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Helsinki: Tip-Based City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

1. Helsinki: Tip-Based City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Learn about Finnish culture and the lifestyle of locals on this tip-based walking tour in Helsinki. Find out about Finnish saunas and see if Finland is really the happiest country in the world. Hear about the country's facinating past and see what life is like for locals today. Meet your guide in the Senate Square next to the statue of Alexander II. Listen as your guide shares with you how the history of the city began in this square. Begin your walking adventure by seeing the Helsinki Cathedral. Admire its neoclassical-style, and distinctive green dome. Head to the University of Helsinki to uncover what makes the Finnish education system so unique. Venture to the City Museum (in the winter). Learn what to eat and buy while in Finland at the Market Square. Take in stunning sea views at a sauna viewpoint. See the Espa Stage in Esplanadi Park. Snap photos outside Fazer, the first cafe bar in Helsinki. Soak up the atmosphere as you admire the unique buildings that line Aleksi Street. Stop outside the massive Central Train Station and end your tour at the Helsinki Central Library, the best library in the country. Finish your tour by getting some recommendations on the best saunas to visit during your time in the city.

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 expert 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 early 1900s. As you tour Helsinki city center, find out why a statue of a Russian Tsar is standing in the middle of the town, why Helsinkians picnic at an old burial site, 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, Helsinki Cathedral, National Library of Finland, Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, Allas Sea Pool, Esplanadi Park, Kappeli, Old Church Park, the Central Railway Station, Oodi, Lasipalatsi, Kamppi Chapel, and Amos Rex.

Helsinki: Architecture Walking Tour with Expert

3. 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 Senate Square, National Library of Finland, Central Railway Station, the new public library Oodi, JugendHall, Pohjola Insurance Building, Academic Bookstore, and more. Admire the great works of world-renowned architects, such as Engel, Saarinen and Aalto.

Classic Helsinki Free Tour

4. Classic Helsinki Free Tour

Your visit begins in the impressive Senate Square. The White Church, the University of Helsinki and the Government Palace welcome you to old Helsinki, where you discover Finland's Russian and Swedish past. Through streets full of history and charm you reach the Market Square, the cultural and gastronomic center of Helsinki. A place that, with the Uspensky Cathedral, Allas Swimming-pool and Sauna, the Presidential Palace and the Old Market is, a mixture of tradition and modernity. The visit continues on the Esplanadi boulevard -with its great offer of Finnish design products- and gets you through the Central Station Square where you get to enjoy the urban center of the city: the Central Station, the Ateneum and the National Theater present you with one of the astonishing artistic centers of Helsinki. Finally, you reach the Citizen's Square, where the new Central Library Oodi, the House of Music, Finlandiatalo and the Kiasma Museum show the most modern face of Finland. While showing all this amazing places to you, your guide will tell you about the literature, society, customs and everyday life in Finland in a funny and engaging way. Feel free to ask about anything and share your own experiences! The guide is there for you. This also means that at the end you will get all the information and recommendations that you need to have in order to continue enjoying the place by yourself. Benefit from the personal experience of our guides!

Helsinki: Tram Tour

5. Helsinki: Tram Tour

Enjoy a tour of Helsinki on its famous trams with an expert guide. Discover lesser-known parts of the city like a local as you use its extensive public tram system, which has been in operation since 1891. Explore various neighborhoods of Helsinki including Kruununhaka, Eira, Punavuori, Ullanlinna, and Kamppi. Enjoy a relaxed tour and discover points of interest that you may not find in standard tour itineraries. Visit the charming urban park of Kaivopuisto, see the Senate Square, and discover the beautiful architecture of Huvilakatu. Uncover beaches, trendy cafes, flea markets, great viewpoints, and other hidden gems. Keep your day ticket for public transportation which is valid for 24 hours so you can explore even more of the city.

Private tour in Helsinki and Porvoo

6. Private tour in Helsinki and Porvoo

Porvoo Old Town is so fascinating historical stories that made Porvoo so popular, over half a million tourist destination, known for its well-preserved 18th- and 19th-century buildings, and the 15th-century Porvoo Cathedral. The Old Town and the Porvoonjoki River Valley are recognized as, together, one of the National landscapes of Finland. Helsinki city is known for its innovative art, unique culture, and modern architecture design , we will be visiting the 10 most popular attractions in Helsinki listed in our itinerary Our experienced drivers have an intimate knowledge of the area. They're not just getting you from point A to B; they're your local guides, ready to share insider tips and hidden treasures. Travel in style and comfort in our private taxi vehicles. We prioritize your safety and ensure you reach your destinations securely and efficiently. We offer more than just transportation; we curate unforgettable experiences. Explore top landmarks and local favorites, discovering the essence of each destination.

Helsinki Private 3h walking tour

7. Helsinki Private 3h walking tour

What To Expect On this Helsinki private walking tour, you will experience the wonders of the Finnish capital. Awarded the City of Design by Unesco in 2014, Helsinki is a modern, cosmopolitan city known for its contemporary design and technological advancements. Moreover, the city is spread across 315 islands, making its cityscape captivating. Additionally, you will also experience Helsinki’s beautiful architecture and waterways. The tour starts at our central meeting point. Then, our knowledgeable guide will take you to the most significant sights and places in Helsinki, such as the Uspenski Russian Cathedral, the Kiasma Modern Art Museum, the Kamppi Center, and the Chapel of Silence, among others. You will also learn about Finnish customs, traditions, current trends, design, and way of life. The itinerary of the tour can also be tailored according to your interests. What To Keep In Mind We operate in all weather conditions; therefore, we kindly ask you to dress appropriately. Please wear footwear suitable for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain. Helsinki can be lovely and sunny or windy and cold, all on the same day! If your hotel is in the city centre, we can also arrange our meeting point in your lobby. Please make sure you leave a comment and the name/address of the hotel when you make the booking, and we will confirm if the hotel meeting is available.

Helsinki: City Highlights and Suomenlinna Eco-Friendly Tour

8. Helsinki: City Highlights and Suomenlinna Eco-Friendly Tour

Experience the green-minded city of Helsinki as you explore its highlights through eco-friendly forms of transportation, including tram, ferry, and a walking tour. Admire all of the must-see spots in the city as you gain fascinating insights from a professional guide, such as the impressive structure of Suomenlinna, one of the world's largest sea fortresses. Travel to the newly-renovated Olympic stadium, before marveling at the Sibelius Monument, dedicated to Sibelius, the Father of Finnish music. Visit the three most famous churches in Finland, the Rock Church, Helsinki Cathedral, and Uspenskin Cathedral, and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Esplandi Park. Listen to the captivating story of the Amanda Statue, and feel like a local in the Old Market Hall, a 19th-century market selling authentic Finnish delicacies.

Helsinki: Private City Highlights Tour by Car

9. Helsinki: Private City Highlights Tour by Car

Discover the highlights of Helsinki on a private tour by car. See the city's most famous landmarks and learn about its history. Customize the tour according to your needs and interests. Start with a visit to Senate Square and see the iconic Helsinki Cathedral. Continue to the National Library of Finland and Hietalahti Market Square. Explore the Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, and the Allas Sea Pool. Visit the Esplanadi Park and pass by Kappeli and Kamppi Church. See the Helsinki Central Railway Station, the Finnish National Theatre, and the Oodi Library. Pass by the Parliament House, the National Museum of Finland, and the Finlandia Hall. Finally, visit the Rock Church and the Sibelius Monument and Park.

