Experience the oldest town of Finland and the European Capital of Culture 2011 – Turku!
Turku has great city charm, possessing the status of the oldest city of Finland and the European Capital of Culture 2011. The city has a compact size, perfect for exploring the exciting mixture of old and new. A large part of city life – main sights, highly ranked restaurants and shops – is concentrated around the banks of the River Aura - the heart and soul of Turku. Just outside the city you will also find the world’s biggest Archipelago with around 40.000 islands. During this exciting tour you will experience the historical pearls of this medieval city, get to taste the local cuisine as well as get acquainted with the production plant of Bayer. So don’t miss out – join this unique excursion!
TIMETABLE: Friday, 17.6.2016
08:00 Departure with chartered bus from Tampere
10:00 Arrival in Turku
10:00-12:00 The pearls of historical Turku: Turku Castle & Turku Cathedral
12:00 Welcome drinks at Pinella. Three course lunch at Pinella – one of the oldest restaurants in Finland, beautifully located on the shore of River Aura and next to the Old Great Square.
14:00 Visit at Bayer - The production plant in Turku is one of the global pharmaceutical supply centres of Bayer. The Finnish production site focuses on research and development, production and export of prescription medicine to over 100 countries.
Afternoon refreshments at the indoor Market Hall – The market hall is the second oldest of its kind in Finland and is celebrating 120 years this year.
You will also get to taste the Kiss my Turku -cakes made by the best bakery in Finland of 2015 – Mbakery.
17:00 Departure with chartered bus towards Tampere
Approx. time of arrival in Tampere is at 19:00
Time: Friday 17.6.2016 at 8.00
Location: Start from and departure to Sokos Hotel Torni
Duration: 11 hours
Price: 122€ / person (includes the full day program in Turku incl. entrance fees, guidance and company visits, transportations, three course lunch and afternoon refreshments).