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The Best Local Experiences in Turku

Are you planning a trip to Turku? Doerz offers all the best Turku experiences. With our local guides you can enjoy many authentic experiences, like a ghost walk in the city centre or a hike from the stunning Turku Cathedral to the historic Turku Castle.

Turku is one of the most popular destinations in Finland. With Doerz you’ll find enthusiastic local guides who will gladly present their hometown to travelers. The most well-known tourist attractions in Turku are the Turku Castle and Cathedral. In addition to these attractions we highly recommend exploring the beautiful riverside of Aurajoki, the lively archipelago and the options for outdoor activities for active travelers.

Browse through our Turku experiences and choose your own favourites. We have a wide range of local experiences suitable for different kinds of travellers. We are sure you will find the perfect travel experiences for your holiday in Turku, whether you are a solo traveller, planning a romantic holiday, or travelling to Turku with friends or family.

Live like a local in Turku

Turku, the oldest city of Finland, attracts travellers from all over the world. The city offers art, history and culture. Not forgetting to mention the breathtaking nature and lively residents. Various tours in the heart of the city and surrounding nature are the most popular experiences in Turku. With Doerz’s local guides you can experience a thrilling ghost walk in the city centre or a hike on the riverside of Aurajoki. Or would you rather go on a road trip with a local chauffeur?

Sauna in a traditional finnish cottage and sailing in the breathtaking archipelago are among things you want to experience with the locals. The hidden gems of Turku can only be found when a local shares their secrets with you.

What is the best time to travel to Turku?

Summer is the best season to travel to Turku because the city is at its finest and liveliest. The city is full of events and the sun is shining from dawn till dusk. However Turku is worth seeing at any time of the year. In the winter you can admire the Christmas lights and the snowy scenery or swim in the ice cold lake and warm up in a traditional Finnish sauna after. We advise you to book your experiences beforehand regardless of the season.

Turku with children

What to do when travelling to Turku with kids? There are many unforgettable experiences to enjoy with your family, like a day trip to the archipelago or a shopping tour in children's flea markets. In case of a sweet tooth our ice cream tasting is the option for you. Authentic experiences are the highlights of your family holiday.

Memorable travel experiences don’t need to be expensive. With our local guides we offer lots of affordable activities to do in Turku. When you book any activity, remember to ask your local guide for insider tips! Our guides are more than happy to share their Turku knowledge with you, and give you tips about child-friendly activities you can explore for a very small fee or completely free of charge. A family holiday in Turku can be surprisingly affordable!

Romantic holiday in Turku

Looking for romantic experiences? Turku has many to offer, like a delicious chocolate tasting or adventurous couple paddling with your loved one. Outdoor experiences, that Doerz offers, are very popular in Turku. Our experienced guides know the area thoroughly and can show you the best places for enjoying nature and the amazing scenery.

Turku is a suitable honeymoon destination, and newlyweds can head out to Turku instead of beach resorts. Authentic experiences in the oldest city of Finland create various types of memories than crowded tourist destinations in the south.

Authentic Turku experiences

If you want to explore something original and genuinely local, take a look at our local experiences listed below. When you find your favourites, make sure to book them right away.

All the Doerz’s service providers are experienced locals who know their home area like the back of their hands. With their local knowledge, you will get to know all the best experiences and hidden gems of Turku. Many of our guides may even invite you to visit their homes. We recommend booking your experiences in good time before your holiday. If you can’t book your experiences in advance, don’t worry. Last-minute reservations will work out too, and you can even book your Doerz experience on the spot. Please take notice that many of our experiences are organised on demand, and they are available for booking also when there is no specified date in the introduction.

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Reviews of Åbo experiences

BBQ and Sauna Night in a traditional Finnish cottage by the sea

Me and my husband booked this BBQ and sauna night and we are so happy we did it! We are from Lapland and wanted to visit and experience the Finnish archipelago and this was definitely the best way - with local people in a right and traditional archipelago cottage! First we went to a supermarket and bought the ingredients we loved to barbeque. The hosts, Joonas and his wife were so lovely, charming, joyful and inspiring people so it was so enjoyable and easy to chill with them! While waiting that the food got ready, I went to the dock and had a wonderful little yoga time in the warm sunset and my husband fished and got a perch. Then we went to the lovely sauna and swimmed in the Baltic sea. Oh, we enjoyed this so much! An experince we couldn't otherwise have an opportunity to. We recommed it warmly to everyone, you will be so happy!
Jonna

Dark stories of Turku

Tosi hyvin kerrottu. Oli kiva kuunnella englanniksi vaikka suomenkielisiä olemmekin. Mukavan pieni kolmen hengen ryhmä. Tarinat olivat hyviä.
Tove

Dark stories of Turku

Täydet 5/5! Toni osaa kertoa tarinat elävästi, pieni pilke silmäkulmassa. Suurkiitos! Iso suositus!
Maija