Helsinki, Finland

Perhaps their country's harsh climate encouraged the Finns' love and respect for design and the arts. Whatever the cause, there's no denying that Helsinki is one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in Scandinavia. Hailed as the "Daughter of the Baltic," Finland's capital is a city of graceful neoclassical buildings, striking modern architecture and spacious boulevards dotted with squares and parks. In the past century, Finland has nurtured some of the major creative talents of Western culture, from the composer Sibelius to architects Eliel & Eero Saarinen and Alvar Aalto.

The center of Finnish commerce and culture, Helsinki is home to some 616.000 people. Much of the city's neoclassical architecture dates from the period of Tsarist rule, which began in 1809 after political control of Finland passed from Sweden to Russia, Finland gained its independence in 1917.

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Points of Interest

  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Market Square
  • Porvoo
  • Sibelius Park and Monument
  • Finnish Farm and Home Visits
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
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  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)

    This one-of-a-kind Lutheran church is built into a solid rock. Natural light pours in from the church's glazed dome and the rough stoned interiors amplify sound, making it a unique concert venue.

  • Senate Square / Cathedral

    This is center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings, including the famous landmark Helsinki Cathedral, in the early 19th Century.

  • Market Square

    Experience the energy and excitement of this seaside city. The square offers a festive atmosphere with rows of tents and stalls selling fur clothing, jewelry, food and souvenirs and more.

  • Porvoo

    It was first documented in the 14th century, making it the second oldest town in Finland. Many aspects of the area have been left untouched by time, making it a great place for exploring.

  • Sibelius Park and Monument

    Dedicated to famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, the park and unique abstract monument was meant to reflect the rugged natural beauty of Finland, as inspired by Sibelius's work Finlandia.

  • Finnish Farm and Home Visits

    Discover the heart of Finland's countryside with a visit to a working farm in Sipoo and experience home life as you're invited in to a typical Finnish home in Sipoo.

  • Suomenlinna Fortress

    This sea fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a great place for picnics and sightseeing. Enjoy walking tours, museums, handicraft shops, cafes, restaurants, a library, even a beer garden.

  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland

    The stunning Kiasma, is part of the Finnish National Gallery features contemporary art. The grand National Museum, within a neo-medieval castle, offers exhibits from prehistoric times through today.

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Helsinki Highlights (Guided in Portuguese)

3 hours | Helsinki | HEL-204
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Get to know this exciting city on a narrated tour that brings you to many of Helsinki's highlights. Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach as your begin your narrated tour, traveling along the shoreline for views of Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and past the Esplanade, Helsinki's famous design street. You'll see Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century. Then, it's off to see the popular Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Church in the Rock, built inside of a massive block of natural granite. From here, you'll stop for photos at the unique Sibelius Monument, dedicated to famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

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Helsinki Highlights & Shopping (Guided in Mandarin)

3 hours | Helsinki | HEL-990
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Get to know this exciting city on a narrated tour that brings you to many of Helsinki's highlights. Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach as your begin your narrated tour, traveling along the shoreline for views of Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and past the Esplanade, Helsinki's famous design street. You'll see Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century. Enjoy an hour of free time to shop or take photos. Then, it's off to see the popular Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Church in the Rock, built inside of a massive block of natural granite. From here, you'll stop for photos at the unique Sibelius Monument, dedicated to famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

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Helsinki Highlights

3 hours | Helsinki | HEL-200
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Get to know this exciting city on a narrated tour that brings you to many of Helsinki's highlights. Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach as your begin your narrated tour, traveling along the shoreline for views of Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and past the Esplanade, Helsinki's famous design street. You'll see Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century. Then, it's off to see the popular Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Church in the Rock, built inside of a massive block of natural granite. From here, you'll stop for photos at the unique Sibelius Monument, dedicated to famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

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Helsinki Highlights (Wheelchair Accessible)

3 hours | Helsinki | HEL-201
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Get to know this exciting city on a narrated tour that brings you to many of Helsinki's highlights. Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach as your begin your narrated tour, traveling along the shoreline for views of Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and past the Esplanade, Helsinki's famous design street. You'll see Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century. Then, it's off to see the popular Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Church in the Rock, built inside of a massive block of natural granite. From here, you'll stop for photos at the unique Sibelius Monument, dedicated to famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

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Helsinki Highlights (Guided in German)

