From  £835
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Stay in good standard four-star central hotels
  • Travel between the cities by train
  • Save some time for relaxing and swimming in Allas Sea Pool with a view of Helsinki
  • Tampere is known as Sauna Capital of the World so make sure you experience at least one
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Finland's Golden Triangle

8 Day Tour, from £835 per person

Experience the Finnish cities of Helsinki, Tampere and Turku on this triangle tour connected by local trains. All these Finnish cities play an important role in the history of Finland and today they are lively and growing cities with much to offer during the various seasons of the year. Explore the most interesting sights of the Finnish capital Helsinki before dining in the historic Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (just don’t miss the last boat back!). Discover the former capital of Finland, Turku, by taking a guided walk over 7 bridges. Learn about the industrial history of Tampere and take a lake cruise to enjoy the beauty of the Finnish lake landscapes. In winter enjoy a sauna with an icy dip to cool off.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO HELSINKI
FLY TO HELSINKI

On arrival take the train to Helsinki Central Train Station (the journey takes around 30 minutes). The hotel is located around a 5 minute walk from the station. Check in for 3 nights. 

Accommodation
Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
DAY 2
HELSINKI
HELSINKI

Today explore Helsinki by foot, bus or even boat. Helsinki is a very walkable city to explore but it is always useful to gain an oversight on a hop on and hop off bus tour with tickets valid for 24 or 48 hours. It is possible to combine it with a boat cruise so you can admire Helsinki's picturesque shoreline including the historic Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, and a fleet of impressive icebreakers and Degerö Canal. By night visit the opera or sample some of Helsinki’s numerous bars and bustling night cafés. (B)

 

 

Accommodation
Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
DAY 3
HELSINKI
HELSINKI

Spend time admiring Helsinki's cool and contemporary architecture such as the Amos Rex art museum, Oodi central library and the stunning Kamppi Chapel of Silence, as Helsinki continues to build on its reputation as the World's leading art and design capital. Helsinki is also surrounded by green forests, lush parks and blue seas so nature is never more than a stones throw away. One of our favourite past times is hanging out at Allas Sea Pool. Located by the Market Square with stunning vistas of Helsinki, relax in a choice of three saunas, and wallow in the warm water pools or be brave a take a dip in the icy Baltic Sea pool. (B)

Accommodation
Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
DAY 4
HELSINKI TO TURKU
HELSINKI TO TURKU

This morning take the train to the oldest city in Finland  - Turku. Any visit to Turku must start at the River Aura, which flows through it and divides the city into two parts.  One part has the medieval cathedral and several lively boat bars; and the other side is home to the castle and dozens of restaurants. Pedestrian pathways run along both banks of the river, thronged with runners, cyclists and sunbathers during summer months. Turku is known for its food and the best way is to purchase a Turku Food Walk card, where you can visit 5 out of 10 restaurants for a choice of delicious treats! Turku is the gateway to Finland’s amazing archipelago of about 20,000 islands. Many are connected by the circular Archipelago Trail, a 200 km network of roads, bridges and free ferries, ideal for a road trip or bike trip.  (B)

Accommodation
Radisson Blu Marina Palace
DAY 5
TURKU
TURKU

Turku has a great range of small museums such as the Turku Art Museum, showing mainly Finnish masters; the Sibelius Museum, with an interesting exhibition on the composer’s life and work; the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, named after the Turku-based sculptor, whose work can also be seen around town. (B)

Accommodation
Radisson Blu Marina Palace
DAY 6
TURKU TO TAMPERE
TURKU TO TAMPERE

Today take the train from Turku to Tampere.  Set between two vast lakes joined by rapids, quirky Tampere is renowned for its fresh, innovative cuisine and its many regenerated industrial factories, that now house quirky museums, boutique shops, lively pubs and cafes. Climb Pyynikki Observation Tower for 360 degrees view of the city but more impressively the dark blue lakes stretching out dotted with dark green Nordic forested islands during summer months. Your reward for climbing to the top are the “best donuts in the world”. (B)

 

 

Accommodation
Hotel Radisson Blu Tammer
DAY 7
TAMPERE
TAMPERE

Time to strip off and get hot as Tampere has the largest number of public saunas in Finland. One of the favourites is the Rajaportti sauna – the oldest operating public sauna in Finland. The sauna is located in the old workers area in ​​Pispala, and its roots date back to 1906. We love Sauna-Restaurant Kuuma for its location straight in the heart of Tampere, 2 spacious saunas, cool dipping pool in Pyhäjärvi Lake and lovely restaurant and terrace. Prefect for relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing. (B)

Accommodation
Hotel Radisson Blu Tammer
DAY 8
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK

Today take the train direct to the Helsinki Airport to connect to the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £835 per person
(Single person supplement + £470)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights between the UK and Helsinki
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • 3 nights accommodation in Helsinki at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
  • 3 nights accommodation in Turku at Radisson Blu Marina
  • 2 nights accommodation in Tampere at  Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer
  • Meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Train journey from Helsinki to Turku
  • Train journey from Turku to Tampere
  • Train journey from Tampere to Helsinki

Price Excludes

  • Tavel insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Any transfers not specified in the itinerary

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Tour Route Map


  1. Finland, Helsinki
  2. Finland, Turku
  3. Finland, Tampere
  4. Finland, Helsinki

Tour Accommodation

Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki is a friendly and relaxed 4-star hotel located in the centre of Helsinki, just a few steps from Market Square, Esplanadi and the Central......
Radisson Blu Marina Palace
Radisson Blu Marina Palace
Radisson Blu Marina Palace The popular Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel is located on the banks of the Aura River in the heart of Turku. It is so easy to walk to many of the city's cultural......
Hotel Radisson Blu Tammer
Hotel Radisson Blu Tammer
Hotel Radisson Blu Tammer Located in the historic riverside area close by the Tammerkoski rapids, it is within walking distance of several museums and Market Square. Build in 1929, this boutique......

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