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Helsinki is the perfect introduction to Scandinavian shores and sights, and the Finnish capital also makes an ideal base camp for exploring the south coast or hopping over the border to Estonia. Here are our top picks for day tours from Helsinki.

Suomenlinna Island – 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast
If you don’t want to stray too far from the city center, Suomenlinna Island makes an easy side trip, as it’s just a 15-minute ferry ride from the mainland. Suomenlinna’s principal attraction is its fortress, built by the Swedes in 1748 and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Come summer, the grounds of the castle are crammed with picnicking locals.

Espoo – 12 miles (19 km) west
As the second-largest city in Finland, Espoo has plenty of arts and cultural sights to explore. It’s also the gateway to the Nuuksio National Park, the country’s newest, dating back to just 1994. The ideal place to take a break from urban life, the park offers 18 miles (30 kilometers) of walking and biking trails along with a number of swimming spots, camping areas, and climbing hills. Join local families fishing or berry-picking on summer afternoons, or enjoy snowshoeing or cross-country skiing during the winter months.

Porvoo – 32 miles (52 km) northeast
The 14th-century fishing port of Porvoo has been put forward for the UNESCO World Heritage list, so pay a visit while it’s still unknown. Characterized by its colorful wooden buildings and delightful waterside cafés, Porvoo is a world away from the big city, and its cobblestone streets are crammed with shopping boutiques and crafts stalls. To see the town at its most atmospheric, time your visit for the holiday season, when a vibrant Christmas market takes over the center.

Tallinn, Estonia – 54 miles (87 km) south
Taking the overnight ferry to Stockholm, Sweden, is a popular excursion from Helsinki, but with only one day to spare, the Estonian capital of Tallinn is a closer destination. High-speed ferries land you in the historic city, where you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Town, hit the Viru Keskus shops, and climb the famous Toompea Hill. Make sure you spend an hour or two relaxing on the city’s beaches before making your way back to Finnish shores.

Turku – 105 miles (169 km) west
Founded in 1229, Turku was once Finland’s capital. Despite handing over its title in 1812, the city remains a lively cultural hub and is linked to Helsinki by regular trains and buses. Stroll around the Old Town, where you can visit attractions such as Turku Cathedral and the restored Turku Castle, dating back to the 13th century; get a taste of life in 1950s Finland at the Kuralan Kylamaki, a re-created farming village just outside of the city center; or take a ferry out to the Aland Islands, a popular summer vacation spot.
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Guided Tallinn Day Tour from Helsinki / Include hotel transfers

Guided Tallinn Day Tour from Helsinki / Include hotel transfers

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Making your own day trip to Tallinn from Helsinki means organizing ferries and transport in Estonia’s capital, and doing your own homework on the sights. This small-group day trip covers everything: return ferries, guided touring, plus round-trip port transfers at both ends. See Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and more as a guide shares their history, and enjoy free time to stroll and shop before sailing back to Helsinki.
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  • 12 hours
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$229.52
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Tallinn Day Cruise from Helsinki

Tallinn Day Cruise from Helsinki

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Discover picturesque Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, on a private day trip from Helsinki by ferry. After hotel pickup, cruise across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia in a comfortable ferry. Then, set off on an afternoon tour of this lovely city by foot and air-conditioned transport. View top Tallinn sights including the cobbled Old Town, Toompea Hill, and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral as you hear about the city’s history and culture. Afterward, (depending on timings), enjoy time at leisure before your return ferry trip.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$248.98
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$248.98
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Medieval Tallinn: Day Trip from Helsinki Including Lunch

Medieval Tallinn: Day Trip from Helsinki Including Lunch

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Take advantage of Finland’s close proximity to Estonia on an 8-, 10-, or 11-hour day trip to Tallinn from Helsinki. Following a 2-hour ferry journey, you’ll take a guided tour of Tallinn Old Town (Vannalin), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. Plus, you’ll explore Kadriorg Park and sample Estonian cuisine for lunch. Small-group tour limited to eight people.
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$243.68
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$243.68
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VIP Helsinki City tour and Medieval Porvoo by Private car with personal guide

