Arrival to Helsinki, transfer to city centre
Find the Finnair City Bus stop just outside arrival level at Terminal T2 or T1. Bus will take you to Elielinaukio Square at Helsinki Central Railway Station in approximately 35 minutes. Please check the bus schedule here. A short 10 minute walk to your first class downtown hotel. We will confirm the hotel after your booking.
Coffee break at Café Esplanad
You can start your Helsinki experience by tasting something very typical Finnish: a “korvapuusti” cinnamon bun with a cup of coffee or tea at traditional coffee shop Café Esplanad on one of the main shopping streets, the Esplanade (address: Pohjois-Esplanadi 37, open until 21.00).
OPTIONAL: There are many types of restaurants, Finnish, Western or Asian, where you can buy dinner as per your appetite.
Overnight in hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel
Full buffet breakfast at your hotel. We suggest you check-out and store your luggage at the front desk before the sightseeing tour.
OPTIONAL: Morning walk in city centre. The lively market place Kauppatori and the traditional market hall are situated at the end of the Esplanade Park by the sea. You can explore also the main shopping streets Esplanade with brand shops and Aleksanterinkatu as well as Mannerheimintie where you find bigger malls Forum and the Stockmann department store.
Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing city tour 11.00-12.45
An audio guided (several languages including English, Chinese and Japanese) Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing city tour starts from Fabianinkatu street tourist bus stop in the middle of the Esplanade Park in downtown Helsinki. Please arrive to the tourist bus stop 15 minutes before the tour departure. During the approximately 1,5 hour city tour you will drive past the main sights of Helsinki and hear interesting stories behind them. There will be a short stop at the famous Temppeliaukio Church, graved in rock, and the Sibelius Monument before the tour ends at the Esplanade Park. The comfortable double decker tour bus is air conditioned and heated in winter and has a free wifi. Please note, that the entrance fee to Temppeliaukio church is not included (3 euros/ person, to be paid on the spot).
Train from Helsinki to Turku 13.37
We recommend to arrive to the Central Railway Station latest 15 minutes prior the train departure. Check the time of departure as well as car and seat number on your train ticket. You can buy drinks and snacks from a Bistro trolley or at train cafeteria.
Arrival to Turku 15.30, transfer to Naantali Spa Hotel
Arrival to Turku Railway Station. Meet your driver outside the station. Transfer to Naantali Spa Hotel and check-in. You will receive tickets to the Moominworld from the hotel reception.
OPTIONAL: Visit Spa. The free use of Finnish and Turkish saunas and pools (indoors and outdoors) in the spa department is included. There are also various treatments available at extra charge to enjoy.
OPTIONAL: Refreshing walk in town of Naantali, maps are available at hotel lobby. Naantali is famous for it’s narrow streets and old buildings with nice cafes, small shops and a wonderful location right by the sea. Alternatively, you may visit the Moomin World already today until closing at 18.00 hrs. Your ticket allows you to visit on two consecutive days.
Dinner at hotel 19.00
A Buffet Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Enjoy the local and Nordic delicacies.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
Full buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Day in Moominworld 10.00-18.00
A short walk from the hotel to the Moominworld. Meet the Moomins at their real home and enjoy different activities. Come and see the new plays, attend the Witch’s exciting flying school, or peek at the new decorations inside Moominhouse. The attractions include also other houses like the Moomintroll’s, Hemulen’s, Groke’s as well as the Cave of the Hattifattener’s and the Witch’s and Alice’s Cottage. Remember to see the Fairytail Trail, the Labyrinth and the Hemulen’s Garden or the Fire Station or Wishing Well among others. You can easily spend a whole day in the charming Moominworld. There are several options for buying snacks and nice Moomin souvenirs.
Plan you day in advance, check the Moominworld map here.
OPTIONAL: Visit Turku. If the time allows, you can easily make a trip to city of Turku (15 kms) by taking public local bus lines 6 or 7 (extra charge) with regular departures several times an hour.
Dinner at the hotel 19.00
A 3-course dinner at the hotel restaurant of Naantali Spa.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
OPTIONAL: Why not try a morning sauna or refreshing swim for a good wake up?
Check-out and transfer to Turku 10.30
Private transfer from the hotel to Turku Railway Station. Please confirm the exact time of departure with the reception in advance.
Train Turku-Pasila and Pasila-Helsinki Airport 11.30-13.47
The train leaves Turku for Helsinki/Pasila station.
The train arrives to Pasila station, change into the airport train at 13.25 (“I” train towards the airport).
The train arrives to the airport train station. There is a good choice of shops and restaurants at the airport. Please note that the above itinerary is for informative purposes only and will be re-confirmed personally. There might be some variation during the season.
Have a good flight and welcome back to Finland!
Included in the program:
- A single ticket for the Finnair City Bus
- One overnight at a downtown Helsinki hotel in a standard guest room, breakfast buffet (See our hotel partners, click here)
- A cinnamon bun and a cup of coffee or tea at Café Esplanad in Helsinki
- Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing tour by bus
- A return Intercity train Helsinki – Turku – Helsinki Airport in economy class
- A seat reservation on the Intercity train (not for the Airport commuter train)
- A return private transfer Turku station – Hotel Naantali Spa
- Two nights accommodation in a Classic Room at Naantali Spa Hotel including buffet breakfast
- One buffet dinner at Naantali Spa
- One 3-course dinner at Naantali Spa
- Use of hotel swimming pools and saunas during opening hours
- Entrance ticket to the Moomin world in Naantali (covers entrance on two consecutive days)