Private Visit to Porvoo Old Town
Depart from the pier with an orientation drive tour through Helsinki at the start of the one-hour drive along the coastal road for your private Porvoo, Finland excursion tour. Along the way, you will pass the Market Square, Presidential Palace and Helsinki's fleet of icebreakers.
Porvoo is an old town situated at the mouth of River Porvoo. It was an important trading center as early as the Middle Ages. In 1346, Swedish King Magnus Eriksson gave the town its charter.
Upon arrival in Porvoo, you will stop at the Old Bridge from where you will be able to see one of the most photographed views in Finland: the Old Town of Porvoo, with a decorative row of red riverside storehouses. The red and yellow warehouses along the river have been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Finland's second-oldest city, founded in 1346, Porvoo is one of six Medieval towns mentioned as far back as the 14th century in manuscripts. Your walking tour explores the historic Old Town, which was preserved from redevelopment in the 19th century. Your guide will take you through this charming part of Porvoo, with its idyllic little houses and narrow winding streets. At the center of the Old Town stands Porvoo Cathedral, founded in the 14th century. Enjoy some free time for independent exploration and shopping.
Begin your drive back to Helsinki through the city, passing many of the sights before returning to your cruise ship.