Shore Excursion: Private Half Day Tour of Old City of Porvoo from Helsinki


When your cruise ship docks in Helsinki’s port, meet your private guide and climb in to a private vehicle with a dedicated driver. This ensures your guide’s total attention for the duration of your trip. After a scenic journey, arrive in the idyllic Middle Ages-era town of Porvoo, populated by preserved wooden buildings. Stroll down the narrow streets while learning about the history and culture of the town from your guide. Check out the red warehouses that line the riverbanks, longstanding symbols of the seafaring and trading traditions that define the town. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions. Walk through the Old Town to see the medieval cathedral, then spend some free time exploring on your own, popping in to shops, cafes, and artist workshops as you see fit. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped back at the cruise port in time to catch your departing ship.

Tour info

4 hours
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Why take this tour?

A 4-hour visit to the idyllic town of Porvoo with well-preserved wooden houses. Tour begins and ends at your cruise port in Helsinki.  See the red warehouses on the riverbank and the beautiful medieval cathedral. A town plan from the Middle Ages, the low small houses, picturesque yards and narrow streets form a historically unique wooden town milieu. There will be some free time for a walk in the Old Town with delightful shops and artisans' workshops. 

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Private tour

  • Cruise port pick-up and drop-off

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Stromma - Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

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About operator:

Welcome to Hop On Hop Off Helsinki - a bus sightseeing tour around the city where you hop on and off as much as you like. The tour takes you to the top sights of Helsinki - we have 18 carefully chosen stops along the route. The ticket is valid 24 or 48 hours and entitles you to get a discount on top attractions. The tour is guided in 10 different languages through individual, single-used headsets. To make your ride comfortable, we have free Wi-Fi on the buses, fun & friendly staff and experienced drivers. In bad weather, our buses' roof can be installed quickly to protect you from rain. Departures daily from the Senate Square in May-Sep.

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