Day trip

Helsinki: City and Porvoo Guided Day Shore Excursion

Activity provider: Essence of Berlin

Helsinki: City and Porvoo Guided Day Shore Excursion

Activity provider: Essence of Berlin

From US$ 130.13 per person

Make the most of your cruise ship docking in Helsinki with a comprehensive city tour combined with a short trip to Porvoo, a charming medieval town with red-painter waterfront houses.

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Duration 7 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the highlights of Helsinki on a guided shore excursion
  • Explore the charming medieval town of Porvoo
  • Marvel at the sculptures and greenery of Sibelius Park
  • Admire the magnificent Olympic Stadium and Uspensky Cathedral
  • Enjoy some free time at the seaside Market Square
Full description

Discover the quaint town of Porvoo on a guided shore excursion, followed by a tour of the Finnish capital of Helsinki. Admire the traditional architecture of Porvoo and some of the main landmarks of Helsinki including Sibelius Park, the Olympic Stadium, and Uspensky Cathedral.

Meet your guide at Helsinki Port. Then, take a scenic drive towards Porvoo, the second oldest town in Finnland. Upon arrival, marvel at the picturesque waterfront red-painted houses whilst your guide takes you on a walking tour. See the Old Church, Town Hall Square, as well as shops and workshops.  Following the visit to Porvoo, head back to Helsinki. Enjoy a sightseeing tour by bus as you discover Esplanadi Street and the Grand Mannerheim Boulevard. Admire the views of the Opera House, the Finlandia Concert Hall, the National Museum, the Parliament Building, and the Presidential Palace.

Stop at the famous Sibelius Park, named after the renowned Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. See the Sibelius Monument, an abstract grouping of hundreds of steel pipes.

After the park, continue the Olympic Stadium, the site of the 1952 Summer Olympics. Arrive at the Rock Church, carved directly out of the side of the mountain and topped by a magnificent copper dome. Admire the exterior of Uspensky Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe. See Helsinki Central train station with its famous clock tower as well as the beloved Havis Amanda fountain. The tour ends with free time by the seaside Market Square, where you can try some local delicacies. At the end of the tour, be returned to the port in time for your cruise ship's departure.

Includes
  • Helsinki city tour
  • Porvoo tour
  • Guide
  • Driver
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off at the Helsinki Port
  • Free time in Market Square
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Your guide and driver will be waiting for you behind the port gates holding up greeting signs saying "Baltic Experience". The distance between the ship and the gates varies in different ports in Helsinki: at Hernesaari port about 656 feet, or 200 meters, at West Harbour about 820 feet, or 250 meters at Katajanokka about 328 feet, or 100 meters. Please contact the activity provider in case of any delay.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Product ID: 419341