After breakfast on the cruise disembark at the Helsinki pier to meet the local guide to proceed on guided tour of the city tour of Helsinki. Welcome to Helsinki – the Finnish capital. These countries boast pristine natural landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and intriguing Viking heritage. Driving past the city’s busy harbour and shipyards and down the coastal road by Embassy Park, seeing the colourful open-air market, you will see Senate Square, home to an elegant Lutheran Cathedral, as well as Esplanadi, a popular shopping avenue where many designer shops are located. Visit the Sibelius Monument dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The tour will also take you down Mannerheim Street – Helsinki’s main street, to see the impressive Parliament building, the National Museum and Finlandia Hall; Alvar alto designed this beautiful concert hall and convention center. During your sightseeing tour of Helsinki, you will also visit the unique Rock Church which was built out of solid rock and capped with a copper dome. Entrance to Uspenski Cathedral dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos. It is the largest Orthodox church in western Europe. There are 13 onion domes in all, representing Christ and the twelve apostles.
Overnight stay in Helsinki
Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner