When your cruise ship docks in Helsinki, choose a 9am, or 12pm tour, and meet your private guide at the cruise port or Vironallas — near the Market Square. Then, pull on your warm layers and listen to a safety briefing before cruising out into the harbor.
Head slowly past top attractions including Kaivopuisto — widely considered among Helsinki’s prettiest parks, the open-air market, the 19th-century Presidential Palace, and Suomenlinna — the historic island fortress. Along the way, listen as your private guide brings Helsinki’s rich history to life.
As you leave the coastline for deeper waters, hold tight as your private guide hits full throttle and zoom across the waves at speeds of up to 50 knots (57 mph). Stop on one of the local islands for snacks and drinks, and enjoy panoramic views over the archipelago.
Then, head back to the shoreline and return to your cruise ship to conclude your tour.