Practical information and tips

City tour in Helsinki, 2 hours

A comprehensive basic tour taking in the most important and interesting parts of Helsinki, such as the historical centre, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House.

Stops at Senate Square, the Sibelius Monument and, when possible, Temppeliaukio Church. ( entrance fee )

Rates starting from:

  • Guided tour 55€/person
  • Temppeliaukio Church with additional entrance fee 3 €/person.*
  • *Groups of 5 people or more.

The entrance fee will be paid at the church by cash or by most international credit cards.

Suomenlinna, 5 hours

During a guided tour of the Suomenlinna seafortress you will learn about the eventful history of the island as well as about the life on the island today.

The guide will take you to the most important sights of the fortress, such as the Castle Courtyard, Piper’s Park and the Dry Dock, which in its days was among the largest in the world.

Rates starting from:

  • Guided tour 60€/person
  • Ferry tickets 10€/person

FINNISH WILDERNESS TOUR (Haltia/Nuuksio), 5 hours

Experience Finnish landscape of barren rocky hills and sparse Scots pine stands.

Nuuksio National Park is a large lake uplands of 38 clearwater lakes and pools. The natural state area is the habitat of numerous birds, elks, deer, lynxes and flying squirrels.

The guided tour on narrow forest paths lets you discover the features of Finnish nature. This exclusive tour includes a visit to Haltia – the Finnish Nature Centre. The Haltia exhibitions offer you an authentic experience of nature from all over Finland. After the visit coffee and buns will be served.

Rates starting from:

  • Guided tour 130€/person

Porvoo, 4 hours

A visit to the idyllic town of Porvoo with well-preserved wooden houses. See the red warehouses on the riverbank and the beautiful medieval cathedral.

A town plan from the Middle Ages, the low small houses, picturesque yards and narrow streets form a historically unique wooden town milieu.
There will be some free time for a walk in the Old Town with delightful shops and artisans’ workshops.

Rates starting from:

  • Guided tour 77€/person

And much much more. Rates may vary from day to day and depending on group size. Several languages available.

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