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Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour
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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Combine a city tour of Helsinki with a ferry journey to Suomenlinna Island on this half-day excursion. Listen to guided commentary while exploring the highlights of Helsinki such as Esplanade Park and the Market Square. Hop a ferry to Suomenlinna for a walking tour including the Jetty barracks, the Suomenlinna Church, and Great Courtyard.
  • Learn about Helsinki's history and culture through guided commentary
  • Overview and orientation of the city, great for first-time visitors
  • Scenic ferry ride to Suomenlinna Island
  • Combine Helsinki city highlights with a Suomenlinna excursion
  • See the main monuments and cultural landmarks of Helsinki
  • Enjoy the sea view while taking ferry to Suomenlinna
  • Learn the story of Suomenlinna sea fortress on a walking tour
  • Hotel pick up and both ways ferry tickets are provided
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English-speaking guide
Hotel pick-up (selected hotels)
Transport by A/C coach or mini van
Both way ferry tickets to Suomenlinna
Hotel drop-off
Food and drinks
Any personal expense is not included
  • Hilton Helsinki Strand , John Stenbergin ranta 4, Helsinki 00530 Finland
  • Hotel Kamp , Pohjoisesplanadi 29, Helsinki 00100 Finland
  • Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki , Ruoholahdenranta 3, Helsinki 00180 Finland
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki , Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki 00100 Finland
  • Scandic Park Helsinki , Mannerheimintie 46, Helsinki 00260 Finland
  • 10:00 AM

    Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

    Very important: Please select one of the following meeting points and send it to us by email after you made a booking. In this way, your guide will know where to look for you. 9:20 am Hilton Helsinki Strand / John Stenbergin ranta 4, 00530 Helsinki   9:30 am Hotel Kämp / Pohjoisesplanadi 29, 00100 Helsinki 9:40 am Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel / Ruoholahdenranta 3, 00180 Helsinki 9.50 am Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Helsinki / Runeberginkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki 10.00 am Scandic Park Helsinki  / Mannerheimintie 46, 00260 Helsinki Your guide with an A4 sign of the "Helsinki Tour" logo will greet you at the meeting points, please be at your selected meeting points 5 minutes before the departure time. If you have difficulty finding our guide, please call us at +358 406 796 666.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum passenger requirement applies. There is a possibility of cancellation or rescheduling if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of cancellation due to passenger requirement, you will be refunded fully.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Very important: Please select one of the following meeting point and send it to us by email after you made a booking. In this way your guide knows where to look for you.
    • 9:20 am Hilton Helsinki Strand
    • 9:30 am Hotel Kämp
    • 9:40 am Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel
    • 9.50 am Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
    • 10.00 am Scandic Park Helsinki
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please note that some sites might be closed on public holiday or weekend, we will show your other sites which is not in the visit list as complementary.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Helsinki Tour / Tallinn Tour
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks provided for travelers
    See all safety measures taken by Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour.

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    • "Asthaloy is a native of Finland so is very knowledgeable about the country but lived in the USA for a number of years so speaks English very well." See review
    • "Wish it is a full day tour so we don’t have to rush going at slower pace to enjoy these places." See review

