Lakeland

Lakeland tour

Duration
4 nights, 5 days
Season
May - September 2020
Destination
Lakeland
Price
From 1650 €

Lakes, lakes, lakes, wonderful lakes

You might’ve heard that Finland is the land of a thousand lakes. In fact, there are 187 888 lakes (larger than 5 acres) in Finland. Finland is divided into four landscape districts of which Lakeland or Finnish lake district is the largest. In Lakeland, you can enjoy some amazing local delicacies, bake Carelian pies, visit some historical monuments, see the world’s largest wooden church, and for example, try a real Finnish sauna.

Price includes

Price is per person. Min 6 pax, single basis on request

  • 4-nights accommodation in twin/dbl room in 4-star hotel/resort with breakfast
  • Coach in full use throughout the tour
  • English speaking tour leader throughout the tour
  • 1x local lunch
  • 1x local dinner
  • Lakeland Steamship Cruise
  • Visit Olavinlinna Castle
  • Visit Kerimäki Wooden Church
  • Visit Rakokivi erratics
  • Visit Parikkala sculpture park
  • See some the Salpa line bunkers en route
  • Karelian pie baking
  • Guided walking tour of Porvoo
  • Optional sauna at Sahanlahti resort – to be paid on the spot
  • In July, possible to get tickets for Opera shows at the  Savonlinna Opera Festival

Highlights

  • Hop on a steamboat and enjoy the fresh air
  • Visit the world’s largest wooden church
  • Learn about medieval life at the Olavinlinna Castle
  • Bake Karelian pies with a lovely local hostess
  • Wonderful Lakeland sceneries
  • Discover interesting sculptures by Veijo Rönkkönen
  • Visit the Wooden Old Town of Porvoo
  • Chance to experience the Finnish sauna

 

Accommodation

Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone**** Kauppatori 4–6, 57130 Savonlinna
Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone – a hotel of many stories, located in the very centre of Savonlinna next to the Market Square and the Passenger Harbour. The medieval castle of Olavinlinna is just a few hundred metres away.

Sahanlahti Resort **** Lietvedentie 830, 52200 Puumala
The scenic holiday resort Sahanlahti is located by Lake Saimaa, only 45-minute drive from Mikkeli. In Sahanlahti, you will spend a relaxed holiday, enjoy first-class dining experiences or organise a memorable party in historically valuable and unique sawmill surroundings. The hillside view of the resort is a breathtaking experience, and the welcoming staff will ensure that you have everything you need for a perfect holiday.

Haikko Manor SPA hotel **** Haikkoontie 114, 06400 Porvoo
The hotel provides brilliant service, genuine manor house ambience, fantastic archipelago and pampering spa treatments for adult taste. The hotel is located in the middle of a beautiful park by the sea, only half an hour’s drive from Finland’s capital Helsinki. The picturesque old town of Porvoo is located within five kilometres from Haikko. Possibility to upgrade to Manor room.

Voit halutessasi maksaa vapaaehtoisen 10 euron tukimaksun ilmastotyöhön matkan varatessasi. Lahjoittaminen käy vaivattomasti verkkokaupassamme ennakkomaksun yhteydessä.

Pidätämme oikeudet mahdollisiin hinta-, aikataulu- ja ohjelmamuutoksiin. Pidätämme myös oikeuden matkatoimistosta riippumattomista syistä tehtävään hinnantarkastukseen esim. polttoaine-, viranomais- tai lentoverokustannusten noustessa.

Suosittelemme, että kaikilla osanottajilla on koko matkan keston voimassa oleva henkilökohtainen matkavakuutus sisältäen peruutusturvan.

Matkan hinta edellyttää ryhmän minimikoon täyttymistä. Ryhmämatkasta poikkeavien yksittäisten matkustajien lento- tai majoitusvarauksien ym. palveluiden muutoksista veloitamme 100 € muutoskulut / muutos ja lisäksi palveluntarjoajien perimät kulut.

