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tourist card and seat boat tour

I will be in Helsinki on a cruise in June (for 8 hrs). I wonder whether I can buy the tourist card (for public transportation) at the west terminal (west harbor)?

Or I can buy it online beforehand? If not, where can

I get it while I am there? Anyway close to the west

terminal so that I don't have to go all the way

to market square first?

Another thing is I saw in the forum mentioning about seat boat tour. How long does that take? And how much is it? Any information online that I can

look at? I plan to go to the SS fortress and

the open air museum also. And since the cruise

will be going in and out Helsinki by sea, would

it be a duplicate thing to see? (Since I only

get limited # of hrs in Helsinki.)

How far away is the market square to the central

train station? is it within walking distance?

If so, how long is the walk?

Anywhere to find a good printable map of Helsinki

online?

Does it rain in early June in Helsinki? Do I need a

rain jacket all the time?

Thanks.

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11. Re: tourist card and seat boat tour

Beenthere, did the bus stop at the Olympic Stadium? Is this a better deal than purchasing the HelsinkiCard?

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12. Re: tourist card and seat boat tour

heavydcleveland, I always advise my visitors not to bother with the HelsinkiCard - unless you want to visit half a dozen museums or more per day, it isn't worth the price. A 1-, 3- or 5-day tourist ticket for public transport is the way to go.

ytv.fi/ENG/…tourists.htm

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13. Re: tourist card and seat boat tour

JohntheFinn, thanks for the suggestion. Could I use the card also for the Hop-on/Hop-off buses?

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14. Re: tourist card and seat boat tour

Not if you mean privately owned tour buses (and I don't think they're running this time of year). The tourist ticket is OK for public transport only - metro, trams, Helsinki buses, and commuter trains.

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15. Re: tourist card and seat boat tour

Yes, I was thinking of using one of those. I read that they start at the Senaatintori. I won't be travelling until 8/2009.

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16. Re: tourist card and seat boat tour

I see. You can get to all the same places by public transport, but I guess they're convenient. You might try a boat tour from market square, too. They're fun.

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