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 tour below, 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

📅 Tours available most days!
📍 Meeting point: Statue of Alexander II
⌛ Approx. duration: 2 hours 
🔍 Look for our guide with RED UMBRELLA!

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!

 Tour Highlights:

 🗽 Statue of Alexander II (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
 💒 Senate Square
 🍽️ 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, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    Hallituskatu, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
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    The meeting point of the tour will be the Statue of Alexander II, 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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Agnes 13 Sep 2023
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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
My guide was Rebecka and she was a delight. She is very knowledgeable about Helsinki's past and present and Finish culture. The tour was very chill and interesting. She made us try the traditional salmiak, which was a funny moment with the group. She also gave us several tips of places to eat, saunas, and other touristic places.
Florian 10 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Rebecka hat die Tour super gestaltet. Sehr. Viel interessantes über Helsinki und Finnland zu Kultur, Historischem, Gegenwartsgeschichrliches, Besatzung, und vieles mehr. Eine äußerst interessante und kurzweilige Stadttour durch Helsinki. Sehr zu empfehlen.
Lee Ehrenkrantz 05 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
It was nice but unfortunately it was raining super hard and ultimately detracted from the tour, we tried. Our guru tried so hard to get us an experience in the pouring rain. She was great.
vanitha 05 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
We did the hop and hop off and did our reading and research yet our young Law student Tilda was awesome and we learned so much
Dennis 04 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Tilda's passion for Helsinki shone through from the beginning. She welcomed us warmly and shared captivating stories about the city's history, culture, and architecture. Her narratives struck a perfect balance between informative and entertaining. Tilda's engaging personality kept us enthralled throughout the tour. Tilda encouraged questions and shared personal recommendations for local spots. The tour's pace allowed us to appreciate the city's highlights without feeling rushed. In short, Tilda's tour is a must-do in Helsinki.
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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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