Helsinki Day Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers


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


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for families with children. Please advise prior to booking if you require anything specific - such as car seats etc.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Finnish (basic), French (basic), German (basic)

Private Tour by Car with Friendly and knowledgable Guide

Helsinki is a beautiful city that has a lot to offer. In this vibrant seaside capital, everyone can find something to their taste. This tour offers you the chance to see both in and out of the city by private car. I will collect you from your cruise ship and give you a tour of both Helsinki and other places around Helsinki (that we arrange according to your interests).

We can take a trip to medieval town of Porvoo, enjoy stunning Finnish nature in one of the local National Parks and have a barbecue, experience the best Finnish Sauna in Helsinki area, have a picnic with traditional Finnish culinary delights, visit villas of some of the best Finnish architects and artists and much more.

At the end of the tour, I will drop you back at your cruise ship.

Regardless of how much time you have during your stay, I can help you to work out an itinerary that will be the best for you and your group.

Send me a message and I will help you to create a memorable Helsinki experience.


I will pick you up from your cruise ship by private car. We can then proceed to do a tour around Helsinki, and/or visit somewhere else that you have in mind outside of the city of Helsinki.

Having been tour guiding in Helsinki for quite a few years now, I not only know the most important places to visit but also many quirky hidden gems. On this tour you can get to know fascinating Finnish history, unique way of living, diverse architecture, beautiful design, and a lot more. Passing on this information about Helsinki and Finland will, of course, be a part of the tour - I will not just be taking you to visit places!

You can also make your own requests to visit specific places that you might want to see. Some of the options can be: a visit to medieval Porvoo, Sauna Experience, Traditional Barbecue or a Picnic, visit to any artists' and architects' villas in Espoo or Vantaa area, or a visit to any other place that you are interested in.

Send me a message and I am happy to help you to create your perfect tour!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the terminal where your cruise ship will arrive. I will be holding a sign with your last name on it and the tour starting time.

End location: Back to your cruise ship.

Duration: 8 hours

You should realistically allow 30 minutes to leave from and return to your boat, as there are usually a few thousand people exiting at the same time. My tours typically last for 6-7 hours (outside of arrival and docking times). Some cruise ships stay a little longer, and this is also fine; I can happily extend the tour to accommodate longer docking times.

If you have any other tour duration requirements, please do not hesitate to message.


We will be travelling in either a nearly new BMW 7 seat car, or a 9 seat mini-bus (depending on the number of passengers).

What’s Included

Other: - Private car for up to 5 Passengers
- There will be two guides for safety reasons, one will be driving and the other will be guiding

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Euro - We arrange a coffee break or a lunch break in the middle of the tour or otherwise according to your needs. Local payments usually depend on your desire to purchase local goods or souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Other: Refreshments, lunch, drinks are purchased at your own expense.


I often have requests surrounding a guided tour of Suomenlinna island. As the Island is a UNESCO heritage site, it is not permitted to give guided tours. I am however happy to accompany you to the island and to take a relaxing walk with you.

A Recent Review of this tour

An excellent tour . Wonderful knowledge of the city. Could not fault the tour in any way . Certainly catered for our interests and their company made the day most enjoyable. High highly recommend .
Gregg Josey

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