3 hours | Helsinki | HEL-203
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Get to know this exciting city on a narrated tour that brings you to many of Helsinki's highlights. Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach as your begin your narrated tour, traveling along the shoreline for views of Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and past the Esplanade, Helsinki's famous design street. You'll see Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century. Then, it's off to see the popular Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Church in the Rock, built inside of a massive block of natural granite. From here, you'll stop for photos at the unique Sibelius Monument, dedicated to famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

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Helsinki Highlights (Guided in Japanese)

3 hours | Helsinki | HEL-993
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Get to know this exciting city on a narrated tour that brings you to many of Helsinki's highlights. Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach as your begin your narrated tour, traveling along the shoreline for views of Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and past the Esplanade, Helsinki's famous design street. You'll see Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century. Then, it's off to see the popular Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Church in the Rock, built inside of a massive block of natural granite. From here, you'll stop for photos at the unique Sibelius Monument, dedicated to famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

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Helsinki Highlights (Guided in French)

3 hours | Helsinki | HEL-202
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Get to know this exciting city on a narrated tour that brings you to many of Helsinki's highlights. Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach as your begin your narrated tour, traveling along the shoreline for views of Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and past the Esplanade, Helsinki's famous design street. You'll see Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century. Then, it's off to see the popular Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Church in the Rock, built inside of a massive block of natural granite. From here, you'll stop for photos at the unique Sibelius Monument, dedicated to famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

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Highlights & Fazer Chocolate Visitor Centre

3.5 hours | Helsinki | HEL-305
  • Market Square
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Finland's favorite chocolate producer, Fazer, is as fascinating as it is delicious. Tour the original factory, now a visitor's center, and peruse exhibits that detail the confectioner's history and innovations and the chocolate-making process. Then, enjoy a sweet treat. A highlight motorcoach drive with several photo stops completes the day.

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Helsinki Highlights & Time On Your Own

4 hours | Helsinki | HEL-180
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Market Square
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Get to know this exciting city on a narrated tour that brings you to many of Helsinki's highlights. Departing your ship, you'll board your coach and begin your narrated tour. First, you'll amble along the shoreline for views of Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and past the Esplanadi, Helsinki's famous design street. You'll stop for photos at Senate Square, home of the Lutheran Cathedral, also known as Helsinki Cathedral. Then, it's approximately 1 hour free time at bustling Market Square and surroundings followed by a tour of Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Church in the Rock. Outside, a large copper dome peeks out of the ground. Inside, you'll find a church built inside of a massive block of granite with natural light pouring in from 180 slabs of glass. Photos taken, you'll rejoin your coach and return to your ship. Or if you choose, you can return to the ship at your leisure.

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Helsinki by Jopo Bike

3 hours | Helsinki | HEL-420
  • Market Square
  • Sibelius Park and Monument
  • Suomenlinna Fortress

Cycle past Hietaranta Beach, the city's main public beach, to the striking Sibelius Park monument dedicated to composer Jean Sibelius. You'll make your way to Töölö Bay. From a distance you can see the Finnish National Opera House and Finlandia Hall, the leading congress, event and entertainment venue in Finland. You can also see the National Museum and the Parliament Building, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Also on your itinerary is Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki's oldest and best-known park surrounded by embassies and villas. You'll also make your way pass Katajanokka Island to see the Finnish Icebreaker Fleet and Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral, the largest Orthodox Church in Western Europe. After your 10-mile trek, you'll depart for the pier with a myriad of unforgettable memories of Helsinki.

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RIB Ride the Finnish Archipelago

.75 hours | Helsinki | HEL-505
  • Suomenlinna Fortress

All aboard for an exhilarating 40-minute exploration of the waters off Helsinki, studded with islands and brimming with wildlife. Climb aboard a rigid inflatable boat--or RIB--for a fast, fun and exciting way to tour the waters of Finland on this approximately 30-minute thrilling cruise. Take a short walk from the pier, engage in a safety briefing, don waterproof overalls and a life jacket, then take to the water. As your captain speeds through the Gulf of Finland, he'll provide some commentary on the natural landscape and local history. Take in Helsinki's coastline sights, including the Kaivopuisto Park and the island fortress of Suomenlinna, and fill your camera with magnificent vistas.Then, your captain will hit full throttle! Experience the sights at 40 knots, bouncing over the waves and past picturesque isles. Return to port after this thrilling ride.

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Helsinki By Land & Sea

4 hours | Helsinki | HEL-240
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Market Square
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Discover the many different sides of Helsinki with a four-hour excursion that begins with a cruise through the Helsinki Archipelago. Have your camera ready as you travel past the famous Suomenlinna Fortress, the Helsinki Zoo and the Icebreaker Pier, where Finland's icebreaker fleet rests at its summer mooring. Next, you'll return to the pier, rejoin your coach and drive past the Presidential Palace and Uspenski Cathedral. A photo stop at Senate Square is a great opportunity to take shots of the breathtaking Lutheran Cathedral. A stop at Market Square allows you to stroll the many handicraft and souvenir stands before heading back to your ship. En route, you'll stop at Sibelius Park for photos of the abstract monument dedicated to Jean Sibelius, Finland's most famous composer.

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A Discovery Exclusive: Home Visit & City Drive

4 hours | Helsinki | HEL-210
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Finnish Farm and Home Visits

Venture into the wooded Sipoo district for a glimpse of traditional country life, and then see some Helsinki's most noted sights. Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach for a narrated tour, traveling along the shoreline for views of Suomenlinna Fortress, as you head for the lush Sipoo district. Your first stop is the picturesque St. Sigfrid's Church which dates back to the 15th century. From there, you'll go to a traditional Finnish country home, for an introduction to Finnish life and customs. After a tour and some traditional refreshments, you'll return to the city to see Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century.

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Winterland Ice Bar & Helsinki Highlights

4 hours | Helsinki | HEL-245
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Senate Square / Cathedral

Helsinki's highlights are showcased on this half-day tour that introduces you to this fascinating city and includes a visit to one of the world's largest ice bars. A motorcoach leisurely drives through the city, taking you to view such attractions as Embassy Park, the city harbor and a photo stop at Senate Square. Focus your camera on the architectural wonders of the Government Palace, Lutheran Cathedral and hilltop Uspenski Cathedral. Then it's on to one of the world's largest ice bars. Don a provided warm overall and sip vodka from a glass made of ice. Then, participate in winter activities such as kick sledding and tobogganing. Re-board the motorcoach and tour downtown Helsinki, seeing such popular sights as the Opera House, the Contemporary Art museum and the Parliament House.

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Meet the Reindeer at Nuuksio National Park

4 hours | Helsinki | HEL-605
  • Market Square
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Senate Square / Cathedral

On this delightful day of fresh air and fun, a scenic 45-minute drive brings you to the rugged hills, forest terrain and glassine lakes at picturesque Nuuksio National Park, a protected habitat where dozens of threatened species live safely. Arrive at the White Reindeer Hut, a large enclosed area where a pack of these wondrous animals roam freely. These gentle creatures are semi-domesticated and are usually found only in northern Finland. You will be introduced to the pack to learn about their relevance in Finnish culture and have the opportunity to photograph them and feed them reindeer moss. Enjoy a warm beverage and a pastry by an open fire inside a Lappish-style hut before returning to Helsinki for a motorcoach highlights tour on the way back to Helsinki for a stop at the Senate Square before returning to the pier.

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Best of Helsinki & Porvoo

6 hours | Helsinki | HEL-105
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Porvoo

Begin with a motorcoach ride into the city to Senate Square, where four main buildings make up this historic core designed by architect Carl Ludvig Engel in the early 19th century: Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland. Helsinki Cathedral is arguably Finland's most famous and photographed building; it celebrated its 165th anniversary in 2017. Continue on a scenic ride, past old estates and verdant farms to Porvoo. You'll have time to explore its narrow lanes, view its historic buildings and visit its central square on a walking tour of the city's historic old quarter, then shop and stroll independently. Proceed to lunch and enjoy a traditional Finnish-style lunch. Return to Helsinki for a visit to Temppeliaukio Church, built inside a massive block of natural granite. Return to port at the conclusion of this fascinating day.

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Best of Helsinki & Porvoo (Guided in French)

6 hours | Helsinki | HEL-106
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Porvoo

Begin with a motorcoach ride into the city to Senate Square, where four main buildings make up this historic core designed by architect Carl Ludvig Engel in the early 19th century: Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland. Helsinki Cathedral is arguably Finland's most famous and photographed building; it celebrated its 165th anniversary in 2017. Continue on a scenic ride, past old estates and verdant farms to Porvoo. You'll have time to explore its narrow lanes, view its historic buildings and visit its central square on a walking tour of the city's historic old quarter, then shop and stroll independently. Proceed to lunch and enjoy a traditional Finnish-style lunch. Return to Helsinki for a visit to Temppeliaukio Church, built inside a massive block of natural granite. Return to port at the conclusion of this fascinating day.

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Best of Helsinki & Porvoo (Guided in Spanish)

6 hours | Helsinki | HEL-107
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Porvoo

Begin with a motorcoach ride into the city to Senate Square, where four main buildings make up this historic core designed by architect Carl Ludvig Engel in the early 19th century: Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland. Helsinki Cathedral is arguably Finland's most famous and photographed building; it celebrated its 165th anniversary in 2017. Continue on a scenic ride, past old estates and verdant farms to Porvoo. You'll have time to explore its narrow lanes, view its historic buildings and visit its central square on a walking tour of the city's historic old quarter, then shop and stroll independently. Proceed to lunch and enjoy a traditional Finnish-style lunch. Return to Helsinki for a visit to Temppeliaukio Church, built inside a massive block of natural granite. Return to port at the conclusion of this fascinating day.

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Best of Helsinki & Porvoo

7 hours | Helsinki | HEL-100
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Market Square
  • Porvoo
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Welcome to the "Daughter of the Baltic." This narrated tour brings you to many of the city's highlights. You'll travel first into the city and to Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century. From here, you'll stop for photos at the unique Sibelius Monument, dedicated to famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Re-boarding your motorcoach, you head to Porvoo, Finland's second oldest city, founded in 1346. After a tour and some free time, it's back to Helsinki to see the popular Temppeliaukio Church, or the Church in the Rock, built inside of a massive block of natural granite. Your last stop brings you to the bustling Market Square and its rows of tents and stalls selling fur clothing, jewelry, food and souvenirs and more.

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Best of Helsinki & Porvoo (Guided in Spanish)

7 hours | Helsinki | HEL-102
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Market Square
  • Porvoo
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Welcome to the "Daughter of the Baltic." This narrated tour brings you to many of the city's highlights. You'll travel first into the city and to Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century. From here, you'll stop for photos at the unique Sibelius Monument, dedicated to famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Re-boarding your motorcoach, you head to Porvoo, Finland's second oldest city, founded in 1346. After a tour and some free time, it's back to Helsinki to see the popular Temppeliaukio Church, or the Church in the Rock, built inside of a massive block of natural granite. Your last stop brings you to the bustling Market Square and its rows of tents and stalls selling fur clothing, jewelry, food and souvenirs and more.

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Best of Helsinki & Porvoo (Guided in French)

7 hours | Helsinki | HEL-104
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Market Square
  • Porvoo
  • Sibelius Park and Monument

Welcome to the "Daughter of the Baltic." This narrated tour brings you to many of the city's highlights. You'll travel first into the city and to Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century. From here, you'll stop for photos at the unique Sibelius Monument, dedicated to famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Re-boarding your motorcoach, you head to Porvoo, Finland's second oldest city, founded in 1346. After a tour and some free time, it's back to Helsinki to see the popular Temppeliaukio Church, or the Church in the Rock, built inside of a massive block of natural granite. Your last stop brings you to at the bustling Market Square and its rows of tents and stalls selling fur clothing, jewelry, food and souvenirs and more.

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Savijarvi Farm, Porvoo & Temppeliaukio Church

7 hours | Helsinki | HEL-120
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Market Square
  • Porvoo
  • Finnish Farm and Home Visits

Here's your chance to explore the highlights going from the vibrant city to the lush countryside. You'll travel first into Helsinki and to Senate Square, the center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel designed its four main buildings in the early 19th Century. From here, you'll head to Porvoo, Finland's second oldest city, founded in 1346. After a tour and some free time, it's off to the 100 year-old Savijärvi horse-breeding farm for a glimpse of country life and a home-cooked lunch. Then, it's back to Helsinki to see the popular Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Church in the Rock, built inside of a massive block of natural granite. Your last stop brings you to at the bustling Market Square and its rows of tents and stalls selling fur clothing, jewelry, food and souvenirs and more.

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Savijarvi Farm, Porvoo & Temppeliaukio Church

6 hours | Helsinki | HEL-125
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Porvoo
  • Finnish Farm and Home Visits

A full-day highlight tour takes in both Helsinki and Porvoo and stops for a delicious lunch. Begin with a motorcoach ride into the city to Senate Square, where four main buildings make up this historic core. Continue on a scenic ride past old estates and verdant farms to Porvoo, Finland's second oldest city, founded in 1346. You'll have time to explore its narrow lanes, view its historic buildings and visit its central square on a walking tour of the city's historic old quarter, then shop and stroll independently. Next, you'll experience life in the country as you visit Savijärvi Farm, located amidst the forests of the Sipoo district. You'll enjoy a warm greeting before getting to observe life on a traditional working farm. Then, tuck into a traditional country lunch. Return to Helsinki for a visit to Temppeliaukio Church, built inside a massive block of natural granite.

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Discovery Exclusive: Ultimate Helsinki

7 hours | Helsinki | HEL-140
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Porvoo

Explore Helsinki and its environs on this full-day exclusive, in-depth excursion that includes a walking tour of Porvoo, a river cruise and lunch. First, board your motorcoach for a city drive past landmarks such as the harbor, Embassy Park and Uspenski Cathedral. Then, stop for photos at Senate Square, home of the Government Palace and Lutheran Cathedral. Continue on for the Opera House, the Olympic Stadium, Parliament House, and the striking Contemporary Art Museum. Next, travel to the medieval town of Porvoo. Explore the central "Old Town" on a guided walking tour then embark on a sightseeing cruise down the Porvoo River for stunning vistas. Arrive at Haikko Manor, where lunch will be served. Re-board the motorcoach for the final stop of the day, Temppeliaukio Rock Church, built from solid rock, before returning to port.

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Discovery Exclusive: Ultimate Helsinki

6 hours | Helsinki | HEL-145
  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Porvoo

Be sure to bring your camera for this lovely full-day adventure discovering Helsinki's Senate Square, the medieval town of Porvoo and a serene river cruise to lunch. Begin with a motorcoach ride into the city to Senate Square, where four main buildings make up this historic core: Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland. Continue on a scenic ride, past old estates and verdant farms to Porvoo. You'll have time to explore its narrow lanes, view its historic buildings and visit its central square on a walking tour of the city's historic old quarter, then shop and stroll independently. Proceed to your cruise down the Porvoo River as you make your way to Haikko Manor, a gorgeously situated resort and spa, where lunch will be served. Return by motorcoach to the ship after this wonderful day.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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Local Connections-Helsinki, Porvoo & Exclusive Lunch at Summer Villa

7 hours | Helsinki | HEL-115
  • Market Square
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Porvoo

A full-day highlights tour takes in both Helsinki and Porvoo and stops for an exclusive, chef-prepared buffet luncheon served at a summer villa. Begin with a motorcoach ride into the city to Senate Square, where four main buildings make up this historic core. Continue on a scenic ride, past old estates and verdant farms to Porvoo, Finland's second oldest city, founded in 1346. You'll have time to explore its narrow lanes and visit its central square on a guided walking tour of the historic old quarter, then shop and stroll independently. Stop to photograph the Old Bridge of Porvoo, which offers magnificent views of the town, then travel to an elegant summer villa in the Porvoo archipelago, the perfect accompaniment to Chef Elina Fodstad's gastronomic creations. Together with her team, this renowned local chef creates a buffet lunch of local delicacies. Return to Helsinki, stopping at Temppeliaukio Church as you make your way to port.

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Helsinki by Private Vehicle - Car Class Half Day (Driver Only)

4 hours | Helsinki | HEL-925

Vehicles are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Helsinki by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (Driver Only)

8 hours | Helsinki | HEL-920

Vehicles are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Helsinki by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (with Guide)

8 hours | Helsinki | HEL-905

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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$1399.95

Helsinki by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (with Guide)

8 hours | Helsinki | HEL-900

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are generally offered on a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day basis. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. This is a private arrangement those accompanying you are the family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of passengers to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited reserve early. These tours are ordered per vehicle. One person in your party places the order for the vehicle the entire cost of the vehicle is charged to that person's shipboard account and cannot be divided among the party. Once onboard, you will receive a letter requesting details about your travel plans. Please complete this information and return to the Tour Office as soon as possible.

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Easy Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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$1499.95