Helsinki Sightseeing Tour: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Canal Cruise

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Punavuori & Ullanlinna

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Explore the capital of Finland by land and water, and combine two top-selling tours on this 3-hour bus and boat combo tour in Helsinki. Explore Helsinki by sightseeing bus and enjoy the freedom to hop on and off at your leisure. With audio commentary on board, take in attractions including the Ateneum Art Museum, Market Square, the National Museum, the Olympic stadium, and Senate Square with ease. Then, take to the waves on a 1.5-hour cruise and enjoy sweeping views over the Helsinki skyline from the water.
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Start your adventure with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by bus between 10am and 4pm, and take in top attractions including the Sibelius monument and Temppeliaukio Church. With 18 stops along the route, enjoy the freedom to explore Helsinki at your own pace. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours and entitles you to discounts on top attractions. With commentary in 10 different languages via your audio guide throughout the tour, spin past key sites of interest such as the Ateneum Art Museum, the flea market, Kiasma contemporary art museum, Market Square, the National Museum, the Olympic stadium, and Senate Square. Along the way, gain insight into Helsinki’s history and heritage. Languages include English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, and Finnish.  Hop on Hop off stops 1. Senate Square 2. The Olympia Terminal (Silja Line) / Mannerheim Museum 3. Cafe Ursula/ Kaivopuisto Park 4. Compass Square 5. Eira 6. Hernesaari Cruise Terminal   (Stop only on cruise ship days) 7. Löyly 8. Flea Market/ Bulevardi 9. Swedish Theater/ Design Museum 10. Market Square  (Departure point for Beautiful Canal Route) 11. Kiasma/ Central Railway Station 12. Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) 13. Sibelius Monument 14. Olympic Stadium  (under renovation, will open 2019-2020) 15. Opera16. National Museum/ Parliament House/ Helsinki Music Center 17. Ateneum Art Museum/ Central Railway Station 18. Botanic Garden Beautiful Canal Route Sightseeing Tour By Boat (1.5 hours) Choose the cruise time to suit your schedule, then hop aboard your sightseeing boat in central Helsinki and head along the beautiful shoreline of Helsinki. With commentary from your on-board audio guide, discover famous landmarks like the Degerö Canal, Helsinki Zoo on Korkeasaari Island, and the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress. During your 1.5-hour cruise, perhaps purchase snacks and drinks at the on-board cafe/ bar (own expense) and see a side of Helsinki from the water that many visitors miss. When your cruise comes to an end, step ashore to conclude your tour. Guiding through loudspeakers in English, Finnish, German and Russian. Written version available in Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Estonian, Japanese and Chinese.

What’s included

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Sightseeing cruise in Helsinki archipelago
  • Audio commentary during bus tour
  • Commentary via loudspeakers during cruise
  • Free WiFi on-board

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Great overview and orientation of the city