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Baltic Tour - Helsinki

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On the final full day, we awoke to realise that as my sister is just 14, she actually needed a letter from our mum stating it was ok to travel by ferry with the company we bought our tickets, as well as not actually being able to travel with a brother or sister below age 15. However as we had bought our tickets in advance and had the day planned, we decided to act as if we didn't know and try our luck. Once we arrived at the Port the lady did ask us for the letter, but I pretended I didn't realise (which an hour before was true) and when I explained she was my sister and if she really wanted she could phone my mum, she said that it was fine. Luckily we were making our way to our final destination - Helsinki in Finland.

The ferry took two hours and we had six hours to see the city before our return to Tallinn. As our levels of exhaustion were getting higher and higher, we decided to try and make it as stress free as possible - and with the weather also pretty gloomy, we decided to cut out our visit to the fortress island, and just walk around the centre of Helsinki itself.

Temppeliaukio Church

Temppeliaukio Church

Starting at the port we walked towards the Temppeliaukio Church, which was carved into the rock, before heading north towards the Olympic stadium, and then back down to the train station, and cathedral square.

Helsinki Cathedral

Helsinki Cathedral

The city itself was the largest since Vilnius, and we saw many churches as well as the old market place before heading back to the ferry port and eventually bed. The last day of our trip was a simple journey to Tallinn Airport and eventually home.

Posted by kmmk17 17:00 Archived in Finland Tagged church city baltic

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