Guided tour

Helsinki Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing and Suomenlinna

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Helsinki Tour

Helsinki Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing and Suomenlinna

Activity provider: Helsinki Tour

From US$ 181.10 per person

Discover Helsinki and Suomenlinna with the help of your professional guide! Visit some of Helsinki's most famous sites, then take the ferry to Suomenlinna and explore the islands of the sea fortress on foot.

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Duration 5 hours
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Pickup included
The pick up will be from 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. You will be picked up before you arrive in Helsinki. Please be at the meeting point at the agreed time. Your guide will be holding an A4 sign with the local operators logo.


  • Learn about the eventful history of the Suomenlinna sea fortress on a walking tour
  • See the main monuments and cultural landmarks of Helsinki
  • Take souvenir photos of the Sibelius Monument and Senate Square
  • Pause in a local café and get some time to shop if you wish
Full description
Discover Helsinki and visit some of its most famous sites with your help of your professional local guide. Your tour will start with a pick-up from your choice of meeting points in Helsinki harbor. Then it's time to set off to discover some of the city's most important cultural landmarks and historical monuments. See the Olympic Stadium and Sibelius Monument, take a turn around Esplanade Park and visit the Market Square and Old Market Hall. Complete your cultural tour by seeing the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral and Senate Square. Your professional guide will share the city's stories along the way, with plenty of stops for photographs. Then, from Helsinki's Market Square, continue by ferry to Suomenlinna, listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the world's largest sea fortresses that sprawls across a series of six small islands. During your walking tour, learn about the site's eventful history and see some of Suomenlinna's main attractions, such as the King's Gate, the Jetty Barracks, the Great Courtyard and Suomenlinna Church. After your tour, you will be taken back to Helsinki Market Square to continue your adventure. 
  • Experienced local guide
  • Pick-up from Helsinki harbor
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Round-trip ferry to Suomenlinna
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking indoors
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Minimum numbers of two participants apply
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In such an event, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please note that this tour operates in all weather conditions, so dress appropriately
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 4 reviews

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We had been informed that our tour would be done by tourist bus, which did not happen. At the appointed time, the guide showed up alone, with a rental car, which left us at 12:00, when the tour was supposed to end at 15:00. The guide gave us a lame explanation and we did the rest of the tour on foot, on a cold and rainy day. We didn't like it. The 2 of us were very tired, we had landed in Helsinki at 6:00. Shortly after the start of the walking route, it seemed to both of us that our guide was just trying to fill in time, unsure where to take us next. We ended up taking the initiative to finish the tour one hour before the agreed time, due to tiredness and that tour with an uncertain direction. Our guide was pleasant and very knowledgeable about Finnish culture. He knew Helsinki and the history of the places we visited very well. My friend understands English poorly and she was kind enough to speak fluent Spanish.

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March 30, 2020

Interesting excursion to feel the city of Helsinki, being a small city it is easy to see it Special mention to our guide Shyna who was very attentive and we received very good treatment always ready to help us

March 2, 2020

Se muestran los puntos claves de la ciudad

October 14, 2022


Product ID: 158585