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Our most recommended Helsinki Sightseeing cruises

Helsinki: Sightseeing Canal Cruise with Audio Commentary

1. Helsinki: Sightseeing Canal Cruise with Audio Commentary

Head to the water and experience a canal cruise on your visit to Helsinki. Admire the most beautiful shorelines of the city and see many of its top attractions from the comfort of your boat. You’ll pass by the historic Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, the Helsinki Zoo on Korkeasaari Island, the impressive fleet of icebreakers, and stunning Degerö Canal. On this boat ride you’ll also hear about Helsinki’s fascinating history from commentary that’s provided during the cruise. There will also be information booklets available in 8 other languages. Purchase a refreshing drink, a beer, a glass of sparkling wine, or a cup of coffee, or a pastry in the boat’s cafeteria to enjoy during the cruise.

From Stockholm: 3-Day Return Cruise to Helsinki & Breakfast

2. From Stockholm: 3-Day Return Cruise to Helsinki & Breakfast

Travel from Stockholm to Helsinki and back by ship. Enjoy 2 cities and plenty of time to relax onboard. Day 1: Depart in the afternoon and check into your comfortable sea-view cabin. While onboard, take advantage of the various dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Book ahead the dinner buffet and end the night with cocktails and live music or karaoke in the pub. Day 2: Take advantage of the breakfast buffet, included in the price, while enjoying breathtaking views of the Baltic Sea. Arrive in Helsinki in mid-morning and enjoy about 6 hours to explore the city on your own before departing back to Stockholm in the late afternoon. Unwind from your day of touring with a visit to the sauna. Day 3: Have a buffet breakfast while sailing through the archipelago on your way back to Stockholm. Arrive back in Stockholm in the morning. You can choose between two different cabin options: The classic sea-view cabin is a high-class, 11m2 cabin for up to 4 persons with air conditioning, TV, shower, bathroom, and hairdryer. The lower beds can be converted into a double bed. A breakfast buffet on both mornings is included. The deluxe option offers an elegant and spacious 14 m2 sea-view cabin for 2 persons with an extra bed for a child under 17 years. The deluxe cabin has a double bed (separable), air conditioning, flat screen TV, shower, toilet, hairdryer, trouser press, and complimentary refreshments in the minibar. A special breakfast served in Tavoláta restaurant, is also included.

Helsinki by Bus and Boat 24-Hour Combo Ticket

3. Helsinki by Bus and Boat 24-Hour Combo Ticket

Combine 2 beautiful sightseeing experiences and see the best of Helsinki by land and water. Board a canal boat to journey along the charming waterways of Helsinki and pass sights such as the Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, Helsinki Zoo on Korkeasaari Island and Degerö Canal. Along the way, learn the city's fascinating history from the recorded commentary played over loudspeakers in Finnish, English, Swedish, and German. Written information is also available in Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Estonian, Japanese and Chinese.  In addition, discover the top sights of Helsinki on land as you board the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and travel past attractions such as the Sibelius Monument and Temppeliaukio Church, known as the "Rock Church" as it is built directly into solid rock. Benefit from 19 stops along the carefully planned route, including Senate Square, the Swedish Theatre and Market Square, the departure point for the Beautiful Canal Cruise and the site of the SkyWheel Helsinki. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours. Listen to the audio commentary (available in 10 different languages) through individual, single-use headsets. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi to post your adventures on social media as you travel. In the event of bad weather, the roof of the bus can be quickly installed to protect you from the rain.

From Helsinki: Overnight Cruise to Stockholm with Breakfast

4. From Helsinki: Overnight Cruise to Stockholm with Breakfast

Relax in a private cabin and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet included in the price. Cross the Baltic Sea in comfort from Helsinki to Stockholm and enjoy the onboard entertainment, including saunas, bars, and restaurants. Go shopping in the shops, then arrive in Stockholm in the morning. Arrive at the Olympia Terminal and check-in. Then, board the ship and relax in your comfortable private sea-view cabin. Explore the restaurants, shops, and other entertainment on board. Eat a delicious breakfast buffet, which is included in the price of your ticket. Listen to music in the pub. Also, choose to eat at the Grand Buffet or have dinner at one of the à la carte restaurants. Then, watch an evening show in the Starlight Palace or sing karaoke. Next, relax in the sauna or have a cocktail if you like. Spend the night in your cabin. Finally, arrive in Stockholm the next morning.

Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Sightseeing Boat Tour

5. Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Sightseeing Boat Tour

Explore Helsinki with the Hop-On Hop-Off bus and change your transportation to a sightseeing cruise. Both departure points are in the historical city center. See the city from both perspectives - from the land and from the sea. During the bus tour you can decide on stops and attractions you want to visit and once you're done, continue your tour with the next CityTour bus from the stop where you left. Step aboard a boat for a cruise around the archipelago of Helsinki for 1.5 hours and brings you back to the departure point.

