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Compliment your cruise journey with a Pre- or -Post Cruise Package to easily enhance your experience of Helsinki, waterfront capital of Finland.
Our most popular pre- or -post cruise packages include private transfers to and from the airport or pier with English-speaking driver, two nights accommodation at carefully selected hotels with breakfast daily, as well as a half-day tour.
Let Gateways International put it all together for you – have dinner in a fabulous European city and get a few good night’s sleep before you embark on your journey, or choose to wind down with a special itinerary after your cruise has ended. Each package is fully customized to your specifications so you’ll be getting your tour, your way.
Pricing valid for arrival on May 2, 2020, based on two passengers travelling together. Subject to availability at time of booking. For alternative dates, inquire for pricing.
International airfare not included. Minimum 2 passengers travelling together.
**European city/tourist taxes collected locally unless otherwise indicated.
HELSINKI Arrive in Helsinki. Private transfer from Helsinki City Port to your hotel. Helsinki was founded in 1550 by the Swedish King Gustav Vasa, as a trading post to compete with Tallinn, to the south, in Estonia. Accommodation at the Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, 4*, centrally located or similar
HELSINKI Breakfast at the hotel. Walk or transfer to meeting point for the start of your self-guided audio sightseeing tour. See the most important sights and get an excellent glimpse of Helsinki's past and present; see the historical centre, City Hall, The Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. If possible, stop at the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church, entrance is not included; supplement) or at the Sibelius Monument (if the church is closed). The tour ends near the Esplanade Park.
Make your way to Market Square for a beautiful canal boat sightseeing cruise, voted the best tourist attraction in Helsinki. On the cruise, see stunning shorelines and other sites including the 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 learn about Helsinki’s fascinating history. Season May-September Tour Start: Market Square
HELSINKI DEPARTURE Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel. Private transfer from your hotel to Helsinki Airport Vantaa. Flight out on own.