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PRIVATE: ARCHITECTURAL GEMS OF HELSINKI WALKING TOUR

Per Person (Based on 2 people) $291 USD
Per Person (Based on 3-5 people) $225 USD
Per Person (Based on 6-9 people) $164 USD
Per Person (Based on 10-12 people) $118 USD
Sunday supplement $389 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

PRIVATE: ARCHITECTURAL GEMS OF HELSINKI WALKING TOUR

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Helsinki's commitment to design is apparent around every turn, from its inviting new library to the "Chapel of Silence", a quiet respite found on the busiest corner in all of Finland.

The reasons Helsinki was chosen as the World Design Capital in 2012 will be evident from the moment this tour begins.

We'll visit the Kamppi Center, uniquely designed through a collaborative effort of several architects. This mixed-use complex provides shopping, residential and commercial space along with a transportation hub. Located at the Kaampi Center's entrance is the unexpected "Chapel of Silence". A stellar, yet simple example of innovative wooden architecture, the Chapel is intended to be a place where people can have a moment of silence in the middle of perhaps the busiest area in Finland. The Chapel was granted the International Architecture Award 2010 by The Chicago Athenaeum.

The striking design of Kiasma, the museum of modern art by Steven Holl and the gleaming two big "glass cubes" of Sanomatalo by Antti-Matti Siikala and Jan Söderlund will reinforce Helsinki's architectural reputation.

The Helsinki Music Centre, located in Kansalaistori Square, was designed by LPR Architects and Yasuhisa Toyota (acoustics) and opened in 2011. In the same square, Helsinki's Central Library, Oodi, opened in December 2018. This new library serves as the "living room" for the city's citizens and is an example of a new architectural style in Helsinki. This energy-efficient building, with its glass and steel structures and wooden facade, is a combination of traditional and contemporary flavors.

A masterpiece by the great Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, Finlandia Hall is Helsinki's leading concert and convention venue.

A stop for coffee will be made close to Töölönlahti Bay before you return to your ship via the cruise ship shuttle bus.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Pickup at the cruise ship pier
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Coffee stop
  • Visit/see:
  • Central Library Oodi
  • Music Centre
  • The Parliament Building
  • Finlandia House
  • Kansalaistori
  • National Opera
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum
  • National Museum
  • Chapel of Silence
  • Kamppi area
  • Mannerheimintie
  • Sanomatalo
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Arabic($)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Sun - no

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs) Contact ShoreTrips to change your departure time prior to placing you reservation
  • 1:00 PM (4 hrs) Contact ShoreTrips to change your departure time prior to placing you reservation

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Dress comfortably and wear your favorite walking shoes.

Restrictions

• This tour is not available on Sundays.
• Please note that this tour will end in the center of Helsinki. You will return to your cruise ship via the cruise ship shuttle bus or by taxi. Hotel guests will need to take a taxi back to their hotel.