Helsinki highlights through Finnish food

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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Finnish (fluent), English (fluent), German (fluent), Swedish (basic), Italian (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

Main sights and food tastings

Finland was the first part of Sweden and then it was part of Russia and its history can also be seen in the kitchen.
The main philosophy of the modern Finnish food though is its purity. Berries and mushrooms picked by ourselves from our forests, fish from our thousands of lakes, meat like Reindeer and Moose from our small producers and cheese from the local cheese factories.

During the tour, you will see the main sights of the city center and hear about the history, traditions and culture of Helsinki and Finland, learn about the architectural styles of Helsinki and the Finnish design, taste typical Finnish food and enjoy the city with a real local.


During the tour you will discover the highlights of the city and taste local products, however, the route and food may vary according to the weather, season and mood :)

What you will see for sure:
The Cathedral
The University of Helsinki
The Market square
The Market Hall
The Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral
The Presidential Palace
The Esplanade park and the beautiful buildings surrounding it
The Railway station
The National Gallery
The National Theatre
The biggest warehouse of Finland (great for shopping after the tour!)
And many others.

Some examples of food that you will taste during the tour:
Finnish fish and roe
Finnish meat like reindeer, moose and bear
Carelian pies
Local cinnamon rolls
Local cheese
Squeaky cheese.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel or at the cruise ship port. We will reach the city centre by bus.

End location: In the city centre. If you want I will give you some ideas on how to spend the rest of your day!

Duration: 4 hours


Walking and maybe public transport if you are outside the city centre.

* If you prefer a private transportation, I can arrange it for you. Please, inquire me for a customised tour.

What’s Included

Other: - Experienced, authorized Helsinki guide and local Helsinki lover
- Tasting of 3-4 different food.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

8 € - If you are not in the city center, you will need about 8 €/person for a one-day travel pass that allows unlimited day travel.

What’s Extra

Other: - One day travel pass to use the public transport.

*If you want I can arrange a private car, please inquire me for a quote.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

Private tour guide Maddalena

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