What are the best tours of Helsinki?

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Violetta Teetor

Go for the green… bus, that is. The Hop On Hop Off bus starts at Senate Square and goes in a great big loop around the shoreline, with all its cafés and boat harbors, and then to the famous Rock Church and the restful neighbourhood of Töölö, where the Sibelius Monument is located. 

Departing from the ship terminals or from selected hotels, Helsinki Expert's tours provide a great way to see Helsinki. The audio sightseeing tour (which is offered in 12 languages) and guided tour (in English and Swedish) both transport you into the world of yesteryear through today. Find out how Emperor Alexander II from Russia initiated reforms to encourage Finland’s autonomy from Russia, admire the icons in the Uspensky Cathedral and wonder at the architecture of the Rock church. 

Helsinki Design Walk is a must for anyone visiting Helsinki who has even the vaguest interest in the city's design industry. You will be introduced to the bright creations of Marimekko’s fabrics and clothing, the Alvar Aalto vase called the Eskimo woman’s leather pants with its fluid lines, the soft femininity of Ivana Helsinki couture, and others from times gone by to right here and now. Helsinki City Walk is a two-hour meander through historic parts and the market square on the seaside. 

See the city from a seaside perspective on a beautiful Canal Cruise that goes east along the shores of the many islands surrounding the city with posh villas and high-end watercraft, saunas galore and the historic narrow Degerö Canal. 

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