Round Trip in Lake Saimaa / Summer Tour 2015
Nature, culture, history and delights
Charms of Saimaa offers the most attractive and highest quality destinations in the Mikkeli and Savonlinna area to those who are interested in distinctive hotels or farm accommodation, stylish restaurants, atmospheric steamboat cruises, boutiques, culture and exhibitions. Our charming destinations offer an unforgettable holiday and friendly service in unique surroundings, a Finnish national heritage landscape in the heart of the magnificent Saimaa lake district. Each of our destinations has an interesting story to tell, just for you.
We look forward to having you as our guest!
Services included in the tour:
6 night’s accommodation with breakfasts: 2 nights in 3 different lodgings: Anttolanhovi-Wellness Village, Holiday Resort Järvisydän and Hotel Kruunupuisto. Please note, that the order of the accommodation places can be changed, according to the booking situation.
*Anttolanhovi –Wellness Village, 25 km from Mikkeli and 112 km from Savonlinna.
It provides its guests with a wide range of meeting, event, hotel and restaurant services. The Day Spa offers great pampering treatments, sauna and swimming. The surrounding area is great for exercise: hiking, biking and Nordic walking in the forest.
*Lomamokkila Farm, 12 km from Savonlinna. A variety of accommodation, B&B and half board, conference facilities, activities: fishing, skiing, cycling, tennis, volleyball, rowing boats, swimming beach and sauna.
*Kruunupuisto, 30 km from Savonlinna. It offers high quality hotel, restaurant and leisure facilities. It is situated in Punkaharju ridge which is our national landscape area and has a scenic setting by Lake Saimaa. Activities: Nordic Walking, biking, rowing and spa treatments. During summer season finnish dancing on Fridays.
*Holiday Resort Järvisydän 55 km from Savonlinna and 38 km from Varkaus. Cosy and high quality villas with “hotel rooms”, new high standard hotel in summer 2015, medieval style restaurant Piikatyttö, wine hall and wine cellar, Finnish sauna world, conference and training facilities, activities: fishing safaris, canoeing trips, lake safaris and Saimaa ringed seal watching trips to the Linnansaari National Park, bicycling, hiking, rowing boats, winter activities (the longest Nordic skating tracks in Finland).
€ 341/person (accommodation in double room)
€ 325/person (accommodation in single room)
*Wine tasting in Ollinmäki Wine Farm, 46 km from Sahanlahti and 25 km from Mikkeli. In Ollinmäki you can see how the Finnish berry wines are made.
*Guided tour of Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna. The castle was built in 1475 and is now a days a stage of Savonlinna Opera Festival.
8€/person (entrance and guided tour)
*Sightseeing cruise by S/S Paul Wahl or S/S Punkaharju, in Savonlinna.
Nostalgic steam ship. Daily cruises, 1 hour 30 minutes, in the archipelago of Savonlinna 1.6.-31.8. at 12, 14, 16 and 18 by S/S Paul Wahl and at 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 by
*Riihisaari – Savonlinna Provincial Museum, in the city center.
The Provincial Museum concentrates on the history of South Savo and particularly on preserving, studying and presenting the history of sailing on Lake Saimaa. During the summer the unique steamships moored at the museum are open to visitors: the tugboat Ahkera (1871), the schooner Salama (1874), the passenger boat Savonlinna (1904) and the tar steamship Mikko (1914).
*Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum in Punkaharju, 25 km from Savonlinna.
National museum specializing in forest and forestry, and a versatile exhibition and culture centre. You can rent a bike and have a ride in the Punkaharju nature conservation area and arboretum. Also restaurant services.
Restaurants in the area:
*Kenkävero in Mikkeli. Old Parsonage Restaurant and handicraft shop (buffet)
*Tertti Manor in Mikkeli, Restaurant and Boutique (buffet)
*Restaurant Piikatyttö (Holiday Resort Järvisydän) in Rantasalmi, Medieval Style Restaurant (buffet)
*Brewery Restaurant Huvila in Savonlinna, small brewery and à la Carte Restaurant (one course lunch)
*Tynkkylän Lomaniemi in Punkaharju, 65 km from Savonlinna and Imatra, on Sundays (June-August)a banquet table of the farm