No minimum number of attendeesNo minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
Free booking and cancellationFree payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Helsinki's Best FREE Walking Tour. 11:00AM - RED UMBRELLA ❤️
Run by Finns and locals, Red Umbrella Tours Helsinki aims to give the best Free Tour Experience in Helsinki. Read more about our tour below!
As the OLDEST RUNNING FREE TOUR in Helsinki - now in our 5th year, Red Umbrella Tours pride ourselves on offering the BEST TOUR EXPERIENCE that Helsinki has to offer!
JUNE 2023 UPDATE: Tours running in summer 2023. Book your place in advance with us!
Our tours are run ONLY by Local guides who have lived here for many years, to give you the best experience, with tips that only the locals know.
This 2 hour tour of mainly the historic part of Helsinki, will show you:
- The main historic sights
- Our most beautiful buildings
- The best viewpoints
We will also tell you about:
- Our HISTORY
- The STORIES that shaped Helsinki
- Where & What to EAT
- What else should you SEE after the tour
- & Much more!
BOOK YOUR PLACE QUICK as places are limited. If you have any questions, then just send us a message!
** TOUR IS IN ENGLISH **
This tour covers:
- Havis Amanda Statue (START POINT)
- The main Helsinki Cathedral
- Beautiful House of the Estates
- National Library of Finland
- Helsinki's smallest & cutest statue
- University of Helsinki
- Port of Helsinki Viewpoint
- Senate Square
- Central food market (end point)
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Unioninkatu 21 00130 Helsinki FinlandUnioninkatu 21 00130 Helsinki FinlandDirections
1Outside visitHavis Amanda
Havis Amanda, Helsinki's iconic Art Nouveau statue, is a breathtaking sight to behold. The stunning bronze masterpiece depicts a beautiful mermaid emerging from the sea, holding aloft a sea shell in triumph. A symbol of Helsinki's connection to the sea and its rich maritime history, Havis Amanda is a must-see for any visitor to the Finnish capital.
2Outside visitHelsinki Cathedral
Helsinki Cathedral is an impressive neoclassical structure situated in the heart of the Finnish capital. Its grand white façade is adorned with stunning statues and pillars, while the spacious interior boasts beautiful frescoes and intricate details. A true masterpiece of architecture and a must-see for anyone visiting Helsinki!
3Outside visitUspenskin katedraali
Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki is a breathtakingly beautiful masterpiece of Byzantine architecture that towers over the city's skyline. Its vibrant red-brick facade, intricate gold-plated domes, and ornate details inside the cathedral make for an unforgettable experience. A must-visit destination for anyone exploring the city's rich cultural heritage.
4Outside visitSenate Square
The Senate Square in Helsinki is a breathtaking blend of neoclassical architecture and Nordic charm. With its grand staircase, magnificent cathedral, and imposing statues, the square exudes a sense of grandeur and history. A must-visit destination for any traveler to Finland, the Senate Square is a true gem of the city!
5Outside visitMarket Square
The Market Square in Helsinki is a vibrant and bustling hub of activity, brimming with colorful stalls selling fresh produce, handmade crafts, and local delicacies. Surrounded by stunning architecture and set against the backdrop of the sparkling sea, it's a must-visit destination for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the city's rich culture and lively atmosphere.
Esplanadi Helsinki is a vibrant and bustling promenade located in the heart of the city. With its lush greenery, charming cafes and restaurants, and lively street performers, it's the perfect place to soak up the Finnish atmosphere and enjoy a leisurely stroll. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Esplanadi Helsinki is not to be missed!
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).