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Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travellers
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover the delights of Turku on a day trip by rail from Helsinki. Admire Finland’s countryside on a fast-train ride to this medieval city, and enjoy a walking and panoramic tour on arrival. Admire the cobbled Old Great Square and Turku Cathedral, and visit Turku Castle, the 13th-century granite fortress. Finish with free time to enjoy Turku's parks, riverside streets, and quaint shops. Return rail tickets, castle admission, and Helsinki hotel transfers included.
  • Full-day rail trip to Turku and Turku Castle from Helsinki
  • Absorb views of rural Finland on a fast-train ride to the medieval city
  • Walking and panoramic tour of Turku's sights, including the Old Great Square and Cathedral
  • Visit 13th-century Turku Castle to explore its halls, treasures, and history
  • Shop, eat, and stroll around Turku’s cobbled streets, pretty waterfront, and leafy parks
  • Castle entrance fee included
  • Return train tickets, guided Turku tour, and round-trip hotel transfers in Helsinki included
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Guided Turku city tour and Turku Castle visit
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

10:45 AM

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

After pickup from your Helsinki hotel, transfer to the train station by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.

Here, board the express train bound for Turku, one of Finland’s most historical cities, beautifully located on the River Aura on the southwest coast. With roots extending to the 13th century, this delightful place boasts a medieval quarter crowned by Turku Castle, a granite-stone fortress constructed in the 1280s.

Gaze at Finland’s picturesque countryside and villages on the train journey, and on arrival, meet up with your guide. Then, set off on a walking and panoramic tour, wending your way around Turku’s highlights by foot and air-conditioned vehicle.

Delve into the pretty riverside streets and take in the main sights, including Turku Cathedral and the Old Great Square — a picture-postcard cobbled square that was the main marketplace in medieval times. Admire the square’s elegant buildings, including the handsome Town Hall, and see more of Turku’s landmarks, including monuments, statues, and leafy parks.

After your sightseeing tour, head for Turku Castle and enjoy an hour to explore this imperious, well-preserved fortress. Delve into the castle’s corridors, halls, and galleries and admire its treasures as you uncover its long history. Originally built to guard the River Aura, the use of the fortress changed through the centuries, becoming a seat of the royal court, administrative center, prison, storehouse, and barracks.

Having explored here, get two hours free to enjoy Turku’s charms as you wish. Perhaps stroll along the charming waterfronts, browse the quaint shops, enjoy a meal (own expense), or simply soak up the relaxed atmosphere from a sidewalk café.

Lastly, catch the early-evening train back to Helsinki, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Turku Cathedral
Turku (Åbo) is the oldest city in Finland, and a former center of commerce going back as far as the 13th century. Turku was the capital of Finland until 1812, when the Russian emperor decided to move the capital to Helsinki, closer to Russia. Turku is the residence of the Archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran church. During the excursion we will visit the main church of Finland, Turku Cathedral, where daily worship takes place. The cathedral is considered one of the most valuable architectural monuments in the country.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Turku Castle
The fortress of Turku Castle has stood at the edge of the river Aura since the 1280’s. During its history it has been a defensive bastion, a majestic court, an administrative center, a prison, a storehouse and a barracks. Nowadays the castle is a must-visit tourist attraction in Finland. The halls and chambers of the castle have witnessed major turning points and dramatic events in history – from the misfortunes of incarcerated prisoners to royal visitors and the elegance of court life. The comprehensive exhibition of Turku Castle presents the castle’s history up to the present day. The elegant rooms of the Bailey are styled with period furniture, costumes and treasures from the museum’s collection. In the Children’s Castle’s Knight’s Hall kids can dress as princesses or knights and step into the world of a medieval court. Additionally, the Children’s Castle includes the Castle Workshop, the Mini-court and the Castle-Elf’s treasure chamber.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Turku
we will also have a tour in the city to get the better understanding of the "Swedish" capital of Finland
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum is 10 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Easy Travel

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travellers
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Guided Turku and Castle Tour from Helsinki.

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