Enjoy a leisurely drive past the highlights of Helsinki, ticking off sights like the Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, Finlandia Hall and the new Opera House. You'll also get to enjoy the famous Sibelius Monument and Temppeliaukio Church. After that, head for the shores of Lake Tuusula and the scenic town of Ainola. This is where Jean Sibelius spent most of his life in a specially-designed, timber-built villa that gave him the distance and space he needed to compose in peace. It’s a destination of pilgrim for music lovers. Enjoy the unbroken tranquillity as you wander round the house and grounds learning about the great maestro’s work.
If a service is taking place in the Rock Church, an alternative church will be visited. It's a 400-yard walk uphill from the coach parking to the Rock Church. The journey to Ainola takes about 45 minutes.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.