Helsinki: RIB Tour to Summer Cottage with BBQ and Sauna

6. Helsinki: RIB Tour to Summer Cottage with BBQ and Sauna

Spend a day with some locals at their summer cottage and enjoy the best that Finnish summers have to offer – barbecues, sauna time, and hiking in a beautiful natural setting. Meet the crew at Café Marina Bay, Kanavaranta 4, 00160 Helsinki 15 min before departure. After a short safety briefing, you'll be geared up and ready to go. Cruise through the archipelago on the west side of the city, passing summer cabins, boaters, and wildlife on the way to your destination. On the 45-minute cruise, chat with the guide about the history and traditions of the area. Your afternoon hosts will be waiting for you on their small private island, owned by their family for over 100 years. If you're lucky you may even bump into more than one generation of the family, as it is their place to escape the city and spend their long summer days. Learn how part of the islands was leased as a Soviet naval base following World War II and how it is today. Leave the language-learning app at home, as your local hosts can accommodate you in English, French, German, Danish, Finnish, or Swedish. Your hosts are happy to take a break from their everyday lives to welcome you and show you how their days are spent in the archipelago. Take a nature walk and learn about which berries to eat and which mushrooms to pick. Take in views of the surrounding water and imagine the moose that occasionally swim from one island to another. Enjoy the Scandinavian design cottage and, together with your hosts, light up the genuine wood-heated sauna. If you're feeling adventurous, you may even combine the sauna bath with a refreshing dip in the sea, just like the locals do. After the sauna, the hosts will prepare a homemade lunch which you can share in the warm summer sunshine. At the end of the 2-hour visit, it's time to head back to the city, either cruising back among the islands or checking out the open sea. Drop off port is the same one as the departure port.

Helsinki: Guided Sightseeing Cruise - City & Archipelago

7. Helsinki: Guided Sightseeing Cruise - City & Archipelago

The tour will leave from the Helsinki Market Square. Sit down, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Helsinki city centre and archipelago, passing the historical sea fortress of Suomenlinna and other islands. An english speaking guide will guide you through the tour onboard and provide information regarding the city and its history. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase from our onboard cafeteria. Rest rooms available onboard. Sit outside to enjoy the fresh sea breeze or move to the cozy cabin to stay inside.

Helsinki: 48-Hour Bus & Boat Combo Tour

8. Helsinki: 48-Hour Bus & Boat Combo Tour

Combine two beautiful sightseeing experiences and enjoy the best of Helsinki on land and at sea. The package includes the Beautiful Canal Cruise and Hop On-Hop Off Bus Sightseeing Tour. On the Beautiful Canal Cruise, you will get to see the most beautiful shorelines in Helsinki and many fabulous sights, including the historic Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, Helsinki Zoo on Korkeasaari Island, the impressive fleet of icebreakers, and, of course, Degerö Canal. Along the way, you will also hear about Helsinki’s fascinating history. To make your cruise enjoyable, always have friendly staff and experienced captains on board. Your ship's cafe will offer beverages and snacks. The Hop On-Hop Off Bus Sightseeing Tour will take you to the top sights of Helsinki, such as the Sibelius monument and Rock Church. The route is carefully chosen with 19 stops along the route. The ticket is valid 48-hours and will entitle you to discounts for top attractions. The tour is guided in 10 different languages through individual, single-used headsets.  To make your ride comfortable, have free Wi-Fi on the buses, fun and friendly staff, and experienced drivers. In bad weather, the bus roof can be installed quickly to protect you from the rain.

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What people are saying about Helsinki

Value for money is excellent! Breakfast buffet is rich! Dinner buffet not booked, there are also various restaurants on board (for every budget). In the evening there is entertainment! WiFi is available. Rooms are functionally furnished, are in order. Question: Would I book and recommend the trip again? - Yes, in any case! I found the best price and performance via!

This was my first Cruise... I knew the Liner was not going to be like the Carnival.. Super luxury. But over all great experience. The rooms were small it's good if u aren't sharing cause it can get really tight. The Grand Buffet dinner was really good. The resturants on board were great too. So great experience. Very good stag at the Info counter.

I booked a 2.5 day return boat trip from Stockholm to Helsenki as a birthday gift to my mum. She was very enthusiastic, very well organized. When I booked with Get Your Guide, everything went very well. The customer service was excellent. I will only book with Get Your Guide for my own trip next time. % to recommend. CB, from Essen -NRW

Perfect taken care of at the foot of the Poesia, audio guide in French.

Very fun to see Helsinki from a different point of view