HELSINKI EXPRESS: A DAY AMONG THE CITY'S MONUMENTS AND STALLS

  • Port

    Helsinki

  • Level of difficulties

    Not available

  • Type

    Not available

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR29.0

  • Duration in hours

    2.0

  • Shore excursion code

    2550

Description

Panoramic tour of the city, with its monuments and markets. Immerse yourself in Helsinki's culture and lifestyle!



What we will see
  • Senate Square, Lutheran Cathedral, City Museum
  • Sibelius Park, Passio Musicae
  • Market Square, shopping and tastings


What we will do
  • We will set off from the port by coach for a panoramic tour of Helsinki. With our cameras at the ready, we will pass Senate Square, home to the city's principal monuments, including the White Cathedral and the city museum. In the centre of the square stands the Statue of Alexander II, a monument that commemorates the relationship between Finland and Imperial Russia.
  • We will make a stop at the park dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius to look at the controversial Passio Musicae monument, an abstract structure made of 600 empty steel tubes that resemble organ pipes. The meaning behind this monument is still very much up for discussion among the Finns: there are those who say that the sculptor Eila Hiltunen intended to recall the Northern Lights; others think it looks like ice crystals, some think it is a giant organ, while others find references to Nordic forests in it. It appears that the artist had no particular intention in mind, and, while commemorating the life and works of Sibelius, she also wanted visitors to be able to bring their own meaning to the work.
  • Finally, we will continue to Market Square, where we can soak up the bright colours and irresistible aromas emanating from the stalls. We will take our time to enjoy some shopping.

What you need to know
  • We recommend you bring your camera.