Guided tours in Savonlinna

Savonlinna Tourist Guides welcome you to a guided tour in Savonlinna!

Learn about the past and present of the charming little town Savonlinna that once used to be a significant border locality between East and West and later an important centre for the shipping on Lake Saimaa.

If you wish to get the most out of your stay in the Savonlinna Region, book a guided tour from the officially trained Savonlinna Tourist Guides. They were chosen as the best guide association in Finland in 2021.

You can choose a guided tour in Finnish, English, German, Swedish, Russian or Japanese. Guided tours are available for groups and individual travellers. Our professional and helpful guides are at your service – in Savonlinna, Kerimäki and Punkaharju.

Guided tours in summer 2022

Savonlinna Tourist Guides organize the guided tour From a Castle Village to the Pearl on Lake Saimaa in English on the following dates:

Thursday 16 June 2022 at 17.00

Thursday 21 July 2022 at 17.00

Thursday 11 August 2022 at 17.00

This walking tour introduces the history and development of the town Savonlinna from a small village that formed in the vicinity of the Olavinlinna Castle to a well known travel destination, the Pearl in the middle of the Lake Saimaa region.

The tour starts from Aleksin Aukio Square and lasts ca. 1,5 hours. Each tour is available for max. 25 persons.

Price: 10 € / person. Children under 15 years are free of charge.

Advance tickets can be purchased from Lakeland Travel tourist agency (Olavinkatu 35). Ticket sales ends 30 minutes before the start of the tour. After that tickets can be purchased in cash from the guide.


Guided Bus Tour in Savonlinna
Duration: ca. 1,5 hours
(Group’s own bus or bus reservation via Savonlinna Tours, extra charge)

Along the route you can see part of the historical centre of town Savonlinna, Olavintori site for the old market place and current administrative centre of the town, the market place and the charming passenger harbour. We drive across few of the numerous bridges in Savonlinna to visit the industrial area in the eastern part of the town. From there the tour continues to the west, where we see an old but still functioning shipyard and a bell tower dating back to the 18th century.

Upon request we can include an additional ½ h walk along the Linnankatu Street, the oldest street in the Finnish inland, leading to the medieval fortress, the Olavinlinna Castle.

Guided walking tour in the heart of Savonlinna
Duration: ca. 1,5 hours

A leisurely walking tour around the centre of Savonlinna, including the market place, the historical Linnankatu Street and the surroundings of the Olavinlinna Castle. We will also walk past the town hall and see the Casino Spa and Kasino Islands.

Also available a shorter walk, 1h, concentrating on Linnankatu Street and the surroundings of the Olavinlinna Castle.

Spalife on the Kasino Islands, guided walking tour
Duration: 2 hours

At the beginning of the 20th century Savonlinna was a lively small town. The newly built Spa attracted both native and foreign guests to spend their summers in the midst of the beautiful lakeland. The walk takes you around the Kasino Islands and portrays a picture of the Spa life in the golden era of the Czars.

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Price of the regular guided tour is 120 euros. Duration of the tour is 1 to 1,5 h. For longer durations special price categories apply.

1– 1,5 hours 120 €
2 hours 150 €
3 hours 200 €

Please note: Sundays, national Holidays and nightime (2306) 100 % increased charge.
Rates apply when the tour starts and ends in the centre of Savonlinna. When the tour starts from another location, guide´s traveling expenses are charged to the customer.

Reservations and more information

Savonlinna Tours / Ms. Päivi Ruuskanen

+358 50 548 4004 (mob.)