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Helsinki & South Karelia Express - 5 Day map

Explore Finland's capital and South Karelia on this 5 day escorted tour. Discover the fascinating Finnish capital Helsinki with its rich culture & history before heading to the beautiful resort town of Lappeenranta on the shore of Lake Saimaa. Take in the spectacular scenery on an evening cruise around the lake and the Saimaa Canal.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Helsinki - Take in the best of the Finnish capital on a city tour, including the Parliament building and the famous Suomenlinna Fortress
Lake Saimaa - Cruise this shimmering lake at dusk and enjoy a delicious onboard meal and drinks at your own leisure
Lappeenranta - Explore the old town of this charming lakeside settlement, home to wooden churches and a pretty port area


4 nights in 4 star hotels
Sightseeing tours of Helsinki and Lappeenranta
Entrance to Church in The Rock in Helsinki
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. Minimum group size 2 - maximum 36.
Welcome meeting with a champagne-cocktail or juice
4 breakfasts
Express train tickets Helsinki-Lappeenranta-Helsinki
Evening cruise on Lake Saimaa
One arrival transfer on Day 1 and one departure transfer on Day 5 included per booking
Service of a bi-lingual (English and German speaking) tour leader in Helsinki and local English speaking guide in Lappeenranta

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture


Day 1


Upon arrival at Helsinki airport you'll be met and transferred to our hotel in the heart of Finland's capital. The rest of the day is at free for you to independently explore. A welcome meeting will be held this evening, in the lobby, at approx. 7pm.
Overnight: Helsinki

Day 2

City tour of Helsinki

This morning we explore Helsinki, the green and lively Finnish capital. Our guided tour takes us around the harbors and Senate Square with its Lutheran Cathedral, we will also see the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall and the Sibelius Monument before visiting the famous Church-in-the-Rock.

In the afternoon there's an optional excursion to the 18th century Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural gem set on an island.
Overnight: Helsinki  |  Breakfast

Day 3

South Karelia - Lappeenranta

Helsinki- Lappeenranta. This morning we board a train to Lappeenranta in South Karelia, arriving shortly after midday. Set on the shores of beautiful Lake Saimaa, Lappeenranta was an important Swedish fortress town in the 18th century. In the recent years, the picturesque town has become a popular resort. We explore Lappeenranta on a walking tour, taking in the historical Old Town, the port area, Lappeenranta fortress, wooden Orthodox Mary the Virgin Church and more.

Late afternoon we walk to the pier and embark on a 3 hour long evening cruise on Lake Saimaa and the Saimaa Canal. The ship has a restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks and snacks or a meal while enjoying spectacular views of the lake.
Overnight: Lappeenranta  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Free time in Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta - Helsinki. Today is free to spend at leisure exploring this resort town. Our hotel is located between the Old Town and the port area which are both easily accessed. Check out the small boutique shops in the Old Town and grab a Karelian lunch at one of the local restaurants or simply enjoy the atmosphere and the picturesque views at the port. In the late afternoon we transfer to the train station and travel by train back to Helsinki for our final night.
Overnight: Helsinki  |  Breakfast

Day 5


Our tour ends after breakfast today with an included transfer to Helsinki airport.

Prices & Dates

All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

Guaranteed Departure
Twin Share
Single Room
28 Jul - 01 Aug 20% off G
USD $1,065
USD $852
USD $1,665
USD $1,332
11 Aug - 15 Aug 20% off G
USD $1,065
USD $852
USD $1,665
USD $1,332
18 Aug - 22 Aug 20% off G
USD $1,065
USD $852
USD $1,665
USD $1,332

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Post tour accommodation - Helsinki
USD $125
USD $235


The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

GLO Hotel Art, Helsinki

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the trendy Design District of Helsinki and housed in a 1900s Art Noveu Castle, the GLO Hotel Art is a fantastic place to stay in this buzzing city. In the Glo Art's restaurant you'll find a delicious menu taking inspiration from both European and Nordic influences. All rooms are stylish in decor and offer comfortable beds and furnishing along with en suite bathrooms.

Hotel Scandic Patria, Lappeenranta

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Lappeenranta, South Karelia, the Hotel Scandic Patria is a perfect place to explore the resort town. With its modern and well-appointed rooms, the hotel ensures a comfortable and cosy atmosphere, complete with essential amenities like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Guests can savour a scrumptious breakfast buffet at the on-site restaurant, which also serves delectable Finnish and international dishes. The hotel's bar is a relaxing space to unwind with a refreshing drink. Fitness enthusiasts can take advantage of the well-equipped fitness centre and sauna facilities.

At a Glance

Trip Type
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 36
Hotel Rating
4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Breakfast: 4
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Dep. Transfer
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