Helsinki Day Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers


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Activity Level



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. There is also a lot to see outside of the capital. 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, give you a tour of both Helsinki and other places around Helsinki (that we can arrange), and finally drop you back at your cruise ship afterward.

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.
A choice of 2 cars are available:
- (for 1-4 passengers) - a nearly new BMW (7 seats) Gran Tourer
- (for 5-7 passengers) - a 9 seat VW Caravelle
The price for the VW Caravelle is a little higher - please ask about this prior to booking so that I can send a customised tour proposal.


I will pick you up from your cruise ship by private car. We can then proceed to do a tour around Helsinki, and/or I can take you to 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 hidden places too. I know about the history of the city, a bit about architecture, cultural links, design, and a lot more. Passing on this information about this fascinating city 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 go too. We can take a visit to Porvoo, a visit to any of the museums located in Helsinki, 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 4-5 hours (outside of arrival and docking times). Some cruiseships stay a little longer, and this is also fine; I can happily extend the tour to accomodate longer docking times.

If you would like a tour for more than 6 hours, I can create a customized tour proposal for you. Any other questions, please 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

- 9 seat minibus for 5-7 passengers
- 7 seat BMW for 1-4 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

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

Mike and Anna were thoughtful, interesting, knowledgeable and fun to be with on our full day tour of Helsinki, Finland. They both catered to our needs, and made us feel relaxed. We also enjoyed a special picnic of Finnish Foods that was amazing! Thank you for a wonderful day Anna and Mike!
Bethany Deschenes

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