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Helsinki: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Helsinki: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Helsinki according to your own interests and schedule with a 24 or 48-hour ticket for the open-air, hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. Take a full loop of the route in just 90 minutes to get an orientation of the city, or jump off at any of the stops to explore the attractions that interest you the most. Drive past the Sibelius Monument, and the imposing Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Church). Jump off at the Flea Market or Market Square, and see the buildings built for the 1952 Summer Olympics, including the Olympic Stadium. Your full price ticket entitles you to discounts at participating partners, including cafés, restaurants and shops. Free Wi-Fi is available on-board the bus so you can keep up-to-date with your friends and family back home and make them jealous with social media updates of your experience. In the event of bad weather, the roof of the bus can be swiftly retracted to protect you from the rain. Free rain ponchos are also provided. You can start your tour from any stop along the route. Add on an optional cruise from the Cruise Terminal, and get a different perspective of the city from the water. Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops: 1. Senate Square/ Helsinki City Museum 2. Old Market Hall 3. Olympia Terminal (Silja Line) / Mannerheim Museum 4. Cafe Ursula/ Kaivopuisto Park 5. Compass Square 6. Eira 7. Hernesaari Cruise Terminal LHD (stop in use only on certain cruise ship days) 8. Hernesaari Cruise Terminal LHB & LHC 9. Löyly 10. Flea Market/ Bulevardi/ Sinebrychoff Art Museum 11. Swedish Theatre / Design Museum / Museum of Finnish Architecture 12. Market Square / Sightseeing Cruises 13. Sokos / Kiasma / Helsinki Music Centre / Amos Rex / Central Railway Station 14. Temppeliaukio Church / Ham Helsinki Art Museum / Finnish Museum of Natural History 15. Sibelius Monument 16. Olympic Stadium / Tahto   17. Linnanmaki Amusement Park / Sea Life Helsinki 18. Linnunlaulu / Helsinki City Theatre 19. Hakaniemi Market Square and Market Hall

Helsinki Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Helsinki Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Get to know Helsinki at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the tour app on your mobile device (instructions received via email after booking), simply use the app and integrated maps to find your way to 10 attractions in Helsinki. You can choose to start the activity at any time. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Once you begin, you'll solve a location-based riddle at each attraction and unlock the next location you need to visit. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city. The app also includes facts and information about each location you stop at, so you'll be close to a local by the end of your adventure. As you explore, you can stop for a coffee, lunch, or a break at any time. Start your tour at the imposing Finnish National Theatre, with its excellent acoustics! Visit the Ateneum with its unique exhibits and explore Helsinki Cathedral with its stunning white facade. Take a photo at Helsinki's Market Square in the city center and get lost in the historic Vanha Kauppahalli, with its unique history. Visit the uniquely themed Shipwreckinen. You will also pass by Helsinki's Design Museum with its unique exhibits. Admire St. John's Church, the largest stone church in Finland. See, walk, and relax Old Church Park in the city center, while the Three Smiths Statue will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Helsinki: Free Guided City Sights and Culture Walking Tour

Helsinki: Free Guided City Sights and Culture Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the impressive Senate Square which is surrounded by sights like the iconic White Church, the University of Helsinki, and the Government Palace. Begin your adventure in Old Helsinki, where you can uncover Finland's facinating Russian and Swedish past. Pass through streets that are full of history and charm on your way to the Market Square, the cultural and gastronomic center of Helsinki. A place that, with the Uspensky Cathedral, Allas Swimming-pool and Sauna, the Presidential Palace and the Old Market is, a mixture of tradition and modernity. Continues on Esplanadi boulevard, where you are invited to appreciate its large offering of Finnish design products before reaching the Central Station Square . Enjoy the urban center of the city as you see the Central Station, the Ateneum and the city's artistic heart, National Theater. Finally, you arrive at Citizen's Square, where the new Central Library Oodi, the House of Music, Finlandiatalo, and the Kiasma Museum comprise the most modern face of Finland. Hear about Finland's literature, society, customs, and everyday life in an engaging way as you walk. Feel free to ask about anything and share your own experiences along the way. Get information and recommendations on what to see, eat, experience, and buy while visiting the city.

Helsinki: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Helsinki: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the imposing Finnish National Theatre, with its excellent acoustics! Visit the Ateneum with its unique exhibits and explore Helsinki Cathedral with its stunning white facade. Take a photo at Helsinki's Market Square in the city center and get lost in the historic Vanha Kauppahalli, with its unique history. Visit the uniquely themed Shipwreckinen. You will also pass by Helsinki's Design Museum with its unique exhibits. Admire St. John's Church, the largest stone church in Finland. See, walk, and relax Old Church Park in the city center, while the Three Smiths Statue(where the tour ends) will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Helsinki: Escape Game and Tour

Helsinki: Escape Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an outdoor escape game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in X. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour at the imposing Finnish National Theatre, with its excellent acoustics! Visit the Ateneum with its unique exhibits and explore Helsinki Cathedral with its stunning white facade. Take a photo at Helsinki's Market Square in the city center and get lost in the historic Vanha Kauppahalli, with its unique history. Visit the uniquely themed Shipwreckinen. You will also pass by Helsinki's Design Museum with its unique exhibits. Admire St. John's Church, the largest stone church in Finland. See, walk, and relax Old Church Park in the city center, while the Three Smiths Statue will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Helsinki: Self-Guided City Highlights Audio Tour

