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Helsinki Highlights: A Two-Hour Stroll Through History and Culture

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

Hello, my name is Jorge. In Portugal, I was conceived, and in Helsinki, I was made amd still 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.

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Tour description

Helsinki Hilarity: The Two-Hour Tour de Force

Welcome to the quirkiest walking tour in Helsinki! We start behind the Swedish Theatre, where we’ll warm up our leg muscles for this epic two-hour adventure. Strut your stuff down Esplanadi, where you can admire the greenery and maybe spot a local squirrel—or at least a suspiciously squirrel-like pigeon.

Next up, we’ll hit Market Square, where you can sniff out local delicacies or ponder how many tourists it takes to order a reindeer hot dog. Don’t worry, we won’t judge!

Feeling a bit more cultured? Perfect! We’re heading to Uspenski Cathedral, because nothing says “I’m sophisticated” like snapping selfies in front of a majestic Eastern Orthodox church. Then we’ll take a leisurely stroll to see the statue of Snellman, a Finnish national hero who—let’s face it—you probably never heard of until now. But hey, he’s got a statue!

Finally, we’ll wrap up our tour at Senate Square, in front of the iconic Helsinki Cathedral. Marvel at the architecture, absorb the history, and wonder if your feet will ever forgive you. Join us for "Helsinki Hilarity"—where the sights are stunning, the jokes are questionable, and the memories are unforgettable!


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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).

Tour opinions

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jose (2 Ratings)

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Recomendable para conocer el centro de Helsinki
Marina (2 Ratings)

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
O Jorge foi super disponível para tirar todas as dúvidas e saciar a nossa curiosidade. Fabuloso! Obrigada
Jenny (1 Rating)

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Unfortunately, after waiting around for 10 minutes or so and messaging Jorge, he responded say he had the flu. Its disappointing that he didn’t let us know in advance - I did read in previous reviews that he hadn’t showed up in the past but chose to give him the benefit of the doubt. Not my usual experience of walking tours
Niall (4 Ratings)

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
I left the tour after 30 mins because of how bad it was. He wasn’t enthusiastic, didn’t appear to enjoy his job. He criticised the country and didn’t have enough information on anything. I was thoroughly disappointed because I always do a Guru Walk tour in new cities. I’d avoid this tour if I were reading this.
Emma (2 Ratings)

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Jorge was very enthusiastic and delivered lots of interesting facts about Helsinki and Finland!
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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
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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