Shore Excursion: Best Of Helsinki And Medieval Porvoo Town Group Tour

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Overview

Make the most of your Helsinki visit in 6hours: Enjoy a comprehensive panoramic driving tour of Helsinki City Center with multiple photo stops and travel to the enchanting town of Porvoo, that boasts spectacular views and one of the yummiest chocolate shops! The tour includes round trip transfer from cruise port.

Highlights

  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Comprehensive tour of the city

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Meet your professional English-speaking guide outside the Main Port Gate and transfer by bus to the City Center of Helsinki.
A comprehensive Must-See tour that covers the most important and interesting parts of Helsinki:

The historical centre, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Uspenski Cathedral, the colourful Market Square, the Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House.

Make numerous photo stops, including sites like the Senate Square, the Sibelius Monument and, when possible, the Temppeliaukio Church (the church in the rock).

Get back onto the bus and relax as you are driven into the small picturesque village of Porvoo just outside of Helsinki.

When in Porvoo, you will enjoy a guided walk around the Old Town of Porvoo, which was founded in 14th century, visit Porvoo Cathedral, and will have numerous shopping opportunities including finest finnish chocolate, which you will get to try before buying.
Although small, Porvoo is a perfect getaway from busy city life with it's fairytale-like Town Hall Square, craftsmen shops, small houses and narrow streets, and of course - miniature red warehouses along the river.

Transfer back to the ship at the end of the tour.

Inclusions for Shore Excursion: Best Of Helsinki And Medieval Porvoo Town Group Tour

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off for round-trip shared transfer
  • 3 hrs panoramic city tour by bus
  • 3 hrs Porvoo village tour including roundtrip transfer
  • Local taxes

Exclusions for Shore Excursion: Best Of Helsinki And Medieval Porvoo Town Group Tour

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

This is a shared small-group tour. Maximum number of tour participants: 26-32

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

A small amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Not wheelchair accessible

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Minimum numbers apply. If you are arriving by a small cruise ship, there is a very little possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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12 reviews by the users

  • Nice tour but to be honest I would not recommend the tour of Porvoo. It took almost one hour to drive each way and we were given about one hour of free time there. The part of the old town that we visited was nothing more than a tourist center. Personally I would have preferred to spend more time in Helsinki.

  • This trip was overpriced. We were driven to Porvoo and walked to a church then got a bathroom break, coffee and a cake prior to 20 minutes of free time to shop then drive back to Helsinki to see another church and shop some more.

  • Loved, loved, loved this tour!!!!

    Porvoo was wonderful and soooo beautiful!!! Wish we had more time there.

    Our guide Rita was so engaging and friendly - loved her energy and her love for Finland!!!!! Very knowledgable and she made the tour fun and wonderful!!!!

  • We had an excellent tour guide,Maria. We went to Porvoo early in the day and then did the best of Helsinki highlights later in the day. This was a great idea that allowed us to avoid large crowds and allowed flexibility to ensure we were back to the ship with plenty of time to spare. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable and made the drive to and from Porvoo very informative and entertaining. We loved Porvoo!

    The time in Helsinki ended with the opportunity to eat and shop at the city market. This was great and Maria offered great suggestions of some of the local food to try,

    This was a 5 star experience!

  • Excellent tour with wonderful English speaking guide. It was a bus tour through Helsinki with several stops to see important Helsinki statues and busts. Porvoo Town was very small and cute. More time probably needed to fully explore the shops and restaurants in Porvoo.
    The bus was very comfortable and pickup times were adhered to.

  • This tour was a great introduction to Helsinki and Porvoo, and our guide Rita was knowledgeable and engaging. I would highly recommend this tour, especially for first-timers, as it gives you both the city and the countryside.

  • We throughly enjoyed this trip. So I would recommend it.

  • This trip was very good and the guide was good. Would recommend this tour to anyone. They were mindful of the time because we had to be back at the ship at a certain time.

  • Excellent tour guide. Knowledgeable and professional.

  • An excellent day - in the morning we visited the Sibelius monument set in a wonderful park opposite the beach, the intriguing Rock Church and the beautiful Cathedral with plenty of time for looking around each of them. We also had time to explore the produce and crafts market. The fruit and vegetables on sale were wonderful - especially the raspberries. Our guide. Cornelia, was a delightful lady who spoke excellent English and we were lucky to be just a small party of 10 people. From Helsinki town we then travelled out through the countryside for about 50 kilometers to reach the medieval town of Porvoo. We saw the old wooden shore houses and then walked up to the cathedral, and down again to the old town where there were some delightful shops and restaurants. We had time here for lunch and also to visit the chocolate shop to tase the Finnish chocolate before travelling back to port to rejoin the ship.

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