Local Helsinki Living and Design Sightseeing

Price: $43.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration1 Hour 45 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromA 15 - 20 minute taxi ride ( approximately 20 Euro, not included) from pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. Guests should wear a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk sometimes over uneven surfaces. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Tour Details

Experience Helsinki's main attractions combined with visits to places the locals frequent when you book this flexible bus sightseeing tour. Indulge in the city's architectural beauty, see its iconic landmarks and walk among its cityscapes with a 45 minute stop at the iconic Iittala and Arabia Design Center with free entry. Your visit also includes a scenic drive aboard a comfortable bus and a handy audio guide via headphones available in ten languages, such as Finnish, English, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. You'll also get a chance to learn about the stories of daily life in Helsinki and see the iconic works of ceramic design and more, making this tour ideal for culture enthusiasts and design buffs alike.

Begin your iconic bus sightseeing tour by making your way to Esplanade Park via a taxi cab at your own expense to meet your guide to discover Helsinki from a local's perspective. From here, you'll board a comfortable bus that will take you around the city to explore a wide variety of main attractions and local spots, including where the city began to its urban district that helps shape the city's culture and represents its architectural excellence. While Helsinki dates back to the 16th-century and is home to centuries-old buildings, the city is also home to some of the most modern residential neighborhoods and sites that combine classic with contemporary architecture, such as the luxurious Ullanlinna neighborhood and the trendy Punavuori neighborhood. During your scenic drive, your tour guide will share details about how Helsinki residents live in the city daily as you take in the spectacular views of where locals frequent, including the Finnish capital's urban district and modern residential areas.

Continue your sightseeing tour with a stop at the iconic Iittala and Arabia Design Center for 45 minutes and take in the beautiful sights of this historic center. Here, you'll get a glimpse into Finland's history, current scene, and future as you witness architectural grandeur, Finnish glassware and ceramic art pieces that the area is known for throughout the world. The Design Center is also home to an iconic design museum and an ideal spot to meet local artists or take part in lectures or guided tours to inspire your creativity before you head back to your port.

If you're looking for a unique perspective of experiencing Helsinki from a local's view, then you won't want to miss this exciting sightseeing tour. Sign up for this bus sightseeing tour today and get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience in Helsinki!

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
1 Hour 45 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 15 - 20 minute taxi ride ( approximately 20 Euro, not included) from pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. Guests should wear a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk sometimes over uneven surfaces. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.