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Helsinki Guided Tours

One of Europe's hottest holiday destinations, the ice-cold and very cosmopolitan city of Helsinki draws plenty of tourists keen to discover the city's key attractions. From Market Square to the Temppeliaukio Church, there are a wide range of tours in Helsinki geared towards all kinds of travellers. Listen your way round the city with an audio tour, step into the outdoors to explore the Finnish landscape, forests and lakes, take a trip to the wooden town of Porvoo, or invest in a Helsinki Card for discounts on all the city's main attractions. Visitors will have a wonderfully unique experience navigating their way round Helsinki.


Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


Helsinki Card

Discover Helsink independently with the Helsinki Card. The card is a handy, economical way to make the most of your visit in Helsinki. It is a transport ticket and entrance ticket all in one and has a number of great value reductions and bonuses attached. Don't leave home without one!The Helsinki Card comes with a complete guidebook of all the included attractions and excellent maps of the city. With you free travel on public transport (trams, metro, buses, train, boats to the islands) as well as free entrance to all major sights and museums, the Helsinki card is a great way to explore the city. You will be well equipped to get the most out of your stay in the city. The Helsinki Card also offers great value discounts such as 30% discount on the Finnair airport bus, discounts on tours out of town, tours to Tallinn and Lapland, restaurants, concerts, sports, sauna, rentals and much more. SAVE MONEY WITH THE HELSINKI CARD OFFERING: FREE Audio City Tour in 12 languages which operates daily Unlimited free travel on public transport in Helsinki Free entrance to major sights and up to 50 museums Free travel and entrance to Korkeasaari Zoo Island Free travel and entrances to Suomenlinna Sea Fortress 30% discount on the Finnair airport bus Free surprise gift at the Stockmann's Department Store Helsinki Card guide book, including a map and extensive information which is published in English, German, Swedish, Russian and Finnish. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Helsinki Sightseeing Tour

See the beauty of this stunning Nordic city on an introductory sightseeing tour with live commentary from your knowledgable guide. A great way to get orientated with the city, particularly for first time visitors.The city tour takes in the most interesting parts of Helsinki, such as the historical center with Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House.You will also stop at the Sibelius Monument and, when possible, at the Temppeliaukio Church (the church in the rock). Click here to find out more about this deal!


Porvoo Half-Day Trip from Helsinki

Take an afternoon excursion from Helsinki to the charming old wooden town of Porvoo. From the red warehouses nestled on the riverbanks to the delightful old town, you'll discover a tranquil village with a rich seafaring and trading past. Porvoo retains its town plan from the Middle Ages, with small wooden houses, picturesque gardens and narrow streets.To begin your afternoon visit you'll take a guided walking tour of Porvoo's lovely old town and its beautiful medieval cathedral, cobbled streets and charming boutiques.You will then spend some relaxing free time in the old town, where you can take the opportunity to stop off at delightful shops, cafes and craftsmen's workshops. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Finnish Lakes and Forest Day Trip from Helsinki

A taste of Finnish lake and forest landscape. Enjoy the quiet and sounds of nature during a short walk in the forest. The tour is escorted by an expert guide, who teaches you about Finnish nature. Come see for yourself!The Nuuksio National Park is about 45 minute drive from Helsinki and covers a large area of beautiful Finnish nature. The park forms part of the large Nuuksio lake uplands, a region that has survived in an almost natural state. There are 38 lakes and ponds in the park and a lot of berries and mushrooms grow there during the summer and fall. In the area there live a large amount of birds, moose and deer. During the tour a professional nature guide will tell about the features of Finnish nature. You will see a part of the park and take a one to one and a half hour 1.8 miles (3 kilometres) walk along forest paths. After the walk there is time to enjoy coffee and tea and Finnish sweet bread by an open fire in a traditional Lappish kota tent and the possibility of a quick dip in the lake. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Helsinki Audio City Tour

Choose from 12 languages on this Self-guided Helsinki Audio City Tour. The tour takes in the most interesting parts of Helsinki, such as the historical center with Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House.Your tour is an audio-visual experience, during which it is possible to listen to commentary through headphones with a choice of 12 languages (Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Latin and Helsinki dialect).There are also sound effects to bring the sights to life and tie them in with the history of the city. Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Opera House and Finlandia House are amongst the highlights. The tour will stop at the Sibleus Monument and, whenever possible, at Temppeliaukio Church - the church in the rock! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Sibelius' Home and Aalto's Architecture Day Trip from Helsinki

Visit the area where an artist influenced the creation of a distinctive community on the shores of Lake Tuusula - Jean Sibelius. Visit Villa Kokkonen, the home of the Composer Joonas Kokkonen, designed by famed Architect Alvar Aalto.This Cultural and Architectural tour takes you to the Lake Tuusula area where a large number of Finnish artists settled at the turn of the 19th and 20th Century.The first visit is to Ainola, the home of the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius which has now been converted to a museum. Ainola is preserved as it was during Sibelius' time.After visiting Ainola, your tour continues to Villa Kokkonen, the home of the Composer Joonas Kokkonen. Villa Kokkonen is one of the few private homes designed by the Architect Alvar Aalto and it has been called a preliminary sketch of the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. Click here to find out more about this deal!

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