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Private Guided Tour of Helsinki & Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

Explore Helsinki's most popular sights: Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral, Presidential Palace, Helsinki City Hall, House of Parliament, the National Opera, Sibelius Monument, Uspenskiy Cathedral, the church in the rock (Temppeliaukio). After sightseeing in the city, we will continue our trip by boat to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Suomenlinna Island and discover the secrets of the sea fortress. We visit the historic sites on the two islands and in the fort, where you will learn about the mysterious history of the castle, the old tunnels and the casemates of the fort guns.

Role guided tours

Experienced guided introductions are made by guides projecting themself into a role of Mansion's inhabitants from the 19th century. The tour leads to the history of the mansion circulating in halls, in the garden, in orangerie or e.g. in a robust tree alley. Guided tours are planned according to your wishes. The tour theme can be general guidance of the history and presence of the Mansion, Björkenheim family as the owners and builders of Vuojoki or the restoration of Vuojoki Mansion. Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, Germany, French, Esthonian and local dialect. Duration 1 h.

Nature Experience

Enjoy a guided walking tour in the centre of Kristiinankaupunki as well as a guided tour along a nature trail in the vicinity of the city centre. Afterwards you will enjoy a lunch at the "Local Cave" restaurant and have a chance to visit the Wolf Cave on Susivuori. Objects found in the cave have brought about speculations that it could have been inhabited in the Paleolithic Era, 120 000 to 130 000 years ago. These objects would be the only known Neanderthal artifacts in the Nordic countries. In the afternoon, you can visit Storholmen Island and its nature trail.

A Typical Day in Finland (6–7 hours)

Discover the old city of Porvoo, Finnish history and culture, and our silent Nature. After lunch in a very nice restaurant, you will walk along the river and in the empire part of the city. In the afternoon we visit nice spots with beautiful views. Then we depart to an island located 25 km south of Porvoo. We will prepare the sauna, relax, and live in the moment. Enjoy the solitude of your own beach. Later we will have a BBQ at the same location and spend the rest of the day in our little paradise before returning to Porvoo, where the day ends.

Hop-On Hop-Off

Join us for the ultimate Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour of Helsinki! We show you the city's best sights and tell you the true Story of Helsinki, all the while enjoying excellent views from our double-decker buses. You can also hop on and off as much as you please. Extensive Multilingual Audio Guide through individual headphones. Guided in 10 languages.

Design Walk

On a guided walk to Design District Helsinki you can learn how design became a lifestyle for Finns. We visit classic brands like Artek known of Alvar Aalto and Marimekko and dive deeply to the design quarter to meet the fresh faces of Finnish design.

A Typical Day at a Finnish Lake with a Visit to the Old Paper Factory in Verla

Departure from Porvoo at 9:00, stops at various locations, (Rutumi’s Manor, antique shops, etc.) and a Finnish lunch. Arrival in our little paradise, where we spend a typical Finnish day and relax. Afternoon visit to the museum of Verla. A little drink by the lake, preparing a “bastu kvast”… Sauna preparations, BBQ for dinner. Sauna by the lake and relaxation activities. Possibility to stay late in the evening and then return to Porvoo.

The Beautiful Canal Route

On the sightseeing cruise you will get to see the most beautiful shorelines in Helsinki and many fabulous sights, including the historic Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, the Zoo on Korkeasaari Island, the fleet of icebreakers and Degerö Canal. Along the way you will also hear about Helsinki’s history.

Local Guide in Helsinki

No routine tours, only what you like! Wouldn't it be great to always have a local friend who has similar interests, ready to protect you from unnecessary hassles and mistakes, and also save you money? Experience the city like a local and hire a local guide!

Ice Fishing – Traditional Finnish Experience

Want to enjoy the Finnish wintertime? Put some skates on, glide to our island, and enjoy the beautiful landscape as you sit by a hole in the ice and wait for the fish to come. Our guide will explain how you'll get the biggest fish of all times. Our Winter Café will also provide you with a hot chocolate to keep you warm. Total duration circa 4 hours.

Lunch Cruises

Enjoy the Archipelago's delicacies and beautiful views: take a cruise in the beautiful Archipelago and take in the surroundings. During the cruise, you can enjoy dishes made by our professional chef. A comprehensive and interesting route description is available in 10 different languages.

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.

Turku Design Tour

This tour guides you around the design stores of Turku, particularly the ones off the beaten path, like KUI Design, Klo Design, Televisio Lifestyle Store, Outolintu, PUF Designmarket, Aitoi and Punainen Norsu. The tour introduces you to the handicraft traditions of Turku, and includes a stop at the Turku Market Hall to visit Finland’s best bakery, MBakery, for a coffee and a piece of Kiss My Turku cake.

Hop On – Hop Off Tour

The bus sightseeing tour, where you hop on and off as much as you like, takes you to the top sights of Helsinki, such as the Sibelius monument and the Rock Church. The route is carefully chosen with 15 stops along the route. The ticket is valid 24 h and entitles you to get a discount on attractions.

Special Tour and Discover Porvoo and its Surroundings (2-3 hours)

Discover the old city of Porvoo, Finnish history, culture, and walking in silent nature. Your host will tell you about the Finnish way of life while walking in the old streets and Finnish nature. The perfect way to spend some quality time during your holiday. You will enjoy every single minute of your tour! Learn and discover in 2 hours much more than you could imagine. The tour takes 2–3 hours and includes a stop in a typical café.

Citi-Tunes Music Walk

Citi-Tunes™ is a 3 hour city walk to the major attractions in Helsinki with music and tunes from Finland. The attractions and parts of the city come alive with tunes and songs related to the history, the people and the present day culture in Finland. You will be guided by an authorized Helsinki guide, enjoy favorite tunes and songs from Finland and explore the beautiful city center on foot and by tram. A high quality audio system with individual headphones and receiver assures good listening quality.

Guided walk in Tammisaari Old Town

Tammisaari, one of Finland’s oldest cities, is also one of the most interesting places in the Western Uusimaa. The old wooden houses tell stories of people who used to live there, not to mention the artist Helene Schjerfbeck whose life is strongly associated with Tammisaari. Come and enjoy this historical guided walk with us!

Historical Helsinki Sightseeing

Enjoy the most extensive Sightseeing Cruise in Helsinki! With this tour, you can see the best of Helsinki from the sea: numerous islands, beautiful shores of old city districts, famous historical buildings, churches, icebreakers, harbours, villas, saunas and the zoo. Historical Helsinki is available only on Royal Line's vessels. You can also enjoy the traditional archipelago buffet onboard. Interesting commentary available in 10 languages.

Guided Tours for Individual Travellers in Salo, Teijo and Kemiönsaari

Enjoy nature, the countryside, shing, mansions, ironworks or saunas. Pick your favourite from the guided tours and join us for various activities, different for each weekday. The activities are aimed at people travelling on their own, with a friend, with their family or in small groups. Sign up directly to the entrepreneurs min. 24 hours before the starting time. Sometimes advance booking is required to make sure we have enough equipment.