Helsinki Highlights and Medieval Old Town of Porvoo/Shore excursion

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Tour Number

Activity Level

391019


Categories

Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No. The tour is suitable for children over 5 years old.

Friendly: No.
Porvoo Old town has old cobble stone and uphills, moving with wheelchair has its difficulties. There is the possibility to skip the Cathedral on a uphill and spend the time in City Hall area. Wheelchair is no problem in Helsinki.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Swedish (fluent), Spanish (advanced), German (basic), Finnish (fluent), English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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)

Helsinki:

- 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.

Transportation

Comfortable air conditioned minibus with driver

** If you are less than 3 persons, please inquire me for a customized tour

What’s Included

Other: - entrance fee to Rock Church
- comfortable minibus with experienced driver
- you will have my total devotion to make your day a good one

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euros - Optional coffee and snack/ lunch break.
Some shops in Porvoo do not accept American Express.

What’s Extra

Other: - optional coffee/ lunch break
- optional entrance fee to museum is 8 euros (this allows you to visit 2 museums). The museums are closed in winter time on Monday and Tuesday.

Restrictions

No restrictions

A Recent Review of this tour

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
Andrew B.

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Private tour guide Laila

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