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    star-5
    Great tour of Helsinki
    Cristina_M
    , Jun 2022
    Great tour; Cesar was amazing! He calls himself a history nerd and has something to say about everything and every historical event. He really made quite a difference on the tour!
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    Dear customer, Thank you for your review. Our guides love what they do and always happy to share all their know with our guest:) Thank your for your review and have a nice summer. Best Regards, Helsinki Tour Team.
    star-5
    Lovely time
    Petr_M
    , May 2022
    The tour was about 5hrs and covered all the important bits. As there were only 6 of us it was very relaxed and we felt like we got a great overview of the city, as well as Suomenlinna. Leticia was very pleasant and knowledgeable – would recommend her and the tour. Helsinki is a super pleasant and lovely city – it did majorly help we had sun and blue skies for both days we were there!
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Customer, Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are so happy to hear that you had a great day with us and you liked our tour and our guide. Thank you for joining our tour and have a lovely summer! Best Regards, Helsinki Tour Team
    star-5
    Tiiu was an incredibly...
    Andrew_J
    , May 2022
    Tiiu was an incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable tour guide. We loved her energy and enthusiasm during our tour 10/10!
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Customer, Thank you for your review, our guides love what they do and we aim to give our guests an unforgettable experience in Helsinki:) Thank you for joining our tour and have a great summer! Best Regards, Helsinki Tour Team
    star-4
    1st Helsinki Visit
    Karl_S
    , May 2022
    Guide was flexible and adapted to weather/openings/tour participants. Great for a 1st timer in Helsinki.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Customer, Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are happy that you liked our tour and our guide:) We wish you have a nice summer! Best Regards, Helsinki Tour Team
    star-5
    Unique experience. Definitely a winner. Must do
    PapazarAnat
    , May 2022
    Gives a fun and full view of the beautiful city. If you can, upgrade it to a private tour and ask for Lukas. He will provide you with every historical and contemporary information of Finland and Helsinki including all the sites you'll visit and more. As him being a hiking enthusiast, he will take you to a unique and memorable tour.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Customer, Thank you for your recommendation and review. Our guide knows the best part of the city and we try our best to create a unique experience for our guests. We are so happy that we did it and you liked the tour. Thank you very much for your review and we wish you have a nice summer:) Best Regards, Helsinki tour Team
    star-5
    This was a great tour, we...
    Melissa_T
    , Mar 2022
    This was a great tour, we saw so much and our tour guide was very informative! Very recommended to see all the major sites of Helsinki
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Dear customer, Thank you for your valuable review and recommendation. We are so happy that you liked the tour and had a great time with our guide :) Best regards, Helsinki Tour Team
    star-5
    History, Culture, and Humor - a Great Mixture
    Cynthia_L
    , Dec 2021
    I was very engaged by Cesar's in depth stories about the history of Finland, the backgrounds of its settlers and previous rulers, and the beauty of its architecture - unspoiled by the ravages of World War II. Cesar really brought to life the factors and people who have played such important parts in its development as an EU country with a pivotal position today as in earlier times in relationships among European and Russian countries. Plus his sense of humor really kept us laughing. Excellent tour.
    icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
    Dear Customer, We are so happy to hear that you liked our tour and our guide. Our guides love what they do and love to share all their knowledge with our guests:) Thank you for your review, and we really appreciated it:) Have a nice winter! Best Regards, Helsinki Tour Team
    star-5
    The best of helsinki
    Therese_D
    , Oct 2021
    My mother and I took this tour with Georg, who was a friendly, knowledgeable and perfect guide given his background! We saw all the highlights of Helsinki and had a good mix of walking and transportation across the city. Georg did a nice job explaining Finnish culture, the significance of the sights, and answering our questions throughout the visit. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see the main attractions in Helsinki but only has a few hours!
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Dear Customer, Thank you for your recommendation. Our guides love what they do and always make sure our customers have a great experience with us:) This tour covers all the must-see attractions in Helsinki, it is suitable for all the guests who have limited time or want to get an overview of Helsinki. Thank you again for your review and recommendation, we really appreciated it! Best Regards, Helsinki Tour Team
    star-5
    Excellent tour of Helsinki and Suominlinna by knowledgeable guide
    Marsha_W
    , Aug 2021
    My wife and I, due to the reduced tourist travel during Covid 19, went on an unexpected private tour with a knowledgeable and interesting guide. Her knowledge of all the sites we visited was superb and we especially liked sharing lunch with her and getting to know more about her interesting personal history with Helsinki. Transportation in a great mini van was also great. Bring good walking shoes for the thorough tour of Suominlinna. Highly recommended by us!
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Dear Customer, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. We commit to providing an excellent experience to our customers. Thank you for your recommendation, we really appreciated it:) Best Regards Helsinki Tour Team
    star-5
    Helsinki highlights
    Richard_Suzie
    , Feb 2020
    An excellent tour, even in winter. The lunch in the old market area on the water was great. The guide provided a superior commentary.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Dear Customer, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Helsinki is a amzing city you can enjoy it both in Winter time Summer time. Thank you for your review, we really appreciated it:) Best Regards Helsinki Tour Team
    star-5
    Day well spent
    zalenahsalani
    , Jan 2020
    Overall its a good tour. We had a great friendly and knowledgeable guide Ray. The Oodi Central Library is an interesting place. Suomenlinna is a beautiful island. Wish it is a full day tour so we don’t have to rush going at slower pace to enjoy these places.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Dear Customer, We are so happy you enjoyed the tour with us. Our guides love what they do and are always happy to share the culture, the stories, the history with our guests. Thank you again for your review and we really appreciated it:) Best Regards, Helsinki Tour
    star-5
    Excellent Tour!
    Shelly N
    , Nov 2019
    Our tour of Helsinki and Suomenlinna with Asthaloy was informative, interesting and fun. Asthaloy took us to many interesting locations throughout Helsinki while giving us all the historical facts of each place. We enjoyed our time with him in Helsinki and Suomenlinna.
    star-5
    Outstanding Guide & Worthwhile Sights
    WaTraveler44
    , Sep 2019
    Our guide, Asthaloy, provided a most informative and enjoyable 5-hour tour of the Rock Church, the Sibelius Monument and the Suomenlinna Island. Asthaloy is a native of Finland so is very knowledgeable about the country but lived in the USA for a number of years so speaks English very well. He was prompt, polite and helpful. The three sights we visited were well worth seeing and we felt like the amount of time at each stop was adequate. I think we tour a bit slower than some (we’re in our 70s) but Asthaloy adjusted the timing to suit us. Highly recommend the tour and the guide.
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
    Dear customer, Thank you for your valuable review! We are happy that you had a great time with our tour program and guide :) Best regards, Helsinki Tour Team
    star-5
    Adult Family group
    PAMELA_T
    , May 2019
    Excellent experience. Guide knowledgeable, friendly and flexible for our needs. Van was safe and clean but noise of air conditioning blocked out some of the conversation when she was not using the microphone. Time in the market was good and offerings there of good quality.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
    Dear our customer, Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback. It was great to show you the best of Helsinki capital and share the time with you. Best regards, Giao Ngo Marketing Agent
    star-5
    Great tour with Sharma
    Cosmopolitan46
    , Apr 2019
    Sharma gave us a great 6-hour (!) tour of Helsinki and Suomenlinna. She is very motivated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. You get the feeling that she's a friend of already many years. We literally saw all Helsinki's highlights.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour
    Jenny_B
    , Apr 2019
    Minnie, our guide, was well informed. The tour was comprehensive which was very helpful as we had limited time in Helsinki
    star-5
    Helsinki and Suomenlinna
    RDD75
    , Dec 2018
    Great opportunity to see something different, only 10 mins by boat from Helsinki. Great guide - Mridul Sharma
    star-1
    BEWARE UNPROFESSIONAL AND PROBABLY A SCAM
    Michael_S
    , Dec 2018
    Hello,I’m from the USA and wanted to book a nice tour when I got to Helsinki. I found this one price was a little high but was under the impression it would be more personal and much more in-depth. Okay book my tour Nov 30th for the Dec 7th. Took the money no problem spot booked. A few hours later receive a direct message saying please respond important message about your Dec 7th tour (hmmm red flags at this point no not yet). I respond and was told the tour didn’t meet minimum passenger requirements. Please pick the 8th or 9th. (still no red flags but should have been more suspicious). Fast forward I pick Sunday Dec 9th tour and set up a pick up spot that they had listed “Hotel Kamp” at 0950 hrs. Okay all good to go right??? I receive a text message on Dec 8th saying Dear costumer your tour guide will pick you up around 0950 hrs at Hotel Kamp have a nice evening your Helsinki Tour Team. I then receive an email saying dress warmly and your tour guide will be holding a sign saying A4. Okay awesome I’ll get the day started early with a nice tour. I arrive in front of Hotel Kamp at 0930 just in case they picked me up early. Nope that’s not the case i text the number they reached me me at on saying I was there at 0956 hrs (no response). I wait there until 1011 and email them back asking if the tour was cancelled. No response. I continue to wait in the pouring rain just wasting my time. I then email them back at 1025 hrs saying I’m only waiting 10 more mins and I’m leaving and considering the tour cancelled. Time ticks away still no response. I leave the pickup point at 1040 to explore on my own. I’m writing this at 1548 and still no response. Shameful look else where.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Informational and Friendly
    Keith_B
    , Jun 2018
    When looking for tours in Helsinki, there were lots to choose from, so I took a stab at it. This was an excellent choice, as the guide was super-friendly, her information was comprehensive, and we covered some really great parts of Helsinki. If they take you to a little place that smells like cinnamon, get the cinnamon roll. It's delicious. Be prepared to get some walking in on this tour, though. Especially since the fortress doesn't really have any vehicles to drive you around.
    star-5
    The best from this tour is the...
    SitiAdinda_A
    , Feb 2018
    The best from this tour is the guide. Mini is very friendly, even though she is not originally from Finland, her knowledge about the country is beyond. It is really a good one day tour if you guys only stay for a couple nights.

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