Shore Excursion: Helsinki Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    It depends on the arrival time of your cruise ship. Exact STARTING TIME will be sent to you via Viator's messaging system. Please be on the look out for that message.
  • Departure Details :
    1: Munkkisaari, Helsinki, Finland
    2: Katajanokka, Helsinki, Finland
    3: Munkkisaari, Helsinki, Finland
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will meet your guide and driver BEHIND THE PORT GATESÂ.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

After leaving your cruise ship at Helsinki port, experience a panoramic glimpse of Helsinki, also known as 'The White City of the North' on this 3.5-hour sightseeing tour by an air-conditioned coach. Your guide will lead you through the city center, with stops for photo opportunities at the major attractions, such as the Sibelius monument and Senate square, and an inside visit to the Rock Church. Finally head to Central Station - the heart of Helsinki - where the tour will end, allowing about 30 minutes of shopping. You will then have the option to stay in the city for dinner or shopping or to return to the ship.

Highlights

Free port pickup and drop-off included

Fully narrated tour

Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Your 3.5-hour guided sightseeing tour will begin by a port pickup in Helsinki port, after which you will head to the city center, passing the magnificent Uspenski Cathedral on the way. You will then have a chance for a photo-stop at Senate square, where you can see the elegant Lutheran Church, and the interesting mix of the east, west and simply Finnish influences pervading the city.

You will drive down Mannerheim Street, the main boulevard of the city, passing the City Hall, Parliament house, and Finlandia hall, the convention center designed by famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. Continuing on you will see the Olympic stadium, used for the 1952 Olympic games and the Opera House. You will stop at Sibelius park for a unique photo opportunity of the monument of 527 steel pipes honoring the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, before continuing on to the famous Rock Church, a one-of-a-kind modern-day structure built entirely into bedrock and quarried stone.

Finally, head to the Central Railway Station - the heart of Helsinki - where the tour will end, allowing about 30 minutes of shopping. You will have the option to stay in the city for dinner or shopping or to return to the ship.

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

English-speaking tour guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Important: Please provide your ship name and date of sailing when you request to book.

Entry to the Rock Church cannot be guaranteed due to occasional religious services and other private events. The order of the tour may vary.

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-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.

  • 09-Aug-2017

    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.

  • 19-Jun-2017

    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.

  • 03-Jun-2017

    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.

  • 25-May-2017

    Not a lot to see and it is not worse the amount of money that you pay.
    I recommend the Hop On Hop Off bus.They are at the pier when you arrive and you do not have to be looking for any guide.

  • 19-May-2017

    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.