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Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki

Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki - Helsinki, Finland

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Helsinki, Finland

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$346.62

Join the 8-hour Turku tour and visit the medieval Castle of Turku - a perfect supplement to your Helsinki visit. You and your small group will also have the chance to visit the Turku Cathedral. During this guided city tour, you will get to know old Turku, with its beautiful parks, interesting monuments and statues. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

This is the best option to visit the old city Turku and medieval Turku Castle.

You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel around 10:45am to start this day trip to the medieval city of Turku.

It will take less than 2 hours by fast train to get to old city Turku (train depart at 11:37am) Please, note that train departure time can be changed by Finnish railway company ... More info ›

Join the 8-hour Turku tour and visit the medieval Castle of Turku - a perfect supplement to your Helsinki visit. You and your small group will also have the chance to visit the Turku Cathedral. During this guided city tour, you will get to know old Turku, with its beautiful parks, interesting monuments and statues. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

This is the best option to visit the old city Turku and medieval Turku Castle.

You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel around 10:45am to start this day trip to the medieval city of Turku.

It will take less than 2 hours by fast train to get to old city Turku (train depart at 11:37am) Please, note that train departure time can be changed by Finnish railway company. If there is a change in timing you will be informed in advance. 
When you arrive in Turku at around 1:30pm, you will meet with your guide and then get ready to have a great day out in this historical city. During the city tour you will see the main city square and the city hall, the Turku Cathedral, beautiful parks, interesting monuments, statues and much more.

The Castle and Cathedral are the two poles of historic Turku, between which just about every important site in the city can be found.

The fortress of Turku Castle has stood at the edge of the river Aura since the 1280s. During its history, it has been a defensive bastion, a majestic court, an administrative centre, a prison, a storehouse and a barracks. Nowadays, the castle is a must-see tourist attraction in Finland.

After the guided tour you will have free time to do some shopping or you can rest. The return train departs Turku at 18:30. You will arrive to Helsinki at 20:23 where you will transfer back to your hotel.

Tour's program:

  • Around 10:45 transfer to the Helsinki railway station
  • 11:37 train departs from Helsinki / time departure can be changed in different seasons
  • 13:30 arrival to Turku; meet with your guide
  • 13:30-15:30 Turku city tour (by car and on foot), 2 hours
  • 15:30-16:30 Turku Castle visit
  • 16:30-18:30 free time
  • 18:30 train departure from Turku / / time departure can be changed in different seasons
  • 20:23 arrive in Helsinki and transfer to your hotel

 Price includes:

  • Turku city tour (both – by car and on foot), 2 hours
  • The Turku castle visit, 1 hour
  • Entrance tickets to the Castle
  • Transfer to and from the hotel in Helsinki
  • Train tickets Helsinki-Turku-Helsinki

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Finnish Lakes and Forests (from Helsinki)

Finnish Lakes and Forests (from Helsinki) - Helsinki, Finland

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Helsinki, Finland

From USD
$74.36

Experience unique Finnish nature!

Join this guided half-day (4-hour) trip from Helsinki to Nuuksio National Park. Nuuksio is one of the top natural attractions in Finland where you can experience the beautiful and unforgettable Finnish nature and peaceful wilderness ... More info ›

Experience unique Finnish nature!

Join this guided half-day (4-hour) trip from Helsinki to Nuuksio National Park. Nuuksio is one of the top natural attractions in Finland where you can experience the beautiful and unforgettable Finnish nature and peaceful wilderness. Dozens of endangered or near-threatened animal, plant and fungi species live in the national park area.

This tour by bus begins and ends in Helsinki city centre. Nuuksio is located 30 km away from Helsinki. The tour includes Helsinki-Nuuksio-Helsinki by bus with a English-speaking guide, a guided walk in the forest of the National Park and a visit to Haltia nature centre. Restaurant and café at Haltia.

This tour by bus begins and ends in Helsinki city centre. Nuuksio is located 30 km away from Helsinki. The tour includes Helsinki-Nuuksio-Helsinki by bus with a English-speaking guide, a guided walk in the forest of the National Park and a visit to Haltia nature centre.

Haltia is a unique nature centre bringing all of Finland’s nature under one roof.  Haltia’s exhibitions take you on a tour of the country to experience nature at its most spectacular. We invite you to see, hear and feel nature! The main exhibition takes you from the Finnish Archipelago to the fells of Lapland, offering an authentic experience of Finland’s beautiful nature in all seasons. At the core of the exhibition are Finland's 39 national parks.

At the restaurant in Haltia there's a possibility to enjoy lunch, snacks or drinks. 

Timetable

11:30   Departure from Helsinki, Esplanade park (Fabianinkatu)

12:15  Arrival in Nuuksio. Walking tour in the forest (approx. 1h). During the walking tour you will get familiar with the nature of the National Park. After the walking tour you'll get to visit Haltia - the Finnish Nature Centre. Time for a lunch or a cup of coffee.

14:45   Departure from Nuuksio

15:30   Arrival in Helsinki

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Tom of Finland Experience

Tom of Finland Experience - Helsinki, Finland
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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: Helsinki, Finland

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$53.97

Tom of Finland Experience takes you to the streets of Helsinki once walked by Touko Laaksonen, man behind this now world famous artist name. The homoerotic art of Tom of Finland has became a symbol for freedom and acceptance for generations since 1950s and year 2017 brought also a movie about his life to theaters ... More info ›

Tom of Finland Experience takes you to the streets of Helsinki once walked by Touko Laaksonen, man behind this now world famous artist name. The homoerotic art of Tom of Finland has became a symbol for freedom and acceptance for generations since 1950s and year 2017 brought also a movie about his life to theaters. Touko lived majority of his life in Helsinki and now there is unique opportunity to follow his steps through the years and also understand how Finland has changed to be one of the most liberal countries of the world when we now 2017 celebrate of 100 years of independence.  He was also a talented pianists and he studied at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. We bring his talent alive and start the tour with an audiovisual experience combining his art, interviews and favorite music. A maximum of 15 people per booking.

Produced  by Happy Guide Helsinki and Stopover.fi. The tour is licensed by Tom of Finland Foundation that receives 10 % donation of every ticket sold.  

Tour starts at Hotel Klaus K, address Bulevardi 2 at 5.30pm on Fridays.  Duration 2.5 hours includes introduction and short film to get insight to the artist Touko Laaksonen a.k.a Tom of Finland and we enjoy a class of Moet Chandon to get to the right mood.  Further our professional guide takes you by foot to places of interest and areas around the city center.  The tour is both entertaining and educational and includes stops on sites to see how Tom of Finland erotic art has become part of design and is visible in daily life in Helsinki.  The guest will receive a selected small gift, but also get to taste Art Roast coffee created to honor Tom of Finland.

We recommend our guests to wear comfortable shoes for walking, clothing suited to weather and season. 
Tour ends in the heart of the city by 8pm.  Tour is suitable for all +18 years of age.

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Night Guided Walking Tour: History of Crime in Helsinki

Night Guided Walking Tour: History of Crime in Helsinki - Helsinki, Finland

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Helsinki, Finland

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$17.99

Hear about the dark but exciting history of criminality in Finland with a 2-hour guided walking tour of southern Helsinki. Visit several historical murder sites, and hear about some of the most gruesome murders ever committed in Helsinki ... More info ›

Hear about the dark but exciting history of criminality in Finland with a 2-hour guided walking tour of southern Helsinki. Visit several historical murder sites, and hear about some of the most gruesome murders ever committed in Helsinki. You will get to know the interesting history of the Helsinki Police Department and a few facts about violent crime and its evolution over the past decades.

Join a licensed guide to hear about the most hideous homicides in the history of Helsinki. During the tour, you'll visit several actual murder sites in the southern part of Helsinki. Do you know who Steen Christensen was and whose body was hidden in a convertible sofa? Tour will be paced based on your interests, so feel free to ask your guide questions! Starting from the corner of Telakkakatu and Merimiehenkatu, the tour begins a little ways from the city center; use the Helsinki public transportation system (Reittiopas) to find the best route for you.

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Taste of Helsinki & Suomenlinna excursion

Taste of Helsinki & Suomenlinna excursion - Helsinki, Finland

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Helsinki, Finland

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$58.77

Helsinki in a nutshell. Immerse yourself to Helsinki experience with all senses. This Tour starts with the basics of Helsinki and Finland, takes you to taste the fresh local ingredients and ends at the beautiful fortress right in front of Helsinki ... More info ›

Helsinki in a nutshell. Immerse yourself to Helsinki experience with all senses. This Tour starts with the basics of Helsinki and Finland, takes you to taste the fresh local ingredients and ends at the beautiful fortress right in front of Helsinki. The Taste of Helsinki & Suomenlinna Tour includes many of those must-to-do’s in Helsinki. Suomenlinna is not only summertime daytrip destination for locals but also wonderful place to learn about the past times.

The tour starts from the round end of the Svenska Teatern (address: Mannerheimintie 1, 00130 Helsinki). We stroll down the beautiful Esplanade Park towards the Helsinki old town. This Park avenue is the best place to spot Finns taking the most of those rare summer days. Along the way you will find the high end shopping joints.

We will stop at the Old Market Hall where you can experience Finnish cuisine displayed in all its color, tastes, scents and nuances. We sample the essential Finnish flavors and you have a possibility to purchase more for later.

