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Helsinki Boat and Bus

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This tour operates May through September.
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During this enjoyable Helsinki Boat and Bus Tour, you will pass most of Helsinki's must-see sights, and admire its beautiful archipelago of 315 islands and picturesque buildings.

Enjoy Helsinki at your own pace on a popular hop-on hop-off tour. The bus route covers all of the highlights, allowing you to hop on and off as much as you like. The tour takes you to the top sights of Helsinki, such as the Sibelius monument and the Rock Church. To make your ride comfortable, we have free Wi-Fi on the buses, fun and friendly staff, and experienced drivers. In case of bad weather, the buses have a roof that can be quickly installed to protect you from rain.

On your 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 bus route takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to make a circuit, and buses run every 30 to 40 minutes. Narration is offered in Swedish, English, Finnish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese, and is listened to through individual headphones. First and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The bus route includes the following stops:

  • Senate Square
  • The Olympia Terminal / Silja Line
  • Cafe Ursula
  • Eira
  • Hernesaari Cruise Terminal
  • Melkki Cruise Terminal
  • Flea Market
  • Swedish Theater
  • Market Square
  • Kiasma
  • Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church)
  • Sibelius Monument
  • Olympic Stadium
  • National Museum, Parliament House, and Helsinki Music Center
  • Ateneum Art Museum, Central Railway Station

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
1 Day
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Pier and numerous bus stops throughout Helsinki. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
If you plan to visit a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended. Some guests may appreciate a light jacket.
This tour can accommodate folding wheelchairs with advanced notice. Steps are required to access the sun deck of the boat, and the top deck of the bus. Children ages 5 and younger may attend the tour free of charge.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 21 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsVery good package.August 10, 2017

Reviewer: Gerard Huneault
Efficient bus and boat system. Enjoyed the boat tour in particular - better views of some attractions. Good audio guide.

5 StarsGreat Way to See HelsinkiAugust 02, 2017

Reviewer: Mike and Janice Craig
The tour description is accurate. The boat tour is one time only and not like the bus. The tour was very relaxing and started at an outdoor market (good lunch). The recorded narration was quite informative. The bus came near most of the major sights. We ran out of time however to see it all. If pressed for time nix the boat trip as it takes quite a bit of time. My wife and I highly recommend.

5 StarsHelp ski Bus and Boat tourJune 14, 2017

Reviewer: Bev P
This was a hop on hop off bus tour of Helinski and a was combo tour of the surrounding islands by boat ( not hop on hop off ). Helinski is a very quaint, very friendly town and we thoroughly enjoyed both the bus and the boat. We were on a cruise and only in Helinski for the day but had plenty of time for both and felt we got a great overview of the whole area!

5 StarsHelsinki Boat and Bus tourMay 30, 2017

Reviewer: Bruce
We enjoyed it immensely. We took the boat tour and the guide was thorough and informative. the hop on hop off green bus had very nice staff. It was easy to get on and off and catch the next bus. Ideal way to see Helsinki

5 StarsSep 11, 2016 MSC OperaDecember 30, 2016

Reviewer: Sarah Younce
Canal cruise and hop on/hop off bus were great. Took the first cruise of the day; then later, took the bus and saw everything we wanted. Helsinki was one of our favorite ports. Later, we stopped for drinks and wi fi, then hopped back on the bus that eventually got us back to the port. Highly recommend.

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