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Helsinki Central Station: Our most recommended tours and activities

Helsinki: Tip-Based City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Helsinki: Tip-Based City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Learn about Finnish culture and the lifestyle of locals on this tip-based walking tour in Helsinki. Find out about Finnish saunas and see if Finland is really the happiest country in the world. Hear about the country's facinating past and see what life is like for locals today. Meet your guide in the Senate Square next to the statue of Alexander II. Listen as your guide shares with you how the history of the city began in this square. Begin your walking adventure by seeing the Helsinki Cathedral. Admire its neoclassical-style, and distinctive green dome. Head to the University of Helsinki to uncover what makes the Finnish education system so unique. Venture to the City Museum (in the winter). Learn what to eat and buy while in Finland at the Market Square. Take in stunning sea views at a sauna viewpoint. See the Espa Stage in Esplanadi Park. Snap photos outside Fazer, the first cafe bar in Helsinki. Soak up the atmosphere as you admire the unique buildings that line Aleksi Street. Stop outside the massive Central Train Station and end your tour at the Helsinki Central Library, the best library in the country. Finish your tour by getting some recommendations on the best saunas to visit during your time in the city.

Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

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 expert 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 early 1900s. As you tour Helsinki city center, find out why a statue of a Russian Tsar is standing in the middle of the town, why Helsinkians picnic at an old burial site, 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, Helsinki Cathedral, National Library of Finland, Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, Allas Sea Pool, Esplanadi Park, Kappeli, Old Church Park, the Central Railway Station, Oodi, Lasipalatsi, Kamppi Chapel, and Amos Rex.

Helsinki: Architecture Walking Tour with Expert

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 Senate Square, National Library of Finland, Central Railway Station, the new public library Oodi, JugendHall, Pohjola Insurance Building, Academic Bookstore, and more. Admire the great works of world-renowned architects, such as Engel, Saarinen and Aalto.

Classic Helsinki Free Tour

Classic Helsinki Free Tour

Your visit begins in the impressive Senate Square. The White Church, the University of Helsinki and the Government Palace welcome you to old Helsinki, where you discover Finland's Russian and Swedish past. Through streets full of history and charm you reach the Market Square, the cultural and gastronomic center of Helsinki. A place that, with the Uspensky Cathedral, Allas Swimming-pool and Sauna, the Presidential Palace and the Old Market is, a mixture of tradition and modernity. The visit continues on the Esplanadi boulevard -with its great offer of Finnish design products- and gets you through the Central Station Square where you get to enjoy the urban center of the city: the Central Station, the Ateneum and the National Theater present you with one of the astonishing artistic centers of Helsinki. Finally, you reach the Citizen's Square, where the new Central Library Oodi, the House of Music, Finlandiatalo and the Kiasma Museum show the most modern face of Finland. While showing all this amazing places to you, your guide will tell you about the literature, society, customs and everyday life in Finland in a funny and engaging way. Feel free to ask about anything and share your own experiences! The guide is there for you. This also means that at the end you will get all the information and recommendations that you need to have in order to continue enjoying the place by yourself. Benefit from the personal experience of our guides!

Helsinki: Tram Tour

Helsinki: Tram Tour

Enjoy a tour of Helsinki on its famous trams with an expert guide. Discover lesser-known parts of the city like a local as you use its extensive public tram system, which has been in operation since 1891. Explore various neighborhoods of Helsinki including Kruununhaka, Eira, Punavuori, Ullanlinna, and Kamppi. Enjoy a relaxed tour and discover points of interest that you may not find in standard tour itineraries. Visit the charming urban park of Kaivopuisto, see the Senate Square, and discover the beautiful architecture of Huvilakatu. Uncover beaches, trendy cafes, flea markets, great viewpoints, and other hidden gems. Keep your day ticket for public transportation which is valid for 24 hours so you can explore even more of the city.

Private tour in Helsinki and Porvoo

Private tour in Helsinki and Porvoo

Porvoo Old Town is so fascinating historical stories that made Porvoo so popular, over half a million tourist destination, known for its well-preserved 18th- and 19th-century buildings, and the 15th-century Porvoo Cathedral. The Old Town and the Porvoonjoki River Valley are recognized as, together, one of the National landscapes of Finland. Helsinki city is known for its innovative art, unique culture, and modern architecture design , we will be visiting the 10 most popular attractions in Helsinki listed in our itinerary Our experienced drivers have an intimate knowledge of the area. They're not just getting you from point A to B; they're your local guides, ready to share insider tips and hidden treasures. Travel in style and comfort in our private taxi vehicles. We prioritize your safety and ensure you reach your destinations securely and efficiently. We offer more than just transportation; we curate unforgettable experiences. Explore top landmarks and local favorites, discovering the essence of each destination.

Helsinki Private 3h walking tour

Helsinki Private 3h walking tour

What To Expect On this Helsinki private walking tour, you will experience the wonders of the Finnish capital. Awarded the City of Design by Unesco in 2014, Helsinki is a modern, cosmopolitan city known for its contemporary design and technological advancements. Moreover, the city is spread across 315 islands, making its cityscape captivating. Additionally, you will also experience Helsinki’s beautiful architecture and waterways. The tour starts at our central meeting point. Then, our knowledgeable guide will take you to the most significant sights and places in Helsinki, such as the Uspenski Russian Cathedral, the Kiasma Modern Art Museum, the Kamppi Center, and the Chapel of Silence, among others. You will also learn about Finnish customs, traditions, current trends, design, and way of life. The itinerary of the tour can also be tailored according to your interests. What To Keep In Mind We operate in all weather conditions; therefore, we kindly ask you to dress appropriately. Please wear footwear suitable for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain. Helsinki can be lovely and sunny or windy and cold, all on the same day! If your hotel is in the city centre, we can also arrange our meeting point in your lobby. Please make sure you leave a comment and the name/address of the hotel when you make the booking, and we will confirm if the hotel meeting is available.

Helsinki: City Highlights and Suomenlinna Eco-Friendly Tour

Helsinki: City Highlights and Suomenlinna Eco-Friendly Tour

Experience the green-minded city of Helsinki as you explore its highlights through eco-friendly forms of transportation, including tram, ferry, and a walking tour. Admire all of the must-see spots in the city as you gain fascinating insights from a professional guide, such as the impressive structure of Suomenlinna, one of the world's largest sea fortresses. Travel to the newly-renovated Olympic stadium, before marveling at the Sibelius Monument, dedicated to Sibelius, the Father of Finnish music. Visit the three most famous churches in Finland, the Rock Church, Helsinki Cathedral, and Uspenskin Cathedral, and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Esplandi Park. Listen to the captivating story of the Amanda Statue, and feel like a local in the Old Market Hall, a 19th-century market selling authentic Finnish delicacies.

Helsinki: Private City Highlights Tour by Car

Helsinki: Private City Highlights Tour by Car

Discover the highlights of Helsinki on a private tour by car. See the city's most famous landmarks and learn about its history. Customize the tour according to your needs and interests. Start with a visit to Senate Square and see the iconic Helsinki Cathedral. Continue to the National Library of Finland and Hietalahti Market Square. Explore the Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, and the Allas Sea Pool. Visit the Esplanadi Park and pass by Kappeli and Kamppi Church. See the Helsinki Central Railway Station, the Finnish National Theatre, and the Oodi Library. Pass by the Parliament House, the National Museum of Finland, and the Finlandia Hall. Finally, visit the Rock Church and the Sibelius Monument and Park.

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What people are saying about Helsinki Central Station

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Terrific experience. Super-knowledgeable guide provided contextual information regarding architectural choices, as well as information about the architects and their backgrounds. We saw the major buildings within downtown Helsinki and learned how architecture shaped the community, and how the times, politics, and community shaped architecture. Highly recommend.

the guide was a real guide, told a lot about the history and culture of Helsinki and Finland. he had a good story. always waited until everyone was there and could hear him. he even walked backwards some parts while talking to keep in touch. In terms of content it was also a very interesting tour. just keep up to date with this guide!

Guide was fabulous - knowedgable, witty and organised. One of the best walking tours I have ever done and gave a wonderful insight into Finnish life and all its eccentricities!

The tour was great, our guide was brilliant! We learned a lot about Finland/Helsinki, it was really great. Highly recommended!!!!

Our guide was excellent, very informative of Helsinki landmarks but also Finland history and culture.