European Environment Capital Lahti and Vyborg, Spring 2021

European Green Belt travel packages for Europeans on both sides of the former Iron Curtain

European Environment Capital Lahti 2021
and Vyborg packages
Helsinki – Lahti – Vyborg travel packages
for Central Europeans 2021

Elma Travels develops cultural and nature tourism packages in the post-corona pandemic in the European Green Belt zone. We are creating through our brand “Via Kalevala“ a tourism service network near the Finnish-Russian border with the Sámi, Kven and Karelians people in Finland, Norway and Russia, who cherish the Kalevala tradition.

Our principle is to create vitality for the poor areas of the border region through tourism, so that at least 80% of the turnover of the tourism package goes to local entrepreneurs.

European Environment Capital Lahti and Vyborg, Spring 2021


In Finland at the beginning of April, the brightness increases rapidly, the snow disappears, the ice on the seashore and in the lakes melts and traveling out of season is still affordable.

Russia is right next door with a half hour trip by train. The tourist also encounters a unique museum city in Europe, whose cultural multi-layered nature and gentle nature enable a unique experience.

Eastern trip 5 days (4 nights) 1.4.-5.4.2021


Thursday 1.4.
9.45 Flight Frankfurt – Helsinki
13.15 Arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
14.30 Lunch at the restaurant near the airport (Aerport Scandic), introductory meeting, presentation of the travel package
15.30 Guided tour to spring scenery in Helsinki
18.30 Bus departure from Helsinki towards Lahti
20.00 Arrival in Lahti, accommodation at Hotel Green Star
Dinner, free evening
Friday 2.4.
8.00-9.30 Breakfast in the Hotel
10.00 Guided tour and walking tour in Lahti, European Environment Capital in 2021
13.00 Lunch during the day trip
14.00 The sightseeing tour in Lahti continues
16:00 Return from the tour to the hotel, break to rest
18.00 Departure for Lahti environmental tour, Pyhäniemi manor, Messilä manor, Hollola medieval stone church, Hollola and Lahti story
19.30 Local traditional evening/ Hollola old municipal hall
21.00 Return to the hotel by bus
The evening continues according to each visitor
saturday 3.4.
8.00-10.00 Breakfast at the hotel
10.30 Check-out from the rooms
Free shopping time in the center of Lahti, possibility to visit a museum according to the group’s wishes
16.00 Return from the city to the hotel
16.20 Transfer to the Railway Station next to the hotel
16.47 Allegro leaves to Vyborg
18.21 The train arrives in Vyborg, passport and customs inspection
19.00 Accommodation in the Hotel Victoria
20.00 Dinner at the medieval Round Tower near the hotel
synday 4.4.
8.00-9.30 Breakfast buffet
10.00 Guided tour of the city’s historic center,
Hermitage- Vyborg Center
12.30 Lunch in the Slavyanskaya Trapeza restaurant
(traditional cellar restaurant)
14.00 City tour continues, alternatively War Museum, Vyborg Castle, Monrepos Park
17.00 Return to the hotel, rest and shopping time, market hall
19.30 Dinner and evening program in Espilä restaurant
a late night program to suit all tastes at local nightclubs
monday 5.4.
9.00-10.00 Breakfast at the hotel
Free city tour, shopping
11.45 Check-out from the hotel and departure to the Railway Station
12.05 Security, customs and passport control begin
12.35 Allegro Departs to Finland
14.43 Allegro arrives in Tikkurila, transfer to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Return flight home

Good to know:

The price of the travel package is 800 euros, includes flights, train tickets, bus transfers, tour guide and group guide (English, Spanish Portuguese) – and local guide services, meals according to the program, accommodation, obtaining a Russian visa.

A group trip can accommodate a maximum of 30 people, the minimum group size is 15 people

Reservations: 31.12. By 2020, the booking fee is 250 euros, the final fee (550 e) must be paid no later than one and a half months before the trip.