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Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour
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Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour

By Helsinki Tour
Recommended by 92% of travellers
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Ages 0-90, max of 25 per group
Duration: 5h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up (selected hotels)
  • Transport by A/C coach or mini van
  • Both way ferry tickets to Suomenlinna
What's not included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Any personal expense is not included


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • The tour will end at Market Square, and you will have time to enjoy the local restaurants/cafe or shop on your own after the tour.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46188P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Minimum passenger requirement applies. There is a possibility of cancellation or rescheduling if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of cancellation due to passenger requirement, you will be refunded fully.
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Very important: Please select one of the following meeting point and send it to us by email after you made a booking. In this way your guide knows where to look for you.
        • Please note that some sites might be closed on public holiday or weekend, we will show your other sites which is not in the visit list as complementary.
        • Please note the departure schedule and and the route might be due to the site opening time.
        • Not recommended for traveler with walking issue.
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • Helsinki Tour
          169
          Helsinki, Finland
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          An enjoyable tour of Porvoo.
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          Above and beyond
          It was wonderful team work of Zoe and Darius making every step of my tour starting from planning, trouble shooting and culminated in wonderful trip of my life .I came with zero knowledge of Helsinki and Finland,left as an expert in Finnish culture and Helsinki.They went above and beyond to accommodate my needs and even helping with handling my luggage storage needs . They customized it for my needs and fitting my shedule.I am looking forward to working with them again soon❤️
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Experience!
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          Written 22 September 2023
        • 974Sadie
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Overview
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          good overview
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          Written 31 August 2023
        • avidtraveler519
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Helsinki Stay
          I began working with Zoe in February to arrange a 4 night stay in Helsinki including hotel, airport transfers, and a tour each day. Zoe always contacted me within a day of my writing her as we worked together to arrange our plans. Our Helsinki visit was flawless. Easy airport transfers, and the tours with individual guides were great. Two tours were just for my wife and me, while two other tours had 2 other people along. No problems. All the guides were full of information, and several even spent more time with us than was allotted. We felt we really got to know the city, and it was far less confusing than trying to find our own way around since street signs in Swedish and Finnish are complicated to read. We had a wonderful visit and I highly recommend Helsinki Tours. It's a reputable company.
          Written 12 July 2023
        • kittyy582
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Loved it!
          Me, my mom and dad went to this tour. My dad left his jacket in the Allas sea pool and went back after an hour and it was still there. Then he forgot his cellphone in the taxi and the taxi driver personally drove the car back to the hotel to return it. People in Finland is very honest and it’s safe here. We rode the tram, ferry, bus and subway/train everywhere with the transportation pass that the tour gave us. It was a very fun trip indeed. I highly recommend it but research where you want to go first because there’s a lot of free time in your hands. Finland people are very punctual. Try to be on time if you go on this tour but they will come back for you if you were late so don’t worry. Lastly, I won’t recommend riding the train. There’s homeless and mentally ill people in the train but the others are nice and safe. Enjoy!
          Written 8 July 2023
        • 183nabils
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Well organised, covered those places in 4 days ontime.
          Well organized'informative tour guys. Unforgettable experience. Aviator did best 5 days Helsinki tour.
          Written 30 June 2023
        • Flyingboy58
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Not much shown.
          I thought this was a very average tour. It was well run and the guy was nice. But it seemed like he couldn’t fill 4 hours. We spent almost an hour in the library. Which is a pretty standard library. And he explained an ATM which I think everyone knows. It was just kinda nothing. Although like I said, the organization was great.
          Written 11 June 2023
        • JohnP4092
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hits the major sites
          Terrific tour, the guide Harry was knowledgeable and interesting, he quickly understood what interested me and tailored his narrative accordingly. Saw most of the important Helsinki attractions and learned a lot about Helsinki and Finnish culture and life. Traveled around by foot and tram.
          Written 2 June 2023
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          Excellent layover option!
          Really nice way to get a glimpse of Helsinki in a few hours! Evi, our guide, surprised us by speaking Spanish, si that was an unexpected plus!
          Written 18 March 2023
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          Wonderful half day tour of Poorvo Old Town
          What a fantastic tour. Darius was wonderful he took us to the most beautiful spots in Poorvo Old Town. We had plenty of time to enjoy this gorgeous village and drink in its character.
          Written 26 February 2023
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          There were some very unfortunate circumstances at first. We had to cancel out two activities. But very calm and understanding, she managed a snowmobile tour for us and also provided a complimentary excursion. Always there when we needed and keeping up to date with her customers is what made us feel good. I can’t thank enough for the experience we were able to witness. Thank you Zoe.
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        LaRee
        7 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Family
        For the cost of this activity, we hoped to learn more than information that could be read from an basic encyclopedia page about Finland.

