Silversea Luxury Cruises To HELSINKI

HELSINKI
HELSINKI
HELSINKI

"A thriving, flawlessly-designed seaside city, Helsinki is famously livable and inspiring. A regional powerhouse of outstanding design and creativity, Helsinki lies across a confetti scattering of 300 islands and skerries in the Gulf of Finland. Known for the light granite hue of its buildings - which lend the city a bright, whitewashed appearance - traditional buildings mingle seamlessly with bold new structures, showcasing Finland's celebrated design outlook. Helsinki Cathedral is the crowning glory - rising high over the city's waterfront with its pearly white domes gleaming. View more

  A city that reveres knowledge and creativity above all else, artworks and statues litter the streets and parks, honouring creative minds of the past. Open parks offer space to lie back and soak up summer's sun, while sculptures like the abstract organs of the Sibelius Monument celebrate national heroes like composer Jean Sibelius - whose music gave Finland national identity in the quest for independence. Feel the stunning acoustics of the incredible Rock Church deep in your gut, as you witness a performance in this collaboration between man and nature. Built into the rock underground, the amphitheatre's soaring copper bowl roof is suspended dramatically on a bed of glass windows. One of Helsinki's many incredible buildings, the Design Museum offers a comprehensive insight into the city's balance of style, function and form.   Helsinki's easy-going, forward-thinking way of life was hard fought for, and the spectacular Suomenlinna fortress rears out of the waves as a reminder of the historical struggles that have played out in this stretch of sea. The chain of forts covers six islands and was built to defend the archipelago when it fell under Swedish rule. Sail out to the quaint little beaches, and waterfront pathways that now lend a calm, peaceful ambience to this UNESCO World Heritage Site."

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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LONDON (Tower Bridge) To STOCKHOLM
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    May 25 2020
  • Duration
    14 Days
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    Silver Wind
From US$ 9,700
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STOCKHOLM To COPENHAGEN
  • Departure
    Aug 03 2020
  • Duration
    7 Days
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    Silver Spirit
From US$ 5,490
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COPENHAGEN To STOCKHOLM
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    Aug 10 2020
  • Duration
    17 Days
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    Silver Spirit
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COPENHAGEN To STOCKHOLM
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    Aug 20 2020
  • Duration
    7 Days
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    Silver Spirit
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STOCKHOLM To COPENHAGEN
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    Aug 27 2020
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    7 Days
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    Silver Spirit
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STOCKHOLM To LONDON (Greenwich)
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    Aug 27 2020
  • Duration
    18 Days
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COPENHAGEN To STOCKHOLM
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    Jun 22 2021
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STOCKHOLM To COPENHAGEN
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    Jun 29 2021
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COPENHAGEN To STOCKHOLM
  • Departure
    Jul 16 2021
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STOCKHOLM To COPENHAGEN
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    Jul 23 2021
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Excursions in HELSINKI

A Taste of Finland

The splendid flavours and landmarks of Helsinki are yours to discover during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing tour.

Helsinki Harbour, City Centre

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 90-minute drive from Helsinki’s bustling harbour to its fascinating city centre. This unique city blends old, new, eastern and western influences, yet maintains its distinctly Finnish flavour.

City Centre, Sibelius Monument, Opera House, Parliament House, Presidential Palace, City Hall

Upon arrival in the city centre, a panoramic drive takes you past the iconic Sibelius Monument, the modern Opera House and imposing Parliament House. Along the way, your guide brings the city’s history to life. Discover the influence of architect Carl Ludvig Engel, known as the ‘creator of neoclassical Helsinki’, as you view his Presidential Palace and City Hall. Admire the fine shops and open-air restaurants of Esplanade Street, a local favourite.

Senate Square, Tastings of Local Specialities, Market Square, Free Time

Next, proceed to Savata, a local restaurant in Senate Square. During your visit, learn about Finnish food and have an opportunity to taste some local specialities, including smoked fish, local cheese and Finnish pastry. Following your tasting, some free time is made available to explore Senate Square and the nearby Market Square. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.

Finnish Archipelago RIB-Boat Adventure

Experience the spectacular beauty of the Finnish Archipelago in an exciting new way during this scenic and exhilarating RIB-boat excursion.      

Helsinki, RIB-Boat-Ride, Archipelago, Islands

Depart the pier on-foot for the short walk to your awaiting rigid-inflatable boat (RIB-boat). After receive your safety and tour instructions and gear, set off on your RIB-boat adventure to our island on the outskirts of the east-side of the archipelago. En route, experience some of the more than 170,000 islands we have here, and see how close this spectacular island beauty is to the city.

Private Island, Nature Walk, Light Lunch

Upon arrival at the island, explore the island during a short nature walk. Along the way, learn about the flora and fauna, along with the types of berries and mushrooms grown here, and look for local wildlife. Following your nature walk, proceed for a light lunch and learn how the archipelago developed after the last Ice Age.

Free Time, Nature Stroll, Cliffs, Heated Private Sauna, Return RIB-Boat-Ride

After lunch, some free time is made available to enjoy your surrounds at your leisure. You can take a short exploration stroll, sit on the smooth cliffs and listen to the sound of silence, relax and unwind in the heated private sauna, and/or take an invigorating swim. At the conclusion of your visit, embark your RIB-boat for the approximately 45-minute ride back to the pier. Your captain may take an alternative inner-route back, or choose a speed tour along the outer route on the open sea instead. Upon arrival, disembark the RIB-boat and commence the short walk back to the ship.

HIstoric Porvoo & Nordic Pottery Workshop

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On the way to Porvoo, you will drive through Helsinki, past the bustling open-air market and several grand works of architecture, including the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, and expansive Senate Square in the heart of the city.

You first stop in Porvoo will be at VAJA Ceramic/porcelain factory , where you will tour the factory learning all the steps involved to create of one their most popular product , the Vaia tea cup. You will then be invited to decorate your own cup , which will be shipped to your desired address later on . Enjoy a cup of tea and some cookies wile walking around their shop , before heading to Porvoo

A short coach drive will take you to Old Porvoo. As you begin your leisure walking tour , a sense of history pervades the entire town, as Porvoo is the second oldest in Finland, receiving its charter in 1346 from the Swedish king, Magnus Eriksson. See the medieval cathedral where Tsar Alexander I convened the Diet (a legislative body) of Porvoo in 1809 and proclaimed Finland a Russian Grand Duchy.

Stroll through the picturesque cobblestone streets lined with brightly painted wooden buildings. Stop at the Old Bridge of Porvoo, which spans the Porvoo River, for a magnificent view of the old town. Visit a local café for a fresh cup of coffee / tea paired with some runenberg cake, which is a sweet pastry named after a poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg. Enjoy time on your own, perhaps admiring the impressive gardens and browsing through the handicraft shops and antique stores before returning to Helsinki.

Helsinki & Suomenlinna Island

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On this tour, you will hear about Helsinki, the capital of Finland, on a Panoramic Tour and learn about the UNESCO’s World Heritage site in Helsinki, Suomenlinna Fortress Island. Your tour starts with a Panoramic Tour in Helsinki city, which ends at the Market Square where the waterbus to the Fortress Island departs.

Suomenlinna Fortress was built in 18th century and it is included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1991 as a unique monument of military architecture. Together with your guide, you will explore the Island and hear about the island’s history. Your walking tour takes you to see places, which makes this Island such a unique place. There are for example little less than 1000 people still living on the island year round.

Before returning to the mainland, you will have some free time to explore the island and for example, it’s cozy little shops. Ferry will return to the Market Square where you will enjoy some free time for shopping before you return your ship by foot or by shuttle (depending on ship’s docking spot )

Helsinki HIghlights

Experience the splendid beauty, architecture and landmarks of Helsinki during this scenic, half-day sightseeing tour of the city.

Depart the pier for the brief drive into Helsinki, the Daughter of the Baltic Sea and capital of Finland. Wonderful architecture, green parks and the beautiful archipelago surrounding the city highlight, Helsinki.

En route, pass the Finlandia hall, Finnish National Opera before you make a stop at the unique church of Temppeliaukio, more commonly known as the Rock

Church because it is built into solid rock.

Sibelius Monument & The Rock Church

The unique Sibelius Monument is comprised of over 600 steel pipes, and honours the renowned Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. From here, proceed for a visit to the Church of Temppeliaukio, also known as the 'Church of the Rock'. This simple yet beautiful church was built into the rock after blasting through more than 100 feet (34 metres) of solid granite.

