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Our Shore2Shore Excursions guide will meet you at the Port of Helsinki where we board an air-conditioned coach to take a guided shore tour of Helsinki.
Being called the "Daughter of the Baltic", Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is located on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by an archipelago of 315 islands.
The population of the city is close to half a million and the buildings only have 12 floors, so provincial Helsinki retains an aesthetic, but creative, modern city.
During the 3 hours tour you will see all the main sights in Helsinki city center; Railway Station, the colourful Market Square by the sea in the South Harbour, the Presidential Palace, Senate Square, built in the neo-classical style after Helsinki became the capital of Finland in 1812, University and Lutheran Cathedral (stop for 10min), the Uspenski Cathedral, Kaivopuisto Park with famous “wooden platforms for carpet washing” and diplomatic residences.
Then the tour countinues by bus to Mannerheimintie street, where you will see Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall designed by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, the Opera House and he Olympic stadium with the statue of Paavo Nurmi.
Further on to the monument to composer Jean Sibelius (stop for 10 min) and if possible, a visit will be made to the famous Temppeliaukio Church, carved into a solid rock– depending on availability.
We will then return to the Port of Helsinki so you can re-join your ship for onward passage to your next port of call.
We trust you had a wonderful day with us and we shall look forward to seeing you again soon.