Private summer tour of Finland

Private summer tour of Finland

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Trip Overview

Be charmed by the mesmerizing natural beauty of Finland, see enchanting Helsinki, spellbinding Savonlinna and the breathtaking Punkaharju ridge during our special 7-day private tour that includes the country's main highlights. * Note for Heritage tours: If you're traveling to Finland with our Heritage program, talk to your destination specialist about available Heritage activities.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.3 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    6 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    2 train trips
    1 boat ride
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided city tours
    Ollinmaki wineyard tour
    Tour to Rapion Mylly
  • MEALS
  • 4 buffet breakfasts
    3 lunches
    1 dinner

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Arrival in Helsinki

Welcome to the capital of Finland - Helsinki! Upon arrival your driver transfers you to your modern well-designed hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free, so you can relax in your room, have dinner in a local restaurant or start exploring the nearby attractions.

Day 2

Helsinki City Tour

After breakfast your private guide takes you on a wonderful 4-hour Helsinki sightseeing tour to show you the best this city has to offer. Be sure that you will see all major attractions, including the beautiful Old Town and the famous Market Square. The highlight of the tour is a Vintage tram ride* - you will be able to experience the olden days in the motor car of 1909!

* Vintage tram ride is available from May to September. The rest of the time it is substituted by a regular tram ride.

The rest of the day is free for you to continue exploring the city on your own or joining one of our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Optional tour #1: Modern Helsinki
  • Optional tour #2: Authentic Finland
  • Optional tour #3: Nuuksio National Park & Porvoo

Overnight in your hotel in Helsinki.

Day 3

Transfer to Savonlinna

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station where you board the train to Savolinna, famous for its picturesque nature. You enjoy a fascinating 6,5-hour ride across Finland, contemplating the magnificent sceneries passing by your window.

Upon arrival your driver takes you to your centrally-located hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest after the journey or to start exploring the surrounding area on your own.

Day 4

Savonlinna City Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have an exciting city tour around the most outstanding landmarks of Savonlinna, including the famous Savonlinna Provincial Museum and the Olavinlinna Castle.

Later you have the unique chance to enhance your experience of the region taking a magnificent 1,5-hour boat ride around Lake Saimaa. Today we also invite you to have lunch at brewery restaurant Huvila, set in an old villa, with beer tasting of beverages made in the brewery.

The rest of the day is free for you to dine in one of the local restaurants, walk along the lake shore or just relax in your hotel room.

  • Optional tour: Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Day 5

Ollinmaki Wineyard Tour

In the morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel. Your driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you to a beautiful cottage near the breathtaking Punkaharju ridge. Upon arrival you check in the holiday resort and have buffet lunch.

Shortly you go on an exciting 6-hour tour of the Ollinmäki wine-yard. Once in the Ollinmäki Wine Farm at Anttola you find out some secrets about the local wine production. You also get to taste the wines, accompanied by the hostess, and even purchase the wines in a local shop if you wish. You are then invited to have a 3-course barbecue dinner at the Anttolanhovi lake-side restaurant.

After the tour you return to the resort for overnight.

Day 6

Tour to Rapion Mylly

Today you have a unique chance to go on a 4-hour tour of the Rapio Mill called Rapion Mylly by locals and referred to as the "Pearl of Finland". Along the way you pass the picturesque Punkaharju rigde area, famous worldwide for its vistas.

The 200-year-old Rapio Mill is one of the oldest operating industrial facilities in the country. It still gets part of its running power from the rapids of Rapio. Grain from the nearby region is processed here into additive-free mill products. You are treated to pastries and snacks made from the local mill products.

After the tour you return to the resort and have the rest of the day free.

Day 7

Transfer to Helsinki & Departure

This is the final day of your amazing Finland tour. In the morning you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to the train station in Savonlinna for your train back to Helsinki.

Upon arrival you are transferred to the airport for your flight back home. You are leaving with ultimate experience and bright memories, fascinated by the beauty of Finland. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!


Hotels

6 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Luxury accommodation at remarkable hotels in the most fascinating regions of Finland - Helsinki and Savonlinna;
  • All meals according to the itinerary;
  • Airport and hotel transfers according to the itinerary;
  • Professional English speaking guides;
  • Train Helsinki - Savonlinna, Savonlinna - Helsinki;
  • Visit to the Savonlinna Provincial Museum & Olavinlinna Castle;
  • Day cruise around Lakeland;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: flights, other meals, optional tours & services, all personal expenses.

Tour Highlights

  • Vintage tram ride in Helsinki
  • Scenic train ride to Savonlinna
  • Savonlinna Provincial Museum and the Olavinlinna Castle
  • Boat ride around Lake Saimaa
  • Beer tasting at brewery restaurant Huvila
  • Ollinmaki Wineyard tour near the breathtaking Punkaharju ridge
  • Tour of the 200-year-old Rapio Mill

What to Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,028
Deposit $606
Regular package
$3,228
Deposit $646
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Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,028
Deposit $606
Regular package
$3,228
Deposit $646

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