Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in this green and lively small city. Your mini stay includes a choice between 2 great sightseeing tours, accommodation and daily breakfast. There is also the option to add a day visit to historic Tallinn, just 2 hours away by ferry across the Baltic Sea.
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Day 1 Helsinki Arrival
Upon arrival, self-transfer to your hotel, check in and time at leisure.
Day 2 Helsinki Sightseeing
With a choice today between two great tours, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
City SIghtseeing: A panoramic coach tour of the city shows you the most interesting sights including Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Parliament Building and Finlandia Hall (1¾hrs). It also ventures as far as tiny, Café Regatta before stopping at the Sibelius Monument and if possible, Temppeliaukio Church (the Rock Church). East really does meet West here in this corner of Finland.
OR Cruise The Finnish Coast
This wonderful 90 minute cruise allows you to see the beautiful shorelines of Finland’s capital as well as many other fabulous sights. These include historic Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, Helsinki Zoo on Korkeasaari Island, the impressive fleet of icebreakers and of course Degerö Canal. Along the way you will also hear stories of Helsinki’s fascinating history, before returning to the pier. A very relaxed way to see this historic maritime city from a different perspective.
Day 3 Helsinki Visit Tallinn or day at leisure
Today you have can take an optional visit to Tallinn, Estonia or spend the day at leisure.
Visiting UNESCO Listed Tallinn has never been easier. After a 2 hour ferry trip across the Gulf of Finland, your guide will meet you at the ferry terminal, for a 3 hour private walking tour of this small, medieval town. Wander along ancient streets past St Olav’s Church, before heading to Toompea Hill for majestic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Parliament Buildings and great views across the rooftops. In Town Hall Square see the old Guild Houses, an Apoteek and the Town Hall, where your tour ends. Return to Helsinki in the ferry’s Business Lounge, with a buffet meal included.
Day 4 Helsinki Departure
Your Helsinki stay concludes today after breakfast.
Departures: daily May - September
Includes: 3 nights accommodation incdaily breakfast, excursions as listed
Excludes: optional Tallinn visit, transfers
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