Faculty-Led: Business & Economics of Estonia

11 Days- Tallinn, Estonia + Helsinki, Finland

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Guided walking tour ofTallinn
    • Visit Raekoja Square, the town hall, Nevsky Church & Toompea Castle
  • Visit the office of the American Chamber of Commerce in Tallinn
  • Visit Enterprise Estonia
  • Visit a local start-up company
  • Visit a local travel/tourism company
  • Take a ferry ride to Helsinki, Finland
  • Visit the Helsinki Cathedral, Temppeliaukio, Senate Square & Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
  • Visit a local manufacturing company
  • Visit the Skype headquarters
  • Visit a local healthcare company
  • Visit a local hotel
  • Visit to Lahemaa National Park
  • Visit Lahemaa National Park
  • Visit Rakvere Fortress
  • Guided tour of Kohtla Mine


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 – Flight to Estonia

Depart for Tallinn

Day 2 – Tallinn Arrival and City Tour

Upon arrival, you will meet your Program Leader and transfer to your hotel. After checking in at your hotel, you will take a guided walking tour through the medieval town of Tallinn. You'll learn about the history of the capital and see why the Old Town is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll see Raekoja square, the town hall (which is the oldest in the Baltic region), Nevsky Church and Toompea Castle.

Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening.

Day 3 – American Chamber of Commerce in Tallinn

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll visit the office of the American Chamber of Commerce in Tallinn to learn about their initiatives to assist American businesses in Estonia.

This afternoon, you’ll visit Enterprise Estonia, whose mission is to increase foreign investment in the country.

Day 4 – Business/Industry Visits in Tallinn

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll visit a local start-up company, speaking with employees and gaining insight into their business.

In the afternoon, you'll visit a local company in the travel/tourism sector.

Day 5 – Helsinki, Finland

After breakfast at your hotel, your bus will pick you up and take you to the ferry terminal. From there you'll take an express ferry to Helsinki, Finland. (The ferry ride is approximately 2 hours.)

Upon arrival, your bus will pick you up at the ferry terminal and transfer you to the hotel.

This afternoon, you'll see the unique blend of design and architecture of the Finnish capital, from the neo classical Helsinki Cathedral to the modern Temppeliaukio "rock church" which is carved into the rock in the heart of the city. You'll see the palatial government buildings in Senate Square and take a ferry to visit the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.

Enjoy your group dinner tonight.

Day 6 – Helsinki

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll have the day free to explore Helsinki before returning to Tallinn in the early evening.

Day 7 – Business/Industry Visits in Tallinn

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll visit a local manufacturing company for a tour, presentation, and Q & A session.

This afternoon, you'll visit the headquarters of Skype, speak with employees and gain insight into their business.

Day 8 – Business/Industry Visits

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll visit a local healthcare company and a local hotel to learn about their business practices.

Day 9 – Lahemaa National Park, Rakvere Fortress, & Kohtla Mine

After breakfast at your hotel, your bus will pick you up and you'll head towards Kohtla Mine. You'll make a stop at Lahemaa National Park to see the natural beauty of the Estonian countryside. You'll then visit the Rakvere Fortress, built by the Livonian Order, to get a taste of medieval life with demonstrations of medieval craftsmanship, sports and even an onsite cafe with medieval recipes.

In the afternoon, you'll take an underground tour of Kohtla Mine and learn more about one of Estonia's most important mineral exports, oil shale, before returning to Tallinn.

Day 10 – Business/Industry Visits in Tallinn

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll visit a local start-up company and/or a company in the advertising/marketing sector.

You will enjoy a free afternoon before gathering together for a farewell dinner

Day 11 – Departure

You will have breakfast at your hotel before check out and departure for your flight home.





OUR PRICE GUARANTEE

We know how hidden costs can ruin a program. Our tours are fully inclusive; there are no hidden costs or surcharges.
Once your group enrolls in a trip, the price will never change. Here is what you will get on every trip:



Customization

Every single tour that we operate is unique and tailored for your group.

Private Tours

We do not combine your tour group with others.

Online Planning

Take advantage of our innovative tools to make organizing your trip a breeze.

Flexible Payments

We offer a variety of online, scheduled and recurring payment options.

Affordability & Quality

We focus on providing the best experience with the best value for your dollar.

Chaperones travel for free!

Just tell us how many free places you need.

Medical & Trip Delay Insurance

ETA includes up to $50,000 per person in medical coverage and insurance protection for travel delays.

Optional Trip Cancellation Insurance

This even includes a "cancel for any reason" option.

24 Hour Support

We have staff available 24/7 via phone for any emergency.

Full-time Tour Manager

ETA's professional Tour Manager will be with you throughout your trip.

Air, Land & Water Transportation

We include all transportation... to, from and during your trip.

Accommodations

Hotel, homestay and/or hostel options are customized according to your preferences, itinerary and budget.

Sightseeing & Entrance Fees

If it is included in your itinerary, any fees and/or tickets are covered.

Meals

You choose which meals are included in your program.