Finland Midsummer June 21-28 2015

Chinese Tour Operator Summer Fam Trip

preliminary program
Sunday June 21

Flights from home destinations to Finland
16:50 Arrival at Turku Airport, meet Ms. Lena Nykänen, Visit Turku, at the airport
Bus transfer to Naantali
Naantali is a small wooden town only 20 km from Turku with a unique atmosphere. Naantali is one of the oldest towns in Finland and the President of Finland´s summer residence Kultaranta is located in Naantali. Also Moominworld  is located in here.
Check-in at Naantali Spa Hotel
18:30 Buffet dinner at restaurant Le Soleil at Naantali Spa Hotel

Monday June 22

08:00  Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
09:15-10:15 Presentation of Naantali Spa Hotel
10:15 Bus transfer to Naantali old town
10:30-11:00 Guided walking tour in the old town of Naantali
11:15-12:00 Guided tour at Kultaranta Garden -the Summer Residence of the President of Finland. Meet your guide at the entrance gate
12:15 Lunch buffet in Naantali
13:30-14:30 Visit to the Moominworld – home to the famous characters created by Tove Jansson
Meet Ms Ann-Karin Koskinen, Sales Manager, Moominworld
15:00-16:00 Visit to Kultaranta Resort
16:30 Old Fisherman’s Village Herrankukkaro
Welcome drinks and presentation of Herrankukkaro
Smoke sauna and dinner. Archipelago-style buffet will be served including various fish dishes and meat dishes, salad and vegetables
21:30 Bus transfer to Turku
22:15 Check-in at Scandic Julia

TUESday JUNE 23

Breakfast at the hotel
09:00-12:00 Guided city tour in Turku with the Chinese-speaking guide Ms. Li Li. Meeting point: hotel reception
Highlights of the city such as Turku Castle and the Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, Turku Cathedral and the Market Hall
12:00-13:00 Lunch at the Chinese restaurant China Jasmine
13:15-13:55 Hotel inspection Hamburger Börs
14:05-14:45 Hotel inspection Radisson Blu Marina Palace hotel
14:50-15:20 Hotel inspection Holiday Inn
Free time in the city
18:15 Bus transport to the pier (River Aura) of steamship S/S Ukkopekka, Meeting point: Aurakatu 2
19:00-23:00 Dinner cruise with the steamship s/s Ukkopekka
Time for photographing of the beautiful archipelago of Turku during the cruise, buffet dinner will be served at the Loistokari island, dancing on the pier with live music, arrival in Turku at 23:00)
23:00 Bus transfer to the hotel

WEDNESDAY JUNE 24

Early breakfast at the hotel and check-out
07:45  Transfer by bus to Turku Harbour, Viking Line terminal
Check-in m/s Amorella
Meet Mr Janusz Grabowski, Sales & Marketing Director International Markets, Viking Line Skandinavien
08:45 Departure towards Mariehamn
Breakfast on board
Ship inspection, Viking Line presentation
12:15 Viking Buffet Lunch
14:10 Arrival to Mariehamn, The Åland Islands
Meet Ms Annica Grönlund, Visit Åland in the terminal
14:30-15:10 Hotel inspections, Hotel Pommern & Hotel Savoy (Ålandhotels)
15:15-16:30 Guided tour at Maritime Museum and s/v Pommern
17:00 Mercedes chocolaterie
18:00 Check-in at Hotel Arkipelag in Mariehamn, Eastern Harbour
19:00 Meet Annica at the reception for pre drink
20:00 Dinner at Restaurant Indigo in Mariehamn (50 meters from the hotel)

THURSDAY JUNE 25

08:00-09:00  Breakfast
09:30 Check-out
09:30-10:30 Meet Mr Björn Häggblom from the Government of Åland
10:30-13:00 Guided tour with some of the top sights in the countryside. We visit Stallhagen
13:00-14:30 Lunch at Smakbyn in Sund (Michael Björklund, chef of the year in both Finland & Sweden)
15:00-19:00 Sightseeing continues in the countryside. Apprx. 2-hours fishing trip in Lumparland. Please bring comfortable clothes.
Transfer to Mariehamn
20:00-22:45 Dinner at ÅSS, Western Harbour
23:00 Check-in m/s Silja Serenade
Take your luggage to the cabins
23:55 Departure towards Helsinki
00:00 Midnight show at Atlantis Palace, deck 7

