- Availability: Available
Duration - 3 hours (driving)
Please note: the tour order may vary; a visit to the Rock Church cannot be guaranteed due to occasional religious services and other private events. Our tour covers the most interesting sights of the city. You will drive along EsplanadiStreet , down famous Mannerheim Street, the main boulevard , passing by the Presidential Palace, the National Museum and Finlandia Hall (designed by the famous architect Alvar Aalto), the Opera House, Finlandia Concert Hall, and the Parliament Building.
You won't miss the Olympic Stadium, site of the 1952 Olympic. There will be a great photo opportunity in Sibelius Park, and the Sibelius Monument constructed from hundreds of steel pipes honoring the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
We will continue and visit the Rock Church. This unique church is a highlight for most visitors to Helsinki and is considered to be one of the Europe's most interesting churches. It was carved out of solid rock from the side of a mountain and is topped by a copper dome. The interior was excavated and built into the rock but is bathed in natural light entering through the glazed dome. The church is used frequently as a concert venue due to its excellent acoustic characteristics. The acoustic quality is ensured by the rough, rock surfaces.
You will also pass by Uspensky Cathedral, Market Square and the heart of Helsinki: Central Station.
You will have an opportunity either to stay in the city center for lunch, shopping, or to return to the ship or hotel.
The Tour includes:
- Guide and driver services
- comfortable a/c bus during the tour
What you can expect during your visit
- Transportation vehicle and equipment sanitized between use
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Face masks required for travelers and staff
- Regular temperature checks for staff