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Summer Feat in Savo & Visit to Valamo Monastery

Finland 6 Days 5 Nights

EUR1150


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6 days & 5 nights

12 People

Finland



Overview

Highlights
  • Celebrate the true spirit of Lakeland like a local, exploring the "hidden gems" of the North and South Savonia on a single trip.
  • Visit the one-of-a-kind Valamo Monastery in South Savo, the only monastery in the world which distills single-malt whiskey and other Monastic wines and liquors such as Absinthe, followed with a guided Monastery history tour.
  • Guided city walk in Kuopio exploring the main city attractions such as Puijo Peak and tower, Kuopio harbor, Museum, Market Hall, etc. 
  • Indulge in the ambrosial culinary traditions of Kuopio, awarded as the European Region of Gastronomy 2020-21, with a tasting session of the signature Savonian delicacies such as "Kalakukko", "Fried Muikku", etc.from quirky local eateries.
  • Guided walking tour in Iisalmi visiting major attractions such as "Kuappi" listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's smallest restaurant, former customs house turned harbor restaurant "Olutmestari", street art installations, etc.
  • Enjoy a leisurely cruise in Lake Kallavesi, the largest lake in North Savo laced by a labyrinthine mace of hundreds of islands, surrounding the city of Kuopio.
  • Visit the Alahovi berry farm located on the island of Vaajasalo, producing specialty berry liquors, with guided tour and tasting session of the liquor made in the farm.
  • Visit Olvihall and the Panimomuseum in Iisalmi, showcasing the history of the oldest existing brewery in Finland, dating back to 1878 followed by a tasting of the Finnish specialty "long drink/lonkero" and tasty lunch of local ingredients at the Fazer restaurant.
  • Enjoy the genuine countryside hospitality in a beautiful lake-side farm, learning to bake the delightful traditional Finnish dessert blueberry pie "Mustikkapiirakka" with the host family, followed by a Lake sauna and picnic of home-made Savonian delicacies in the lap of nature.
  • Pamper yourself with a luxury outdoor spa in Kuopio, enjoying the revered smoke sauna and an infinity pool overlooking the beautiful lake Kallavesi.
  • Hike in the outdoors and forest walk with a wilderness guide foraging for wild berries and familiarizing with the Finnish flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy a "Nature on the Skin" session and learn to prepare an organic wilderness herb-infused body lotion/oil from wild herbs foraged from the forest.
  • Explore the elegant and tranquil churches, with beautiful architecture highlighting the bygone past of the Scandinavian wooden church designs. 
Who is this for?
This itinerary is ideal for a bigger group of travelers looking for a safe offbeat leisurely trip away from the crowd with low-medium activity level and genuine local experiences.

Tags
#Livelikealocal #NorthSouthSavo #Valamomonastery #Monasticwhiskey #Monasticliquor #Lakelandsummer #Lakelandfestival #Artsandculture #lakelandcruise #lakelandsauna #smokesauna #wildernesshike #openfiremenu #wildernessfood #Cookingwithafinn #farmpicnic #bakewithafinn #puijopeak #citybreakwithatwist #Lakelandchurches #Finnishchurchdesigns #KuappiWorldssmallestrestaurant #KuappiIisalmi #Olvihall #Guidedcitywalk

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Know Before You Book

  • This is a half-board plan including buffet breakfast and lunch every day.
  • The itinerary is flexible and could be tailored to fit bigger groups of upto 30 persons.
  • For smaller groups, we would be using public transportation (with escort) wherever possible to reduce the carbon footprint of the holiday.
  • You could customize the Lakeland itinerary combined with a 2-3 day Helsinki itinerary with day-cruise to Tallinn, Estonia.


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*All the accommodations (twin rooms) listed in this package have 4-star rating.
**The accommodation options are flexible and will be finalized only after confirming the final group size, date of booking and hotel availability.
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