Arrival to Helsinki, transfer to city centre
Find the Finnair City Bus stop just outside arrival level at Terminal T2 or T1. Bus will take you to Elielinaukio Square at Helsinki Central Railway Station in approximately 35 minutes. Please check the bus schedule here A short 10 minute walk to your first class downtown hotel. We will confirm the hotel after your booking.
Coffee break at Café Esplanad
You can start your Helsinki experience by tasting something very typical Finnish: a “korvapuusti” cinnamon bun with a cup of coffee or tea at traditional coffee shop Café Esplanad on one of the main shopping streets, the Esplanade (address: Pohjois-Esplanadi 37, open until 21.00).
OPTIONAL: There are many types of restaurants, Finnish, Western or Asian, where you can buy dinner as per your appetite.
Overnight in hotel
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
Full buffet breakfast at your hotel. We suggest you check-out and store your luggage at the front desk in the morning.
Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing tour 11.00-12.45
An audio guided (several languages including English, Chinese and Japanese) Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing city tour starts from Fabianinkatu street tourist bus stop in the middle of the Esplanade Park in downtown Helsinki. Please arrive to the tourist bus stop 15 minutes before the tour departure. During the approximately 1,5 hour city tour you will drive past the main sights of Helsinki and hear interesting stories behind them. There will be a short stop at the famous Temppeliaukio Church, graved in rock, and the Sibelius Monument before the tour ends at the Esplanade Park. The comfortable double decker tour bus is air conditioned and heated in winter and has a free wifi. Please note, that the entrance fee to Temppeliaukio church is not included (3 euros/ person, to be paid on the spot).
OPTIONAL: After sightseeing tour you have time to explore the main shopping streets Esplanade with brand shops and Aleksanterinkatu as well as Mannerheimintie where you find bigger malls like Kämp Galleria or Forum and the Stockmann department store. The lively market place Kauppatori and the traditional market hall are situated at the end of the Esplanade Park by the sea. The market vendors sell also traditional dishes, recommendable for a snack or lunch, also open air weather permitting.
Departure to the airport (13.00-24.00)
Departure from Elielinaukio Square by Finnair City Bus according to your flight schedule. We suggest you to arrive to the airport latest 1,5 hours before your flight. Please check the bus schedule in advance here choose the optimal bus journey. The journey will take approximately 35 minutes. There is a good choice of shops and restaurants at the airport.
Have a good flight and welcome back to Finland!
Included in the program:
- A return ticket for the Finnair City Bus
- One overnight at a downtown Helsinki hotel in a standard guest room, breakfast buffet (See our hotel partners here)
- A cinnamon bun and a cup of coffee or tea at Café Esplanad
- Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing tour by bus