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Tour Helsinki with a City Planner

Tour Helsinki with a City Planner
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 105445P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Paulig Kulma Speciality Coffee, Aleksanterinkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki, Finland Departure Point: Paulig Kulma Cafe Address: Aleksanterinkatu 9a, 00101, Helsinki Dates: See Availability Return point: Tour ends at the Central Railway Station.
  • Järnvägsstationen, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Paulig Kulma Speciality Coffee, Aleksanterinkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki, Finland Departure Point: Paulig Kulma Cafe Address: Aleksanterinkatu 9a, 00101, Helsinki Dates: See Availability Return point: Tour ends at the Central Railway Station.
  • Järnvägsstationen, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Järnvägsstationen, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
A note from Tour Helsinki with a City Planner
The tours are capped at 6 persons for your safety; each tour will feel like a private tour. Locations and attractions we will stop at are being disinfected regularly by the responsible parties.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Paulig Kulma Speciality Coffee
    Aleksanterinkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
    Departure Point: Paulig Kulma Cafe Address: Aleksanterinkatu 9a, 00101, Helsinki Dates: See Availability Return point: Tour ends at the Central Railway Station.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Senate Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Helsinki Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Presidential Palace
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Market Square
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    The Esplanadi Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Johan Ludvig Runeberg Statue
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Swedish Theater (Svenska Teatern)
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Helsinki Central Railway Station
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Helsinki Central Library Oodi
    Helsinki Music Centre
  • 10
    Oodi Central Library
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
    Finlandia - Talo
    The National Museum of Finland
    Parliament of Finland
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Corinna
6 contributions
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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kalisilat
Plainsboro, NJ245 contributions
Mar 2020
I was fortunate enough to travel to Helsinki, Finland and spend two days in the sprawling city. There is so much to see and do but by far the greatest experience of the entire stay was the walking tour with Emek. There was not much detail about the walking tour and my girlfriend had signed us up on-line so we were unsure what to expect.

Not only is Emek a true pleasure to be around, his wealth of knowledge regarding Helsinki and the Finnish culture is impressive. It was a dreary March day with persistent drizzle, but Emek’s demeanor and personality quickly made us forget we were wet. I came away with much more knowledge of Helsinki than I could have thought possible in the short few hours of the tour. He imparted more tidbits of information from historic events and occupation, to modern preferences and practices, building and architectural styles to fashion, language, politics and religion. He answered all questions asked thoroughly and often elaborated to provide deeper context.

As Ross said, the groups are small (two couples in our tour) making discussion and questions easier and the whole experience more personal.

I would highly recommend taking Emek’s tour if you find yourself fortunate enough to be in Helsinki.

Thank you Emek!!
Written 13 March 2020
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Nis N
2 contributions
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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Mary B
16 contributions
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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mikkiol
United Kingdom2 contributions
Feb 2020
I'm really glad I joined Emek's tour of Helsinki - it was the perfect morning and it gave me a good insight into the history of the city using some of its key spaces as prompts. I though the tour was very well organised and Emek himself was not only knowledgeable but also very personable and created a welcoming atmosphere to the tour. I think it's one of the best guided tours I have attended in the last years and highly recommend it!
Written 28 March 2020
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MinnGirl2010
Edina, MN311 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I highly recommend this experience. We wanted to see and learn as much as we could in our short time in Helsinki and Emek did a great job of this. The weather was terrible for our tour with rain and strong winds but Emek still managed to give us a great tour, hitting all the main sights while keeping is out of the elements where it made sense. He was full of history and story-telling the while time. We were surprised by much of the information he imparted. Finland is an amazing country with a very interesting and unique history. We came aware with such respect and admiration for the people and the culture. Thank you Emek!!
Written 27 January 2020
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Ross
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
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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aggiesueblue
Munich, Germany10 contributions
Sep 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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Andy S
21 contributions
I hate boring walking tours with big groups. This was neither of those. I loved how engaging Emek was and loved that it was a small group. I feel like I learned so much about Helsinki & Finland while also getting my steps in. He was knowledgeable about so much more than just what we walked past. We covered a lot of ground and got a great orientation to the city. Definitely recommend!
Written 7 February 2022
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Tiziana D
4 contributions
Oct 2021
Emek was my private guide in a grand tour of Helsinki. He is very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable of Finnish culture, history and architecture. I spent an amazing day with him discovering both the landmarks and the hidden gems of Helsinki. I have travelled a lot across all continents and this tour with Emek was definitely one of my top favorite.
Written 17 October 2021
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Highly recommended city architecture tour
Very informative tour conducted by a very knowledgeable tourguide, certainly recommended to all architecture intere
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Fabulous Walking Tour Rich with Insights
This was an incredible experience. Emek was a remarkably insightful guide, combining history and culture and archit
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Loved this your
Emek is a fabulous tour guide, extremely knowledgeable and very kind. We loved our tour of Helsinki. A great introd
jympala
jympala
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nice tour
very clear explanation on all subjects and very nice walk in different areas. Tour was definitely an interesting on
jadt2013
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The Best of the Best
As others reviewers noted, Ataman Tours with Emek is the best of the best. My spouse normally prefers DIY tours but
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The Way To Go!
Taking this exceptional tour opened up Helsinki to me in a way that I do not believe would have happened otherwise.
NadyneXx
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Very good thanks
I had a great time touring the city with Emek. He explained a lot about Finnish history and population. Very inte
carlosb724
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Superb tour
Emek took us to very nice buildings explaining the background history and how they came to be I highly recommend hi
2950Osborne
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If you want to LEARN something, Emek is the go-to person
Emek is an extremely knowledgable and friendly person and a terrific communicator, too. You can ask him anything, n
Mike H
Mike H
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Perfect tour guide.
Emek's profession as a city planner made him the perfect guide for the Finnish architectural tour. Emek was informa
bobbyo905
bobbyo905
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Incredible tour of Helsinki
Emek is a fantastic tour guide. He has all the historical, factual and architectural knowledge you would hope for b
Ruth R
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In the end everything will be fine
It was a pleasure to take a architecture tour with Emek. He told me so much about every detail and the meaning of
AlvinSweden
AlvinSweden
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Fantastic and leisurely walking tour
My wife and I had a wonderful tour that Emek conducted for us this past Wednesday. His experience and knowledge of
masha_leo_test
masha_leo_test
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Amazing tram tour!
That was the perfect tram tour! Emek was so friendly and nice, he told us a lot about districts, houses, places we
Loradon_Zagreb
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Fantastic day in Helsinki!
We have taken a private tour with Emek and it was very informative and funny tour. We haven't realized the time had
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