Savijarvi Farm, Porvoo & Temppeliaukio Church

7 hours | Helsinki | H E L - 1 2 0
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Points of Interest

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

Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach as your begin your narrated tour. You'll travel first into the city and to Senate Square. This is center for arts, culture, religion, politics and education. Four main buildings make up the Square and were designed by famed architect Carl Ludvig Engel in the early 19th Century: Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland. Helsinki Cathedral is arguably Finland's most famous and photographed building; it celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2002.

After your visit, you'll return to your motorcoach for the scenic ride, past old estates and verdant farms to Porvoo, Finland's second oldest city, founded in 1346. Although it lives in the present, many aspects of the area have been left untouched by the passage of time. You'll have time to explore its narrow lanes, view its historic buildings and visit its central square on a walking tour of the city's historic old quarter, before enjoying some time on your own for shopping and strolling.

Leaving Porvoo, you'll get to experience life in the country as you visit Savijärvi Farm, located amidst the forests of the Sipoo district. This 100-year-old farm is famous for breeding horses. You'll enjoy a warm greeting and a welcome beverage before getting to observe life on a traditional working farm. Then, the lady of the house will prepare a traditional country lunch for you, and invite you to stroll through the interior of the home.

After your repast, you'll return to Helsinki and more spectacular sightseeing. You'll visit Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Church in the Rock. The underground Rock Church is built inside of a massive block of natural granite in the middle of an ordinary residential square. Natural light pours in from the church's glazed dome and the rough stoned interiors amplify sound, making it an excellent and unique concert venue.

Your last stop will be at the bustling Market Square. The rows of tents and stalls selling fur clothing, jewelry, food and souvenirs and more make for a fun and festive atmosphere. You'll have time to find your treasures before your day concludes with the short ride back to your ship.

Special Notes:

Temppeliaukio Rock Church is sometimes closed for religious observances and private functions; entry not guaranteed.

If Market Square is closed, an alternative shopping area will be visited.

Shopping is extremely limited on Sundays.

This tour has an extremely limited availability. Tour order may vary.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

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:
00:15
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 Savijärvi 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

Free time at Market Square

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:25
Free time at site:
25
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
250
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