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Our most recommended Helsinki Tours

  • 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

  • Helsinki: Private Tour with a Local Guide

    3. Helsinki: Private Tour with a Local Guide

    Explore Helsinki with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2-6 hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

    I had a quick tour of the city and she was incredibly informative about the history, the architecture and the people of Estonia. I was able to take all the pictures that I wanted but leave us time to MoveOn and see all the highlights of the city. I even told her a very specific type of souvenir I was looking for and she found the exact shop and gave us time to quickly browse for what I needed. Would highly recommend this tour again for how helpful and smooth the fairy pick up and handoff to the Estonian guide went

  • Helsinki: Tram Tour

    4. Helsinki: Tram Tour

    Enjoy a tour of Helsinki on its famous trams with an expert guide. Discover lesser-known parts of the city like a local as you use its extensive public tram system, which has been in operation since 1891. Explore 7 different neighborhoods of Helsinki including Katajanokka, Eira, Ullanlinna, and Töölö. Enjoy a relaxed tour and discover points of interest that you may not find in standard tour itineraries. Visit the charming urban park of Kaivopuisto, see the Sibelius Monument, and discover the beautiful architecture of Luotsikatu. Uncover beaches, trendy cafes, flea markets, great viewpoints, and other hidden gems. Keep your day ticket for public transportation which is valid for 24 hours so you can explore even more of the city.

  • From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

    5. 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: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

    6. Helsinki: Small-Group Walking Tour with City Planner Guide

    Get to know central Helsinki like a local on a small-group walking tour with a city planner. Take in the sights, culture, and history with your PhD student and professional city planner guide who knows the city inside out. Ask any questions you like.  Find out tidbits of Helsinki’s past, from the plague in the middle ages to Lenin’s stay in the 20th century. As you tour Helsinki city center, find out why Helsinkians picnic at gravesites, which statue is most discriminated against by seagulls, and why an orthodox cathedral exists in the city.  Visit many of Helsinki’s most important landmarks, with a typical itinerary (weather, holidays, and events permitting) including: Senate Square, Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki Cathedral, National Library of Finland, the Presidential Palace, Allas Sea Pool, Esplanadi Park, Kappeli, Old Church Park, the Central Railway Station, Oodi, La...

    Our guide Emek was very friendly and experienced. Tour was done at a leisurely pace. Could ask a lot of questions including ones not directly connected with the tour itself. Emek was very helpful.

  • Helsinki: Architecture Walking Tour with Expert

    7. Helsinki: Architecture Walking Tour with Expert

    Helsinki is a gem for architecture enthusiasts. It is difficult to find another urban area that houses such a wide range of architectural styles. Neoclassical, gothic revival, Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Nordic classicism, modernism, functionalism, and contemporary styles all coexist in the city center. Different historical periods have definitely left their mark on Helsinki. Join this architecture tour led by an expert guide to marvel at the architectural wonders that Helsinki has to offer. See the National Library of Finland, Central Railway Station, the new Oodi public library, Chapel of Silence, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, the Rock Church, Finlandia Hall, and more. Admire the great works of world-renowned architects, such as Engel and Saarinen.

  • Helsinki: City and Outer Islands Guided RIB Boat Tour

    8. 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: Highlights & Hidden Gems Self-Guided Walking Tour

    9. Helsinki: Highlights & Hidden Gems Self-Guided Walking Tour

    An interactive city discovery experience across Helsinki. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. All the information you need for your adventure is in your email from the local partner. This is a self-guided tour, allowing you to enjoy your discoveries at your own pace. Solve 11 riddles. Your challenge starts in front of the Central Station. Each riddle takes you from one (hidden) location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts - as well as the history of the city. You discover spots in Helsinki that most locals don’t even know. You see popular sights from a different angle (literally!). Explore Helsinki’s city centre while solving mysterious riddles. You’ll wander past highlights as well as hidden gems. Along the way you unlock stories about Finland’s history, culture and famous figures. You also get tips for great local cafes and bars! Th...

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

    10. 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...

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What people are saying about Helsinki

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 385 reviews

I had a quick tour of the city and she was incredibly informative about the history, the architecture and the people of Estonia. I was able to take all the pictures that I wanted but leave us time to MoveOn and see all the highlights of the city. I even told her a very specific type of souvenir I was looking for and she found the exact shop and gave us time to quickly browse for what I needed. Would highly recommend this tour again for how helpful and smooth the fairy pick up and handoff to the Estonian guide went

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.