Senate Square

This Neo-Classical-style square is the heart of the city, and one of the most beautiful urban squares in the world. It features important monuments that include the University of Helsinki, the Government Palace and the magnificent Lutheran Cathedral. Completed in 1852, the cathedral dominates the square and can be seen from far out at sea.

Sibelius Park

At Sibelius Park view the magnificent sculpture commemorating Jean Sibelius, Finland’s greatest composer. The sculpture is made of more than 600 steel pipes set in a wave design, a visual representation of Sibelius’s music.

Helsinki by Bike

Explore the most scenic parts of Helsinki in a unique new way during this tour, invigorating eco-tour via bicycle.


Depart the pier with your guide for a scenic, approximate three and a half-hour bicycle tour through the heart of the beautiful city of Helsinki. Along the way, cycle through green areas and parks, pass by museums, admire the sea and feel the spirit of the Downtown area.


Bicycling along mostly flat paths, discover many of Helsinki's highlights and admire the city's waterfront beauty. Rain or shine, your local guide will meet you at the ship with your required helmet, safety vest and a bike.


You will ride through city parks, waterfronts and residential areas till you arrive to Sibelius Park, where you will see the monument to celebrated Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Pedal to Töölö Bay, where you can enjoy splendid views of the Opera House and the lovely 19th-century villas facing the bay. See the Finlandia Hall, the National Museum and the Parliament building in the distance. Continue along the coastal roads and pass by Kaivopuisto Park and the shipbuilding yard before returning to the pier


During you tour, A stop is made at a local café for you to enjoy a cup of fresh coffee / tea and some local pastries


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of activity, and is recommended only for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests under the age of 12, guests with limited mobility, or those guests who utilize a wheelchair. This tour is approximately three and a half hours in duration, and almost all of the riding takes place along bicycle paths. This tour operates in all weather conditions; raincoats are provided if needed. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a hat, bottled water and sunglasses from the ship. Guests must be confident bicycling,

there are parts of the tour which will come across roads with cars and people crossing the streets. The tour sequence may vary. Helmets are provided and are required to be worn. Bikes may have hand breaks or pedal breaks (according to availability).

Kayaking Adventure

Experience the picturesque beauty of the Finnish Archipelago in an invigorating new way during this panoramic, half-day kayaking excursion.


Helsinki and Kayak Centre

Depart the pier for the short drive along the coast and suburbs of Helsinki en route to the Kayak Centre. Upon arrival, receive your kayaking and safety instructions, along with a life vest, helmet, rain jacket, kayak, and paddles. Afterward, begin your guided, approximately 2.25-hour kayaking journey.


Guided Kayaking Journey, Finnish Archipelago and Kayak Centre

Along the way, discover numerous islands and diverse birdlife, whilst admiring the stunning scenery and natural beauty of the Finnish Archipelago. During your kayaking tour, a refreshment stop is made on one of the islands before paddling back to the Kayak Centre. Upon arrival, change into dry clothes, then re-board your coach and commence the approximately 40-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the kayak. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and know how to swim well. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable sportswear in layers with flat, closed-toe sneakers or sandals, and bring a windproof jacket, towel and change of clothing from the ship; jeans are not recommended. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate on this tour, and minors must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years or older. Children under 14 years old must ride in a double-kayak with an adult; a limited amount of double-kayaks are available for two adults, too. Guests must be at least 3'11" (about 1.2 metres) tall to participate on this tour. Guests weighing over 242 pounds (about 110 kilograms) are not permitted on this tour. This tour operates in wet weather conditions, and a basic rain jacket, life vest, helmet, rain jacket, kayak, and paddles are provided. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Market Square and Temppeliaukio Rock Church (Limited Mobility Friendly)

This accessible Helsinki shore excursion provides a wonderful overview of the Finnish capital city. Explore the heart of Helsinki including the Esplanadi Boulevard, the Design District and Senate Square. Experience the charming Market Square with unique artisan shops and fresh Finnish delicacies. Visit the unique Temppeliaukio Rock Church, a spectacular church built directly into solid rock.


