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Per Person (Based on 2 people) $437 USD
Per Person (Based on 3-4 people) $338 USD
Per Person (Based on 5-6 people) $244 USD
Per Person (Based on 7-9 people) $207 USD
Per Person (Based on 10-12 people) $172 USD
Per Person (Based on 13-15 people) $153 USD
Sunday/Holiday surcharge $399 USD
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Start the day with a short highlights tour of Helsinki. Scenic Helsinki is stretched out with classic neighborhoods, as well as beautifully designed buildings. This city is a design center and the architects that have come from Finland have participated in the city's beauty. As you drive through the city, several of Helsinki's well-known sights, such as Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, and the Swedish Theatre on Mannerheim Street, will help you formulate your idea of this northern city full of warmth.

After passing the Parliament Building (one of the last large buildings in Finland to be built entirely by hand), your guide will point out the Museum of new Contemporary Art, Kiasma; it’s architectural design is credited to the American architect Steven Holl. After seeing a glimpse of the Finlandia Hall (designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto), you will pass the Olympic Stadium, site of the 1952 Olympic Games, and arrive at the famous Temppeliaukion Kirkko, the church hewn from solid rock with a ceiling faced with copper.

Your “water bus ferry" is departing from the Market Square to the Helsinki Zoo.

After an approximately 20-minute sea journey, you'll arrive at Korkeasaari (High Island), the location of the Helsinki Zoo. With your local guide, leisurely enjoy the zoo and its animals. Featuring snow leopards, owls, Amur tigers, wild horses, monkeys, wallabies, and musk ox, the zoo covers all of the planet’s continents except Antarctica. Enjoy a barren tundra, lush rain forests, majestic mountaintops, and mysterious wetlands. With 150 animal species and more than 1,000 plant species, the zoo displays nature’s true wonder and variety.

The zoo’s main focus is conservation and protection, and they raise endangered species and protect at-risk habitats. The zoo is also filled with history. Being one of the world’s oldest zoos (1889), you can check out the old villas and stone castles, home to strolling peacocks.

After your day at the zoo, ride the water bus back to the Market Square and enjoy some free time before catching the ship's shuttle bus for your return journey to your cruise ship.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Scenic drive past the city highlights:
  • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Presidential Palace
  • Swedish Theatre
  • Parliament Building
  • Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum
  • Finlandia Hall
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Temppeliaukion Kirkko
  • Places to Visit/See:
  • Visit Market Square
  • Take a water bus ferry to Helsinki Zoo
  • Guided tour of the zoo; return by ferry
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Arabic($)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs)
  • 1:00 PM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Dress comfortably and wear your favorite walking shoes.
• All admissions and fees described are included in the price of this tour.