Finland: Education

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Length

11 days

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Destinations

Helsinki & Tampere

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 9 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 2 Traditional Dinners
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full -Time Guide & Assistance

Program highlights

  • Tampere Walking Tour
  • University of Tampere
  • Helsinki Walking Tour
  • University of Helsinki
  • Half-day Porvoo Visit
  • Suomenlinna Fortress Boat Excursion

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for Helsinki, Finland

Day 2 – Helsinki

  • Arrive in Helsinki, Finland
  • Airport Transfer
  • Check in & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Tampere

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer from Helsinki to Tampere by train
    (approx.2 hours)
  • Tampere Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 4 – Tampere

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Tampere University Teacher Education
  • Department Visit
  • Following Workshop

Day 5 – Tampere

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Tampere University Teacher Education
  • Department Visit
  • Following Workshop

Day 6 – Helsinki

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train back to Helsinki
  • Helsinki Historical & Cultural Walking Tour –
    Uspenski Cathedral, National Library of Finland, Helsinki Harbour, Senate Square, Holy Trinity Church, Stora Enso Building, Sarastus Statue, Market Square, Presidential Palace, University of Helsinki, Governmental Palace, and more…
  • Lunch Break
  • Boat excursion to the Suomenlinna Fortress –
    Suomenlinna is an 18th-century sea fortress and nature area with centuries-old artillery and defensive walls, spread across 6 linked islands. Walking trails cross parkland between popular sights like the King’s Gate drawbridge and Suomenlinna Museum, which recounts military and maritime history.

Day 7 – Helsinki

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • University of Helsinki – Faculty of Educational Sciences
  • Following Workshop

Day 8 – Helsinki

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • University of Helsinki Teachers’ Academy – a network of distinguished university teachers, the only of its kind in Finland
  • Traditional Finnish Smoke Sauna
  • Free time & Cultural Immersion

Day 9 – Helsinki

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • School or University Visit
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 10 – Helsinki

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer by bus to Porvoo – Founded nearly 800 years ago, Porvoo is the second oldest city in Finland and evidence of its long history can still be seen and felt as you walk its charming streets. For centuries, the city has served as both a home and a source of inspiration for many Finnish artists.
  • Lunch Break in Porvoo
  • Return to Helsinki
  • Free Afternoon in Helsinki
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 11 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Helsinki, Finland for Home

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