FinRelax in Finnish Archipelago, 8.6-13.6.2016

TOUR OPERATOR FAM TRIP BY INVITATION ONLY

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

WEDNEDSAY 8 JUNE

Evening flights from home destinations to Helsinki Airport, Finland
Personal arrivals to hotel
Checking-in Hotel Cumulus Meilahti
16:45 Get together at the hotel reception with Visit Finland represantives and transfer to Helsinki Market square
17:15 JT-Line ferry from the Market Square to Vallisaari Island
17:35 -18:30 Meeting with the Vallisaari guide at the pier when you get off the ferry after arriving Vallisaari Island. Short guided visit at the island
18:35 -18:45 JT-Line ferry from Vallisaari to Suomenlinna Fortress Island
18:45 -19:25 A guided tour on Suomenlinna sea fortress, UNESCO World Heritage site
19:30 -19:45 JT-Line ferry from Suomenlinna, via Lonna Island to Market Square
20:00-22:00 Dinner at restaurant Kappeli
22:00 Transfer back to the hotel

 

THURSDAY 9 JUNE

7:30-8:30 Breakfast, checking out and departing from Helsinki
9:45-11:30 Guided visit in Fiskars ironwork village. Light lunch in restaurant Laundry.
11:30: 13:30 Transfer to Turku
13:30 Arrival to Turku, meeting Ms Olga Henriksson from Visit Turku near the steamship and checking on board steamship s/s Ukkopekka.
14:00 Cruise Turku-Naantali with the steamship S/S Ukkopekka, snacks onboard.
15:45 Arrival to Naantali.
The beautiful town of Naantali has a different atmosphere to most towns, allowing you to break free from your everyday life. Enjoy delicious food and drinks, and pamper yourself in Spa’s. Naantali is also the home of Moomins and republic’s president’s summer residence.
16:00 Check-in and inspection at Naantali Spa Hotel, Address: Matkailjantie 2
17:15 A guided walking tour in Naantali Old Town.
18.30 Visit to Moomin World, meeting with Ann-Karin Koskinen, marketing manager.
19:30 Dinner in Naantali Spa at Le Soleil restaurant.
21:00  Transfer by bus to the hotel

 

FRIDAY 10 JUNE

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.
8:30 Departure by bus to Parainen.
9:30 Visit to Art Bank
Art Bank is a unique Fine Arts Gallery in Pargas, Finland. The Salvador Dalí Private Exhibition presents stunning Dali sculptures, furniture, paintings and other pieces of Dali.  Address: Kauppiaskatu 24 
11:15 Visit to Köpmans Nauvo Café, and lunch there, Address: Rantapolku 3
12:30 Visit to the famous hotel Stallbacken, address: Grännäsintie 14
13:30 Visit to the Katriinan Kamari fair and art exhibition, Address: Särkilahdenkuja 3
14:00 Departure by bus to Turku
15:00 Arrival to Turku, check-in at the Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs, Address: Kauppiaskatu 6
15:40 Transfer with bus to Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel
16:00   Product Development workshop at Radisson Blu Marina Palace hotel
18:15  Getting to know Turku cultural gems with guide Ms Niina Aitamurto.
The highlights of the town such the Turku Castle, Turku Cathedral and the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum.
20:00 Dinner at restaurant Smör, address: Linnankatu 17
22:00 Return to the hotel, free time

 

SATURDAY 11 JUNE

7:40 Deaprting from hotel to Turku Harbor
8:45-10:00 Viking Line ferry from Turku to Mariehamn, Åland departs. Breakfast on board
10:00-11:30 Site inspection on board the ferry together with Ms. Kristiana Stahl, Sales & Marketing Representative.
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-14.00 Free time on board
14:10 Ferry arrives in Mariehamn, Åland. Viking Bus and Ms Annica Grönlund, Visit Åland will meet you in the harbor.
14.30-15:00 Transfer to Silverskär harbor
15:00-18:00 Visit Silverskär and the other islands close to Silverskär; Silver Islands, Klobben and pass Sviskär “rent an Island concept”. We will have “fika”  (coffee, tea or beer and some snacks) at Klobben.
19:00-21.00 Transfer and dinner at Havsvidden
21:00 Checking in to cottages at Käringsund Resort, Eckerö
21:30 Optional evening sauna at Käringsund Resort

 

SUNDAY 12 JUNE

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Guided inspection at Käringsund Resort. Meet manager Arja Fagerström at the reception.
09.30-10.30 Optional cycling trip around the resort with Annica/Visit Åland.
10.45 Departure to Mariehamn (please check out before leaving to Mariehamn). Pick up the bikes at RoNo (optional, you can also walk with one of us).
11.15-12.15 Visit s/v Pommern and Åland Maritime Museum
12.20-12.40 Visit hotel Cikada, Mariehamn.
12.45-14.20 Lunch at ÅSS Paviljongen
14.30-15.00 Visit hotel Park Alandia, Mariehamn
15.05-15.30 Visit Hotel Arkipelag
15.30-17.30 Visit at Kastelholm Castle, Bomarsund ruins and Notviks tower (Sund)
17.30-18.00 Visit hotel Savoy and hotel Pommern.
18.00-20.00 Workshop at hotel Pommern
20.15 Dinner at hotel Pommern
22.45 Checking on board the Silja Line ferry.
23:45 Ferry departs from Mariehamn to Helsinki. Accommodation on board.

 

MONDAY 13 JUNE

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:55-11:30 Site inspection on board the ferry
11:30 Meet your English- speaking guide Mr. Karri Korppi at the Olympic Harbor, Tallink Silja and head for a nordic walking tour in Helsinki coastline.
The walking tour is supposed to do in easy and relaxing way. Good shoes for light exercise, prepare to have your hands free for the Nordic walking sticks. Your guide will give you the sticks for the walk.
12:45-13:15 Presentation of Löyly design sauna
Löyly design sauna, just a short distance from the city centre on the southern tip of the Helsinki peninsula. The modern complex will also house a restaurant serving the finest Finnish cuisine, which visitors can enjoy while admiring the stunning views from the large terrace that stretches out over the sea.
13:15-14:00 Lunch at Löyly
14:00-14:40 Transfer to the airport

 

 

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