Finnish Food Tasting, Hands-on Baking Master Class, Best of Helsinki Exclusive Guided Tour


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Food and Wine, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Finnish (fluent), English (fluent)

Hands-on Baking Master Class in Helsinki combined with the Best of Helsinki's Highlights/ Exclusive guided Tour

The Best of Helsinki Exclusive Tour with a food theme! Fancy trying your hand at baking traditional, Finnish Karelian pies? Artisan baker, Klaus, who has worked in Michelin starred restaurants and competed on Finnish Master Chef will talk about Finnish food and give hands-on instruction in the art of Karelian pie making. He will show you how to make your own pies and you can eat the results fresh from the oven with a cup of coffee or tea. This is an exclusive tour and is only available for groups of five or under. The tour also takes in other aspects of Finnish food culture and we will visit the seaside food market and the old food hall in Helsinki to taste local produce. The tour has a food theme but does not neglect all the main highlights of Helsink and is fun, entertaining and informative!


*Traditional Karelian Pie Master Class/hands-on baking experience
*Senate Square visit
*Market Square/Old Market Hall- local produce tasting visit
*Rock Church visit
*Sibelius Monument visit
*Scenic Drive through the most beautiful areas of the city - Presidential Palace, shoreline, Suomenlinna, Uspensky Orthordox Cathedral, Parliament and the Ice Breakers.
The Rock Church can be closed due to services at certain times of the season. Klaus the artisan baker normally conducts the Master Class but if, due to unforseeable cirumstances, he is not able to do so, another member of his professional, fluent English speaking, baking team will take over.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour can start at your cruiseship harbour, hotel or other location suitable for you.

End location: We can take you back to your hotel, cruise ship harbour or other location by aggreement.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.


Private driver and modern, air-conditioned mini- van.

What’s Included

Other: Karelian pie baking Master Class. Cup of coffee or tea and Karelian pies at the Artisan Bakery. Modern, air-conditioned mini-van and private driver. Tasting of local produce at the market or market hall.Private driver and modern, airconditioned mini-bus.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3 Euro - Entry to the Rock Church to be paid on the spot.

What’s Extra

Other: Entance tickets to the Rock Church



A Recent Review of this tour

Lesley was fantastic! Our family of four really enjoyed meeting her and learning insights into Finland. We appreciate that she was able to customize a tour for us to include the things we wanted to do most. We thoroughly enjoyed baking with Klaus, a great way to end the long day. Lesley kept in contact prior to the day, was flexible and it was a highlight of our trip!
Lisa H.

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