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Tour Helsinki with a City Planner

Helsinki, Finland
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3 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

We will walk together in and around the city center for three hours, discovering Helsinki's secrets, learning its history, culture and traditions. Why do Helsinki people have picnic on top of graves? What was the meeting point of the bohemian people of 1880s in Helsinki? How did they build a church inside a giant granite rock? Where did Lenin hide when he was running away from the Tsarist Russia? Which statue is the one that seagulls hate the most? Where did they bury thousands of bodies during the plague? Why is the largest Orthodox cathedral located in a Lutheran country? Where can you eat the best salmon soup of your life? Why Finnish people still cheer for the opponents of the Swedish national football team? How did a Finnish architect influence generations of American architects and skyscraper designs? We will find answers to all of these questions and more, while visiting each of these less known yet important locations in Helsinki.

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Senate Square, Aleksanterinkatu, Hallituskatu, Helsinki Finland


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Helsinki Cathedral, Unioninkatu 29, Helsinki Finland


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Presidential Palace, Mariankatu 2, 00170 Helsinki, Finland


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Kanavakatu 1, Helsinki 00160 Finland


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Market Square, Eteläranta, 00170 Helsinki, Finland


Duration: 5

The Location

Where To Go

Paulig Kulma Speciality Coffee, Aleksanterinkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki, Finland


Helsinki, Finland

Return details

Järnvägsstationen, 00100 Helsinki, Finland


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Written Reviews (4)

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Great experience! I received insights...

Federico | Oct 2021

Great experience! I received insights that only a local can share. I suggest this tour to anyone staying for a short trip like me

What a tour! Emek...

Leslie V | Aug 2021

What a tour! Emek is so kind and knowledgeable about Helsinki - This is the best tour I took while I was here. I am *that* person that asks 500 questions and Emek answered them all and gave great advice about other places to visit and where I

Emek was a great tour...

Alastair M | Jan 2020

Emek was a great tour guide. He was really relaxed and flexible, adapting and reponding to the interests of our small group. He was incredibly knowledgeble and we learned so many interesting facts about local culture and history. We usually take the

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Tour Helsinki with a City Planner

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