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Castles of Raasepori
Raasepori is situated in the south coast of Finland, 80 kilometers west from Helsinki. After getting away from the hustle and buzzle of the capital city, you can start to observe beautiful Finnish nature and the countryside. Also the first Finns came to this area about 12 000 years ago after the ice age.The local guide will tell you about the area and its special features.
The first destination is Mustio Manor, also called Mustio Castle. The Manor is one of the most precious manor houses in Finland with a history of more than two hundred years. The guide will tell you about the fascinating history of the building and the famous family, who has build and owned the manor througout the times.
Next to the manor, surrounded by the historical park, is an award-winning restaurant Slottskrogen, where you are served a delicious lunch made of local ingredients.
The second destination is Raasepori Castle, which is one of the five medieval castles in Finland. It tells the story of the fascinating Middle Ages, when Finland was part of the Swedish kingdom. The Raasepori Castle was a center of the coastal area during its hayday but it has also been a base for the pirates of the Baltic Sea. The guide will give you a glimpse of how it was to live in the castle and in Finland during those times.
After the guided tour, the afternoon coffee will be served in the restaurant Slottsknetkens Stuga by the castle. Maybe you would also like to taste some beverages brewed by the local breweries before heading back to Helsinki. The bus will then take you back to the original departure point.
Schedule of the trip:
9.30 am Start from SkyWheel Helsinki
11.00 am Guided tour in Mustio Castle
12.00 noon Lunch in the restaurant Slottskrogen
13.30 pm The bus leaves to Raasepori Castle
14.00 pm Guided tour in Raasepori Castle
15.00 pm Afternoon coffee in the restaurant Slottsknektens stuga
16.00 pm The bus leaves back to Helsinki
17.30 pm The bus arrives to the bus parking by the SkyWheel Helsinki
- Castles of Raasepori
- Helsinki City, Helsinki Metropol Area, Finland
- 03 Jul 2020 - 07 Aug 2020
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Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a bubbly, edgy and intriguing city by the Baltic sea. Helsinki is such a green city with verdant parks, forests (in the city, yes), beautiful coastline and countless islands both big and tiny. Nature is always very close by. It’s almost like you are wrapped in a green and soothing hug. Can you imagine that a third of Helsinki is covered in green areas? That’s a lot of green. You can’t escape it and you really wouldn’t want to. Helsinki has a recharging effect.
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