VIP Helsinki City tour and Medieval Porvoo by Private car with personal guide

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This tour is suitable for people interested in the history of Finland. In this tour we made a sightseeing tour of Helsinki and a trip to the ancient city of Porvoo. You will see a lot of beautiful things and learn a lot of interesting things about Finland!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.54
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$235.54
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Shore Excursion: Panoramic Helsinki Highlights and Porvoo Old Town

Shore Excursion: Panoramic Helsinki Highlights and Porvoo Old Town

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Without a car, sightseeing in the Finnish countryside can pose a challenge. This shore excursion from Helsinki takes care of transportation from your cruise port, through picturesque rural areas, and back again, stopping at top sights such as the 1952 Olympic Stadium, the historic town of Porvoo, and the Rock Church along the way.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.36
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$106.36

Half-Day Nature Adventure to Nuuksio National Park from Helsinki

Half-Day Nature Adventure to Nuuksio National Park from Helsinki

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Escape the city without the hassle of arranging transport, and explore one of Finland's top natural attractions in the company of a biologist guide who provides depth to your experience. In a small group, travel by commuter train and local bus into the heart of Nuuksio National Park where you embark upon a hike through the hilly landscape, through forest, and past small lakes. Includes Helsinki hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.61
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$84.61

Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour

Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour

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Combine a city tour of Helsinki with a ferry journey to Suomenlinna Island on this half-day excursion. Listen to guided commentary while exploring the highlights of Helsinki such as Esplanade Park and the Sibelius Monument. Hop a ferry to Suomenlinna for a walking tour including the Jetty barracks, the Suomenlinna Church, and Kings Gate.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.18
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Helsinki Beautiful Canal Route, archipelago cruise

Helsinki Beautiful Canal Route, archipelago cruise

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Admire Helsinki and her islands from the water on a relaxing 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise. Hop aboard a comfortable sightseeing boat, settle on deck or inside the cozy cabin, and absorb the key sights of Helsinki’s shorelines and surrounding archipelagos of beautiful islands. Cruise by top Helsinki attractions such as the mighty UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress; see Finland’s fleet of gigantic icebreaker ships; sail into the scenic Degerö Canal, and hear all about Helsinki’s eventful past from the informative onboard commentary. Free WiFi is available on-board for your comfort.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$31.00
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$31.00
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Helsinki

Small-Group Walking Tour of Helsinki

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Exploring Helsinki without a guide may mean you just skate over its sights. This small-group tour lets you cover the Finnish capital in depth, with a guide to provide background on the landmarks and the city’s culture that you may miss if alone. Plus, ensure you see all the landmarks, and some tucked-away gems you might have otherwise overlooked. A choice of departure times lets you flexible with timings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.50
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$46.50

Private Helsinki City tour and Medieval Porvoo by car with personal guide

Private Helsinki City tour and Medieval Porvoo by car with personal guide

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Make the most of even limited time in Helsinki on this action-packed private tour, which crams essential city sights plus historic Porvoo Old Town into just half a day. Your personal guide will collect you direct from your home, hotel, or ship, then whisk you around the city, with onboard Wi-Fi so you don’t miss a thing. See Helsinki Cathedral, the Rock Church, the Sibelius Monument, and more.
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  • 5 hours
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$347.10
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$347.10
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Winter wonderland hike in a national park

Winter wonderland hike in a national park

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This day trip from Helsinki takes you to one of Finland’s oldest national parks, Liesjärvi. Our trips are exclusive since they never exceed 8 persons. Highlights: • Experience genuine silence only found in a winter forest • Very few visitors during the winter season • Traditional Finnish-style lunch inside Winter Kota (traditional Finnish hut) • Feel the calming effect of the forest in the winter Winter allows us to witness the forest in its mystic grandeur. Snow gently falls and blankets the entire forest, embracing the trees and creating a peaceful silence throughout the woods. It would seem as though the forest is asleep during these frigid months, but with care, you are able to see tracks of the animals such as the red fox, mountain hare, and moose. Our winter wonderland hike is perfect for those who want to escape the city. We will take you for an adventure into the forests of Finland, providing a high-quality guided experience.
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  • 7 hours
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$175.25
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Full-day tour in a Finnish National Park

