Tallinn Day Cruise from Helsinki

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Tallinn Day Cruise from Helsinki
from £179.51
Join this guided day trip to historical Tallinn. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the ferry terminal where you will board the ferry and make your way to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The ferry will take 2 hours and you arrive to Tallinn where your professional guide will meet you with a sign "Day cruise to Tallinn" and show you the city. You will see the main city square, the city hall, towers and houses of Guilds from middle ages, Toompea Castle, Aleksandr Nevsky Cathedral and Kadriorg Park. After the city tour, you will take the ferry back to Helsinki and your driver will drop you back at your hotel at about 10pm.

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In Brief

Helsinki, Finland
12 hours
Daily except Saturday
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Small-group tour
Comprehensive tour of the city
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: West Harbour, Tyynenmerenkatu, Helsinki 00220 Finland

Trip by ferry to Tallin

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tallinn Old Town, City Center, Tallinn Estonia

Meet your guide with a sign on the harbour and get ready to have a great day out in this historical city. During the city tour you will see the main city square and the city hall, towers and houses of guilds from Middle Ages, the Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral and the Kadriog Park, Toompea Castle and much more. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea is famous for it Medieval Old Town and is home to cafés and shops, as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. The Old Town, dating from around the 15th century, is Estonia’s only UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s more than worthy of the title. 

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Tallinn City Hall, Mere pst 20, Tallinn 10111 Estonia

See the city hall

Stop At: Kadriorg Park, A. Weizenbergi 26, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia

Walk in Kadriog Park

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Toompea Castle, Toompea Hill, Upper Town, Tallinn Estonia

See Toompea Castle

Stop At: Tallinn Old Town, City Center, Tallinn Estonia

Free time in Old Town

Duration: 3 hours


  • Professional guide, 3 hours
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Tallin city tour (both – by car and on foot), 3 hours
  • Transfer to and from the terminal in Tallinn
  • Transfer to and from the hotel in Helsinki
  • Entry/Admission - West Harbour


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Required passport information: Full name, number, expiry, country and date of birth is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.3 out of 5 based on the last 20 recent reviews

