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Helsinki & Maritime Finland

Resort:Helsinki & Maritime Finland
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Finland
Price From: £1055.00

Overview

Explore the Finnish capital and some of the lesser-known seaside
towns of this peaceful Nordic nation. The driving routes are easy
and the tour allows plenty of time to explore Turku, Finlands third
city and maritime capital, as well as the summer holiday city of
Naantali, with its wooden houses lining the harbour.

Itinerary

Day 1: Helsinki

Fly to Helsinki, pick up your hire car and drive to the Sokos Hotel
Presidentti (or similar) for a 1-night stay. Explore the highlights of the
Finnish capital, including Senate Square and Uspenski Cathedral. (B)

Day 2: Porvoo

Short drive to Porvoo, Finlands second oldest town, after Turku. En
route, visit Haikko Manor, former home of the painter Albert Edelfelt.
Free time to explore Porvoo with its old town of well-preserved
wooden houses. Visit the medieval church, and the Town Hall Square.
Stay overnight at the boutique Pariisin Ville (or similar). (B)

Day 3: Turku

A longer drive today, through the forests and farmland of southern
Finland to Turku. Enjoy the maritime atmosphere of the city, visiting
Turku Castle, the Luostarinmki open-air museum or the botanical
gardens. Overnight at the Scandic Julia (or similar). (B)

Day 4: Naantali Tuusula

Drive to Naantali, Finlands summer holiday city, known for its pretty
waterside setting and old town with its wooden houses. When the sun
is shining, the harbour comes alive with cafes and restaurants offering
superb fresh fish and seafood. 2-hour drive back towards Helsinki,
staying overnight in Tuusula at the Hotel Krapi or similar. (B)

Day 5: Fly home

An easy drive back to Helsinki Airport, return your hire car and fly to
London. (B)