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Private Guided Helsinki City Tour
"This private tour can start anywhere within Helsinki area depending on your choice and tours run between 9am and 4pm.On the tour you can take a full advantage of this opportunity to discover this beautiful city: Helsinki is one of Europe’s most m yet remains in touch with an intriguing history stretching back over 450 years. You will have a chance to visit:the Senate Square and Lutheran cathedral elegant Uspenski Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) unique T"""This private guided sightseeing tour takes you through the main parts of the city of Helsinki avoiding crowds and queues. The tour is specially designed for those who appreciate individual approach quality information and flexibility. You will be offered the best city guides and vehicles to meet your expectations. Your tour can start from anywhere in the city including your hotel or other accommodation."
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Private Guided Helsinki City Tour
"Helsinki is one of Europe’s most modern and culturally progressive cities yet remains in touch with an intriguinghistory stretching back over 450 years.Take a full advantage of this opportunity to discover this beautiful city. Firstly you will have a chance to visit the Senate Square and Lutheran cathedral elegant Uspenski Cathedral unique Temppeliaukio Rock Church and Sibelius Monument. Continue to an open air museum at Seurasaari the best recreational spot the city has to offer.Get a glimpse of how Finns spend their free time and hear stories about real Finnish saunas. In the end of the tour our guide will take you to the Market Square and show you iconic Finnish foods."""
From EUR65.00
 
Private 3-Hour Helsinki Walking Tour
"Meet your professional tour guide in your hotel lobby and start a walking city tour with a knowledgeable local. Enjoy this private comprehensive walking tour that covers the must-see sights as well as most important and interesting parts of Helsinki the Presidential Palace City Hall the Uspenski Cathedral the colourful Market Square the Parliament buildings Finlandia Hall
From $44.00

Esplanadi Boulevard Tips (37)

Walk Along Esplanadi

Esplanadi is a nice boulevard in the centre of Helsinki. Its sides are framed by beautiful art nouveau houses, in which one can find shopping malls and expensive restaurants. The middle of the...
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King_Golo
Dec 29, 2016

Beautiful place

The Esplanade Park has long been lined by cafés and restaurants. Down each side are lively shopping streets, the North (Pohjois-) and South (Etelä-) Esplanades. The Park runs from Erottaja in the west...
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lina112
Aug 15, 2014

Beautiful Esplanadi

Without a doubt, my favourite area of Helsinki was the Esplanadi. It is a beautiful stretch of two streets known as Pohjoisesplanadi (North Esplanade) and Eteläesplanadi (South Esplanade), separated...
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theenglishway
Apr 12, 2014

Great For Window Shopping

The EsplanadeWe walked along the park which parallels this ...a nice break for the feet ,to walk on a gravel path .. Then we crossed the street to walk along this upscale road and do some window...
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easterntrekker
Jan 05, 2014

The Esplanade Park & Boulevard

It is said that the Esplanade, constructed in the 1800's, served as a political dividing line of sorts when certain inhabitants of the country could not decide whether the Finnish or Swedish language...
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starship
Apr 26, 2013

Esplanadi (and Havis Amanda)

The Champs Elysee of Helsinki with a park area in the middle, flanked by neo-renaissance buildings on both sides, containing some of the most expensive shops and cafés. You wil find ice cream parlours...
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Airpunk
Apr 20, 2013

Esplanadi Park

Stretching between Pohjoisesplanadi (North Esplanade) and Eteläesplanadi (South Esplanade) streets, Esplanadi Park is THE place where everyone seems to gather when the weather is nice. It runs from...
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brazwhazz
Nov 04, 2012

ESPLANADE PARK

Esplanade Park was a really nice park, located between two main streets and surrounded by beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings, which replaced the old wooden houses in the latter half of the 19th...
balhannah
Feb 08, 2012

Esplanadi

Referred to as Esplanadi, this wide avenue with a park in the middle is the living heart of Helsinki. In fact, it consists of two avenues, Pohjoisesplanadi, (i.e., "North Esplanade") and...
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MM212
Oct 01, 2011

Esplanadi

In summer the Esplanadi is a long pedestrian garden where everyone seems to be: it’s full of people and buzzing with activities: concerts, mimes, people having a chat, a picnic and/or a beer… It also...
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call_me_rhia
Aug 24, 2010

Popular promenade

Laid out by Engel in 1812 Esplanadi consists of 2 broad parallel streets separated by a green area. This is a popular promenade, it is a great place to sit & relax too. In the summer months there...
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tim07
Jun 17, 2008

Esplanadi

The Esplanadi park is located in the centre of Helsinki, between two streets the northern Esplanadi and the southern Esplanadi. The park is opened in 1812.In the middle of the park, you can find a...
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misr
Jun 05, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Helsinki

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Kauppatori (Market Square & Market Hall)

The old covered market of Helsinki, known as Vanha kauppahalli (Old Market Hall) is located by the harbour just south of the Esplanade. It was built in 1889 by the architect Gustaf Nyström. It...
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Ateneum

Finland's largest collection of art is housed at this museum, known as the Ateneum. It was designed in 1887 by the architect Theodor Höijer who decorated the façade with busts of famous Classical...
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Finlandia Talo Huset Hall

Finnish people always seemed to be very proud of Finlandia Hall. I never found it all that attractive to look at, but that's because I prefer old buildings. However, I did attend several concerts...
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Suomen Kansallismuseo (The National Museum of Finland.)

The National Museum of finland presents Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present day, through objects and cultural history. The permanent exhibitions of the National Museum are divided into...
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Helsingin Tuomiokirkko (Helsinki Cathedral)

Helsinki is famed for its architects, but it was a German, Carl Ludvig Engel, who laid out Senate Square and designed the Lutheran Cathedral. After a fire destroyed most of Helsinki during its...
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Temppeliaukio (Rock) Church

The Temppeliaukio Kirkko was designed by architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen. Construction began in 1968 and was finished a year later in 1969. The architects chose a rocky outcrop rising...
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