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Helsinki and Old Town Porvoo Join-in Shore Excursion

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Enjoy your day in Helsinki, one of the cosiest Scandinavian capitals. You will also have a chance to see the medieval village of Porvoo with narrow streets, chocolate shops and even an arts & crafts market.
Duration
6 hrs
Activity Level
Moderate
Tour category
Join-in Tours
Language
English
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$130.0
PER
PERSON
Per group
Porvoo Village
90 min
About

Porvoo is one of few medieval towns of Finland, dating its history back to 14th century. It preserved a lot of the old buildings, like the Porvoo cathedral, old town hall or the brick storage complex. It brings you into the unique atmosphere of the old Scandinavia.

Mannerheimintie
15 min
About

Mannerheimintie is the main street of Helsinki, as well as the longest street of the city. It follows the path of the old road to Tampere>, Finland's old capital. Mannerheimintie begins at the Esplanada street and goes all the way north to the city limits.

Uspenski Cathedral
30 min
About

Located on a hill above the Helsinki harbor, red brick Uspensky cathedral can be seen from far away. It's the largest Orthodox Church of Northern Europe. The style of the cathedral is a tribute to the Russian Revival period when the best of the old times architectural ideas were used to create the magnificent constructions. The church is worth going inside to see the impressive iconostases.

Rock Church
30 min
About

Temppeliaukion Church is often called the church in the rock. Finland blends the natural landscape of the region to create the beautiful urban environment and this is the best example of it. The church is built into the huge granite rock. It’s simple but very elegant with granite walls and glass ceiling. Services daily.

Helsinki Cathedral
30 min
About

Helsinki Cathedral is a gorgeous white Lutheran church also called the Cathedral of St. Nicholas. It's the main church of the town. The church was opened in 1852 and dedicated to the name saint of Russian emperor Nicholas 1st, as Finland was the province of Russia at that time.

Central Train Station
20 min
About

The Central Train Station of Helsinki is a large impressive building, decorated with the massive statues on the both sides of the doors. It was named one of the world's most beautiful railway stations by BBC in 2013.

Day
Time
Description
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Day plan
09:15 - 09:30
Meet your guide and driver outside the main port gate.
09:30 - 10:30
Depart for a scenic drive through the downtown of Helsinki. The first stop after being picked up from the ship is Market Square. The tour continues along beautiful Esplanadi and Mannerheim streets up to Central Train Station. Our driver will also take you along such sights as Uspensky cathedral, Presidential Palace, National Museum and Finlandia Hall, Opera House , Finlandia Concert Hall and Parlament Building.
10:30 - 11:00
The next remarkable place of Helsinki you are goin to see is the Olympic Stadium. Back in 1952, the Olympic Games were held in Finland. Quite close to the Stadium is the Sibelius Park with a monument to Ian Sibelius - a great Finnish composer. You will also have a possibility to take photos here.
11:00 - 11:30
Our guide then will take you to see the Rock Church (possible visit inside for donation). This is a unique highlight in Helsinki and is considered to be one of the Europe’s most interesting churches. Being carved out of solid rock, it has a copper dome installed. The church's interior is bathed in natural light which enters here through the dome. The church is used frequently as a concert venue due to its excellent acoustic, which is ensured by the rocky surfaces.
11:30 - 14:25
The tour will finish in the medieval Village of Porvoo. Being located along a river, it has numerous cosy little shops & warehouses and a very old church. Our guide will tell you a lot about the history of Porvoo, but if you have any questions - do not hesitate to ask! The guide will also show you the best stops for taking a selfie and will take you to a locally-made chocolate shop.
14:25 - 15:15
Back way to the port of Helsinki
15:15 - 15:30
Return back to the ship
Attention! The specified tour start time is the earliest available or an example! Usually, all tours start 30 minutes after your ship docks. Your tour start time will be adjusted accordingly after you book. If you have questions, please talk to our Shore Excursion Specialist to find out the exact tour start time for your ship.
Included in tour

Professional English-speaking tour guide

Pick-up from port of Helsinki by tourist-class vehicle

Panoramic driving tour of Helsinki

Guided walking tour of city centre

Porvoo Village tour

Drop-off at the port of Helsinki

not Included in tour

Meals / snacks

Drinks / coffee break

Any other admissions / donations

Tips / Gratuity

Important info

Due to the join-in group nature of this tour, it is NOT Suitable for :

  • Families with little kids: If your child is disturbing other tour participants, you will be kindly asked to leave the tour.
  • Persons using a wheelchair / scooter

IMPORTANT: NO refunds for late passengers or for those who don't read their Helsinki Meeting Instructions and have been waiting at the wrong location.

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