on Thursday, 18 August at 18.30-20.00
Bus transportation from Harjattula at 17.45. Return transportation at 20.00.
All CC11 participants are warmly welcome to join the City Reception on Thursday evening at the Turku City Hall. The reception is hosted by the City of Turku. The City Hall in located in the city centre of Turku, in the corner of river Aurajoki and Aurakatu street, a stone's throw from the market square. Address: Aurakatu 2.
Light buffet dinner will be served.
Please note that the reception is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.
Day trip in the Archipelago
on Sunday, 21 August, at 11.30-21.00
The day starts at 11.30 with a boat trip from Harjattula through the beautiful archipelago to the charming small town of Naantali. Lunch will be served on board. In Naantali the participants will have a chance to visit the old town famous for its ornate villas. The trip continues by boat from Naantali to the Tammiluoto Country Winery, located by the sea, on Lemlax island in Parainen. Originally an orchard, Tammiluoto began producing wine in 1996. Over the years it has evolved into an attraction, which draws thousands of visitors annually, both travellers and event guests. Possibility to buy the products of the state. Dinner will be served on the winery. Return to Harjattula about 21.00
Tickets 50 eur including lunch and dinner.
The History of Turku Castle
on Saturday, 20 August, at 15.30
Bus transportation from Harjattula at 14.45. The tours will be guided in English and in Russian.
The Turku Castle has stood in guard over the river Aurajoki since the 1280's. During the centuries the fortification gradually changed into a grand greystone palace. In the Middle Ages the castle was often visited by monarchs and became an important administrative centre. In the 16th century, Duke John established a luxurious renaissance court in the castle. During this guided tour you will hear about the history of the Turku Castle, its construction and defending, the splendor of the court and everyday life.
The guided tour is free of charge, but pre-registration is recommended. Kindly register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the guided tour you will have free time in the city center. Bus transportation back to Harjattula is arranged at 18.30 from the Market Square in front of the Orthodox church, address Yliopistonkatu 19. If you want to leave earlier or stay longer, you can take the local bus number 15 from Market Square back to Harjattula.
Excursion for Accompanying persons:
Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum
on Friday, 19 August, at 11.30
Transportation from Harjattula at 11.00 will be arranged. The tour will be guided in English.
In 1827 the Great Fire of Turku caused enormous destruction, but Luostarinmäki was spared. Today Luostarinmäki is a Handicraft Museum that provides a unique setting to see the craftsmen of the pre-industrial era.
The guided tour is free of charge for Accompanying persons, but pre-registration is recommended. Kindly register by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.