Helsinki Highlights and Finnish Sauna by Baltic Sea

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Tour Number

Activity Level

254919


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Finnish (fluent), German (conversational), Russian (basic), Swedish (advanced)

City Tour and Sauna Experience


Welcome to a city tour to explore historical sites and Helsinki attractions. During a 3 hours tour we visit the most interesting sites in Helsinki. This tour includes 'the must see' Helsinki highlights and each tour can be tailored based on your interests. Please see the suggested sites at the itinerary.

After a walking tour we enjoy the best public sauna in Helsinki and dip from the heat of sauna into the cooling Baltic Sea. You have 1-2 hours for relaxing in sauna.

A visit to sauna takes you to to experience something exciting, relaxing, and very Finnish at the same time. Sauna is a centuries old tradition and essential part of everyday life in Finland. You have an opportunity to relax in one of the best saunas in the world. At the same you see Finns doing what they love the most.

Nakedness is a part of Finnish sauna customs. Men and women have separate sauna, shower, and dressing rooms. In unisex saunas wearing a swimwear is required.

Itinerary

Main highlights in the old city center
- Historical Senate Square
- Helsinki Cathedral
- Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral
- Main Market Square Kauppatori
- Presidential Palace
- Old Market Hall

In addition:
- National Library of Finland
- Parliament Building
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Rock Church (subject to availability)
- The Chapel of Silence

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I come to pick you up from your hotel, accommodation, airport, or cruise ship terminal in Helsinki area.

End location: I drive you back to your accommodation or ship terminal.

Duration: 5 hours

3 hours for the city highlights and 2 hours for sauna

Transportation

We travel by a normal size station wagon family car. The car is spacious and comfortable for 3 adult passengers.

It is possible to book this tour also for 4 persons if 3 passengers feel comfortable to travel on a back seat. Drive times are short - about 15 minutes long.

Most of the sights are from walking distance from each other so in the city we mainly walk.

What’s Included

- My services as your personal tour guide and a car driver
- Introduction to Finnish sauna culture. We visit one of the best public saunas in Helsinki.
- Sauna entrance fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Euro - Entrance fees to a public sauna are included to the tour price.

Towel rental at the sauna is 5-10 euro.

You may want to spend 20-40 euro extra for snacks or drinks.

What’s Extra

- You need to have a swimwear for sauna. It is possible also to rent both towel and swimwear from the sauna.

A Recent Review of this tour

It was a pleasure to spend a few hours with Jaakko. He was very knowledgeable about all kinds of things - from current employment statistics for Helsinki, to its history, to its relationship with neighboring countries, to the best restaurant for local food.
Barbara Wright

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