Experience the sights and sounds of Helsinki in three unique ways, as you explore city landmarks by motor coach and take a Flytour XD simulated sightseeing ride before enjoying free time in the city. Kick off your 3.5-hour tour in a comfortable bus bound for a route along Mannerheim Street, the capital city’s main street. Look out the window to see the House of Parliament, center of political life, and Finlandia Hall, designed by architect Alvar Aalto in 1971. See the Kiasma contemporary art museum, the massive Helsinki Opera House, as well as Passio Musicae, an abstract steel monument dedicated to composer Jean Sibelius. Then prepare for a thrilling Flytour XD experience, as you buckle up a seatbelt and brave a 10-minute 4D moving-theater ride. Special effects mimic wind, mist and movements as if you’re soaring over Helsinki’s most notable landmarks. Through custom-designed 4D glasses you’ll get an aerial view of UNESCO-listed sites, farmhouses, palaces, beaches, the zoo, and Helsinki Cathedral. Then come back to earth for a bit of free time in the heart of the city, spending an hour shopping for souvenirs in Market Square, exploring historic Senate Square, or dining on tasty Finnish food.
• Mannerheim Street: Enjoy a sightseeing coach drive around Finland’s capital city, with passing glimpses of its renowned landmarks.
• Flytour XD: Enjoy a heart-pounding 4D moving-theater experience that simulates a scenic flight over Helsinki’s city center and countryside.
• Helsinki: With an hours’ free time you can browse Market Square vendors, snap photos of Senate Square, or grab lunch.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Local currency
• Sun protection
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
Guests must be able to walk approximately .2
miles over cobblestone surfaces, with inclines and steps and extended periods of standing.•
Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.•
Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.•
Pregnant women and guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour.•
Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.•
Guests with concerns should consult their personal physician.•
Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion.•
Foreign currencies not accepted in many venues. •
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Age limit 5 years.
Seat belts must be worn on the motion ride.•
Participation limited but minimum required for tour to operate.•
Guide will designate a time and place to rejoin your coach for return to ship.•
Guests who miss the return transportation will be responsible for getting back to the ship.•
Tour sequence may vary.