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  • Helsinki: City and Outer Islands Guided RIB Boat Tour

    1. 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: Archipelago RIB Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch and Sauna

    2. 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...

  • Helsinki: Helsinki and Suomenlinna 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    3. 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!!!

  • From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

    4. From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

    Enjoy a day trip from Helsinki to Tallinn with a 3-hour guided tour in the city. Board a ferry to Tallinn from Helsinki’s port at 9:00 AM and reach your destination at about 11:15 AM. You’ll be greeted there by your local guide, who’ll take you from the harbor to explore the town. See the highlights of the city, like its main square, Tallinn Town Hall, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, and much more. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, retains its walled and cobblestoned Old Town, which is home to cafes and shops as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. The Old Town, dating from around the 15th century, is Estonia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city at your own pace. When your tour is finished, you’ll be transferred back to the Port at around 5:30 PM to prepare to embark for Helsinki. On the way bac...

  • From Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Full-Day Tour by Ferry

    5. From Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Full-Day Tour by Ferry

    Your guide will greet you and pick you up in the morning from your hotel or Helsinki port.  After pick-up, cruise across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia by comfortable ferry. The excursion starts in front of the oldest town hall in Scandinavia and the Baltics. The walk follows the old street grid now enshrined on UNESCO’s heritage list, resembling a visit to an outdoor museum containing rarities. The sights you will see include storied landmarks such as the Raeapteek apothecary shop, the Great Guild, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, Neitsitorn tower and many others, along with unforgettable panoramas of the lower town and sea from two observation platforms.  The full-day tour includes a two-hour ferry trip in both directions, as well as a city tour and free time. You will arrive back in Helsinki at 9:30 PM and then be transferred back to the port or your hotel.

    A great tour with Julia. Very knowledgeable showing us the important sites and teaching us the history. Then left us with free time to enjoy Tallin on our own. Comforting to have ferry pick up and return

  • 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 guide in Vironallas, the leisure boat port in front of the old Market Hall on the Market Square, Kauppatori. 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. Learn how part of the archipelago was leased as a Soviet naval base following World War II and how it is today. 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...

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What people are saying about Helsinki

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 220 reviews

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

Fun trip. Good for sight seeing and cool breezes in summer. Commentary can barely be heard though when you're outside so that seems pointless.

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.

Great, thrilling and super-authentic experience. Must have