Once your cruise ship docks in Helsinki's port, get a thorough tour of the Finnish capital during your limited time. During this excursion via air-conditioned coach, tour the city center's most important landmarks, ending up at Central Station for some free time before returning to your ship on time. Opt to stay later in the city center if you like.
Sightseeing shore excursion in Helsinki
Hit all the landmarks and highlights of Helsinki in a short time
Disembark from your cruise ship to meet your waiting coach, then depart for your sightseeing tour of the city center.
Settle in to your seat and listen to your guide's commentary as you pass city landmarks such as the Uspenski Cathedral, Senate Square (where you'll disembark for a photo op), and the Lutheran Church. Pass City Hall, Finlandia Hall, and the Parliament House on your journey down Mannerheim Street. Get views of the Opera House and the Olympic Stadium (used in 1952), and make stops at The Rock Church and Sibelius Park.
End up at the Central Railway Station, where you can spend about half an hour exploring and shopping on your own. Opt to stay downtown longer or take the bus back to the port for drop-off.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, May 2019
very good tour. The guide was very knowlegable about the town. She did a good job keeping us together and on schedule seeing as promised.
After spending 2 days on a leash in St. Petersburg, it was very refreshing to have some freedom on this tour to shop at the Outside Market. The Guide, was fantastic best one on 9 tours. We had booked a 3 hour tour, but were given an upgrade to the 5 hour tour which included a walking tour of the Open Air Museum which was the highlight of the tour. So glad we did the 5 hour tour instead as we would have missed it. Ice cream is a big hit everywhere in Northern Europe and it sure was tasty in Finland. The Rock Church is amazing to see. Loved the 5 hour tour, highly recommend it.
Wonderful! This was the best city tour and much less expensive that the excursion offered by the cruise ship. Our tour guide was very informative. We had a small group of about 16 and saw all the major sights.
Our guide was a transplant from Scotland who has lived in Helsinki for 23 years. His prospective was as an outsider who learned the culture. He knew a lot of history. We needed a tour with limited walking and the longest distance we had to walk was about two blocks. For those who wanted more walking, there was a 45 minute stop in the main square with shopping an easy walk. My husband used a walker with 8 wheels. The large wheel size was necessary in areas where we needed to walk over grass or cobblestones.
We felt that there was not enough content in this tour about the history of Helsinki and we passed several buildings and statues along the way but were not given any information about these. We stopped for 5 mins at the Olympic Park where there was a statue of Paavo Nurmi the guide discussd this but it would have been good to get off the bus to take photographs as I could not see it from my seat. The same thing happened at the Square she talked for minutes on the bus it would have been more helpful if she had talked to us outside as we could not see anything as there were several other coaches there.