Travel comfortably by car from your city centre hotel in Helsinki and in less than an hour you reach the historic town of Porvoo, which first became a shipping port during the 1300's. It soon was home to a bustling community of tradesmen who built a colorful wooden town around the waterways which you will get to admire during this half-day group tour starting and finishing in the capital.
Your half-day small-group tour starts with a pick-up from your accommodation in Helsinki city centre, after which you continue to medieval Old Town of Porvoo. You will meet your guide in Porvoo town centre where your walking tour of this charming historic city and its colorful wooden shore houses and waterways commence.
Today, these wooden buildings remain under protected status but many are still private residences, some to the same families that founded Porvoo. Finnish people travel to Porvoo for a day by the water, to travel by boat and stop at one of the numerous waterside cafes, bars and restaurants which proves it's still a bustling community during summer months and visitors' favorite in winter for collecting Christmas craft gifts.
During the tour you will get a chance to visit the Porvoo Cathedral, sample charming little boutiques, cafes and galleries and pop into the chocolate shop to taste the famous locally produced Porvoo chocolate. Make sure to enjoy the riverside restaurants and cafes serving delicious local flavours.
You can also utilize your experienced local guide to give you tips for how to make the most of your day out in the Porvoo, before returning back to Helsinki.