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Helsinki Half-Day City Tour

1. Helsinki Half-Day City Tour

Start your walking tour from the Railway Station Square, right next to one of the most beautiful Romantic buildings in Helsinki, the National Theater. From there, continue your walk through central Helsinki to get a feel for its vibrant streets, mostly built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Then, follow the main shopping street, Aleksanterinkatu, towards the city's main square, Senate Square. At the central point of the square is the magnificent Helsinki Cathedral, built in 1852 when Finland was part of the Russian Empire. Stop at the nearby seat of the Finnish Government and the main building of Helsinki University. Continue on towards the Katajanokka Peninsula, stopping at the Uspenskii Cathedral, a beautiful Orthodox cathedral atop a hill. Go up the hill and to the terrace of the cathedral for pretty views over Helsinki. Explore Market Square (Kauppatori), where you can find souvenirs and taste local specialties. Walk along the Esplanade Park and Helsinki’s main street, Mannerheimintie, before stopping by the parliament building, National Museum, and Finlandia Hall, a concert and congress hall designed by famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. After a walk through the district of Töölö, visit the unique Rock Church, carved within a rocky hill, and afterwards a have a short city bus trip to the park and monument dedicated to the most famous Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. End the tour at the impressive granite Central Railway Station, where nearly a quarter of a million passengers pass through every day. This private walking tour allows variations in pick-up point, starting time and the route. Agree your most convenient timing and meet the guide from the port, railway station or a hotel.

Helsinki: Tram Tour

2. Helsinki: Tram Tour

Enjoy a tour of Helsinki on its famous trams with an expert guide. Discover lesser-known parts of the city like a local as you use its extensive public tram system, which has been in operation since 1891. Explore 7 different neighborhoods of Helsinki including Katajanokka, Eira, Ullanlinna, and Töölö. Enjoy a relaxed tour and discover points of interest that you may not find in standard tour itineraries. Visit the charming urban park of Kaivopuisto, see the Sibelius Monument, and discover the beautiful architecture of Luotsikatu. Uncover beaches, trendy cafes, flea markets, great viewpoints, and other hidden gems. Keep your day ticket for public transportation which is valid for 24 hours so you can explore even more of the city.

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4.9 / 5

based on 93 reviews

Emek was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable about the city and Finland's history. I had to communicate several times in advance to confirm this tour would be feasible with a recent injury to my travel partner. Emek remained considerate, accommodating and thoughtful throughout the early discussions and the tour itself. I highly recommend this tour, you are sure to enjoy it!!!

Any visit to Helsinki should start with a tour of Emek Ataman. He is a skilled communicator (and omniscient?). We learned a lot about Finland and Finns. Topics such as history, language, architecture, politics and climate were turned. I am sure that if there are other topics of interest to the participants on a tour, he knows something about that too.

Mikhail’s tour was fantastic! I highly recommend booking - I learned so much snd he was super accommodating, he even met me at the ferry to start our tour! Book his tour now, you won’t be sorry!

Very good tour and the tour guide was very lovely and knew his history. It was really interesting. Would recommend

Fantastic live in and knowledgeable person. Can definitely be recommended.