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Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

1. Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

See the Helsinki tourist attractions that interest you most and avoid wasting time on an organized tour with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 22 stops on the itinerary over a 24-hour or 48-hour period. You could choose to admire the unique rock architecture of the Temppeliaukio Church, visit the Parliament House, admire the neoclassical architecture in Senate Square or search for a bargain in Market Square. Enjoy an onboard audio commentary available in 10 languages and avail of excellent views from the top deck of your double-decker bus. Don't worry if the weather isn't great as the bottom deck is completely protected from the elements.

Helsinki Panorama Coach Tour

2. Helsinki Panorama Coach Tour

Take this popular 1 hour 45 minute sightseeing tour of Helsinki by bus, and get a wide variety of information about Helsinki. The tour includes sound effects and commentary via audioguides in 10 languages. You will see the most interesting parts of Helsinki, including the historical center, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, The Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall, and the stunning Opera House. Stop at the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) or at the Sibelius Monument. Listen to a lively narrative in the language of your choice: Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish or Swedish. It’s a great chance to get your bearings in Helsinki for first-time visitors, and ideal for those who are pressed for time.

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.

From Helsinki: Porvoo Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

4. From Helsinki: Porvoo Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

You'll meet your guide in Helsinki just before noon. From here, you'll head to Porvoo to marvel at the historic Old Town, with its well-preserved historical buildings as well as a 15th-century cathedral. The Old Town is a historically and culturally significant place and is recognized as one of the important National landscapes of Finland. During the tour, you will learn about Finnish history and culture, exploring the Red Riverside Warehouses, Porvoo Castle, Porvoo Old Town Hall, and the devil's stairs, as well as many other attractions. After your guide shows you around the top attractions in Porvoo you'll have about 40 minutes of free time to explore the many cafes, restaurants, and shops in Old Town. Then you'll head back to Helsinki where the bus will drop you off in Senate Square.

Helsinki Airport Layover 3-hour Guided Tour

5. Helsinki Airport Layover 3-hour Guided Tour

If you have 3-4 hours between flights at the Helsinki airport you can travel to the city center to get an overview of this far northern capital and its inhabitants. You’ll have a chance to meet a local resident, passionate about Helsinki and its culture and history, who will help you make the most of your short time here. The guide will meet you at the airport or train station when you arrive and travel with you to Helsinki’s city center. From the airport, the train trip takes approximately 30 minutes. See some of the city’s most interesting sites, including the magnificent Senate Square and the surrounding 19th-century neighborhood. You’ll also see the unique Church in the Rock and several other places that are local favorites. After the excursion, head back to the airport with your guide, who’ll take you directly into the departures hall.

Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off 48-Hour Ticket

6. Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off 48-Hour Ticket

Welcome to Hop-On Hop-Off Helsinki - a bus sightseeing tour around the city where you hop on and off as much as you like. The ticket is valid for 48-hours by your choice and entitles you to get a discount on top attractions. The tour is guided in 10 different languages through individual, single-used headsets. To make your ride comfortable, have free Wi-Fi available on the buses, fun and friendly staff and experienced drivers. In bad weather, the bus roof can be installed quickly to protect you from rain. Route stops: 1. Senate Square: Senate Square can perhaps remind you that Finland became independent in 1917, immediately after the Russian Revolution, and managed to retain its sovereignty even during the difficult times of World War II. 2. The Olympia Terminal / Silja Line: The Olympia Terminal was built for the Olympic Games in 1952 and is now used by TallinkSilja. 3. Café Ursula: A popular spot for a coffee with a splendid sea view. 4. Compass Square. 5. Eira. 6. Hernesaari Cruise Terminal: One of Helsinki’s ports. Arrival and departure point for cruise ships visiting the city (LHC, LHB, LHD). Stop only on cruise ship days. 7. Löyly: restaurant with a seaview terrace and saunas available daily. 8. Flea Market: The flea market at Hietalahti Market Square is an exciting place to visit. The market is open both during the day and weekday evenings in the summer. Here, you can meet local Helsinki residents who have hired their own table to sell their old possessions. 9. Swedish Theatre: In the heart of Helsinki, opposite Stockmann’s department store and at the end of Esplanade Park. 10. Market Square: Departure point for Helsinki Sightseeing Boat Tours and dining cruises. The new Finnair SkyWheel is located next to the Market Square. 11. Kiasma/Central Railway Station. 12. Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church): This Lutheran church has been blasted out of solid rock and is a popular tourist attraction. 13. Sibelius Monument: Dedicated to the famous composer Jean Sibelius, this monument is one of the “musts” when visiting Helsinki. 14. Olympic Stadium: Apart from being an arena for many big events, the Olympic Stadium offers a beautiful view over the roofs of Helsinki from its tower that is open to the public. You will also find the opera here as well as a statue of the world-famous athlete Paavo Nurmi. 15. Finnish National Opera/ Töölönlahti Bay 16. National Museum, Parliament House and Helsinki Music Center: The Helsinki Music Center is a concert venue and meeting place open to all. It is full of action from morning to evening. Across the street, you'll find the Parliament House and National Museum of Finland. 17. Ateneum Art Museum, Central Railway Station: Ateneum contains the most extensive art collections of Finland and is home to the most loved classic works of Finnish art. This stop is also close to the National Theatre and Central Railway Station. 18. Botanic Garden.

