What makes this tour unique?
Enjoy a 2-hour stroll with an expert local guide through the refined streets and elegant piazzas of the historic center passing famous sights and monuments like the Royal Palace, the Mole Antonelliana and the Cathedral (‘Duomo’), home to the mysterious Shroud of Turin.
Take advantage of free time to have lunch, sit in one of the city's many Art Nouveau cafés or visit famous museums like the Egyptian Museum, with the largest collection of artifacts outside of Egypt, all with insider advice from your guide.
Turin is home to some of the world's highest quality chocolates. Join your guide for a specially organized tasting of gelato and sumptuous ‘gianduiotti’ and pralines at one of its premier spots for sweets.
Experience the Magical Atmosphere of Turin
With artistic achievements spanning from the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neo-Classic to Art Nouveau, the stunning former Italian capital of Turin shares the same elegant mood as great European cities like Paris or Vienna, adding a dash of its own savoir-faire and a healthy dose of its famous gelato and chocolate.
Our Milan to Turin tours meet at Milan’s central railway station, and set off on the short 1-hour high-speed train ride to Turin. Once you arrive, you’ll meet up with a local expert guide to commence an unforgettable 2-hour walking tour with some free time to enjoy their insider tips and recommendations. Explore the city’s long boulevards, hidden corners and most important attractions to see the Turin that only the locals know, all with the interesting stories and anecdotes that make the city come to life.
Free Time to Explore the City Your Way
See famed piazzas like Piazza San Carlo with its twin 17th century churches, and enjoy free time for lunch and a visit to the city’s Egyptian Museum (the second largest in the world after Cairo’s), the immense Palazzo Carignano, or basking in the dazzling atmosphere of the many 19th century cafés. After lunch meet up with your guide again to cover regal Turin in Piazza Castello, home to the city’s original castle, Palazzo Madama and the Royal Palace, whose immense façade rivals Europe’s other grand royal residences.
Not far away you’ll see Turin’s ‘Duomo’, home to the celebrated Holy Shroud that legend says the body of Jesus was buried in, miraculously bearing his likeness. The original is stored safely away, but a faithful replica is on display that is well-worth the visit. Then you’re off to another symbol of the city, the iconic triangular dome and spire of the Mole Antonelliana. Originally designed as a synagogue, this singular work of architecture is now home to the Museum of Cinema, the tallest museum in the world.
Turin's Little Known Sweet Tooth
Now that you’ve seen Turin from the street and taken in its incredible history, like all Italian city’s it’s time to taste it. What could be better than some delectable chocolate ‘gianduiotti’ or pralines and a gelato at one of its most renowned shops? These delicacies are literally to die for, and we have organized a special tasting that will put a perspective on Turin that you’ll be talking about for the rest of your trip. You can even pick up a box of chocolates for your friends and family back home.
After the tour, wind up the day with the same quick high-speed train journey back to Milan and find yourself with plenty of time left over to enjoy your evening with an ‘aperitivo’ or dinner and a night on the town. There’s literally no excuse not seeing for yourself why Turin is getting so much attention these days as one of Italy’s top destinations.
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