One of the northern pearls is the capital of Finland Helsinki. While visiting Tallinn it is very convenient to have an extension to Helsinki. Easiest way to go to Helsinki would be the hydrofoil or so called speedboat. By some boats the arrival will be in the heart of town where there is no need for additional transfer. Duration of the journey is 90 min. In winter when the speedboats don’t operate the boat trip takes ca 3 hours. There is plenty of entertainment available on the boats so you won’t even notice when you are already on the other side of the gulf.
- Helsinki city tour of Helsinki, 3 hrs
- Helsinki city tour + visit to Suomenlinna castle, 5 hrs
The Helsinki city tour takes you to the open Market place, the neoclassic Senate Square with the elegant Lutheran Cathedral from year 1852. The tour goes along the Esplanade shopping streets to the park area where most of the embassies are situated, then to the ship yards. Many cruise ships and ice breakers have been built at this ship yard. The tour continues on the main street called Mannerheimintie, where are located the Parliament House, the National Museum, the Opera house and the Finlandia Hall designed by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. Next important and famous sights to be seen are the Olympic Stadium, the scene of the Olympic Games in 1952, visit the unique Temppeliaukio Church blasted into solid rock, the Sibelius Park where you can see and photograph the monument of 527 steel pipes, which honors the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
Tour to Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. Suomenlinna is a unique historical site. The 250-year old sea fortress, built on the islands off Helsinki, is the most significant monument in Finland. Her museums, parks, architecture, galleries, restaurants and cafes offer unforgettable experiences.
Suomenlinna is active throughout the year, and is only a fifteen minutes ferry trip away from the centre of Helsinki. Suomenlinna is on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.
Information and bookings:
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