Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City
Kid Friendly: Yes.
Not too much of walking and the bus has space for a wheelchair.
Maximum travelers: 10
Spanish (basic), Swedish (fluent), Norwegian (conversational), English (fluent), German (basic), Finnish (fluent)
Helsinki's major attractions in a 4 hour tour
See, water, islands and parks in the pearl of the Baltic Sea!
Helsinki is a place to visit all around the year. The air is fresh, we do not have any heavy industry in the center and Helsinki is known for its several green parks. More and more visitors have discovered this vibrant, trendy, green city surrounded by the Baltic Sea. This is an ideal city for culture and shopping, strolling around by the sea and our tour will reveal Helsinki's soul to you.
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.
* This tour can be customized for less than 3 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
- Käpylä, Olympic village
Besides all this, you will hear all about the Finns, history, education, daily lives, just to mention a few.
** This tour can be customized with a reduced price for less than 3 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.
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 minibus with driver.
* Please inquire a customized tour for less than 3 persons.
Entrance fee to Rock Church
Air-conditioned comfortable minibus
** tour can be customized for smaller group
Estimated Local Cash Needed
6 euros - Optional coffee and pastry
Any personal expenses.