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  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Duration:  17 hours (approx.)
While in Tallinn, take some time to explore the dynamic, vibrant city of Helsinki on this day trip! Famous for its modern architecture, Helsinki boasts interesting attractions like magnificent pipe-constructed Sibelius Monument and Temppeliaukio Church, built on a rock with a copper-covered. In addition to your narrated coach tour, you’ll have plenty of time to explore independently.


  • Day trip to Helsinki from Tallinn
  • Take the morning ferry and explore the fascinating city on a narrated coach tour
  • Learn about the city’s world-famous architecture and design from your expert guide
  • Enjoy plenty of free time to explore on your own

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What You Can Expect

Helsinki Day Trip from Tallinn

Discover Helsinki in One Day

After pickup from your Tallinn hotel, hop on the morning ferry for a 2.5- hour ride to Helsinki. When you arrive, you’ll take a 1.5-hour narrated coach tour and learn fascinating facts and the city’s colorful history.

See top Helsinki attractions like Senate Square, featuring traditional Finnish architecture, and the city’s most famous landmark, Helsinki Cathedral. Pass the Presidential Palace, built in 1820, and learn how it’s been visited by several important figures such as President George W Bush. Then, see Finlandia Hall, a concert hall used for congress events.

Stop at Sibelius Monument, an artistic piece made of 600 steel pipes created in 1967 for famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. You'll also stop at Temppeliaukio Church, which was built into a rock in 1969 and whose modern design features a roof covered in copper.

After your coach tour, you’ll have free time to explore the city independently. You’ll find that this compact city is easy to navigate. Visit more top attractions and landmarks, grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant, and head to the ferry port in central Helsinki to sit, relax and watch ferries come and go.

At the end of the day, you’ll board the ferry to return to Tallinn.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Prior to taking this trip I read several reviews noting that people weren't able to contact the tour provider in advance and/or didn't get an information packet with the trip details at their hotel. I can report that I was able to contact the tour provider at the phone number provided by Viator in advance of my tour, and was able to get the trip details from them over the phone. Then as promised, when I arrived at my hotel, there was an info packet at the front desk from the tour provider containing the vouchers for the ferry and the bus tour as well as hand-annotated maps. And, the car to take me to the ferry terminal was waiting for me right outside my hotel at 0645 as scheduled. So, I can report I had absolutely no issues with the tour provider at all and that the tour was in fact quite well organized. Note, it is a bit of a hustle to get from the ferry terminal (arriving at about 1040) to the tour bus for the 1100 tour departure. So, walk fast or take a taxi. Helsinki is quite a bit more expensive than Tallinn so don't plan to do much shopping there, but DO try local delicacies like reindeer with lingonberries and mashed potatoes!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was one of the best highlights of our holiday in Tallinn. We found the package with all the details as promised at our hotel's desk a day before. The driver was exactly on time to take us to the harbour and the trip to Helsinki on the Viking was excellent, however the ship arrived a few minutes late (10 minutes) which meant that we had to rush and take a taxi to be on time for the city tour. The tour around Helsinki was very informative and comprehensive. I would recommend this tour to anybody who is interested to visit another capital city when in Tallinn.

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