Fun,Educational Children's Nature and Family- Friendly City Tour in Helsinki
An excellent, fun, nature and city adventure for families or groups with small children. The tour incorporates a Children's Island Nature Adventure/OutdoorMuseum and a family-friendly Helsinki Highlights Tour. The nature adventure takes place on beautiful island off the coast of Helsinki where the children will explore the forest and find out about Finnish wild plants, birds and animals. The island has something for all ages as it houses an open-air museum with old cottages, farmsteads and manors so other adults in the group can enjoy these if they do not want to take part in the Children's Nature Adventure. A drink and Finnish cinnamon bun are provided for the children as well as a workbook and activities during the walk. The tour takes in highlights of Helsinki and stops in the historical centre of the city close to the Moomin Cafe, restaurants, artisan seaside market and the Children's City Museum.
* Scenic drive to the Outdoor Museum Island
*Children's Nature Adventure/optional visit to the buildings on the island
*Snack for the children
*Helsinki Highlights passing the Olympic Stadium, Parliament building, Finlandia Hall, Opera House Suomenlinna fortress, the icebreakers
*Visit at the Sibelius Monument
*Visit Senate Square/Lutheran Cathedral
Time for shopping can be inlcuded in this tour. If it is raining heavily we can shorten the outdoor nature adventure and spend some time indoors at the Children's City Museum which is in Senate Square. Senate Square is located near the craft market, Lutheran Cathedral and shopping, so other members of the group do not necessarily need to come to the Children's Museum. This tour is flexible and can take into account the individual needs of families with children.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet at your cruise ship harbour or hotel. I will have a sign with your group name.
End location: We can take you back to your hotel or cruiseship harbour or you can stay in the downtown area close to the historical centre of the city, the Moomin Cafe,Children's Museum and Craft Market for example. We will of course advise you how to get back to your hotel or port. We can also do a drop-off at another location of interest.The tour is flexible and we aim to accomodate your needs.
Duration: 4 hours
We will be using a private driver and modern, air-conditioned mini-van ( 9 seater) to take us to the island and back. Cars are not allowed on the island.The tour will involve walking on the island and the the island is pushchair friendly.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 Euro - It is free entry for adults to the open-air museum to wander around and take pictures of the buildings in the museum/ accompany the children during the nature adventure. However, if adults (children free) would like to enter the buildings on the island there is a fee of 12 euros.This must be paid on the spot.