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Helsinki: Architecture Walking Tour with Expert

1. Helsinki: Architecture Walking Tour with Expert

Helsinki is a gem for architecture enthusiasts. It is difficult to find another urban area that houses such a wide range of architectural styles. Neoclassical, gothic revival, Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Nordic classicism, modernism, functionalism, and contemporary styles all coexist in the city center. Different historical periods have definitely left their mark on Helsinki. Join this architecture tour led by an expert guide to marvel at the architectural wonders that Helsinki has to offer. See the National Library of Finland, Central Railway Station, the new Oodi public library, Chapel of Silence, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, the Rock Church, Finlandia Hall, and more. Admire the great works of world-renowned architects, such as Engel and Saarinen.

Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

2. Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

Get to know central Helsinki like a local on a small-group walking tour with a city planner. Take in the sights, culture, and history with your PhD student and professional city planner guide who knows the city inside out. Ask any questions you like.  Find out tidbits of Helsinki’s past, from the plague in the middle ages to Lenin’s stay in the 20th century. As you tour Helsinki city center, find out why Helsinkians picnic at gravesites, which statue is most discriminated against by seagulls, and why an orthodox cathedral exists in the city.  Visit many of Helsinki’s most important landmarks, with a typical itinerary (weather, holidays, and events permitting) including: Senate Square, Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki Cathedral, National Library of Finland, the Presidential Palace, Allas Sea Pool, Esplanadi Park, Kappeli, Old Church Park, the Central Railway Station, Oodi, Lasipalatsi, Kamppi Chapel, and Amos Rex.

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What people are saying about Central library Oodi

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Excellent tour! Emec is an exceptional guide - funny and knowledgeable. He answered all of our questions about history, politics and the Finnish way of life in general. I highly recommend this experience!

The highlight of my trip. Learned so much from an extremely knowledgeable and communicative guide. Want to live in Helsinki now. It has had a fascinating history and is looking forward to the future.

Emek is an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and he went above and beyond to help me. I had injured my ankle and he always checked on me to see how I was doing.

Emec is so knowledgeable about architecture in Helsinki and what determined it’s character. He’s very articulate! Such a joy to listen to. This tour is top notch!

A very exciting and well thought out tour with a nice guide! Recommended!