Cultural tours in Helsinki

THE 10 BEST Helsinki Cultural Tours

Cultural Tours in Helsinki

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  • Nancy D
    3 contributions
    Very knowledgeable guide, flexible to our desires and restrictions. Particularly enjoyed the city library tour.
    Written 17 January 2023
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  • Jeff S
    Boca Raton, FL72 contributions
    If you’re traveling in the Helsinki area and have an extra morning to spare, you might want to consider taking this tour to the UNESCO protected town of Porvoo. The guide I used, Darius, was extremely informative. In addition to learning about the local lore, he also was a wealth of knowledge on Finland society, politics, and definitely imparted an overall understanding of the country, the people and the local way of thinking. Really enjoyable and thoroughly recommended.
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Edsurash
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia931 contributions
    It was cold (-5) and slightly rainy but we had an awesome time with Ed - our guide (from GuruWalk).

    Ed is from Ireland but has been living in Finland for some time now and he knew how to relate to the foreigner in the tour. This is an excellent plus point for any tour guide.

    The tour was well balance with history, fun fact, general knowledge, lots of pop culture reference and most importantly a fun brief introduction to Helsinki - especially it’s culture, it’s rich history and it answered all the questions we had on why Helsinki is the way it is today.

    I especially liked how Ed explain the traditions of Finnish people (especially when it comes to Sauna), the street signs (which are in Finnish, Swedish and an animal picture) and norms of the every day life of a Finnish person.

    It was new year eve and Ed even recommended to us the places where we can go to celebrate New Year eve.

    This tour is greatly recommended for anyone who is visiting Helsinki for the first time and wants a quick introduction to this beautiful and rich country.
    Written 7 January 2023
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  • SEK
    1 contribution
    We had a 9 hour layover in Helsinki are arranged a Helsinki tour. Darius was fantastic. It was -5 deg C and 20 cm snow outside. Darius picked us up at the airport, drove us to Helsinki, and we walked around for 3 hours. We would walk for 10 min, then duck into a building to warm up. Lots of interesting buildings, and a great hot chocolate stop! We used up a lot of energy and sleep soundly on our next 13 hour leg to Singapore!

    Darius has a history degree and it really showed in the depth of knowledge about Finnish history, both ancient and modern. He was happy to answer any questions we had and expanded on things we were interested in.

    I particularly want to point out how good driver Darius is. Even though the roads were snowy and icy, I felt completely safe with him behind the wheel.
    Written 13 January 2023
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  • Peter H
    2 contributions
    Like most reviewers, we were impressed with Emek's knowledge, presentation skills, endurance, and friendliness. A wonderful combination of history, architecture, sociology, politics and culture. We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed our three hours together.
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • Subda B
    3 contributions
    This was a great trip, a big thank you to the operator who managed to get us the tour within very short time frame. We loved our tour guide in Tallinn, Anastassia Raja, she is very knowledgeable, she knows her things.
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Rasheda
    Texas107 contributions
    We booked a private tour during a 8 hour lay over from the airport. I appreciate how helpful the company was in figuring out timing and finding an easy meeting point. Olga-our tour guide--was amazing! She gave an informative and fun overview of the highlights of Helsinki and Finland. We learned a lot about the history, cuisine and culture. She also gave us wonderful recommendations for the little bit of extra time we had before we needed to go back to the airport. This tour is a great way to see Helsinki! We hot to return!
    Written 6 November 2022
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  • pg s
    1 contribution
    Great tour of Helsinki. Emek was the perfect guide for our group to show us the heart of the city and the new developments in urban areas.
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • Krishna A
    Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
    Well tailored walking tour by the guide who was very knowledgeable in showing all the important locations in Helsinki city and also get to know the Finnish history, culture and other fun facts.
    I would highly recommend doing the walk even if you are on a short stay..
    Written 3 February 2023
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  • Cherik B
    9 contributions
    Our 6 hour tour with Georg was outstanding! Georg's narration, in depth knowledge was more than a match for the rainy windy weather! He showed us Helsinki historically, culturally and even taught us how to navigate the public transport: We used the ferry system to the islands the next day and made it back!
    Georg has infinite energy and introduced us to the local cuisine, history, architecture, art, the magnificent inclusive library, and explained the unique culture to us.
    Our highest recommendations!
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • KevinSSmd
    Silver Spring, MD3 contributions
    This was overall worth a the money - the self-guided tour was priced correctly. Some sections we did not use but liked the flexibility. Thank you!
    Written 24 August 2022
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  • Z3968VIdavid
    Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
    We had a wonderful time visiting Helsinki and Porvoo...we saw many of the cultural sights and "off the beaten path" attractions as well. Porvoo is a very quaint medieval village with beautiful architecture and lovely people. The gift shops were very cool and the chocolate factory is a must see! Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable about everything....and he lives in Porvoo!
    Written 30 October 2019
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  • B L
    2 contributions
    I highly recommend Paulo as a tour guide. He drove us around Helsinki and Porvoo, and provided us with many insights and tips beforehand and afterward. He is friendly, patient and goes above and beyond. On Paulo's suggestion, we also ended up fitting in a trip to Estonia while we were in Helsinki, and he even provided us with advice on this and more after our tour finished! Paulo's tour made our visit to Finland so much more memorable and enjoyable.
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • KevinSSmd
    Silver Spring, MD3 contributions
    Olga was excellent! We loved this tour. Olga picked us up right in front of our cruise ship. She was so knowledgeable and excited to share her wonderful city with us. She was flexible and accommodated our needs quite a bit.
    Written 24 August 2022
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  • Lawrence C
    Glenwood, NY11 contributions
    Very nice shorter tour. It provided a good overview of Helsinki, and my wife decidedly enjoyed feeding the reindeer. Very good for couples and for those families with children.
    Written 10 August 2019
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