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Helsinki: Helsinki and Suomenlinna 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

1. Helsinki: Helsinki and Suomenlinna 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Explore the historic monuments of Helsinki with a local guide, and visit sights such as Olympic Stadium from the 1952 Summer Olympics. See the monument to the composer Jean Sibelius and explore the promenade of Esplanade Park. Go to Old Market Hall, and admire the largest orthodox church in western Europe at the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral. Then, catch the ferry to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Suomenlinna sea fortress. Upon arrival, walk to the King’s Gate and see the church built for the Russian troops. Visit the barracks and the Great Courtyard, where the memorial tomb of Augustin Ehrensvärd was designed by King Gustav III of Sweden.

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Helsinki Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing and Suomenlinna

2. Helsinki Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing and Suomenlinna

Discover Helsinki and visit some of its most famous sites with your help of your professional local guide. Your tour will start with a pick-up from your choice of meeting points in Helsinki harbor. Then it's time to set off to discover some of the city's most important cultural landmarks and historical monuments. See the Olympic Stadium and Sibelius Monument, take a turn around Esplanade Park and visit the Market Square and Old Market Hall. Complete your cultural tour by seeing the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral and Senate Square. Your professional guide will share the city's stories along the way, with plenty of stops for photographs. Then, from Helsinki's Market Square, continue by ferry to Suomenlinna, listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the world's largest sea fortresses that sprawls across a series of six small islands. During your walking tour, learn about the site's eventful history and see some of Suomenlinna's main attractions, such as the King's Gate, the Jetty Barracks, the Great Courtyard and Suomenlinna Church. After your tour, you will be taken back to Helsinki Market Square to continue your adventure. 

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Helsinki/Porvoo: Group Guided Eco-Friendly Tour

3. Helsinki/Porvoo: Group Guided Eco-Friendly Tour

See the sights in Helsinki with a two day tour of Helsinki and the charming medieval town of Porvoo. Sail by ferry to the wind-swept sea fortress of Suomenlinna. Meet your guide at the Helsinki Central Railway Station on the first day of your tour. Follow your guide to see the columns of Helsinki Cathedral, Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, and Rock Church. Travel by tram to the gardens at the seaside Sibelius Park, Olympic Stadium, Market Square, Market Hall, and Esplanadi Park. Take a round-trip ferry to Suomenlinna to enjoy a guided tour of the sea fortress of Finland. On the second day, meet at the bus station to take an inter-city bus to Porvoo. Discover this old town with help from your expert guide. Take some free time to walk around. In the afternoon, you cam take the inter-city bus back to Helsinki.

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What people are saying about Suomenlinna

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 21 reviews

We took this tour today and we really enjoyed it. Both tour guides were very nice people who had no problem answering all of our questions. And if they didn’t know the answer they would surf the internet and find it out. It felt as if we were walking around the city with a local who spoke fluent English right by our side. Thank you for the hospitality Helsinki!!!

Great tour. I can highly recommend the travel company and the tour guide. It was very well organized and I had a fantastic day in Helsinki.

A very informative and I interesting trip.We covered all the main sights and our guide face us alot of interesting information .

excellent and very informative

our guide Minnie was fantastic had lots of knowledge and gave us very good information and beautiful sights.

Very good tour

The assigned guide very competent, very good English and very predisposed to everything,