For the brief historical review, we walk to the Senate Square, which has been the central gathering place for centuries. You will learn how the city was transformed from a small village to modern capital by a single German from Charlottenburg.

We continue to the Market Square where you can see the most visible sign of our Russian past, the Uspenski Cathedral. Other sights in this area are the Presidential Palace and the modern sauna / sea pool recreational centre.

The Tour continues with a 20-minute ferry ride to Suomenlinna, the no 1. attraction of Helsinki. This Sea Fortress has been in key role in development of Helsinki since 1700s. Your guide will reveal the secrets of this mysterious place.

Suomenlinna Island is home to around 800 locals, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This, one of the world’s largest sea fortresses, dates back in the mid-18th century and has been upgraded many times ever since. Built to be one of Stockholm’s outposts against the Russians, then conquered by them without even a shot and later having served as a prison – this island has had many faces.

On the way, you will see many forts and bastions as well as the courtyard. On your way you will see the Russian orthodox church which was later altered to be a Lutheran church. Later during the tour you will also see the dockyard where old wooden boats are being repaired even nowadays.

Finland has been under Swedish and Russian rule and you will be told how to recognize the different historical layers on the buildings and sites on Suomenlinna Island. Why are there only 2 crowns left of the 3-crowned Swedish arms on the gate?

This old garrison has something to offer for everyone. If you are not interested in focusing on the history, you will also be able to feel the sea breeze and meet the nature there and have many great opportunities to take magnificent photos.

The excursion ends on Suomenlinna Island, where you can stay as long as you wish. Maybe a picnic or one of those many museums on the island will maximize the fun after the tour? It is up to you!  The ferry runs until very late so you can spend as long time as you wish on the island.

The tour is organized in co-operation with Ehrensvärd-seura and your guide will be authorized Suomenlinna guide.

More info: sales@greencaptours.com / +358 46938 4905

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Helsinki Essentials

Helsinki Essentials - Helsinki, Finland

Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Helsinki, Finland

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$22.79

Visiting Helsinki and don’t know where to start? This 1.5 hours tour takes you around the main sights at the center and gives you advice where to continue. On the tour you’ll see the old and new sights and hear the stories behind, taste the local ingredients at the Old Market Hall and look around with a local guide who loves to share his/her feelings about living in the capital of Finland ... More info ›

Visiting Helsinki and don’t know where to start? This 1.5 hours tour takes you around the main sights at the center and gives you advice where to continue. On the tour you’ll see the old and new sights and hear the stories behind, taste the local ingredients at the Old Market Hall and look around with a local guide who loves to share his/her feelings about living in the capital of Finland. You guide will be energetic, academic and professional.

You’ll hear about the city’s past times and how the very tiny town was transformed to our capital city. On the other hand, the tour will include a lot of contemporary details about the life and atmosphere in Helsinki.

On your way you’ll see the largest department store in the Nordic countries, a classical French-style park and the beautiful port area from where both locals and tourists travel to the other capital cities around the Baltic Sea. You will visit the Old Market Hall and smell the scents and nuances of the local food. You will be able to taste the local pastries and fish free of charge.

From the Market Square you can see the most visible sign of our Russian past, the Uspenski Cathedral. Other sights in this area are the Presidential Palace and the modern sauna / sea pool recreational center. Witness with your own eyes that Finns do swim in the sea all year round. Acknowledge the importance of the role of sauna in Finnish culture and healthcare.

For the brief historical review, we will walk to the Senate Square, which has been the central gathering place for centuries. You will learn how the city was built from a small village to a modern capital by a single German from Charlottenburg. One of the main sights in Helsinki is the beautiful neoclassical Helsinki Cathedral, which is also called ‘the icon of Helsinki’. You will learn why the main entrance looks like it’s on the wrong side of the church.

Who hasn’t heard about the marvel of Finnish education? Helsinki University is the peak of it. Our guides who have studied through the system will enlighten you on how the curriculum goes in practice. The guide will show you the very modern main library of the University of Helsinki which was built in 2012. The Tour will end at the Central Railway Station, around which there are many beautiful buildings and places to visit. The Central Railway Station is generally referred as the middle point the City.

After Helsinki Essentials you will have an opportunity to continue touring around Helsinki with the same guide. Helsinki All Star Walk starts close by with a coffee break. On the break you can rest your feet and meet other travelers. The (hot) drink is on us if you attend the All Star Walk as well. The guide will recommend you to accompany your drink with something very local. The price for upgrading to Helsinki All Star Walk is 7 Euros. This tour will take you to other parts of the city, more far away from the main tourist area to the commercial area. It will end at the spectacular Rock Church which is the most visited church in Helsinki. The entrance will be at own expense (3€).

More info: sales@greencaptours.com / +358 46938 4905

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