Wednesday June 25

Guided tour in Lappeenranta fortress, 11:00 – 15:00


The tour will start with a delicious lunch at the restaurant Wolkoff’s Wine Cellar. After that, the guests will have a guided tour in the Kaupunginlahti Bay and the old Lappeenranta Fortress (some stairs and cobbled terrain). In the port the guests can admire the stunning beauty of Lake Saimaa and the market cafés, terraces and restaurant boats where local people and visitors may meet informally and chat.

Moving on the beach boulevard toward the ramparts of the old Fortress, guests are invited to explore more closely the history of this fascinating town. This historic district represents the original town founded during the Swedish regime in 1649 and the fascinating history of the Russian era, which lasted from 1741 to 1917.

In the Fortress, the guests will also visit the South Karelia Museum and have some free time to visit the handicraft shops, where they can buy some local souvenirs to take home. The tour will conclude with coffee and dessert at the lovely old fashioned café Majurska.

Price: 45€


There are some stairs and cobbled terrain in the fortress.