Tour Reviews / Testimonials

From Tripadvisor:

We – the grandparents – had a challenge because our grandkids are 6 to 15 years old. Emil did a remarkable job engaging all kids including running backwards to motivate the 6 year old plus finding a suitable children focused shelter when raining. In addition Emil made sure he covered all major sights and readily discussed in depth the politics and history of Finland. Great job Emil!

We couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to the lovely city of Helsinki. Emil is a consummate polyglot, history buff, bright, warm, affable human being, who offered a wealth of knowledge about his city. . . . Our group was a small, multinational, and tremendously engaging so we had many deep and stimulating conversations about Helsinki, Finland, and the world. At the end, we felt that a family of sorts had emerged; many connections were made, and above all, we gave ourselves into Helsinki’s charms! Thank you Emil for creating such an unforgettable experience for us all!

Emil took our tour and was an excellent guide. It was a cold day with a snow storm but he kept us moving and took us to lots of interesting spots. He had great history to share and good tips for where to go in the city! Definitely recommend this tour.

Our guide was Emil, and he was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable about Finnish history, culture and languages. He made the tour very interesting and fun, and we learnt so much from him. He went above and beyond to arrange for us to sample local treats including glögi, cinnamon pastries, coffee and Christmas cookies.

Our guide Emil was fantastic- friendly, humorous, knowledgeable and willing to answer any question. I definitely recommend this tour.

I joined the walking tour back in July, with Emil as my guide. The tour was lovely and a great way to get a quick understand of the city. Emil was incredibly knowledgable and provided some amazing tidbits about the city, without ever overwhelming us with info. He catered to the groups interests really well and created a wonderful walking tour atmosphere.

We only had a few hours to ”see” Helsinki and we sure made the most during the walking tour with Emil. We were very fortunate to have Emil as the guide. We did a lot of walking but got to see key sites AND learn Finland’s history as well. . . . Emil was a fantastic guide, not just very knowledgeable, but entertaining as well. He certainly made it so interesting, you can’t help but be trying to hang on every word. We learned much about Finnish history and culture. Our family had a wonderful time. We only had a few hours at this port during our cruise, so we did not have time to waste. Well, we didn’t. . . . Definitely would recommend this to visitors to Helsinki. . . . Emil was key to this being a great tour.

Had a great tour with Emil a few weeks ago in Helsinki. Really covered a lot of history and Finnish culture. Could not have asked for a better experience.

Emil guided us in pouring down rain today. He was a trooper. Everybody was drenched and he kept the tour fun and informative. He also altered it through sheltered places when possible. It is a great way to see a city. . . This particular tour was small (5 total) and we easily got friendly quickly. I really enjoyed it.


Hicimos el walking tour privado en español con Emil. Realmente fantástico, nos enseñó todos los lugares emblemáticos de la ciudad y nos dio mucha informacion. Super recomendable!!!

Hicimos el free walking tour con Emil, que nos pareció majisimo y descubrimos un montón de cosas de Helsinki que no sabíamos. Además nos enseñó la cuidad de una forma muy fácil, después de esta excursión nos movemos como pez en el agua. Además Emil nos recomendó un par de restaurantes para comer comida finlandesa que resultaron ser deliciosos. Muy recomendable.

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