Guided tour

Central Helsinki Tour

4.4 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

Central Helsinki Tour

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

From US$ 72.53 per person

Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Helsinki on a 3-hour walking tour of the city’s most prominent sights. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 8 people. Enjoy the 2019 "European Capital of Smart Tourism".

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your cruise ship, but you must include your ship details when booking.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • See Rock Church, Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, City Hall and the Market Square
  • See all highlights of Helsinki in an efficient way
  • Discover Helsinki like a local with a local guide
Full description
Meet your expert local guide at Helsinki Cathedral and join your small group walking tour to discover Finland's capital.   Listen as your guide shares intimate knowledge of the city and arrive at Senate Square, a significant site shrouded in historical heritage. Pass the exuberant Helsinki Cathedral, admire the classical facades of the Rock Church and the Finlandia Hall before enjoying the brightly colored houses of Mannerheim district, a quaint canal side district. Hear about the varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights. Then continue through the green Esplanade Park between luxury houses and cafés in neo renaissance style.  Pose for photos beside the Market Square, and scour the scenery for the Presidential Palace. Then delve into the vibrant atmosphere of the food market in Helsinki. Browse enticing food stalls at the Market Square and marvel at the gorgeous architectural offerings, which include fine examples of Modernism, Functionalism, and Art Nouveau. Conclude your tour at the market and bid your guide and group farewell.
  • Local professional guide
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Provide ship details at booking for cruise ship pickup
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 8 reviews

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The three-hour tour with Joseline was fun and very informative. The accredited city guide is German, has lived in Finland for 20 years and was able to provide information on the history of Helsinki and the country as well as insider tips on restaurants, shopping opportunities and other worthwhile sightseeing. She was very considerate of me because I am currently disabled. There was also time together for an ice cream at Oodi and a final drink at the Ateljee Bar in Hotel Torni. A successful afternoon.

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June 27, 2022

Really expensive and not professional at all.

The tour was led by a woman who showed up late at the meeting point without any sign and then after 20 minutes of my waiting around and calling the agency she came to introduce herself and said she lost her sign and was "looking for me". In the end she explained she is a freelance interpretor and not a tour guide. She appeared to be struggling with what to do with me, and kept bringing me to shopping centres and commenting on Christmas decorations, which was really not the point of paying 125 euros for a 3h city tour. After two hours, I just gave up and excused myself, as I thought it would be better and more enjoyable to walk around by myself and read from my guidebook. Don't book it!

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December 19, 2018

Great Tour!

November 24, 2017

Product ID: 111142