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Helsinki Highlights

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Helsinki is a fascinating city with spectacular, 19th century Neo-classic architecture that was fashioned as a miniature St. Petersburg. See the city highlights and learn all about the history and culture of the people in this "Daughter of the Baltic".

Helsinki Highlights

Founded in 1550, Helsinki sprang to life as a trading post to compete with Tallinn and today is the capital city of Finland. It is an international metropolis with a surprisingly small-town feel.

During your half-day tour your local, knowledgeable guide will take you to see the city's highlights such as the Rock Church, famous for its unique UFO shape and excellent acoustics. This church is literally dug out of solid rock and its roof is fashioned out of 22km of copper strips. Drive by the Mannerheim Boulevard and see The National Opera House, Finlandia House by Alvar Aalto, National Museum, Central Train Station, Senate Square and Art Museum. You will also stop by Sibelius Park and see the abstract monument to the composer Jean Sibelius that sparked a lot of controversy with its unveiling in 1967.

Also on your itinerary is a visit to two 19th century churches, the Helsinki Cathedral with its stately columns, and the red-bricked Uspenski Cathedral. Throughout the tour your guide will share stories and fascinating facts about Helsinki as well as the future of the country and its people.

Not to worry, you will also be provided short breaks to shop the local bazaars for some souvenirs and to try some tasty Finnish food.

Book this tour now for a great introduction to the amazing history, culture and cuisine of Helsinki.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $120.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and comfortable shoes. A raincoat or umbrella may also be necessary weather depending.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.