Private Historic Helsinki

Private Historic Helsinki

Private Historic Helsinki

We start the tour along Helsinki’s southern shores and see the hobgoblins of Jugendstil architecture and other features inspired by folklore.

From the embassy district of Kaivopuisto there is a splendid view towards the Suomenlinna sea fortress built for Helsinki’s defense. From there on we proceed to the Imperial Senate Square.

The guide will describe the ins and outs of the birth of the monumental central square by decree of the Russian Tsar, when Finland was annexed to Russia in 1809. The tour continues through sites of momentous events, where the Tsar appeared to the public, where the Finnish estates assembled, where the Finnish Mark was first minted, where Finland got its own stamps, where Finnish resistance fought against the increasing tyranny of Russia and where Finland declared its independence.

The grand finale of the tour includes a visit to the Olympic Stadium, which staged the 1952 Summer Olympics, the Sibelius Monument and the Temppeliaukio Church dug into the bedrock once barred by the Ice Age. From the last “must-see” sight we return to the ship.

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At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

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  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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