Accompanying persons' tours

NaantaliExcursion to Naantali
Monday, 22 June 2009

Price: 70 €
Departure at 10.00
Duration approx. 5 hours
Minimum number of participants: 15

Naantali, the "sunshine town" as the locals call it, is an attractive summer and holiday town famous for its historical Convent Church and charming old town area. The town´s atmosphere comes from a combination of the archipelago and the sea, its colourful history dating back to the 14th century, and the idyllic present day.

Excursion to Naantali includes a guided walk in the old part of the town. During the tour, the Convent Church will be visited. The excursion includes lunch in the old town by the sea.

HelsinkiExcursion to Helsinki - cancelled
Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Price: 100 €
Departure at 9.00
Duration approx. 9 hours
Minimum number of participants: 10

Helsinki is a modern European capital, which offers visitors an endless number of possibilities. Throughout its 450-year history, Helsinki has existed in the crosscurrents of the East and West. The colourful layers of history can be seen everywhere in this international metropolis.           

This excursion includes a guided bus tour in Helsinki. During this 2-hour tour you will see and visit some of the most significant sights of Finland’s capital. After lunch, participants will visit Arabia factory shop. Arabia is a pioneer in modern Finnish design. Its product selection consists of popular ranges of dishes and design gift products. During the guided tour in the factory you will learn about the china production, see the impressive Iittala sales collection and visit the Arabia Museum and Gallery. The permanent exhibition of the Arabia Museum displays Arabia utility and art ceramics over a period of 130 years. The gallery is devoted to special exhibitions, historical and contemporary ceramics and glass.

TurkuWalking tour in Turku
Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Price 0 EUR (included in the accompanying person’s fee)
Departure at 10.00
Duration approx. 3 hours

This guided walking tour in Turku includes visits to Turku Cathedral and to Aboa Vetus Museum, as well as lunch.                                            

Turku Cathedral is regarded as one of the most valuable monuments of Finnish architectural history. Most of the present interior dates back to the restoration after the Great Fire of Turku (1827). 

Aboa Vetus (Old Turku) is a museum of archaeological history. The ruins excavated in the Convent Quarter originate from the Middle Ages. In the midst of these ruins, museum visitors progress through the permanent exhibition, which focuses on the 15th century.

After the visits, participants will have lunch at Restaurant Teini, which is located in the beautiful surroundings of the old market square.