Jewish Heritage Helsinki tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

208444


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

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

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Finnish (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

This tour will take you to the Jewish heritage in Helsinki. We will discover the traces of the history of the Jewish population in Finland and their origins, visit the synagogue and other places of interest. During this 5-hour tour you will also get an overview of the capital and we will visit the Market Square, Senate Square, Grand Cathedral and the Church in the rock among other sites. Helsinki is full of fascinating architecture and you will get to know the neo-classical district and the Art Nouveau quarters.
Please note that the visits of the sites are subject to availability.

Itinerary

We will have a car or minivan for transportation during the whole tour.
The Jewish congregation got its own synagogue in Helsinki in 1906 when Finland was still part of the Russian Empire as an Autonomic Grand Duchy of Finland. We will visit along the synagogue also other sites related to this interesting period is the Finnish history such as the Empire-style heart of the city with the Gran Cathedral, the Ortodox Church Uspenski and the Art Nouveau area. The tour includes also the following sites: the Esplanade Park, the Market Square and the Market Hall and the Design District. During the panoramic part will we take the Mannerheim Avenue to see the Parliament, National Museum, the Finlandia Hall (designed by the world-famous architect Alvar Aalto), National Opera, Olympic Stadium, Sibelius Monument and we will visit also the famous Rock Church.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or at the cruise terminal.

End location: We will end at your hotel or at the cruise terminal.

Duration: 5 hours

Transportation

We have a minivan for 6 persons

What’s Included

Private guide Sarianna's services, minivan for the transportation, entrance fee to the Synagogue and Rock Church. Please note that the visits of sites are subject to availability.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euros - For snacks or souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Meals and drinks are not included.

Restrictions

No restrictions that I am aware of.

A Recent Review of this tour

Sarianna notified us a few days in advance that we wouldn't be able to see the synagogue but we would go to cemetery instead. We started with general sites, including an early stop at a market because we thought it might rain. A speaker met us at the cemetary and gave a wonderful tour. We ended with an additional stop at market for a few last minute purchases - this is obviously the advantage of a small group tour. Great Day!
Ronald Friedman

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