Private, Flexible & Customized

 We meet you in the port, in the hotel lobby or at the airport. We offer only a private Day With A Local experience for you and your group, an alternative to a typical guided tour or shore excursion.

Above all, you can choose your day program 100 %. Your Local adapts to your and your group’s wishes and requests during the day.

Locals give their own personality and point of view. This is not a guided tour, but better yet, an experience with a Local! Get to know our team

Safe, Reliable & Genuine

Our guests have been delighted by fast correspondence and our reliability. We reply to all e-mail & WhatsApp messages in English within 24 hours. If you don’t receive a reply, please check your e-mail Spam folder!

Liisa, founder of the company, owner of the business and a Helsinki Local herself, has handpicked and met all team members in person in all cities: Tallinn, Stockholm, Helsinki and Porvoo. All team members have been trained to host you, yet keeping their own personality at the same time, to keep the experience genuine.

Sincere, Transparent & Fair

We give only recommendations based on our own experiences. No paid recommendations, only real opinions! All Day With A Local fees and additional costs are visible. All of our team members are paid for their time & effort. We offer an alternative to typical guided tours. Learn more

Experience cities the local way – not only on a typical guided tour

We use public transportation, walk, and when needed take a taxi, as locals do. In all of the cities where Day With A Local is available, public transportation is the most convenient way to get around.

If you’ve got any special needs, please let us know and we can make arrangements suitable for you. We are happy to arrange private transportation for you, for example. Our concierge / travel assistant type additional services (as arranging special arrangements) start from 60 euros. If there is an additional fee from the arrangements, you are always informed in advance!

Day with Marju in Tallinn

“Had a wonderful day! Saw lots of things we would never have found on our own – – Experienced some interesting local food at some very unusual restaurants  – –  we had some good conversations with Marju. Overall she was an excellent local guide. Everything we could have asked for and more!”
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“The ONLY way to see Helsinki!”

A Day With A Local is your one stop shop for experiencing the wonderful city that is Helsinki. The experience that Liisa provides is more akin to visiting a city with a friend who lives there, than a box-checking organized tour. You visit on your schedule but see things through the eyes of someone who lives, works, eats and breathes Helsinki. Read more on TripAdvisor >>

dbuckley

Day with Zivile in Stockholm

We have just finished our “Day with a Local ” with Zivile. It was fantastic and beyond our expectations. Zivile was informative, friendly, and such a nice person  and took us to places we would never ventured or been aware of their existence. She gave us so much information and we learnt so much. This is one of those days of a holiday that we will remember and treasure long after we return home.
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“The only way to see Stockholm”

Zivile kindly met us right off the cruise ship in the Nynäshamn port – – – We opted for a quick walk in the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and stepped inside a couple gorgeous churches briefly – – – We learned a lot with our local, Zivile, as we asked questions all day – – – I saw Stockholm in a whole new light this time and I’m forever grateful. Read more on TripAdvisor >>

Bambill

Day with Kaisu in Helsinki

Thanks to Kaisu showing us Helsinki. We had a wonderful “day with a local”. There are two aspects I would like to mention which are totally different when you book a “Day with a local” and not a normal “City guide”.  First: with “day with a local “you learn the life of a city like strolling with a friend and not with a “teacher”, who wants to feed you with datas about highlights. And second: it is a very good  idea to end the tour with an included dinner. Speaking about people and their every day life is much more natural and informative.

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“Excellent Helsinki tour with Kati-Riina”

My husband and I toured Helsinki during a cruise on the Baltic Sea in June with our young daughter, our friends, and their young son. After arranging the details in advance via email with Liisa, we met our guide, Kati-Riina, at the port when we debarked in Helsinki. She was prompt and friendly and had already purchased tram passes for all of us to get from the port to downtown. Read more on TripAdvisor >>

pruette

“Saw the Real Helsinki with Liisa!”

I loved how she took our group to see not only a few of the touristy places but also brought us to the more local areas. Great energy and a fun place to visit in the summer.

Devon P

“Liisa in Helsinki and Marju in Tallinn – Wonderful experience”

Marju was very friendly, knowledgeable and accomodative. Liisa really gave us a feel of Helsinki. Read more on TripAdvisor >>

Suchanda S

“Like being with a friend”

Liisa was super organized and very communicative. I emailed her 2 days before from the website and got everything planned. We spent 6 hours walking around tourist sites and local places in Helsinki. It was a very enjoyable day. Read more on TripAdvisor >>

altruista6

“Excellent personalised tour of Helsinki”

As someone who owns a private travel service and organises trips around the world, I found Liisa to be one of the most responsive and helpful local guides I have ever worked with in any city. Read More on TripAdvisor >>

Ziad_Haddara

“Wonderful, well-paced, interesting day”

Liisa is an expert at showing off Helsinki. She has great pacing and knows when you might need a rest, a restroom, and takes the time to explain things where everyone in the group can hear and ask questions. Read more on TripAdvisor >>

Anna B
Day With A Local is a private premium travel service for your group. That is why we don't publish any photos of our guests. Our guests and decide themselves if they want to share their experience on social media. For us, private is private.
City highlights and local lifestyle – Day With A Local
There are no free lunches. There are no free tours, either! Do You want to go on one paid by advertisers or paid by yourself? Day With A Local offers the latter.