        There is so much that could be done to bring these places to life- the bus driver knew how to tell a story- he should have run the tour.

        As nice as our guide was, this tour should be led by someone who really knows Helsinki “inside and out,” and can make the stories come alive for visitors. When a guide walks several feet ahead of a group, he/she misses out on the questions group members might ask. Be excited to share, prepare, and engage with your audience- I’m sure there is much to tell, and this trip fell very short of the mark.

        Very disappointing.
        Written 13 July 2022
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        Dev
        Dubai, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was a tour that I had being waiting for a very long time. Apparently it was only me and my family for the tour so it was like a private tour. The tour that we had was good enough but because of the tour guide our expectations went low and we didn't enjoy it 100%. Our tour guide (though gave us all the information and took us to different places) was always in a rush and rushing us as well as if she just wanted to finish the tour fast. She would be running away and rushing us while we were taking pictures around the city like she wasn't giving us time for photo's. Because of this I have rating of 3/5.
        Written 25 December 2021
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        Dear Customer, We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the tour 100% due to the tour schedule that guests need to follow. On our tour, there are around 30-40 mins break for customers to spend time on their time, like taking more photos or having a cafe break. Besides this, we always reserve customers enough time to take photos on-site, we understand this might be not enough for some customers who really like to take lots of photos or a professional photographer who wish to capture the most beautiful photo on the sites. We wish customers can understand this since this is originally a shared group tour. After investigating with the tour guide, we understand that the tour starts a bit late than the scheduled time. The reason is the guide wishes you to finish the breakfast peacefully and have enough time to change more suitable winter clothes since it is very important to dress up warm in this winter season. During the tour, there wasn't enough time to take a break due to the schedule being a bit behind and the guide wanted to show you all the other attractions when they are still open. Please understand that some of the attractions have their own opening time, the attractions might be closed if we can not reach there on time. The tour guide understands that you love Helsinki and like to take many photos, so the tour was ended 40 mins later than the scheduled time. We are so sorry that the guide should have communicated more clearly at the beginning of the tour the schedule of the tour instead of letting you feel there is a rush during the tour. In each attraction the guide should communicate more clearly about how long time we are going to spend on the attraction and how much time is for the photo shoot, this will allow customers to have a clear idea of the schedule. Thank you for your feedback, we have taken this feedback to our quality control process. Have a nice winter! Best Regards, Helsinki Tour Team
        Written 10 January 2022
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        Dennis M
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Family
        This was an excellent introduction to Helsinki and gave us a good insight into the character of Finland and the Finnish people. The tour company was the epitome of professional - contacting me multiple times prior to the trip to confirm all details, bringing raincoats for my family (didn’t need them on our beautiful day), as customizing the tour to our interests.
        Our guide Harry was punctual, personable, knowledgeable, and showed an interest in all our family members.
        One of the best run tours I have taken in Europe.
        Highest Recommendation.
        Written 14 July 2022
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        Dear Customer, Thank you for your recommendation. We are happy that you had a great experience with us and think this is one of the best tours you had in Europe:) Every one of us is professional in this area and we wish to show the best of Helsinki to our guests :) We really appreciate your recommendation and we wish you and your family have good summer! Best Regards, Helsinki Tour Team
        Written 24 July 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        tkdmom321
        Saint Louis, MO24 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We spent 9 days in Nordic countries. This tour was hands down the best at communicating! A couple of examples:
        -they messaged us with the address and a picture of the meeting spot, and that really helped because the picture was on one side of a corner and the address was on the other side. So that made it very clear where to go.
        -they emailed, what's app, and texted with trip advisor/viator messaging. We met some ladies in Estonia who were talking the tour the next day and had the same experience with communicating!

        Our tour guide (Leticia) was knowledgeable and very flexible with our interests and abilities. The fort (Suomellina) had a lot of walking. It was fine for me but someone not used to walking a lot might have to take things slower. She handled all the transportation. The sights were interesting and I felt we got a good well traveled native's experience. One highlight was she showed us one of the indoor food markets and gave us a quick tour, some tips and let us find some fun things to try on our own for lunch. If you watch Someone Feed Phil, Helsinki, it was the same market!

