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HEL-015 - Porvoo Private Tour with Helsinki Highlights

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Experience the best of both urban and rural Finland on this tour that combines the main sights of elegant, aristocratic Helsinki with a trip to nearby Porvoo.

Tour price per adult:

Group size 1 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Price per 1 person 1020 525 294 206 159 131 112 98 93 89 83
Group size Price per 1 person
1 1020€
2 525€
4 294€
6 206€
8 159€
10 131€
12 112€
14 98€
16 93€
18 89€
20 83€

Tour includes

  • 6h private guide services
  • 6h private tour vehicle
  • Walking tour in Porvoo
  • Helsinki highlights tour including stops at Rock Church, Sibelius monument and Senate Square
  • Private round transfer from/to cruise port/hotel
  • Entrance to Rock Church

Tour excludes

  • Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price.


  • 00:0001:00
    Meet & greet at cruise port/hotel followed by sightseeing tour in Helsinki, stop at Sibelius Monument
  • 01:0001:50
    Drive to Porvoo
  • 01:5002:30
    Walking tour in Porvoo
  • 02:3003:30
    Free time in Porvoo for coffee break and shopping
  • 03:3004:20
    Drive back from Porvoo
  • 04:2005:40
    Rock Church visit, Senate and Market Square visit and some free time for shopping at the Market place
  • 05:4006:00
    Transfer back to cruise port/hotel

Additional information

Entrance to Rock Church is subject to scheduled religious and private services.

Please note, a surcharge applies on Sundays and all public holidays. Public holidays in 2023-2024: 04.11.23, 06.12.23, 24-26.12.23, 01.01.24, 06.01.24, 29.03.24, 31.03.24, 01.04.24, 01.05.24, 09.05.24, 19.05.24, 21.06.24, 22.06.24, 02.11.24, 6.12.24, 24-26.12.24.

Children’s Discounts: 3-year-old and under are free, 15% discount for ages 4-12.

  • Sibelius Monument & Park
  • Helsinki Olympic Stadium
  • Porvoo Old Town
  • Porvoo Cathedral
  • Porvoo City Hall
  • Rock Church
  • Finlandia Hall
  • Helsinki Music Center
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
  • Central Railway Station
  • Senate Square
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Helsinki University
  • Helsinki City Hall
  • Presidential Palace
  • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Market Square
  • Old Market Hall

Finland’s second oldest town is found in a relaxing, idyllic coastal setting filled with colorful wooden houses.

Our day begins with a bus or car tour of Helsinki, a city whose Nordic aura is reflected in its impressive 19th and 20th century architecture. On the way, we’ll see the Presidential Palace, created by architect C. L. Engel, the grand Finlandia Hall, and the unforgettable Temppeliaukio “Rock Church” – a one-of-a-kind structure built right into the city’s bedrock. We’ll also make a short pause at the monument of the famous Finnish composer Sibelius, situated in the Sibeliuspuisto park, and see another key landmark, the functionalist-style Olympic Stadium, which served as the site of the 1952 Olympic Games.

The journey then leaves the city behind for tranquillity of the countryside. After a few minutes’ drive through beautiful nature areas, Finland’s second oldest city, Porvoo, opens up from the Old Bridge. This picturesque, little town filled with old wooden houses, narrow lanes and romantic flower arrangements reflects a harmonious and peaceful lifestyle that’s hard to find in today’s Europe. The elegant City Hall and Porvoo Cathedral add to the cosy atmosphere.

Here we’ll take a guided walking tour through the cobblestone streets of Porvoo’s Old Town, an area that dates back to medieval times, and enjoy views of the red shore houses built on the riverside. There will be time to shop for local handicrafts and duck into one of the intimate cafés for a cup of coffee, a delicious lunch or taste of the famous Baltic herring.

Back in Helsinki, the day continues with a walk around many of downtown’s best-loved sights, including the Senate Square with the impressive Helsinki Cathedral, and the Uspenski Cathedral, an Orthodox church that can be called the largest in the Western Europe. Finally we’ll stop at the bustling Market Square, where you can get a glimpse of the busy happenings at the unique Old Market Hall and will have the chance to do some shopping.

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Multiple tour discount! We offer 3% discount when booking two tours and 5% when booking three or more tours.

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Porvoo Private Tour with Helsinki Highlights

    Reviews of our tours


    Porvoo Private Tour with Helsinki Highlights

    I had approached Nordic Experience for two short tours from Helsinki – To Porvoo and Tallinn. The response with recommendation of tours for query was very prompt – I sent the request in the midnight and morning by 07 I got the proposal. We selected Porvoo Private Tour with Helsinki Highlights and Helsinki To Tallinn Private Day Trip with Old Town Tour & City Sightseeing. The response from Eva ( I believe the Managing Director) was impeccable and all the arrangements were made in a swift manner. The driver and guide were on time and took all the possible efforts to keep us comfortable while explaining the importance of each places we visited. Due to unforeseen situation we thought to cancel the trip to Tallinn that was scheduled on our second day, however we tried for a possible reschedule. Even though it was a last minute request, they were able to accommodate our request and we could visit Tallinn. The guide and driver who accompanied us in Tallinn were also excellent with their wide knowledge of the history of the country and importance of each places.


    Porvoo Private Tour with Helsinki Highlights

    Helsinki is a quite familiar city for me. Or, actually, I thought so. This time tried a private tour of Helsinki with Porvoo and was truly impressed by Nordic Experience guide – Ritva. Very professional, knowledgeable, loves her country with all her heart. We’ve got an absolutely another picture of this severe beautiful city. Ritva knows here really everything: history, gastronomy, best places to avoid crowds and ways to wake up interest of each member of the group. Thank you, “Nordic Experience”, we’ll come back and ask you for new adventures for sure! 🙂


    Porvoo Private Tour with Helsinki Highlights

    Estonian Experience provided my extended family of 18 a very memorable experience as we visited Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallin, Riga, and Copenhagen. The guides were all very professional and knowledgeable, and their love and passion for their homeland and culture was evident in the way they introduced us to their culture. They were all prompt or early (always awaiting us, never us awaiting them), and very flexible in accommodating our group’s desires and needs. Booking with Estonian Experience for the multicity tour took out a lot of stress of coordinating with what would have been 5 different tour companies. Eva-Maria and her team were very pleasant and easy to work with, not to mention accommodating, and Eva-Maria herself attended a couple of our tours that had itineraries that were new to the company.Estonian Experience is highly recommended.


    Porvoo Private Tour with Helsinki Highlights

    We were so happy to explore Helsinki and Tallinn with Nordic experience!
    In April 2015 we, a small group of 6 adults and one 6 year old kid , booked our tours with this company and had the best time ever! The tour was very informative and a great fun! we visited the famous sights of Helsinki – Rock church and Cathedral, strolled along the main streets of the city, walked in Sybelius park. Despite the age difference in the group the guide managed to make the tour very interesting for both young and old. After substantial lunch in one of the local cafes we went to visit Porvoo and that was my favourite part of the tour. This charming town with its picturesque streets and buildings was really amaizing.
    After the long day we returned back tired but very happy.
    Exactly the same was in Tallinn the other day – the welcoming and hospitable guide who made us feel home in this beautiful city.
    Thank you, Eva-Maria, for the great tour that you arranged for us! We would be happy to recommend you and your company to our friends and hope to be back to Tallinn and Helsinki one day.

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