Helsinki and Porvoo Old Town private tour
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Helsinki and Porvoo Old Town private tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 6 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • Stroll through the streets of Helsinki and visit its historic landmarks such as the Rock Church that's been built right into the city's bedrock and the Olympic stadium that held the 1952 Olympic games
  • Take in the atmosphere as your guide tells you the history of Porvoo Old town as you walk down the cobblestoned streets and pass the colorful wooden houses
  • Visit the shops with local handicrafts or private family-owned chocolate shop in Porvoo
What to expect

Discover Finland's capital city and it's second oldest town all in one go. Begin your day tour by exploring the historic landmarks of Helsinki, a city whose Nordic aura is reflected in its impressive 19th and 20th century architecture. On the way, you’ll see the Presidential Palace, created by architect C. L. Engel, the grand Finlandia Hall, and the unforgettable Temppeliaukio “Rock Church”, a one-of-a-kind structure built right into the city’s bedrock.

Moving on, you'll make a short pause at the monument of the famous Finnish composer Sibelius, situated in the Sibelius park, and see another key landmark, the functionalist-style Olympic Stadium, which served as the site of the 1952 Olympic Games.

The journey then leaves the city behind for tranquillity of the countryside. After a few minutes’ panoramic drive, Finland’s second oldest town of Porvoo, opens up from the Old Bridge. The Old town is found in a relaxing, idyllic coastal setting filled with colorful wooden houses, narrow lanes and romantic flower arrangements. It reflects a harmonious and peaceful lifestyle that’s hard to find in today’s Europe. The elegant City Hall and Porvoo Cathedral add to the cosy atmosphere.

Here you’ll take a guided walking tour through the cobblestone streets of Porvoo’s Old Town, an area that dates back to medieval times, and enjoy views of the red shore houses built on the riverside. There will be time to shop for local handicrafts or to duck into one of the intimate cafés for a cup of coffee, a delicious lunch or a taste of the famous Baltic herring.

Back in Helsinki, the day continues with a walk around many of downtown’s best-loved sights, including the Senate Square with the impressive Helsinki Cathedral, and the Uspenski Cathedral, an Orthodox church that can be called the largest in the Western Europe. Finish the tour with a final stop at the bustling Market Square, where you can get a glimpse of the busy happenings at the unique Old Market Hall and have the chance to do some shopping.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Hotel pick-up
    • Private transportation
    • Entrance fee to Rock Church
    • Porvoo Old Town tour
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Child car seats (costs 20$ USD)
    • Tips (optional)
    Where

    Helsinki, Finland

    Meeting point:
    - Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Please provide your accommodation details at checkout to make the necessary arrangements.
    What to remember
    • Hotel pick-up is only allowed from a centrally located hotel
    • Please note that this tour is suitable for wheelchair users, however there is a surcharge for an accessible vehicle that needs to be selected at checkout, this price is per group
    • This tour is suitable for pregnant women
    • This tour isn't recommended for children aged 4 and under
    • Visiting the Rock Church is not always guaranteed due to private events or religious events that may be taking place on the date booked
    • The maximum number of participants is 16 people
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability.
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    Provider
    ULKOtours - Russia, Baltics & Scandinavia
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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