Helsinki Food Tour Including Tastings

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Helsinki Food Tour Including Tastings
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This Helsinki Food Tour is great way to learn about the Finnish traditions through the lens of food experts and enthusiasts.

With the help of the food guide, discover hidden treasures and get a real insider's perspective on the rich and diverse food culture, as well as everyday life of Helsinki.
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In Brief

Location:
Helsinki, Finland
Country:
Finland
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
at 11:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
EXCEPT public holidays
25.06.2016
05.11.2016 
06.12.2016 
24.12.2016 
25.12.2016
26.12.2016 
31.12.2016
01.01.2017
06.01.2017
05.02.2017
26.02.2017
26.03.2017
09.04.201
14.04.2017
16.04.2017
17.04.2017
01.05.2017
21.05.2017
25.05.2017
04.06.2017
11.06.2017
24.06.2017
16.07.2017
30.07.2017
Highlights:
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Small-group tour
Snacks and Beverages included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Overview
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Meet at the Old Market Hall within stone's throw away from Helsinki Market Square to get started on this 2-hour walking tour for food enthusiasts. Prepare to see many of the city center sights on this tour, including the Park Esplanadi, Bulevardi Street, Candy Sweet Shop, Alko the liquor store and the traditional Finnish restaurant Kappeli.

Tour participants will have the chance to experience the local gastronomy and cooking at a restaurant and market hall offering traditional local food and snacks. 

You will taste specialties from Helsinki:
• an iconic Lappish delicacy - cold-smoked reindeer meat 
• tasty local sausages
• traditional Finnish squeaky "bread" cheese with cloudberry jam
• the most popular Finnish drink - filtered coffee with milk
• delicious snacks in the oldest restaurant in Helsinki
• champagne produced exclusively for the restaurantWith each tasting, participants will be told about Finnish history or more current anecdotes. You will also have a chance to purchase souvenirs at the Old Market Hall, Candy Sweet Shop and Alko store.

Inclusions

  • Food tasting
  • Glass of sparkling wine or juice
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Esplanadi Park
  • Entry/Admission - Old Market Hall

Exclusions

  • Lunch from 10 €/person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Departure Point

Central Helsinki

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.45 out of 5 based on the last 11 recent reviews

Christina was an awesome guide - she gave an excellent tour and situated all the food into its historical and cultural context. I got way more out of her tour than just some yummy Finnish food (although I got that too!) She was also super patient with our 4yo daughter (who was being quite naughty) and you could see her enthusiasm for the subject. Thank you so much!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
The Helsinki Food Tour was a fabulous experience made even more wonderful by our terrific guide Artem. He was so friendly, easy to talk to and very, very knowledgeable about food and Finland. We did a wonderful tour of the old market with several tastings and then off to the oldest restaurant in the area for some sparking wine and more local delicacies! Highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 24 Aug 2017
Our guide was so lovely, she was so personable and ready to tell us all about the foods of Helsinki. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 06 May 2017
great tour! We tasted many of Finland's foods, learned about Finnish history and culture. Our tour guide, Artem, was very knowledgeable and answered all our many questions. He took us to a few out of the way places that we would have never found on our own.
• Submitted 21 Jul 2016
A very informative and tasty tour. It was a wonderful chance to try some food I wouldn't normally try and our guide also suggested other foods and drinks we could try during our trip. There was no pressure to buy anything. He also gave us some helpful information about Finland.
• Submitted 17 Apr 2016
We took this tour as a supplement to a traditional city tour around Helsinki. We really enjoyed it the style of the tour is more casual as it covers food habits, traditional food and drink of Finns. We saw that Finnish cuisine is healthy, delicious and original. Tasting included cheeses and meat selection, fish and deserts. The tour is really helpful if you prefer to bring gastronomical souvenirs from your trips.
• Submitted 05 Apr 2016
Me and my wife had a great time. Very informative but at the same time easy to comprehend. Tasty food and a wonderful guide. Recommend
• Submitted 12 Mar 2016
A brilliant tour with an absolutely fantastic guide - full of information both current and historic. With a visit to the famous seaside markets as well as a number of restaurants and local establishments, this is definitely a tour to include during your visit to Helsinki! Highly recommend!
• Submitted 26 Oct 2015
Great tour. Great guide, Irene. The Old Market was very interesting and Irene pointed out many of the foods that form part of the food culture of Helsinki. She also had lots of information about Helsinki/Finland history and culture. However, the number of actual food tastings were very limited and the owners/sales people in the stalls/shops should be used more as a resource to inform the Foodies of their particular specialities. Also, we were not asked about any food allergies before/during the tour which should be an integral part of any Food Tour.
• Submitted 16 Jun 2017
Cornelia was a fantastic guide, offering an insider's view of Helsinki and Finland overall, from history to politics and, of course, cuisine. She was entertaining, interesting and had a good sense of humor. Compared to other food tours we have taken, the tour itself could have been more extensive, as we only had three stops plus a candy store which was an excellent store!. However, we had a great time and would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2016
First of all, I want to clarify that our guide, Cornelia, was really great. She was the highlight of the tour, and was very informative and easy to talk to. She answered all our questions and didn't rush us at all, after the tour we discussed how much we enjoyed talking to her. The actual food tour though could have been better organized. There were four tastings but only three stops, two in the indoor market, one at Restaurant Kappeli, and one at a candy store. The market and Kappeli offered delicious food tastings: cheese, cloudberry jam, lamb, mushroom sauce, artichoke soup and a few more. However not one person discussed the food, the food culture, the history of the food, where it came from in Finland, and in Kappeli I was expecting to meet the chef or have someone discuss how they create their recipes. I also would have appreciated a seafood tasting, herring or perch or anything local. Lastly, we went to a candy store that was maybe a 20 minute walk which was nice to see the downtown area and discuss the city with our guide. But the tasting there was one very small piece of chocolate, and the woman who worked there said she didn't know anything about the candy or how/where it is made because she didn't make it, no comments about candy in general or Helsinki or even the piece of chocolate that we ate. We did know that licorice is popular in Finland, but that was about it. I was expecting to have a few different tastes of locally made candy, maybe a tour of where they make it, and some education about where they source their ingredients etc. We ended up buying some candy so we could taste it, and turned out we didn't care for it so it was a waste of money. I was confused to see that other people rated this tour much higher, but perhaps they have not been on very many food tours. As someone who has been on many food tours, I would not recommend this tour unless the company makes some improvements or significantly reduce the price. They need more stops, more education about the food and food culture, and I would suggest discounts on purchases from the vendors that offer the tastings this is pretty standard on all of the food tours I've taken. It was over 100 per person, we had three people so for 300 we could have eaten dinner at Kappeli three times.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017

In Brief

Location:
Helsinki, Finland
Country:
Finland
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
at 11:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
EXCEPT public holidays
25.06.2016
05.11.2016 
06.12.2016 
24.12.2016 
25.12.2016
26.12.2016 
31.12.2016
01.01.2017
06.01.2017
05.02.2017
26.02.2017
26.03.2017
09.04.201
14.04.2017
16.04.2017
17.04.2017
01.05.2017
21.05.2017
25.05.2017
04.06.2017
11.06.2017
24.06.2017
16.07.2017
30.07.2017
Highlights:
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Small-group tour
Snacks and Beverages included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors