Guided tour

Helsinki: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

Activity provider: Rento Helsinki Tours

Helsinki: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

Activity provider: Rento Helsinki Tours

From US$ 49.84 per person

Get a detailed look at life in Helsinki on a small-group guided walking tour. Learn the history and see historic monuments, such as the Orthodox Cathedral, and step inside the Central Library Oodi.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Finnish capital through the eyes of a local on a guided tour
  • Witness day-to-day life unfold at the bustling markets, parks, and in the sea
  • Take a short tour of the Central Library Oodi and admire its modern interior
  • Discover the impact of World War II on modern life in Helsinki from your guide
  • Stop at a variety of city statues with unique stories, including Havis Amanda
Full description

Embark on a tour of the Finnish capital, Helsinki, and watch daily life unfold with stories and history from your guide. Visit city highlights, from the bustling Market Square where locals get their groceries to the colossal Central Library Oodi.

Begin at the iconic Senate Square and admire the Lutheran Cathedral. From the square, see Helsinki University and the old Senate, and discover the meaning behind the statue of the Russian Czar. As you walk, feel free to ask your guide any questions about the capital.

Next, follow your guide to the port and marvel at the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral. Continue to Market Square and learn about Finnish gastronomy. Here, get tips on where to eat and drink after the tour. If you're lucky, you might see locals swimming and relaxing in the Baltic Sea.

Make your way to Havis Amanda and learn about this statue's significance to many in the city. Stop at the picturesque Esplanade Park and see the man that the seagulls love the most. After passing by the Esplanade, walk through Helsinki's bustling Aleksanterinkatu street, and discover the "unicorn block".

At the end of Aleksanterinkatu street, view the Three Smiths statue, which was damaged during the bombings of the Second World War. Hear stories about this complicated period of Finland's history and the impact that lingers to this day.

Stop by the Helsinki Central Railway Station before coming to the last stop on the tour, the new Central Library Oodi. As you arrive, see the Finnish Parliament, the Music Centre, and Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum. Take a small tour inside the library and marvel at its unique architecture before finishing the tour.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Participants

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Meeting point

Meet in the middle of Senate Square. Your guide will be waiting in front of the statue of Alexander the II.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Rentohelsinki was very casual and cater our walking tour according to our interests. Since it was a small group, we managed to interact to other participants easily and comfortably. Our guide was friendly and knowledgable possibly because she was originally from Finland and she has a lot of experience as a guide before.

November 5, 2022

Really fun and witty tour! Made the group feel comfortable really quick. Got a good overview not only on Finnish history and Helsinki but also culture and everyday life. Highly recommendable! For those who fear that 2,5 hours might be too exhausting: It’s really not challenging as you make a lot of stops throughout the tour.

November 5, 2022

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