Virtual Helsinki with a professional local

Travel to Helsinki without traveling



Available in Finnish, English, German and Italian
2 hours
20 spots per experience


What are we going to do

Finland has been named the happiest country in the world for the fourth year running. Our air is the cleanest, our waters are some of the purest, and we are also one of the less corrupt countries in the world.

The capital of our country, Helsinki, is a fresh and lively city with a fascinating history and architecture.
On our fun and dynamic walk, we will discover the signs of time, from the time Finland was part of the Swedish Crown to the Russian era that ended with Finland's independence in 1917.
We will marvel at statues and buildings built in different architectural styles, such as modernism, functionalism, Art Nouveau, Byzantine-Russian, Neo-Renaissance and new wooden architecture. We will start at the Senate's square, a unique example of Neoclassic Architecture, and pass Helsinki's oldest market's square. We'll walk through beautiful parks, admire Finnish design in shop windows, take in the views of everyday city life and hear stories about the city.

Experience all of this with your local guide, Maddalena, a Helsinki superfan and a very knowledgeable authorised guide. We promise to bring a smile to your face!

About Maddalena - the Doer

Travel, wine and food are in my DNA.
I grew up between two cultures, my mother being Finnish and my father Italian, and from a very young age, I travelled a lot. My paternal grandparents were from the Italian Valpolicella wine region, and quality wine and food are close to my heart, so much so that I became a sommelier in 2014.
I live in Helsinki, my favourite city in the world, where I started my company, Vino Tours, specialising in offering authentic local experiences in Finland, Italy and the rest of Europe. I am an authorised Helsinki (and Porvoo) guide, and I offer guided walking tours and food tours in four different languages. In addition to the well-known sights, I make my customers fall in love with Helsinki by letting them in on some of the city’s best well-kept secrets and stories.

Requirements

Relaxed mood and a glass of good wine

Reviews

Mareike

Mareike

Die Food Tour mit Maddalena war der perfekte Start in unser Helsinki-Wochenende. Die ausgewählten Essen waren total lecker und sehr authentisch. Maddalena konnte uns auch viel über Helsinki erzählen, hatte viele Tipps parat und die Food Tour war eigentlich auch eine halbe Stadt- und Sightseeing-Tour, sodass wir am Ende satt und mit ganz viel Wissen die Tour beendet haben. Nicht zuletzt aufgrund Maddalenas sympathischer Art haben wir die Buchung nicht bereut!