Silversea Luxury Cruises To Turku

Turku

Joint European Capital of Culture in 2011 (with Talinn, Estonia), Turku is the oldest town in Finland. Founded at the end of the 13th century, the town was the capital of Finland until 1809, and is still considered to be the cultural focus of Finland. Turku enjoys the splendid status of being Finland’s “official Christmas city” with the traditional Christmas peace blessing being declared from the town square every 24th December at noon. View more

In the summer months, Turku is a lively city with a perfect fusion of historical tradition and contemporary life.

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Copenhagen To Stockholm
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    Jul 24, 2018
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Stockholm To Copenhagen
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    Aug 29, 2018
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    Silver Wind

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Excursions in Turku

Turku and the Gardens of Golden Beach

Discover the exquisite beauty of the President of Finland's summer residence during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion to Kultaranta, the 'Gardens of Golden Beach'.


Turku City Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Kultaranta, the 'Gardens of Golden Beach'. En route take a short, panoramic tour of Turku City, passing by renowned landmarks that include the Turku Castle and Cathedral, lively Market Place and River Aura.


Gardens of Golden Beach, Medallion, Rose Garden and Greenhouses

Golden Beach is the summer residence of the President of Finland, and its gardens are known as 'mini-Versailles'. During your guided walking tour, hear interesting stories about Kultaranta whilst strolling in the gardens and marvelling at the view. In the middle of the gardens is the Medallion, which is surrounded by a carefully trimmed fir hedge. Inside the Medallion is Kultaranta's famous Rose Garden, where you can admire diverse varieties of rose bushes. In addition, see the greenhouses that supply the President's household with flowers and vegetables throughout the year.


Naantali and Old Town

Following your visit, re-board your coach and drive to Naantali, where some free time is made available to explore Naantali's Old Town independently. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board the coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Naantali's Old Town is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a waterproof jacket or coat from the ship.

Turku, Countryside and Sheep Farm Visit

Explore Turku City, its landmarks and surrounds during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion and sheep farm visit.


Turku City and Stentorp Sheep Farm

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Stentorp Sheep Farm. En route, traverse Turku City and the picturesque countryside. Stentorp is a small sheep farm perched on a hill overlooking the sea. The property is a typical Finnish country home, with a large villa and smaller stables in the yard. The owners breed sheep with wool of various shades of brown, black and white. The fine Finn-wool yarn is uncoloured and prepared on the premises carefully, without chemicals.


Guided Tour, Handicrafts Exhibition and Sheepdog Performance

During your visit, take in spectacular panoramic vistas of the troll woods, green park areas and sea views. In addition, learn about the production process and daily operations at the farm, and take in a handicrafts exhibition and sheepdog performance. You can also purchase Stentorp's handmade products, including sweaters, hats, shawls, lined jackets, and more. Following a cup of coffee with a pastry amidst your beautiful surrounds, re-board your coach and return to Turku.


Turku's City Centre, Landmarks and Turku Castle

Upon arrival, take a panoramic drive through Turku's city centre. Sights to be seen in Finland's first capital include the Turku Cathedral, University of Turku, and Rettig Palace with its Aboa Vetus Museum. Following your city tour, proceed for an exterior photo stop at Turku Castle before commencing the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a waterproof jacket or coat from the ship.

Nature Walk in Ruissalo National Park

Experience the stunning natural beauty of Ruissalo Island and its National Park on-foot during this memorable, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Ruissalo Island, Ruissalo National Park and Botanical Garden

Depart the pier for the short drive to Ruissalo Island, located just outside of Turku's city centre, and a visit to Ruissalo National Park. Upon arrival, take a guided nature walk through the park. Along the way, view the beautiful wooden villas and natural splendour. Along the way, visit the beautiful Botanical Garden of the University of Turku. Here, the outdoor plant collection comprises several thousand different species and varieties such as edible plants, roses, meadow flowers, rock plants, water lilies, and exotic trees and shrubs.


Old Wooden Villa Visit and Refreshments

Following your walking tour, proceed for a relaxing stop at an old wooden villa for coffee or tea served with homemade baked goods. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a waterproof jacket or coat from the ship.

Highlights of Turku

Discover the highlights of Finland's oldest city and first capital during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion to Turku.


Turku City Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour orientation drive through Turku. Along the way, pass by a host of historic buildings, including the Orthodox Church, stately Turku Cathedral, Swedish Theatre, an observatory building on Vartiovuori Hill, and more. Your first stop is at Turku Castle, a unique, grey stone castle which has stood guard at the mouth of the River Aura since the 1280's.


Turku Castle

Located in the harbour area, the Turku Castle is part of Finland's national heritage and has witnessed many great events, including weddings, funerals and wars. The castle's heyday was in the 16th century, and the new Renaissance-spirited storey was built during that time. One of the most popular sights of the castle is the prison cell where Duke Johan held his brother, the ousted King Erik XIV, prisoner in the 1570s. Medieval woodcarvings are on display in the castle's chapel. Following your guided walking tour of the castle, re-board your coach and drive to the Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum.


Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum

Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of this unique museum. When the Great Fire of Turku destroyed a majority of the town in 1827, Luostarinmäki was spared as it was then a rather remote part of town. The area remains in its original condition, and provides a genuine setting for the Handicrafts Museum, which comprises about 30 workshops from the pre-industrial era. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the city centre. Upon arrival, you can return directly to the pier, or be dropped off (time-permitting) for independent exploration and shopping before returning to the ship on your own.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and several steps at Turku Castle. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a waterproof jacket or coat from the ship. The tour sequence may vary.