Discovery Exclusive: Ultimate Helsinki

6 hours | Helsinki | H E L - 1 4 5
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Points of Interest

  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Senate Square / Cathedral
  • Porvoo
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Senate Square
Four stunning examples of neoclassical architecture grace this remarkable square. Designed by Carl Ludvig Engel between 1822 and 1852, these four pillars include the Government Palace, a University of Helsinki building, the National Library and Helsinki Cathedral. The Lutheran cathedral's central dome soars 80 meters above sea level, and this glorious landmark, one of the most famous and photographed buildings in the land, is considered to be the symbol of Helsinki.
Porvoo
Finland's second oldest city, founded in 1346, is steeped in the past. Porvoo's red riverside warehouses were painted in the late 18th century in honor of King Gustav III's arrival, and graceful Porvoo Cathedral took its present form at the end of the 15th century. A guided walk of the city's historic old quarter along a network of cobbled streets lined with colorful old buildings, curio shops, cafés and museums gives you ample opportunity to experience Porvoo's rich history.
Porvoo River Cruise
Glide down the Porvoo River and through part of the Gulf of Finland archipelago. Soak up the stunning views of the Finnish countryside as you make your way to Haikko Manor.

What you will see along the way:
A drive through this remarkable capital reveals a broad spectrum of stunning architecture. Golden onion domes top the mighty red-brick edifice of Usperski Cathedral--the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe. The white walls of the 1,300-seat Opera House soar majestically, and the smooth asymmetry of Finlandia Hall defines Alvar Aalto's architectural masterpiece. In the center of the city lies Market Square, a huge marketplace selling traditional foods and crafts. On the scenic ride to Porvoo, enjoy idyllic views of old estates and verdant farms.

Lunch:

Haikko Manor, overlooking the Gulf of Finland, was originally the site of a 14th-century Dominican monastery. Today, it is a stately building that was built in 1913 with a genuine manor house ambience. If time permits, you can explore the manor's stunning grounds after a delicious lunch served in this exquisite setting amidst antique furniture and the atmosphere of yesteryear.


Shopping:
In Porvoo, enjoy some time on your own for shopping the quaint specialty shops. The town is noted for its antiques, and you'll enjoy poking through an assortment of household items from times gone by. Porvoo also has a busy market square for colorful souvenirs.

Special Notes:

Order of tour may vary. Entry to the Rock Church may be denied due to religious functions. Sightseeing boat is covered. The Captain of the boat has the right to cancel, change, shorten or abort the tour at anytime due to weather conditions, high water or rough seas.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship to Senate Square

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:15
Free time at site:
10
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
150
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Drive to Porvoo for sightseeing and free time

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
01:30
Free time at site:
45
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1500
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Cruise to Haikko Manor for lunch

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:15
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Re-board your motorcoach for drive back to ship

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:25
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No