Tasting Kuopio – Sightseeing Tour

On the "Tasting Kuopio" sightseeing tour, you can enjoy local tastes at restaurants outside the city centre, such as the revolving Puijo Tower Restaurant and Saana on the shore of Lake Kallavesi. You can follow the footsteps of the legendary merchant Gustav Ranin on a tour of the Lignell & Piispanen distillery and hear more of his story at the historic Koivumäki Manor.

On the bus tour, you'll hear about Kuopio and its notable attractions such as Puijo, Lake Kallavesi and Saaristokaupunki – the town of islands – as well as the restaurants and their owners.

Duration:The bus tour takes about 4 hours.

Location:The tour starts at 11.30am from Kuopio City Hall, Tulliportinkatu 31, 70110 Kuopio.

Group size:Minimum of 10 people, maximum 30.

Availability:Tours run throughout the summer between 1 Jun–15 Sep 2020.

Scheduled tours on the following Thursdays: 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 2 Jul, 30 Jul, 27 Aug and 10 Sep. At other times by arrangement.

Guide languages:Finnish, English

Price:Scheduled tours €68/person (VAT 0%). Booked tours: €68/person (VAT 0%) if the group has its own bus; €88/person (VAT 0%) if the bus is provided by Kuopion Oppaat ry (local tourist guide association). Prices are net prices.

What the product comprises:Three meals. Welcome drink and plate of local food at the Puijo Tower Restaurant, lunch at Saana, dessert and coffee at Koivumäki Manor. Non-alcoholic drinks. Tour of the Lignell & Piispanen distillery. At the end of the tour, we'll take the customers to Kuopio Market Hall. The group is accompanied by a trained guide during the tour.

For an extra charge:Customers can buy wine and other drinks from the restaurants.

Where you can book:Kuopion Oppaat ry (local tourist guide association), www.kuopionoppaat.com,kuopionopasyhdistys@gmail.com