Discover Finland’s archipelago in this exciting tour starting from Helsinki. On this tour, you’ll visit the capital of Finland, see the countryside, familiarize yourself with Finnish history as you visit historic ironworks, you’ll visit the oldest town of Finland which also used to be the capital, and set foot on the exciting Åland Islands.
Services NOT included
Hotel Lilla Roberts****
Hotel Lilla Roberts offers an elegant environment – a simultaneous dichotomy of the modern, and rich with history. In the hotel’s stylish lobby you can sense the times gone by, and be charmed by the wonderful history of the building. You are welcome to enjoy the services of the lobby bar, while browsing the daily papers by the fireplace in our beautiful lobby. Bar Lilla e, and its gorgeous windows bring light and open up to the heart of the Design District of Helsinki.
The Hotel is located between Helsinki’s busiest business district and the most prestigious residential area, making it the perfect home for you whether travelling for business, pleasure… or why not both? Located on the serenely quiet street ensures a pleasant and peaceful stay at the hotel, which is just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and buzzle of the best restaurant and bars Helsinki can offer. What is more, Lilla Roberts houses a great restaurant – Krog Roba – right next door, accessible from the hotel.
These stylish and functional 24 m2 bedrooms are facing either the street or the inner yard. Have a seat on a cozy arm chair and enjoy your personal favorite movie on supersized 47” flat screen TV or fall asleep in a wonderfully comfortable bed.
Iconic Hamburger Börs has been hosting guests since 1894 and enjoys a top location, right in the centre of Turku by the market square. This elegantly refurbished hotel provides unforgettable hotel experiences in a modern setting.
The new, modern Hamburger Börs provides peaceful accommodation in the hotel’s new annexe, where stylishly designed rooms equipped with air conditioning ensure a great night’s sleep. A versatile selection of rooms caters for all needs. Some rooms overlook the market square whilst others face our quiet courtyard. Our hotel is easy to reach and everything is located close by. Its central location right next to the market square and near the Aurajoki river ensures good connections, and all the most popular shopping streets, restaurants, cafes and sights are within easy reach.
Standard rooms are well-equipped to ensure a relaxing stay.
At Hotel Pommern there is everything you need to sleep, eat and have a really good time in the middle of Mariehamn. Comfortable beds in cosy rooms. A popular restaurant and casual wine bar.
Our hotel has the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and has 95 modern and fresh rooms with a high level of comfort and standards. The rooms are flexible and ready to meet the needs of you as a guest. It should be easy for you to enjoy yourself with us. The Superior Double room has a 180 cm Continental double bed to ensure the best possible comfort and peaceful sleep. These rooms are located on the quiet upper floors of the hotel and have an integrated extra bed for a third person. The Superior Twin room has two 90 cm Continental single beds to ensure the best possible comfort and peaceful sleep. These rooms are located on the quiet upper floors of the hotel and have an integrated extra bed for a third person.
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.
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Day 1 | Explore the capital of Finland
Arrival to Helsinki on own arrangements. A driver will transport you from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to hotel Lilla Roberts located in the heart of Helsinki city center, where you will be staying tonight. Free time to explore the city on your own terms.
Day 2 | Visit historic ironworks of Fiskars Village on your way to Turku (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today your journey will continue towards the old capital of Finland, the beautiful city of Turku. A driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby. On your way to Turku, you are going to see the changing landscapes of southern Finland. Halfway through your drive, you have a stopover at the historical ironworks of Fiskars Village where you will have a guided tour. The driving time between Helsinki and Fiskars village is about 1 hour.
During a guided, ”The Past and Present” tour, a local guide will tell you about the history and traditions of the village, how you the key sights and provide you with a glimpse of Fiskars today as a village of artists, artisans and designers. The tour can be made either in your group’s own bus or on foot. Duration 1 hour. The maximum number of participants on a walking tour is 25. Languages available: English, German, Russian, Swedish.
After your guided tour, you are going to continue your way to Turku. The drive to Turku is about 1,5 hours. After arrival to your hotel Scandic Hamburger Börs, where you will be staying the next two nights, you will have the rest of the evening free time to explore Turku.
