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Day With A Local Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland
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Day With A Local Helsinki provides customized private tours and local experiences in Helsinki area from a local's point of view. The price is based on the length of your day, not on the size of the group (1-8 persons).
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mpettersch1 wrote a review Sep 2019
Avon, Indiana173 contributions9 helpful votes
Everything about this tour was perfect. We had a long layover in Helsinki and Liisa just made it perfect. We had been on a whirlwind tour in Russia before hand and were exhausted. Liisa provided the most chill experience! Exactly what we needed. I went from dreading a day in Helsinki to having the best memories, thank you Liisa!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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EvelynNorway wrote a review Jul 2019
Eastern Norway, Norway3 contributions
I had a weekend in Helsinki and booked a tour with Liisa. I booked the tour on her own website. She was so helpful. She met me at the hotel before a very informative trip around beautiful Helsinki. I had to let her know beforehand what I was interested in. I was traveling solo so I needed to know where to eat and drink solo. I also wanted to know what the locals do on a Saturday and Sunday. She also give me tips where to run. She was very well prepared with interesting information. Any question asked was answered. She really let me feel welcome and what it was like to be a local in Helsinki. I would not hesitate to recommend here to anyone! It was my first trip to Helsinki, but not my last.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Marta S wrote a review Jul 2019
New York7 contributions15 helpful votes
We were in Helsinki for a layover between flights and were able to book a tour with Liisa. It was amazing! She was so helpful and maximized the limited time we had. We had some issues with our flights and she was extremely accommodating, even changing our tour date with no issues when we weren't able to make the first scheduled time. She made it so easy, from meeting us at the airport to a very informative train ride back to the City to a grand tour of all of Helsinki's beautiful sites. We had let her know beforehand we were interested in architecture so she was VERY well prepared with an itinerary, relevant facts, and interesting information. Any question we asked, she knew the answer. She really let us feel what it was like to be a local in Helsinki. The farewell panoramic view was an especially nice way to finish the tour. She even accompanied us back to the airport. One of the best tour guides we've ever had, I would not hesitate to recommend here to anyone!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Michael M wrote a review Oct 2018
New York City, New York4 contributions5 helpful votes
Most people travel places to see the sights, take lots of photos, etc. When I signed up for a one-on-one guided tour of Helsinki with Liisa, I let her know via email the day before that my interests would probably be different from that of many; that I was interested in everything connected to the Winter War with the Soviet Union and with the entire WWII period. Being a linguist and a former opera singer I wanted to know about how FInland's languages multiple languages worked in their society, and also wanted to talk about classical music in Finland. Well, Liisa really nailed it! She not only knows her history, she also brought on her i-pad with photos of scenes of the 1940-1945 period. She included lots of factual information but also personal anecdotes. Yes, you can of course read a lot of history on Wikipedia, but Liisa added a lot more from a variety of different perspectives. Liisa knows her city exceptionally well and helped me with every logistical hot tip I could ever hope for: She showed me how to get everything in I wanted to in the short 24 hours I had. Bus/tram, ferry schedules, the works. Food options - I like variety but only eat healthy food. She recommended a GREAT salad bar in the downtown area. Shopping: she actually took me to a store that sold unusual items of a personal interest. Travel: How the shave off minutes from the already fast trip back to the airport. Where the shortest security lines at the airport would be. (She was right - I whizzed through). Plus, finally, I am talking about a genuinely nice human being. Yes, I wanted a smart, knowledgeable person who could tailor the tour to my very particular interests. And yes, her English is super. But also, she is a genuinely nice human being. Liisa made my very short and very first experience in Helsinki a total pleasure. I cannot recommend her services highly enough.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Ian G wrote a review Oct 2018
Brisbane, Australia22 contributions38 helpful votes
Liisa was our proud Finnish hostess and guide on our Helsinki day tour. Greeting us at our hotel we set off walking to the nearby Rock Church and visited there. We continued walking into the city centre with Liisa pointing out historical buildings and sites of interest. Most helpful was Liisa’s assistance to navigate the public transport system throughout the day so we could continue exploring Helsinki during the week. Food market was a treat to taste local foods. Liisa continued to make contact with us during the week to make sure we had plenty to see & do. Thank you Liisa for a lovely day in your beautiful city!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Liisa_Eskelinen, Omistaja at Day With A Local Helsinki
Responded Oct 3, 2018
Thank you for your review! It was my pleasure showing you around Helsinki. Day With A Local offers assistance for the whole stay if wished, you to have as pleasant and worry-free stay as possible!
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