City Tour,Local Sightseeing,24,All
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Approximately 3½ hours
Helsinki's tree-lined avenues, graceful parks, and distinctive architecture make the city a wonderful venue for walking.
The coach will take you from the pier to Senate Square, where the Lutheran Church stands near the Senate Building, and the University boasts a neo-Classical style. Along the way you will see the formidable buildings that dominate Helsinki's skyline -- the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Finlandia Hall, the National Museum and Parliament House.
Begin your walking tour past the central railway station, Eliel Saarinen, to the National Theater and Sanoma Talo.
A cup of coffee or tea will be served with a pastry snack at a local cafe.
Walk up to the Töölö residential area and through Hesperia Park. Visit the famous Rock Church -- a modern-day structure built, amazingly, entirely into bedrock and quarried stone. Your walking tour ends here and you will return to the pier by coach.
Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore on their own are welcome to do so, but must return to the ship on their own. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience. The walk covers approximately four miles. Wear comfortable walking shoes. It is a 400-yard walk uphill from the coach parking to the Rock Church. In the event that a special function is being held here, an inside visit will not be possible. Minimum age is 7 years.