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“Paulo's Tours is definetely a 5 star tour!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Paulo's Tours
Steniuksentie 6 a 9, Helsinki 00320, Finland
+358442594010
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“Paulo's Tours is definetely a 5 star tour!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Our group of 7 took the tour with Paulo and we were all extremely satisfied. Paulo greeted us with a warm welcome and that feeling continued throughout the tour. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and wanted to make us as happy as he could. He was constantly checking with us to make sure we were doing what we wanted. It was such a fun day.

We started with a fantastic tour of Helsinki hitting all the major sites. He gave us great insight into the Finnish life and culture. We traveled to Porvoo for a excellent tour of the second oldest town and a traditional Finnish lunch.

He gave us choices of how to spend the afternoon and we took advantage on some shopping time on the strip in Helsinki. When we were all done he brought us back to our cruise ship on time.

All along the way he told us stories of his life and made us feel like family. I highly recommend taking a tour with Paulo when in Helsinki.

Visited July 2013
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ontario
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“Excellent tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We travelled as a group of 6 and arranged a private tour of Helsinki with Paulo.

Paulo was waiting for us as we disembarked and we were whisked off on our adventure to see the city.

We found Paulo very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. He answered all of our questions and was a wealth of information not only about the city but the country. I would strongly recommend Paulo if you are looking for a top notch tour guide.

Thanks Paulo for a wonderful day.

Visited July 2013
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“A wonderful tour with Paulo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My partner and I had a really great 4 hour tour of Helsinki with Paulo. As we only had a short stay in town, a colleague of mine recommended him from a previous experience that she had. I am really glad that she did! Not only did Paulo take us to some of the key sights in the city, most importantly he shared his experiences and stories about living in Finland. It really helped to bring a unique perspective to the tour and one that I think you would be unlikely to get elsewhere. We also really enjoyed him taking us a bit out of the way to some of his favorite lunch places and cafe...really helped to show us a more locals perspective and less of our tourist one.

You can really tell that Paulo works hard, and very much cares about the experience of his clients. We really appreciated that and would highly recommend him.

Thanks Paulo!

-Steve and Tom

Visited July 2013
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“This Guy Rocks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We spent the day touring with Paulo. What a great guy with a wealth of information to share. A down to earth family guy that we appreciated. My 13, 10 and 8 year old kids all enjoyed the tour. Unique Lapland is an option with Paulo, if you have kids and don't get a lot of snow back home, then this option is a must!

Visited June 2013
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“The Best Way To See A Remarkable City Is With A Remarkable Guide: Paulo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I can't praise Paulo enough for a wonderfully insightful tour of Helsinki. He provides visitors with a comprehendible understanding of the history and culture of the Finnish people, bringing the unique sights of this city to light. Paulo's command of the English language is almost as good as my own, and I'm a native New Yorker. We found many opportunities to share a laugh and my wife and I both felt very relaxed on our tour.

Paulo drove us around Helsinki in his 7-passenger wide-window van. We stopped in several areas to walk around and go into the various landmarks. My wife and I noticed how fortunate we were to be transported in Paulo's comfortable van, particularly when visiting the Rock Church. Due to space limitations, regular tour buses have to park quite a distance away from the entrance to the church and the passengers are required to walk a long distance on an uphill grade. Paulo, however, was able to park steps away from the church entrance.

Having some extra time toward the end of the day, Paulo took us well off-the-beaten-path to see where city locals buy small garden plots to grow their own vegetables and/or flowers. We then stopped at a very local café on the water's edge where we tried (and loved) their cinnamon-roll pastries. The sandwiches served there were also freshly made. Inside seating is available, but the weather was so spectacular we opted to sit at one of the many outdoor tables and absorb the sun's warming rays with the rest of the locals.

When it was time for us to return to the ship, we really didn't want to leave Paulo or Helsinki. You probably won't want to, either!

Visited June 2013
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