Day 3 | Explore Turku during the day, and in the evening board the Steamship Ukkopekka including a delicious archipelago dinner (B,D)
Breakfast at hotel.
A guide will come pick you up from the hotel lobby and take you on a tour around the historical city by private taxi. During this tour, you will be visiting Turku Castle, Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus Ars Nova Museum alongside hearing stories about the history of Turku. Turku Castle is a more than 700 year old historical monument. It has stood guard over the river Aura estuary since the 1280’s. Its granite stone walls hold within them the history of Finland, Sweden and the other Nordic countries. Turku Cathedral is the mother church of the Lutheran Church of Finland, and the country’s national shrine. It was consecrated as a cathedral (as the main church in the diocese) in 17th June 1300. Its history spreads thus over more than 7 centuries. Museum of Archaeology and Contemporary Art Aboa Vetus Ars Nova is situated in the center of Turku, Finland. Aboa Vetus’ archaeological site and exhibitions tell a story of the city. Ars Nova exhibitions are concentrated on contemporary art and on presenting the museum art collection. Duration 4 hours.
In the evening, you are going to experience the Archipelago of Turku via a steamship cruise to Loistokari Island. The pier is only a short walk away from the hotel.
During the summer evenings, steamship Ukkopekka sails from Turku to the fascinating island of Loistokari. There is everything you need for a wonderful evening: delicious dinner inspired by the Finnish archipelago with barbecue specialties, along with live music and dancing on the pier. The ship is filled with an unforgettable atmosphere and happy people!
After arriving at the island, you will be served a dinner buffet. A summer night in the Finnish archipelago would not be complete without a barbecue! The open-flame grill of Loistokari is about three meters long on which our crew will prepare barbecue specialties for up to 150 people at one time.
Live music will be playing throughout the evening on the cruise – not only on board, but also in Loistokari. Let the rhythm of the music and the magical atmosphere of the Finnish archipelago take you and dance on the pier!
Day 4 | Hop on the cruise towards Åland islands (B)
This morning you are going to wake up early and take a bus to Turku Harbour. You can eat breakfast at the hotel or request a takeaway breakfast if you want to. Viking Glory cruise ship is going to take you to Mariehamn. The ship leaves at 8:45 and arrives to Mariehamn at 14:10. Two archipelagos — the Ålands and the archipelago on Turku — softly diffuse together to form the unique landscape of the Baltic Sea shores. With the early departure, you get the best views and the best light during the time and a dynamic show in the evening. Spend wonderful time embracing the splendour of the sights. Onboard you can enjoy the various menus of different cafes and restaurants (not included in the price), do some duty-free shopping, enjoy the live entertainment and most of all enjoy your views to the amazing Archipelago!
After arriving to Mariehamn you will walk a short way to hotel Pommern, where you will be staying the next two nights. Evening free time.
Day 5 | Discover the gems of the Åland Islands – Castle of Kastelholm, Jan Karlsgård and the beautiful island (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
Today you are going to discover what the Åland island has to offer. A guided tour will take you around the island visiting the top attractions of Åland. During your tour, a guide will drive you to some of the most exciting places on the Åland islands. You will visit Kastelholm Castle, one of the best attractions in the Åland Islands. Just by the castle, you have a chance to explore the unique open-air museum Jan Karlsgården where you will learn how ålanders life looked back in the days. Besides historic buildings, the museum offers a view over water and an internationally recognized golf course. There is a chance to grab lunch or a cup of coffee if you choose so. During the tour you will also enjoy a delicious picnic.
There is also a possibility to visit one of Ålands apple farms or a local brewery where you can enjoy a pint of a special Ålands beer. To enjoy nature to the fullest, you might like to explore forest trails where you can spot wild animals, enjoy birdsongs, and more gorgeous views. Your guide will take you to some of their favorite secret locations around the island and ensure you get the best experience of Åland islands! Duration 7 hours.
Day 6 | Departure from Finland / Stockholm (B)
Breakfast at hotel. By your own choosing, you will take a cruise ship either back to Turku Finland or to Stockholm Sweden. Possibility to extend your stay. Flight home on your own arrangements. We hope you’ve had a wonderful time exploring beautiful Finland and the Archipelago!