Helsinki Highlights, Private sightseeing with a true local guide, incl. Rock Church


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City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. Please let me know the ages of your children (who are with this tour) so that I can adjust this tour to their possible interests.

Friendly: No.
Walking uphill to the Rock church might be necessary, because not all the minivans are allowed to drive there.

Maximum travelers: 9



English (fluent), Finnish (fluent), Swedish (advanced)

City tour 4 hours. Excellent shore excursion for your party or small group. Incl. all main attractions (in a minivan)

City tour including all the main attractions in Helsinki, with a true local guide! You will hear my stories about Helsinki, my home town. I know all the hidden gems. Shore excursion for your family or for a small group. We take a look at all the Helsinki Highlights and you get an introduction to Finnish culture.
We drive around in a minivan (incl. a driver), me as your guide, entertaining you with my stories. You have my undivided attention for 4 hours.
Enjoy the colourful Open Air Market - maybe enjoy a cup of coffee, see Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square, visit the Rock Church (Temppeliaukion kirkko) and walk through the Sibelius Park.
In case there is more than 9 people in your group, please ask for a quotation. Prices are for a private tour, the price is the same whether you are 2 or 10 people, total, including me as your guide and a nice minivan. Welcome to see all Helsinki highlights with me!


Helsinki Highlights:
Start from the pier or your hotel
Visit the Sibelius Park and see the Sibelius monument
Panoramic drive passing by the Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, National Museum, National Opera, Olympic stadium, Central Railway Station, etc.
Stop at the Olympic stadium for a photo
Visit the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) blasted into solid bedrock
NOTE: the chuch may restrict visits during mass or other church services
Continue drive by the embassy park, south harbour, see the Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral (optional visit)
Visit the empire-style Senate Square, some free time, maybe visit the Helsinki Cathedral (optional)
Walk through the open air market and have a look at the shops on the Esplanade (Finnish design)
Stop for coffee on the market square or the Old Market Hall
Return to ship
Also some opporturnities for shopping souveniers
Order of the sights may vary. Your guide is flexible!
Welcome to have a great time with me.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: By the pier. I shall have a sign with your name. Please come out through the harbor gate (Exit)

End location: Either by the pier or if you like, you can stay in the city. The harbour is 2 miles away from downtown. Some ships have shuttles. Some harbors can be reached with the tram.

Duration: 4 hours


a nice minivan (basic A/C) with a driver

What’s Included

You have my undivided attention as the local guide for the whole 4 hours. The tour price includes a nice minivan with a driver, return to the ship in 4 hours, or you can stay downtown and I'll give you instructions how to return. Also visiting the Rock church is included, with pre-purchased tickets (no queuing)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 eur - If you want a snack or coffee, maybe refreshments.

What’s Extra

Food & drink not included in the price.
Please bring your own water bottles.


I do not drive when I'm guiding, there is always a minivan or car with a driver (included in the price)

A Recent Review of this tour

Maarit is knowledgeable and matter of fact. Gave us a good understanding of Helsinki. She was able to make our tour to the Church of the Rock very efficient by knowing when and where to be at the correct time. Saved us tons of wasted time.
Barbara Plotnick

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