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Tasting Tampere – the best beers, exellent experiences and original flavours! (Visit Finland Authentic Culture Experience winner 2017)

Get to know Tampere by tasting the local food and drinks, excellent beers/wines, fascinating gins, delicious sausages and cheese, original local food at it’s best!

The guided walking tour in the city center is full of nice surprises, relaxed atmosphere, joy, wonderful flavours and excellent experiences to remember! Enjoy the taste of Tampere!

One can choose either a beer or wine tasting tour: Beers coming from the local Nordic Brewery and wines from Rönnvik Wine estate in Pälkäne. The beer tour starts from Bookers Express Bar (Hämeenkatu 14) with a Sahti (historical Finnish beer) tasting. And the wine tour starts from Deli 1909 & Wine Bar (Puutarhakatu 11). Tasting will take place in Gastropub Nordic and in the end of the tour there will be a three-course dinner in the restaurant Kievari Kahdet Kasvot. A famous Finnish Gin as appetizer and best local beers/wines as beverage.

Group size: 4-50 persons.

Transportation: Local bus tickets included. If needed a charter bus with extra cost.

Meals: Bookers Express Bar: Sahti tasting/Deli 1909 & Wine sparkling wine, Gastropub Nordic: 3 beer/wine tasting, Kievari Kahdet Kasvot: 3 courses dinner, as appertizer Finnish Gin and as meal beverage 2 beers/wines. The beers can be changed into non alcoholic drinks. During the meals it is possible to buy more beverages with own expense.

Duration: 3 hours+dinner.

Price: 65 €/pers. inc.  24% VAT.

Time: All year round (not on 24.-25.12.).

Equipment: Participants are required to dress according to the weather.

Service languages: Finnish, English, German, Swedish, Russian and French.

Other information: The product is variable. The theme can be chosen with following contents: the Industrialisation of Tampere (in the end of 1800 Tampere was the most important industrial town and was called the Manchester of Finland), ManseRock, Tampere – the town between two big lakes and vast green forests, Women´s Tampere – Cotton Angels town, The Theatre town Tampere, Tampere famous for it´s schools, sciense and innovations and so on…

Lake City Activities: Ingredients to Be a Finn!

One whole day long you can be and act like a Finn! This program introduces you the nicest and most common habits in
every day life in Finland. You learn to know nature, food culture, sports, free time activities and methods to relax! After the
day you’ll feel yourself empowered and relaxed and a little bit Finn!

The day starts of with food culture. You will prepare a delicious meal from fresh ingredients with the help of a professional chef. After the lunch you will continue opening your senses with a nordic walking tour through the forest to the shore of lake Näsijärvi. There you will do some fishing: a relaxing past times enjoyed by Finns. After this it is time for some more active sports: in the summer you will do some canoeing, in the winter kick sleding, skating or snowshoeing. During the tour you will enjoy a light snack by an open fire and the day will end with sauna and herbal foot baths at Kauppi public spa. After the sauna experience participants will be transported to the railway station / downtown hotel.

Group size: 8-26 pers.

Transportation: All required transportations included in the price.

Meals: Included in the price.

Duration: 9.45-19, 9 h 15 min. It is possible to buy the product in pieces and change the duration of different parts of the product.

Price: 165 €/pers. includes VAT.

Time of year: All year round.

Equipments: All sports equipment included in the price. Participants are required to dress according to the weather.

Service language: Finnish, English.

Towers of Tampere – A Stylish Visit in Tampere

You will see the town of Tampere through three towers and three different perspectives. In the old Pyynikki sightseeing tower you are in a unique pine forest, inside a beautiful nature spot just in the middle of the town. On the terrace of Hotel Torni you are in the heart of a modern cultural center and a vivid university town and from the high Näsinneula Tower you see the wide green and blue nature surrounding the town.

Group size: 4-25 persons

Transportation: Includes local bus ride, if needed additional transportation by agreement.

Meals: welcoming coffee and doughnut at Pyynikki sightseeing tower cafe, lunch soup Tower-hotel Moro Bar, sparkling non-alcohol wine at restaurant Nasinneula.

Duration: 3-8 h.

Price: starting 60 €/person.

Time: All year round.

Equipment: Participants are required to wear according to the weather. When ordering equipment: walking sticks or kick bikes by extra charge.

Service languages: Finnish, English, German

Other information: It is possible to order dinner, either at restaurant Näsinneula or elsewhere in Tampere.

Walking in the Dark – Night Trip to the Forest

Walking in the night in a forest is totally different compared to the daytime.       Come with us to listen to the sounds of the nocturnal woods. Learn how to get around in a forest and to enjoy nature without any hurry. You will find a new side of youself and your group mates!

You can choose from two resorts. The first one is only 20 min away from Tampere city, at Ylöjärvi’s ridge area. The old forest of the ridge makes the night adventure even more exotic! We can also go to Seitseminen National park´s old forest. In the dark night you can try to catch a glimpse of fairys, gnomes or trolls from the old stories and believes.

On the modern night trip we test your night orienteering skills with both traditional and new equipment.

Group size: 10-50 pers.

Transportation: The price includes transportation.

Meals: The price includes a light campfire meal (sootpan coffee, sandwich and bun).

Duration: Ylöjärvi trip takes 3h, Seitseminen National park night trip takes 5-7h.

Price: The Ylöjärvi trip costs 860 € + 5 €/pers. Seitseminen trip 1560 € + 5 €/pers. The price includes 24% VAT.

Time of year: All year round. We recommend the darkest period in the year: October- December.

Equipment: Participants are required to dress according to the weather. Winter clothes are available for extra payment.

Service languages: Finnish, Swedish, German and English. For French and Estonian we hope to get a request at least two weeks in advance.

Other information: The program is suitable for all fitnesses and ages.

Following the Footsteps of an Elk Hunter – A Glance over Finnish Forest in Seitseminen National Park

The day trip to Seitseminen National Park introduces Finnish forest and it’s traditions and mystical fairytales. The trip is suitable for foreign visitors and Finnish groups, because the guiding and program are planned differently for each group. There are also some paths that are suitable for people in wheelchairs.

Group size: 10 to 250 people.

Transportation: Transportations are begin at 220 €/bus from Tampere city.

Meals: Welcoming coffee and roll are including into the price and are served at Seitseminen National Park’s cafeteria. If dinner is reserved it will be served at ths end of the trip with sootpan coffee.

Duration: 6 to 8 hours.

Price: Guiding beginning at 860 €, sauna 250 €, services 20 €/pers. Prizes include 24% VAT.

Time of year: All year around.

Equipment: Participants are required to wear according to the weather. If needed program organizer have waterproof clothes to offer. In the winter it is possible to rent warm outdoor clothes (for 20 person), hats and gloves.

Service languages: Finnish, Swedish, German and English. For French and Estonian we hope to get a request at least two weeks in advance.

Other information: The program is suitable for all ages and all fitness. It can be also planned for wheelchair groups.

In the Patrons Footsteps – Facts and Stories about Industrialized Tampere

When you are in Tampere you should get to know the town´s industrial traditions and how the marketplace of Tammerkoski grew into the Manchester of Finland. This adventure in Finlayson´s industrial area proves that looking into history can be fun!

The group will meet their guide at Tallipiha where there will be welcoming coffee and bun.

The cotton girl or one of the few male factory workers will lead you into the history of the industrialization of Tampere during a tour of a couple of hours. The stories will tell about partisan leaders Rooth and Spoof, Wilhelm von Nottbeck and author Väinö Linna who worked in the Finlayson area. The historical tour on the narrow lanes of Finlayson and on the corridors of Siperia will be made on foot or by kickboard. The trip can end with a beer tasting (and dinner) in the brewery restaurant Plevna, Gastropub Tuulensuu, restaurant Laterna or other restaurants in the city.

A visit in Työväen Keskusmuseo Werstas or communication museum Rupriikki can be added in to the trip by an advance reservation.

Groupsize: Kick bike trip max. 20 pers. On foot max. 60 pers.

Transportation: For extra payment.

Meals: Price includes welcoming coffee and beer tasting. Dinner for extra payment.

Duration: 2-4h.

Price: 640 € +15 €/pers. Price includes 24% VAT.

Time of year: All the year round.

Equipment: Participants are required to wear according to the weather. Other equipment comes from the organizer.

Service languages: Finnish, Swedish, German and English. For French and Estonian we hope to get a request at least two weeks in advance.

Other information: The program is suitable for all fitnesses and ages.

A Day at Moutiaisten Holiday Cottages

When staying at Muotiaisten holiday cottages you can enjoy an activity program in the nature. Plan your own program picking up 2 from the following, by time of year changing activities:

* basket climbing / human lift
* canoeing with big, stable canoes for 6 persons
* kick biking / nordic walking
* snowshoeing
* kick sledgeing (when the ice and snow situation allows it)
* funny team activities: kick sledge for 4 persons, team skis for 5 persons

Group size: Min. 4 pers., max. 20 pers.

Transportation: By agreement with extra cost if needed.

Meals: Meal by an open fire, e.g. flamed salmon, potatoes, salad, crepes and coffee made by an open fire, 25 €/person min. 4 persons.

Duration: Depending from the group size 1,5 h – 3 h.

Price: During the week, from Mon to Thu 170 € + 30 €/person, on weekends Fri – Sun 210 € + 30 €/person, includes 1 night accomodation in Kultakartano-/ Kaivoskartano-cottages, activities, equipment and VAT.

Time of year: Available all other times exept 24.-25.12. and Good Friday.

Equipment: The participants are required to wear outdoor clothes according to the weather.

Service language: Finnish, English, German, Swedish, Russian, French.

Other: The program is suitable for bachelor partys, wellbeing days for staff/customers, families or for a group of friends.

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