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


Kid Friendly: Yes. All my tours are child friendly and families are most welcome. I am Mother myelf and love hosting family groups.

Friendly: No.
There is a short staircase of around 12 steps leading up to my apartment door which may cause difficulty with wheelchair access. If you are disabled but able to manage this then you are most welcome !

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), German (basic), French (basic), Finnish (fluent), English (fluent)

Private- Helsinki-Walking Tour with Visit to Local Home

Welcome to the 'Cozy Helsinki Tour': On this design , architecture and history-focused tour I will meet you at your hotel or cruise harbour , and on our walk I will share with you central Helsinki and its main sights along with my own residential area. I live centrally in the beautiful and elegant district of Kruunuhaka ( Kings Pasture), right in the heart of the city and surrounded by fabulous architecture, history and stunning shoreline . The ice breakers moored off the coastline and the two main cities cathedrals are on my doorstep. Enjoy them on my walk as I see them every day.

On our tour we will find time to make a stop at my spacious Art Deco apartment home where we can sample the local coffee accompanied with delicious local pastries.

My home is furnished with Finnish and other notable interior design classics and over our coffee we can carry on with our conversation on Finland, its people, its lifestyle and its history. The only limitation to our topics are our own imagination.

Welcome !


Main Milestones:

1) I will meet at your hotel and together we will begin our city walking tour.

CRUISE PASSENGERS : We may need to get an EUR 8 day travel pass to get into town from if your ship is moored at an outer harbour

2) Coffee and pastry break at my home.

3 ) Continuation of tour.

4) At the end of the tour I will advise you on your return to your hotel or cruise harbour. If needed I can assist you in your return to the harbour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet at Hotel or Crusei harbour :You can identify me from a sign with your group name.

End location: After our program is over you are free to return to your hotel or cruise harbour.I can advise you on the best way to do this or can accompany you on your return if you wish.

Duration: 4 hours


We will be walking for the majority of the tour.

For cruise passengers we may also use the tram system to get into town. THis will cost EUR 8/adult and the ticket can also be used for the return back to the harbour at the end of your day.

What’s Included

Other: A 4hr walking tour with a break for coffee and local pastries at my home.

The program also includes my services as an Authorised Tour Guide and cross-cultural interpreter.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3 EUR - Cruise passengers moored at outer harbors will need to purchase a EUR 3 single tram fare into the city center. I can assist with this. For smaller groups this fare is included in the tour fee.

What’s Extra

Other: Entry to THE ROCK CHURCH ( optionl visit) is charged at EUR3/person and payable in cash at the door.


Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sight, I am not allowed to give tours inside the Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress. Only accredited Suomenlinna guides permitted. The island is visible from the mainland by boat where commentary is unrestricted.

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