See the best sights in Helsinki sights aboard the Panorama Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover the best of Helsinki on a Panorama Sightseeing Bus tour of the city. This audio-guided bus tour of Helsinki allows you to see the top sights and attractions Helsinki has to offer, from past to present, all from the comfort of your seat.

Pass through the beautiful historical centre, discover its neo-classical buildings, see the iconic Uspenski Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, Rock Church, City Hall, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House, among many other top Helsinki attractions.

The tour lasts 1 hour 45 minutes and you can enjoy a guided commentary along the way, in 10 languages.

The tour stops at the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church), or if the church is closed, the tour will stop at the Sibelius Monument. Between Jan-May and Sept-Dec, Helsinki Card holders can visit Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) for free, between June-Aug, the entry fee is €3 for all.

Please note: you’ll get the free Panorama Sightseeing ticket by showing your Helsinki Card from the departure point at Esplanade Park or at Stromma Sales Point at Tourist Information (Pohjoisesplanadi 19). The number of seats is limited. These free tickets cannot be booked in advance on online shop or by email.

Highlights:

  • Rock Church
  • Sibelius Monument
  • City Hall
  • Parliament Houses
  • Helsinki Historic Centre
  • Neo-classical and Art Nouveau architecture
  • Finlandia Hall
  • Opera House

Did you know:

  • Helsinki was originally a trading town, founded by King Gustav I of Sweden in 1550
  • Helsinki became the capital of Finland in the year 1812, when Czar Alexander I of Russia replaced it with Turku in order to reduce Swedish impact
  • Alvar Aalto was the architect behind some of the most impressive buildings in the city, including Finlandia Hall

Things to see:

Helsinki has a fascinating history from its founding under Swedish rule, then passing through the Russian and finally into Finnish, so it's no surprise you can see influences of the different styles and eras through the architecture in the historic centre from neo-classical in the 18th century - many of the buildings are compared to those in St. Petersburg, old Leningrad and Moscow - to Art Nouveau in the 1900s, inspired by Kalevala, and Classicism of the 1920a.

Wander through the cobbled streets of Market Square and Senate Square in the Tori Quarter, or relax along Töölö Bay, where you'll find the Opera House. Marvel at the impressive Parliament buildings and the contrast in style between that and Finlandia Hall, proving Helsinki to be a beautiful blend of history through the ages.

A bus tour is the best way to get a feel for this cosy but cosmopolitan city, so enjoy the multiple attractions and landmarks along the route and get acquainted with Helsinki the easy way.

How to get there:

- Tram 1, 1A, 2
- Subway Helsinki University

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Full List Of Attractions Included

1 January - 8 January
Monday 11.00 & 13.30
Tuesday 11.00 & 13.30
Wednesday 11.00 & 13.30
Thursday 11.00 & 13.30
Friday 11.00 & 13.30
Saturday 11.00 & 13.30
Sunday 11.00 & 13.30
9 January - 1 May
Monday 11.00
Tuesday 11.00
Wednesday 11.00
Thursday 11.00
Friday 11.00 & 13.30
Saturday 11.00
Sunday 11.00
2 May - 3 September
Monday 11.00 & 13.30
Tuesday 11.00 & 13.30
Wednesday 11.00
Thursday 11.00
Friday 11.00
Saturday 11.00 & 13.30
Sunday 11.00 & 13.30
4 September - 31 December
Monday 11.00
Tuesday 11.00
Wednesday 11.00
Thursday 11.00
Friday 11.00 & 13.30
Saturday 11.00 & 13.30
Sunday 11.00

Closed:

24 - 26 December

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Address:

Esplanade Park Departure Point, or Tickets & Tours by Strömma service desk at Tourist Information (Pohjoisesplanadi 19)

Telephone:

+358 9 2288 1600