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Helsinki walking tour with a city planner

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Ages 4-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Aleksanterinkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
    Meeting point address: Aleksanterinkatu 9B, 00100, Helsinki. The meeting point is the corner of Aleksanterinkatu street and Kluuvikatu street, in front of Aleksanterinkatu no 9B, Nanso Clothing Store (outside). Guide will be waiting for you at this point.
End:
  • Asema-aukio 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 105445P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Meeting point address: Aleksanterinkatu 9B, 00100, Helsinki. The meeting point is the corner of Aleksanterinkatu street and Kluuvikatu street, in front of Aleksanterinkatu no 9B, Nanso Clothing Store (outside). Guide will be waiting for you at this point.
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  • Ataman Tours
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    Helsinki, Finland
    Joined in May 2019
  • 157redas
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour
    The tour was excellent and tour guide was so knowledgable and friendly. Everyone felt so great like friends. It was nice to explore different places and get to know some history.
    Written 23 May 2024
  • ErinP1471
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience!
    We wanted to do something different for a city tour and this experience did not disappoint! Even with challenging February weather, this tour was delightful and gave a unique perspective of the main city highlights. Emek was a wonderful, knowledgeable, and fun guide. All in all, a great time!
    Written 19 May 2024
  • 955susanz
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Two thumbs up Tasting Tour - Highly recommended!
    We went on a Tasting Tour with Olga as our guide. We were so happy and impressed with the food and all the information we were given from instructions on how to get there, what would be included, the length of the tour to everything in between. Olga was just a joy to be around. She was knowledgeable, friendly and articulate. The food was amazing. We just had the best day!!
    Written 20 April 2024
  • 880wadej
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional Guide and Tour!
    Emek was a great tour guide of Helsinki! Emek has great insight to the architecture, the city history and key places to show us that we would not have found on our own. He is funny and good spirited and answered our many questions not only about architecture but also about city life and the interesting history of Helsinki with the many Russian, Swedish and German influences along the way. We had very bad weather on our actual tour date and we were able to postpone one day and avoid the cold rain. Emek was easy to correspond with and timely! We highly recommend a tour led by Emek!
    Written 17 April 2024
  • philcT4738IY
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Helsinki Tram Tour with a City Planner
    I’m a City Planning Commissioner with over 15 years experience. Emek made my eyes water with his knowledge of Helsinki history and current planning and policy making. Highly educated, highly experienced. Besides contributing to the City as a professional he does these tours for fun! We lucked out finding him. Highly recommended!!!
    Written 11 April 2024
  • ziyuej2024
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    wonderful viewtrip with Emek
    Emek is an absolutely professional tour guide with broad and profound knowledge that greatly enriched our entire journey. The entire trip is very well designed, so we didn't feel tired at all, even though it's a three-hour journey in freezing winter conditions. If we were to explore on our own, Helsinki might have left us with the impression of a seemingly unremarkable city, lacking clear points of interest. However, Emek skillfully weaved together historical insights and architectural highlights, making the tour both informative and engaging. That’s very fascinating! And I truly enjoy his humor hahahahah! For anyone seeking a quick but comprehensive overview, this trip is definitely the best choice.
    Written 10 April 2024
  • maric123414
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Tour!
    Highly recommended tour of beautiful Helsinki! Emek is extremely nice and friendly. He customizes the tour to your own liking, he was very patient with our pace and with all the questions we had. He was able to explain all the information in a fun and enjoyable manner. The kids paid close attention to everything he was saying. He adjusted the start time due to a flight delay we had the day before the tour, which we very much appreciated. He showed us places which we wouldn’t have known or appreciated on our own. We couldn’t recommend him enough! Taking his tour is a must-do in Helsinki!
    Written 9 April 2024
  • MacFerrin
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    highly recommend
    I would do it again! I learned so much. Emek was very communicative and educational. Completely changed my experience of Finland.
    Written 29 March 2024
  • mcarrady1
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely lovely
    Emek was a wonderful knowledgeable guide who gave us a great introduction to Finnish culture, history and society. And great tour for your first day in Helsinki if possible as to get an orientation of the city
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Q4856XFmichelem
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking tour
    An extensive walking tour! We left with a great sense of the city to begin our own explorations. Kiitos Raila
    Written 3 December 2023
  • Curiosity14424374155
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do yourself a favour and book yourself on a tour
    This tour was excellent. It was inspiring, interesting and covered architecture, planning and social issues. I would defiantly recommend it. I was travelling by myself and totally enjoyed the interaction with Emek and my group. We were able to have some great conversations about architecture and planning and construction methods too while walking the streets of Helsinki looking at some amazing buildings and urban spaces! Do yourself a favour and book yourself in for one of the tours. Emek is fabulous and very welcoming and informative.
    Written 31 October 2023
  • Angie P
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and informative tour.
    Great tour guide, Emek. Knowledgeable and relaxed approach. Easy to understand with lots of interesting information about the locations on the tour and about Helsinki and Finland.
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Compass45735157220
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great overview if history with architecture
    The tour was very informative and our guide was quite knowledgeable. He did a great job describing how politics, society and history influenced the architecture of Helsinki. We really gained an appreciation of the details, and the forward thinking city planning.
