Helsinki
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Our most recommended Helsinki Walking Tours

  • Helsinki: Private Tour with a Local Guide

    1. Helsinki: Private Tour with a Local Guide

    Explore Helsinki with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2-6 hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

    I had a quick tour of the city and she was incredibly informative about the history, the architecture and the people of Estonia. I was able to take all the pictures that I wanted but leave us time to MoveOn and see all the highlights of the city. I even told her a very specific type of souvenir I was looking for and she found the exact shop and gave us time to quickly browse for what I needed. Would highly recommend this tour again for how helpful and smooth the fairy pick up and handoff to the Estonian guide went

  • 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.

  • Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

    3. Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

    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, La...

    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.

  • Helsinki: Architecture Walking Tour with Expert

    4. Helsinki: Architecture Walking Tour with Expert

    Helsinki is a gem for architecture enthusiasts. It is difficult to find another urban area that houses such a wide range of architectural styles. Neoclassical, gothic revival, Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Nordic classicism, modernism, functionalism, and contemporary styles all coexist in the city center. Different historical periods have definitely left their mark on Helsinki. Join this architecture tour led by an expert guide to marvel at the architectural wonders that Helsinki has to offer. See the National Library of Finland, Central Railway Station, the new Oodi public library, Chapel of Silence, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, the Rock Church, Finlandia Hall, and more. Admire the great works of world-renowned architects, such as Engel and Saarinen.

  • Helsinki: Highlights & Hidden Gems Self-Guided Walking Tour

    5. Helsinki: Highlights & Hidden Gems Self-Guided Walking Tour

    An interactive city discovery experience across Helsinki. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. All the information you need for your adventure is in your email from the local partner. This is a self-guided tour, allowing you to enjoy your discoveries at your own pace. Solve 11 riddles. Your challenge starts in front of the Central Station. Each riddle takes you from one (hidden) location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts - as well as the history of the city. You discover spots in Helsinki that most locals don’t even know. You see popular sights from a different angle (literally!). Explore Helsinki’s city centre while solving mysterious riddles. You’ll wander past highlights as well as hidden gems. Along the way you unlock stories about Finland’s history, culture and famous figures. You also get tips for great local cafes and bars! Th...

  • Helsinki: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Small Group Walking Tour

    6. Helsinki: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Small Group Walking Tour

    Welcome to Helsinki. Enjoy the ultimate walking tour in this city for cruise ship passengers. Meet your guide and small group tour (maximum 12 persons) right at the dock and start discovering Helsinki with a specialist local guide. 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, and then absorb the charm of local Finns in their everyday heyday. Admire the classical facades of the Rock Church and the Finlandia Hall before enjoying the brightly colored houses of Mannerheim district, a quaint Canalside district. Hear tales of varied architecture, a lively cafe culture and plethora of picturesque natural delights and then continue through the green Esplanade Park between luxury houses and cafés in neo-Renaissance style.  Pose for photos beside the Market Square...

  • Central Helsinki Tour

    7. Central Helsinki Tour

    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...

  • From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

    8. From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

    Enjoy a day trip from Helsinki to Tallinn with a 3-hour guided tour in the city. Board a ferry to Tallinn from Helsinki’s port at 9:00 AM and reach your destination at about 11:15 AM. You’ll be greeted there by your local guide, who’ll take you from the harbor to explore the town. See the highlights of the city, like its main square, Tallinn Town Hall, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, and much more. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, retains its walled and cobblestoned Old Town, which is home to cafes and shops as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. The Old Town, dating from around the 15th century, is Estonia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city at your own pace. When your tour is finished, you’ll be transferred back to the Port at around 5:30 PM to prepare to embark for Helsinki. On the way bac...

  • Helsinki Half-Day City Tour

    9. 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 fi...

    Had an amazing day on this tour. Saw everything that had to been seen and learned many new things from my guide Mikhail who was very nice and knowledgeable. Recommended!

  • Helsinki Airport Layover 3-hour Guided Tour

    10. Helsinki Airport Layover 3-hour Guided Tour

    If you have 3-4 hours between flights at the Helsinki airport you can travel to the city center to get an overview of this far northern capital and its inhabitants. You’ll have a chance to meet a local resident, passionate about Helsinki and its culture and history, who will help you make the most of your short time here. The guide will meet you at the airport or train station when you arrive and travel with you to Helsinki’s city center. From the airport, the train trip takes approximately 30 minutes. See some of the city’s most interesting sites, including the magnificent Senate Square and the surrounding 19th-century neighborhood. You’ll also see the unique Church in the Rock and several other places that are local favorites. After the excursion, head back to the airport with your guide, who’ll take you directly into the departures hall.

    It was wonderful experience. I was there with my family. It was a bit of walk but very windy so we had to quit it since other family member felt so tired due to the flight of 10 hours. Our guide was Darius and he had a historic knowledge in depth. He was ready to tell about everything you want to know. If i have a chance to visit helsinki again, I will certainly book this trip again. Thanks Darius.

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What people are saying about Helsinki

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 330 reviews

I had a quick tour of the city and she was incredibly informative about the history, the architecture and the people of Estonia. I was able to take all the pictures that I wanted but leave us time to MoveOn and see all the highlights of the city. I even told her a very specific type of souvenir I was looking for and she found the exact shop and gave us time to quickly browse for what I needed. Would highly recommend this tour again for how helpful and smooth the fairy pick up and handoff to the Estonian guide went

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.

We had Marc as our Helsinki tour guide. He was fantastic. He had a very intimate knowledge of the city (both historical and current) and welcomed all our questions. Would definitely recommend!

Had an amazing day on this tour. Saw everything that had to been seen and learned many new things from my guide Mikhail who was very nice and knowledgeable. Recommended!

Suzzie was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and great attitude. Had a very fun day. I will highly recommend Suzzie to my friends