Turin Express from Milan by High-Speed Train

Turin Express from Milan by High-Speed Train

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Tour Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of the historic centre of Turin, including the Mole Antonelliana, Royal Palace and Cathedral
  • Free time to have lunch, explore on your own, or visit the world's 2nd largest Egyptian Museum
  • Specially organized chocolate and gelato tasting at a historic venue
  • Round trip high-speed train tickets
  • Expert local guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Headsets so you don't miss a thing

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Step inside Turin’s charming atmosphere on this specially crafted day tour, the only one that takes you by high-speed train from Milan. As the cultural capital of northern Italy, this amazing city boasts an incredible concentration of world-class architecture, museums, piazzas, parks and monuments, not to mention the famous Shroud of Turin.

Tour Description

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.

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.

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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What's included

  • Train tickets
  • Chocolate and Gelato tasting
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Historic chocolate and gelato shop in the city center
  • Historic center of Turin
  • Mole Antonelliana (from outside)
  • Royal Palace (from outside)
  • Turin Cathedral
  • Piazza San Carlo
  • Piazza Castello

FAQs

  • Do we visit the Holy Shroud inside?

    It is not possible for members of the public to visit the real Holy Shroud, what you will see is a faithful copy of the original.

  • What will I get to taste on this tour?

    You will be able to taste some delicious gelato and some of the chocolates for which Turin is famous.

  • Does my baby need a train ticket?

    If your child is under one year old, you don’t need to reserve a seat,  however we must be informed at the time of booking. If one year or older, you will need to pay for the tour for your child as they will require a seat on the train.

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