Tram Tour of Helsinki with a city planner

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Helsinki; the city where things work! Public transportation is no exception. It works flawlessly and is ranked among the best in the world. In this tour, you will experience various parts of this beautiful city that would not have tourist crowds and you will do it the local way; by riding the trams.

Duration: 3.5 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Emek
Local

I have a bachelor degree from Faculty of Architecture, Department of City Planning. I am currently a PhD student in Urban Studies/Social Policy program in University of Helsinki. I wanted to combine my love for Helsinki with my knowledge and research about the history, culture and architecture of this beautiful city, and share it with a wider audience, so I started to arrange walking tours. Check out my website for various themed tours https://www.atamantours.com/

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Highlights

  • tram no 4 to Katajanokka, beautiful Art Noveau architecture
  • tram no 1 to Eira, a garden city in the center
  • tram no 6 to Arabia and Vanhakaupunki, the real old town of Helsinki
  • tram no 3 to Kaivopuisto, best urban park in the shoreline
  • tram no 10 to Ullanlinna, heart of the design district
  • tram no 2 to Töölö, the city life
  • tram no 4 to Munkkiniemi, proximity to nature

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Description

Helsinki; the city where things work, and public transportation is no exception. It works flawlessly and is ranked among the best, not just in Europe but in the world. Helsinki also has one of the oldest tram systems in the world that dates back to 1891! In the city center areas, trams are the first choice of the locals when it comes to transportation. In this tour, you will experience the various parts of this beautiful city that would not have tourist crowds and you will enjoy it like a local, by using the famous tram system of Helsinki. You will discover hidden locations that you wouldn’t find in standard tour itineraries; places full of secret parks, beautiful cafes and pubs, flea markets, great views and impressive architecture.
There are two options for you to choose from, both have the same duration:
1st option: Eastern and Northern parts of the city centre; tram no 4 to Katajanokka, tram no 1 to Eira and tram no 6 to Arabia and Vanhakaupunki;
2nd option: Southern and Western parts of the city centre: tram no 3 to Kaivopuisto, tram no 10 to Ullanlinna, tram no 4 to Munkkiniemi and tram no 2 to Töölö.
Check out my website for various themed tours https://www.atamantours.com/

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What’s included & not included

  • Local guide
  • Public transportation ticket (day ticket) that is valid 24 hours
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

Paulig Kulma Cafe is 500 meters from the Railway Station. You can also take tram number 2, 4, or 7 from different parts of the city and get off at the "Aleksantarinkatu" stop. We will always meet INSIDE the cafe (at the back, towards the mall). (Aleksanterinkatu 9, Helsinki, Finland)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

This operator has 6 reviews for other tours

4.8/5

Lovely in-depth tour!
for Emek’s tour (Tour Helsinki with a City Planner)
V
well planned tour
for Emek’s tour (Tour Helsinki with a City Planner)
The city tour was really enjoyable and well planned. Though the weather was really bad, Emek did his best to bring us around and introduce a lot of things to us. Certainly worth our time!
Very entertaining city tour
for Emek’s tour (Tour Helsinki with a City Planner)
We really enjoyed the tour with Emek as he gave us an interesting overview about the most important sights and the history of the city. We enjoyed the funny story about the finnish president and the stop at the café in particular! Thanks again to Emek!
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