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Ataman Tours

A planner who loves Helsinki!
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Helsinki, Finland
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About Ataman Tours
I am a city planner with a master's degree in Urban Policy Studies and a PhD student in Urban Studies/Social Policy in University of Helsinki. I wanted to combine my love for Helsinki with my knowledge and research about the history, planning and culture of the city, and share it with a wider audience, so I became a professional tour guide!
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Why book with Ataman Tours
  • City Planner
  • Authorised Helsinki Guide, B.A. in City Planning, M.S. in Urban Policy Studies, Ph.D student in Urban Studies/Social Policy.
  • Turkish
  • English
  • Professional tour guide
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aggiesueblue wrote a review Sep 12
Munich, Germany10 contributions2 helpful votes
Our 3 hours with Emek were incredibly fun and incredibly informative! We learnt so much about finish culture, the history of Finland and Helsinki and all the important sites and buildings in the city center. Emek was able to answer ALL of my inquisitive questions and did so with a big smile, regardless of whether they related to a building, Sauna-Etikett or the price of housing in Helsinki. We enjoyed every minute and can definitely recommend this tour!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Ruth R wrote a review Aug 2021
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It was a pleasure to take a architecture tour with Emek. He told me so much about every detail and the meaning of every house we went to. We went into several buildings and that was pretty interesting because as a tourist you did‘t have the experience to know what building is worth a visit. I had to shift the schedule because of a long line in front of the ateneum and he managed to find a new meetingtime. I‘m very glad that it turn out that way. If I ever will be in Helsinki again I would book another tour with aramantours.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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AlvinSweden wrote a review Aug 2021
Sweden9 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I had a wonderful tour that Emek conducted for us this past Wednesday. His experience and knowledge of his adopted hometown shone through, and we are gratefully that he took time to answer the many questions that we had. We were grateful too that he was not rushed and although the pace was leisurely, we felt that we covered a lot of interesting sites and subjects connected with these places. Ending up at the city library was great. Especially since we could sit down and share a cup of coffee with him. Appreciated him answering our many “off topic” questions also.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Paul wrote a review Apr 2021
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I have traveled to over 100 cities in the world and this tour was, by far, one of the very best! Emek is a smart, friendly, and well-informed guide -- a university professor and a world traveler himself! -- who really knows how to make the city's history come alive by showing you key locations from ancient times to the newest, hippest spaces (the new city library is a marvel of modern design and, inside, offers a fascinating glimpse into everyday Finnish ideals of community involvement), while always being fun and interesting. This tour is a real treat for travelers interested in understanding Helsinki's history and place in the world, and Emek is the perfect "friend" to spend the afternoon with while he shows it all to you!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Masha T wrote a review Mar 2021
Helsinki, Finland4 contributions2 helpful votes
That was the perfect tram tour! Emek was so friendly and nice, he told us a lot about districts, houses, places we were in. He also answered our questions and gave us useful tips. I highly recommend this experience, it's really enjoyable!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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