Do not miss this tour! Combine Helsinki with Porvoo -a pittoresque town from the Medieval era. Porvoo is famous for its red wooden old barracks by the riverside and of its many art galleries and handicraft shops. Many Finnish artists have lived in Porvoo. Walking in the Old Town, by the river and visiting the Cathedral will enchant you.
Returning to Helsinki we will have a full city tour:
* Senate Square with the Gran Cathedral and the beautiful neoclassical part of the town
* Art Nouveau district of Katajanokka, Orthodox Cathedral of Uspenski
* Market Square, an open market by the Baltic Sea
* Esplanadi Avenues and Park with chic designer stores
* Central Railway Station, designed by Eliel
Saarinen and chosen on the list of 10 most beautiful railway stations in the world
* Parliament Palace, National Museum, New Music Center
* Finlandia Hall, designed by Alvar Aalto
* Chapel of silence
* Sibelius Monument, Sibelius Park
* stunning and unique Rock Church
Please note:entrance visits subject to opening hrs
This 6-hour excursion combines Helsinki, our beautiful capital and Porvoo, a lovely wooden town dating from Medieval period. We will discover the best of both cities!
Porvoo is about 45 minutes drive from Helsinki and on the way you will learn about history, culture and nowadays Finland. Finland has a history full of rich heritage from Swedish and Russian periods. Porvoo dates from the Swedish era and is the second oldest town in Finland. You will be delighted to walk in the Old town of Porvoo, by the river banks and visit the Medieval Cathedral (subject to opening hours).
When returning to Helsinki we will see all the major landmarks of the city and visit the sites mentioned in the description such as: Senate Square with the Gran Cathedral, the Sibelius monument, the famous Rock Church (subject to opening hours), open market, Art Nouveau district by the seashore and many more.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Location can be upon traveler's request, please let me know and I will confirm the meeting point.
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euros - Coffee, snacks
No restrictions that I am aware of.
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We were a group of 14 and despite the rain we had the best day with Sarianna. We headed out to Porvoo which was the most beautiful place and to be honest if we had only gone there we would of been just fine. However, Helsinki is the most beautiful place so not to be missed. Our day was well organised and we really had a great overview of Helsinki in the short time we were there. Great day thank you Sarianna.