Helsinki, Espoo + Porvoo

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Discover Espoo, Porvoo and Järvenpää from your base in Helsinki
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From your base in Helsinki, this tour includes guided sightseeing of the Finnish capital including a visit to the Temppeliaukio Church and an RIB boat tour on the harbour. Travelling outside of Helsinki you will visit Espoo, Porvoo and Järvenpää, including visits to the Ainola Museum and Villa Kokkonen. 

Day 1 Helsinki: Arrival
Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel. Time at leisure. This evening at 19:00hrs meet your local representative and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby. Enjoy a 3 course welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Haven Hotel or similar for the next 3 nights. 

Day 2 Helsinki: City tour and visit to Espoo
Morning city sightseeing tour by bus. See the famous sights and unique architecture in the centre of Helsinki. Visit the amazing Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) which was excavated directly out of rugged solid rock and rubble wall. Then continue to Espoo to experience urban structure that is a mixture of modern city with large natural areas and peaceful nature. Return to Helsinki and time at leisure at the local market to get lunch on your own. Then in the afternoon experience Helsinki from the water by RIB boat, passing many beautiful islands and experience the wild nature and local life. Evening at leisure.

Day 3 Helsinki: Porvoo and Järvenpää 
Today, we travel by bus to the old wooden towns of Porvoo and Järvenpää. In Porvoo, see the historical red warehouses on the scenic riverbanks and medieval cathedral. There will be some free time for a walk in the old town with delightful shops and craftsment´s workshops. Enjoy a 2 course lunch in local restaurant Hanna Maria. After lunch, we continue to Järvenpää and visit the Ainola Museum where the composer Jean Sibelius lived previously and composed five of his seven symphonies. Later we visit Villa Kokkonen home for the composer Joonas Kokkonen with the collection of work of many artists. Return to Helsinki late afternoon. Evening at leisure. 

Day 4 Helsinki Departure
Your tour arrangements end after breakfast. 

2020 Departures: 13, 21, 29 July 

Maximum group size: 28 persons

Includes: 3 nights accommodation at mentioned hotel or similar with daily breakfast, 3 course welcome dinner (Day 1); 2 course lunch at local restaurant in Porvoo (Day 2); locally guided Helsinki city sightseeing by coach and trip to Porvoo (Day 2); Helsinki RIB boat tour (Day 2);  locally guided sightseeing by coach to Porvoo and Järvenpää (Day 3); services of a local English speaking representative for introduction and welcome dinner (Day 1).

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1472.00
Single AUD$ 1893.00

Includes: 3 nights accommodation at mentioned hotel or similar with daily breakfast, 3 course welcome dinner (Day 1); 2 course lunch at local restaurant in Porvoo (Day 2); locally guided Helsinki city sightseeing by coach and trip to Porvoo (Day 2); Helsinki RIB boat tour (Day 2);  locally guided sightseeing by coach to Porvoo and Järvenpää (Day 3); services of a local English speaking representative for introduction and welcome dinner (Day 1).

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