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Shore Excursion: Panoramic Helsinki Highlights and Porvoo Old Town

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Helsinki, Finland
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Overview

Without a car, sightseeing in the Finnish countryside can pose a challenge. This shore excursion from Helsinki takes care of transportation from your cruise port, through picturesque rural areas, and back again, stopping at top sights such as the 1952 Olympic Stadium, the historic town of Porvoo, and the Rock Church along the way.
  • Helsinki sightseeing shore excursion with Porvoo
  • Guide shares insight into historical and cultural sights as you pass
  • Get out of the city and explore the Finnish countryside
  • All transportation with port pickup and drop-off included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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How long is Shore Excursion: Panoramic Helsinki Highlights and Porvoo Old Town?
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Approximately 7 hours long.
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What is the typical group size?
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Group sizes for Shore Excursion: Panoramic Helsinki Highlights and Porvoo Old Town are capped at a maximum of 15 travelers.
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What languages is Shore Excursion: Panoramic Helsinki Highlights and Porvoo Old Town offered in?
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Shore Excursion: Panoramic Helsinki Highlights and Porvoo Old Town is offered in English.

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Helsinki Day Tour
CarolinaTraveler2016
, Sep 2019
It was rainy all day, but I'll try not to cloud my comments. Our tour tickets said 8:00 am but to absolutely arrive at 7:45 am. The tour guide/bus did not appear until 8:30 and then wanted to argue that we had somehow made the mistake (even when looking at our tickets). The tour of the city was a bit mundane, saved by a visit to the new FANTASTIC Helsinki Public Library - which was a substitute for outdoor sightseeing. It is so much more than a library - anyone going there should include it on your must-see list. Porvoo was about 40 minute highway drive, lots of cobblestones and steep walking for the mobility challenged. It was Sunday and everything was closed. The tour included a soup/salad lunch at a local restaurant and then we returned to Helsinki. Overall, close to a waste of time. The guide was knowledgeable but seemed was suffering from a bit of burnout. Or maybe it was the weather.....
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Panoramic Helsinki and Porvoo Shore Excursion
799mik8
, Sep 2019
The old medieval town of Porvoo was enchanting and worth the 40 minute drive. Easy to navigate on flat shoes, the town has three main roads filled with shops and cafes. Irina was an informative guide with a very efficient tour company SPB. We all had headsets and this keeps you engaged in the tour as you can wander as she talks and still hear the guide. I think the Porvoo tour was a bit long with very little free time.It is such a charming town it would have been nice to stroll through the shops. 30 minutes not enough. I know it's not a shopping tour but there was not much to see there except a church. I'm sure the shop keepers would have appreciated this as well. The tour of Helsinki was fine, a little unimpressed but this is an understated,modest and highly efficient nation and not Versaille or St. Petersburg. By the time we got to the market place she gave us 20 minutes to explore on our own. It took five minutes to walk to the indoor market leaving 10 minutes to explore and 5 minutes back. Not enough. The buffet lunch was good with a great deal of choice. The ride back to the ship along the lake shore was beautiful. Lovely green space and beautiful homes and embassies. I recommend this tour to cruisers.
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Beautiful!
Erin M
, Aug 2019
Helsinki is a beautiful, calm city with an interesting history, intertwined with both Russia & Scandinavia. We loved seeing the city & hearing the history-our guide was wonderful! She had an interesting perspective, being raised in Ukraine, but spending most of her adult life in Finland. The drive out to Porvoo is beautiful, and the little village is so fun to walk through & do a bit of shopping. Try the chocolate shop there-it is divine!
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Great Overview of Helsinki plus Quaint Porvoo
jlovelex
, Jul 2019
Our party of 4 truly enjoyed this excursion! Our guide Peter was excellent! He was enthusiastic and passionate about his work.
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Outstanding old village. delicious...
lburrell2009
, Sep 2018
Outstanding old village. delicious Brunburg chocolates steep hills all coblestone streets

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