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IASSIST/IFDO 2009: Tampere, Finland May 26th-May 29th, 2009

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Pre- and Post-Conference Program

Trips to Tallinn and St. Petersburg are arranged by Travel Agency Futurist Ltd and these trips are to be booked directly from them (e-mail: gateway@futurist.fi, phone: +358 207 689 900). See the PDF brochures for more information on these tours. Updated prices for 2009 are now available.

To register for Sauna Evening and City Tour, you can sign up on the registration form.

One day in Tallinn, Estonia

Time: Monday 25 May, 2009

Day trip to capital of Estonia, Tallinn. It's just a short ferry trip across the Gulf of Finland! Guided tour and free time.
Note: Trip starts and ends in Helsinki and the transportation from and to Tampere is not included in the price. Taking a train is the most convenient option.

More detailed information: PDF Brochure

The tour will be guided in English.
Duration: one day (9 a.m. - 20.30 p.m.)

Price: € 180 / person.

Sauna Evening

Time: Friday May 29, 2009, starting at 6 p.m.

Post-conference relaxation at its best. Finnish nature, one of Finland's thousands of lakes, two different saunas, a bit to eat, something to drink... All this only 13 km north-east from city centre at Hangaslahti Sauna (location, see the map). In addition to the two saunas, there are spacious lounges and a beautiful terrace so those not wishing to bath can relax and enjoy the company and the scene. Bring your swimsuit! More about bathing in sauna.

Price: € 40 / person.

The Best of Tampere - Guided Tour of the City

Time: Saturday May 30, 2009
10.00 a.m. - 12.00

The best bits of Tampere are seen on this guided bus tour: the Tammerkoski rapids national heritage landscape; Keskustori Central Square and its new look; the wonderful views of lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi; the ridge slopes of Pispala and Pyynikki, Amuri, Tammela and Käpylä. There will be time to stop and admire the wonderful scenery from the top of Pispala slopes.

The tour starts and ends at Tampere-talo.

The tour will be guided in English.
Duration: 2 hours

Price: € 30 / person.
(The tour will be operated on a 20 person minimum basis.)

Imperial St. Petersburg by train

Time: Saturday May 30 - Monday June 1, 2009

The tour starts in Tampere and ends in Helsinki.
More detailed information: PDF Brochure

The tour will be guided in English.
Duration: three days / two nights

Price: € 610 or 790 / person.