The Best of Helsinki Private Tour
What more can you wish than a private tour including the best experiences of Helsinki for you and your friends?
Arrival at Helsinki airport and transfer to hotel Lilla Roberts or at a hotel of your choice. A convenient big double style room will be your rest haven during the tour. Your hotel is well situated in the city heart.
Departing at 10.00 from the hotel and our first visiting place is Uunisaari which is a popular haven at the sea just outside heart of Helsinki. We can see nearby also traditional carpet washing. We continue to see Löyly ,a trendy sauna area at the sea. Next we go Temppeliaukio Church. The church is excavated directly into solid rock. Because of its special architecture the church is one of the main attractions in Helsinki. Before the lunch we see the Sibelius Monument.
The afternoon includes a wide range of the main sights of Helsinki´s imperial jugend-style center such as the beautiful white Helsinki Cathedral,Council of States, the bank of Finland, the House of Estates, the State Archives, the House of Nobilities and of course the Main Guard Building and the Presidential Palace.
We will also see the big icebreakers in the harbour. In the end of the afternoon we see a special film about Finland. There is a lot of to see and to photograph during this afternoon.
Now it is time to go shopping and your guide will take you to the best shopping places where you can buy Iittala, Arabia or Muumi.
Departure from the hotel at 09.00 and we head for Railway Station and visit also inside.The station building was designated by Eliel Saarinen and inagurated in 1919.It was chosen as one of the world´s most beautiful railway stations by BBC in 2013.
A newly built library Oodi is a library of new era for meeting people and relaxation. After Oodi we visit the National Museum and have a private one-hour tour there.
Uspenski Cathedral is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki and inaugurated in 1868.
Vanhankaupunginkoski is a significant location not only in cultural history but as well as environmental haven. The rapids are 200 meters wide and over a 6-meter drop in altitude.Near the rapids we visit Arabia design museum and also the Puu-Käpylä, the wooden house district built in 1920´s.After Käpylä we head back to the hotel.
Our first visit place is the Sinebrychoff Museum. One of the most important private houses in Helsinki was opened as a house museum in 1921.In 1980, the collections of Old European art were moved there to join Paul and Sinebrychoff´s art collections.
We continue our tour to Old Market Hall where we have a chance to experience the local food specialities and our lunch includes such gastronomic delicacies as smoked reindeer meat, ´bread` cheese with cloudberry jam and chanterelle soup.
It is time to say goodbye to Helsinki. Hope to see you again!
The tour includes:
– return transfers to/from hotel Lilla Roberts
– 3 nights at Hotel Lilla Roberts in double style room incl. breakfast
– tour programme indicated in the itinerary (excluding lunches)
– services of your private guide during the tour
– high standard minibus transportation in the program
– entrance fees
– one hour private tour at National Museum
– taxes of the services
Availibility: 2023/2024 all year round
Tour price p/p starting 1245 euros (when 4 persons taking the tour)