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Helsinki Highlights with Porvoo Old Town Day Trip

7hrs. with guide and driver | Lunch | Active

See all highlights of Helsinki by bus before heading to the old town of Porvoo, the second-oldest town in Finland, dating back to 1346. Starting in Helsinki you will see some highlights like the shipyards, Embassy Park, the Market Square, the Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, and have a brief stop at the Senate Square for a chance to shop at the open-air market. Continue on to see the Opera House (build in 1993), Finlandia Hall, the National Museum, Parliament House, and Kiasma, the Contemporary Art Museum designed by famous American architect Steven Holl. You will then head east toward Porvoo. There will be time for lunch at a nice place while enjoying the charm and ambiance of this old town. Afterward, you will explore the town with the guide with the chance to see the cobblestone streets and the Old Bridge, which offers a magnificent view of the town and its medieval cathedral. You will return to Helsinki to see the Rock Church, carved entirely into bedrock.

This tour is not recommended for those with mobility restrictions due to many cobblestones and uphill walking. 

Activity level:
starting at $ 150 USD pp
(flat-rate max. group size 24)
DAY 1 | 00:00 - 07:00
Time Description
00:00 : 00:45

Meet at the ship. Drive around Helsinki/Market Square/Open Air Market.

This starting time is just an example. The tour will start 30 minutes after your cruise ship arrives and the exact time will be on your reservation confirmation.

00:45 : 01:00

Drive to Olympic Stadium

01:10 Departure to Porvoo
02:00 : 02:15

Arrival to Porvoo, visit of The Porvoo Cathedral (if possible, if closed, enjoy an outside visit)

02:15 : 02:40

A walk in the Old Town (steep hills, cobbled streets)

02:40 : 03:10 Free time/shopping
03:10 : 03:20
03:20 : 04:20
04:20 : 05:25 Drive back to Helsinki, then to the Rock Church
05:25 : 05:45

Visit of The Rock Church (option to buy souvenirs at nearby souvenir shop)

05:50 Back on the bus and departure to Senate Square
06:05 : 06:20 Visit Senate Square
06:20 : 06:45 Shopping at Senate Square and Market Square. If there is interest and time permits, visit some design stores in the Esplanade. 
06:45 : 07:00 Drive back to the ship

St. Petersburg, Berlin or Warnemünde/Rostock, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Tallinn:

up to


p. person

starting   at
$ 150
per person
Group size
(number of people)
2 4 6 8 10 14 18 24
starting at
per person
Group size
(number of people)
2 4 6 8 10 14 18 24 25+
$626 $339 $227 $166 $155 $141 $150 $150 Request
For private parties

Tour price includes the following services:

Professional and personable English-speaking guide for 7h (other languages available for private tours upon request for an additional fee)

Air-conditioned vehicle for 7h

Entrance fee to the Rock Church (if open to the public)


Tour does not include:

✘ Cost of lunch

✘ Tips

Additional Notes:

The order of the tour may vary.

We must know of any dietary restrictions at least 10 days prior to your arrival in Helsinki.

Entry to the Rock Church cannot be guaranteed due to occasional Religious services and other private events. The starting time is just an example and can be modified depending on the arrival time of your ship. 

This tour is not recommended for those with mobility restrictions due to many cobblestones and uphill walking.