Highlights of Helsinki with Porvoo
Your journey begins as you are picked up and taken on a scenic ride to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. This modern, cosmopolitan city resides on the edge of the Baltic and is the county's central hub for education, culture, finance, politics and research.
Take a tour around Helsinki and stop at Rock Church, a place of worship built inside a massive granite rock that offers amazing acoustics. The Helsinki Cathedral, finished in 1852, was designed in the neoclassical style and its interior is uncharacteristically void of ornamentation as is the case with its Catholic counterparts elsewhere in Europe. Next on tour is the iconic Sibelius monument, constructed out of 600 fused pipes commemorating the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Walk through the various stalls at the Harbor market with its collection of colorful fruits, vegetables and handicrafts. At the Vantaa Kuusijarvi outdoor recreational center, you can walk along one of its many lakes, take a swim, or just enjoy some peace and quiet as you are surrounded by nature. This hidden gem also offers smoke saunas which are a must-do while in town!
After exploring Helsinki, you will feast on a typical Finnish lunch, then make your way to the old town of Porvoo. See history come to life as you pass by the red riverside warehouses, painted this vibrant hue in the late 1800s to make them more beautiful during a visit by King Gustav III. Walk through the city's maze of streets and learn how the stubborn citizenry kept rebuilding their houses on the same foundations during a bout of city fires. While in town, be sure to visit the 14th century Porvoo Cathedral, overlooking Porvoo from atop the city's largest hill.
This 7-hour small group tour sells out fast! Book now and get ready to experience the past and present in Helsinki and Porvoo.