January 16 to 18, 2023
BY INVITATION ONLY
Arrivals at Helsinki Airport
HAM - HEL AY1424 12:20 - 15.15
FRA - HEL AY1412 11:35 - 15:10
Welcome to Finland!
Meet Visit Finland representative Mr Jyrki Oksanen and your bus driver at Helsinki Airport arrival hall
16:00 Transfer by bus to Porvoo
Check-in at Hotel Haikko Manor & Spa
Haikko Manor & Spa is located in the middle of a beautiful park by the sea and provides excellent service, genuine manor house ambience, fantastic archipelago, pampering spa treatments and conference and banquet services. Sustainability in Haikko - Haikko carries out practical, environment-friendly operations every day. Haikko has received the Green Key award and the Sustainable Travel Finland certificate by Business Finland.
17:30 Lobby call, your Haikko physiotherapist Michael is waiting for you in Spa Hotel lobby. Please wear a dry swim suit.
18:00-20:00 Sauna & Wellness program with Super Cold Treatment
20:25 Meet the group in the lobby
20:30 Dinner at Manor restaurant
Breakfast at the hotel, starting at 07:00
08:45 Lobby call, meet your instructor Ms Anu Tuomaala
Please wear comfortable outdoor clothing
09:00 - 10:00 Morning relaxation in the manor park
After the session, time to refresh before the check-out
Transfer by bus from Haikko to Porvoo, Rihkamakatu 4
Meet your Visit Porvoo host Ms Katri Nikiforow, (tel: +358 40 4872113) and your Porvoo guide Ms Raija Tölkkö, (tel: +358 40 503 2134) in front of Hotel Runo
11:00-12:00 Guided walking tour in Old Porvoo
Old Porvoo, with its red-ochre painted riverside warehouses, is one of the most photographed national landscapes in Finland and a steady favorite among travelers. Here you can admire the colorful wooden houses and stroll the winding cobbled streets - as if in a children's story book
12:45 Lunch at Bistro Sinne
Bistro Sinne is in the Art Factory, on the west bank of the river - in the vibrant heart of Porvoo's cultural life. Bistro Sinne is a restaurant with genuine food and personal service. The menu is based on locally produced ingredients and follows the Finnish gastronomical calendar
14:00 Transfer by bus to Helsinki
Welcome to Helsinki!
Awarded with 'City of Design' status by Unesco, Helsinki is a modern city that offers functional design, unique gastronomy and maritime appeal. The capital of Finland is filled with lively events all year round, but the peaceful archipelago and green forests are only a stone's throw away and can be easily reached by the efficient public transportation system. Helsinki is committed to promoting a more sustainable way of life – for everyone
15:00 Check-in to Hotel Lilla Roberts
Sometimes in life we come across delightful little surprises tucked away in unexpected corners. Imagine a cozy yet elegant hotel that seamlessly combines the most modern amenities and a trendy lifestyle approach with a quirky 1930s Art Deco interior and other throwbacks to the past. Located amid the ultra-cool design district in the Kaartinkaupunki sector, Hotel Lilla Roberts is just a heartbeat away from the bustling center of Helsinki
17:00 Lobby call and Helsinki presentation with welcome drinks at meeting room Emmy
Meet your Helsinki Partners host Aino Mellais, Senior Advisor, Travel Trade (tel. +358 40 7082851) and Inke Wäinölä, Advisor, Travel Trade (tel. +358 40 518 84 25) at the hotel lobby
17:40 Bus transfer to Teurastamo district
18:00 Helsinki Distillery Whiskey cellar tour
Located in a 160-year-old cellar in the heart of the Helsinki Gastro Culture, The Helsinki Whiskey Cellar is something truly unique.
19:00 Dinner at Helsinki Distillery
The Helsinki Distilling Company became operational in 2014 as the first distillery in Helsinki for over a century. The distillery is in Teurastamo, the former abattoir and now the food culture heart of Helsinki. Here premium gin, whiskey and other spirits from the best local ingredients are hand-crafted with flair. A historic two-story building, which used to be a power plant, is also a home to our visitor center with tours and tastings and as well as European bistro food is served.
21:30 Bus transfer back to hotel Lilla Roberts
Breakfast at the hotel
10:45 Check-out and lobby call
NB! Take your luggage to the bus with you
Meet your Helsinki Partners hosts Inke Wäinölä, Advisor, Travel Trade (tel. +358 40 518 84 25) and Sean Travis Coordinator, Travel Trade (tel. +358 40 169 4382) at the hotel lobby
11:15 Bus transfer to Pikku-Finlandia
11:30 Taste of Finlandia design & gourmet meal "North, South, East, West"
Hosted, prepared, and presented by Chef Mika Jokela, Finlandia Restaurant Chef Mika Jokela is responsible for Finlandia restaurant's food design. The food philosophy starts with an appreciation and respect for both the selected raw ingredients as well as the special moment that we are creating. While crafting the menus, he values domestic ingredients and producers over all others. He also wants to offer our customers the opportunity for responsible catering that promotes sustainable development and a cleaner environment; That means that in their kitchen, vegetarian food takes more of a center stage and seasonal ingredients are highlighted. The customer has the right to know what they are being served. They utilize high-quality organic raw materials and make fish choices responsibly.
13:45 Bus transfer to Olympic stadium
14:00 Visit to the Tower of Stadium
The Tower is very characteristic and identifies the Helsinki Olympic Stadium among its peers around the world. It is also one of the best known constructions and sites in Helsinki and Finland. The 80 years of the Tower's history are made of many stories and celebrations. At 72 metres from the ground, the Tower of the Olympic Stadium is one of the best place to admire Helsinki from high above.
15:10 Transfer by bus to ferry terminal
15:30 West Terminal 2
Meet your Tallink Silja host Jenni Saarinen, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, (tel.+358 40 7000 401) at the West Terminal 2
16:30 Ferry to Tallinn
Thank you for visiting Finland!