Start your tour by meeting your tour guide and accessible van at the Helsinki cruise dock. From there, you will be on your way to the heart of Helsinki where you will visit several must see places within the city, including the unique Design District, the lively Esplanadi Boulevard, as well as the Senate Square. There will also be time to stop at the charming Market Square where you will be able to purchase souvenirs from the unique artisan shops and fresh Finnish delicacies such as meat pastries. Enjoy a leisurely stroll as your guide shares lively commentary along the way. During your time in the city, you will also see two of the most beautiful churches in Helsinki, the Lutheran Cathedral and the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral.


The final stop of your day will be the unique Temppeliaukio Rock Church, a Lutheran church in the Toolo neighborhood of Helsinki. The church was originally designed by two brothers, Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, and opened in 1969. This spectacular church is built directly into solid rock!



Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is specially designed for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair or a scooter. Full time wheelchair users, are kindly requested to contact shoreconcierge@silversea.com in order to provide further details and determine if the tour is suitable for them. The tour route avoids steps and stairs. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. An accessible vehicle with a wheelchair lift or ramp will be used for transportation. Guides are not allowed to push wheelchairs. A minimum participation of 5 guests is required to operate the excursion at the advertised rate. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Off-Road Bike through the Forbidden Islands


Boat ride to Island of Vallisaari

After a short boat ride from the Market Square, you will arrive at the Island of Vallisaari and its forbidden southern tip. The Island has been used by the military school for many years, and recently it has been opened for visitors.

Fortifications, buildings and a record break of species tell a tale of coexistence between humans and wild nature. It's the most diverse nature destination in the metropolitan area. During your fat bike tour, you'll get the opportunity to familiarize yourself with military story dating back hundreds of years, when Finland was still part of the Swedish Kingdom.

Fatbike tour

Followed by a short safety demonstration, you will begin your fatbike tour through the island of Vallisaari and the adjacent Kuninkaansaari. Contemplate the nature, the sea, while your guide tells you interesting facts about the islands. Enjoy a light snack and some refreshments before continue to the forbidden southern tip. This is still an off limit area where access is granted upon request.

At the end of the tour, a short boat transfer will bring you back to the market square, where you can explore on your own, or return to the ship accompanied by your guide

Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of activity (10 km of riding fat bike), and is recommended only for guests in good physical condition. Guests must be able to ride bikes with hand breaks and multiple gears through uneven , sandy ,rocky paths as well up and down The minimum age to participate to this tour is 16. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility, or those guests who utilize a wheelchair. This tour operates in all weather conditions; raincoats are provided if needed. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a hat, bottled water, sunglasses and repellent from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. Helmets, safety vest and safety helmet are provided and are required to be worn. Bikes may have hand breaks or pedal breaks (according to availability). It is required 48 hours prior to the call to have the heights of all guests; shore Concierge staff will contact you accordingly. The boat ride is done with a public ferry.

Scenic Helsinki & Old Town of Porvoo

Explore the highlights of Helsinki City and the Old Town of Porvoo during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Helsinki City Tour, Museums, Senate Square, and Sibelius Park

Depart the pier for a scenic drive through Helsinki City enroute to Porvoo. Along the way, pass by the bustling open-air market and grand architectural works, and stop at the expansive Senate Square, located in the heart of the city. Here, see the Lutheran Cathedral and Government Palace. From the Senate Square drive past New Opera House, Finlandia Hall, National Museum, Presidental Palace, imposing Parliament Building, Contemporary Art Museum.


Porvoo, Old Town Walking Tour and Old Bridge

Upon arrival in Porvoo, begin your leisurely, guided walking tour of the 14th-century Old Town, the second-oldest in Finland.

Along the way, see the medieval Cathedral where Tsar Alexander I c onvened the Diet (a legislative body) of Porvoo in 1809, and proclaimed Finland a Russian Grand Duchy. Stroll through the picturesque cobblestone streets lined with brightly-painted wooden buildings, and stop at the Old Bridge of Porvoo, which spans the Porvoo River, for a magnificent view of the Old Town. At a local café, enjoy a cup of fresh coffee with some "runeberg cake", named after Finland's most beloved poet Johan Runeberg


Free Time, Handicraft Shops and Antique Stores

Following your guided tour and coffee break, some free time is made available to browse the Old Town. You can browse the handicraft shops and antique stores at your leisure. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board the coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.24 miles (about 2 kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in the Old Town is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Helsinki at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Helsinki at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Helsinki at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Helsinki at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.