Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City
Kid Friendly: Yes. Old town consists merely of old cobblestone so moving with babycarriage is difficult. Otherwise is suitable for children.
Old town consists of old cobblestone, it is not suitable for a wheelchair. Proper shoes are recommended.
Maximum travelers: 6
Spanish (basic), Swedish (fluent), Norwegian (conversational), English (fluent), German (basic), Finnish (fluent)
Old wooden houses, history and cosy atmosphere in Medieval Old Town Porvoo
The old town of the Medieval City of Porvoo is the right place to visit all around the year. Porvoo locates a 45 minute drive from Helsinki and our tour back to Helsinki will be done through the countryside. Porvoo is the second oldest medieval town in Finland and it offers cosy old streets, design shops, cafeterias and you get the feeling that the old wooden houses have been thrown from sky to one area!
One of the narrow streets has been elected to be one of the most beautiful streets in Finland!
This tour is made by either a minivan or a convenient air-conditioned car with me as a driver, depending on the size of the group. Porvoo consists of walking.
Our drive to Porvoo takes less than an hour. You will hear interesting things about our daily life, work, salaries, holidays, history, healthcare, high education, just to mention a few topics.
The tour includes.
- The Porvoo Cathedral (visit if open)
- The Bishopric Council
- Bishops residence
- City Hall area
- 2 optional museums with one entrance fee of 8 euros
- Holm bourgeoise house
- City Hall Museum
- Brunberg chocolate store
- if time permits, visit to Haikko Manor
You will also have time for lunch and free time.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or any other area agreed.
End location: The tour will end at your hotel or in any other area agreed.
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
Winter conditions might cause slight delays in traffic.
Air-conditioned comfortable minivan or car with me driving to Porvoo and back. Porvoo consists of walking in Old Town.
Guide services with an air conditioned minivan or a car with me as a driver.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euros - Some shops and restaurants in Porvoo do not accept American Express.
Euros 10-15 for optional lunch with beverages.
There is also an optional visit to 2 museums for the total price of 8 Euros.
- Entry fees to museums (optional) 8 euros for 2 museums.
- Snacks/ lunch and beverages are not included.