Helsinki Walking Exploration

Price: $82.00
Ages 6 and under are free if no seat is occupied.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromOutside Cruise Ship Port Gate. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressPlease dress comfortably and casually with comfortable walking shoes. Please also wear layers and weather appropriate clothing. We recommend bringing an umbrella.
RestrictionsThe recommended minimum age to participate on this tour is 6 years. When booking, guests must provide: 1. Name as in Passport 2. Cruise ship name 3. Contact phone number (mobile). A current valid passport is required on the day of travel. Students must have a valid ISIC Card. There is a moderate amount of walking over some uneven terrain and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. A visit to the Rock Church cannot be guaranteed due to occasional religious services and other private events. Please let us know the exact ages of any infant under 4 years old. Child seats will be provided free of charge where necessary. If we are not informed in advance about any children under 4 years old, we might be able to accommodate them only by extra charge for the seat as $70 US. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Spend three hours exploring the city center of Helsinki as you discover the landmarks and sites that characterize the area like the Old Harbor and Rock Church when you book this exciting walking excursion. Your scenic walking tour includes an English speaking guide who will lead the way as you visit historic landmarks and sites like the Monument of marshal Gustav Mannerheim and the iconic Orthodox Dormition Cathedral. While you'll need a valid passport the day you travel, your cultural experience also includes the cost of admission into the historic Rock Church, where you'll get to admire its architectural excellence. With so many sights to see and explore on your own with free time after your city center walking tour, this small-group excursion is flexible and ideal for history buffs and culture connoisseurs alike!

Begin your scenic walking tour by meeting with your English-speaking guide at your cruise port to take a stroll along Helsinki's paved streets. You'll visit the central part of Helsinki to discover iconic landmarks, including the Market Square, the popular Fish Market, and Old Harbor. Follow your guide to see where the monument of Russian Emperor Alexander I in Senate Square.

Next, you'll make your way to explore the architectural excellence of two cathedrals: the Great Lutheran Cathedral and the Orthodox Dormition Cathedral. The Great Lutheran Cathedral sits at the top of Senate Square and is easily recognizable thanks to its neoclassical architectural style, characterized by a green dome and white facade. You'll also notice the splendid beauty of the 19th century Orthodox Dormition Cathedral, which is the largest Russian Orthodox Church in Western Europe.

Continue your tour to admire the architectural excellence of the Helsinki central rail station: Eliel Saarinen's architectural masterpiece that features the Art Nouveau architectural style. You'll also get a chance to behold the famed statue of one of Finland's prominent leaders: the marshal Gustav Mannerheim. Conclude your tour with a visit to the iconic and acoustical Rock Church and free time to explore the city to dine at your own expense or shop for souvenirs.

From admiring the architectural excellence of iconic cathedrals and a church excavated into a rock to enjoying free time for some "retail therapy," this scenic walking excursion offers much to see and do. Book this exciting city walking tour today for a one of a kind experience in Helsinki!