Helsinki Culinary and Culture Tour. Food Sightseeing


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City, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Shopping


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent), Finnish (fluent), Swedish (advanced)

To get to know the local culture, you need to taste the food.

This Food Sightseeing Tour is a culinary walk around Helsinki, we also ride on the trams. You hear my stories about Helsinki and Finnish Food as we enjoy samples of local delicasies! At the moment, Finnish berries are in season.
The Finnish culture is way different from anything else. A must is a cup of coffee on the open air market, perhaps with a meat pie or a delicious cinnamon bun. In the market hall you can sample local foods. Maybe rye bread with smoked salmon? It is also possible to go have lunch with the locals. After that we go and have a look at the Fine Arts Gallery or the Museum of Contemporay Art. Finnish Design is also essential, I'll show you some of that, too.
This tour will give you an experience of local culture and we can do things to your liking and interests. We will taste local foods, have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine or Finnish beer.
Your guide is very flexible!


We will taste local foods, have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine or Finnish beer.
What is included in the Lunch tour:
• walk around Old Market Hall to Market Square, visit historical City Center, Esplanade Park and Senate Square, visit Stockmann Basement Deli
• a ride on the public transport tram
• all taste samples (Reindeer & Salmon) *)
• glass of wine or Finnish beer (at your cost)
• Street food lunch at the Market Square SUMMER OPTION
OR Lunch with locals (must be booked in advance)
• a cup of Finnish coffee (included)
*) Depending on seasonal variations
This tour will be tailored to your liking! Please let me know, if you want lunch and would you like to see an art gallery?
The main idea is to taste the local culture, sample some Finnish food and get to know Helsinki with a true local! Welcome to my home town!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or at the city center.
A pick-up from the harbour / OR airport must be agreed separately and will affect the price.

End location: City center

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

In case you'd like me to join you in a visit to a museum, exhibition or the National Gallery, we must discuss the duration of the tour.


Walking, tram
Public transportation

What’s Included

Guide Maarit's services for two hours 30min. You have my undivided attention and we get to ride the beautiful green trams as well.
Tram tickets in Helsinki are included (during the tour) and a cup of Finnish coffee with a salmon sandwich and a taste of reindeer.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 EUR - Entrance fees, 24 h pass for public transport, wine or beer.
You can also pay those with credit card (Master card or Visa)

What’s Extra

You pay for lunch (the food and drinks).
Entrance fees to art galleries are not included. If you like, I can purchase everything in advance and make you a price quotation.
If you would like to be picked up and dropped of with a private vehicle, please send me an inquiry and I can customize a tour for you.
A glass of wine 10 to 15 eur, bottle of beer 8 eur
Entrance fee 12 eur each (museum)
Coffee with a snack is included in the price.
Extra sandwich 6 EUR
Cinnamon bun 4 EUR
Finnish meat pie 4,50 EUR
Day pass for public transport 9 EUR in Helsinki,
14 EUR in zone 2 (airport, Vantaa or Espoo)

A Recent Review of this tour

We enjoyed this tour very much! Although Maarit was sick and unable to be our guide, she arranged to have Anna, a colleague, conduct our tour. We were pleased to be using the public transportation system - it felt as if we were really Helsinki city-dwellers! Anna took very good care of us, making sure that we saw the important sights as well as enjoying some of Helsinki's good food!
Evelyn Jean Breza

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