Cruises & Archipelago

Finnish Archipelago group tour

Duration
8 nights, 9 days
Season
May-August 2020
Destination
South Finland
Price
From 2544 €

The archipelago is an adventure

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 some ironworks, you’ll visit the oldest town of Finland which also used to be the capital, and set foot on the exciting Åland Islands. This is a nice tour for groups of 15-25 pax, and can be organized for larger groups too.

Price includes

Price based on 15 pax + 1 FOC (larger groups possible)

  • Private transfer from airport/harbor to hotel with meet&greet service
  • 8-nights at a 4*  hotel in standard rooms
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5x lunches (buffet/3-course menu)
  • 7x dinners (buffet/3-course menu)
  • All transfers, activities, sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A/HA3/BD3/BD3 – cabin during Turku – Mariehamn – Turku cruise
  • Possibility to have a tour leader from Kon-Tiki’s side

The tour is a full experience and the price is calculated on that basis and is based on estimates which may fluctuate. Leaving some parts out of this example tour lowers
the price. Price does not include flights to/from Finland, personal expenditures, extra meals, and drinks.

Supplements

  • Single basis supplement starting from 555 €

Instead of going back to Mainland Finland, it is possible to end the tour in Stockholm, Sweden.

Highlights

  • Effortless arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel with a local guide
  • Professional driver during transfers
  • Good quality hotels in interesting places
  • Visit at Tytyri limestone mine with a private light show
  • Fiskars Village with a guided tour and a glass-making show at the glass master’s studio
  • Experience Turku, the oldest city  and the former capital of Finland
  • Evening dinner cruise with Ukkopekka steamship (available from May to end of August)
  • 3 days exploring the Åland Islands

Accommodation

Marski By Scandic **** Mannerheimintie 10, 00100 Helsinki
Newly re-opened first signature hotel in Finland, in the best spot in Helsinki city center. Marski by Scandic has an urban beat with a Finnish twist. The fascinating atmosphere and inspiring service invites you to spend time as you like.

Hotel Tegel *** Fiskarsintie 335, 10470 Fiskars
Hotel Tegel is located at the heart of the beautiful and renowned Fiskars Village, next to the water stream. The hotel has been decorated in a modern fashion and is surrounded by beautiful nature. The village’s main street, with its stores and workshops, is only a stone’s throw away from the hotel entrance.

Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel **** Linnankatu 32, 20100 Turku
Enjoy lovely views of the Aurajoki River when you stay at the Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel in Turku city center. Overlooking the boats on the river, the hotel offers 184 freshly renovated rooms and suites with a range of high-end, comfortable amenities, including our Blu Dreams® experience and free highspeed Wi-Fi.

Havsvidden Resort **** 90 Havsviddsvägen, 22340, Åland Islands
The resort is located in Northern Åland dispersed in the red granite cliffs by the sea and next to nature. The environment of Havsvidden is always spectacular despite the weather, whether the sun is shining and it is warm in the summer or whether it is stormy and snowfall in the winter. The resort has a sauna,  swimming pool, and jacuzzi which is located outside on the terrace in the pool house.

Hotel Pommern **** Norragatan 10 A, Mariehamn 22100, Åland Islands
Hotel Pommern, located in the center of Mariehamn, has welcomed travelers since the late 1960s. The hotel is now completely rebuilt and expanded to comprise 95 modern and comfortable rooms.

Possible to stay at different hotels depending on budget, hotel category wishes, and availability.

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 (D)
Flight to Helsinki on own arrangements

Welcome to Helsinki, Finland! Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport and take you for a 3 hour guided tour around Helsinki. See the most interesting places and get a proper glimpse of Helsinki’s past and present. The day will end with a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Day 2 | Helsinki – Lohja – Fiskars (B/L/D)
Let the journey begin. Now you’ve seen Helsinki, but there is so much more for you to explore. Today we will visit the Tytyri limestone mine which is 100 meters below ground level. In the end of the visit, you will see a wonderful light show. Lunch will be served at a local Applewineyard with a small tour around the farm and a wine tasting with some snacks. The day ends at the historical Fiskars Village with a guided tour and a 40min glass making show at the Glass master’s studio. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant next to your hotel.

