Helsinki, Porvoo and Countryside

Helsinki, Porvoo and Countryside
Excursion Highlights:
  • Surround yourself with the Nordic Jugendstil/Modern architecture of Finland's capital, Helsinki, on a tour combining historical and cultural attractions
  • Explore the charming city center, featuring the iconic Lutheran and Orthodox cathedrals, the main railway station, and the lively Kauppatori, the Market Square
  • Discover the scenic Finnish countryside with a visit to the enchanting old merchant town of Porvoo, just 30 miles away from Helsinki
  • Uncover the historic charm of Porvoo, admire the colorful storehouses along the riverbank, and stroll through the picturesque streets of Old Town
  • Enjoy the best of Finland's heritage with our well-informed guides, and benefit from our return-to-ship and satisfaction guarantees
Price: $190.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal, weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the the transportation and walk a fair distance, approximately just over a mile in total. Guests may be required to climb steps and walk on cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair. If a guest is in a wheelchair, someone who can assist this guest should also be on the tour to provide help.

Helsinki, Porvoo and Countryside

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is famous for the Nordic Jugendstil/Modern architecture of the early 20th century. Being a part of the Russian Empire for more than a hundred years, Helsinki is a multi-religious city with two dominant buildings of Lutheran and Orthodox cathedrals in the city center.

Finnish composer Sibelius is world-known, as well as the legendary architect Eliel Saarinen, whose son, Eero Saarinen constructed the St. Louis Arch and several airports in the USA.

After meeting your local, friendly and knowledgeable guide and driver, you will make your way to the city center. You will be shown the most charming parts of this area such as the embassy quarter, Rock Church, Sibelius Monument, and more. See both main cathedrals and the main railway station, which is a unique piece of architecture on its own.

View the main street of the city and visit Senate Square. Learn how Helsinki was founded on the oldest square of the city center, Kauppatori, the Market Square. Walk along the Esplanade, which serves as the main boulevard of the city center and a favorite place for locals to come for an evening walk.

Re-board your comfortable transportation and drive to the old merchant town of Porvoo, located only 30 miles away, to discover the enchanting Finnish countryside.

Admire Mother Nature's magnificence and explore the small, cozy and very authentic old merchant town of Porvoo. View the historic red colored storehouses along the riverbank, see the early 1800's Town Hall and walk the historic streets of Old Town.

Your guide will advise you about places to visit on your own, such as restaurants, museums, and interesting sites, and show you the location where you'll meet for your return to the port.

Please Note: The entrance to the Rock Church is optional, and should cost approximately 3 EUR per person.