Helsinki and Porvoo Tour
Old town Porvoo worth visiting to enjoy its rich ethnic history and culture. Tour in Finland includes and Porvoo tour – the oldest city in the country. From here you go on a trip to Finlandia Hall, The Presidential Palace, Helsinki Senate Square, Market in the Square, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, New Opera Theatre and the Olympic Stadium.
The trip to Finland goes through the coastal pathway in Porvoo. This town is a real treasure of Finnish architecture, so every tourist should stop here. Its countryside consists of a large number of small houses, picturesque courtyards, narrow streets. Tourists in Porvoo can enjoy gourmet cuisine, luxurious park, clean sea and a lot of museums and entertainment. From Porvoo, the way lies through the countryside to the attractions of the capital. On the way to Helsinki, you stop to see the Church of St. Sigfrid, and then go to the historic center of the country.
The Presidential Palace
You can visit the official Residence of the President of Finland, which is located in the center of Helsinki on the Northern side of Esplanade. Here is located the Office of the President, offices of the General Secretary and Special Advisor. Also, there are many events in the Presidential Palace, such as the state banquet and ceremony in honor of the Independence Day.
Helsinki Senate Square
Senate Square is a place where you can enjoy art, culture, religion. There are plenty of concerts, art exhibitions and festivals. The Council of State, the University, the Cathedral, the National Library are situated on the Square.
Market in the Square
On the Square Market you can buy not only fresh food, but also a lot of souvenirs. The atmosphere is positive, typical for the city. The Market consists of long rows of tents, where you can buy fur clothing, jewelry, paintings, fruit and much more.
Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral
Uspenski Cathedral has a marvelous, fascinating architecture. It is the largest Orthodox Cathedral in North and West Europe. It is located at the base of the peninsula Katajanokka on a high cliff.
Finlandia Hall impresses with its spaciousness and restraint. It is located near the center of Helsinki. Alvar Aalto’s architecture is really beautiful. He perfectly managed to fit his project into the surrounding landscape. Alvar Aalto is famous and one of the most important representatives of contemporary architecture. He designed individual buildings and entire architectural complexes.
Tour ends with visiting the Central Railway Station. Its hallmark is a 48-meter-high clock tower. The building was planned, and then opened in 1919 by the architect Saarinen. Nearby you can visit many top quality restaurants, shops and the Museum of Modern Art. This tour will surprise and impress you!