With just one day in port in Helsinki, the most convenient way to take in the highlights is on a guided tour. This 5-hour shore excursion includes a panoramic bus tour, stopping at landmarks such as Uspenski Cathedral, Temppeliaukio Church, and Senate Square, followed by a guided tour of the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
5-hour Helsinki shore excursion: city sightseeing and Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
See landmarks such as the Uspenski Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument, Finlandia Hall, and the Presidential Palace
Visit the Market Square, Senate Square, and Temppeliaukio Church
Learn more about Finnish culture and heritage at the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
Great-value tour includes port pickup, entrance fees, and round-trip transport
Ideal introduction to Helsinki for first-time visitors or those short on time
Meet your guide at the main gates of Helsinki cruise port, around 30 minutes after your cruise arrival time. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned coach, set out on a sightseeing tour of Helsinki. Drive through the historic center, stopping along the way to admire landmarks such as the Presidential Palace, City Hall, Finlandia Hall, the Opera House, and Uspenski Cathedral. Jump out to stroll around Senate Square; snap photos of the unique Sibelius Monument and ‘Havis Amanda’ mermaid statue; and pay a visit to the Lutheran Temppeliaukio Church (entrance included; not open to the public during services), then spend time browsing the stalls in the Market Square. After an around 3-hour bus tour, continue to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum for a guided tour of the island. The open-air museum is dotted with wooden buildings, which once belonged to farmers and villagers from all around Finland, and as you explore the rural villages, you’ll gain a fascinating insight into traditional Finnish life, culture, and heritage. Your tour ends with drop-off at the port in time for your cruise departure. Please note: Tours are limited to a group size of 32.