Category Archives: Helsinki

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Five Nordic Hot Spots for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve in the Nordic countries offers tourists a variety of celebrations. Spend time outdoors in a large event or settle into a cozy restaurant or bar. If you are looking to celebrate the New Year in style, read to the end for a bonus tip. There is a location you can celebrate twice in one night! 1. Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen celebrates with a celebration at the town square Amalienborg, the Royal Palace. The Royal Guard dresses in the red gala uniforms for the Royal Guard Par ... read more

Three Reasons to Visit the Christmas City This Holiday Season

Winter wonderlands, Christmas Markets, and delicious food shared with family and friends make the holiday season special. Regardless of your family traditions, Christmas City offers festivities and opportunities to make new traditions. What better way to spend your holidays than in the land of Santa Claus! So, where does Santa live? In Finland, of course! And Helsinki offers all the best Christmas activities to help you make memories that will last a lifetime! Here are our top five reasons to ... read more

WINTER BREAKS vs SUMMER BREAKS

Everyone’s been singing summer songs for a long time. Now, when summer is giving us signs of goodbyes and the chilly autumn breezes will be blowing by the windows , we are obliged to look forward to the blue evenings and chilly days of winter. But don’t get all gloomy as winter is often greatly underestimated when it comes to all the fun you can have. Let us remind you of all that can be done during winters. Where summer offers great festivals, sunny days and sandy beaches, winters ... read more

Helsinki Design Week 2015

Being the biggest design event in Northern Europe attracts the attention of international followers in great number. Helsinki Design Week presents over 150 design events around Helsinki from 3 to 13 September 2015 which is the 10th anniversary of this event. The plans are to promotes city-wide meeting places and discussion forums visits to studios for design professionals, students and enthusiasts all at the same time along with some workshops, exhibitions, fashion shows, seminars, galas and any ... read more

Summers in Helsinki

Helsinki “Daughter of Baltic-Sea” is famous for its art-deco buildings and its neo-classical style churches and cobbled streets. Helsinki is also famous for its well-preserved history in the shape of Museums and Art galleries. Summer is said to be the best time to visit Helsinki mainly because of its pleasant weather, long lasting day-light and very lively night-life. When it comes to vacations, Helsinki is one of the most popular destinations among Red Apple Cities especially during summer ... read more

Tips on travelling with kids: DOs and DON’Ts

Travelling with kids is a tricky job. You have to cater for their needs and make sure they are enjoying a safe environment in a way that doesn’t spoil their experience because once their mood is upset your whole trip can tumbledown. Kids thrive on adventure, they take travelling so seriously, they would want everything that can make it the best experience of their life and if they are happy your journey is guaranteed to be a pleasant one. Following are some tips to make it possible: What to ... read more

Let us host you for the 2015 UEFA European Football Championship

The UEFA European Football Championship 2015 will be held in different venues across Europe the list of Matches with their venues can be viewed here. Millions of intrepid football fans from all over the world are expected to travel towards these cities of Europe. The finale will be played at the Olympiastadion, Berlin on Saturday 6 June 2015. If you are a football enthusiast, you will love to cheer with the Champs, bare the flag with the winners, celebrate the win in a corner café or a ... read more

Fun with Family in Helsinki

Helsinki "Daughter of Baltic-Sea" is famous for its art-deco buildings and its neo-classical style churches and cobbled streets. Helsinki is also famous for its well-preserved history in the shape of Museums and Art galleries. Summer is said to be the best time to visit Helsinki mainly because of its pleasant weather, long lasting day-light and very lively night-life. When it comes to family vacations, Helsinki is one of the most popular destinations among Red Apple Cities. Captivating ... read more

"Short-term Apartment Rentals Becoming More Popular"

And that's according to travel expert Rick Steves. His recommendation for travel in Europe this year: Stay in an apartment and feel like a "temporary local." Of course, we already know that short-term apartments are an economical alternative to hotels and one of the best ways to get to know a city. That's why we offer apartments in 8 major European cities. Short-term apartment rentals are our specialty, but if you need further proof that apartments are the way of the future for travelers to Euro ... read more