Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture
Kid 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.
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.
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.