Helsinki City & Sibelius

4 hours | Helsinki | H E L - 2 6 5
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Points of Interest

  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Market Square
  • Sibelius Park and Monument
Moderate activity

Description

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

What you will visit:
Helsinki Panoramic Drive
Helsinki is a vibrant design and architectural hub, from the neoclassical marvels of the Government Palace and soaring Helsinki Cathedral in Senate Square to the sweeping lines of contemporary Oodi Central Library.

Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church)
Helsinki's most important architectural site is carved straight into a solid bed of rock. The huge oval structure is lit in part by skylights that punctuate the rock walls, and it features a roof formed from a dome lined with copper and supported by concrete beams. Inside the church, rough rock lines the walls.

Market Square
Explore the colorful cornucopia of vendor stalls at this lively marketplace, the most famous in Finland.

Balder Hall Music Performance
Sibelius's wonderful compositions--Finlandia, Spruce, Romance, Rondino, Souvenir and Valse Trist--are performed by young musicians on piano and violin. An on-screen visual presentation accompanies the show. Receive a gift CD, and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Sibelius Park
Finnish composer Jean Sibelius is considered the nation's greatest composer. The park showcases a monument dedicated to the composer featuring more than 600 hollow pipes fashioned into a wave pattern.

What you will see along the way:
There's much to see on your scenic city drive. Highlights may include Embassy Park, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Lutheran Cathedral at Senate Square, the Opera House, Olympic Stadium, Finlandia Hall, the National Museum, the Parliament House and the Contemporary Art Museum.

Special Notes:

The recital may not be exclusive to guests. There is total of 51 steps to reach the second floor of the Balder Hall with no elevator available. The Olympic Stadium is under renovation until August, 2020. It is a 400-yard walk uphill from the coach parking to the Rock Church.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Drive from the pier to the Sibelius Monument

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:20

Photostop at the Sibelius Monument

Time at site:
00:15
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Short Panoramic drive to the Rock Church

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:15

Walk to and Visit Rock Church

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:15
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
800
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to Senate Square

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:15

Walk from Senate Square to Concert Hall for Concert and time to meet the artists

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
250
Steps:
51
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Market Square

Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
800
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Reboard your motorcoach and return to the ship

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30