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Helsinki Half-Day City Tour

Product ID: 39791
Take a private, half-day tour of central Helsinki, and see all of the major sights and highlights of the Finnish capital. Let your local guide show you around the city, giving you a feel for its unique atmosphere and the day-to-day life of locals.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian

Pickup included

Pick-up at your hotel or at the airport may be arranged
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a private tour to explore Helsinki's sights with family or friends
  • Uncover hidden corners and hear stories about the city from your local guide
  • See all of Helsinki's major landmarks and learn about its past and present
Full description
Start your walking tour from the Railway Station Square, right next to one of the most beautiful Romantic buildings in Helsinki, the National Theater. From there, continue your walk through central Helsinki to get a feel for its vibrant streets, mostly built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Then, follow the main shopping street, Aleksanterinkatu, towards the city's main square, Senate Square.

At the central point of the square is the magnificent Helsinki Cathedral, built in 1852 when Finland was part of the Russian Empire. Stop at the nearby seat of the Finnish Government and the main building of Helsinki University. Continue on towards the Katajanokka Peninsula, stopping at the Uspenskii Cathedral, a beautiful Orthodox cathedral atop a hill. Go up the hill and to the terrace of the cathedral for pretty views over Helsinki.

Explore Market Square (Kauppatori), where you can find souvenirs and taste local specialties. Walk along the Esplanade Park and Helsinki’s main street, Mannerheimintie, before stopping by the parliament building, National Museum, and Finlandia Hall, a concert and congress hall designed by famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.

After a walk through the district of Töölö, visit the unique Rock Church, carved within a rocky hill, and afterwards a have a short city bus trip to the park and monument dedicated to the most famous Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. End the tour at the impressive granite Central Railway Station, where nearly a quarter of a million passengers pass through every day.

This private walking tour allows variations in pick-up point, starting time and the route. Agree your most convenient timing and meet the guide from the port, railway station or a hotel.
Includes
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Possible use of public transport (EUR 3 – 6)

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Meeting point

Meeting point is the Central Railway Station Square, near the monument of Aleksis Kivi

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Darius is an excellent guide who has a wealth of knowledge about Finnish history. He was on time and took me to places I would not have seen on my own. The library was amazing. He recommended the salmon soup at Kappeli and it was a great finish to my day.

December 3, 2019

Phenomenal Tour!

Our tour guide Darius was an absolutely amazing tour guide. He met us at our Airbnb and organized his tour so that we would start at the place nearest to where we were staying. He was very knowledgeable about the city, and gave a very informative tour that was 100% absolutely worth the money. He was prepared and ready to answer all our questions, and definitely mentioned some interesting points about the city that I’ll remember forever! He also asks if we need breaks at all: e.g. if we need to eat, use the bathroom, rest, etc. He gave us free time to walk around and take pictures at some of the sites! After the tour, he was kind enough to either walk us back to our Airbnb or even walk us to a specific place in case we had anywhere else to be afterwards. If you’re going to be in Helsinki, DO THIS TOUR! You will NOT regret it.

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June 19, 2019

Beautiful experience

October 14, 2019

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Product ID: 39791