Meet your personal guide at the cruise port for a trip into historic Helsinki, and spot some of the city’s most important sites as you trace an all-star route through the center. See the Presidential Palace, City Hall and Parliament building, then continue to the Modernist Finlandia Hall and the elegant Finnish National Opera.
Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour so you can experience each stop at your own pace, with plenty of time to ask questions and hear about local history. Discover the city’s best people watching at Senate Square then learn about Finland’s greatest composer at the Sibelius Monument; with enough time, make a stop at Temppeliaukio Church, a breathtaking Lutheran house of worship that was quarried directly into bedrock.
Leave the city behind for the UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, a stunning fortification that sprawls across a series of six small islands. Find out how three successive states—the Kingdom of Sweden, the Russian Empire and the Republic of Finland—used the site to defend their territory. Explore some of the fortress’ 200 buildings and 3.7 miles (6km) of stone walls, and get sweeping views of the sea from the sheer ramparts. Finish the tour with return transfer to your cruise port.