A half day tour in Medieval Old town Porvoo and Helsinki Highlights
This tour starts with a 50 minute drive to the unique, cozy Old Town of Porvoo. I will tell you interesting things about our oddities, saunas, nature, education, healthcare etc. The list is endless!
Porvoo has a rich history and it has played a significant role in our rocky road towards independence from Russia. It is just a cosy city with the old wooden houses and narrow streets, cafeterias and boutiques.
We have four medieval cities in Finland and Porvoo is the second oldest. Its beauty will charm you!
On our drive back to Helsinki I will tell you about our history and I am prepared to answer all your questions!
Helsinki is known for its numerous parks and it is a clean, vibrant city. We will see the most popular attractions, drive along the waterfront and admire Europe's largest archipelago.
* If you are 3 people or less, please inquire for a customized tour.
Start from hotel or harbour:
Old Town of Porvoo (approximately 50 minutes drive)
- Porvoo Cathedral
- Brunberg chocolate store
- Coffee/snack break
- former houses of the four estates
- Old City Hall square
- free time for visit museums or shopping (museums of former bourgeois home, Finnish art museum, Finland 100 years exhibition)
- Neo Classical Senate Square
- Ice breakers
- Presidential Palace
- Uspenski Cathedral
- Parliament House
- Finlandia Hall
- The National Museum
- Kiasma, the Contemporary Museum
- Sibelius monument (visit)
- Rock Church (visit, entrance fee included)
- Market square
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or any suitable place for you. Harbour customers, I will meet you at the port with a sign with your name on.
End location: The tour will end at your hotel, harbour or any suitable place which is previously agreed.
Duration: 6 hours
Traffic can cause delay, however we will be on good time at the harbour.
Comfortable air conditioned minibus with driver
** If you are less than 3 persons, please inquire me for a customized tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euros - Optional coffee and snack/ lunch break.
Some shops in Porvoo do not accept American Express.
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Laila's irrepressible enthusiasm for Helsinki, Porvoo and Finland, in general added a whole new dimension to an already highly enjoyable tour. Porvoo, one of the oldest towns in Finland, is definitely worth the trip out of Helsinki. And Helsinki, itself, is a beautiful city that Laila expertly demonstrates. If you can get Petro as your driver, by all means do so. He complements Laila perfectly. But Laila, with her thoughtful insights on Finnish culture, society and Helsinki's beautiful places, is the star