Day 1 Arrival in Helsinki and accommodation in a hotel in the city centre. Free time to relax and recover from the flight.
Day 2 We make a trip to the beautiful town of Porvoo. We visit the medieval church, Love Locks' bridge and Brunberg´s chocolate factory. Free time to a walk around and just enjoy the scenery of the old town. On the trip back to Helsinki lunch in Haikko manor. In Helsinki we visit Sibelius Park, Uspenski Cathedral, Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral (White Church), Rock Church, lively Market Square.
Day 3 Departure to Kymi fishing centre. We enjoy beautiful nature by the river and with some luck we can catch salmon. Lunch made of the catch of the day. Drive to Sapokka Water Garden - the most rewarded garden in Finland. There we will see a rose garden, a rock garden, some animal statues and a small waterfall.
Day 4 This day's program is all about speed. We are going to Saimaa islands to ride speed boats, which can go up to 50 knots. Safari will go to an island of lake Saimaa where we drink campfire coffee and we have lunch on an island. Those who dare, can also take a dip in Lake Saimaa and bathe in a sauna.
Day 5 In the morning we will go to the forest to pick up berries and mushrooms. A local Finnish family invites us to join them to cook very Finnish cuisine. We will also go fishing and have an early evening sauna. Dinner will be served in a farmhouse where we will also stay for the night.
Day 6 Punkaharju is known for its amazing landscape. We drive to see its beautiful lakes and forests. We have time to take photos and really enjoy the scenery. Lunch at Forest Museum. Drive to Savonlinna for city walking tour and a guided visit in Olavinlinna castle. Accommodation in a beautiful spa hotel by a lake.
Day 7 In the morning there will be free time to explore the spa and sauna. Lunch will be eaten at a manor restaurant in Mikkeli. In the afternoon we drive to Lahti and visit modern Sibelius concert hall built of timber. Then we head back to Helsinki.
Day 8 We do a half-day trip to Suomenlinna sea fortress with is situated on islands south of Helsinki. It is one of Finland's most popular sights. Farewell lunch at a Michelin star restaurant. In the afternoon free time for shopping and individual sightseeing.
Day 9 Departure