Full-day tour in a Finnish National Park

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Exploring a national park is a must when visiting Finland! This full day in a national park is a relaxing hike and outstanding nature experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life! Highlights: • Experience pristine nature in an uncrowded national park • Learn about local plants and wildlife from a professional guide • Test your senses and feel the benefits of nature • Finnish-style dining experience in the forest Not only will our professional wilderness guide teach you about Finnish nature and culture but they will also be cooking an impressive Finnish-style meal over a fire. Every season offers new and curious opportunities to learn about our environment. Spring with its crisp blue skies and icy lakes, Summer's juicy blueberries and lush green forests, and our favourite time, Autumn! Wild mushrooms and earthly hues of yellows, oranges, and reds shroud the forest.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.25
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Mushroom hunting

Mushroom hunting

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This guided foraging tour from Helsinki immerses us into the forest and the magical world of fungi. Bright oranges, golden yellows, and deep reds decorate the forest floor. We are in search of Finland's most delicious and prized edible mushrooms, the chanterelle. It is also a personal favourite here at Taiga Times. However, as the name suggests, it is a hunt! We will not always find what we are looking for, and although most of the mushrooms are harmless, there are many poisonous ones too. But not to worry, for your guide will able to show you which are edible and is always available to explain about the different fungi you have found. Highlights: • Forage with a professional guide in a national park • Learn how to identify specific edible mushrooms • Help prepare and cook your wild fungi finds • Enjoy a Finnish-style lunch and coffee by the campfire
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  • 7 hours
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$175.25
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Porvoo from Helsinki or Vantaa

Porvoo from Helsinki or Vantaa

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Porvoo is the second oldest city in Finland. The town is famed for its "Old Town", a dense medieval street pattern with wooden houses. It is the town of Johan Ludvig Runeberg and Albert Edelfelt.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.78
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$86.78
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Private National Park and Porvoo Old Town tour from Helsinki

Private National Park and Porvoo Old Town tour from Helsinki

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Experience the best of both worlds! A relaxing hike and lunch in a Finnish national park and an afternoon stroll through the enchanting old town of Porvoo. It's your vacation so let us take care of the details. Visiting a national park is a MUST when travelling to Finland. Lucky for you, we have a professional wilderness guide who will tell your group many fascinating facts about Finnish nature and culture. During your time in the national park, you will have time to take photos, explore the forest and lake, and enjoy lunch. After a refreshing taste of nature, we continue to the magical old town of Porvoo. A small and colourful village lined with cobblestone streets. We will visit the Porvoo cathedral, walk through the idyllic town square and handicraft stores, visit Porvoo's famous chocolate shop and take photos from the picture-perfect bridge overlooking the old town and river. During this tour, you will get a truly authentic experience of Finnish nature and culture!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$309.92
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$309.92
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Helsinki Highlight and Porvoo Day Sightseeing Tour

Helsinki Highlight and Porvoo Day Sightseeing Tour

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Combine a city sightseeing tour of Helsinki's highlights and an excursion to the medieval town of Porvoo in one day. With a guide providing enlightening commentary along the way, visit Helsinki landmarks such as Olympic Stadium, Uspenskin Cathedral, the Rock Church, and others. Then, take a comprehensive walking tour of Porvoo's medieval highlights. Pickup and drop-off at selected Helsinki hotels included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.35
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$205.35
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Berry picking and wildlife

Berry picking and wildlife

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Finland is one of the best places in the world for foraging wild foods. As spring transitions into summer, the forest flourishes new vegetation and the aroma of fresh berries fills the air. Whether you are here to experience the Finnish culture of berry picking or simply taste these natural and organic berries, you will treasure this intimate experience in Finland's wilderness. Highlights: • Forage and learn about the wild foods of Finland • Experience an off the beaten path national park • Enjoy a fresh Finnish-style lunch cooked over a fire • Take home your extra berries and snack on your bounty On this guided tour from Helsinki, we will explore the serene mossy forests of Liesjärvi National Park. While looking for berries, we may fill our baskets with Finnish superfoods such as blueberries, lingonberries and, with some extra luck, some sweet wild strawberries. These superfoods are rich in vitamins and nutrients and sweeter than any berry you could buy from the stores!
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.25
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$175.25
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Private all-inclusive tour to a National Park from Helsinki