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Meander54550493139
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellently guided tram tour in Helsinki
    Helsinki was the last stop on our travel itinerary. The guided tram tour by Emek in Helsinki was one of the best experiences. A very knowledgeable guide, who did not pass on a single question. The additional information on the Finnish culture was very helpful to better understand why certain things the way they are in Finland. Definitely recommendable.
    Written 29 September 2023
  • 376JohnE376
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic tour - highly recommended
    Fantastic tour — highly recommended. Emek has a perfectly planned walk to show historical and cultural sites around Helsinki. What sets his tour apart is to weave in the historical significance of the buildings on the tour. And he’s quite adept at delving into a lot of different topics. Plus he keeps his tours small so it has a nice intimate feel.
    Written 21 September 2023
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Ross
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Emek is knowledgeable and we learned so much in a relatively short amount of time. His education and background make him the perfect guide to host this tour. He only books smaller groups, which makes it comfortable and allows for a discussion within the learning experience. I would recommended his tour for anyone interested in learning about Helsinki and the Finnish culture!
Written 11 March 2020
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Corinna
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
We booked the tour with Emek in November 2021 and it was worth every penny. His knowledge about the city is broad, multifaceted, and humorous. He not only explains the cultural melange between Russia and Scandinavia but can tell you about religious and architectural details of the most important monuments. He’s an relaxed, very warm and funny guide, we would also book again!
Best greeting from Bavaria (GER), and all the best, Emek!
Written 1 May 2022
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RBNZNEST
Birmingham, AL16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was our first trip to Helsinki so we booked this tour for our first day with the idea it would help us get our bearings for the rest of our weeks vacation here. It surpassed expectation! Emek was a fantastic host, navigating us through town not only pointing out interesting buildings, architecture and the rich history behind them but offering fascinating glimpses into what life is like for Finnish people now. He is very personable and a great resource for getting to know the area and culture. An interesting three hours went by quickly seeing most all of the landmark buildings from the Lutheran church down to the library (and the library will astound you!) walking by some, going into some-just the right amount of time spent on each. The group was small so we could manage what we wanted to see or talk about easily. Thank you Emek for the memories you helped us make in your wonderful city!
Written 22 September 2023
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Elizabeth G
Seoul, South Korea16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
I understand Helsinki and Finland in a new light after Emek's tour. Emek knows his history very well and was able to answer all our questions in perfect English. He shared with us many stories both historical and personal. We visited the major sites but also took time to look as the smaller things like a road sign written in three languages. Sometimes it's the details that really provide insight into a place. I highly recommend this tour if you want to truly understand this beautiful city and country.
Written 19 January 2020
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Nis N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Emek is a fantastic guide. He is able to give a context to Finnish history, culture, architecture and city planning that is both entertaining, thorough and easily understandable. And he clearly enjoys telling about it and answering all possible questions. If only do one thing in Helsinki this is the tour to do.
Written 3 May 2022
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JLG
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
In view of the fact that we only had a very short time in Helsinki, we were keen to see, and find out as much as possible within our time restraints.
The Walking Tour was meant to be a Small Group, but there was only Dan and myself, so we were very lucky to have very personal tour, which made it even more special.
Emek was a really friendly , personable and incredibly passionate guide.
His knowledge about the history of Helsinki was phenomenal, and we learnt so much in 2.5 hrs that you could not hope to bring alive in a book.
He gave invaluable insight into The Finnish way of life , and a clearer understanding of how as a country they work together to create a functioning society and culture looking out for everyone.
Highly recommend this tour.
Written 20 January 2023
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Misha
London, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Had a fantastic tour with Emek His knowledge of the city, country, and history were a job to aboard. He made the tour feel personal and answered every single question with enthusiasm and energy. He is a great story teller who knows his facts and history. I learned so much in the tour that I would definitely book again. Thank you!
Written 3 June 2022
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Mary B
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We had a great time on our walking tour with Emek! We traveled to Finland with very little knowledge about the country and he provided an excellent base of knowledge about the history, culture, and politics. He walked us to many of the major tourist points in the city and because it was such a cold day, broke up our walking with stops at indoor locations for a coffee break and a chance to warm up. I would highly recommend this tour to get your bearings and learn a great deal about Finland along the way!
Written 24 February 2022
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SlowFooder
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
My wife and I signed up for this tour online to get closer to Helsinki on our short in between Corona trip. Emek is the perfect tour guide: his knowledge of Finnish history, his insights into the culture and his passion for this country were just awesome and time passed almost too fast. His friendly, humorous and open demeanor made our time touring Helsinki together just matchless. Thank you, Emek....you are great!!
Written 30 July 2020
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aggiesueblue
Munich, Germany11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Our 3 hours with Emek were incredibly fun and incredibly informative! We learnt so much about finish culture, the history of Finland and Helsinki and all the important sites and buildings in the city center. Emek was able to answer ALL of my inquisitive questions and did so with a big smile, regardless of whether they related to a building, Sauna-Etikett or the price of housing in Helsinki. We enjoyed every minute and can definitely recommend this tour!!
Written 13 September 2021
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