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  • From Tallinn: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Helsinki

    1. From Tallinn: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Helsinki

    Don't miss the opportunity to explore beautiful Helsinki, one of the most liveable cities in Europe. Helsinki lies across the Gulf of Finland from Tallinn: an easy day trip by ferry to stroll around Helsinki’s historical city center and to try local food in cozy nice cafes and restaurants. Secure your place on the ferry with a convenient crossing time. Cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy seven hours to explore Helsinki independently. Tickets include entry on board and seating. You can spend your time on board visiting one of the restaurants, shopping at the Traveller Superstore, or enjoying the scenery of the archipelago passing by. It is about a 10-minute tram ride from the West Harbor Terminal to the city center of Helsinki. Depending on the chosen departure times you will have up to 10 hours to explore the city. Choose to upgrade to comfort class or the business lounge at booking. Wit...

    Very easy to redeem the ticket, very easy to find the gate. And the ship is incredibly huge! And so comfortable! Just one remark: the ship departed 15 minutes BEFORE the expected time. So be aware to be at least 30 minutes in advance otherwise you will miss he ferry!!

  • Nuuksio National Park: Half-Day Trip from Helsinki

    2. Nuuksio National Park: Half-Day Trip from Helsinki

    If you’re planning a visit to Helsinki, be sure to include a half day for a trip to Nuuksio National Park, located within the boundaries of greater Helsinki. It takes about an hour and a half by public transportation to reach the park from the city center. You’ll be met in the center of Helsinki, and travel by commuter train to Espoo center and then take a local bus to the park entrance. The park is ranked among the top 10 nature attractions in Finland and is a must-see. To get the most from your visit, it’s best to let an experienced guide and professional naturalist lead the way. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the tall coniferous or mixed forest, with trees growing around enormous primeval rocks, in an area that’s rich with mosses and ferns. You’ll come across numerous small forest lakes, and you can stop to enjoy a swim. The forest is inhabited by various animals, including such rare ...

    Nuuksio Park was a very nice natur trip. The guide was on time. He was very friendly and helpfull. We took together the tickets at the central station and went to the Park. Also he explains a lot about the nature, during the trip ... I enjoy a lot! Thanks

  • From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

    3. From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

    Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, lies across the Gulf of Finland from Helsinki: an easy day trip by ferry for those keen to experience its medieval charms. Secure your place on the ferry with a convenient crossing time. Cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy up to 10 hours to explore independently. Delve into Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and enjoy the museums, shops, and restaurants. Tickets include entry on board and seating. You can spend your time on board visiting one of the restaurants, shopping at the Traveller Superstore, or enjoying the scenery of the archipelago passing by. It is about a 20-minute walk from the Tallinn D-terminal to the old town, or you can take a taxi from the terminal building. You can also visit different museums like the KUMU art museum or the baroque architecture of the Kadriorg Palace. Depending on the chosen departures you will have up to 10 hours to explore ...

    Ferry was punctual and with a good mix of options on board that included a nice cafeteria, and a shopping zone.

  • Helsinki: City and Outer Islands Guided RIB Boat Tour

    4. Helsinki: City and Outer Islands Guided RIB Boat Tour

    Meet at the leisure boat port in front of the old market hall on Market Square in Kauppatori. After a short safety briefing, depart by rigid inflatable boat for a cruise along the coastline of Helsinki. Admire the most beautiful parts of Helsinki from the sea, including the Presidential Palace, the City Town Hall, the Market Square, the Uspenski Cathedral, and the Allas Sea Pools. Listen to your guide as they tell you about the city and its history. Continue to pass by the ferries to Sweden, the 19th-century villas of the Valkosaari yacht club, and the residential area of Kaivopuisto, where many of the embassies are located. Then you will be able to see the islands of Harakka, Särkkä, Uunisaari, and Liuskasaari. Travel past the Kaivopuisto Boulevard with its boat marina, yacht club, and seaside cafés. If you are lucky, you may be able to spot locals cleaning their carpets, a true Finn...

    It was a great mixture of a thrilling boat trip and history of the city. If you’re comfortable on the water you’ll have a great time.

  • Helsinki: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Small Group Walking Tour

    5. Helsinki: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Small Group Walking Tour

    Welcome to Helsinki. Enjoy the ultimate walking tour in this city for cruise ship passengers. Meet your guide and small group tour (maximum 12 persons) right at the dock and start discovering Helsinki with a specialist local guide. Listen as your guide shares intimate knowledge of the city and arrive at Senate Square, a significant site shrouded in historical heritage. Pass the exuberant Helsinki Cathedral, and then absorb the charm of local Finns in their everyday heyday. Admire the classical facades of the Rock Church and the Finlandia Hall before enjoying the brightly colored houses of Mannerheim district, a quaint Canalside district. Hear tales of varied architecture, a lively cafe culture and plethora of picturesque natural delights and then continue through the green Esplanade Park between luxury houses and cafés in neo-Renaissance style.  Pose for photos beside the Market Square...