Helsinki: Self-Guided City Highlights Audio Tour

Immerse yourself in the charming and fascinating city of Helsinki which is a centre for maritime life. On this audio tour, learn of its history through visiting beautiful old buildings and hear of famous local composers who were crucial in the development of this Scandinavian city. Enjoy beautiful sights in Esplanade Park, marvel at the huge ferries coming and going in its harbour and visit the iconic Senate Square. Try something new in the country’s unique food market and learn about its daring swimming traditions. You will also see the Helsinki Information Centre, the Senate Square, Kaisaniemi Park, the Ateneum Art Museum with the Finnish National Gallery, the Helsinki Music Centre, the Parliament House, and the Design Museum. Your tour. Your way.

Helsinki: Art and Culture Tour with a Local Guide

Helsinki: Art and Culture Tour with a Local Guide

Find out the different cultural and artistic characteristics that make this city unique, and enjoy the buzzing community and city ambience! Whether you are visiting Helsinki as a returning tourist who wants to get to know the city a bit better, or if this is your first time, this Experience is for you! While walking the streets of Helsinki and looking at the amazing sculptures and its Art Nouveau architecture or getting to know more about the city’s galleries and museums, you will hear about street-art artists as well as contemporary artists and their close connection to Helsinki. I will share with you the art and cultural world of my city, where you will see, hear, and experience how colourful and multifaceted Helsinki is!

Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off 48-Hour Ticket

Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off 48-Hour Ticket

Welcome to Hop-On Hop-Off Helsinki - a bus sightseeing tour around the city where you hop on and off as much as you like. The ticket is valid for 48-hours by your choice and entitles you to get a discount on top attractions. The tour is guided in 10 different languages through individual, single-used headsets. To make your ride comfortable, have free Wi-Fi available on the buses, fun and friendly staff and experienced drivers. In bad weather, the bus roof can be installed quickly to protect you from rain. Route stops: 1. Senate Square: Senate Square can perhaps remind you that Finland became independent in 1917, immediately after the Russian Revolution, and managed to retain its sovereignty even during the difficult times of World War II. 2. The Olympia Terminal / Silja Line: The Olympia Terminal was built for the Olympic Games in 1952 and is now used by TallinkSilja. 3. Café Ursula: A popular spot for a coffee with a splendid sea view. 4. Compass Square. 5. Eira. 6. Hernesaari Cruise Terminal: One of Helsinki’s ports. Arrival and departure point for cruise ships visiting the city (LHC, LHB, LHD). Stop only on cruise ship days. 7. Löyly: restaurant with a seaview terrace and saunas available daily. 8. Flea Market: The flea market at Hietalahti Market Square is an exciting place to visit. The market is open both during the day and weekday evenings in the summer. Here, you can meet local Helsinki residents who have hired their own table to sell their old possessions. 9. Swedish Theatre: In the heart of Helsinki, opposite Stockmann’s department store and at the end of Esplanade Park. 10. Market Square: Departure point for Helsinki Sightseeing Boat Tours and dining cruises. The new Finnair SkyWheel is located next to the Market Square. 11. Kiasma/Central Railway Station. 12. Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church): This Lutheran church has been blasted out of solid rock and is a popular tourist attraction. 13. Sibelius Monument: Dedicated to the famous composer Jean Sibelius, this monument is one of the “musts” when visiting Helsinki. 14. Olympic Stadium: Apart from being an arena for many big events, the Olympic Stadium offers a beautiful view over the roofs of Helsinki from its tower that is open to the public. You will also find the opera here as well as a statue of the world-famous athlete Paavo Nurmi. 15. Finnish National Opera/ Töölönlahti Bay 16. National Museum, Parliament House and Helsinki Music Center: The Helsinki Music Center is a concert venue and meeting place open to all. It is full of action from morning to evening. Across the street, you'll find the Parliament House and National Museum of Finland. 17. Ateneum Art Museum, Central Railway Station: Ateneum contains the most extensive art collections of Finland and is home to the most loved classic works of Finnish art. This stop is also close to the National Theatre and Central Railway Station. 18. Botanic Garden.

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What people are saying about Ateneum

Overall rating

4.2
(18 reviews)

Alvaro accompanied us for hours through the streets of central Helsinki, telling us in an excellent and empathetic way the history, the present of Finland, the various monuments and places. Although the tour was scheduled in Spanish, he adapted to our needs with excellent Italian. I recommend this beautiful experience to everyone. Thanks Alvaro!

Kieto was a wonderful guide and we so enjoyed seeing Helsinki through his knowledge and suggestions. He took all questions and added appropriate color to all the history. What a great experience!

Perfect mix of stops and information. Our guide Birte was very knowledgeable and unbiased. Really helped us get an understanding of Helsinki and Finish history

Efficient buses.Great live tracker.very regular and good commentary.I enjoyed it very much!

The guide was very responsive to the people and made it very relaxed and fun