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Bus Tours from Helsinki cruise port

My husband and I will be on a Baltic cruise in July with a stop in Helsinki. Is there a HOHO or panoramic bus tour that will pick up at the cruise terminal? I believe RCL docks at the west terminal which is too far to walk to town. Thanks!

Posted by
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HOHO buses will probably be in the parking lot of the cruise terminal.

Helsinki is a relatively small city, and HOHO's get you around easily.

Posted by
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As David notes, Helsinki is a relatively small city and very walkable. If you are at the West Terminal, the Number 9 tram runs every 15 minutes or so and Länsiterminaali T1 Light Rail Station is close to the West Terminal. The #9 tram run to Helsinki's central train station would take less than 10 minutes with the fare being a little over 3 EUR.

Helsinki tourist brochures: http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en/come/tourist-information/brochures-and-maps
Including this link to Helsinki self-guided walking tours: http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en/sites/visithelsinki.fi/files/files/Esitteet/EN/kavellen_englanti2012_lores.pdf

Posted by
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Do not do the Panoramic tour. It was one of my biggest regrets on our trip. I don't know why it's rated so highly in Rick's book, but it was outrageously overpriced for the tour. I wish we would have just done the self-guided walk instead.

ETA- our cruise (Disney) provided free shuttles from the port to the town center

Posted by
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Question for thune: when you say to avoid the Panoramic Bus Tour, are you referring to the Hop-On, Hop-Off?
Thanks,

Posted by
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The Panoramic tour is different than the hop on-hop off buses. It's only offered a couple times per day.