FRIDAY JUNE 26

07:30 Special breakfast at restaurant Tavolàta, deck 6
10:00 TallinkSilja presentation by International Sales Director Nina Tähtinen, conference center VIP room, deck 6
11:00 Disembarkation to Helsinki
Take your luggage to Olympia Terminal group check-in, where they will be picked up after the day in Helsinki
11:00 -13:00 Guided sightseeing tour with Visit Helsinki guide Ms Li Bai-Saturo
The city sightseeing tour will cover the main sights and attractions of Helsinki: the heart of the city, the prestigious Senate Square and the symbol of the city – the Helsinki Cathedral, the beautiful harbor area with the legendary Market Square and the magnificent coastline around the biggest park in central Helsinki, Kaivopuisto. You’ll also get to see and visit some architectural gems of the city such as the Kamppi chappel of silence.
13:00-14:30 Lunch at Empire Plaza in Kamppi shopping centre
Enjoy lunch in Empire Plaza, one of the best Chinese restaurants in town. Pleas-ant atmosphere, delicious dishes and kindly serving personal.
14:30-15:30 Hotel inspections, Hotel Indigo Boulevard and Hotel Haven
15:30-17:00 Free time to discover the secrets of Helsinki
Go to Olympia Terminal to pick up the luggage
Meet Ms Leena Yli-Piipari, marketing coordinator, Visit Espoo, at Olympia Terminal
17:30  Transfer by bus from Helsinki to
Kirkkonummi
18:00  Check-in at Congress Wellness Hotel Långvik
Relaxing in spa area and sauna
20:30  Dinner at the hotel

saturDAY JUNE 27

8:00 Breakfast & check-out
9:00 Tour of the hotel & outdoor activity facilities
Outdoor tour is made Nordic Walking style (with walking sticks). Mr Kim Kärkkäinen from Eventure will tell us more about activities that can be done in the area
10:30 Transfer to Espoo and Nuuksio National Park

11:00 Haltia, the Finnish Nature Center & Nuuksio National Park
Haltia is a new type of visitor centre, bringing all of Finland’s nature under one roof and closer to the visitor through both the building’s facilities and its stunning exhibitions. Nature from all over Finland can be experienced in the Helsinki region! Guided tour in Haltia
12:00-14:00 Lunch with Green Window
Right by the lake Kaitlampi in Nuuksio National Park (6 km from Haltia) you can enjoy nature at its best. Green Window is an all inclusive program service & conference package provider with accommodation, smoke sauna, Lappish hut and restaurant services.  Depending on weather lunch outdoors or in a forest restaurant Aurora Nuuksio
14:00  Visit at Sea & Mountain White Reindeerpark & Inipi Spa in Nuuksio
Experience a touch of the northern magic in Espoo! Visit Reindeer Park and TepeeRestaurant “White Reindeer” in Nuuksio National Park. Inipi spa is an exotic sauna/bath in a large tepee at the Safari lodge, by a forest pond

15:00 Chongqing group leaves for Helsinki Airport
15:40 Arrival at Helsinki Airport
Flight to Chongqing

15:00-18:00 Beijing group continues with hotel site inspections in Tapiola & Otaniemi area:
Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden, Radisson BLU Hotel Espoo, Hotel Hanasaari
18:00 Transfer to Porvoo
Arrival to Porvoo
Check in at Haikko Manor
20:00 Dinner at the manor

Sunday june 28

Breakfast and check-out
10:30 Transfer from Haikko Manor to Porvoo
11:00-12:30 Guided tour in Old Porvoo
12:30 Lunch in Old Porvoo, Restaurant Hanna-Maria
Free time in Old Porvoo for some shopping
14:30 Bus leaves from Porvoo to Helsinki Airport
Flight to Beijing