Gulf of Finland

Gulf of Finland: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Tallinn: Return Day Trip Ferry Transfer to Helsinki

1. From Tallinn: Return Day Trip Ferry Transfer to Helsinki

Don't miss the opportunity to explore beautiful Helsinki, one of the most liveable cities in Europe. Helsinki lies across the Gulf of Finland from Tallinn: an easy day trip by ferry to stroll around Helsinki’s historical city center and to try local food in cozy nice cafes and restaurants. Secure your place on the ferry with a convenient crossing time. Cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy seven hours to explore Helsinki independently. Tickets include entry on board and seating. You can spend your time on board visiting one of the restaurants, shopping at the Traveller Superstore, or enjoying the scenery of the archipelago passing by. It is about a 10-minute tram ride from the West Harbor Terminal to the city center of Helsinki. Depending on the chosen departure times you will have up to 10 hours to explore the city. Choose to upgrade to comfort class or the business lounge at booking. With comfort class, travel comfortably and enjoy the sea view. The upgrade price includes snacks, coffee, tea, other refreshments, daily newspapers, and free Wi-Fi. Travel in style and luxury in the business lounge, including food and drinks from the exclusive buffet, newspapers, magazines, and free Wi-Fi.

From Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Full-Day Tour by Ferry

2. From Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Full-Day Tour by Ferry

Your guide will greet you and pick you up in the morning from your hotel or Helsinki port.  After pick-up, cruise across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia by comfortable ferry. The excursion starts in front of the oldest town hall in Scandinavia and the Baltics. The walk follows the old street grid now enshrined on UNESCO’s heritage list, resembling a visit to an outdoor museum containing rarities. The sights you will see include storied landmarks such as the Raeapteek apothecary shop, the Great Guild, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, Neitsitorn tower and many others, along with unforgettable panoramas of the lower town and sea from two observation platforms.  The full-day tour includes a two-hour ferry trip in both directions, as well as a city tour and free time. You will arrive back in Helsinki at 9:30 PM and then be transferred back to the port or your hotel.

Tallinn: Day Tour from Helsinki with Hotel Pickup

3. Tallinn: Day Tour from Helsinki with Hotel Pickup

Start your tour with a convenient pickup from your Helsinki located hotel. Hop aboard a ferry and take in the stunning views on your trip across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia. Once you reach Tallinn you will be greeted by your fun and friendly local guide. From here, your 3-hour adventure commences. During the tour you will get to observe the main city square, Tallinn Town Hall, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, and much more. The Old Town, dating back to the 15th-century, is Estonia’s only UNESCO World Heritage site, and is more than worthy of the title. After the guided tour you will have time to explore the lovely cafes, restaurants and small shops on your own. Say goodbye to Tallinn as you are transferred to the port around 5.30 PM, preparing for the departure to Helsinki. On the ferry returning to Helsinki, you can relax and enjoy the services on board. Your tour concludes at Helsinki terminal at 9:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Gulf of Finland

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 126 reviews

We got the 7:30am ferry over to Helsinki. It was an early start but definitely worth it to make the most of the day in Finland. Online check in was really easy (I just downloaded the ferry app). Finding terminal D was easy enough too and check in on the self kiosk was so simple. I wasn’t sure how smoothly it was going to run but it was perfect. Ferry itself had loads to do on board and it was a smooth journey. On the other side there was a tram line right at the terminal. We got the 19:30 ferry back which honestly in the winter was the best time. I think 22:30 would have been very cold and late. The ferry left from the same place it dropped you off, so was easy to find your way back. We already had our tickets from the first check in. Really recommend this to see more of the world, Helsinki had a lot to offer and the ferry couldn’t have been easier to get on and off.

The ferry was super easy to find and very comfortable. I couldn’t work checking in on the app but we arrived and used the self check in kiosk which printed out tickets in second - just have to hand the email from the actual ferry company not get you’re guide. You can charge you phone while you wait and then straight onto the ferry. Super easy and well worth a trip!

Super fantastic service. If you get the 7:30am ferry, arrive super early - i got there at 6:15/6:20. The boarding ended at 6:50 I believe and the ferry left at 7:10! I got to the terminal, went to a machine and put in my security code and booking number and got two tickets - super easy and really worth it!

Pleasant day trip and a comfortable ferry. All ran to time and plenty of time for a short visit to Helsinki.

Easy to book, and then the ferry company contacts you. Check in from 24 hours before departure.