Coastal towns of South-East Finland, 19.5-24.5

TOUR OPERATOR FAM TRIP BY INVITATION ONLY

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

THURSDAY 19 MAY

Flights from home destinations to Helsinki Airport, Finland
Personal arrival from the airport to Hotel Scandic Paasi. Checking-in and free time to explore Helsinki
19:30 Joint welcoming dinner in Restaurant Sunn. Restaurant Sunn is located right at the senate square with a stunning view to Helsinki’s main attraction Helsinki cathedral. Restaurant Sunn can be easily reached by tram (7A from your hotel) or by foot from the central railway station.
Overnight in Hotel Scandic Paasi.

 

FRIDAY 20 MAY

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, checking out and departing from Helsinki to Kalkkiranta Harbor, Kalkkirannantie 556-2, 01180 Sipoo
8:55 Meeting at Kalkkiranta pier and departing to guided visit in Söderksär lighthouse island. Be prepared with comfortable shoes and warm clothing as the island might be windy and the rocks slippery!
13:30 Arrival back in Kalkkiranta and lunch in Söderkulla Manor
15:00 Guided walking tour in Porvoo old town, inspections in small central hotels
17:00 Arrival in Haikko Manor. Dinner and overnight

 

SATURDAY 21 MAY

7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Bus from Haikko Manor & Spa departs
9:00 Arrival to Råmossa Lodge, nature and silence experience together with Seikkailulaakso.  Wild game lunch prepared by Zum Biespiel
13:00 Site visit in Strömfors – The Outdoor Factory. Inspection in the old iron work village area and the Strömfors Bed & Bistro
14:00-16:00 Product Development Workshop and destination presentations + coffee
16:00-16:45 Inspections in Wellness center Villa Mandala and Kannonnokka
16:45 Arrival in Rönnäs Seaside Resort, inspection and accommodation
17:30 Evening fishing tour and dinner

 

SUNDAY 22 MAY

8:00-9:00 Breakfast and checking out from Rönnäs.
9:00-10:00 Transfer to Kotka
10:00 Site inspection and welcome drinks in Patruunatalo B&B
11:15 Site inspection in Langinkoski imperial fishing lodge
12:00 Visit at Kärkisaari. Brief introduction of traditional Finnish treatments Kalevala bonesetting or herbal twig treatment. Inspection of the accommodation possibilities.
12:45 Site inspection in Santalahti resort, lunch
14:30 Guided tour and inspection in Kotka parks, visit at the fish market.
15:45 Visit at Kultaa recreational park along the Kymijoki-river. Possibility to try drafting or fly-fishing. Dinner.
16:45 Departure to Hamina, one of the oldest seaports at the crossroads of ancient trading routes
17.15 Walking tour in a romantic old Hamina incl. visit in Bastion and other historical attractions
18:00 Site inspection in Vimpa islands and Rakinkotka eco-village
Arktika evening in Eco Island Village incl. Archipelago Dinner. Arktika – great nature phenomenon in south east coast, a mass migration of arctic birds – a highlight for any bird and nature enthusiast. The most spectacular moments take place in May when millions of water birds and hundreds of thousands of geese migrate via the Gulf of Finland to their nesting places on the arctic tundra.
21.30 “White Night Boat trip” – back to mainland
22:00 Accommodation in Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone

 

MONDAY 23 MAY

9:00 Breakfast and checking out from hotel
9:45 A brief cruise in front of Kotka, brunch at Restaurant Vaakku in Varissaari island incl. the local delicacy “Posso” – doughnut filled with apple jam
11:00 Visit at Maritime Centre Vellamo.
11:30 Lunch at restaurant Laakonki in Maritime Centre Vellamo
The Maritime Centre Vellamo’s tremendous auditoriums and charming Boat Hall are amongst Finland’s most unique venues for e.g. corporate events, meetings and congresses.
12:00 Product development workshop
15:00 Departure to Helsinki, on the way visit at Emperor’s Harbour Restaurant and fairwell drinks
17:00 Arrival in Helsinki and checking in to Hotel Helka
18:00 A guided nordic walking tour at the Helsinki coast line instructed by Happy Guide
20:30 Dinner in Restaurant Saari
22:30 Transfer back to hotel

 

TUESDAY 24 MAY

Personal debartures to the airport and flights back home.