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Architectural Sightseeing

The Neo-classical Senate Square in Helsinki is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful urban squares in the world. In the heart of Helsinki one can still feel the presence of both Russia and Sweden.

Ruoholahti is one of the best, internationally recognized, examples of the new maritime city on the coastal line. It is a mix-use area based on an architectural competition on city planning realized during the past 10 years.

Otaniemi campus is a major work by Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), the greatest master of modernism in Finland. The university is praised for it's relation to the nature. The buildings and interiors have a human scale.

During the tour we will get to know the different architectural time layers from Neo-classical to Art-Noveau quarters and to present day glass cubes. Works by several prominent architects, such as Alvar Aalto, Eliel Saarinen, Carl Ludwig Engel, Steven Holl, Anttimatti Siikala, Sigurd Frosterus, Aarne Ervi and Theodor Höijer, will be seen during the tour.

Location

Helsinki and Espoo

Availability

On request all days, all year round.

Duration

3 h

Admission

596 €/group of 1-7 persons, 779 €/group of 8-19 persons, 892 €/ group of 20-29 persons, 1092 €/group of 30-54 persons

Departure

Helsinki centre

Group size

1-54

Languages

English, Finnish, and Swedish. German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Japanese & Hebrew on request

Additional information

Price includes: guiding by an expert guide, transport by a private coach, admission, an illustrated pocket program, and V.A.T. The guide is an expert in architecture and culture. The tour may be tailored to fit the specific interests of the client.

Supplier

Archtours Ltd