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Helsinki Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

1. 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: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

2. Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

Get to know central Helsinki like a local on a small-group walking tour with a city planner. Take in the sights, culture, and history with your expert city planner guide who knows the city inside out. Ask any questions you like.  Find out tidbits of Helsinki’s past, from the plague in the middle ages to Lenin’s stay in the early 1900s. As you tour Helsinki city center, find out why a statue of a Russian Tsar is standing in the middle of the town, why Helsinkians picnic at an old burial site, and why an orthodox cathedral exists in the city.  Visit many of Helsinki’s most important landmarks, with a typical itinerary (weather, holidays, and events permitting) including: Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, National Library of Finland, Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, Allas Sea Pool, Esplanadi Park, Kappeli, Old Church Park, the Central Railway Station, Oodi, Lasipalatsi, Kamppi Chapel, and Amos Rex.

Helsinki: Historical Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Helsinki: Historical Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour

Terve! Welcome to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. On this walking tour, I’ll show you around the city while I share its historical ties to Sweden and Russia and fill you in on Finnish culture. Our walk begins in the shadows of Helsinki Cathedral in Senate square, the city’s political, religious, scientific, and commercial center. From there, I’ll point out some of the city’s main sites, and a few lesser-known ones too, like the Helsinki City Museum, one of the city’s oldest buildings. It’s home to approximately 1.5 million artifacts. I’ll also share a few amazing stories like how a salt warehouse was transformed into the Presidential Palace and how the Uspenski Cathedral, the largest orthodox church in Western Europe, was built. You’ll have the opportunity to stroll through Market Square, just like locals do, and hear the story of the Empress’ Stone. You’ll see Helsinki’s old market hall, and I’ll tell you how the First World War and the Finnish Civil War affected it. While you stroll through Esplanade Park, I’ll fill you in on the festival of Vappu and the story of Havis Amanda, the bronze statue that caused a splash when it was first revealed. Along the way, you can look forward to: • Decoding the symbolism hidden in the Alexander II sculpture • Taking in the impressive Allas Sea Pool and SkyWheel • Walking through the most famous park in Finland, Esplanade Park, which is also the green heart of Helsinki • Discovering the “Kappeli” restaurant, a local favorite among poets, writers, and artists in the 1900s • Finding out about Johan Ludvig Runeberg, a famous Finnish author, poet, and priest with Swedish roots • Hearing stories about the Swedish theatre, Svenska Teatern, and finding out about its current status • Passing by Stockmann, the oldest department store in Finland • Strolling down Alexander Street, one of the main shopping streets for locals This 90-minute tour is perfect for anyone who wants a taste of Finnish history while enjoying a glorious stroll in the heart of Helsinki!

Helsinki: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

4. 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

5. 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.

CITY Tour with Food Tasting in Helsinki

6. CITY Tour with Food Tasting in Helsinki

Discover Helsinki's enchanting history on a tour of its iconic locations, from the majestic Senate Square to the bustling Old Market Hall. Immerse yourself in fascinating tales of the city's past and present, indulge in traditional Finnish cuisine, and experience the unique cultural influences that make Helsinki so captivating. Join us on this unforgettable journey through the heart of Helsinki and get insider tips on the best food spots from a certified guide. Famous Finish Blue chocolate will make the sweet end of the journey! Due to icy and snowy conditions during December-February, we advise against this tour for individuals in wheelchairs or parents with strollers. DISCOUNT Price varies by group size. We offer a discount if you book the tour for a group of 4 or more people. PRIVATE TOUR Feel free to ask for any day and starting time between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm ALLERGIES/DIET Just let us know in advance and we will substitute, when necessary. GRATUITY Tips are not included but are always appreciated.

