History and presence
Sea, islands and parks, three factors that represents Helsinki. Culture, architecture and a rich history between East and West, that reflects the other side of this vibrant trendy seaside capital.
Helsinki is a place to visit all year round. The air is fresh, we do not have any heavy industries in the center and Helsinki is known for its several green parks.
We just celebrated our 100th anniversary of independence from Russia and you will hear about our rocky road towards independence and how Finland evolved from a rural country to one of the world's top welfare states.
Besides that I want to tell you about our daily life, high education, free healthcare and introduce you to our traditions and habits.
Let me introduce this beautiful city for you and your party.
** Tour can be customized for groups with more than 5 persons.
The tour includes:
- Neo Classical Senate Square and the Cathedral
- the icebreakers in port
- a former prison turned into a hotel (visit)
- the Presidential Palace
- the Uspenski Cathedral (visit, closed on Mondays)
- Parliament House
- Finlandia Hall
- The National Museum
- Kiasma, museum of contemporary art
- the Sibelius monument (visit)
- coffee break
- the Rock Church (visit, entrance fee included)
- the Market Square area (visit)
- Prestigious Eira Jugend stile area
Besides all this, you will hear all about the Finns, history, education, daily lives, just to mention a few.
** This tour can be customized for more than 5 persons.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel, harbour or any other place agreed.
End location: The tour ends at your hotel or in the city if you wish to continue eg.for shopping or for lunch. Any are which is suitable for you.
I will point out the shuttle bus for Cruise customers back to the harbour if you prefer to stay in the city. Otherwise the tour ends at harbour.
Duration: 4 hours
Air conditioned comfortable car with me as the driver.
* Please inquire a customized tour for more than 5 persons.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 euros - Optional coffee and pastry
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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The Helsinki city tour with Laila was wonderful. Laila is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Helsinki. She is also very warm, friendly and considerate with my father's mobility limitations, which really helped him to experience Helsinki much more than with a standard tour.