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OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE KALLIO WALKING TOUR

OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE
KALLIO WALKING TOUR

Join this tour to explore Helsinki's less discovered and cool areas mostly overlooked by visitors. In this experience, we'll forget the classic touristic monuments and sights, but instead, take a deep dive into Finnish society, and explore the old working-class district of Kallio.

We'll learn about the parts of Finnish history normally tour guides skip talking about. How was life for the working-class people of Helsinki when we broke away from Russian rule? How does the 1920s alcohol prohibition law still affect the Finnish culture today?

We'll talk about the Finnish social welfare system and its development while exploring Kallio's sights and hidden gems. You'll get to know about architecture and see the building where Lenin was hiding from the authorities in September 1917.

Today Kallio is a melting pot of cultures, movements, and ideas. It's a neighborhood very popular among students, artists, and also immigrants. You can do your daily groceries in for example Chinese, Ethiopian, Indian, Korean, Middle Eastern, or Mexican stores. There are many vibrant restaurants, cool bars, and lately, also high-end dinner service.

After the tour, I will give you a personalized recommendations list of places to eat, drink and hang around in Kallio.

 

  • Small groups ensure a high-quality tour, and you'll get to interact with me and your fellow travelers

  • Explore a local area of Helsinki and learn about themes most tour guides won't talk about

  • Get insider tips and recommendations for the rest of your trip.

  • Experience Helsinki outside of classic touristy areas.

Why should you join to Kallio Walking Tour?

Itinerary Kallio Walking Tour

Pitkäsilta Bridge, Worker's Union Building, Hakaniemi Market Square & Market Hall, Kolmas Linja street, Kallio Church, Karhupuisto Park, Kallio Library, Harju Park

Itinerary and order might change according to weather or events in the city.

  • Duration: 2 hrs

  • Price: 36€/person

  • Start: 2 PM

  • Meeting point: Unioninkatu 47, next to Pitkäsilta Bridge

  • Group size: max 8 

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