Private tour in Helsinki and Porvoo

7. Private tour in Helsinki and Porvoo

Porvoo Old Town is so fascinating historical stories that made Porvoo so popular, over half a million tourist destination, known for its well-preserved 18th- and 19th-century buildings, and the 15th-century Porvoo Cathedral. The Old Town and the Porvoonjoki River Valley are recognized as, together, one of the National landscapes of Finland. Helsinki city is known for its innovative art, unique culture, and modern architecture design , we will be visiting the 10 most popular attractions in Helsinki listed in our itinerary Our experienced drivers have an intimate knowledge of the area. They're not just getting you from point A to B; they're your local guides, ready to share insider tips and hidden treasures. Travel in style and comfort in our private taxi vehicles. We prioritize your safety and ensure you reach your destinations securely and efficiently. We offer more than just transportation; we curate unforgettable experiences. Explore top landmarks and local favorites, discovering the essence of each destination.

FOOD Tour with Rooftop Bar Visit in Helsinki

8. FOOD Tour with Rooftop Bar Visit in Helsinki

Discover Helsinki on a guided tour of foodie locations, from the majestic Jugend Hall to the bustling Old Market Hall. Listen to tales of the city's culinary evolution, spanning the past and present, and savor traditional Finnish cuisine. Learn the unique cultural influences that make Helsinki so captivating. Enjoy culinary delights including coffee from a local brewery, salmon canapé, herring, pink salmon caviar, smoked reindeer meat, traditional bread, local pastry, and Finnish chocolate. Get insider tips on the best Helsinki food spots along the way. Finally, soak in views of the capital city from a rooftop bar.

Helsinki: Food Walking Tour with Tastings and Sparkling Wine

9. Helsinki: Food Walking Tour with Tastings and Sparkling Wine

Helsinki Food Tour is a great way to learn about Finnish traditions through the lens of food. Participants will find hidden treasures and get a real insider’s perspective on the rich and diverse food culture and everyday life of Helsinki, with the help of our food guide. Tour participants will have the chance to experience the local gastronomy and cooking at a restaurant, as well as traditional local food and snacks offered at the Old Market Hall. You will taste specialties from Helsinki: an iconic Lappish delicacy – cold-smoked reindeer meat traditional Finnish squeaky “bread” cheese with cloudberry jam the most popular Finnish drink – filtered coffee with milk delicious snacks in the oldest restaurant in Helsinki champagne produced exclusively for the restaurant With each tasting, participants will hear more about Finnish history or more current anecdotes. Participants will also get the chance to purchase souvenirs at the Old Market Hall, Candy Sweet Shop and Alko store. The Old Market Hall is an iconic institution in Helsinki that has served its customers since 1889. Merchants sell everything from cheese, fish, shellfish, vegetable, fruit and cakes to spices, coffee and tea. They are also more than happy to help with any special orders.

Helsinki Highlights Outdoor Escape Game: Gold Heist

10. Helsinki Highlights Outdoor Escape Game: Gold Heist

Play a city exploration game through Finland’s capital and discover the Nordic gem. You will learn how the sleepy fishing village transformed itself into the thriving capital that it is today. You will explore Helsinki’s mythological traditions and established values weaved together with modern design and rituals. Peer into the minds and hearts of locals through the stories and legends that shaped Helsinki and Finland as a whole. Ready for an adventure? Step this way… The app offers precise directions through the city. Play at your own pace. Feel free to pause and explore your surroundings whenever you wish. After you book the game, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to play. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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4.3
(23 reviews)

Our guide was excellent, enthusiastic and knowledgeable! She not only filled us in about the food but also other cultural tidbits and city sight information. This is one of the best tour experiences I have had. I HIGHLY recommend this organic, local, delicious food tour!

Tour was awesome. Lara was a fabulous guide, ensured we had an awesome experience and was very understanding and patient with our big party. Excellent and highly recommended.

Lovely and knowledgeable guide. Explained the history of the city and the traditional food we were tasting. Would definitely recommend!

Excellent tour with an excellent guide knowledgeable about the history of the city and the food found within.

Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide and driver.