Helsinki Highlights Walking Tour by foot and public transport


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Finnish (basic)

See the main landmarks of Helsinki in under 5 hours

Would you like to see the most famous places in Helsinki and hear the stories behind them? Then Join my Private Helsinki Highlights tour by foot and public transport.

This tour will start at the Senate Square - which is the oldest and most historic part of central Helsinki. I can pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Senate Square at your request. We will then visit a beautiful seaside area next to the old harbor and take a stroll through an Art Nouveau area at Katajanokka. We will continue with a walk through the Market Square where you can try some traditional and local foods and drinks. Afterward, we will be taking a walk through Esplanade Park and we can take a stop to visit the most famous Finnish design stores such as Iittala, Arabia, Marimekko, and Finlayson. We will then continue a walk towards the Railway Station and take a tram to the Rock Church. The final stop for the tour will be famous Sibelius Monument.
Afterward, I can help you to get back to the location of your choice.


- Senate Square
- Helsinki Cathedral
- National Library
- Old Harbour
- Uspenski Cathedral
- Katajanokka and Art Nouveau district
- Market Square
- Design Stores
- Pohjola
- Railway Station
- Rock Church
- Sibelius Monument
If you have interest in Alvar Aalto's works we can visit some of them on our walk.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour starts from the Senate Square. Pick up from hotel is possible if agreed behorehand.

End location: The final point for the tour is Sibelius Monument. I can help you to get back to any preferred location of your choice, if agreed beforehand.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.


We will be mainly walking and also using public transportation.

What’s Included

You will be personally guided by myself around the city, with full guided narration. I have several years experience of guiding in the city, so you are in safe hands. I will take you to see some of the most iconic sites in the city, with some availability to go inside a few too. Of course, there is also plenty of opportunities to ask any questions that you may have.

- Travel cards for using public transportation will also be provided for you.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euros - You might need cash for a cofee break, lunch or purchasing souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Refreshments, lunch or drinks are purchased at your own expense.


I would not be able to guide you inside museums in Helsinki and also at Suomenlinna island. However, i can help you to organise your visit to these places at your request.

A Recent Review of this tour

Thoroughly enjoyed our day with Anna. Fun and Informative. Everyone in our group of 8 was very impressed and we would highly recommend this tour. She was very responsive to our requests and it was fun seeing Helsinki using public transportation
Rona Burke

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