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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
A Dutch-speaking guide leads this tour (or a guide with a Dutch interpreter). A limited number of Dutch guides and interpreters are available in this port; book early to avoid disappointment. This is not a bilingual tour; please see Helsinki Highlights for the same tour guided in English.
Experience the bustling harbor city of Helsinki with its large ferries and picturesque islands.
A short motorcoach ride brings you to the city center -- a fascinating mix of East and West, old and new. Yet, despite a myriad of influences, you'll note that a distinctive Finnish flavor pervades this unique city.
Stop in the historic heart of Helsinki, at Senate Square, which dates back to 1778.
Visit the famous Rock Church -- an intriguing modern-day structure built entirely into bedrock and quarried stone -- and pass City Hall, the President's Palace, Olympic Stadium, the Opera House and the Parliament House.
In Sibelius Park, you'll have time to photograph the monument of approximately 600 steel pipes honoring the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
Take note of the location of Esplanade Street, famous for its fine shops and open-air restaurants.
Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore on their own are welcome to do so (morning tour only), but must return to the ship on their own. You will encounter cobblestone surfaces at Senate Square. 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. There are gravel pathways at Sibelius Park surrounding the Sibelius Monument.