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Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

From US$ 50.94 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.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Look for a guide wearing an “Authorized Helsinki guide” badge inside Paulig Kulma Cafe. Address: Aleksanterinkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

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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 7 reviews

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Emek was very knowledgeable and he presented Helsinki from architectural, historical and cultural poin of view. It was a very pleasant walk...

October 11, 2021

Our guide Emek was very friendly and experienced. Tour was done at a leisurely pace. Could ask a lot of questions including ones not directly connected with the tour itself. Emek was very helpful.

August 5, 2021

A really fun and a lot of information from Emek! Would recommend it to everyone!

November 9, 2021

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