Essential Helsinki Accessible Walking Tour

Essential Helsinki Accessible Walking TourThis 4 hour accessible walking tour of Helsinki follows a step-free route through the city as you visit two cathedrals, Market Square, Esplanadi Boulevard, and more!

No private transportation is required on this Helsinki accessible walking tour—your guide will meet you at the cruise terminal and together you will use the accessible tram to reach the city center and travel between sites! 

Helsinki is a diverse city that quite beautifully blends historic sites that are hundreds of years old with modern art and architecture. This accessible Helsinki walking tour will show you both sides of the city—incorporating iconic sites like the Lutheran Cathedral and Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral with modern architectural wonders like the Design District Helsinki and Kamppi Chapel.

As you walk/roll between these hand-picked accessible sites in Helsinki, you’ll learn some interesting facts about the city—your guide will tell you about Angry Birds, the war with Russia, Finland’s relationship with Sweden, and much more!

Your Helsinki accessible walking tour will incorporate time for lunch and shopping. Your tour guide will give you recommendations on the best accessible restaurants to try!

The Essential Helsinki Accessible Walking Tour includes:

  • Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (no steps or curbs)
  • 4 hour walking/rolling tour 
  • 24 hour accessible public transportation ticket that can be used after the tour as well. 
  • Lively commentary by an officially-certified, English-speaking tour guide
  • Tour guide familiar with the needs of disabled travelers
  • Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities in Helsinki!


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If you’d prefer a longer tour that includes round-trip accessible transportation, we recommend the Highlights of Helsinki Accessible Cruise Excursion, our most popular tour! Another 3 hour option is the Panoramic Helsinki Accessible Driving Tour, which has earned a 5 star Sage Accessibility Rating!

Tour Highlights

  • Uspenski Othrodox Cathedral
  • Esplanadi Boulevard
  • Kamppi Chapel (Chapel of Silence)
  • Restaurant Kappeli
  • Cathedral of Helsinki and the Senate Square around it 
  • Design District Helsinki 
  • Finlandia Hall
  • Local market place for snack
    Modern center Kamppi and Chapel of Silence
  • Parliament buildings
    Uspenski Russian church 

Accessibility Description

The Essential Helsinki Accessible Walking Tour has a 3 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it follows a step-free route. It did not receive a higher rating because you will need to take a shuttle into the city and you may encounter mild cobblestones along the route.

The tour route has been designed to use smooth sidewalks and avoid the cobblestone streets wherever possible. It also chooses sidewalks that have smooth granite slabs covering the uneven cobblestones (shown on the right)

Lutheran ChurchWheelchair Accessible Tram Stations

The tour route uses wheelchair accessible tram stations like the one near the Lutheran Church (shown below)

Smooth Sidewalks And Avoid Cobblestone StreetsSmooth Granite Slabs Covering The Uneven Cobblestones

Upon request your tour can finish on the Esplanade for lunch at the historic Restaurant Kappeli.

Esplanade For Lunch Restaurant Kappeli



Tour Details

Tour duration: 4 hours
Cost: €300 for 1 person, €325 for 2 people, €370 for 3 people, €450 for 4 people, €480 for 5 people, €550 for 6 people
* €50 off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: 9am or time ship arrives
Meet-up place: Helsinki accessible hotel lobby or cruise dock
Dress code: None
Entrance tickets: Not included. But a 25h accessible public transportation ticket is included.
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Entrance tickets, snacks/meals, gratuities.


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