Join Scandi Travel for one of the most enjoyable day trips from Helsinki, to visit the ancient town of Porvoo. This private guided tour embarks from a bus at Helsinki’s Central Station. The drive is of just one hour’s duration, at the end of which you will arrive at the Porvoo Bus Station, where you will be met by your friendly, private guide for the day.
This idyllic town has a unique atmosphere, charming wooden homes, gardens which tourists fall in love with. Your tour guide will take you for a one and a half hour walking tour of Old Porvoo, Finland’s second oldest town. Walk the cobblestone streets as your guide points out various buildings of historical significance, as well as retelling many interesting stories of the town, its history, and its people.
Stop by and marvel at the Porvoo Museum. Both an historical museum and an art museum, it is housed in buildings dating from circa 1760, on the edge of the Old Town Hall square.
A well-earned lunch stop will be made in the Hanna-Maria Restaurant by the market square. This cosy restaurant in Old Porvoo is a town icon and serves delicious and hearty Finnish home cooking (cost extra).
After lunch, enjoy shopping in small streetside boutiques, and then visit the Brunberg Chocolate Factory, renowned throughout Finland. Shop for treats in the Candy factory Shop!
Last stop before catching the bus back to Helsinki is at Cafe Helmi, which was a sophisticated, upper class private home during the 1800s. Coffee and cake will be served here in this cosiest of cafes before you leave Porvoo for your return trip to the capital.