Get to know the present and the past of the finnish capital by exploring the modern city of Helsinki and visiting Seurasaari Open-air museum. Home to numerous authentic wooden homes of real finns of the past, this place will reveal survival secrets, life-hacks and will show you what life was like over 100 years ago.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hietalahti Market Square, Helsinki, UusimaaMeet your professional English-speaking guide and driver OUTSIDE the main port gate / hotel lobby and depart for a scenic drive through the downtown of Helsinki.Just a couple of minutes from the pier, Market Square will surely not leave you indifferent.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Esplanadi Park, Helsinki, UusimaaAs you travel along Esplanadi Street, down famous Mannerheim street, which is the main boulevard, and past the Central Train Station make sure you keep your eyes wide open in order not to miss this beauty!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Helsinki, UusimaaYou will later drive past such must-see sights like Uspensky cathedral, Presidential Palace, National Museum and Finlandia Hall, Opera House, Finlandia Concert Hall and Parlament Building.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion), Helsinki, UusimaaYou will drive past the Olympic Stadium (1952 Olympic games were held here )Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Sibelius Park, Helsinki, UusimaaYou will have a chance to make great typically Helsinki photos in the Sibelius Park, a famous Helsinki’s sight, next to the Sibelius Monument constructed from hundreds of steel pipes honoring the great Finnish composer lan Sibelius.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, UusimaaYour tour will not be complete without seeing the Rock Church, from inside and outside. This unique construction is a highlight for most visitors to Helsinki and is considered to be one of the Europe’s most interesting churches. It was carved out of solid rock from the side of a mountain and is topped by a copper dome. The interior was excavated and built into the rock but is bathed in natural light entering through the glazed dome. The church is used frequently as a concert venue due to its excellent acoustic. The acoustic quality is ensured by the rough rock surfaces.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Helsinki, UusimaaAfter a short drive we will arrive to the peaceful setting of Seurasaari open-air museum. This unique island is a tranquil oasis of traditional Finnish way of life is displayed in the cottages, farmsteads and manors of the past four centuries that have been relocated from all around Finland.Our day of exploring Helsinki comes to an end with a scenic drive back to the cruise port / hotel.Duration: 1 hour