Food and sightseeing tour “Tasting Kuopio”

This is a four-hour bus tour featuring sightseeing and visits to three restaurants outside the city centre and to the distillery of acclaimed alcohol producer Lignell & Piispanen. The three restaurants are the rotating Puijo Tower Restaurant on the Puijo hill, Restaurant Saana at
an idyllic location by Lake Kallavesi and the historical Koivumäki Manor in the countryside south of central Kuopio. Each restaurant serves one course of the meal, and the distillery offers a small tasting. Riding your group’s bus from one place to the next, you’ll get to hear about the city and its sites of particular interest, among them Puijo, Lake Kallavesi and the new housing district Saaristokaupunki (“town of islands”), as well as about the establishments visited and the people running them.

The fixed tour date Thursday 10 September. Minimum 10 persons. Other times by agreement.

The bus tour starts at 11.30 am in front of Kuopio City Hall, address Tulliportinkatu 31, 70110 Kuopio.

Tour guidance is provided in English.


The price covers three courses served in three locations: a welcome toast and local food plate at Puijo Tower Restaurant, lunch at Restaurant Saana and dessert and coffee at Koivumäki Manor, including the non-alcoholic beverages offered with the food. Wine and other beverages are available for purchase at the restaurants. Also included is a walking tour at the Lignell & Piispanen distillery. There will be a professional guide on board to help you make the most of your day. The tour finishes with a visit to Kuopio Market Hall.

To attend the food and sightseeing tour on one of the fixed dates, sign up by sending an e-mail to the address no later than Tuesday of that week by 8 pm and pay the attendance fee of 78 euros to Kuopion Oppaat ry (Kuopio Tourist Guides), bank account FI67 4600 0010 7788 31, BIC/IBAN ITELFIHH. When signing up, please indicate any special diets required. Once you have paid the attendance fee, you’ll receive an e-mail confirmation that is also your admission ticket. In the event of a bus tour cancellation, we will refund the attendance fee to you.