city was built throughout the centuries. Learn about the main sites, including Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, and San Lorenzo Church. This first part of the tour then ends at the Mole Antonelliana, a symbol of the city with its unforgettable shape. Following a small break for free time, re-group with your guide to enter the Royal Palace. This palace was the old residence of the Savoia family, who reigned throughout the entire duration of the monarchy in Italy. Whilst at the palace, see the main rooms where the Savoia lived, and enter the Chapel of the Holy Shroud - the facility where the Shroud was housed for a long time. To complete your experience, enter the Egyptian Museum - a must-see attraction of Turin. There your guide tells you about the ancient Egyptian history and culture as you pass mummies, sarcophagi, sphinxes, and other different findings.

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What people are saying about Royal Palace, Turin

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 499 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.

Excellent. Our guide Sofia was very knowledgeable, the bikes were good quality. The length was good.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and led the tour brilliantly!