SOUTH-EAST COAST, Buyer fam-trip, 31.8.-3.9.2017

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

thursday 31.08.2017

Afternoon arrivals in Helsinki
Transfer to Kotka-Hamina region
18:30 Welcome drinks and snacks in Restaurant Laakonki, short introduction to Maritime Centre Vellamo
19.30 Dinner at restaurant Vaakku
Overnight in Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone

friday 01.09.2017

Maritime Kotka and River Kymijoki Day
8:30 Refreshing morningwalk at Katariina Seaside park and Sapokka Water Garden
10:00 Inspection at Santalahti Holiday Resort
11:30 Visit to Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
13:00 Lunch at Erämys Keisarinkosket Kultaa and river rafting at River Kymijoki or Boat trip to the river
16:00 Visit to idyllic Hamina old town
18.00 Arrival to Vimpa Islands
18.30 Introduction to Rakinkotka Eco Island, dinner and enjoying nature
21.00 Transfer back to Sokos Hotel Seurahuone, Kotka

saturday 02.09.2017

Located only two hours away from Helsinki, the region of Repovesi National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site Verla Mill offers easy but memorable introduction to some of the best nature attractions and activities in Southeastern Finland. The surrounding countryside hides beautiful landscapes and excellent service facilities

08:00 breakfast at the hotel and check-out
09:00 Transfer from Kotka to Verla
At 10:00 am Arrival in Verla (Kouvola), coffee
10:30-11:30 Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Verla Mill Museum
12:00-17:00 Visit to the Repovesi National Park. We travel waterways, cruising on traditional Tuuletar II, with some trekking sections. During the day we will experience the famous suspension bridge from water and land as well as see some of the best views over the park. Tour includes forest lunch.
17:00 Transfer to Yli-Kaitala cottages for accommodation
18:30-19:30 Sightseeing and nature activities around the farm area
19:30 – Dinner and meeting with local entrepreneurs
Optional evening sauna

sunday 03.09.2017

At 7.00 am Breakfast
8.00 am  Transfer to Arboretum Mustila
9.00-10.30 Visit to Mustila, the oldest in Finland
10.30  Tour continues to Porvoo for lunch
11:30 Lunch in old Porvoo and time for strolling
13:30 Transfer to Helsinki-Vantaa airport
Afternoon flights back home