Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
This tour includes most of the highlights of Helsinki, a visit to Porvoo and the Savijarvi Farm where lunch is served at the family's home. Pass Embassy Park, the Market Square, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. You will make a stop at the Senate Square and have some time to explore and shop at the Open-Air Market. Continue past Kiasma, the Parliament House, the National Museum, the Finlandia Hall, the new Opera House and the Olympic Stadium. head towards Sipoo and Savijärvi farm. The family will invite you into their home for a three course meal with fish as the main course. Then enjoy a sightseeing tour of Porvoo. On the way back, stop at the Rock Church.
OVERVIEW: This tour will take you to see some of the highlights of Helsinki including a visit to the Old Town of Porvoo and lunch at Kiala.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Senate Square with the elegant Lutheran Cathedral before continuing past some of Helsinki's highlights including Embassy Park and the Presidential Palace. Visit the Sipoo Old Church and tour the Old Town of Porvoo. Enjoy lunch at Kiala Manor before visiting Helsinki's unique Rock Church.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 1 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces with some inclines and some steps. The Temppeliaukio Rock Church and Sipoo Church may be closed during religious functions.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.