Discovery Exclusive: Ultimate Helsinki

7 hours | Helsinki | H E L - 1 4 0
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Points of Interest

  • Market Square
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Kiasma Modern Art Museum and National Museum of Finland
  • Temppeliaukio (Rock Church)
  • 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.

Princess has joined forces with Discovery Communications to bring this unique and exclusive, in-depth tour to you. Be sure to bring your camera-this full-day outing will provide camera buffs with one jaw-dropping photo opportunity after another.

Your adventure begins with a brief ride to Senate Square. En route, you will pass the bustling city harbor, Embassy Park, the Presidential Palace and Uspenski Cathedral.

Once at Senate Square, you'll disembark for photos. Here sits the impressive Governmental Palace and the elegant Lutheran Cathedral.

Back on the coach you'll travel past the Opera House, the Olympic Stadium, Parliament House, the National Museum, Finlandia Hall, and Kiasma, the striking contemporary art museum designed by the American architect Steven Holl.

Then, you'll travel 30 miles east of the city to the picturesque town of Porvoo, which dates back to 1346. Stop for a spectacular photo at the Old Bridge of Porvoo, where you can capture magnificent views of the town before arriving in the charming central "Old Town," with its narrow cobblestone streets, delightful wooden houses and the charming stone and brick Porvoo Cathedral.

Porvoo is Finland's second-oldest town, and its timeless atmosphere enchants all who visit. Gain insights and an educated introduction to this special place with a guided walking tour through the original, dense, medieval heart of the town. The Old Town is home to many lively attractions as well as cafés and boutiques. Old Porvoo is a treat to walk through as its narrow lanes and brick-colored riverside warehouses are quite photographic. Enjoy exploring on your own before making your way down to the river to board your private sightseeing boat.

Once on the boat you'll 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, a gorgeously situated resort and spa, where lunch will be served.

Overlooking the Gulf of Finland, the site of Haikko Manor was originally the location of a 14th century Dominican monastery. The current main manor building was designed by professor and architect Armas Lindgren, and if time allows, you can explore some of the manor's stunning grounds after lunch.

Then, you'll begin your return to Helsinki and stop at the spectacular Temppeliaukio Rock Church also known as the Church in the Rock. Outside, a large copper dome peeks out of the ground. Inside, you'll find a church built inside of a massive block of granite with natural light pouring in from 180 slabs of glass.

After your unforgettable day, you'll return to your ship, eager to plan your next day's adventure.

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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship to Senate Square

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:25
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

Drive to Rock Church for visit

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
01:30
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
800
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping 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:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No