ABOUT HOLIDAY

WHERE AND WHAT FROM 18th TO 26th JUNE

Breathtaking Finalnd: Nuuksio National Park and Helsinki

Nuuksio national park is an unspoilt piece of wilderness in the middle of Helsinki metropolitan area: beautiful valleys, steep ravines, rocks, groves, swamps and over 80 small lakes and ponds. There are more than 30 kilometers of tagged trekking trails along with cooking shelters and camping sites.
Numerous marked routes start from the courtyard of the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia.

Activities: trekking, skiing, fishing, cycling, riding, climbing, berry and mushroom picking or swimming.

Nuuksio National Park is the third most visited park in Finland.

Hotel Nuuksio is located on the shore of lake Siikajärvi and close to Nuuksio National Park.

The hotel offers rooms feature a flat screen TV, wireless internet access, telephone, and shower/bath. All rooms are non-smoking.

Sauna: 3 saunas by the Siikajärvi lake: 2 saunas for 10 persons and one sauna for 6 persons. Two electric saunas and one sauna heated by wood. Lounge / dressing rooms.

The hotel main building has 2 saunas for 15 to 20 persons, a 16 m swimming pool and a jacuzzi, 2 lounges with a fireplace, max 50 persons.

A small beach in the summer, possibility to swim in the winter (through a hole in the ice).

MAP of Nuuksio National Park
Excursion program and activities in the park

Room Nuuksio hotelSwimming pool Nuuksio hotel

Helsinki is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. The city’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs.

The capital of Finland is a compact city easily explored on foot. Design, architecture, culture and shopping are all great exploration angles and large park areas, forests, lakes, and the coastline with numerous islands sprinkled off it make certain there’s no shortage of natural presence. Needless to say, there’s something going on in Helsinki every day of the year.

In 2014 Helsinki was awarded City of Design status as part of the Creative Cities Network established by UNESCO.

Hotel Sokos Helsinki

White Nights and warm days: summer in St Petersburg

This is a time when St Petersburg is at its most lustrous and is irresistible.
White Nights revelling starts in May, when the city finally succumbs to spring and the parks are filled with flowering trees, but mid-June is peak time, as the sun slumps lazily towards the horizon but never fully sets.

To understand White Nights, you have to take a close look at the city of St. Petersburg. Known as the former imperial capital of Russia, it’s the country’s second most populous city and a gateway to the frigid Baltic Sea.
More than a hundred islands connected by 342 bridges make up the city.
It was Peter the Great’s vision to build a “Venice of the North” where inhabitants could navigate the city just as easily by walkway or waterway.
To better understand Peter the Great’s grandiose dreams, pay a visit to his fountain palace of Peterhof just outside town, which was built from 1714 to 1725.

The mighty Neva cuts the city in two and most festival activity is centered off the Nevsky Prospect (the main street) and the southern side of the river.
While here, you must visit the world­class State Hermitage Museum and the dark fairytale Church of the Savior of Spilt Blood.

White Nights (and summer days) are experiences not to miss in St Petersburg.

Taken form Lonely Planet.

Hotel St. Petersburg

TO BE TRULY FREE, ALL YOU NEED IS THE UNTOUCHED WILDERNESS AND A TOUCH OF MADNESS IN YOUR BLOOD

Midsummer

The best reason to enjoy the Midnight Sun

Summer in Finland is a spectacular time of the year. For those who venture north of the Arctic Circle, the sun does not set at all for couple of months, while further south the sun can be visible for almost 24 hours a day during June and July.

At the end of June, longest day of the year is a key element in the festivities in the northern parts of Finland

That phenomenon, known as The Midnight Sun, is caused by the tilt of the Earth’s axis in relation to its orbit around the sun – as a result, at both North and South poles, the sun only sets and rises one day every year. In Finland, the summer months of June and July are the months where the Midnight Sun is at its strongest but the further north you go, the longer the sun stays above the horizon. In the very northernmost parts you can experience a full midnight sun from May to August.

When nights are almost as light as day it is possible to do all the same things that you would do during the day – the biggest difference comes from the incredible change in the nature of the light. The sun takes on a reddish-yellow color – almost like during sunrise or sunset – and everything around you is bathed in an unimaginably warm, bright light.

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LEARN, MEET, DANCE

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DaysYoga classesTango classes/Holiday programMilongas
19th SunErica
Morning Yoga – gentle awakening on the lakeside
8:15 – 9:15
Into the wild: Visit at Nukksio National ParkNight Milonga
(Finnish Tango Sauna)
20th MonErica
Morning Yoga – gentle awakening on the lakeside
8:15 – 9:15
Yoga y Tango – posture, balance and fluency
15:30 – 16:15
Nina y Andrea
Men and women technique: pivot, embrace, giro
Level: All
16:30 – 18:30
Night Milonga
(in Helsinki)
21st TueErica
Morning Yoga – gentle awakening on the lakeside
8:15 – 9:15
Departure from the seaport to Helsinki at 18:00 with St Peter Ferry Line
Arrival in St. Petersburg June 22nd at 08:30
22nd WedErica / Julia y Andrea
The basic musical structures of Tango, vals and milonga: beat, style and interpretation
A guide to the listening of music and practical exercises
Level: All
20:30 – 23
23rd ThuVisiting Saint PetersburgPractica + Milonga
20 – 02:00
24th FriVisiting Saint Petersburg
Departure from the seaport to St. Petersburg at 19.00 with St Peter Ferry Line
Arrival in Helsinki June 25th at 08:00
25th SatVisiting HelsinkiLocal Milonga in Helsinki(?)

