Old Wooden Towns of Southern Finland
Raseborg is a place where the sea and the land, the town and the countryside, the old and the young meet. At the same time, Raseborg is a calm small town and a dynamic centre for activities. The charm of old wooden town Hanko is always unique and invididual. Outside of the summer season Hanko is captivating and special. Fiskars if famous for it’s old and charming atmoshphere of ironworks.
Old Wooden Towns of Southern Finland is one example of MeetFinland 2017 pre and post tours.
Day trip to Raseborg (Mustio, Fiskars, Tammisaari) and Hanko
09.00 Pick-up at Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum bus stop in Helsinki city centre.
Departure from Helsinki to Raseborg you'll find Raseborg. Close, but yet so different. A mixture of spectacular nature and archipelago, historical ironworks and castles, and last but not least, a tempting variety of culture, design and artesan food. Find out more on http://www.visitraseborg.com/en/)
10:00 Svartå Manor: a wooden castle in one of the biggest private historical parks of Finland. White Guide-awarded restaurant and suitable for conferences. Hotel inspection and guided tour in the manor. The tour takes 1 hour.
11:30 Fiskars Village: the award-winning ironworks village – a versatile mix of past and present with design shops, arts, restaurants, cafés, culture and events. Meet the entrepreneurs from Fiskars in the White Hall. Lunch. The visit takes around 2 hours. http://www.fiskarsvillage.fi/en/home
14:00 Tammisaari (Ekenäs in Swedish)
A charming, small town on the coast of Raseborg with a picturesque wooden Old Town. (http://www.visitraseborg.com/en/sights/culture-history/ekenas)
A short, guided tour in the Old Town, EKTA museum and the exhibition of the
famous Finnish painter, Helene Schjerfbeck (1862 – 1946).
Coffee break (2h)
16:30 Arrival in Hanko, a very special small town by the Baltic Sea
A paradise with charming atmosphere, colorful events, enticing restaurants and relaxing closeness to the sea, this historical spa town has given good reason to speak of the Hamptons of Finland, or the Finnish Riviera. Outside of the summer season Hanko is captivating and special. The outer archipelago is a raw mixture of beauty, silence, intense experiences of autumn storms, creative small town calm, and above all, space for your own thoughts.
Presentation, Hotel Regatta and Regatta Resorts Spa, CEO Mr. Christian Beckman.
Hotel Regatta is a modern boutique hotel in Hanko’s premier location. Originally constructed under famous Finnish architect Lars Sonck in 1898, the hotel was completely renovated in 2013. Today it serves guests with family style hospitalit in a superb setting.www.hotelregatta.fi and www.regattaresorts.fi
18:00 Dinner, Restaurant Origo, www.restaurant-origo.com
This charming and unique restaurant is located in the Eastern Harbour in Hanko. A delicious seasonal menu created by fresh, locally grown ingredients combined with numerous candles guarantee an unforgettable experience.
19:30 Departure to Helsinki
Arriving to Helsinki around 21.00 o’clock.
Your bus will come to the same pick-up stop as in the morning: Kiasma
Contemporary Art Museum bus stop.
There are no additional transfer arranged to your accommodation from the bus
stop. Helsinki public transportation system is available (metro, bus lines and trams).
The nearest taxi station is when crossing the Mannerheimintie Street, Lasipalatsi
Building. Also there is a big taxi station next to the Railway Station, 150 metres from
Please bring warm clothin
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