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s/s Punkaharju offers you daily steamship cruises on Lake Saimaa. See the original steamship and see the possibilities and the history. Come experience the distinctive atmosphere of old steamships. Explore our enclosed decks and open-air sun deck...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Satamapuistontie, Savonlinna 57130, Finland
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

I, a steam lover am so glad that both of the steam ships S/S Punkaharju and S/S Paul Wahl departed and returned as scheduled at Savonlinna on 6 to 7 July, dates carefully chosen before the rush by opera lovers. Both the opera and the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ukkelo
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

We go to Savonlinna a few times a year, and have been planning to go on one of these sightseeing steamboat tours for ages. Finally did it. Totally worth it. Great weather, relaxed atmosphere, no rush to go anywhere. Probably not for adrenaline heads, though.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MikeAncient
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

We purchased tickets from the Sokos hotel giving the option of a tour on one of two stream ships located across the street in the harbor. We were told the hours of one ship were 11, 1, 3, 5, or 7 and the other was...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent alternative in the absence of Heinavessi! Private rooms with excellent service from the bar which wine list is much better and longer compared to many onshore restaurants! 1,5 hr trip is ideal for a breeze and sightseeing before lunch. Old steamship still wins competition...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Igor-Angler
VipCruise, Omistaja at s/s Punkaharju, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Old Ship wins, Thank you for your visit on board s/s Punkaharju. I hope I see you again in Savonlinna and visit old steamer also. - Captain Janne

Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Takes one 100 years back in time and shows best of lake areas. Steam driven vessel warms the heart of mid-age engineer. Charming experience.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 532vesam
VipCruise, Omistaja at s/s Punkaharju, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Thank you for your visit on board s/s Punkaharju. I´m happy for you that you had good experience. I give your regards to all crew also for good service. It´is nice to hear that. - Captain Janne

Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We boarded the ship and took the canal cruise till Karma canal (return in bus). The itinerary is picturesque and the staff very friendly and nice. Food on board good.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Green_BlueToscana
Reviewed January 2, 2016

We took this boat trip one afternoon from the harbour and we were very pleased with the outcome. It wasn't the cheapest boat, but it looked the most impressive, and the steamboat is lovely! We weren't lucky with seeing any seals, but the views were...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank wendeelara
VipCruise, Omistaja at s/s Punkaharju, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Thank you for your visit on board s/s Punkaharju. I hope I see you again in Savonlinna and visit old steamer also. - Captain Janne

Reviewed August 28, 2015

Me and my friend went to steam ship cruice. And we though that would be cool and fun, but it wasn't at all. Ship crew was rude, there was maybe 3-5 other passenger (not wondering anymore after all)... Same views what you can see from...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 12, 2015

The old steamboats such as Punkaharju (and Paul Wahl) are a good way to get an overview of the town. The service aboard was really good and helpful. If you are visiting Savonlinna, this is something you should do.

Date of experience: July 2015
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VipCruise, Owner at s/s Punkaharju, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2015

Thank you for your review. It is very nice to hear that our crew pleased you with helpful service. Welcome again to Savonlinna and nostalgic steam ship cruise. - Captain Janne Leinonen

Reviewed July 26, 2015

The historical steam ships s/s Punkaharju and Paul Wahl are gems in the crown of this delightful summer tourist town. Both ships will take one for a 1½ hour cruise, giving an idea of yesteryear transport when these ships worked scheduled long-distance services. The staff...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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