The program may have some changes if there is not a minimum of partecipants.

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Find it at Tangopartner!

Tangopartner

Tangopartner is our partner in the organization of the holiday.

We try to ensure that men and women are paired for the lessons and that are about equal in number to the holiday.

TEACHERS

IMPROVE YOUR TANGO WITH OUR PASSION

Tangomania

Saint Petersburg tango school

“Tangomania” is the first tango club in St.Petersburg, founded in 2000.

Since then, we’ve become a friendly and vibrant tango community. All of us are interested in Argentine tango and its culture.
In June, 2002, we held our first tango festival, “White Nights Tango“, with tangueros participating from Argentina, Russia, the USA and other countries. Since then White Nights Festival has become a tradition and our major event of the year.

Erica

Erica

Italian professional musician of viola, Yoga teacher and tango dancer

Erica joined her professional music studies to the practice of Hatha Yoga. She perfects her practice in Italy, India and Malaysia and approaches Vipassana meditation. She became a teacher of Hatha Yoga (diploma II ASC/CONI certificate level) after many years of study of teachers training under the guidance of Maurizio Morelli, Antonio Nuzzo and Willy Van Lysebeth.
Exploring body music and dance of breath, intertwining paths and knowledge.

She’s been dancing and studing tango since few years.

Nina Krook

Nina

Teacher and founder of “Tangokoulu oy” school in Helsinki

I started dancing ballroom dances age 7
1995 10-dance Finish Professional Ballroom exam
1997 International Professinal exam Latin Member (IDTA, international dance teacher association)
Teaching and dancing tango over 20 years
First Tango (Argentino) school in Finland
Specialtes: Technique tango salon, close and open style, tango nuevo

Andrea

Andrea

Italian teacher

Have been dancing tango for about nine years, studying with passion with various teachers including Emmanuelle Ponthieux y Luca Giacomoni, Alberto Colombo y Mariela Samethband, Sebastian Arce y Mariana Montes, Sebastian Jimenez y Maria Ines Bogado, Sergio Natario, Pablo Veron, Diego Benavidez y Natasha Agudelo, Claudio Forte y Barbara Carpino, Miguel Angel Zotto y Daiana Guspero, Roberta Fersi, Alejandra Mantinan y Aoniken Quiroga.
In 2015 he achieved the diploma “MIDAS (Italian Master of Sport Dance) of argentinian Tango.

Tango is not male, is couple: fifty percent men and fifty percent women.
Emotion, energy, breathing, hug, palpitation.
A virtuous circle that allows improvisation.

PRICES

ALL INCLUSIVE OFFERTS

From 18th to 26th of June.

All prices are per person in a double room in EURO.

NO VISA is required!

Full offer

595 €

instead of

630 €

Early birds offer!!!

FULL PAYMENT IN ADVANCE!

Offer only milongas without lessons

550 €

instead of

580 €

Early birds offer!!!

FULL PAYMENT IN ADVANCE!

FINLANDS or RUSSIANS can book part of the holiday.
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The offer includes

6 nights in Hotels*** in double room:

(18,19, 20 Helsinki – 22, 23 St. Petersburg – 25 Helsinki)

 

Transfer from Helsinki airport to Nukksio Hotel and from Nuuksio Hotel the port

Round trip night transfer by cabin with the Ferryboat of St. Peter Line from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg (days 21, 24)

Breakfast, morning/evening sauna, buffet dinner (Nuuksio Hotel)

All Lessons

All Milongas

We highly recommend double room

The offer doesn’t include

Drinks at meals

Extra transfers between S. Isaac square (stop of the bus from and to the seaport) and Saint Petersburg Hotel; transfer in Saint Petersburg and between seaport and Helsinki Hotel (on 25th June).
Transfers will be organised by our Team

Surcharges

Tourist tax if required in Helsinki an Saint Petersburg

Single room supplements

External participants

Night Milongas 6 € each one

Single lessons (1 hour) 10 € per person, Musicality lesson (2 hours and half) 15 € per person

For private lessons ask directly to teachers

The Russian exchange is favourable to Europeans, as 1 Euro is worth around 77 rubles.
A milonga in Saint Petersburg costs on average 250 rubles, that is 3 euro.
Saint Petersburg is cheap for Europeans.

HOW TO REACH US

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

Contact information

Phone numbers:

Luca: +39 3711413397

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Email:
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How to get to Finland

By airplane

There are 27 airports in Finland, five of which have regular international flight services. The main gateway is the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport. The northernmost airport is in Ivalo in Lapland, approximately 250 kilometres above the Arctic Circle.

The best way to book online is search a flight in these web sites:

The Ferryboat from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg has:

Cabin 9 sqm, inside cabins B2 (2 beds) or inside cabins B4 (4 beds), with air conditioning, toilet/shower.

NO VISA IS REQURED FOR THE TRIP IN RUSSIA!

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR VISITORS WITHOUT VISA

  1. The return journey must be made within 72 hours of arrival in St. Petersburg
  2. Passport validity and with a remaining validity of at least six months beyond the date of departure from Russia

The city of Helsinki offers a free WLAN-service for residents and travellers alike. No passwords or registration required. Just look for “Helsinki City Open WLAN” from the available networks. The following map shows the outdoor hotspots around Helsinki.

FREE Wi-Fi MAP

Helsinki City MAP

Helsinki City Card

Saint Petersburg City MAP

If you need to get themselves to the Nuuksio Hotel, you can check these links:

Our partner in some logistics services of transport and some hotels is the Nordic Light Travel tour operator.

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