Helsinki, Porvoo And Countryside
Helsinki, Porvoo and Countryside
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is famous for the Nordic Jugendstil/Modern architecture of the early 20th century. Being a part of the Russian Empire for more than a hundred years, Helsinki is a multi-religious city with two dominant buildings of Lutheran and Orthodox cathedrals in the city center.
Finnish composer Sibelius is world-known, as well as the legendary architect Eliel Saarinen, whose son, Eero Saarinen constructed the St. Louis Arch and several airports in the USA.
After meeting your local, friendly and knowledgeable guide and driver, you will make your way to the city center. You will be shown the most charming parts of this area such as the embassy quarter, Rock Church, Sibelius Monument, and more. See both main cathedrals and the main railway station, which is a unique piece of architecture on its own.
View the main street of the city and visit Senate Square. Learn how Helsinki was founded on the oldest square of the city center, Kauppatori, the Market Square. Walk along the Esplanade, which serves as the main boulevard of the city center and a favorite place for locals to come for an evening walk.
Re-board your comfortable transportation and drive to the old merchant town of Porvoo, located only 30 miles away, to discover the enchanting Finnish countryside.
Admire Mother Nature's magnificence and explore the small, cozy and very authentic old merchant town of Porvoo. View the historic red colored storehouses along the riverbank, see the early 1800's Town Hall and walk the historic streets of Old Town.
Your guide will advise you about places to visit on your own, such as restaurants, museums, and interesting sites, and show you the location where you'll meet for your return to the port.
Please Note: The entrance to the Rock Church is optional, and should cost approximately 3 EUR per person.
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