Discover Helsinki: Unleashing the Secrets of a Vibrant Capital in 2 Hours

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Jorge
Quality Verified Registered on January 22, 2022

Hello, my name is Jorge. In Portugal, I was conceived, and in Helsinki, I was made. After 2 years in the City, its innumerable wonders continue to astound me, and I'd want to share them with you. I am a specialist in Photography and Video, and I have a passion for history. This love led to Travel Photography. The more I learned about this city, the more I wanted to share its hidden gems and undiscovered stories with others. "When you truly desire something, the entire universe conspires to assist you in achieving it," a wise man once said, and that is precisely what occurred to me. I finally got the chance to start working as a tour guide, and I've taken advantage of every opportunity to share my love and demonstrate the real Helsinki.

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Tour description

Discover the vibrant heart of Finland's capital city with our captivating walking tour of Helsinki! Immerse yourself in the rich history and captivating culture of this Nordic gem as our expert guides lead you through its charming streets and iconic landmarks.

Embark on a journey through time as you explore Helsinki's fascinating past, from its humble origins as a small fishing village to its rise as a modern metropolis. 

As you walk,  you will hear fascinating stories and intriguing anecdotes, providing insights into Helsinki's unique culture, traditions, and way of life. Learn about the renowned Finnish education system, the legendary Finnish sauna culture.

Whether you are a history enthusiast, an architecture lover, or simply eager to experience the vibrant atmosphere of Helsinki, My walking tour promises an adventure trough time. So lace up your walking shoes, join me, and let the wonders of Helsinki unfold before your eyes!

During our walking tour of Helsinki, you'll have the opportunity to experience several captivating highlights that make this city truly special. Some of the key highlights include:

1. Helsinki Cathedral: Marvel at the stunning neoclassical architecture of Helsinki Cathedral, one of the city's most iconic landmarks. Admire its white exterior and climb its steps for panoramic views of the city.

2. Senate Square: Explore the elegant Senate Square, surrounded by magnificent buildings such as the Government Palace, the University of Helsinki, and the National Library of Finland. This historical square is a hub of cultural and political significance.

3. Market Square: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Market Square (Kauppatori), where you can browse through an array of local produce, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Enjoy a taste of Finnish cuisine, including fresh fish, berries, and traditional pastries.

These highlights are just a glimpse of what awaits you on our walking tour of Helsinki. Each step will reveal more captivating sights and hidden gems, providing you with a comprehensive and memorable experience of this vibrant Finnish city.



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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pohjoisesplanadi 2, 00130 Helsinki, F...
    Pohjoisesplanadi 2, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
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    I will starting my tours behind the Swedish theatre at the top of the Esplanade.

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    Outside visit

    This park is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike, and it's a great spot to people-watch and soak up the city's atmosphere.

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    Outside visit
    Uspenskin katedraali

    This beautiful Orthodox cathedral is one of the city's most iconic landmarks, and it offers stunning views of the city and the sea.

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    Outside visit
    Market Square

    This bustling marketplace is a great place to grab a bite to eat and take in the sights and sounds of the city.

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    Outside visit
    Senate Square

    Senate Square is a historic square in the center of Helsinki, Finland. It is surrounded by several notable buildings, including the Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki, and the National Library of Finland.

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    Outside visit
    Helsinki Cathedral

    This neoclassical cathedral is one of Helsinki's most famous landmarks, and it's a great spot to take photos and admire the architecture.

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).

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J.E. 26 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Jorge was nice and informative.
Maggie 13 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
This tour was lackluster. It felt unorganized, started late, and lacked some concrete information. I know the guide enjoys goin "off script" but the tour lacked basic information and data to support what was being talked about. If you have limited time in Helsinki I'd recommend going with a different tour.
Juliane 27 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
War ok - etwas unstrukturiert
Max Ramallo 22 Aug 2022

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
If you stay in Helsinki, a good decision take a tour with Jorge
Heidi 30 Jun 2022

My husband and I showed up 7 minutes early and stayed 5 minutes late. I sent a couple messages online and no one ever showed up. I received a confirmation email 12 hours beforehand confirming the appointment and and even after a couple days, I never received any follow up.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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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