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The tour will start as a traditional panoramic tour, passing the most interesting sights in the capital: Mannerheim Street, the Parliament House, the Olympic Stadium and the Market Square; and continues with the unique experience in Finnish traditions and cuisine: we will take you into the atmosphere of a hundred of years old Finnish house where tar played a very important role and invite you to participate into “Tar Initiation Ceremony”.

Descriptions and details

Helsinki is sure to leave a lasting impression on its guests. This charming city boasts an array of attractions such as historical sights and grand structures minted with the city's other half, the ocean itself. It stretches along the Gulf of Finland along the Baltic Sea. Being the country's capital, it is the most populated and it offers modern corporate attractions for cultural, educational, religious and political networks of Finland.

Senate Square is the city's center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. It holds snow sculptures, art displays, festivals and concerts. Bounded by four majestic buildings — the Helsinki Cathedral, the University of Helsinki, the National Library of Finland and the Government Palace, Senate Square is highlighted by its neo-classical architecture. In the middle of the square is the statue of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. Tourists flock around this attraction for a remarkable authentic take of Helsinki.

Market Square: To experience the seaside community with a bustling mix of food, souvenirs, fresh produce and marina socials, head on to the Market Square, just off the Senate Square. Along the city bay, the busy street and stalls provide a festive atmosphere, stretching rows of tents selling fur clothing, jewellery, paintings, fruits and the yearly October highlight, the Helsinki Herring Festival. The famous Market Square is only steps away from the Esplanadi Park, where ferry boats are parked en-route to other islands.

Getting to know tar: Feel the taste and scent of the black gold of the old days

During hundreds of years tar has played a very important role in Finnish culture. Tar has been used to lengthen lifetime of different goods, like tar ropes, and it has also been used in folk medicine. Tar has also had an important role in preparing and flavoring food. At restaurant Savu (tar flavor is used daily in cooking.