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Shore Excursion- City sightseeing and Suomenlinna from Helsinki Harbors

Shore Excursion- City sightseeing and Suomenlinna from Helsinki Harbors

By Helsinki Tour
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 5h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • English speaking guide
  • Pick-up from Harbor
  • Round-trip ferry to Suomenlinna
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Drop off to harbor
  • Entry/Admission - Helsinki
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Virta Charging Station, Katajanokanlaituri 8, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
  • Option 2
    Aimo Park Eteläsatama Makasiiniterminaali P2, Eteläranta 7, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
  • Option 3
    West Terminal 2, Tyynenmerenkatu 14, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
  • Option 4
    Hernesaarenranta 6, 00150 Helsinki, Finland
Pickup details
  • Meeting points Very important: The pick-up will be from 8:45 am to 9:30 am at your arrival harbors. We will agree with you on the pick-up time few days before you arrive in Helsinki. Please check your email or your phone message. Your guide with an A4 sign of "Helsinki Tour" logo. If you have difficulty to find our guide, please call us. Tour ending place and time This tour will end around 15:30 and you will be drop back to the pick up harbour.
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • West Terminal Hernesaari/ LHB & LHC & LHD
  • West Harbour Terminal /LMA
  • West Harbour Terminal / 1 & 2
  • Katajanokka Terminal / EKL,ERA &ERB
  • South Harbour / EPL,EMA & E01
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46188P30

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum operation numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46188P30

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    About the operator
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    • Helsinki Tour
      Helsinki, Finland
      Joined in December 2016
    • JoanK883
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great experience
      We had a wonderful trip with our superb guide from Lithuania. He was extremely intelligent, patient, and extremely intelligent. I learned a huge amount about the country and customs,of Finland as well as the city of Porvoo. Thank you for a wonderful,experience.
      Written 20 June 2024
    • Wanderbydae
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super Organized and Stress-Free Planning!
      This company was very communicative from the very beginning! We got our detailed itinerary the day before it started, and they made sure everything ran smoothly by giving us updates daily on all the tours through WhatsApp. They even gave us a beautiful upgraded hotel room to stay in during the 5 days! Everything was very organized and all our tour guides made this an amazing experience where we got to learn so much about Finland!
      Written 15 June 2024
    • nogisweb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Porvoo Day!!
      What a great day trip we had yesterday, June 12, 2024. My best friend and I enjoyed our guide Darius’ commentary throughout the trip. His knowledge of the history of Porvoo and Helsinki in general was enlightening and entertaining. We were a small group of 7 and the van was nice and cozy and comfortable. I got to take some lovely photos and get a true sense of the culture and people of Porvoo. Towards the end we were given our own personal time to grab a delicious bite to eat and or just walk around. Make sure you pickup some chocolates from the Brunberg Chocolate shop. I highly recommend this tour company and guide. Our driver Vladimir got us there and back safely. Great time, great day!!
      Written 13 June 2024
    • G6360NGdavidh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tantalising Tallinn
      From pick up to drop off back at our hotel our day was amazing. The whole experience was seamless and thoroughly enjoyable. Great guide, beautiful scenery, fabulous food choices. A long day but worth every minute
      Written 6 June 2024
    • R9872BZdebbieg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The highlight of our trip
      The day spent in Porvoo Was worth every penny, it was the highlight of our four day trip to Finland, our guide, Tatiana, was so knowledgeable about art, history, cultural, and any other topic we asked questions about. We appreciated her easy to understand English and admired her nationalism. It was obvious how much she loves Finland. It was a well paced tour, which gave us time for shopping and eating, and still, we got to see all the highlights of Porvoo. I would highly recommend Tatiana and the visit to Porvoo to anyone visiting Finland!
      Written 28 May 2024
    • brianu883
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do while in Helsinki!
      An awesome day trip from Helsinki into Tallinn. The tour includes a round trip ferry ride which was on time and pleasant. Once in Estonia, our guide was great. He had a deep knowledge of the history of the country and was very approachable. We toured Katherine's palace and the local park which were beautiful. After that we went to old town and toured several churches and through the stone streets eventually ending up in the town square. This area is absolutely stunning and full of history. At the end we had several hours of own time where we could grab lunch and tour around a bit on our own. A really great day which was run exceptionally well.
      Written 22 May 2024
    • Tamah W
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not to be missed!
      Darius is an experienced and knowledgeable guide. He led us on a leisurely tour of Porvoo, stopping for coffee and responding helpfully to our interests and requests.
      Written 14 May 2024
    • Retired1992
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour
      Our tour was 20 April 2024. First I must recognize Zoe. Thank you for rescheduling our tour. All around exceptional customer service. Cesar was a very knowledgeable and professional guide. We toured Helsinki by Sprinter Van, foot and ferry. Cesar was personable. Cesar made sure we saw many interesting and important sites buildings, library, Olympic stadium and a couple of local shops. Cesar is very knowledgeable about the Finnish Culture. He taught us a few Finnish words. Kitos thank you, the only word I remember. We took a short break at the Old Market. My husband and I enjoyed talking over a cup of coffee. We took the ferry to Suomenlinna. Cesar told us the history of the Fort. I highly recommend this tour.
      Written 6 May 2024
    • beaverislandphilh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An enjoyable tour of Porvoo.
      The tour guide, Darius picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel. He used a private car for the 3 of us which made the trip much more personal and easy hear and understand. His English was impeccable. He was very knowledgeable of Finland, Helsinki & Porvoo which made the tour a memorable experience for us. Thanks.
      Written 29 April 2024
    • travelingbuglets
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      City and Island tour in February
      We were on a tour with Sanna. She did a great job touring us around, despite the rainy and cold weather. She was very knowledgeable on the sites and history of Helsinki, and gave us tips of what else was going on in the city that weekend. A good overview of the city and Suomenlinna! Would have enjoyed learning and doing more, but that would require a full day rather than a 5 hour tour. It went fast!
      Written 28 February 2024
    • Vacation49282877233
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Enjoyable trip to Helsinki and soumenlina
      Cesar was very knowledgeable guide and shared many anecdotes which made the tour more was a Very good trip
      Written 23 October 2023
    • Alice O
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good way to spend half a day while in Helsinki
      Harry was very knowledgeable and shared many anecdotes which made the tour more enjoyable. However his long strides and windy day meant that sometimes we could not hear his narration clearly.
      Written 9 October 2023
    • K6749FVnancya
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth the price
      Henri was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and responsive to questions. Accommodating to our physical shortcomings. We're old and slow. Enjoyed the itinerary very much.
      Written 2 October 2023
    • Sapien74
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Above and beyond
      It was wonderful team work of Zoe and Darius making every step of my tour starting from planning, trouble shooting and culminated in wonderful trip of my life .I came with zero knowledge of Helsinki and Finland,left as an expert in Finnish culture and Helsinki.They went above and beyond to accommodate my needs and even helping with handling my luggage storage needs . They customized it for my needs and fitting my shedule.I am looking forward to working with them again soon❤️
      Written 22 September 2023
    • I9919JHellad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience!
      I had 2 guides for two separate tours in Helsinki and they were both great. My day excursion to Tallin was also great. The tour operator kept me updated with info and pickup times, etc via texting on Whattsapp. Our guide in Tallin was also knowledgeable, we just ran short on time due to his willingness to share many suggestions and continued discussion on suggestions 🙂. I broke away from the group to grab lunch at a place he recommended and enjoyed being able to sit and people watch a little bit. This also left me a few minutes for some shopping.
      Written 22 September 2023
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles3 reviews
    Very good

