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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

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 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent trip. Was a bit disconcerting that we couldn't contact the local agent although ringing for two days several times. The travel documents were delivered on the day before we were due to travel as promised. On the appointed day we were instructed to be outside our hotel at 6.10. We were outside at 5.55 just in case the driver was early. He arrived at exactly 6.10. We were delivered to the ferry in good time for a coffee and a visit to the rest rooms. The ferry trip was uneventful and delivered us on time to Helsinki. We walked to the appointed place and met the tour coach.This took about twenty five minutes because we weren't sure where we were going.The tour guide informed us that we could have caught a bus right outside of the ferry terminal! Be warned Helsinki is a lot more expensive than Tallin.In Tallin all around the main square if you want a drink,just sit out side of any of the restaurants and you order a beer.price about four euros, in Helsinki if you sit in a restaurant and don't wish to eat,the staff aren't very helpful or welcoming,price seven euro fifty.The tour was very interesting and plenty of photo opportunities. Downside was seven hours to kill before ferry back to Tallin.Got back to hotel at midnight, tired but extremely pleased to have had a very well organised well run trip.Will be looking for a Viator excursion next time that we travel.

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