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    6 day - Stay at the Barö with guided tours and private transfers

    Discover Helsinki with a private guided tour and a two night stay in the centre of town before heading out to the archipelago for a three night summer stay at the new Barö resort. Time your stay to coincide with the visiting chef's table if you would love to try the new Nordic cuisine.

    During your archipelago stay, you can grab a basket and pick berries and mushrooms in the adjoining forest, head off on a bike to explore the islands, hike & picnic, golf or join a yoga session on the deck.

    Day 1
    Arrive Helsinki and private transfer to your hotel
    Day 2
    Discover Helsinki with a guided tour
    Day 3
    Day tour to Fiskar's Village with guided tour
    Day 4
    Boat tour of the archipelago before an evening sauna
    Day 5
    Biking and Pamper sessions at your leisure
    Day 6
    Transfer to the Helsinki airport or city
    Start/End Place
    Helsinki, Finland
    Country Visited
    Finland
    Duration
    6 Days
    Start Date
    Flexible
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included
    Code
    50DN1075

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

    Details

    Transportation

    Private transfers between the airport and hotel and Barö to the airport. Private transfer between Helsinki and Barö including a visit to Fiskars Village.

    Included
    • Comfort room in a central Director's choice hotel in shared double/twin room with private facilities
    • 3 night summer stay at the Barö, sea-view rooms
    • Daily breakfast
    • Private Helsinki city tour (3 hours)
    • Visit to Fiskars Village and guided tour
    • Private transfers between Helsinki airport and hotel, hotel and the Barö and then return to the airport or Helsinki city
    • 3 dinners and 2 lunches at the Barö
    • 3 Saunas
    • Private Boat trip to the archipelago
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    International flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Helsinki and private transfer to your hotel

    Arrive in Helsinki and transfer with private vehicle and English speaking driver to your centrally located hotel. The Finnish capital is a compact city where the most important sights can easily be explored on foot.

    Restaurants
    Café Ursula
    Restaurants in Helsinki

    Day 2 - Discover Helsinki with a guided tour

    Meet your local guide this morning for a 3-hour stroll through the streets and squares of Helsinki. Senate Square, surrounded by the historical quarters and the iconic Lutheran Cathedral, is the place where the East meets the West and you will become familiar with Finland’s unique position between Sweden and Russia. A walk along the colourful Kauppatori market is an absolute must and entering the Old Market Hall will give you a taste of local delicacies such as reindeer meat and rye bread.

    Crossing the Esplanade Park, and past Railway Station, one of the main landmarks, you will arrive to another square, Kansalaistori, which showcases the pulse of modern Nordic city. The walk will continue through the Töölö district to pay a visit to the Rock Church, a Lutheran shrine build inside a solid rock in the 1960’s and the most visited site of Helsinki. Return to the city centre like a local by tram. A panoramic tram ride passes through south Helsinki’s Art Nouveau and diplomatic districts.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast

    Day 3 - Day tour to Fiskar's Village with guided tour

    In the morning, you will be meet by our driver and privately transfer to the Barö via the village of Fiskars. Today you will visit a couple of old ironworks villages which, in a sense, started Finland’s industrial manufacturing. These ironworks produced cast iron and forged iron products and in their heyday there were 134 of them in Finland. The villages surrounding these ironworks were self-sufficient with their own schools, churches and hospitals.

    Fiskars Ironworks was founded in 1649 and manufacturing here continued till the 1980s. As the industry moved from Fiskars Village, its inhabitants followed and many of the buildings were left empty. Built on the banks of two sets of rapids along the Fiskars River, most of the buildings in the village date from the early nineteenth century, and were designed by some of the most notable Finnish architects of the time.

    This beautiful setting with surrounding countryside appealed in particular to crafts people, designers and artists. So by 1993 about 20 art professionals had moved to Fiskars and established the Artisans, Designers & Artists of Fiskars Cooperative. Over the years its membership has increased, and today the co-op has more than a 100 members whose work represents most areas of the arts, crafts and design.

    Wander through artists’ studios and craft shops and enjoy lunch at one of the cosy cafes. During the tour, a local guide will tell you about the history and traditions of the village, show you the key sights and provide you with a glimpse of Fiskars today as a village of artists, artisans and designers.

    Continue your drive to the new Barö Resort in the heart of the archipelago, check in from 3pm.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Transportation
    Private transfer
    Accommodation
    The Barö, seaview rooms

    Day 4 - Boat tour of the archipelago before an evening sauna

    After breakfast, explore the archipelago with a private boat tour. The Helsinki archipelago is made up of hundreds of tiny islands, either uninhabited or with little summer cottages. Locals will be sailing alongside you in their yachts and your hosts can show you the local spots to swim.

    On return, enjoy lunch and head off for a sauna, a free hike through the forest or reserve a basket and go berry picking. Yoga classes are arranged for guests and there are pamper sessions available to book.

    This evening, enjoy drinks on the patio before a 4-course included dinner.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    The Barö, seaview rooms

    Day 5 - Biking and Pamper sessions at your leisure

    You have a full day to explore the area further, detox and enjoy the service of this new hotel. With a bike, you can quickly explore the Fagervik ironworks area, including a café and the beautiful sandy beaches of Orslandet.

    After lunch, you can join an optional excursion such as fishing, golf, hiking and horse-riding. Alternatively, take the afternoon off and enjoy the peace and guiet of the water and forests.

    Dinner is a four-course affair and if you are lucky, your tour dates might coincide with a visiting special chef.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    The Barö, seaview rooms

    Day 6 - Transfer to the Helsinki airport or city

    After breakfast, transfer to the hotel or city.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Price per person, twin share.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 May 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    1 May 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    USD 3,429
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