A Day in Helsinki for Cruise Guests


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 10



Swedish (fluent), English (fluent)

When you want to experience as much as possible during 8 h

This is a tour that will take you on a tour in Helsinki as well as the area around. You are free to choose where to go. Maybe out to the home museum of Eliel Saarinen if you are interested in architecture, maybe to the home museum of Sibelius if you are interested in music. You can as well choose to be taken to out lets in the greater Helsinki area. A guide and a van is at your service for 8 hours.


The early bird catches the. . . . . . So let us start at 8 am so that you can see and experience as much as possible during your day in Helsinki. I will show you all my favorite places in Helsinki and its surrounding.
Helsinki is a city with many parks. I will take you to the Sibelius Park so that you can admire the monument made to honour the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
Helsinki is known for modern architecture and design. You can visit the Rock Church from 1969, unless it is closed for a church function. A walk along the Esplanade will introduce you to the history of Finnish design. You will be given time to explore the Market Square selling food as well as souvenirs.
There is time to explore the surrounding area of Helsinki in the afternoon. You can choose between Porvoo, a small wooden town or Hivttrask, the home of architect Eliel Saarinen or some other place that you have read about.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or at the pier of your cruise ship.

End location: You choose where you want to be dropped off

Duration: 8 hours



A private van with air condition

What’s Included

I and a van will pick you up from your cruise ship, your hotel, or from the airport. You will be taken to sights that you have chosen beforehand. Or I will plan a the day's program for you when you tell me what you are interested in.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euro - A lunch or a light snack.

What’s Extra

Lunch and admission fees are not included.


I do not drive and guide at the same time, since I want to concentrate upon my guests and not upon the traffic. I am happy to arrange transportation and licensed driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Christina was friendly, informative, and knowledgeable. The most amazing thing she did, however, was far above and beyond the call of duty. With a 45-year-old name and address, she was able to track down a woman my wife had visited and traveled with in Finland that long ago! This made an already enjoyable day extra special.
Neal Sumerlin

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