HEL-002 - Rural Porvoo Tour with Helsinki Highlights#Day trips #Shore Excursions #Most Popular
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:
- 6h private guide services
- 6h private transportation
- Entrance to Rock Church
- Round transfer from the cruise port
- Walking tour in Porvoo
- Helsinki highlights tour including stops at Rock Church, Sibelius monument and Senate Square
- Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price.
Greeting at the harbor followed by sightseeing tour by car/bus in Helsinki
Drive to Porvoo
Walking tour in Porvoo
Free time in Porvoo for coffee break and shopping
Drive back from Porvoo
Walking tour in Senate Square and free time for shopping at the Market place
Transfer back to cruise port
Entrance to Rock Church is subject to scheduled religious and private services.
Please note, a surcharge of 20% applies on Sundays and all public holidays. Public holidays in 2018: 30.03.2018, 02.04.2018, 01.05.2018, 10.05.2018, 22.06.2018, 23.06.2018, 03.11.2018, 06.12.2018 and 24.-26.12.2018
Children’s Discounts: 3-year-old and under are free, 15% discount for ages 4-12.
- Uspenski Cathedral
- Presidential Palace
- Finlandia Hall
- Rock Chruch
- Sibelius Monument
- Senate Square
- Helsinki City Hall
- Helsinki Cathedral
- Olympic Stadium
- Central Railway Station
- Market Square
- Porvoo Old Town
- Porvoo Cathedral
- Porvoo City 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.