On this Helsinki canal cruise, you will get to see the most beautiful shorelines in Helsinki and motor past many fabulous sights, including the historic Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates from 1748. You will view Korkeasaari Island, which has been a recreational park since 1569, and is now home to the Helsinki Zoo.
Along the way, you will also see the impressive fleet of icebreakers and travel along the scenic Degero Canal. Refreshments, drinks, beer, sparkling wine, coffee and pastries are available for purchase at the cafe on board. During the cruise, you will be able to listen to Helsinki's fascinating history and learn about its most important sites. Narration is pre-recorded in English, German, Russian and Finnish. Written information is available in Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
Please Note: The tour leaves from a location in central Helsinki, not from the cruise pier. Transfers to and from the pier are not included in the tour price.
After visiting Amsterdam and cruising the canals we expected the same type of "city" canal cruise in Helsinki but given the "structure" of Helsinki we realized this is not possible and this cruise while being of the surrounding islands is nevertheless well done and apart from cool weather was enjoyable and well narrated.