Private all-inclusive tour to a National Park from Helsinki

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Exploring an off the beaten path destination is now more important than ever! Join us on this full-day private excursion to Liesjärvi National Park and walk a path very few international visitors will ever have the chance to experience. Our walk starts upon the parks main attraction, a winding and ancient esker trail which lays between two pristine freshwater lakes. From the other side of the esker trail, we will enter into a forest that can only be described as enchanting. The taiga forest is full of surprises, many of which we can see for ourselves during each and every season. Our lunches in the national park will always be made from fresh Finnish ingredients and inspired by local twists and traditional recipes. Most often, we will be cooking with fresh smoked salmon but are completely adaptable to dietary restrictions and food preferences. This will be a truly unique and high-quality experience for you and it will be our pleasure in showing you the Finnish ways of the forest!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$285.12
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$285.12
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Tram Tour of Helsinki with a city planner

Tram Tour of Helsinki with a city planner

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Helsinki trams are iconic! One of the oldest tram systems in the world that dates back to 1891. In the city centre areas, trams are the first choice of the locals when it comes to public transportation. This is also the city where things simply work, and public transportation is no exception. It works flawlessly and ranks among the best, not just in Europe but in the world. Join this tour to experience the various parts of this beautiful city and enjoy it like a local by using the famous tram system. Explore Helsinki with local transport to get an easy-going authentic experience and discover hidden locations that you may not find in standard tour itineraries; amazing secret parks, beaches, beautiful cafes, flea markets, great views and needless to say impressive architecture. You will also keep your day ticket for public transportation which is valid for 24 hours.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.90
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$69.90
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Helsinki private city tour and Porvoo old town by Luxury car

Helsinki private city tour and Porvoo old town by Luxury car

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We use our creativity and knowledge to adjust the tour according to your interests and preferences, the party size and the weather conditions; so you will get the best of Helsinki and Porvoo Highlights.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$493.93
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$493.93
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Day trip to Tallinn from Helsinki by VIP car

Day trip to Tallinn from Helsinki by VIP car

This is private tour to capital of Estonia including all transfers in Helsinki and Tallinn by VIP car, 3 hours private guided tour in Tallinn walking and by VIP car, return ferry tickets. Trip by fast and confortable ferry takes only 2 hours. Tallinn is one of Europe’s newest capitals, boasts a rich mix of architecture and culture in a small geographic area. Its Old Town was almost untouched by war and remains perfectly preserved. And outside the city walls there are beguiling districts of brightly painted wooden houses, parks, redeveloped docks, beaches and forests. There are still stag dos and plenty of bars where Finns fresh off the Helsinki ferry chug bargain beers, but Tallinn is also a cultured place that attracts visitors who wants more than just a cheap drink: Baltic, Nordic, Teutonic and Russian cultures meld in food, art, design and music. All highlights you'll see with your personal profesional guide.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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$379.93
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$379.93
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Helsinki City Tour and Visit to Turku by LUX car with personal guide

Helsinki City Tour and Visit to Turku by LUX car with personal guide

As Finland’s oldest city and the former capital, Turku is a great spot for exploring Finland. Beautiful River Aura runs through the historic area of Turku, all the way from the medieval Turku Castle to the main cathedral surrounded by cobblestone streets and yellow brick buildings. From steamship cruises and Scandi design, here are 10 of the best things to do in Turku, Finland’s medieval university city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$483.46
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$483.46
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Discover Helsinki & Medieval Porvoo Village Private Tour

Discover Helsinki & Medieval Porvoo Village Private Tour

Enjoy a lovely day in Helsinki that will show you not just the hustle and bustle of the Finnish capital but also a relaxing exploration of the medieval village of Porvoo, that will charm you with its narrow cobble stoned streets, central square arts & crafts market and a stunning chocolate shop. • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$985.00
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Private Shore Excursion: Helsinki and the medieval village of Porvoo

Private Shore Excursion: Helsinki and the medieval village of Porvoo

Helsinki Highlights Tour by car/bus with a visit chocolate shop and tour of the medieval village of Porvoo. You'll see Esplanadi and Mannerheim streets, Market Square, Central Train Station, National Museum, Presidential Palace, Uspensky cathedral, Finlandia Hall, Finlandia Concert Hall, Opera House, Parliament Building, Temppeliaukio Church, Sibelius Park, etc.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$919.00
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