FAM-Trip Estonia

  • 04 Oct 2011
  • 07 Oct 2011
  • Tallinn and Tartu

Estonia Conference Manual 2011.pdf

 

International Association & Meeting Planner FAM TRIP

October 4-7, 2011

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Day 1, Tuesday 4 October

Individual arrivals

13.05 Arrival from Amsterdam

17.35 Arrival from Copenhagen

17.45 Arrival from Frankfurt

23.15 Arrival from Brussels

You will be met by Estonian Convention Bureau at the airport

Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, is not only an amazing destination famous for its Medieval Old Town, it’s also the ultimate, easy-access destination. The city centre is just a ten-minute ride from the airport. Once there, the Old Town is right at your door step. Even better, most sights, restaurants and hotels are within easy walking distance, so there’s rarely need to bother with taxis. In 2011 Tallinn is the European Capital of Culture.

Check-in at Swissôtel Tallinn***** http://www.swissotel.com/EN/Destinations/Estonia/Swissotel+Tallinn/Hotel+Home/Hotel+Description

Situated in the heart of Tallinn, this elegant 238 rom hotel is the only luxury hotel in the city that is connected to an international chain. The hotel boasts the biggest ballroom in Estonia, 8 multi-functional meeting rooms, a choice of three restaurants and two bars, Amrita Spa & Wellness and amenities that are second to none. The hotel is renowned for its unrivalled views, its stunning design and its warm and responsive service.

Appr. 14.00 Lunch at Swissotel restaurant for persons arriving from Amsterdam

Free time (to relax in Swissotel spa or make the first acquaintance with Tallinn)

18.40 Meet Kadri Karu, ECB at Swissotel lobby and walk to the Old Town

19.00 Dinner at Tallinn Old Town, medieval restaurant Olde Hansa, www.oldehansa.com

Dress-code: casual

Day 2, Wednesday 5 October

Breakfast at the hotel

9.00 Gathering on the conference centre floor of Swissotel

Country presentation by Estonian Convention Bureau

Tour of Swissotel conference centre and spa

9.45 Get to know Tallinn! – combined programme with excursion and site inspection in Tallinn Old Town

As we will walk quite a lot on cobbled streets in the Old Town, comfortable walking shoes are warmly recommended

Visit of Radisson Blu Hotel Tallinn, walking tour in the Old Town combined with visit of unique venues. Visit of Telegraaf hotel*****.

Lunch in Tallinn Old Town, Restaurant Kaerajaan, www.kaerajaan.ee

Afternoon program: Site inspection and incentive program continues to Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel and Kadriorg area (Kadriorg Palace and Kumu Art Museum)

Kadriorg is famed mostly for its baroque palace and park ensemble, begun in 1718 as the summer palace for the family of Russian tsar Peter I. The streets of Kadriorg are as good as a unique architectural museum, weaving together various centuries and cultures. In February 2006 the Estonian Art Museum Kumu, the first purpose-built museum in Estonia, opened in Kadriorg. The Song Festival Ground which is also situated in the area, is famous primarily as the location of the massive national Song Festival, which takes place every five years, drawing together 25,000 singers and 100,000 spectators. 

18.00 Back at the hotel

Free time

19.40 Meet Kadri Karu in hotel lobby

20.00 Dinner at restaurant Ö, www.restoran-o.ee

Dress-code: smart casual

Day 3, Thursday 6 October

Breakfast at the hotel

Check-out from hotel, luggage can be left to the hotel’s luggage room

Morning program: Visit of Tallinn conference hotels and venues (Solaris Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, Sokos Hotel Viru, Nordic Hotel Forum, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia)

12.00-13.00 Lunch at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia restaurant

13.15 Pick-up of luggage and departure to the university city Tartu in South Estonia by bus

The distance between Tallinn and Tartu is 186 km and it will take approximately two hours to get to Tartu either by car, bus or train.

Culture-rich and Hanseatic city of Tartu is the capital of southern Estonia. It is the second largest city in the country and the oldest in the Baltic States which is economically well-developed and has great historical heritage.Tartu has huge potential and good preconditions to become one of the most important conference tourism centres in Estonia. It is closely

linked to the University of Tartu, its higher educational and research institutions.

www.visittartu.com

16.00 Arrival in Tartu, check-in to hotel Antonius*****, http://hotelantonius.ee/?lang=en

Afternoon program:

Appr 16.45 Meet and greet with hotel Antonius Manager

Tour and incentive program in Tartu including visit of Antonius Guild, Dorpat Conference Centre and Hotel, AHHAA Science Centre, Atlantis Conference Centre.

20.30 Dinner at Antonius hotel restaurant (Deputy Mayor of Tartu Mr. Argo Annuk will join us). Dress-code: smart casual

Day 4, Friday 7 October

Breakfast at the hotel

Need for check-out in the morning will be decided the previous evening

9.30 Tartu city tour in combination with visit of Vanemuine Concert Hall and Theatre, Ateena Centre and Tartu University venues (university main hall, university history museum)

12.45 Lunch in Tartu, at café-restaurant Moka

14.00-15.00 Free time

15.00 Departure to Tartu international airport, 16.10 flight to Tallinn

Connection flights from Tallinn to Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Copenhagen

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