This shared shore excursion begins with a scenic drive towards Esplanadi Street and the Grand Mannerheim Boulevard. Along the way, we will see the Opera House, Finnlandia Concert Hall, the National Musueum, Parliament Building, and the Presidential Palace.
We will have an opportunity to take pictures at the famous Sibelius Park, named after the renowned Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, The main attraction here is the Sibelius Monument, an abstract grouping of hundreds of steel pipes. After the park, we continue on to the Olympic Stadium, the site of the 1952 summer Olympics. Next, we arrive at the Rock Church, carved directly out of the side of the mountain and topped by a magnificent copper dome. Because of its acoustics, it is often used as a concert venue. The next church on the itinerary is the Uspensky Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe. As we drive through the city center we will also see the Helsinki Central train station with its famous clock tower as well as the beloved Havis Amanda fountain, voted year after year as the most beautiful sculpture in the Finnish capital. The tour ends with free time by the seaside Market square, where you can try some local delicacies. Afterward, you will return to the shuttle which takes you back to your ship.
We will meet you at your ship just outside the port area.
a 3 hour tour of Helsinki encompassing the main sites; Rock Church, Sibelius Monument, and a walking tour down the main shopping boulevard of the capital.
30 minutes in the Market Square
You will be picked up outside the port out front of your cruise ship.
Tour times are adjusted to your ship’s docking times. In the event of heavy traffic, road blockages, special events, or unforeseen circumstances the tour itinerary may be subject to change. We cannot take responsibility for such incidents and refunds will not be provided.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off back at your cruise ship.
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