In the captain's boots - guided tour old town raahe trade house of lang raahe archipelago On this tour, you will get to experience the enchanting history of shipyard activities and
In the captain’s boots – guided tour old town raahe trade house of lang raahe archipelago
On this tour, you will get to experience the enchanting history of shipyard activities and trade in Raahe and the local archipelago.
Visit the historical Trade House of Lang to enjoy tales of Raahe, once the most important shipyard town and port in Finland, and find yourself whisked away to the days of old, with the taste of local sweets, pastries and salt water in your mouth. Let the idyllic atmosphere of Old Raahe and the story of Sea Captain Janne Byström whisk open your mind’s eye to the high seas and life in the seaside town of Raahe in the 1870s. The tour will take you through one of the best-preserved wooden districts in Finland to the acclaimed and award-winning Raahe archipelago.
The tour begins at the Trade House of Lang, where ships used to transport goods from all over the world for trade. While enjoying a delicious cup of coffee, you will hear about contemporary life around Pekkatori Square, the hub of local commerce. You will then take a short walk through Old Raahe to visit authentic historical locations and learn about events and stories from the life of Sea Captain Janne on Lang’s ships. In Museonranta, next to the old Seaman’s House, you will board a boat to Iso-Kraaseli Island, where you get to marvel at the historical lightless lighthouse.
DURATION 2,5 hours
STARTING POINT/LOCATION Raahe. Trade House of Lang street address Kirkkokatu 19, Raahe.
GROUP SIZE 5 – 36 persons
AVAILABILITY May to October
LANGUAGES Finnish, English
PRICE 63 €/person (cross price per person)
WHAT’S INCLUDED Guidance, coffee and pastries at the Trade House, guided walking tour through Old Town Raahe, boat cruise in the archipelago.
SUPPLEMENTS Lunch at the Trade House of Lang, other transportation.
BOOKINGS AND INQUIRIES
Trade House of Lang
Tel. +358 50 513 7750
Trade House of Lang
Raahe Guides Association
Price valid 1.1.-31.12.2020
Month Long Event (toukokuu)
Raahe, Kirkkokatu 19