Finland

August 3 - 13, 2020

Description

Journey to this magnificent Northern European nation known for its vast wilderness, exquisite ski resorts, and the Northern Lights. Visit the some of the most highly rated schools in the entire world as a professional development opportunity while enjoying a scenic canal cruise and a trip to the medieval city of Porvoo. Explore Finland’s wondrous wilderness, celebrated cities, and superior schools on this 2020 tour.

Your Amazing Trip Leaders:

Kayla

Kayla Dornfeld

Ken

Ken George

What's Included In The Price

All trips are very flexible. If you want to make some changes, or bring family, contact us and we will help you make the most of your visit! Visit our FAQ page for more information!

  • All Trips are very flexible. If you want to make some changes, or bring family contact us and we will help you make the most of your visit!
  • 20+ hours Professional Development in the renowned Finish schools observing teachers
  • All the outings, plus a 2 Day Helsinki Pass
  • Walking Tour of Helsinki
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Housing and breakfast
  • Background check
  • Welcome Reception
  • One Dinner

Itinerary

Please note that itineraries and schools are subject to change because of school events, school leadership changes, etc.... We will keep you updated when there is a change.

Arrive Helsinki

Fly to Helsinki

day 1

Free Day to Explore and Get Acclimated

  • Settle in and explore on your own
  • Welcome Reception

day 2

Day Trip to Estonia

We'll see the churches of the Holy Ghost, St Nicolas and St. Olaf.
The old town consists of two parts, the Lower town and the Upper town. After a walk in the Lower town we will head to the Upper town, going up along Short Leg street, we will know why people say that Tallinn is the town that limps. And what was the reason for the discord between the two towns.
Finally we are in the Upper town - the town of noble knights, landlords and soldiers. There we will see two cathedrals, Russian Orthodox cathedral of Alexander Nevski and Lutheran cathedral of St. Mary.
Next to the cathedrals we'll find the castle which hosts the Parliament of Estonia and one of the towers of the castle named Tall Herman. We will enjoy the view of the city from one of the viewing platforms of the Upper town.
After seeing the Upper town we'll go back to the Lower town along the Short Leg street and come to the Town hall square.

day 3

Day one of the Helsinki Pass

  • We will have a group itinerary you can choose, or you can choose to do your own thing!

day 4

Day two Helsinki Pass

  • We will have a group itinerary you can choose, or you can choose to do your own thing!

day 5

Optional Side Trips

Offerings coming soon!

day 6

Optional Side Trips

  • Offerings coming soon!
  • Welcome reception with hosts

day 7

Day 1 in schools

  • After School PD
  • Free Evening

day 8

Day 2 in schools

  • After School PD
  • Free Evening

day 9

Day 3 in schools

Conclusive Summit Dinner with our hosts

day 10

Return Home

Or extend your stay!

day 11