Explore the medieval town Porvoo, one of Finland’s oldest settlements on this half-day tour from Helsinki. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the historic Old Town; admire Porvoo Cathedral and the picturesque riverfront; and enjoy free time to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs.
4-hour Porvoo tour from Helsinki
Explore the medieval town of Porvoo on a guided walking tour
See the Porvoo Cathedral and stroll along the scenic riverfront
Enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs and have lunch at a local restaurant
Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience
We had an afternoon to kill off as our departing flight was late the same evening and hence signed up for this tour as it read as different from the usual half day excursions most cities would market. Olga our guide was really good and knowledgeable. She did what she could to keep up the communication during the journey as well as during the walk around Porvoo. Her recommendations to places to try local coffee and chocolates was on the dot too. The bus journey was reasonably well timed although it would have been nicer if we could have maybe one more hour in Porvoo itself to soak in the sights and smells also to accomodate for the hoardes of tourists forming long queues. Porvoo was quaint and walkable though we had to be restricted to the old town due to time constraints. The bus was comfortable especially since there was only 16 of us, and we all had window seats which we could take lots of photos along the journey. It was an afternoon well spent and I would recommend this excursion to anyone who needs to spend one afternoon apart from wandering in Helsinki city itself.