The Second Pre-tour for MeetFinland 2014: Tawast "Nature Adventure"

Released 29.7.2013

The second pre-tour programme is introducing very cultural but also very beautiful Tawast Region. The main centre is Katinen Manor where the group is staying overnight. The programme "Nature Adventure" is taking the group into different activities by helicopter and rally cars. The first day is wonderful Culinary School by local chef.

The next day, after the breakfast, there will be more about Finnish Design and the group is also following the trail of Finnish famous composer, Mr. Jean Sibelius.

This is still a draft. More precise programme will be introduced later in August.


Monday 13.1.2014 

at 10:30 a.m                    Transportation from Helsinki

  • Hausjärven Liikenne / Hanneberg Tours 

at 11:30 a.m                     Arrival to Katinen Manor

  • Greetings
  • Site inspection of the Manor
  • free time 

at 12:30 p.m                    Lunch in Wine Cellar 

at 1:30 p.m                      Helicopter Ride

  • Event Helicopters (simulating Nester Oil Rally of Finland)
  • two groups of four persons, flight time 10 minutes/direction 

at 2:00 p.m                      Group Activities

1 hour                  Rally Drive with famous rally driver, Ms. Minna Sillankorva, Ladies World Championship

-          Land Rover Experience Finland

1 hour                  Off-road Driving Course

-          Land Rover Experience Finland

1 hour                  Ice fishing and net fishing

-          Fishing in the city

  • coffee, tea and some snacks available 

at 5:00 p.m                      Driving with Land Rovers to Kruunumylly 

at 5:300 p.m                    Culinary School by Oula Hänninen: Finnish Winter Delicacies

  • snack plate
  • Dinner preparation and the Dinner
at 10.00 p.m. Return to the Hotel, Katinen Manor 


Tuesday 14.1.2014 

at 7:00-9:30                    Breakfast 

Morning and afternoon

                                          Finnish Design and Composer Jean Sibelius Theme Tour


Return back to Helsinki

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