Private Helsinki Walking Tour with Private Guide
Helsinki is a compact city where most attractions are within walking distance. On our leasurely walking tour we will uncover the highlights and main attractions of Helsinki:
- Historical Senate Square, one of the best preserved neo-classical squares in all Northern Europe and featured in the classic Hollywood movie 'Reds'.
- Helsinki Lutheran and Uspenski Orthodox cathedrals
- Market Square, an authentic city market with a local feel.
- Esplanadi Park with its vivid cold-war history and home to chic Finnish design
- Central Railway Station, designed by Architect Eliel
Saarinen, father of American Architecht Eero Saarinen.
- Parliament Building, Museum of Modern Art
- The stunningly designed Rock Church (subject to availability)
The Chapel of Silence, an urban oasis of tranquility.
OPTIONAL EXTRA: This tour can be adapted to include a JEWISH HELSINKI theme. Let me know if this type of tour is of interest.
If your group size is over 10 persons please contact me for a personal tour offer
1) Meet at hotel or cruise harbor and begin tour.
2) For cruise passengers: Transfer to city center, approximately 15 minutes with commentary along route.
3) Begin Walking Tour of city covering all major sights en route.
4) Break for coffee, refreshments and/or souvenir shopping.
5) Continue tour with remainder of itinerary.
6) Tour completed. I can accompany you back to your hotel or assist in return to cruise harbor.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you as follows:
- Hotel guests, meet at the hotel reception.
- Cruise passengers, meet directly at the harbor's principal disembarcation gate.
You can identify me from a sign with your group name.
End location: Hotel guests:
After tour is over I will escort you back to your hotel or give you some ideas on how to spend the rest of your day in town.
I will show how to return back to the harbor on public transport. There is a dedicated bus or tram route that terminates at each cruise harbor. Alternatively, if you wish to stay on in town, I can advise you on how to spend the rest of your time in town.
Duration: 4 hours
Let me know if wish to reserve a tour of different length and I can customize it to precisely fit your needs.
For cruise passengers:
Depending on the location of the harbor, we will be taking public transport to the city center. Some harbors are right in the city center so then public transport is not necessary.
For Hotel guests:
Helsinki city center is compact and the tour begins as soon as we step out of the hotel.
You will receive my undivided attention as a qualified Guide, Finnish language interpreter and cross cultural adviser!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 EUR - If you arrive by cruise ship at one of the outer harbors you will need 8 EUR per person for a one day travel pass to and from the city center. Some of the harbors are right in the city center so then a travel pass is not needed.
This is not included in my tour fee and allows unlimited day travel.
Entry to THE ROCK CHURCH is charged at EUR3/person and payable in cash at the door.
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Maria is a wonderful tour guide. She is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Helsinki. She took us to see many great sites and was sensitive to our needs and desires.