This fascinating journey into Finland’s past includes a ferry trip and tour of the magnificent Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.
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- 6h Guide and private car/bus sightseeing tour in Helsinki including round-trip transfer from cruise port
- Walking tour in Suomenlinna
- Free time for coffee break or lunch at Suomenlinna
- Round trip ferry tickets to the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
- Rock Church visit
- Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price.
Greeting at the harbor followed by sightseeing tour by car/bus
Walking tour in Senate Square and free time for shopping at the market place
Ferry ride to Suomenlinna Sea fortress
Walking tour and free time for coffee break or lunch in Suomenlinna
Ferry ride back from Suomenlinna
City sightseeing tour including stops at Rock Church and Sibelius monument. Transfer back to cruise port.
Please note, a surcharge of 20% applies on Sundays and all public holidays. Public holidays in 2019 and 2020: 02.11.2019, 06.12.2019, 24.-26.12.2019, 01.01.2020, 06.01.2020, 10.04.2020, 13.04.2020, 01.05.2020, 21.05.2020, 19.06.2020, 20.06.2020, 01.11.2020, 06.12.2020, 24.-26.12.2020
Children’s Discounts: 3-year-old and under are free, 15% discount for ages 4-12.
- Finlandia Hall Sibelius Monument Central Railway Station Olympic Stadium Market Square Old Market Hall
- Ferry trip to Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
- Senate Square
- City Hall
- Helsinki Cathedral
- Presidential Palace
- Ateneum Art Museum
- Kiasma Art Museum
- Rock Church
A centuries-old defensive complex of Suomenlinna is laid out on six islands. On the mainland, you’ll be treated to Helsinki’s most impressive sights, including Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral and the Rock Church.
The Suomenlinna Sea Fortress started out in the 18th century as a key part of the Swedish empire’s naval defense system. Russian tsar Peter the Great decided to set foundations of the new Russian capital St. Petersburg at the end of the Gulf of Finland and changed the balance of security on the northern Baltic Sea. Nowadays the Suomenlinna fortress is mainly used for picnicking and recreation, and as a popular destination for curious travellers.
During your visit, you’ll get to see its well-preserved stone walls, tunnels and the dry dock. The irregular network of bastions will give you a good idea of how changing epochs and changing political tides have influenced the fortress’ development. There are also dozens of mysterious, underwater sites around the fortress. Though they cannot be visited, your guide will tell you their stories as well as other interesting secrets that Suomenlinna hides.
On the mainland, a private car tour focuses on the architecture, history and everyday life of Helsinki.
This relaxing trip begins before the Suomenlinna tour with a stop at Senate Square.
The magnificent historical centre is a great example of 19th century architecture. The Senate Square offers a view of the impressive Helsinki Cathedral, which towers above the square and the main building of the Helsinki University, the National Library and the Governement Palace. In the middle of the square is a statue of the tsar Alexander II.
On the way we pass by the impressive, Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, which also served as the Imperial Palace during Tsarist times, the Ateneum Art Museum, part of Finnish National Gallery, and the Kiasma contemporary art museum.
A pre-ferry pause will be made at the bustling Market Square, where you can get a glimpse of the busy happenings at the unique Old Market Hall and will have the chance to do some shopping.
The tour winds up with a visit to the Temppeliaukio “Rock“Church, a truly unique structure built right into the rock. We’ll also make a short pause to see the monument to the famous Finnish composer Sibelius.
At the end of this eventful and amusing tour, we take you back to the cruise ship harbor.