Helsinki's No.1 Free Tour - RED UMBRELLA TOURS ❤️

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on May 22, 2018

WELCOME to Red Umbrella Tours Helsinki - a company with guides who are PASSIONATE about the city we live in, and who will DO OUR BEST to show you all that Helsinki has to offer! We aim to give the BEST TOUR EXPERIENCE - by showing you not only the MOST VISITED PLACES, but also the HIDDEN PLACES, and tips that only locals will know. Book our tours with GuruWalk, and we look forward to meeting you!

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

📍 Meeting point: Bottom of the main set of steps to the Helsinki cathedral in the Senate Square
⌛ Approx. duration: 2 hours
🔍 Look for our guides with a RED UMBRELLA!

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(Multiple times available on some days)

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Get ready for a journey through the history and hidden gems of Helsinki! Our enthusiastic guides will entertain you with fascinating stories and show you the best places to visit during your stay.

 🏛️ Discover historical monuments and beautiful buildings.
 🌆 Enjoy impressive viewpoints
 📚 Learn about Helsinki's architecture, inspirations and captivating history
 🍽️ Get insider tips on the best places to eat and explore after your tour

 🌍 The tour is in ENGLISH
 ✨ Operated solely by Finnish and local guides, with exclusive tips!

 🗽 Senate Square (Starting Point)
 ⛪ Helsinki Main Cathedral
 🏰 House of the Estates
 📚 National Library of Finland
 🎀 The smallest and cutest statue in Helsinki
 🎓 University of Helsinki
 🌅 Viewpoint of the port of Helsinki
 💒 Uspenski Cathedral
 🍽️ Central Food Market area (Final Point)

Spaces are limited, so click CHECK AVAILABILITY to reserve your space while you can. See you on the tour!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Hallituskatu 7, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    Hallituskatu 7, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
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    Due to the Christmas market around the Alexander II statue, the meeting point of the tour for November and December will be the BOTTOM OF THE MAIN SET OF STEPS TO THE HELSINKI CATHEDRAL, IN THE SENATE SQUARE. Just look out for our guides with a Red Umbrella!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Senate Square (Historic City Center)

    Start point of the tour, the most historical part of Helsinki. With its grand staircase, magnificent cathedral, and imposing statues, the square exudes a sense of grandeur and history.

  • 2
    Free admission
    Helsinki Cathedral (The "Ikea Church")

    How could we take a tour of Helsinki, without a visit to the Helsinki Cathedral! Perhaps one of the most impressive buildings, it is also the most visited building. We will allow a little time to visit inside, and of course to take photos.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    The National Library of Finland

    Welcome to the National Library of Finland - nestled in the very heart of Helsinki! This treasure trove of knowledge and culture, houses manuscripts, rare books, exhibitions, and an amazing interior. This stunning library truly brings Helsinki's heritage to life.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Katajanokka (Art Nouveau District)

    Traditionally the slums of Helsinki, Katajonokka is now the most expensive area to live in Helsinki. We will explore some of the beautiful Art Nouveau Architecture, and see where the locals really live.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Uspenski Cathedral (Meeting Point)

    One of the most impressive stops of the tour - and an opportunity to visit the largest Russian Orthodox Church in Western Europe. Here you will have a great viewpoint of Helsinki.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Market Square

    The end point of the tour. And conveniently the best place to try traditional Finnish Foods! You can also take the boat to Suomenlinna, and follow our guides recommendations on places to visit after the tour.

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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Stacey 26 Nov 2023
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Would highly recommend, Osmo was very professional and friendly. The information was very informative and the tour gave a good view of the best places to see in Helsinki would highly recommend
Catarina 26 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
We loved the tour even with the very difficult weather! Osmo was great telling us a whole lot about Helsinki. Super worth it!
Sandeep 22 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
If you are visiting Helsinki for the first time, it’s definitely worth giving this tour a try!
Jose 08 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
So kind and welcoming student.
Romina 07 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Anna has made this tour very enjoyable with her insights about finish history and the finish life. She was eager to answer all questions and even shared some personal recommendations :) Highly recommended tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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