Private Helsinki Design and Architecture Walking Tour with Private Guide
Helsinki is home to some of the greatest names in modern architecture and design: On this tour we will explore this heritage.
On our walk we will admire the city's abundant and varied architecture ranging from Neoclassical and Art Nouveau through to Functionalist. We will also not forget the Modern architecture crowning the city's eclectic offering.
The creations of Aalto and Saarinen can be found all around the city within easy walking distance. Did you know that Finnish-born US Architecht Eero Saarinen was also an acclaimed interior designer?
The Esplanadi area, home to the classical Design District, showcases the works of great Finnish interior design names such as Aalto, Saarinen, Aarnio, Wirkkala and Sarpaneva. See how many of the classical Finnish design classics you can recognize!
During the tour we will also find the time for a relaxed coffee break or refreshments stop.
1) Meet and begin tour.
2) Begin design tour focusing on architectural design.
3) Continue tour with remainder of itinerary covering the design Area of Esplanadi and Design Forum.
4) Break for refreshments / coffee.
5) Tour completed. I can accompany you back to your hotel.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
On Sundays some of the Designer stores on the itinerary are closed and we will look at alternative options.
Hotel guests: Helsinki center is very compact so we can begin our walking tour as soon as we leave the hotel.
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 EUR - Finland is an expensive country and you can count on approx EUR 10 for a refreshment stop per person.
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sight, I am not allowed to give tours inside the Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress. Only accredited Suomenlinna guides permitted. The island is visible from the mainland by boat where commentary is unrestricted.
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Very knowledgeable guide, very adaptive: she delvers an excellent tour. Nice interaction !