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Porvoo: 5-Hour Town Tour from Helsinki

1. Porvoo: 5-Hour Town Tour from Helsinki

Dating from the 14th century, Porvoo is one of Finland’s oldest towns. With its wooden houses and cobbled streets, it has preserved the spirit of medieval times. Porvoo’s natural setting makes the town particularly attractive, and includes a winding river, hills with centuries-old pines, and primeval rocks. Admire the mosaic of colorful houses along the river bank and hill slopes. Just 50 kilometers from Helsinki and connected by regular bus service, Porvoo can be reached in less than an hour. The guide will meet you in Helsinki center to travel with you by bus on this 5-hour excursion. When you arrive in Porvoo you’ll take the most interesting and picturesque route to see the major sights and to get the best overview of the town. During the tour you’ll have an opportunity to stop for coffee, tea, or lunch in one of the town's charming cafés or restaurants, and to visit the shops of local manufacturers if you like. Some of the most famous national poets and artists chose to settle and create here. Russian Tsar Alexander I, probably charmed by the town during his visit, granted Finland autonomy!

Helsinki: City and Porvoo Guided Day Shore Excursion

2. Helsinki: City and Porvoo Guided Day Shore Excursion

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.

Berlin, Hamburg, Tallinn, & Helsinki: Carnival Pride Package

3. Berlin, Hamburg, Tallinn, & Helsinki: Carnival Pride Package

This package is designed specifically for Carnival Pride cruise ship passengers. The package includes a 10% discount on the total price and encompasses: - a 12-hour tour to Berlin from the port of Warnemüde - a 7-8 hour tour to Hamburg from the port of Kiel - a 7-hour tour of Helsinki and Porvoo - a 5-hour tour of Tallinn. Each of the tours is conducted with a modern, air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking tour guide. The details for each of these tours can be found under our Get Your Guide profile: https://www.getyourguide.com/essence-of-berlin-s60953/

Helsinki/Porvoo: Group Guided Eco-Friendly Tour

4. Helsinki/Porvoo: Group Guided Eco-Friendly Tour

See the sights in Helsinki with a two day tour of Helsinki and the charming medieval town of Porvoo. Sail by ferry to the wind-swept sea fortress of Suomenlinna. Meet your guide at the Helsinki Central Railway Station on the first day of your tour. Follow your guide to see the columns of Helsinki Cathedral, Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, and Rock Church. Travel by tram to the gardens at the seaside Sibelius Park, Olympic Stadium, Market Square, Market Hall, and Esplanadi Park. Take a round-trip ferry to Suomenlinna to enjoy a guided tour of the sea fortress of Finland. On the second day, meet at the bus station to take an inter-city bus to Porvoo. Discover this old town with help from your expert guide. Take some free time to walk around. In the afternoon, you cam take the inter-city bus back to Helsinki.

Helsinki: Helsinki & Porvoo Private City Tour by luxury car

5. Helsinki: Helsinki & Porvoo Private City Tour by luxury car

Visit Helsinki, the city of the highest standard of life in the world! This young European capital is the third largest Nordic city, but it`s quite compact to explore on foot or on bicycle, however we offen you the city tour by comfortable car. During city tour with a prefessional guide loving this city you will explore the main landmarks of this vibrant capital. Porvoo is Finland’s second oldest town and one of the most charming city in Finland. Magic Porvoo, located just within 50 km east of Helsinki, is full of history. The timeless and unique atmosphere in Old Porvoo attracts travellers from all over the world. In today’s Porvoo, the past and the present merge in perfect harmony. The Old Town provides one of Porvoo`s most colourful sights and tourist attractions. Old Porvoo is famous for its narrow lanes and brick-coloured riverside warehouses. Small wooden colored houses, quite narrow cobbled streets, cozy coffee-houses, nice souvenir shops… Everything here is saturated with the spirit of measured Finland.

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What people are saying about Porvoo

Michael is an academic with boundless knowledge of this quaint medieval town. Tour starts at bus station, goes over bridge, turns back into town for a bit of shopping and a bite to eat in a charming tearoom, concludes at the gorgeous church on hilltop. A perfect day!

Helsinki is a great capital. Our five-hour short trip was definitely worth it! A totally “different world” awaited us here, the old Porvoo rich in tradition and then the new town next to it. I can only recommend this excursion to everyone.

he was extremely knowledgeable about Finland, its history and porvoo, great tour and experience. had some time to get local tea and coffee and chocolate and some souvenirs. thank you !

Wonderful little village. Picturesque scenery. Local coffee, ice cream and Runebergin Torttu is a must. Friendly well knowledgeable guide. excellent service

Mikhail was friendly and was knowledgeable about Porvoo. The town was cute and we went to different sites and stores. I had a good time!