Helsinki City Tour Excursion Reviews

Discover beautiful Helsinki, affectionately known as the White City of the North or the Daughter of the Baltic.
We did a Discover Helsinki tour.
We did a Discover Helsinki tour. I don’t remember much from this tour. I slept through most of the bus part. We got out to see the Sebelius monument, Rock Church and had time to walk around a market area. As many before me have said, ... Read More
We did a Discover Helsinki tour. I don’t remember much from this tour. I slept through most of the bus part. We got out to see the Sebelius monument, Rock Church and had time to walk around a market area. As many before me have said, Helsinki is kind of underwhelming after the two previous stops. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We visited historic sites and the highlight was the Helsinki Public Library!
We visited historic sites and the highlight was the Helsinki Public Library! Really enjoyed the day, and had a great danish and coffee break.
We visited historic sites and the highlight was the Helsinki Public Library! Really enjoyed the day, and had a great danish and coffee break. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Nice buildings, a chance to have a quick look around.
Nice buildings, a chance to have a quick look around. Tour guide was very informative. It was smaller than I expected.
Nice buildings, a chance to have a quick look around. Tour guide was very informative. It was smaller than I expected. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice walking tour but a lot of the passengers did not seem to appreciate our guide comprehensive ...
Nice walking tour but a lot of the passengers did not seem to appreciate our guide comprehensive explanations of the city and culture.
Nice walking tour but a lot of the passengers did not seem to appreciate our guide comprehensive explanations of the city and culture. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
this was a land and sea tour of the city.
this was a land and sea tour of the city. It was ok but many of the best locations there were no stops at to visit. This was a short stop in port so a longer one would have given us more options. Nice town but felt like we experienced ... Read More
this was a land and sea tour of the city. It was ok but many of the best locations there were no stops at to visit. This was a short stop in port so a longer one would have given us more options. Nice town but felt like we experienced it at arms length. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A brief overview of a great city-so much more to see!
A brief overview of a great city-so much more to see!
A brief overview of a great city-so much more to see! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Visited Sibelius's memorial park.
Visited Sibelius's memorial park. Very good
Visited Sibelius's memorial park. Very good Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
There's not that much to see and then they drop you at the farmers market.
There's not that much to see and then they drop you at the farmers market.
There's not that much to see and then they drop you at the farmers market. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
An interesting tour with a young lady from Uzbekistan.
An interesting tour with a young lady from Uzbekistan. She had been an exchange student in our U.S. city when she was in high school.
An interesting tour with a young lady from Uzbekistan. She had been an exchange student in our U.S. city when she was in high school. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Did a half day bus tour.
Did a half day bus tour. Beautiful city. Wish we had more time.
Did a half day bus tour. Beautiful city. Wish we had more time. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
We saw a lot including the Lutheran Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, Parliament Square, ...
We saw a lot including the Lutheran Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, Parliament Square, Finlandia Hall (meeting place of EU leaders when in Finland). We were most impressed by the Pemppeliaukiochurch. We also went to the Sibelius ... Read More
We saw a lot including the Lutheran Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, Parliament Square, Finlandia Hall (meeting place of EU leaders when in Finland). We were most impressed by the Pemppeliaukiochurch. We also went to the Sibelius Park. We would have like more time to walk around the city itself. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Walking Tour.
Walking Tour. Whilst the walk itself was fine, the communication equipment used by the guide (so that all of her large party of guests could hear her commentary) was very poor. Ones used in St Petersburg were excellent by comparison.
Walking Tour. Whilst the walk itself was fine, the communication equipment used by the guide (so that all of her large party of guests could hear her commentary) was very poor. Ones used in St Petersburg were excellent by comparison. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good overview of the city, but the 400 meter walk uphill to the Rock Church was almost too much for ...
Good overview of the city, but the 400 meter walk uphill to the Rock Church was almost too much for me. Thank goodness for Chip from the Serenity, who walked with me all the way.
Good overview of the city, but the 400 meter walk uphill to the Rock Church was almost too much for me. Thank goodness for Chip from the Serenity, who walked with me all the way. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
very quick & crowded
very quick & crowded
very quick & crowded Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Not an exciting city.
