Helsinki All Star Walk

Tours & Sightseeing in Finland

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The one Walking Tour covering all must-see attractions in Helsinki City Centre. See the sights, hear the legends, learn the Finnish customs, taste the local ingredients and spend a quality coffee break (inc. hot drink) with the locals. The Tour is led by a energetic, academic and professional local guide.Our guides share you all nuances of Finnish living in now and through the ages. The Tour starts from the Senate Square - Central gathering place for Centuries - where the secrets of Helsinki start to unveil. You will learn how our Capital was built from a small village to a modern Capital by a single German from Charlottenburg.The tour includes some food tasting at the Old Market Hall and also a coffee break on which the coffee is on us! Feel the culture of Finnish "at noon coffee"!The duration of the tour is 3 hrs and we walk 4,5 kilometers in mostly flat terrain.
Interested in seeing and feeling the city a bit more off the beaten path? Our All Star Walk leads you through the historical Helsinki to the commercial area and the city’s most visited sight, Rock Church. You’ll hear about the city’s past times and how the very tiny town was transformed to our capital city. On the other hand, the tour will include a lot of contemporary details about the life and atmosphere in Helsinki.On your way you’ll see the largest department store in the Nordic countries, a classical French-style park and the beautiful port area from where both locals and tourists travel to the other capital cities around the Baltic Sea.You will visit the Old Market Hall and smell the scents and nuances of the local food. You will be able to taste the local pastries and fish free of charge.From the Market Square you can see the most visible sign of our Russian past, the Uspenski Cathedral. Other sights in this area are the Presidential Palace and the modern sauna / sea pool recreational center. One of the main sights in Helsinki is the beautiful neoclassical Helsinki Cathedral, which is also called ‘the icon of Helsinki’. You will learn why the main entrance looks like it’s on the wrong side of the church.Who hasn’t heard about the marvel of Finnish education? Helsinki University is the peak of it. The guide will show you the very modern main library of the University of Helsinki which was built in 2012. Then you'll continue to Central Railway Station which is the busiest spot in Helsinki and generally referred to as the middle point of the city. On the break you can rest your feet and meet other travelers. The (hot) drink is on us. In the Nordic concept of a comfortable, yet productive life, coffee breaks are the main social fuel and have a huge impact on working life.The Kamppi area is the other major transportation hub in the city and a major shopping mall. In the middle of the hustle and bustle, the Chapel of Silence is designed to provide a haven of tranquility. This modern church, built in 2012 entirely of wood, has received plenty of architectural awards.The next stop is Kansalaistori (Citizens’ square) which is a common meeting place for the locals. Around the square you can find the museum of modern art Kiasma, the recently built Music Hall, and observe the new national library being built (opens in the end of 2018).We will continue to the other side of the road to the Parliament house where the ruling power gathers. As we move closer to the ending point, we will walk past the Museum of Natural History - a must visit for the biology and nature enthusiasts.The grande finale of the tour is our unique Rock Church. Nowadays the church is the biggest tourist attraction on the mainland of Helsinki. Its unusual forms have been carved into the bedrock 1960s. More info: / +358 46938 4905.

What’s included

  • Coffee / Tea
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • 10% Live Entertainment Tax
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to the Rock Church