Private Panoramic Tour of Helsinki

from 68 USD
4 hrs
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Private Panoramic Tour of Helsinki

An enjoyable bus tour which enables you to see the best city highlights of Helsinki without putting too much effort in walking. Your guide will be greeting you at the cruise port and will bring you back to the harbor at the end of the tour. 


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  • Central Train Station
  • Church in the Rock
  • Esplanadi
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Mannerheimintie
  • Market Square
  • National Museum
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Opera House
  • Parlament Building
  • Senate Square
  • Sibelius Monument and Park
  • Uspenski Cathedral

The Central Train Station of Helsinki is a large impressive building, decorated with the massive statues on both sides of the entrance. It was chosen as one of the world's most beautiful railway stations by BBC in 2013.

20 min

Temppeliaukio Church is often called the church in the rock. Finland uses the natural landscape of the region to create a beautiful urban environment, and this is the best example of it. The church is built into the huge granite rock. It’s simple but exquisite with granite walls and a glass ceiling. 

Services are daily.

30 min

Esplanadi is a beautiful wide boulevard with the big park on in, located in the center of Helsinki. It begins at the Market square and goes all the way to Mannerheimintie street. Esplanadi is an excellent place for a leisurely walk under the old linden trees. There are numerous coffee shops at Esplanadi, located in the buildings on both sides and in the park itself. The West end of Esplanadi is called the Erottaja square, which was selected as the official geographic "zero point" of Helsinki. Distances to all other cities in Finland are measured starting from here.

20 min

Helsinki Cathedral is a Lutheran church, also called the Cathedral of St. Nicholas. It's the main church of the town. The church was opened in 1852 and dedicated to the name saint of Nicholas 1st, the Russian emperor, as Finland was the province of Russia at that time. The impressive white structure stands on the natural hill, connected to the Senat square by the granite steps, that make you feel the church is even higher.

30 min

Mannerheimintie is the main street in Helsinki, as well as the longest street in the city. It follows the path of the old road to Tampere, Finland's former capital. Mannerheimintie begins at the Esplanada street and goes all the way north to the city limits. The House of Parliament, the main post office, the Kiasma modern art museum, the Finlandia Hall, the National Museum, the Helsinki Opera House, Kampi bus station, and many other famous buildings can be found on Mannerhermintie.

15 min

Market square in the center of Helsinki is the most exciting place in the city. It’s located on the seashore next to the city ferry station. You can find everything there. All sorts of season fruit and berries, mushrooms, smoked fish, flowers, souvenirs, traditional clothing, furs, leather, name it. One can spend hours digging through the carved bone statuettes or enjoying the beer with fresh grilled salmon.

40 min

The impressive building of the National Museum stands on Helsinki's main street, Mannerheimintie. It features Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present day. The appearance of the building reflects Finland's medieval churches and castles. The entrance hall ceiling has ceiling frescoes in the national epic Kalevala theme, which can be seen without an entrance fee.

1 hour

The stadium was the main arena for the 1952 Olympic Games. The construction of the stadium was completed in 1938. Since then, it has been frequently used for local, European, and world athletic competitions as well as music concerts. The height of the tower 72.71 meters (238.5 ft) celebrates the world record of Finnish athlete Matti Järvinen in javelin throw of 1932 Summer Olympics.

15 min

Opera and ballet are quite young in Finland, as both companies were formed at the beginning of the 20th century only. The Opera house opened in 1993 and since then became home to both. The theater promotes national art. National Opera stages four to six premieres a year, including a world premiere of at least one Finnish opera.

15 min

The building for newly independent Finland's Parlament was inaugurated in 1932 and became the home to the Parlament offices that moved here from the Senat square. The Parlament is a masterpiece of architecture with five floors all different in design and layout. The visits to the Parlament building are organized through the visitor's center.

15 min

The Senat square is a large central square of the city. The impressive white Helsinki cathedral crowns it. The center of the square if a memorial to the Russian emperor Alexander 2nd. The Helsinki's oldest building, Sederholm's house, is still located in the south part of Senat square.

15 min

Jean Sibelius is a prominent Finnish composer and musician, respected all around Europe. The memorial in a unique park commemorates the life of this great person. The organ pipes dance in the air to the music, and the face of the composer looks at his music from the stone.

30 min

Located on a hill above the Helsinki harbor, red brick Uspensky cathedral can be seen from far away. It's the largest Orthodox Church of Northern Europe, built in 1868 by one of the most prominent Russian specialists. The style of the cathedral is a tribute to the Russian Revival period when the best of the old times architectural ideas were used to create the magnificent constructions. The church is worth going inside to see the impressive iconostases

40 min

Detailed Program

Time Description
Meeting time: Specified by your manager after booking
00:00 - 00:10 Meet your guide and driver outside the main port gate. Please read Helsinki meeting instructions carefully. We will also send you a copy at time of booking. It's better to print them out!
00:10 - 03:30 

A comprehensive basic tour taking in the most important and interesting parts of Helsinki. 
The historical centre, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Uspenski Cathedral, the colourful Market Square, the Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. 
Stops are at the Senate Square, the Sibelius Monument and, when possible, at the Temppeliaukio Church (the church in the rock).

03:30 - 04:00 An enjoyable walk in the city center of Helsinki to see it all close up  and experience laconic northern beauty of the capital of Finland.
04:00 The tour ends back in the harbour, where you can comfortably board your ship.
  Prices below are valid for 1.01, 6.01, 30.03, 02.04, 01.05, 10.05, 22.06, 23.06, 3.11, 6.12, 24.12, 25.12 and 26.12 and all Sundays. If you are arriving on a week-day which is not mentioned above - contact us for a discounted price!
Book this tour
  • Professional tour guide for 4 hrs 
  • Please choose your language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Comfortable A/C vehicle suitable for your private party's size for 4 hrs
  • Professional driver services
  • Admission to Rock Church (not guaranteed, may be closed for services)
  • Smiles and positive experience
  • Tips/Gratuity
  • Any other admissions/donations 
  • Other languages are available on request. A surcharge might apply. Please inquire with our managers.
Suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
Please don't be late to meet your guide as your tour will be shortened proportionally.
IMPORTANT: NO refunds for late passengers or for those who don't read their Helsinki meeting instructions and have been waiting at the wrong location.

Persons using a wheelchair must be able to get in/out of the vehicle on their own.

Children under 12 MUST have their OWN car seat or booster seat in order to participate on the tour. ULKOtours does not provide car seats/booster seats.

Children under 6 y.o. = 3 USD
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 3 USD

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