Private Half-Day Trip to Medieval Porvoo from Helsinki

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Private Half-Day Trip to Medieval Porvoo from Helsinki
from AUD $421.38
Join this half day tour to get an insight into the history and present day of Finland's second oldest town.

You will hear fascinating stories about people who have lived in and visited the town and have a chance to visit many of the attractions of this beautiful city, such as Porvoo Cathedral and the Old Town Hall.
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In Brief

Helsinki, Finland
4 hours
Important InfoInfo
You will be picked up in the morning from a location of your choice in Helsinki to start this private half-day trip to picturesque Porvoo.

You will travel with your private guide to Porvoo which is located approx. 50 km east of Helsinki, in the eastern Uusimaa region on the coast of the Gulf of Finland and less than an hour drive away from the capital.

Evidence of this 800-year-old city's long history can still be sensed as you walk its charming streets, passing by its best-known landmarks, red shore houses, and the river that flows through the city.

During the tour you'll get an insight into the town's history and present day, and you will also hear fascinating stories about people who have lived in and visited the town. Porvoo being the second oldest town in Finland, it's a beautiful city filled with history and its Old Town attracts travelers from all over the world. On this tour you will have a chance to visit many of the city's major sights such as Porvoo Cathedral, the Old Town Hall and historical center, the Red Warehouse Buildings and sample the charming handicrafts and souvenirs boutiques.

You can also have a cup of coffee or do some shopping in some of the nice small boutiques. After the visit you will return back to Helsinki.


  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Your hotel/terminal/train station in Helsinki

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 5 recent reviews

Our guide Tia was amazing. She was fun, energetic, entertaining, and knowledgable about Helsinki and Porvoo. We enjoyed our tour with her and learning about Porvoo and spending time in the adorable medieval town.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
Amazing guide, very knowledgeable and flexible, was happy to show me things I was interested in seeing in Porvoo and discuss other off topic subjects related to Finland in general. I highly recommend this tour to Porvoo, especially the museum and Holm House. A quaint little village full of charms and nostalgia, an important city in Finland's history. Well worth a visit.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2017
The Porvoo tour was really good. Transfer and guide were all excellent! It perhaps would have been nice to have a little more free time for a wander, but that also have been us taking too long for the other components.
• Submitted 24 Feb 2017
We took this tour because we wanted to see really historical and authentic Finnish city. Actually, as we got to know from our great guide, it is the second oldest city of Finland. We were travelling with our small child, and taking individual tour was the best option for us. We highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 05 Apr 2016
Porvoo is a very lovely old city, and it is really one of those hidden gems of the country that you should visit to see the real Finland. Our lovely guide showed us well-known spots, as well as small nice places that only locals know about. Absolutely must see!
• Submitted 14 Mar 2016

In Brief

Helsinki, Finland
4 hours