Shore Excursion: Panoramic Helsinki and Seurasaari Open-Air Museum


Following pickup at your cruise ship within 30 minutes of your arrival, board a comfortable sightseeing bus and head for central Helsinki. First, make a photo stop at the bustling Central Railway Station, which acts as the city's beating heart.  Cruise down Mannerheim Street, the city's main artery, to see Finlandia Hall, the Parliament House, and the Kiasma Museum. Make a stop at the Olympic Stadium, host to the games in 1952.  Continue to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, located on an island outside the city. Learn about the traditional Finnish way of life through a tour of the museum's manors and farmsteads, sourced from all over Finland and transported to the museum. The tour will teach you about life in Finland from the 18th to the 20th centuries.  Back in town, stop at a few other famous landmarks: the Rock Church, Sibelius Park, and Senate Square. Enjoy some free time for eating and browsing the markets in Senate Square before returning to the port for drop-off.

Tour info

5 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

This 5-hour Helsinki sightseeing tour departing from your cruise port will cover the top attractions in the city, but also includes a visit to the Seurasaari Outdoor Museum, which is a lovely wooded oasis in the middle of the city where you can see examples of early Finnish architecture and learn how the Finnish people used to live. This is a great tour for people interested in learning a bit more in depth about the history of the Finnish people.

What’s included?

  • Professional English-Speaking guide

  • Coffee or tea at a local café

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Entrance to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

  • Pastries at a local café

  • Entrance to the Rock Church (if open to the public)

  • Entry/Admission - Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

  • Entry/Admission - Temppeliaukio Church

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

About operator:

SPB-Tours is a PERSONAL, FAMILY-RUN company with 25 years of experience. Since 2006, we have become the leading shore excursion company in the Baltic due to the highest quality tours & shore excursions at the most competitive prices in St. Petersburg (VISA FREE for cruise ship passengers) and across the Baltic, including Helsinki, Tallinn, Stockholm, Warnemunde, Berlin, Oslo and Copenhagen!

  • 6 reviews