From Helsinki: Tallinn with Round-Trip Ferry & Guided Tour

7. From Helsinki: Tallinn with Round-Trip Ferry & Guided Tour

Embark on 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. Be welcomed 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 to prepare to embark on Helsinki. On the way back, you can relax and enjoy the services before arriving in Helsinki.

Helsinki Stopover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfers

8. Helsinki Stopover Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfers

Avail of an itinerary that has been especially designed to cover the top 12 attractions of Helsinki, perfect for travelers with a short stopover at the airport. Learn hidden stories known only by your guide to make your trip unique.  Get a meet and greet at Helsinki Airport, and then head to the Töölö district of the city center to see the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1952 Summer Olympics. Continue to the Sibelius Monument by Eila Hiltunen in Sibelius Park, and then marvel at the National Romantic façade of the National Museum of Finland. See where the Parliament of Finland sit, and admire the contemporary architecture of the Kiasma Museum. Gaze in wonder at the Temppeliaukio Church, built directly into solid rock. Pass Esplanade Park and the 19th-century Old Market Hall near Market Square. See the monumental Uspenski Cathedral on the way to Senate Square, and then take a look at Helsinki Cathedral, built as a tribute to Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.

Helsinki Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing and Suomenlinna

9. Helsinki Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing and Suomenlinna

Discover Helsinki and visit some of its most famous sites with your help of your professional local guide. Your tour will start with a pick-up from your choice of meeting points in Helsinki harbor. Then it's time to set off to discover some of the city's most important cultural landmarks and historical monuments. See the Olympic Stadium and Sibelius Monument, take a turn around Esplanade Park and visit the Market Square and Old Market Hall. Complete your cultural tour by seeing the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral and Senate Square. Your professional guide will share the city's stories along the way, with plenty of stops for photographs. Then, from Helsinki's Market Square, continue by ferry to Suomenlinna, listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the world's largest sea fortresses that sprawls across a series of six small islands. During your walking tour, learn about the site's eventful history and see some of Suomenlinna's main attractions, such as the King's Gate, the Jetty Barracks, the Great Courtyard and Suomenlinna Church. After your tour, you will be taken back to Helsinki Market Square to continue your adventure. 

Nuuksio National Park Full-Day Hike from Helsinki

10. Nuuksio National Park Full-Day Hike from Helsinki

Explore the breathtaking beauty of Nuuksio National Park on an 8-hour scenic tour and hike. Experience the Finnish wilderness at its most enchanting, and discover remote corners of the Nuuksio Lake uplands, rare fauna, tall trees, and much more. Escape the hustle and bustle of Helsinki on a full-day hike of the Nuuksio National Park, situated within the boundaries of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and one of the 10 top nature attractions of Finland. Transfer from Helsinki to Nuuksio by public transport. On arrival, discover a hilly area that contrasts with the surrounding plains. Hike through wild, evergreen forest to picturesque lakes and ancient cliffs covered in dense moss, lichens, and ferns. Follow your naturalist guide through mixed forest of tall coniferous trees and trees growing around enormous primeval rocks. Discover numerous small lakes, and take a break for a picnic and swim in clean freshwater. The 6-7 hour hike explores various corners of Nuuksio National Park, going off the well-beaten path of the major trails to areas rarely visited by tourists. Learn about the major natural features of Finland and Nuuksio as you spot forest birds and other wildlife.

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What people are saying about Helsinki

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We had an absolutely fantastic guided tour with Mikhail through the Nuuksio National Park. He met us outside Helsinki train station, helped us to buy the train and bus tickets and got us to the park quickly and efficiently. The walk through the snow covered park was absolutely breath taking and one we will remember for the rest of our lives. Mikhail paced the walk perfectly to our stamina levels and even brought a snack to share. He patiently waited for us to take as many photos as we wanted to, the scenery was so beautiful we couldn’t stop taking pictures. Mikhail also expertly pointed out animal tracks in the snow, provided a lot of really interesting information about the local wildlife and landscape as well as life in Finland in general. He clearly knows the area well and was able to explain for example, that we would have taken a different route, if weather conditions had been different. We would never have attempted this trip on our own, and it was excellent value.

This tour through Get Your Guide was excellent. The ferry tickets and directions were all well organised and communicated in advance. Our guide picked us up from Tallinn ferry terminal and drove us around the city to include sites that weren't within walkable distance, then we parked and explored the city on foot. She was super knowledgeable, friendly and gave us great pointers about best places to see, eat and shop in our free time. Awesome day trip if you have a free day in Helsinki.

Nuuksio National Park is a lovely wilderness area with pristine forests, lakes with visitor accommodations for parking, picnics. Mikael is an academic now guide with much to tell about locale and accomplished hiker with much knowledge of the area so he can tailor the trekking to your needs. Loved our day with Mikael in Nuuksio! Welcome break from the city.

Talinn is a must see for anyone visiting Helsinki! Charming medieval town with excellent food (Scheeli Restoran, among others) and gifts to buy at inexpensive prices. Check out all stores East of town square.

Daneliya is very knowledgeable and insightful. Overall great experience. Hiking trail can be abit challenging especially during winter times.