  • Helsinki: Archipelago RIB Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch and Sauna

    6. Helsinki: Archipelago RIB Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch and Sauna

    Depart from Helsinki and explore the vast archipelago located east of the capital. Discover some of the 170,000 islands by boat as your guide provides more information about local nature and wildlife. See the beautiful island of Villinki with its unique channel surrounded by majestic cliffs and summer villas. Near the outskirts of the archipelago, reach the recreational island where you will disembark the boat and go ashore. Explore the island on a short walking tour and learn more about local flora and fauna. Over an open campfire, hear more about how the archipelago developed after the last ice age. Then, enjoy a hearty BBQ lunch of traditional meats with homemade traditional salmon soup, served with dark rye bread. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the island. Visit the public sauna for a bath, swim in the sea, or enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings. Fi...

  • Sipoonkorpi National Park Half-Day Hike: Trolls’ Trail

    7. Sipoonkorpi National Park Half-Day Hike: Trolls’ Trail

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Helsinki on a half-day hike of the Sipoonkorpi National Park, and learn more about Finnish nature from a biologist guide. Transfer from Helsinki to Sipoonkorpi (just 25 kilometers from the city center) by public transport. On arrival, hike in wild coniferous forest, following a professional biologist guide who will tell you about Finnish nature and take you to curious geological formations hidden in the depth of the forest. Established to protect endangered animal and plant species of the taiga forest, Sipoonkorpi National Park also features traditional farmlands from the 13th century, numerous forest types, mires, bogs, and several small lakes. Hike the rugged terrain for approximately 3-3.5 hours as your guide explains how it was formed by the Ice Age thaw. In primeval times, the area was covered by sea and glaciers that ground the rocky shores to for...

    An excellent day spent walking through the park. The guide, Mikhail was very informative with regards to the area, the wildlife and the nature in general. A very enjoyable time spent in the park.

  • Helsinki: Helsinki and Suomenlinna 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    8. Helsinki: Helsinki and Suomenlinna 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    Explore the historic monuments of Helsinki with a local guide, and visit sights such as Olympic Stadium from the 1952 Summer Olympics. See the monument to the composer Jean Sibelius and explore the promenade of Esplanade Park. Go to Old Market Hall, and admire the largest orthodox church in western Europe at the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral. Then, catch the ferry to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Suomenlinna sea fortress. Upon arrival, walk to the King’s Gate and see the church built for the Russian troops. Visit the barracks and the Great Courtyard, where the memorial tomb of Augustin Ehrensvärd was designed by King Gustav III of Sweden.

    We took this tour today and we really enjoyed it. Both tour guides were very nice people who had no problem answering all of our questions. And if they didn’t know the answer they would surf the internet and find it out. It felt as if we were walking around the city with a local who spoke fluent English right by our side. Thank you for the hospitality Helsinki!!!

  • Central Helsinki Tour

    9. Central Helsinki Tour

    Meet your expert local guide at Helsinki Cathedral and join your small group walking tour to discover Finland's capital.   Listen as your guide shares intimate knowledge of the city and arrive at Senate Square, a significant site shrouded in historical heritage. Pass the exuberant Helsinki Cathedral, admire the classical facades of the Rock Church and the Finlandia Hall before enjoying the brightly colored houses of Mannerheim district, a quaint canal side district. Hear about the varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights. Then continue through the green Esplanade Park between luxury houses and cafés in neo renaissance style.  Pose for photos beside the Market Square, and scour the scenery for the Presidential Palace. Then delve into the vibrant atmosphere of the food market in Helsinki. Browse enticing food stalls at the Market Square and...

  • Nuuksio National Park Full-Day Hike from Helsinki

    10. Nuuksio National Park Full-Day Hike from Helsinki

    Explore the breathtaking beauty of Nuuksio National Park on an 8-hour scenic tour and hike. Experience the Finnish wilderness at its most enchanting, and discover remote corners of the Nuuksio Lake uplands, rare fauna, tall trees, and much more. Escape the hustle and bustle of Helsinki on a full-day hike of the Nuuksio National Park, situated within the boundaries of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and one of the 10 top nature attractions of Finland. Transfer from Helsinki to Nuuksio by public transport. On arrival, discover a hilly area that contrasts with the surrounding plains. Hike through wild, evergreen forest to picturesque lakes and ancient cliffs covered in dense moss, lichens, and ferns. Follow your naturalist guide through mixed forest of tall coniferous trees and trees growing around enormous primeval rocks. Discover numerous small lakes, and take a break for a picnic and s...

    I did a full day hike of Nuuksio National Park, and every bit of it was wonderful. Mikhail is a great guide, very personable, incredibly knowledgeable, and has a knack for quickly ascertaining the interests of the participants, and modifying the tour accordingly. I would certainly recommend taking a day hike with him. Thanks again Mikhail!

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What people are saying about Helsinki

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 284 reviews

Nuuksio Park was a very nice natur trip. The guide was on time. He was very friendly and helpfull. We took together the tickets at the central station and went to the Park. Also he explains a lot about the nature, during the trip ... I enjoy a lot! Thanks

We had a great rainy day hike with Mikhaïl. He was very knowledgeable about Nuuksio National Park and the local flora and fauna which made the hike all the more interesting.

really good journey, interesting information, the 90 min duration is just perfect for getting the picture about the islands and the Helsinki seaside area

It was a great mixture of a thrilling boat trip and history of the city. If you’re comfortable on the water you’ll have a great time.

Really exciting and interesting journey. Was very useful, relaxing. Good presentation of Helsinki city.