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Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing Audio Tour

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Helsinki, Finland
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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

Get to know Helsinki’s highlights and history with this 1-hour 45-minute long audio city tour, complete with sound effects to bring the sights to vivid life. Put on your audio headsets, select from 10 languages, and take a personalized tour of the top Helsinki attractions. Explore the oldest districts of the city and see highlights including Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral and the Government Palace at Senate Square, the dazzling Finlandia Hall, the Finnish National Opera House, Stockmann Department Store, and many more, all while you listen to the engaging audio commentary and effects.
  • Self-guided audio tour of Helsinki
  • See top city sights like the Presidential Palace and Finlandia Hall
  • Sound effects bring the attractions to life
  • 10 languages available
Begin your tour at Esplanade Park in central Helsinki. Hop on a comfortable coach, put on your headset, and choose the commentary language from the 10 available — English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese or Mandarin Chinese.

Then, set off on your tour around Helsinki’s main sights. View must-sees such as Senate Square, home to Helsinki Cathedral and the Government Palace as well as nearby Uspenski Cathedral, and pass the Finnish National Opera House and striking Finlandia Hall, a 1970s masterpiece built from Italian marble and Finnish granite.

Stop at the underground Temppeliaukio Church, otherwise known as the Church of the Rock — a 1960s gem sculpted from solid rock — or if the Church is closed, outside the Sibelius Monument, built to honor the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Please note: the entry fee to the Rock Church, as of January 2017, is not included in the tour price.

As you travel, select the relevant sections of audio commentary to learn about each landmark and uncover the city’s turbulent history. Your audio guide also features stirring sound effects to bring each sight to vivid life and provide an immersive experience.

Your 1-hour 45-minute long audio tour ends back at the original starting point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Katajanokka
Katajanokka Terminal
Pass By:  
Kaivopuisto
Kaivopuisto Park
Pass By:  
Punavuori
Eira & Punavuori district
Pass By:  
Ateneum
Ateneum Art Museum
Pass By:  
Helsinki Central Railway Station
Helsinki Central Railway Station designed by architect Eliel Saarinen
Pass By:  
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Stop At:  
Temppeliaukio Church
Stop at the Temppeliaukio Church if the church is open
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
The Sibelius Monument
Stop at the Sibelius Monument only when the Temppeliaukio Church is closed.
Pass By:  
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti)
Beautiful view from the bus to Töölö Bay
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Finnish National Opera (Suomen Kansallisooppera)
Opera House
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Finlandia - Talo
Finlandia Hall
Pass By:  
Helsinki Music Centre
Music Centre
Pass By:  
Parliament of Finland
Parliament Building
Pass By:  
Helsinki Cathedral
Helsinki Cathedral at the Senate Square
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Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
Uspenski Cathedral

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star-5
Good tour for what it was
Traveler
, Feb 2020
The trip was what you would expect - an easy bus tour around the city with a prerecorded audio. However, the bus was comfortable, the audio was relatively entertaining, and the people working on the bus were very nice. Hence the 5 stars - for what it is, it was a good tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi, thank you for your review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that our staff was able to make you feel welcome! Hopefully you will visit us again! Best regards, Henriika/Stromma Finland
star-5
Convinient and cosy way to see the city.
melina170901
, Jan 2020
Is an excellent way to take a taste of Helsinki.Cosy and warm bus takes around the city with very informative audio guide.The only stop is the rock church that definitely worths the visit. Definitely recommended.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi, thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Panorama Sightseeing Tour. The Rock Church is a very unique place to visit and our tour stops there when the church is open. If the church is closed, you will get to stop at the Sibelius Monument. We hope to see you in Helsinki again! Best regards, Henriika/Stromma Finland
star-4
Great Tour. Bus brought us to all of...
Maliny V
, Nov 2017
Great Tour. Bus brought us to all of the point of interest. I just wished we could've stopped and to take some pictures.
star-2
It was a terrible rainy day which...
Alan L
, Nov 2017
It was a terrible rainy day which spoiled the views from bus ! The commentary was often out of sync with ride so difficult to relate to where in tour we were ? Bad weather meant seeing attractions was difficult . Guides not helpful in solving. Problems.
star-4
Nice tour inspite of the fact that it...
salmanashef
, Mar 2017
Nice tour inspite of the fact that it is short but it gives general idea about Helsinki
star-5
Great way to see the City...
cua20064
, Dec 2016
Great way to see the City. Excellent guide and courteous, accommodating driver. The bus provided was top quality and very clean, and pickup/drop-off locations were most convenient.
star-3
Was good. We didn't have to walk but...
Miriam M
, Aug 2016
Was good. We didn't have to walk but next time I will take a hop in hop off
star-5
Nice trip. Highly recommended as the...
Juris I
, Jul 2016
Nice trip. Highly recommended as the first you do after arriving to Helsinki. You got a very good view of the main points of the city.
star-5
Excellent tour. A little different...
Richard C
, Jul 2016
Excellent tour. A little different than the 24 hour hop on/hop off tour. Excellent commentary commentary on the sights through the individual head sets in you language.
star-4
Great if you are short on time and want...
Ginnoula R
, Apr 2016
Great if you are short on time and want to see as much of the city as possible.

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