Baltic Cruise to Helsinki from Stockholm
Subject to season and number of people in the booking.
Stockholm – Helsinki – Stockholm
January – December, SKU
Day 1: Cruise to Helsinki
The cruise to Helsinki starts and ends in a beautiful Scandinavian city – Stockholm, the capital and jewel of Sweden. With hundreds of years of rich history, Stockholm is a great starting point.
You can visit its many museums, the historic old town, and the beautiful parks and islands in and around Stockholm. It is a fascinating destination in and of itself. And every season in Stockholm has something wonderful to offer.
When you’re ready, though, you will board the ship and set sail to your real destination – Helsinki!
Day 2: Welcome Helsinki
The next morning you will arrive in Helsinki, and a local guide will meet you and take you on an informative, fascinating walking tour of the city.
Helsinki was originally a fishing village and port in the Middle Ages. Over time it has grown, built up, and is now the lively and beautiful capital of Finland.
With a varied history of control by foreign powers and independence, Helsinki has a rich material and cultural history. Your cruise to Helsinki wouldn’t be complete without a deeper look at some of that history.
There are many things to see in Helsinki. The guide will take you on a walking tour — you’ll see Senate Square, which is the central square of Helsinki with some of the most famous architectural landmarks around the square. Among these are the oldest building in central Helsinki, Sederholm House, and the Helsinki Cathedral.
On Senate Square is also the Government Palace, the University of Helsinki’s central building, and the National Library of Finland. In the center of the square stands a statue, from 1894, of czar Alexander II.
The Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, part of the Finnish National Gallery and opened in 1998, houses Finland’s largest collection of contemporary art by leading modern Finnish artists.
Finlandia Hall is an architectural masterpiece designed by famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. Made of granite and marble, it stands out on the beautiful waterfront of Toolo Bay.
The Church of the Rock is one of – outstanding churches in Northern Europe. Also known as Temppeliaukio Church, it was designed by architects and brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and built in 1969.
A large part of the “building” was actually a carving – right into the solid rock in the Toolo neighbourhood where the church is located. With a skylight providing beautiful lighting, the church is also frequently used as venue for concerts because of its outstanding acoustics.
You will see all these places and more on your walking tour. And then, it’s back to the ship in the evening for a leisurely cruise back to Stockholm
Day 3: Cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm
You will arrive on the morning of the third day, winding your way through the many islands in the entrance to Stockholm.
The cruise to Helsinki is an easy and convenient way to see the sights without a large time commitment. It is a breathtaking and beautiful short jaunt across the Baltic sea to mainland Europe’s northernmost capital. You’ll enjoy a whole vacation’s worth of sights and sounds in 3 fun-filled days.
- Overnight on board of a Baltic cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki
- Arrive to Helsinki
- Guide will meet you at the harbour
- Private Sightseeing walking tour include:
- English speaking guide
- Helsinki Cathedral
- Kiasma Museum of contemporary Art
- Church of the Rock
- Overnight Baltic cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm
- Arrive to Stockholm on the morning
What is included:
- Round Baltic cruise Stockholm-Helsinki-Stockholm (2 nights)
- Walking tour with guide in Helsinki
- Premium customer support (e-mail support, on-line chat, call back)
- Fuel and harbor fee
What is not included:
- Any transportation to or from Stockholm
- Travel insurance
- All times are local
- Check your Nordic Cruises voucher for exact departure and arrival times
- All guests must be on board at least 1/2 hour before sailing