Shore Excursion, 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: 5
Swedish (fluent), Spanish (advanced), German (advanced), Finnish (fluent), English (fluent)
Cosy Porvoo is also known for the one and only real Christmas town
The old town of the Medieval City of Porvoo is the right place to visit all around the year. Take a look at my pictures and add a bit of snow and ice in the landscape, Porvoo is absolutely beautiful in winter time as well!
Porvoo locates at the beautiful Porvoo river, 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 cousy old streets, terraces, small cosy 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!
We will visit Porvoo Church, the City Hall area and you will have time by yourselves to stroll around and just admire this unique little town.
** This tour can be customized for a group with over 5 persons
Our drive to Porvoo takes 45 minutes. 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 and City Hall museum with Finish art
- City Hall Museum
- Brunberg chocolate store
- if time permits, visit to Haikko Manor
You will also have time for coffee/ lunch in some of the cosy cafeterias or restaurants
** This tour can be customized for a group with more than 5 persons.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel, airport, harbour or any other area agreed.
End location: The tour will end at your hotel, airport, harbour or any other area agreed.
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
Winter conditions might cause slight delays in traffic.
Air-conditioned spacious car with me as the driver.
Walking in Porvoo.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
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.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks