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Free Walking Tour of Helsinki - Green Caps from Senate Square

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Green Cap
Quality Verified Registered on April 27, 2018

We are focused to produce the best Helsinki City Tours, including Free Walking Tours. Our local tour guides are knowledgeable, experienced and informative, assuring that experiencing one of our Helsinki city tours will leave you with an understanding of Finland’s rich heritage, history, culture and geography.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

This is a quick, informal, and fun way to learn all the fundamental things about Helsinki, the Capital of Finland. 

Highlights: 

  • Senate Square 
  • Tales from the Swedish and Russian past 
  • Story of how Finland broke free of Russian rule. 
  • Is Finland really the world's happiest country? 
  • Market Square 
  • What and how do Finns really eat? 
  • Presidents castle 
  • Helsinki University. 
  • It's free to study there, how is possible? 
  • Locals hints on where to shop, eat and drink. 


The tour starts from the Senate Square. You will find your guide with a green cap from the base of the massive white cathedral stairs. When you get to the square it is impossible to miss.
In case it is not possible to start from the previously indicated address due to specific events and celebrations, the starting point will be the main entrace to the White Cathedral (Unioninkatu 29, Helsinki).

This tour is a quick and easy introduction to Helsinki’s history and to the Finnish lifestyle. The duration of the tour is 1 hour 15 minutes. 

Groups of more than 10 people will contact the company to be able to better accommodate them and offer a customized product.


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  • Meeting point:
    Hallituskatu 7 00170 Helsinki Finland
    Hallituskatu 7 00170 Helsinki Finland
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    On Senate Square, the base of the huge staircase leading to white church. Your guide has a green cap.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Nuno 24 Sep 2022
Budapest
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Alvaro was amazing, lots of knowledge and always ready to answer all our questions! Totally recommend the tour and would do it again

BeatrizDiego1 19 Sep 2022
Madrid
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Tenía poco tiempo para estar en Helsinki pero gracias a Álvaro, disfruté del tour y me pude hacer una idea de la ciudad.

Pablo 19 Sep 2022
Madrid
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Siri es increíble! Venimos en crucero y hemos hechos muuuuuuuuchos Freetours y SIN DUDA Siri nos explicó el país de manera SENCIIILLA y ordenada (cosa que no hace la m...

Ornit 18 Sep 2022
Beit Yitzhak-Sha'ar Hefer
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Great walking tour - interesting, friendly and very informative.

Cristina 17 Sep 2022
Ribadesella
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Un tour para aprender sobre la historia de Finlandia a la vez que ves los principales sitios de Helsinki. Fue entretenido, y estuvo muy bien. El guía, Álvaro, muy at...

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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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