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Visit Ainola – Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius

Ainola was the home of composer Jean Sibelius and his family from 1904 onwards. Visitors can still experience the silence that the composer considered indispensable for his work. The timber-built villa was designed by the famous Finnish architect Lars Sonck. Away from the hustle and bustle of the nation's capital, the villa gave Sibelius the necessary peace and quiet for his creative endeavours, while other artistic families living in the neighbourhood provided a lively social circle. Today, Ainola is an authentic home museum and open to the public during the summer.

Champagne for the Tsar

This tour shows you everything that Emperor Alexander I of Russia saw and experienced on his visits to Turku. At the end of the tour you'll be treated to an imperial snack at Café Art, located on the bank of the Aura River. Tour participants receive the book "The Rulers of Turku" as a memento.

Mysterious Turku

This walking tour will take you to places you are unlikely to discover by yourself — even with a map and a healthy dose of curiosity. With a guide, you can experience the Turku that hides beyond the postcards, tourist advertisements and traditional history. You will hear stories about the tunnels, cellars and underground treasures which lay beneath the town of Turku, in the shadowy lanes off the beaten track.

Cycling to the Åland Islands – Self-Guided 8 Days / 7 Nights

8-day self-guided cycling holiday in the Turku Archipelago and Åland Islands. This tour is an enjoyable mix of cycling and ferry crossings. You cycle along the historic Great Mail Route. Shaped by the ice age, this beautiful Finnish archipelago consists of thousands of islands and islets. The enchanting sea, the barren outer islands, and unbroken peace offer you an atmosphere where you can totally relax. You will also find old villages and idyllic harbors as well as fascinating towns and attractions. A wonderful cruise from Mariehamn to Turku will finish your tour.

Guided Tour

In summer we offer a guided tour in English on Wednesdays and Saturdays . Our tour of the Sibelius exhibition takes you on a journey through Finnish music and with the life of Finland’s national composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). We also tell the musical trends of Turku at that time, which of Sibelius’ friends lived in Turku, and why Turku hosts the only true Sibelius museum in Finland. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes, and it is included with your ticket.

Gold Prospectors Summer Holiday

Learn the secrets of gold prospecting with a professional guide, pan your own gold nuggets and stay in an authentic gold prospectors cabin. This package includes 2 nights stay in a gold prospectors cabin with breakfast, 2 days pass for guided gold panning in the Gold Village & entrance to the Goldmuseum.

Wild Food and Culinaristic Cooking in Finland

In Finland animals, berries, mushrooms and wild herbs have a special taste gained from the Taiga forest and midnight sun. We will explore the pure Finnish culinary tastes and cook fantastic meals from wild nature ingredients with chefs. There are differents themes for cooking every day; fish, forest fruits, game animals and birds. We will make trips to forage the fruits of the forest, catch the fish, see the game animals and watch the birds. In the evenings we will have courses to cook the food we catched in the historical iron work area, famous from Alvar Aalto design.

Helsinki Tour + Sibelius Visit

Welcome on our tour of Helsinki with all the highlights. Visit the home of Jean Sibelius, our national composer, with a musical program at Villa Kokkonen, where our hosting artists will sing and play for you. Learn all about Sibelius and the artist community living around Tuusula in the early 20th century. The tour includes all entry fees to the main sights of Helsinki as well as Sibelius' home visit and coffee, cake and concert at Villa Kokkonen.

Free Walking Tour Helsinki

An entertaining city walk to meet fellow travellers and learn about Helsinki and Finland! This tour is free of fixed price and you can voluntarily decide how much you would like to pay the services of your guide: tip accordingly to how you fee like!

Guided Tour in Tytyrin Mine Museum

The Tytyri Mine Museum is located underground in a real limestone mine. The visitors get to experience the genuine feeling of the mines as they explore the cool and damp mine galleries. Visit to 100 metre-wide and 100 metre-deep underground cave gives a good picture of the huge size of Tytyri limestone mine.

