Guided tours in Helsinki

Explore Helsinki with a guide - For groups and FITs

Discover the vibrant and captivating city of Helsinki with our private guided tours. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you on a journey through the city's fascinating history, rich culture, and stunning architecture. We offer a variety of tours to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you want to explore Helsinki's famous landmarks, experience its delicious local cuisine, or discover its hidden gems, we have a tour that will meet your needs.

Helsinki tours

If you’re planning to stop over in Helsinki for a day or arriving on a cruise ship, you’re in luck! Helsinki is a city that has a lot to offer, from its stunning architecture to its delicious local cuisine. And, with our private guided tours, you can make the most of your time in Helsinki and create unforgettable memories.

Our tours are designed to give you a taste of the best that Helsinki has to offer. Our knowledgeable guides can take you to the city’s most famous sights, such as the iconic Helsinki Cathedral, the historic Senate Square, and the bustling Market Square. We can also show you some of the city’s hidden gems, such as charming neighborhoods and quirky street art.

One of the highlights of our tours is the opportunity to experience local food at the local markets. Helsinki is known for its fresh and flavorful food, and our guides can take you to the best spots to sample traditional Finnish dishes, such as smoked salmon, reindeer meat, and Karelian pies. You can also try Finnish specialties like cloudberry jam and Finnish licorice.

We offer different types of tours depending on your preferences. If you prefer to explore the city by foot, we can arrange a walking tour that takes you through the city’s streets and alleys. If you want to cover more ground, we can include transfers in our tours and take you to different locations by car or minibus.

If you have more time, we highly recommend taking an excursion to Suomenlinna fortress. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located on an island just a short ferry ride from Helsinki and is one of Finland’s most popular attractions. The fortress was built in the 18th century and is an impressive example of military architecture. It also has beautiful parks and stunning sea views.

Finally, if you want to explore beyond Helsinki, we can take you to the nearby old town of Porvoo. This charming town is known for its colorful wooden houses, cobbled streets, and cozy cafes. It’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the more laid-back side of Finnish life.

In conclusion, whether you’re stopping over in Helsinki for a day or arriving on a cruise ship, our private guided tours can help you make the most of your time in the city. With our expert guides and customized itineraries, you can create unforgettable memories and experience the best of Helsinki and its surroundings.

Available guided tours in Helsinki for FITs and groups:

– City center short sightseeing walking tour
Discover the charm of the city center on our captivating Short Sightseeing Walking Tour, where you’ll be enthralled by iconic landmarks, fascinating history, and stunning architecture.

– Gastronomic tour on Helsinki’s most famous markets and spots
Indulge your taste buds on our Gastronomy Tour, where you’ll explore Helsinki’s renowned markets and culinary hotspots, sampling delicious local delicacies along the way.

– Most famous sights and Suomenlinna fortress
Embark on a journey through time and explore Helsinki’s most famous sights, including the majestic Suomenlinna fortress.

– Helsinki & Old town of Porvoo
For a unique excursion, join us on the Helsinki & Old Town of Porvoo tour, where you’ll venture beyond the city limits to the picturesque town of Porvoo.

– Finnish architechture
Marvel at the masterpieces created by visionary architects, from modern designs to classic Nordic styles. Gain a deeper understanding of Finland’s architectural legacy and the influences that have shaped its unique aesthetic.

Available languages for guided tours:

All of our guided tours are conducted by English-speaking guides. If you prefer a tour in a language other than English, simply let us know your language preference, and we will make the necessary arrangements to ensure your tour is conducted in your desired language: French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Russian, Chinese and more.

Guided tour in Helsinki

Sample itinerary for Helsinki guided tour - 4 hours

Welcome to Helsinki, where modern design meets fascinating history! Our 4-hour guided tour is the perfect way to explore the city and make the most of your limited time.

10:00 am – Meet your guide at the Helsinki Market Square. Begin your tour by strolling through the vibrant open-air market, sampling some of the city’s famous local foods such as fresh salmon, reindeer meat and Karelian pies.

10:45 am – Visit the iconic Helsinki Cathedral, a symbol of the city’s neoclassical architecture. The cathedral sits on top of a hill, offering a stunning panoramic view of Helsinki and the harbor.

11:30 am – Walk through the historic Senate Square, the heart of the city and the site of many important political and cultural events. Here, you can admire the beautiful architecture of the Helsinki University, the National Library of Finland and the Government Palace.

1:00 pm – End your tour at the Sibelius Monument, a tribute to the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The monument features over 600 steel pipes and is a unique and impressive work of art.

1:30 pm – Optional Add-on: If you have more time, we highly recommend taking a ferry to Suomenlinna fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on an island just off the coast of Helsinki. Spend a couple of hours exploring the impressive fortress, its museums, and scenic coastal views.

2:30 pm – Return to the city and end your tour with a coffee or tea at one of the city’s cozy cafes.

This itinerary is just a suggestion, and we can customize it to your interests and preferences. We also offer tours with private transportation if you prefer to cover more ground or have limited mobility. Contact us to book your Helsinki guided tour and discover the beauty of this unique city!