What is Day With A Local?

Day With A Local provides a 100 % flexible, customized and private day in your travel destination

Our service combines city highlights with the local perspective in the city you are visiting. If you want to focus only on highlights or skip all touristy spots, let us know and we will adjust your program accordingly!

We are warmly welcoming guests with any special needs

Day With A Local is a day at your pace, according to your and your group's wishes. We have hosted guests with mobility issues or who are in a wheelchair, as well as guests who like to walk the whole day. Tell us what you prefer and your day will be arranged according to your wishes. We usually use public transportation and walk, as locals do. Included in our travel assistant services, we can also make arrangements for private transportation for the day.

 Day With A Local has passionate Locals in all locations waiting to show you their city and what they love about it

During your Day With A Local you will meet a Local, see the highlights of the city from a Local's point of view, and you will also receive lots of tips for the rest of your holiday if you're staying for a longer time. Interaction with a Local is a key element of the day. In other words, you will talk and discuss about subjects that you are interested in, visit the places you want to visit, and feel like a local.

Day With A Local isn’t a typical guided tour with lots of memorized information one place after another. For instance, Locals are encouraged to add their personality to your day and answer your questions as well as talk freely about subjects that are of interest to them, to create a unique local experience.

Our Locals never push you inside a souvenir shop (and you've been on one of those tours before, right?!). All recommendations we give are real – we don't get any movie tickets, free dinners or other compensation for our recommendations (unlike what happens so often in tourism, unfortunately)!

Day With A Local starts at your desired meeting point

We can meet in the port, hotel lobby, railway station, airport arrivals terminal or other meeting point that is most suitable for you.

100 % customized contents of the day

You can ask for a specific program or let your Local take you to their favorite spots!

Breaks or no breaks? It's your choice!

For instance, you will decide whether you want to have coffee break/s, lunch break, sit in the park for a while – or if you want to keep going the whole day. Your Local adapts to any wishes.

On time back in the port or at the airport

Whether it is a shore excursion or a stopover, if you are having a timetable, we will make sure that you are back in the port or at the airport on time although you are going around with your own group only.

Have a worry-free day with us

Customized

Your itinerary is created based on your preferences, there is not just one available itinerary of a guided tour but plenty of options where to choose from.

Conversational

Enjoy interaction with a Local instead of 'following the umbrella' on a typical guided tour.

Flexible

Your Local reacts to your needs in terms of pace, breaks and a change in plans, in a 100 % customized way (for sure better than on a typical guided tour).

Priced per group of 1 to 8

Prices are announced per group up to 8 people. Additional cost for 9+ people.

395-495 €/ group of 1 to 8 (7 hours); any length of day is available

Most popular service: 395-495 € for 7 hours

The price of 395 € is available for groups of 1 to 8 people when Day With A Local is booked and paid online min. 1 month in advance or if booked between two weeks and one month in advance and paid within 48 hours from booking. Normal online price 445 € for bookings and payments closer to the day. From Nynäshamn port in Stockholm and Helsinki airport: 495 € including 7 hours of time calculated from meeting the guests when paid in advance, normal online price 545 €. Different pricing possible on national holidays. Please note that your public transportation or other transportation, possible admission fees, food or drinks aren't included. Local's basic costs and VAT 24 % are included. Learn more about pricing

Day With A Local from and back to the port

 395-495 €/max 7 hours (advance payment)

The price of the shore excursion includes meeting the Local in the port and ending the day in the port, at the security gate, time calculated from meeting the guests. We will return back to port 30 to 60 minutes before ship's doors close. Day with Liisa from and back to the port 495 €.

Day With A Local from the airport and from Nynäshamn port, Day with Liisa in Helsinki

495 €/max 7 hours from meeting (advance payment). Meet your Local in Nynäshamn port or at Helsinki, Stockholm or Tallinn airport. In Stockholm, goodbye at Stockholm Central Railway Station (additional +100 € if returning back to Nynäshamn with a Local, total 8.5 hours).

Half Day With A Local during October-April

4 hours for 255 € or 5 hours for 315 €/group of 1 to 8 (advance payment)

Groups of 9+

 The price is calculated according to the number of Locals and there is an additional fee for arrangements (minimum 60 €).

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