    Seattle, WA65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pick up was on-time at 10:00am from a downtown hotel. Tour guide (Ray) was pleasant and informative.

    The first two hours covered local sites around Helsinki by van with several stops to walk around (Sibelius Park, Modern Library and two prominent churches).

    We had about 45 minutes for lunch on our own before taking the ferry to Suomenlinna fortress. We spent about 90 minutes walking around the fortress before boarding the ferry back to Helsinki, arriving at the dock by 3:15pm where the tour ended. There was no ride back to the hotel, but we were only several blocks away.

    A few good things to know about the tour. The morning was flexible and we changed plans several times as we found churches in-service. Also, it is a pretty long walk at the fortress over rough cobblestone. The weather in February was cold, so wearing good shoes and warm clothes (coat, hat, gloves, etc.) is a must.

    Overall it was a very good tour and a great way to get our bearings in Helsinki on our first day in town.
    Written 2 February 2020
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    Dear Customer, Thank you for your review and the give the details to the other travelers. Wintertime can be really cold here in Helsinki and we always recommend customers to wear warm clothes, hats, gloves, and anti-slippery shoes. Thank you very much for sharing the tour and feedback:) Best Regards, Helsinki Tour
    Written 1 October 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Chicago, IL148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2019 • Couples
    My husband and I booked this tour as part of our Baltic Cruise with Royal Caribbean. Joonas was prompt with meeting us at the port to pick us up and we set off for our excursion after picking up 1 other person. Joonas was very knowledgeable and friendly. With only being in Helsinki for a short time, gave us a great overview of the city/ history and the sites to see. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming in a new city when you have a limited time, but Joonas made sure we saw everything we wanted to see and made sure that we experienced the most in Helsinki. We really enjoyed the small group and being able to ask questions and interact with our guide. We also really enjoyed that we had a bit of time to explore each site on our own to take everything. Overall, this was a great experience and we would definitely book another tour when we're back in Helsinki!
    Written 3 August 2019
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    Dear Trixie, Thank you so much for sharing us your wonderful experiences you have with our guide Joonas and the whole tour arrangement. We will pass your kind words to our team and we would love to show you more once you are back to Helsinki! Warm regards, Helsinki Tour
    Written 14 August 2019
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