We were picked up promptly from the hotel and were brought to the ferry. The coach driver whose name eludes me at this time had a professional demeanor and was respectful. My husband and I were quite surprised with how huge and comfortable the ferry Megastar is! We were even more captivated with Tallinn! Our local tour guide, Eugenia, made it possible for us to understand and appreciate the rich history of Estonia, especially its struggles and how they are continually able to overcome and surpass challenges as a nation. So many beautiful spots in Tallinn, especially in the Old City. If not for our tour in Denmark, we would have stayed for a couple of days in this gorgeous country!
• Submitted 15 Aug 2018
Wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable. Pickup and drop were on time. We had a pleasant conversation on the ride to the ship. The only criticism I would give is during the three hour guided tour, it would have been nice if we were anle to take a drink and restroom break. I would suggest when we got to one of the platforms, the guide allowing us 10 minutes or so to take photos, stop for a drink and a restroom break. Other than that, the tour was fabulous! Our tour guide was Maria, and our drivers were Ivan (Helsinki) and Helen (Tallinn) Thank you for a wonderful excursion!
• Submitted 24 Jul 2018
Very nice trip and well organized. Nice travel, very interesting to see historical places in Estonia and learn more about their history. The guide was very good, knowledgeable. The old city was very nice and then we have some free time over the city. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
The tour guide was informative and engages us the whole day tour with the life of Tallinn residents. It was really an eye opener for us! The tour period was just nice and we appreciate the pick up and drop off at our hotel too.
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
perfect day trip from Helsinki! everything was arranged and worked properly: transfer, boat tickets and friendly, nice guide at Tallin. small town worth of being seen and we enjoyed that day. highly recommended!
• Submitted 12 Sep 2017
perfect day trip from Helsinki! everything was arranged and worked properly: transfer, boat tickets and friendly, nice guide at Tallin. small town worth of being seen and we enjoyed that day. highly recommended!
• Submitted 12 Sep 2017
This day trip was fabulous! Great transport to and from the terminals in Helsinki and Tallin and a wonderful guide in Tallin Helen. We got lots of history and commentary about Estonia and Tallin and then had 2.5 hours to roam around on our own. If you are going to only have one day to spend in Tallin, this is absolutely the way to go!
• Submitted 10 Sep 2017
The guide was excellent, the pick up services etc were like clockwork. A very smooth tour.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
We really appreciated being picked up in the morning and taken to the ferry terminal and dropped off back at our hotel when we got back from Tallinn. We had a wonderful guide in Tallinnand really enjoyed seeing the old city. There was enough free time at the end for us to sit at a café and have some dinner and a beer and watch the people in the City Hall Square. There were a couple of things that were not clear on our voucher which would've helped decrease some of the stress of traveling. It would be nice to know how we were to find the tour guide in Tallinn once we got there and that our driver would be at the terminal meeting us when we returned holding up a sign. It was the same driver we had going to the terminal but he didn't speak much English to tell us how we would meet him at the end. The ferry ride is two hours both ways but the boat is very comfortable with lots of seating and a place to get food if desired..
• Submitted 28 Jun 2017
Driver was on time. The guide was spectacular, mannerly, articulate, polite and well informed
• Submitted 26 Jul 2016
The guides were fantastic and the Talinn is just stunning. My only gripe is that a day tour isn't long enough to experience Talinn but if you don't ave a lot of time this is the way to go
• Submitted 05 Jul 2016
Awesome trip, worth every penny spent. Very well organized and everything was on time. Highly recommend
• Submitted 08 May 2016
Was an interesting diversion from Helsinki. Thought it was a bit overpriced for what it was, though.
• Submitted 21 Apr 2018
interesting tour
• Submitted 11 Dec 2017
Really informative and comfortable tour . I am sure you could cover the same ground for a lot less money but if you want to pay for someone else to do the planning its a good day
• Submitted 21 Sep 2017
This ended up being a great tour, I just was surprised how it was coordinated. We had someone pick us up from the hotel and basically dropped us off at the port, taking us to the line we needed to wait in to get our cruise tickets. It was kind of like will call, but he left us to wait in the line on our own and to board the cruise ship and sail over. Looking back it makes sense the real guide would be in Tallin and we would meet them there, but just wasn't expecting to be dropped off. It worked out great though as we could relax on our own for the cruise to Tallin, both ways. It is like a huge cruise ship with bars and entertainment and shopping and restaurants. Once we got to Tallin, the guide was supposed to be waiting at the dock, but no one was there and I had to call the reservation number and within 15 minutes the guide arrived. He said there was a miscommunication on their end. It ended up being just me and my friend on the tour. It was great and the driving took us all around by car and we would stop and get out at significant things. We got to walk through old town and went into a great little bar for a drink and a snack. It reminded me of the Leaky Cauldron in Harry Potter! He then drove us back to the port and we boarded the cruise ship and was able to have steak and wine at the restaurant on the cruise ship back. All in all it was a great day, I just gave it 4 stars based on the few miscommunications on the set up, but it worked out for the best! I would definitely recommend!
• Submitted 16 Jan 2017
This was a good tour overall - Tallinn is an incredible city and having the bus take us around was wonderful. The tour guide was very well versed with the history of the area. However, for the price and it being a private tour, I feel that the bus and tour guide could have been more accommodating of our timing and preferences. The bus seemed to be on its own schedule and we had to rush from point to point which kind of defeated the purpose of a private tour.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2016
Though Tallin was amazing the tone we got to spend there was just 3 hours Instead of the steamer at 11.15 one should be taken by the 7.30 am one and bought back by the 6 pm The guide was very good and gave complete information You can charge more but the time in Tallinn must be more
• Submitted 09 Jul 2016
Local guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Four guests two couples travelled with her in her small car which was very cramped and uncomfortable. Tour was one hour by car and two hours on foot, plus three hours of free time. Add on transfers from hotel to ferry and back and a two hour ferry ride each way made for a very long day. Tallin was interesting, but not really worth all the hassle. Would have been better off just spending the day in Helsinki.
• Submitted 28 Jun 2017
We had a terrible tour guide. I wish that the time had been a little longer. The tour guide rushed us through. He ran into a sign post while driving. The only thing that we did was spend 10 minutes in a church...walk briefly through the old city to an overlook...and drive through an open air stadium. The boat ride from Helsinki was fine....the day-trip could have been great, but it was nothing at all that gave me a good impression of the city.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2016

In Brief

Helsinki, Finland
12 hours
Daily except Saturday
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Small-group tour
Comprehensive tour of the city