Finland by car lets you experience highlights of Finnish history and cultural, as well as maritime treasures. Visit Porvoo with its cobble-stone Old Town and medieval church. Drive to Turku, the oldest town of Finland, following the King's Road. Turku famous for its cultural scene, maritime atmosphere and archipelago region. A short drive to Naantali, the holiday capital of Finland, where history, art, music and the sea play an essential part.
May - September 2017
Daily, May - September 2017
- from $895 per person in double room
- from $1,695 single room
- 4 nights accommodation in 3*/4* centrally located hotels
- Breakfast buffet daily
- Car rental class C (VW Golf or similar, manual transmission), 5 days (120 hours)
- Pick-up/drop-off airport/airport Helsinki
- Unlimited mileage, CDW, Theft protection and tax
- International airfare & Airport taxes
- Entrance fees or any other services
- Fuel, GPS and other surcharges
- Personal insurance / personal items
- $25 Service fee
- The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 25 years and drivers must have held a driving licence for at least 12 months prior to hiring the car.
- Payment by voucher, but the client must guarantee with own credit card when picking up car.
- Please note all rates and services remain subject to availability.
- Upgrade to automatic, Cat I, Ford Focus or similar, in double room, $50
- Upgrade to automatic, Cat I, Ford Focus or similar, in single room, $100
- Additional nights in Helsinki
- Train to St. Petersburg
- Cruise to St. Petersburg, visa free
- Ferry to Stockholm or Tallinn
Day 1 ARRIVAL HELSINKI
Arrival to Helsinki-Vantaa airport and pick-up your rental car. Possibility to drive to Helsinki and get to know the city. We recommend a visit to some of its most important sights such as the Senate Square, the Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument and the Temppeliaukio church.
Sokos Hotel Presidentti or similar
Day 2 HELSINKI - PORVOO (B) (35 mi)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning free time to explore more of Helsinki. We recommend a visit to the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, included in Unesco's Word Heritage List. The fortress was established in 1748, and is just 15 minutes by ferry from Helsinki's Market Square. Drive to Porvoo, the second oldest town in Finland. The driving route follows the King's Road, which is one of the most significant travel route in the Nordic countries, and follows an old postal route. The road has been used by kings and their couriers, bishops and townsmen, artists and armies ever since the 1300s. Mansions, farms, taverns, alehouses and inns that housed and accommodated travellers arose all along the King's Road.
Today the King's Road is a network of fascinating travel services but some stretches of the original road are still in use. The total length of the road is 253 km. On the way to Porvoo, it is possible to visit Haikko Manor, the home of the famous painter Albert Edelfelt and the old church of Sipoo, built in the 15th century. Arrive at Porvoo and explore the Old Town by foot. Take a walk around the well-preserved wooden houses, visit the medieval church, and the Town Hall Square. Stay the night at a small, elegant boutique hotel in the heart of the picturesque Old Town of Porvoo.
Accommodation at Pariisin Ville Hotel or similar
Pariisin Ville Hotel
Day 3 PORVOO - TURKU (B) (135 mi)
After breakfast depart from Porvoo, and drive to the oldest town of Finland and former capital, Turku, located on the shores of river Aura. Finland's southwest has the oldest cultural tradition of any region in Finland. Here is where the recorded history of Finland begins and where the oldest traces of habitation have been found.The driving route to Turku follows along The King's Road. We recommend driving some extra kilometres to take the deviation to Hanko, and visit Finland's southernmost point.
Arrival to Turku, famous for its active cultural scene, maritime atmosphere and extensive archipelago region. We recommend visits to the Castle of Turku from the XIII century, the Luostarinmaki outdoor & crafts museum, and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova -museum complex. Perhaps a tour to Ruissalo Island, and a visit to the Botanical Gardens of the University of Turku.
Accommodation at Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone Turku or similar
Sokos Hotel Seurahuone Turku
Day 4 TURKU - NAANTALI - TUUSULA (B) (125 mi)
Breakfast at the hotel. Continue a short drive to Naantali, called Finland's official summer holiday city because the Kultaranta estate, the summer residence of the President of Finland is located here. The Moomin World Theme Park makes Naantali a top spot for children and families. Walk in the Old town of Naantali, see the mediaeval church and possibility to visit the gardens with 3.500 roses at Kultaranta estate.
In the late afternoon drive to Tuusula, located a convenient distance away from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport for next day's departure flight.
Arrival to Krapi estate, located amid a nationally prestigious cultural environment in Tuusula and comprises a hotel, restaurants, a chimneyless sauna and a large park area offering a wide variety of activities. Krapi is located right at the start of the first Finnish Museum Road (Tuusula Rantatie). Homes of many famous artists of the turn of the century, who were actively involved in the forming of the Finnish national identity, can be found along this road.
Accommodation at Krapi Hotel or similar
Day 5 TUUSULA - HELSINKI - VANTAA AIRPORT DEPARTURE (B) (10 mi)
Breakfast at the hotel. Possibility to enjoy the peace of the Krapi area. If there is enough time before the flight, it is possible to visit some of the interesting cultural sights and museums along the museum road Tuusulan Rantatie. Drive to Helsinki Vantaa airport and return the car. End of services.