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Bus tours, walking tours, special theme tours, tours to the surrounding countryside, visits to particular sites. Tours tailor-made according to your wishes, also by taxi cab or minibus. Learn about Tampere’s history, architecture, sights, museums… The professional and lovely Tampere Tourist Guides welcome you to get to know the beautiful city of lakes throughout the year! Tours are available in Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. The tours are charged by the hour. Also walking tours are available (max. 25 people / one guide).

Pick a theme for your tour!

Looking to enjoy a guided tour with your group while in Tampere? Have a look at some of the themes you can choose for your tour! You can always ask for a tailored tour as well.

Tampere in a nutshell

This guided bus tour will show you Tampere in a nutshell: the most beautiful landscapes and the most interesting attractions. You’ll get to know the national landscape around Tammerkoski rapids, see the shores of both Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi lake and the ridges of Pyynikki and Pispala and drive around Amuri, Tammela and Kaleva. During the tour we’ll visit one of the following; the cathedral designed by Lars Sonck, the modern Kaleva church designed by Reima Pietilä, Main Library Metso or the biggest concert and congress venue in the Nordic countries, Tampere Hall. Duration of the tour: 1,5 hours.

A walking tour to the Hatanpää arboretum

This summer tour takes you walking around the luscious arboretum and rose garden on the shore of Pyhäjärvi, adjacent to the Hatanpää mansion. The roses are at their peak in July and August. Tip: After the tour, stop by to the lovely summer café or take a dip in the lake! Duration of the tour: 1,5 hours.

Pispala–Pyynikki walking tour

Visit the unique wooden residential area of Pispala. Admire the breathtaking view to both large lakes from the top of the Pispala ridge. The walk continues through the protected forest of Pyynikki, our popular recreation area throughout the year. The tour starts at Pispala school, Pispalanharju 47 and ends at the Observation Tower of Pyynikki, where you can reward yourself with a cup of coffee and the best donuts in the country! Duration of the tour: 1,5 hours.

Finlayson area

Learn about the colourful history of Finlayson cotton factory. While the girls worked in the factory making fabric, the factory owner and his family were growing pineapples and spending time with the emperor. Hear about the birth of the first Finnish industrial city and see what the red brick buildings are used for today. Duration of the tour: 1,5 hours.

It started from Tammerkoski rapids…

The factories with their chimnies are still an essential part of the Tampere skyline, even they hide in them a modern vibe nowadays. The rapids created the city with the potential for using hydropower for industrial development. Gustav III founded the city 1779 after becoming exalted by the rapids view, and the city of factories and chimnies came to be. Even though industrial production ended 1970-90, the red brick buildings still serve as a stage for modern businesses. The tour takes you through Kehräsaari and the little design boutiques, the 100-year-old Market Hall, the Central Square, the national landscape of Tammerkoski and, of course, the rapids itself. Duration of the tour: 1,5-2 hours.

Bookings and further information on guided tours as of 1 January 2020:

The City of Tampere, Cultural Affairs
Tel. +358 41 730 2242
opasvaraukset (at)

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