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Food Sightseeing

Address: Viikinkaari 6, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: +358 40 418 2976
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Ranked #24 of 77 Activities in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: HELSINKI FOOD TOUR - compact 2.5 hours walking tour including city center top sights, Finnish food...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: HELSINKI FOOD TOUR - compact 2.5 hours walking tour including city center top sights, Finnish food and drink tastings and shopping possibility.Minimum for one person, 80 eur/person.

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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It is very interesting to know the variety of food culture of Finland(Helsinki) !! for about 3hours has passed quickly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I took part with my secretary and assistant colleagues in the Helsinki of the Locals Tour and enjoyed it a lot since gastronomy and local food are close to my heart. Our meeting point was the Hietalahti Food Market Hall where we tasted some excellent salmon and smoked reindeer. The best place on our tour was a tiny pizza restaurant... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were a group of 8 on a cruise stop. This was a a great way to spend some time in Helsinki. We had two guides which was great because we are a group who asks lots of questions. More historical information from the guides would have been nice. The food was interesting and the sightseeing and information was good.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The marketing materials give a completely different idea of the amount of food served during the trip. The only savory food that was served was a small tidbit of smoked salmon and smoked reindeer, a small dry piece of bread with a little bit of fish on it and a small piece of cake. We had the tour 4 hours... More 

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Tanja K, Owner at Food Sightseeing, responded to this review

Dear foodie, thank you for your honest feedback. These two negative feedback are from the same tour that was unsuccesfull. We faced great difficulties in September as our other route changed and other routes group sizes increased suddenly - even though we have agreed with places what to serve they couldn´t keep up with bigger group sizes. Therefore we decided... More 

Helsinki, Finland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I was expecting that if the name of the tour is "Food Sightseeing" there would be also some food. We didn´t get almost anything to eat, I was hungry in the beginning and became angry after I understood the spirit of this tour which was more targeted to getting tourists to buy stuff from the visited shops than to taste... More 

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Tanja K, Owner at Food Sightseeing, responded to this review

Dear foodie, thank you for your honest feedback. These two negative feedback are from the same tour that was unsuccesfull. We faced great difficulties in September as our other route changed and other routes group sizes increased suddenly - even though we have agreed with places what to serve they couldn´t keep up with bigger group sizes. Therefore we decided... More 

Lake Forest, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My family and I (my wife and I and our 13 year old daughter) decided to try this out, as we had a cruise stop in Helsinki and were looking for something to do there. The total group size was 6, 7 including our guide. Our guide, Laura, is a local and was quite nice, but lacked a bit of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The tour is billed as an experience of Finnish food, but it was more a tour of some local restaurants and stores with a few tastes of what was sold. I can't say I really walked away any more educated on Finnish cuisine than when I started, and the food I sampled was okay. It was a fine time, a... More 

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Tanja K, Owner at Food Sightseeing, responded to this review

Dear Foodie, I am sorry to hear that we couldn´t meet your expectations. Our tastings during the summer 2013 has been: Design hotel: slider Bakery: meat pie Market Square: reindeer meatball and vendice -fish Bistro & Michelin star restaurant: Slush Hidden cafe: Cinnamon bon & coffee Private grocery store: Finnish cheese and jam, or some seasonal tasting Chokolate Shop: hand... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I joined a three-hour food tour that began at a boutique hotel (Klaus K), took in a bakery, Kauppatori market, a bistro attached to a Michelin star restaurant (but not actually the Michelin star restaurant), a shop selling a mixture of imported and local delicacies and an artisanal chocolate maker. It was a group of four (five included the tour... More 

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Tanja K, Owner at Food Sightseeing, responded to this review

Dear Foodie, thank you for your feedback. I highly appreciate your honest opinion of our tour. According to your review we have made some changes. From now on meat pie will be serverd cutted in half and there is a paper bag so other half can be taken with. I also spoke with the guide and we make our best... More 

Helsinki
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The food sightseeing tour in Helsinki gave a lot of new information about food and Helsinki and was a fun way to spend a day, even for a person who live in the city!

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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had very nice walk through the Helsinki city with our guide Eveliina. We visited in many different locations and got to taste local food in them. Our favorites were Hietaniemi Market Hall and Kaartin kotikauppa. Eveliina knew good tips about city's restaurants and was great company. Most of the sales persons at restaurants and cafes were very friendly and... More 

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