Meeting with the Shaman

In Keimiöniemi, lives the Shaman of Lake Jerisjärvi. Settle down on reindeer skins in the kota and let the open fire tune you into the atmosphere. Do you hear the ravens' gurgling croaks, the "hoot-whoo" of a Boreal Owl – foreseeing the arrival of the Shaman…? The Shaman tells you about the magical atmosphere of Lapland - and lastly, before disappearing, endows the travelers with good luck dedicating them with the magic circle of Lapland.

Guided Tour on the Sampo Icebreaker

Visit the icebreaker Sampo in the summer. On top of serving the Finnish government since 1961, Sampo has welcomed tourists aboard for 30 years already. Most parts of the icebreaker are open to visitors. Visits always include a guided group tour: listen to stories of the icebreaker's operation in Arctic conditions and winter on the frozen sea.

The Song of the Sisters

The Song of the Sisters is a guided tour in the medieval abbey church of Naantali. Our product offers a unique, contemplative, warm, and genuine approach into local history. This engaging journey in time and song invites its participants to imagine the life of the convent's original inhabitants, the nuns, through storytelling, singing, and togetherness. Tour offers not only information about the intriguing local history of Naantali, but also a deeply human viewpoint, historical storytelling on an emotional level, and the experience of participation, togetherness, and tranquility.

Discovering Porvoo and its Surroundings by Bike (2–3 Hours)

We will meet at the tourism information desk under Mannerheim’s avenue bridge where we will rent bicycles and helmets (included in our price). Then we will visit the old city of Porvoo and learn about Finnish history and culture. Afterwards we head towards to a small island situated 2 km south of Porvoo. There we will stop and walk into the forest to reach a birdwatching tower. There we can see a natural reserve with protected birds and a beautiful view of Porvoo. We will continue our promenade via Porvoo's skiing resort Kokonniemi before reaching Hammars.

Visit to a Genuine Local Reindeer Farm

Visit a local reindeer farm where you will meet the young owners who are introducing you the local life of reindeer herders. Reindeer are semi-domesticated, and every animal is owned by a herder. In Northern Lapland, reindeer husbandry is still a major source of income for many. You can see and feed the animals while listening to their incredible stories. These activities offer great possibilities for taking photos and experiencing authentic wilderness life. Warm drinks are offered by the open fire.

Helsinki–Porvoo Private Sightseeing, 5 Hours

Experience the highlights of Helsinki, the culturally and historically significant Haikko Manor and Porvoo's unique Old Town with the comfort of your own chauffeur and our high-end vehicle. Your chauffeur leads you thru Helsinki to Haikko Manor and Porvoo in five hours. We make sure you get to see all the major attractions.

Seinäjoki Tango Festival

Welcome to the annual Tango Festival in Seinäjoki; dancing on the Tango Street with hundreds and hundreds of other lovers of tango, enjoying high-class dance performances, impressive music shows and the atmosphere of the long midsummer nights… a place like nowhere else! The package includes private accommodation, a one-week ticket to the festival and entry to a number of dance events.

An Evening with Salvador Dali

The Salvador Dali Private Dinner is an opportunity to enjoy dining at its most elegant. Hosted in the Dali exhibition space in Pargas, your private dining experience will take place in the midst of the artist's sculptures. Your evening starts with a glass of Perelada Brut Rose, the sparkling wine Dali served to his own guests. The food is prepared using Dali's recipes and the wines are mostly taken from the Dali Wine Book. The kitchen is manned by Rotisseur-Chef Kjell Gustafsson.

From Guesthouse to Guesthouse Finnish Cuisine

Finnish cuisine is known for generally combining traditional country fare and haute cuisine with contemporary continental style cooking. Fish and meat play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes from the western part of the country, while the dishes from the eastern part, for example Karelia, have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms. During this tour you learn more about Finnish cuisine and also get to know the Finnish culture and locals. The delicious food is local and lot of the products are organic!

Critters and Plants – Introducing Archipelago Flora and Fauna

With the help of a guide, you can familiarize yourself with the archipelago's nature by examining typical plants and trees on the seashore and in forests, not forgetting the tiny creatures that live there. In addition, you can learn about the local ecosystem, environmental challenges and ways to overcome these challenges. The hands-on methods make sure this informative programme is not just a lecture, and you can really get in touch with the nature of the archipelago. There is also an option to add an after-dark programme focusing on bats.