Tour duration: about 5 hours
Group size: private
Activity level: moderate. The tour is partially by car and partially walking.
Transportation: a private air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size for the driving tour part + transfer to the port.
Tour guide: an English-speaking tour guide
Inside visits: an inside visit to the Rock church, if there’s no service at the time of the tour
Your private guide and car (or van) will take you around Helsinki showing you the most interesting and charming parts such as the embassy quarter, the Roch Church, Sibellius monument and Design District. The tour will be continued on foot, as the city centre is quite small and the sights are located close to each other, so in 2 hours you will get to see the most of it. You’ll visit the main cathedrals, see the railway station, the Senate quare, Kauppatori (the Market Square) and the Esplanadi (the favourite place for locals to come for an evening walk). Learn how Helsinki was founded and what is the life in the city nowadays.
Your guide will make recommendations as to the places you can visit on your own, local restaurants and coffee-shops and shopping opportunities.
10:00-12:00 – driving tour of Helsinki with stops by Sibellius monument and the famous Rock Church. An inside visit to the Rock Church is possible if there’s no service at the time of your tour.
12:00-13:00 – walking tour of Helsinki city centre. In the end of the walking tour your guide will show you the spot, where you’ll meet the transfer vehicle to get back to the port.
13:00-14:00 – free time for walking and shopping, explore Helsinki sights on your own.
14:40 – pick up by the transfer bus to go back to the port.
15:00 – arrive at the port, return on board the ship.