Private Jewish tour with Andre Zweig - cantor of the synagogue! For cruise and land passengers
Helsinki has vibrant Jewish Orthodox community with an Orthodox synagogue in the center. We can arrange for clients to attend very beautiful shabbat service. Kosher meals are available by advance reservation to nearby hotels. Recommended hotels: Radisson Sas Royal, Hotel President
The 4 hour Jewish Heritage tour includes Visits to the unique tourist attractions of Helsinki ;
An emphasis on the special status of the Jewish people amongst the Finns in the Second World War;
An entertaining surprise program to end the tour at Helsinki's beautiful synagogue and community center;
There is possibility for an extended 6 hour tour which includes the beautiful, ancient city of Porvoo.
Porvoo is Finland's second oldest town, just about 1 hour drive from Helsinki.
People come from all over the world to see the Old Town - and no wonder - it is unique. Old Porvoo is famous for its narrow lanes and brick-coloured riverside warehouses. In the Empire-style part of the town, the low wooden houses belong to the classical town plan where the streets form squares. It is here that the home of Finland's greatest poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, provides one of Porvoo's most popular tourist attraction.