Based in two of Finland's most exciting destinations, Helsinki and Turku, this 4-night twin centre break offers a unique blend of history, culture and local gastronomic delicacies. Explore the bustling streets of Helsinki at your own pace, before travelling by train to the innovative ‘food capital’ of Finland, Turku. Walk through its charming streets on a private guided tour, try some local delicacies at the Market Hall and experience a delicious dinner in one of the many famous restaurants in town.
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Fly from the UK to Helsinki, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in for 2 nights. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the Finnish capital city at leisure.
The Finnish capital is simply bursting with culture and activities sure to keep you busy. Perhaps, embark on a hop-on-hop-off Helsinki city sightseeing bus tour and visit the many museums in town, such as the Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum or the Military Museum's Manege. Alternatively, you can also take a dip in a heated pool or brave the cold pool at Allas Sea Pool. (B)
In the morning, transfer by taxi or on foot to Helsinki Central Station for your train to Turku (journey takes approx. 2 hours). On arrival, make your own way to Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone and check in for 2 nights. In the afternoon, embark on a 2.5-hour private walking tour in the heart of Turku and learn more about Finnish history and daily life in this unique city. Visit Turku’s modern city centre as well as the old Cathedral and Old Turku. In the evening, opt for a delicious dinner in one of the well-known restaurants in town such as ‘Smör’ restaurant or Michelin-starred ‘Kaskis’. (B)
Today is free for you to explore Turku at leisure and indulge in its local delicacies. Turku has a great range of small museums such as the Turku Art Museum, the Sibelius Museum and the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum. You may also opt for a visit to the charming Naantali village, located a 20-minute drive away from Turku at the doorstep of Finland’s amazing archipelago. (B)
After breakfast, make your own way to Turku Train Station for your train to Helsinki airport (journey takes approx. 2.5 hours). Catch your afternoon flight to the UK. (B)