Vastuullinen matkanjärjestäjä on kotimainen Oy Kon-Tiki Tours Ltd / Björk & Boström Urheilumatkat Oy, joka kuuluu Kilpailu- ja kuluttajaviraston ylläpitämään matkanjärjestäjärekisteriin (1929/00/Mj Mv, SMAL 39610) noudattaen kaikkia matkailualan yleisiä valmismatkaehtoja. Matkojemme erityisluonteen, kuljetusmuotoa koskevien poikkeuksellisten määräysten (mm. reittilentojen varaus- ja myyntiehdot), poikkeuksellisten majoitusehtojen sekä matkakohteen erityisolojen vuoksi sovellamme lisäksi erityisehtoja, joista asiakas saa tiedot matkan laskun liitteenä. Erityisehdot myös verkkosivuillamme www.kontiki.fi/hyva-tietaa/kon-tiki-toursin-erityisehdot/.

Lue räätälöidyn ryhmämatkan erityisehdot ennen matkan varausta
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Travel program

Day 1  | Arrival in Helsinki – Savonlinna
Flight on own arrangements to Helsinki Finland (morning arrival preferable)

Meet your driver and guide at the airport and proceed driving towards Lakeland. On our way to Savonlinna, we’ll have a possible lunch stop on the road in Mikkeli, a former border town of Russia.

Day 2 | Savonlinna – Sahanlahti (B/D)
Today you will see some real gems of Lakeland. You’ll get to visit Olavinlinna castle and join the free tour of the castle. Kindly note, there are some narrow steps if you decide to join the tour. After visiting the castle, your tour leader will take you to an unforgettable Saimaa cruise by steamboat. Possibility to have lunch on board at own expense.

The tour continues towards Sahanlahti, but on the way, we will stop at Kerimäki wooden church, have a coffee stop at own expense and visit the Parikkala Sculpture park. The park is located close to the Russian border. Veijo Rönkkönen has made all the sculptures (over 500 sculptures) showcased in the park.

The day will end with a lovely dinner at Sahanlahti resort, where you will be staying for two nights.

Day 3 | Sahanlahti – Niinisaari – Rakokivi – Puumala – Sahanlahti (B/L)

Lakeland is not only known for beautiful scenic roads, but it also has a good reputation when it comes to local delicacies. You will get to join a Karelian pie workshop and make your own delicious Karelian pies with a lovely local hostess, Paula. Lunch will be served after the workshop.
The day continues with some more scenic roads to Rakokivi geological formations from the ice age. In the evening you’ll have free time on own with the possibility to hire rowing boats or try the Finnish sauna.
Day 4 | Sahanlahti – Porvoo (B)
It’s time to say bye-bye to Lakeland. The fun is, however not over yet, we will spend an exciting afternoon in Porvoo. En route to Porvoo, we will have a quick stop at Salpa Line bunkers. The Salpa Line is a bunker line on the eastern border of Finland, and it was in use during the Continuation war in 1941-1944.
Once we arrive at the idyllic town of Porvoo, your tour leader will take you on a guided walking tour where you can discover Porvoos well-preserved wooden houses and picturesque cobble-stoned streets. The city’s town plan is from the Middle Ages, with small houses, picturesque yards and narrow streets for a historically unique milieu. You’ll see the red warehouses on the riverbanks, hear stories about seafaring and trading, as well as visit the beautiful medieval cathedral. After the guided tour you’ll have some free time to browse delightful shops and craftsmen’s workshops.

Tonight we will stay overnight at Haikko Manor’s SPA hotel (possibility to upgrade to Manor rooms), where you can enjoy a nice walk in the Manor’s garden before going to bed.

Day 5 | Departure (B)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel before transferring to Helsinki-Vantaa airport and flights on own arrangements back home. We hope you had an incredible holiday and we look forward to seeing you again soon!