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Kultaranta garden guided tours

Get your tickets in advance to Kultaranta garden

13 €/adult

There is limited number of places on tour. It is recommended to get the tickets beforehand to reserve a spot on tour.

Note! The additional tours are opened beforehand if it seems that other tours are sold out for the day. Changes may apply. The advance selling ends 12 noon for the daily departures.

Kultaranta garden guided tours

Kultaranta and its garden are one of the most visited sights in Naantali. The garden of Kultaranta is the Finnish version of Versailles park and is a must-see point of interest in Naantali during summertime.

Kultaranta Manor House was built one year before Finland declared independence in 1916. It was a summer villa for Merchant Alfred Kordelin and Lars Sonck was the architect. Today, this impressive granite manor house, located by Naantalinlahti Bay, is undoubtedly Finland’s best known summer residence.

Kultaranta has been the summer residence of Finnish presidents since 1922; thus, Naantali is referred to as the summer capital of Finland. Visitors to Kultaranta have the opportunity to admire the beautiful garden.

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Kultaranta garden tour dates and times

7 – 23 June and 16 – 31 August 2022

Tuesdays-Sundays
13.30-14.15 in Finnish, summarized in English
(14.30-15.15 additional tour if first one sold out)

24 June – 14 August 2022

Tuesdays-Sundays
13.30-14.15  in Finnish
(14.15-15 additional tour if others sold out, in Finnish)
14.30-15.15 in Finnish

24 June – 14 August 2022 Tours in other languages

Tuesdays 13.00-14.00 in Swedish
Saturdays 13.00-14.00 in English

29 – 12 August 2021 Theme tours in Finnish

Presidents summers in Naantali on Wednesdays 13.00-14.00 in Finnish
Mamsel Kupiainen and presidents’ Kultaranta on Thursdays 13.00-14.00 in Finnish
Kultaranta Art tours on Fridays 13.00-14.00 in Finnish

Kultaranta Garden dazzles

The 16-hectare formal garden has thousands of roses, with several different varieties such as Tellervo, Astrid Lindgren, President Kekkonen and Tarja Halonen. The formal garden is also adorned by the red garden, blue garden, pergola, gazebos, fountains and the diplomat passages lined by spruce hedges.

During the summer time, guided walks for individual visitors are held in the Kultaranta Garden. The garden is closed on Mondays.

Arriving instructions

How to get to Kultaranta? Kultaranta garden address is Kordelininkatu, Naantali. There is a free parking area next to Kultaranta gate. There is a ticket sales and wc building in the area. The tours start by the ticket sales building. The distance from Naantali old town is approx. 2.5km.

Step into the hundred-years old queen of the gardens

Guided tours in Kultaranta garden are arranged during summer time from Tuesday to Sunday according to the opening hours of Kultaranta garden. The garden is closed on Mondays. The guided tours takes from 45 minutes to 1 hour and the walking distance is 1,5 km. The route is easygoing sand path, there are some steps along the way.

If you intend to see the garden for the first time, we warmly recommend participating on a guided tour. Please see times and language options above.

The tours are popular and there are limited number of tickets. It is strongly recommended to purchase your ticket beforehand at Visit Naantali webshop.

The online sales to tours ends at 12 noon. Ticket sales at Kultaranta garden opens 30 minutes prior the first tour of the day and if there are tickets left, they will be sold only there.

The address to the parking area of Kultaranta garden: Kordelininkatu, Naantali. Please note that it is not allowed to bring pets to the garden excl. guide dogs.

The tours start at Kultaranta parking area.

Public can also visit the garden during the open hours that take place on summer Fridays from 6 pm to 8 pm. Please see the dates the garden is open on Kultaranta info page.

Themed guided walks in the garden (only in Finnish)

Kultaranta and its beautiful garden is full of fascinating stories. On these guided and themed walk a visitor will learn more about the history and current happenings in the garden. These tours are guided only in Finnish.

The Finnish Presidents’ Summers in Naantali on Wednesdays  30.6.-11.8.2021

We welcome you for a new guided tour of Kultaranta. In addition to the floral splendour of the garden, the tour also offers a different kind of perspective on 100 years of Finland’s cultural history and introduces the 12 Finnish presidential terms.

Over the century, Kultaranta’s summers have been filled with a great variety of events and it has been the summer residence of twelve very different presidents who have all made their mark on the lives of Finnish people.

Departure at Kultaranta ticket sales. The tour is in Finnish.

Tour times and tickets

On Wednesdays 13.00-14.00 Guiding in Finnish. Note that 45 minutes of the tour is spend inside the garden.

13 €/adult

Mamsell Kupiainen and the Presidents’ Kultaranta on Thursdays 1.7.-12.8.2021

Gun shots at Kultaranta? Native Americans in the garden? Take part in the new themed guided tour, which is a mixture of fact and fiction, and find out what the presidents of Finland have got up to at Kultaranta and what has happened behind the scenes.

The guide for the tour is the very likeable Mamsell Kupiainen who has worked for many Finnish presidents and may slip out a secret or two.

The tour starts at Kultaranta ticket sales. The tour is in Finnish.

Tour times and tickets

On Thursdays 13.00-14.00 Guiding in Finnish. Note that 45 minutes of the tour is spend inside the garden.

13 €/adult

Art tour in Kultaranta Garden on Fridays 2.7.-13.8.2021

On the guided Art tour in Kultaranta Garden tour, visitors can learn more about the gardens art exhibition organised by the Alfred Kordelin

Foundation together with the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland. The tour is in Finnish.

Tour times and tickets

Fridays 13.00-14.00 Guiding in Finnish.

13 €/adult

Private tour in the garden

Did you know that all of the tours in Kultaranta garden can be booked privately for a group?

Guided tours of Kultaranta Garden for groups

Group visits to the gardens of Kultaranta (the President’s Summer Residence) can be booked almost all year round from Naantali Tourist Information.

Enquiries and reservations

Visit Naantali tel. +358 (0)2 435 9800 or ryhmat@visitnaantali.com