Not an exciting city. No grand palace. Not much to see, except the Senate Square. The Rock Church is unique. But with so many tourists jammed into the church at one time, photoing and talking, the sacredness is just not possible (although ... Read More
Not an exciting city. No grand palace. Not much to see, except the Senate Square. The Rock Church is unique. But with so many tourists jammed into the church at one time, photoing and talking, the sacredness is just not possible (although "Please Keep quiet" is kept broadcasting from a microphone). Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
HOHO Bus.
HOHO Bus. We spent more time stopping and waiting for more passengers than we did seeing the City. Do NOT recommend. Also, the sidewalks are impossible with a wheelchair and often dead end into bike paths. Watch out! People will run you ... Read More
HOHO Bus. We spent more time stopping and waiting for more passengers than we did seeing the City. Do NOT recommend. Also, the sidewalks are impossible with a wheelchair and often dead end into bike paths. Watch out! People will run you over. We really should have taken the Princess tour for this city. The Rock Church was cool but CROWDED. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Rather rushed....had to miss one major attraction as it was closed, guide told us about this but ...
Rather rushed....had to miss one major attraction as it was closed, guide told us about this but seemed unsure how to re-occupy the time
Rather rushed....had to miss one major attraction as it was closed, guide told us about this but seemed unsure how to re-occupy the time Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very enjoyable and hit all the highlights.
Very enjoyable and hit all the highlights.
Very enjoyable and hit all the highlights. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
There were only 16 of us on this tour which was helpful as you could hear all the information ...
There were only 16 of us on this tour which was helpful as you could hear all the information provided. Our itinerary included amongst other things, the Seurasaari Open Air Museum. Our guide Cornelia answered all our questions, she was ... Read More
There were only 16 of us on this tour which was helpful as you could hear all the information provided. Our itinerary included amongst other things, the Seurasaari Open Air Museum. Our guide Cornelia answered all our questions, she was lovely, friendly and professional. If we had been in port longer I would have loved to have spent more time in Helsinki. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked a free 2-hour walking tour online.
We booked a free 2-hour walking tour online. Saved about $300.00 over cruise excursion. Tipped the guide at the end. Helsinki is very walkable. Visit the train station and nearby art galleries.
We booked a free 2-hour walking tour online. Saved about $300.00 over cruise excursion. Tipped the guide at the end. Helsinki is very walkable. Visit the train station and nearby art galleries. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Missed the Rock Church, had to do it in our own.
Missed the Rock Church, had to do it in our own.
Missed the Rock Church, had to do it in our own. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Just a drive around the city.
Just a drive around the city. The guide and driver were helpful and polite. It's hard to review this city as we had just left S'PB. Helsinki is under construction and there wasn't much to see. We knew this before we ... Read More
Just a drive around the city. The guide and driver were helpful and polite. It's hard to review this city as we had just left S'PB. Helsinki is under construction and there wasn't much to see. We knew this before we went, so we weren't disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Numerous road works and traffic delays turned 90 minutes into almost 3 hours!
Numerous road works and traffic delays turned 90 minutes into almost 3 hours! Poor commentary and limited scheduled stops.
Numerous road works and traffic delays turned 90 minutes into almost 3 hours! Poor commentary and limited scheduled stops. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
It was a sunny day and we first went to the Pipes, then the Lutheran Cathedral.
It was a sunny day and we first went to the Pipes, then the Lutheran Cathedral. By then a rest room break was needed, but we were discouraged not to use the church restroom. It was worth paying $1.50 to use it however, it was clean with ... Read More
It was a sunny day and we first went to the Pipes, then the Lutheran Cathedral. By then a rest room break was needed, but we were discouraged not to use the church restroom. It was worth paying $1.50 to use it however, it was clean with no line. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Surprised when we were told part of the tour was an indoor concert while some of the described tour ...
Surprised when we were told part of the tour was an indoor concert while some of the described tour (outskirts of Helsinki) would be deleted. Went shopping instead of concert.
Surprised when we were told part of the tour was an indoor concert while some of the described tour (outskirts of Helsinki) would be deleted. Went shopping instead of concert. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises