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Helsinki Highlights

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Helsinki Highlights

Founded in 1550, Helsinki sprang to life as a trading post to compete with Tallinn and today is the capital city of Finland. It is an international metropolis with a surprisingly small-town feel.

During your half-day tour your local, knowledgeable guide will take you to see the city's highlights such as the Rock Church, famous for its unique UFO shape and excellent acoustics. This church is literally dug out of solid rock and its roof is fashioned out of 22km of copper strips. Drive by the Mannerheim Boulevard and see National opera house, Finlandia House by Alvar Aalto, National Museum, Central Train Station, Senate Square and Art Museum. You will also stop by Sibelius Park and see the abstract monument to the composer Jean Sibelius that sparked a lot of controversy with its unveiling in 1967.

Also on your itinerary is a visit to two 19th century churches, the Helsinki Cathedral with its stately columns and the red-bricked Uspenski Cathedral. Throughout the tour your guide will share stories and fascinating facts about Helsinki as well as the future of the country and its people.

Not to worry, you will also be provided short breaks to shop the local bazaars for some souvenirs and to try some tasty Finnish food.

Book this tour now for a great introduction to the amazing history, culture and cuisine of Helsinki.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and comfortable shoes. A raincoat or umbrella may also be necessary weather depending.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
3.5 Stars3.5Based On 3 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsHelsinki HighlightsNovember 07, 2019

Reviewer: Ivor Thomas
Very interesting tour guide was very thorough enjoyed trip,Bus driver was very courteous Will recommend to any one wanting to visit Helsinki

4 StarsAwesome HelsinkiJuly 14, 2019

Reviewer: Judie Wood
It was a good tour. The guide was informative and helpful; the city was interesting. Our favorite feature was the Rock Church -- an awesome edifice, and he gave us enough time inside to thoroughly enjoy and explore it.

3 StarsNot bad but not excitingJune 28, 2019

Reviewer: Kay Evans
Maybe there just isn’t much to see in Helsinki, but the places we went were fairly unimpressive. We passed by some buildings and viewpoints that looked better than the ones we stopped at. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

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