Private city tour, with guide, minivan and driver. Excellent shore excursion including main sights. Panoramic.
Helsinki is a city where East meets West, offering unique experiences for visitors. The city's architecture is typified by Nordic minimalism and refinement. Modernism, functionalism and the largest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in Northern Europe make Helsinki a major city of architecture.
The city centre, especially around Senate Square, forms a unique and cohesive example of Neoclassical architecture. Helsinki's emblem, the white Lutheran Cathedral completed in 1852, the landmark of the city stands magnificent on neo-classical Senate Square and gold-domed Uspenski Orthodox cathedral presents the Russian era in our history. Market Square (open-air market) has always been the citizens daily shopping center, fresh fish, berries, vegetables and flowers, supplies will change as four seasons go by.
Several stops for photography. This is a panoramic tour, no visits.
Panoramic drive passing by the Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, National Museum, National Opera, Olympic stadium, Central Railway Station, etc.
Stop at the Sibelius Monument for a photo
Continue drive by the embassy park, south harbour, see the Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral (no visit)
Visit the empire-style Senate Square, see the Helsinki Cathedral (no visit)
Walk through the open air market OR old market hall, if it's raining
Drive by the shops on the Esplanade
NOTE please: optional visit to the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) 3 EUR per person
Return to ship
Also some opporturnities for shopping souveniers
Order of the sights may vary.
Welcome to have a great time with me!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Helsinki has several harbors for cruise ships, please tell me the name of your ship?
End location: Back to the pier in good time
OR to be agreed
Duration: 3 hours
In case you want to visit the Rock Church, that may take 30 min extra (and effect the total price)
A nice hired VIP minivan with basic A/C, and always with a chauffeur.
My undivided attention for 3 hours, nice car with basic A/C and driver
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3 EUR - Water bottle 2 eur, toilet fee 1 eur
Additional 3 euros, in case you want to visit the Rock Church
Food and drink not included. Please bring your own bottle of water. In case you want to visit the Rock Church, there is an entrance fee of 3 euros per person.
I do not drive when I'm guiding, there is always a minivan or car with a driver (included in the price)
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Maarit was an excellent guide for our family! We had two people in wheelchairs, and she was great at working out a tour that fit our needs. She was also very knowledgeable about each of the places that we visited.