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Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and architectural charm of Helsinki on a full-day trip from Tallinn. Explore a wealth of alluring attractions on a narrated coach tour, seeing the shimmering copper Temppeliaukio Church and the dynamic pipe-constructed Sibelius Monument. Cruise on a relaxing ferry ride and enjoy some leisurely free time exploring the city independently. Convenient round-trip transportation from Tallinn is included on this tour.


  • 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

Depart from your Tallinn hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle then climb aboard an awaiting ferry for the scenic 2.5-hour journey to Helsinki. On arrival, jump onto a narrated coach tour to begin your enriching exploration of the city. Cruise past the impressive structure of Helsinki Cathedral to admire the glittering white façade of the landmark, and then see the charming sprawl of Senate Square.

Pass the picturesque Presidential Palace then disembark at the Sibelius Monument to admire the artistic monument made from more than 600 steel pipes. Discover who the sculpture is dedicated to before admiring the copper-covered roof of Temppeliaukio Church, a sacred structure carved into a rock in the 20th century.

When your coach tour concludes, enjoy some leisurely free time to explore the city independently; revitalize in a local restaurant (own expense) or see more alluring attractions, and then board the ferry for the return journey to Tallinn.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

A convenient way to see both countries at the same time if you are staying for a short time.

Keli B

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!!!!

Vincent S

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.

Walter E

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.

Sharalyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Admittedly a really long day, but worth it! The map that was provided to enable us to get from the ferry port to the bus tour was excellent and the tour itself was very informative and enjoyable. I would recommend!

Joseph S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Very well organised from pick up to ferry. Tour of Helsinki was very good and very informative.

emwhiteside Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Loved the tour. Our hostess was really helpful and a lot of fun. We enjoyed hearing about the city and after investigating for ourselves. Highly recommend a tour of the harbor also.

Robert p S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Superbly organised tour from start to finish.
Would reccomend it to anyone thinking of visiting Helsinki.
Just one suggestion - The Audio Tour, some of the headsets were faulty and could only pick up a limited number of languages.
Otherwise perfect!

Peter H Australia

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Good trip. Not much time to get from the ferry to the bus, and nowhere to buy a tram ticket. But apart from that it was a good day and a great place to visit.

Kathleen G

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2016

This tour was amazing!

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