Best of Helsinki

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$99.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$79.99 / Child (ages 12 and under)
Helsinki, Finland
Moderate Activity Level
No Minimum Age
4.0 hours
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The charm and style of the White City of the North awaits you on this popular tour. The city’s focal point, Senate Square, with fine 19th-century, Neo-classical buildings and the impressive Lutheran Cathedral of St. Nicholas will be your first stop. Along the way, you’ll see the Uspenski Cathedral and the North Harbour where the icebreaker fleet is stationed. Next, it’s on to The Rock Church (Temppeliaukio), a unique creation carved out of solid rock and topped with a copper dome. This truly is a striking example of modern Finnish architecture. En route, you’ll see the Presidential Palace, the colorful Market Square, and the beautiful Kaivopuisto Park, where many of the foreign embassies are situated. View the Olympic Stadium, where the Olympic games were held in 1952. Travel past the new Opera House, Finlandia Hall, the Parliament Building, the National Museum, and the Railway Station. Stop to admire the massive, stainless steel Sibelius Monument dedicated to the musical vision of Jean Sibelius and situated in the beautiful Sibelius Park. Continue to the beautiful Seurasaari Island nearby. At Seurasaari, you’ll have a guided nature walk, where you can see numerous historical buildings from outside the different provinces of Finland. The oldest building is a 1686 wooden church.

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Should you opt to remain in the city for independent sightseeing, you’ll be responsible for your own return to the ship. Please note that the Rock Church may close without prior notice. The tour involves walking, with gravel walkways and minor hills at the Sibelius Monument and at Seurasaari Island and steps and cobblestone at Senate Square. The order of sites visited may vary. Due to parking restrictions, there will be a 10-minute uphill walk to The Rock Church. Total walking distance is approximately 1.86 miles. Inside visit to the old houses in Seurasaari Island is not included.