        Highly recommend this tour!
        Written 9 September 2023
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        ayushi g
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022 • Couples
        The Helsinki tour with Harry was more than a mere sightseeing! He is a true professional who held a lot of knowledge about the places we went to, ensured that we had the best of experiences with food, activities and cared about us (seeing us worried, took us to the hotel to ensure our lost luggages had arrived and continued the tour later on). All the places we visited were absolutely stunning with marvelous architectural styles. Harry also told us about the Finnish culture, coffee, music etc. Our day in Helsinki could not have been better! Thank you so much Harry. 🙂
        Love from Ashay and Ayushi from India
        Written 20 March 2023
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        Louise W
        New York City, NY4 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        We were on a tour with Sanna. She did a great job touring us around, despite the rainy and cold weather. She was very knowledgeable on the sites and history of Helsinki, and gave us tips of what else was going on in the city that weekend. A good overview of the city and Suomenlinna! Would have enjoyed learning and doing more, but that would require a full day rather than a 5 hour tour. It went fast!
        Written 28 February 2024
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        svanz27
        Jacksonville, FL30 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022 • Solo
        A few things to know - this is primarily a walking tour - 4 hours of walking, this wasn’t clear to me when I booked. The air conditioned van isn’t - the driver did not keep the van cool and there were only burst of cool air (the van left after and hour). The guide was nice but was soft spoken and didn’t know much outside of the things she was scripted to say. She also didn’t engage with the whole group and primarily talked with one guest. The walking part at the island was nice but she didn’t tell us where we were going or why so it felt like aimless marching. I was disappointed by the experience and while not her fault it was a warm day she didn’t accommodate for the extreme heat. I felt like the walking both in the city center and on the island was to fill time.
        Written 29 June 2022
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        Dear Customer, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you experience the inconvenience of the van which used for the tour. We have discussed the vehicle issue to the bus company, they investigated the air-condition worked properly in the car. We encourage customer to tell us during the tour if the cool air is not enough. We try our best to operate the tours in more eco-friendly way. So we use the bus or car for the attractions which is far from city center, and in city center every attractions are close to each other with walking distance, it is almost more convenience to walk than drive vehicle around. In Suomnelinna, the sightseeing bus is not allowed, so guest will need to walk about 1or a bit more than 1 hour there. We never consider this tour is a bus tour, it is a half-day city tour that covers most attractions of Helsinki. Thank you for telling us about this, we will contact TripAdvisor and ask them to change tour category of this tour to city tour since now we noticed on TripAdvisor they have marked it as bus tour. Our guide normally give equally attention to every guests. Hope you can understand that if some guests are more active and ask many questions, it might feel the guide interact more with the active guests. We have discussed with the guide and ask to give a clear picture of the tour before the guiding, so guest will not fell it is aimless. We really appreciate your review and wish you have a good summer! Best Regards, Helsinki Tour Team
        Written 30 June 2022
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        Andrew N
        Huntington, NY1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022 • Family
        The tour was amazing! The guides answer all your questions relating to history, fun facts, agriculture, and economics, and more. There was a lot of time at each stop at churches or UNESCO sites to take pictures and relax for a bit before heading back onto the bus. Suomenlinna was beautiful as well and the tour showed off the island perfectly! 10/10 experience.
        Written 24 June 2022
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        Dear Customer, Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and give 10/10 for our tour. To give our guests unforgettable experience is the main vision of our operation! We really appreciate your review. We wish you have a nice summer ahead:) Best Regards, Helsinki Tour Team
        Written 24 June 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Alique B
        26 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023
        Keeping in mind that I took this tour in the dead cold winter, it was pretty nice! Most of our time was spent walking, but not an excruciating amount. We saw the main highlights of Helsinki and Suomenlinna. It certainly was not long enough to get in depth into all the sights. My one disappointment was that our tour guide was a bit disconnected from the group and had his headphones on at times. He kind of left us alone, which is fine, but this tour did not compare to others I have experienced. I would recommend it, but it can be hit or miss with tour guides. If you don't care much about total engagement with the guide, the tour itself is worthwhile.
        Written 15 March 2023
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        Evert A
        Phoenix, AZ5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022
        Our favorite part was interaction with our tour guide, by which we gained a lot of knowledge regarding Finish history and culture. He was also very accommodating to our needs as the two of use are elderly so we do not walk as fast as some of our younger counter parts and we needed a few more rest stops. The tour itself gave us an excellent view of Helsinki and its various high points. I highly recommend it to other travelers.
        Written 28 July 2022
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        Dear Customer, Thank you again for joining our tour. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the experience and loved our guide. Our guides love what we do and we aim to give our guests an unforgettable experience:) Thank you for your reveiw and recommendation, we really apprecate it a lot. We wish you a great Autunm! Best Regards, Helsinki Tour Team
        Written 29 October 2022
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