7 Hills of Turku - A Walk in the Parks


Turku, Finland with Elias

Finnish, English

15 spots per experience



What are we going to do?

Hi! My name is Elias. I wanted to change my job as a researcher for something more social. So last spring I packed my backpack and did some travelling around Europe. However, my 11 years in Turku have taught me to love it, and in the end I returned. Now I want to share my favourite places and stories of Turku with you, as the people in my travels did with me.

So please, climb aboard, as our walking tour takes us to the seven hills of Turku. With me, you will get a 100 % local perspective on the city. After this tour, you know where to head for the cosiest restaurants, nicest views or an alternative clubbing night. I have some stories prepared for you, but I will gladly discuss anything you want, be it history, society or business life in Turku and in Finland.

Completing the whole tour of seven hills will take up to 3,5 hours and app. 7 kilometers of walking. But don't worry, we will stop for refreshments on the way! :) If you want, you can join only for the first part of the tour, in which we will cover the oldest parts of Turku, see the Turku Cathedral, the university campus, and the wonderful views from the foot of the old Turku observatorium. This first part will take up to 1h 45 minutes and 2,5 km of walking. After the break, we will continue by local transport (you'll need additional 3€ for the bus ticket if you don't already have one!), getting a glimpse of the Turku Castle from beautiful Korppolaismäki, take the symphatetic river ferry Föri across the river Aura and climb to Kakolanmäki prison hill to take a look at the 19th century prison. We will complete the tour near Turku Art Museum at Puolalanmäki, from where you will have a perfect access to city centre.

Welcome aboard, looking forward to meet you!

Elias

Every day at 16.00 (or please ask for other availalable times)

Meeting point is at the foot of the stairs of the Turku Cathedral (look for a bearded guy in a yellow vest).

https://youtu.be/lXFjPVzdY9U?list=PLtMBrAF07n7pjelwtedEl784wMcX3ejGU



Reviews

Salman
I never knew a public tour could be this comprehensive and fun. Elias really made my day with this as it was also my birthday. This tour of the seven hills really put my new home in perspective for me and I'll remember the things said every time I visit any one of the seven hills. Recommended for everyone who wants to know turku better by a researchers point of view and for the tourist who wants a dash of culture to thier spice :)
Elias
Salman, you're being too kind :) And by the way, let's have a drink some time, as we discussed. After all, making new friends is what this tour is about :)

12€ person