Helsinki and Suomenlinna

Action packed
August 11, 2019
Weather was beautiful. We met our tour guide who was very punctual, friendly and knowledgable. We saw many highlights in Helsinki- The Suomenlinna naval fortress was a highlight- however I wish we had done that tour first- we were rushed to get the ferry there and back and I had to convince the tour guide to take us to the main Kings gate at the tip of the fortress which is one of the most if not the, most iconic point to see. Had we done Suomenlinna first we would have had enough time to freestyle in Helsinki at the market square, and to see other iconic buildings and landmarks- if time would have been a crunch we could have skipped one of the three churches we visited. We had a small group as it was one other family and ours- The city is great- shore excursions was on the button, the tour guide was good- but had the itinerary been more carefully examined we would have been able to have a little more time to take in the important things. It could have been a 5 star experience
Reviewer: TOM EWALD
3 Stars