Nelson's Scandinavia
Chicago, IL



Here is your chance to tour Southern Finland’s major cities by train. For seven nights and eight days you will be accommodated in hotels providing a taste of the enchanting Finnish countryside combined with quality time in Helsinki.
Day 1 Self transfer upon arrival in Helsinki to your hotel the Hilton Hotel Kalastajatorppa situated by the sea slightly out of the center of the city and only a few steps from the nearest tram stop. Your travel documents will be waiting for you upon arrival at the hotel and will include a 48 hour Helsinki card along with a brochure describing the many bonuses the card offers. The card is an all in one public transportation and admission ticket, the easy way to discover Helsinki on your own.
Day 2 The day is yours to enjoy the Helsinki card to the maximum. City tours are available free or at a discounted price. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3 Travel by train to Hämeenlinna the birthplace of Finland’s greatest composer Jean Sibelius and the famous landmark the Häme Castle dating back to the end of the 13th century. Upon arrival self transfer by car to the lakeside Hotel Rantasipi Aulanko just minutes from city center for overnight accommodation.
Day 4 Today a lake cruise to Tampere departing from the hotel pier. On the way visit a famous sculptor’s home and studio. Arrive in the evening at the pier of Scandic Hotel Rosendahl your hotel in Tampere for overnight accommodation.
Day 5 A peaceful pine forest park will greet you in the morning and a 10 minute bus ride will bring you to the city center. Overnight Scandic Hotel Rosendahl.
Day 6 Travel by train to Turku, with self transfer to your hotel the Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs located in the very heart of the city near market square with all attractions within easy reach.
Day 7 Return to Helsinki by train with overnight accommodation in the Holiday Inn City Centre for overnight accommodation. The hotel is only a few steps away from the central station and the airport shuttle bus terminal.
Day 8 Depart for home or your next destination.