Savijarvi Farm, Porvoo & Temppeliaukio Church

6 hours | Helsinki | H E L - 1 2 5
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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
  • Finnish Farm and Home Visits
Shopping Opportunities, 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.

Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church)

Helsinki's most important architectural site is carved straight into a solid bed of rock. The huge oval structure is lit in part by skylights that punctuate the rock walls, and it features a roof formed from a dome lined with copper and supported by concrete beams. Inside the church, rough rock lines the walls with an Ice Age crevice serving as the altarpiece. Benches hewn from birch and local mauve, and red and gray granite accents grace the interior.

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:

Charming Savijarvi Farm, nestled amidst the forests of the Sipoo district is a 100-year-old horse farm. You'll be greeted warmly and offered a welcome beverage. After observing the working farm and the interior of the main house, settle in for an authentic country lunch of locally-sourced ingredients.

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:

Temppeliaukio Rock Church is sometimes closed for religious observances and private functions; entry not guaranteed. Shopping is extremely limited on Sundays. This tour has an extremely limited availability. Tour order may vary.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to Senate Square

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Guided tour and free time in Porvoo

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1500
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Country-style lunch at Savijarvi farm

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:35
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Visit to Temppeliaukio Rock Church

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach & Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
950
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No