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Helsinki and Medieval Porvoo Join-In Shore Excursion
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Helsinki and Medieval Porvoo Join-In Shore Excursion

By ULKOtours
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Ages 0-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 5h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off for round-trip shared transfer
  • Helsinki panoramic bus tour
  • Porvoo village guided tour
  • Local taxes
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Helsinki


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from the cruise port of Helsinki. Please meet your tour guide OUTSIDE of cruise port gate holding a signboard that says "Helsinki & Porvoo Old Merchant Town and Finnish Countryside” + your name on the sign. The waiting time past given tour starting time is 10 minutes.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • West Terminal 2, Tyynenmerenkatu 14, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
    • Katajanokka Terminal, Katajanokanlaituri 8, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7348P67

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7348P67

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      • 1
        Senate Square
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      • 2
        Uspenski Cathedral
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      • 3
        Kauppatori
        Stop: 20 minutes
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      • 4
        Temppeliaukio Church
        Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 5
        Porvoo Old Town
        Stop: 60 minutes
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • ULKOtours
        4
        Helsinki, Finland
        Joined in August 2010
      • TravelingBill
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apparently not much to see in Helsinki
        Best of Helsinki Panoramic Group tour. ULKO tours If this was the best of Helsinki like the tour title describes,  Helsinki doesn't have much. We saw the church in the rock, very different,  the open market, okay for fruits,  vegetables,  and souvenirs and the music center,  not sure why, and the town square, and a "monument "to a composer which looked like a bunch of organ pipes stuck together. Drove by a few buildings. Not much else. Guide was okay. No internet on van.
        Written 4 September 2019
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      5150sheilar
      High Point, NC12 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2019
      I booked this excursion (online) for me and my husband since it contained several of the sites I wanted to see but was not quite as long or as expensive as a similar excursion offered by our cruise ship. I received quick confirmation from Anton, our tour guide, and also an email about a month before that the start time had changed slightly, which I replied was not a problem. I received instructions for the meet-up site, with photos of the port, and instructions to be there 15 mins prior. We followed the instructions and were at the site right on time, but saw not sign of the tour operator. A few minutes before the scheduled start time, one other couple also booked for the tour arrived, and were equally puzzled. We contacted the number on our etickets and after a few hurdles getting through, learned that the shuttle bus was waiting just outside our cruise ship dock, with the other tourists onboard! By the time we walked back and got on, it was about 15 mins past the start time. We never got an explanation or learned how the other tour members knew where to meet the shuttle bus.
      The Helsinki city highlights portion of the tour was nice, especially the Sibelius Monument. One of the featured sights, which we were really looking forward to, was the Rock Church. But the tour guide basically talked everyone out of going because he said it takes a bit to walk there and back (there was a wheelchair person in the tour) and he'd also have to stand in line for tickets. Well heck- the tour description mentioned these things and that time was allotted, so if a person in a wheelchair booked the tour, s/he should expect to not attend that part or make arrangements to not hold up the rest of the group. And I'd expect the tour company to get the tickets beforehand since they know how many sign up for the tour. We didn't make any waves, but this was quite disappointing. (The tour guide actually said, well there's always Google to see it!) I didn't ask, but no mention of any reimbursement for not being able to see one of the main featured sites. :(

      We really enjoyed Porvoo, but would have liked a little more time to explore. There were very few restrooms so waiting on several folks ate up a bit of time there.

      Overall, the sights we did see were lovely, especially with the unusually warm weather.
      Written 25 August 2019
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you for your feedback! I am sorry to hear you have found your meeting instructions misleading. We constantly work to make sure all information that goes out to our clients is comprehensive and understandable so that everyone is able to find the correct tour starting location on time. We will review the situation to find out what the exact problem was. As for the Rock Church, according to our tour descriptions, this Church is part of the tour only from the outside, but the visit inside is not included. There is not actual ticket cost, but rather a mandatory donation that must be paid by each visitor who wishes to visit the church. We have researched your booking details with Viator, and in our supplier confirmation and payment voucher is says that Rock Church is not included. However, in the documents that Viator had sent you, it says that it is included. We have brought up this issue with Viator Technical Support. We hope this will prevent any future miscommunication between Viator, us and our guests. Sincerely, Elena Ulko
      Written 22 October 2019
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      benjaminf978
      Miami, FL7 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2022
      Helsinki was a very good experience.
      Our tour guide was very professional and the same time personal!
      This combination usually the best.
      Thank you.
      Written 31 July 2022
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      Mike H
      2 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Couples
      Being on a cruise ship we only had a limited time ashore. We waited until 10:30 for our 10:00 pick up but our guide never came. I called TripAdvisor and after about 20 minutes of checking was told the tour company couldn’t reach the guide and they would refund my money but offered no other compensation. By then it was too late to arrange anything else interesting to do. My only day in Helsinki wasted thanks to TripAdvisor. You would think they would vet their tour providers. I would advise booking your adventures elsewhere.
      Written 9 July 2023
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