Porvoo - A small picturesque town

Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out a car. The old town has cobblestone roads. Please were comfortable shoes.

Maximum travelers: 10



Swedish (fluent), English (fluent)

A town dating back to the 14th century

The tour of Porvoo is specially for you who want to see more of Finland. Porvoo is the second oldest town in Finland. The ride from Helsinki to Porvoo takes approximately 50 minutes and goes through the country side of southern Finland.
Many Finnish artists have lived in Porvoo, among them the national poet Runeberg. Alexander I, tsar of Russia, came to Porvoo to give Finland authonomy in 1809.
The old town is known for it's many interior design and gift shops. The Art Hall is close by and there you can see both contemporary art and art from the 1950's and 1980's.


The drive from Helsinki to Porvoo is less than a hour. You will be introduced to the history of Porvoo and the Finnish nature during the trip. The tour in Porvoo will start with a visit to the Art Hall with contemporary art.
Then the journey will continue to the Porvooi Cathedral, dating back to the 1450s. After that a walk in the old town where you can explore design and gift shops, antique shops and maybe sit down for a while enjoying a coffee or an ice-cream.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you in your hotel or at the pier of a cruise ship carring a placard with your name on it.

End location: The tour will end in Helsinki, at a place you choose.

Duration: 4 hours

The tour start at a time that is convenient for you.


A modern air-conditional van is for your disposal for the whole trip.

What’s Included

Other: Guide services and travel by a spacious van is included in the price.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euro - Credit cards are accepted in most places. Some cash is good to carry if you want to have a coffee or ice-cream while strolling around.

What’s Extra

Other: Entry fees to museums are on your own. No snacks are included.


I do not drive and guide at the same time, since I want to concentrate upon my guests and not upon the traffic. I am happy to arrange transportation and licensed driver.

Private tour guide Christina

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