Day 3 | Fiskars – Salo – Turku (B/L)
After a good night sleep in cozy Fiskars, we will continue towards Finland’soldest city, Turku. On our way, we will stop for lunch at Wiurila Manor. Before we continue towards Turku, you can
choose between a guided tour at the historic Manor or a walk in nature along small roads to a local lake. As we arrive in Turku, you get to relax on own. An evening walk along Aura
river is definitely something we’d recommend you to do!

Day 4 | Turku (B/D)
The day begins with a proper guided tour of Turku. You get to visit Turku Cathedral, the Handicrafts Museum, and Turku Castle. During the tour, you’ll get familiar with the medieval life of Turku
and of the whole of Finland, as well as the life of craftsmen in the 19th Century. Lunch will be on own but in the evening you’re in for a treat as we hop on board the steamship Ukkopekka. The boat will sail 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 a variety of fish and barbecue specialties, along with live music and dancing on the pier. The ship is alive with an unforgettable atmosphere and happy people! Live music will be playing throughout the evening on the
cruise – not only onboard but also in Loistokari.

Day 5 | Turku – Åland Islands (B/L/D)
It’s time to say bye to Turku and hop on the Viking Line cruise line. The boat leaves in the morning and after your lunch on the cruiser, you will reach the Åland Islands! Your local guide will meet you at the harbour and take you for a quick spin around the Capital of Åland, Mariehamn. Visit the Pommern ship museum and then head towards your wonderful hotel in Havsvidden. Relax at
your hotel and enjoy the hotel’s dinner.

Day 6 | Åland Islands (B/L/D)
Sleeping in the archipelago sure is great. Enjoy your breakfast with some gorgeous views over the sea. After check-out you get to discover Åland’s most famous sights with your local guide; Castle of Kastelhom, Jan Karlsgård open-air museum, the fortress of Bomarsund, Taffel Chips factory shop and Uffe på Berget cafeteria with one of the best views overlooking Åland. Lunch will be served at a lovely local restaurant owned by Åland’s best chef. It will be an eventful day and in the evening we go back to Mariehamn where you will overnight and enjoy your dinner.

Day 7 | Åland Islands (B/L/D)
Our adventure on Åland continues with some history about the islands. We will visit the Eckerö Mail and Custom’s house which worked as the Russian border post to Sweden for over one
hundred years. Enjoy some local chocolates before heading to Åland’s hunting and fishing museum. On our way to lunch, we will stop at a lovely local church in Eckerö. Homemade lunch will be served at the local Stallhagen Brewery. After lunch, you’ll get to visit the brewery and taste their beer. Before its time to say goodbye to Åland (for now), you will get to experience a proper dinner at a local house. After welcome drinks have a seat and enjoy Chef Anders’ inspirational buffet. During your visit, you also get to walk down to the lake and enjoy some coffee/tea and Maria’s pastries. Maria may also play some piano in the greenhouse while you enjoy your dinner.

Day 8 | Åland Islands – Turku (B/D)
Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel and enjoy some free time before heading to your cruise. From Åland, you have the option of continuing to Stockholm, Sweden or back to mainland Finland.
Cruise towards Turku leaves at 14.25 and it arrives at 19.50.

Lunch on own in Mariehamn before going to the harbor.

During your cruise to Turku, you get to enjoy the beautiful archipelago. You have access to your cabin where you can store your luggage and take some rest. The dinner buffet will be served at 16.30.
We will arrive in Turku at 19.50. At the harbour, you will meet your driver who takes you to your hotel for a night of good night sleep.

Day 9 | Departure (B/D)
Enjoy your breakfast before check-out and transfer to Helsinki airport. The journey to the airport is about 170km and takes roughly 2,5-3h).

Flight back home on own arragements

Photos

Finnish Archipelago group tour photos