Experience Helsinki Shore Excursion and the countryside with a visit to Vhitträsk


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 4



Finnish (fluent), English (advanced), French (advanced), Swedish (fluent), German (advanced), Spanish (advanced)

Home of Eliel Saarinen the famous Finnish architect, father of Eero Saarinen

We will see the main sights in Helsinki including famous church built in the bedrock of Finland ( now there is a 3 € entrance fee ), Senate Square the monumental center of Helsinki and the Hakaniemi market and covered market. This market is where people in Helsinki go shopping.
We also drive out of Helsinki ( 30 minutes ride ) to the countryside where we will visit the unique residence cum working place of well know Finnish architects Eliel Saarinen, Herman Gesellius and Yrjö Lindegren.


We start by driving out of Helsinki to Vhitträsk, about half an hour drive. We will visit the buildings of the architect trio and also walk down to the lake. We return to the car after spending about 1 1/2 hour on spot. In Helsinki we visit the Rock church ( Temppeliaukion kirkko now with a 3 € entrance fee ) ) see the market place and covered market in Hakaniemi. We have a look at the Esplanades, maybe the most beautiful part of Helsinki with nice coffee shops and design shops. Then return to ship or hotel. Total 6 hrs.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at the harbor where your ship will arrive or the hotel where you stay. When I know the details I will advice you on the exact meeting point.

End location: I bring you back to where the excursions started or if you wish to end the tour elsewhere it will not be a problem.

Duration: 6 hours


We will move in an air conditioned modern car. If you would be more than 4 people I can provide a minibus and the price would be ajusted accordingly.

What’s Included

Other: Transport in an air-conditioned and clean car with me as your driver and guide. Mineral water complimentary for everyone included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 euro - Entrance fee to the architects home 7 euros. Light lunch or snack about 8 to 15 euros.

What’s Extra

Other: Any entrance fees, coffee or snacks you would like to buy.

A Recent Review of this tour

Ralf was excellent. Very cordial. Made sure we saw what we wanted to see in the aloted time. Recomended.
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