Half-Day Porvoo Tour from Helsinki

Half-Day Porvoo Tour from Helsinki
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$68.24
Duration: 4 hours
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Join this guided half-day (4-hour) trip from Helsinki to the idyllic town of Porvoo with its well-preserved wooden houses and picturesque cobble-stoned streets. The city's town plan is from the Middle Ages, the low small houses, picturesque yards and narrow streets form a historically unique wooden town milieu. The symbols of Porvoo – the red warehouses on the riverbanks – tell the story of seafaring and trading.

This guided half-day tour begins and ends in Helsinki city centre. Porvoo is located 50 km (31 miles) away from Helsinki. The tour includes a guided walk in Porvoo during which you will get familiar with the Old Town of Porvoo and the beautiful medieval cathedral. There will be some free time for a cup of coffee and a walk in the old town with delightful shops and craftsmen's workshops. 

The Old Town of Porvoo is unique. The mosaic-like town plan with its maze of streets and irregularly shaped plots dates back to the Middle Ages. Since then the town suffered many fires, but always the stubborn citizens rebuilt their houses on the same foundations.

On top of the hill, in the heart of Old Porvoo, you can see the Porvoo Cathedral. Its eventful history dates back to the turn of the 14th century. Over the centuries, this beautiful church has burnt down five times.

Old Porvoo is full of charming boutiques offering home decoration articles, clothing and gifts. For food lovers, Porvoo is a dream-come-true, and the word on the restaurants and cafés the city has to offer has spread far.

Join this guided half-day (4-hour) trip from Helsinki to the idyllic town of Porvoo with its well-preserved wooden houses and picturesque cobble-stoned streets. The city's town plan is from the Middle Ages, the low small houses, picturesque yards and narrow streets form a historically unique wooden town milieu. The symbols of Porvoo – the red warehouses on the riverbanks – tell the story of seafaring and trading.