A Discovery Exclusive: Traditional Finnish Country Life & City Drive

4 hours | Helsinki | H E L - 2 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Finnish Farm and Home Visits
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach as your begin your narrated tour, traveling along the shoreline for views of Suomenlinna Fortress, the "Gibraltar of the North" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you head for the lush Sipoo district. Your first stop is the picturesque St. Sigfrid's Church. Dating back to the 15th century, it's the oldest granite church in the community, and has its own graveyard.

From there, you'll go to a traditional Finnish country home, situated by a picturesque lake. Here, you'll get an introduction to Finnish life and customs. You'll be greeted by your hosts, stroll the grounds, tour their residence, and then sit down to enjoy traditional refreshments of berry pie with tea or coffee.

After you visit, you'll return to your motorcoach for the ride back to city. Once there, you'll be able to see a number or notable sights, passing the Esplanade, Helsinki's famous design street, as well as the Market Place and the Presidential Palace before continuing on Mannerheim Street - the city's longest avenue - passing the Olympic Stadium, Opera House, Finlandia Hall, National Museum, Parliament and Kiasma - the Museum of Contemporary Art. You'll stop at Senate Square, center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Four main buildings make up the Square and were designed by famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel in the early 19th Century: Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland. Helsinki Cathedral is arguably Finland's most famous and photographed building; it celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2002.

Your adventure concludes with the short ride back to your ship, as you reflect on the tradition and innovation that makes Helsinki so unique.

Special Notes:

St. Sigfrid's Church is sometimes closed for religious observances and private functions; entry not guaranteed. St. Sigfrid's Church is closed most Saturdays and Sundays.

Your home visit requires moderate walking over uneven surfaces and negotiating some steps.

Tour order may vary.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Photo stop for St. Sigfrid's Church

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Refreshments at a Finnish country home

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
800
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Photo stop for Senate Square

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
150
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No