The Land of Thousand Lakes 24.-26.8.2020
Finnish Lakeland, a blue labyrinth of lakes, islands and rivers, forests and ridges… This is the largest lake district in Europe. Joining our tour, you have a chance to enjoy some wonderful sceneries of this remarkable region.
Day 1. After breakfast at the hotel an early morning departure to the tour. First interesting place of interest along the way is the historical Srömfors Iron Mill milieu. This is one of the most picturesque places in Finland. After morning coffee inside an old mill building, we will continue towards Lappeenranta, where we will visit the market place and have a chance to try some local specialities for lunch. From Lappeenranta port we will step on board a cruise along the famous and unique Saimaa lake and river Vuoksi towards Imatra, where we will settle down in the State Hotel Imatra. After an interesting day we will enjoy a late dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Day 2. We will depart right after breakfast. We will take a short hike up the highest scenic spot in South-Karelia, the Falcon Hill, where we will be facing a beautiful scenery and having a lovely cup of coffee beside the fire place.
The tour will continue by driving along one of the most famous scenic routes, Punkaharju route to the State Hotel of Punkaharju where will will take a tour and have lunch. After relaxing moment in this peaceful location, we will head off to Savonlinna and our hotel for the night SpaHotel Casino.
After a short break in the hotel, we will take a guided tour in the medieval Olavinlinna Castle, the famous landmark of Savonlinna.
This evening’s meal will be enjoyed in a restaurant Majakka, where we will walk to after the castle tour.
Day 3. After breakfast we will depart towards Lahti Conference Centre. Along the way we will pay a visit in Finnish wine tavern where we enjoy some tasting of wines and liqueurs made of Finnish berries. Stop over at Lahti hotels and start of the Evo Wilderness Tour…
|Standard-room 1 person / room||762€|
|Standard-room 2 persons / room||653€|
|Superior-room 1 person / room||791€|
|Superior-room 2 persons / room||671€|
Sisu, Sauna & Sibelius 24.-25.8.
Sisu, sauna and Sibelius are three unique concepts in Finnish culture. Sisu stands for the philosophy that what must be done will be done, regardless of what it takes. During this tour you will have opportunities to test if you have any sisu!
Finland has more saunas per capita than any other nation. The number of saunas in Finland is between two and three million. Needless to say the sauna culture is quite rich and unique here, so you have a great reason to experience it in a Finnish way.
Jean Sibelius is widely recognized as the greatest ever Finnish composer. Through his music, is often credited with having helped Finland to develop a national identity during its struggle for independence. This tour will include a visit to his home museum and to the area where he got some of his inspiration from, the picturesque lake Tuusulanjärvi.
During the tour you will, of course, get to taste some traditional Finnish delicacies and enjoy ecologically produced meals prepared from seasonal and regional ingredients.
The day’s lunch will be enjoyed on Knehtilä organic farm, where you will have a chance to bake your own Karelian pie to go with the home-made organic lunch.
At the end of the day you will have a chance to test your sisu with some adventure tracks built in trees!
The night will be spent in hotel Sveitsi, a lovely location by the beautiful nature park offering plenty of activities, spa treatments and most importantly, delicious dinner eaten together.
|Standard-room 1 person / room||355€|
|Standard-room 2 persons / room||305€|
Finnish Design and Brands 24.-25.8.2020 or 26.-27.8.2020
Finland, full of interesting contrasts, such as the four seasons, the Midnight Sun and winter darkness, urban and rural, East and West. Mix of ingredients which act as an inspiration to Finnish designers and artists.
Iittala, Arabia, Marimekko, Fiskars and many other brands will be explored on this interesting tour. Fazer confectionery, for example, is one of the most delicious brands in Finland and an important part of the Finnish heritage.
In the evening we will take a dinner cruise to the Eastern part of Helsinki coast, which is known for its picturesque scenery. Traditional Archipelago-style buffet includes cold smoked salmon, sweet dark bread, freshly baked spring potatoes and other delicacies.
On the second day, you may let the idyllic beauty of the old city of Porvoo steal your heart, and the tiny shops, boutiques, cozy cafés and restaurants will treat your senses.
|Standard-room 1 person / room||330€|
|Standard-room 2 persons / room||275€|
Adventure in the Woods 26.-27.8.2020
Spending time in the nature does have many health benefits; it reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stress and high blood pressure among some other benefits.
This tour is ideal for people who wish to take these benefits and to embrace the nature safely with an experienced guide.
Dare to sleep outdoors, under the stars? We will head off to beautiful Nature Centre where we will spend a night in cabins or tents. This is how we get the best out of the pure and fresh forest air, odors and noises, and we will naturally tone into the same level with it.
We will cook our own meals using traditional fresh Finnish ingredients and fire. Of course one needs to learn how to make a fire at first. With an experienced nature guide, we will learn rowing a boat, sup boarding, canoeing, orienteering or hiking. Finnish sauna, swimming and the evening campfire gathering will crown our day.
|Cottage (minimum 14 participants)||179€|