Enjoy 3-hour tour
The tour will cover topics such as the Finnish history and language, the architectural styles of Helsinki, Finnish religions, and will mainly be centered around the oldest part of Helsinki. A tour route (of the most historic part of Helsinki) has been pre-arranged, however, if you have a particular interest (e. g. architecture, cuisine, Russian history etc. ), then the tour can be adapted to suit your request.
The tour will include walking past the following buildings, whilst getting a full narrative description by myself:
Uspenski Cathedral - National Library of Finland - Helsinki Harbour - Helsinki Cathedral - Senate Square - Holy Trinity Church - Stora Enso Building - Architectural styles - Art Nouveau Quarter - Sarastus Statue - Market Square - Presidential Palace - University of Helsinki - Governmental Palace.
During the tour we will visit some of the most iconic and historic places of Helsinki.
- Senate Square
- Helsinki Cathedral
- National Library of Finland
- The House of Estates
- Uspenski Cathedral
- Esplanade Park
- Alexander's Street
- Railway Station
- Music Hall
- Finlandia Hall.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: The address for the meeting point is Hallituskatu 7, 00170, Helsinki.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euros - You may want to buy coffee or snacks during or after the tour. I'm happy to direct you to these.
I often have requests surrounding a guided tour of Suomenlinna island. As the Island is a UNESCO heritage site, it is not permitted to give guided tours. I am however happy to accompany you to the island and to take a relaxing walk with you.
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We were a large group of 13 members & considering the varied interest among our group, it was very well managed. A day trip to Helsinki, bundled-in with a long wish-list, which we tried to attend them as much possible, including Porvoo. Their well coordinated team of two - Mike and Anna, did help keeping our large group well engaged. Well informed with the history, art and culture of their city. Genuinely very nice people. Happy to meet them.