In old Porvoo there are so many quaint little shops and inviting retaurants in idyllic settings that you might want to visit them all! CitaBella Shop&Lunch Tour combines shopping with lunches in Porvoo just to make the choice easier. It is also great way to spend a day in this most beautiful and interesting of cities.
The duration of CitaBella Shop&Lunch in Porvoo programs are about 7,5 – 8 hours depending on the chosen program and the location of the meeting- and arrival points. Example place of departure: Helsinki. Departure to Porvoo from Helsinki at 10.00h by chartered bus. In Porvoo the programme includes a short guided walking tour in Old Porvoo, after which there is free time for you to visit the best shops and some of the many attractions of Porvoo. In summer you can also hop in a bus that circulates regularly in the center of Porvoo free of charge. After shopping there follows the lunch in a wonderful restaurant according to your choice. Each restaurant in Citabella Shop&Lunch in Porvoo program is excellent and sits in a beautiful milieu where you can walk around afterwards. Attention – if your choice of the restaurants of the programme is Brasserie L´Amour we will continue the tour directly after the lunch.
On route back towards Helsinki we make a visit to a wonderful high quality manor shop Butiken på Landet in the beautiful countryside of Kulloo and to an art gallery with lovely shop in an old factory in a pictoresque seaside village. Arrival in Helsinki at 17.30.
Shops, restaurants and galleries
With CitaBella Shop & Lunch in Porvoo you have four different choices for lunch: The manor of Haikko, the Bistro Konst och Form, the manor of Sannäs and the Brasserie L´Amour. Two hours are reserved for lunch, during which you can also relax and stroll in these charming and serene surroundings of the Finnish countryside.
Haikko Manor restaurant
The splendid hotel and restaurant Haikko is situated by the sea, in a magnificient setting 7 km from the center of Porvoo. We will leave the center of Porvoo and drive the short distance to Haikko, where the lunch is waiting. During the ride I will tell you interesting things about the place – about it´s long history as well as modern times. After arrival we will have a welcome drink in the Yellow Salon, where you can admire the paintings on the walls, among which there are several original Works by Albert Edelfelt, the most internationally famous of Finnish painters at the end of 19 th century.
We will enjoy our lunch in the great dining salon and in the summer depending on the weather, outside on the terrace with fantastic views to the sea and the archipelago of Porvoo. After lunch there is time to walk in the stunning rose garden in the old park. There leads a path down to the waterfront and the glistening waves of the Gulf of Finland. The Haikko Manor includes also a first class spa with a shop where you can have a look at many lovely spa products and jewellery, perfums, scarfs, clothes and toys for children.
Haikko-water is included in the price. Other drinks can be chosen from the lists and will be billed separately.
• Smoked reindeer and country cheese salad
• fried fillets of salmon with chives sauce
• glazed vegetables of the season
• coffee or tea with a piece of chocolade
• Chicken and vegetables with cranberry sauce
• creamed potatoes
• coffee or tea with a piece of chocolade
Bistro Konst Och Form
Gumbostrand Konst och Form ( =”Art and Form”) is a former factory, which after being transformed to an art center building nowadays combines in a large space modern Scandinavian art and design exhibitions, a wonderful bistro and a shop with a good selection of gifts and stylish objects, interrior furnishings and of course lots of sculpture and paintings. After shopping in Porvoo we drive 25km distance to Gumbostrand Konst och Form in Söderkulla. The route itself is already a pleasure for it goes trough the beautifully old and cultured landscape, and in the end it leads to the idyllic and picturesque fishing village of Gumbostrand. Konst och Form is situated in a wonderful place near the sea where the narrowing road twists between traditionally red-painted wooden houses.
Our lunch is served in the elegant Bistro which serves delicious, organic food. After lunch there is enough time reserved for visiting the art gallery, going shopping either in the gallery shop or walking to Röda Huset´s shop just near by. There you can find different local artisan objects, paintings and all kinds of unique and charming gifts. You can stroll down to the little harbour and let your eyes rest on the wonderful sights of the sailing boats, and catch a glimpse of life in these waters and islands.
Open Friday-Sunday, summertime Wednesday-Sunday.
Water is included in the price. Other drinks can be chosen from the list and will be billed separately.
• Bistro´s lasagne
• fresh salad
• coffee or tea
The Manor of Sannäs
Sannas is an old manor, situated in the countryside about 10 km distance from Porvoo center. In the 15 th century there was a village and fortress. For somebody who is facinated by old romantic Finnish manors the milieu of Sannäs leaves nothing to wish for. There is an old garden with magnifient oak trees, a herb garden, and a litlle river runs through it. We will have our lunch in one of the Gustavian style dinner rooms and enjoy the excellent Finnish kitchen of the manor. In the summer, depending on weather, the lunch will be served on the terrace next to the garden.
After lunch you can stroll in the garden and have a look around the splendid manor and admire the elegant rooms, filled with history.
Buffet of the Manor of Sannäs
• 2 different salads
• a dish of meat, chicken, or fish according to choice with 2 different accompaniments
• bread of the manor
• a small dessert
• coffee or tea
An old bank building was renovated to house the new and modern Brasserie L´Amour. Is is situated at the Rihkamatori, ("the Trinket Market") just in the middle of old Porvoo and the shopping streets.
On the menu there are the updated old classics as well as the lighter street-food dishes. The beer selection of Brasserie L´Amour is long and extensive. After lunch in Brasserie L´Amour we will continue the program further outside of Porvoo.
Water included in the price, other drinks from the list.
During the spring/summer season:
• A fresh salad and home made bread of the house.
During autumn/winter season:• A warm soup, home made bread of the house
Changes in the prices are possible. Prices are for groups of at least 10 adult persons of the Haikko Manor Restaurant and Bistro Konst och Form visits. Prices for smaller groups will be priced separately. Please ask offer via contact form below. Sannäs Manor visits are for groups of at the least 20 adult persons.