Guided tour

Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

Activity provider: Ataman Tours
Guided tour

Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

Activity provider: Ataman Tours

From US$ 52.13 per person

Get to know Helsinki and Finland on a small-group waling tour with a professional city planner guide. Learn all about Helsinkians, which statue is least beloved by seagulls, and where Lenin hung out in 1917.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Discover Helsinki’s secrets with your city planner guide
  • Ask your expert guide all your questions about the city and its people
  • See most important sights of Helsinki, including Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, National Library of Finland, and the Presidential Palace
  • Benefit from a small-group tour for a more personal experience
Full description
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 PhD student and professional 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 20th century. As you tour Helsinki city center, find out why Helsinkians picnic at gravesites, which statue is most discriminated against by seagulls, 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, Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki Cathedral, National Library of Finland, the Presidential Palace, Allas Sea Pool, Esplanadi Park, Kappeli, Old Church Park, the Central Railway Station, Oodi, Lasipalatsi, Kamppi Chapel, and Amos Rex.
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Authorized expert guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to or from attractions
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Umbrella

Know before you go

  •  Be prepared to walk up to 6 kilometers on the tour
  • Tours take place come rain or shine
  •  Itinerary is subject to weather conditions, public holidays, and events
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 35 reviews

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This may be the best walking tour I have been to, Emet is a experienced and informative guide, he provided more then Historical and geographical information, and also his perspective on city planning. It is the best choice if tourist want to explore and understand of the Finland culture, history and current society.

March 23, 2023

Emek was an excellent guide who took my group of 4 total to the many sites of Helsinki. He was very informative and spoke perfect English. it was very laid back and we never felt rushed and we were able to ask as many questions as we pleased. if you have a short time in Helsinki I would highly recommend this tour.

March 23, 2023

Ist was a Great experience with Emek our Guide . Despite of of Bad Weather conditions Rain, snow and icy- slippery Streets we got a lot of Informations About history and architecture of Helsinki. We were a small Group of 3 germans- we learned a lot of helsinki and finnisch Life. thanks a lot!

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 394001