Finland : July 17 - 26, 2022

      Helsinki, Finland

      Bookbag Tours
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      123 reviews
      Jul 17 - 26, 2022
      Group size: 25 - 30
      Finland : July 17 - 26, 2022
      Helsinki, Finland

      Bookbag Tours
      • Email address verified
      123 reviews

      Jul 17 - 26, 2022
      Group size: 25 - 30

      About this trip

      Note** Itinerary Subject to Change** 

      Learn about the most highly rated Education System in the entire world as a professional development opportunity while enjoying a scenic canal cruise and a trip to the medieval city of Estonia. Explore Finland’s wondrous wilderness, celebrated cities, and superior schools on this trip. 

      During the visit, you will visit a preschool/daycare and receive formal professional development at the Finnish National Agency for Education for three days from Petteri Elo. 

      Since Finnish schools are on the same schedule as American schools, you will get to meet Finnish teachers at the PD sessions and will have time to talk and ask about their teaching practices, methods, or the challenges they face during their daily work.

      PD CertificatIon Given: 25 hours of Professional Development

      Questions? Visit our Bookbag Tours FAQ page.


      Shaunda Wasik

      Petteri Elo

      What’s included

      • 20+ PD Hours
        20+ Professional Development
      • Hotel
        Hilton on the Strand
      • Breakfast
        Breakfast every morning
      • Summit Dinner
        Conclusive Summit Dinner at end of PD Trip
      • Walking Tour of Helsinki
      • Background Check
      • Helsinki Pass
        A two day pass to visit the sites of Helsinki
      • Ground Transportation
        All Ground Transportation in country transportation - Does not include taxi's.
      • Estonia
        Day trip to Estonia
      • Book
        All Teachers will receive a copy of Angela Watson's new book "Fewer Things, Better: The Courage to Focus on What Matters Most"
      • The BBT Team
        Your amazing Trip Leaders, your Professional Development facilitators, our Trip Managers, and our On-Site and Off-Site Team members!

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        Airfare is not included
      • Optional Side Trips
        You will have a list of optional side trips for an additional fee, which will be available in February.
      • Tips and Gratuities

      Available Packages

      Trip with Shared room

      Full Package described with a Shared Room.

      Deposit: $300
      Trip with Private Hotel Room

      Full Package described with a Private Room.

      Deposit: $300
      A. Lemmer

      Just for Allie Lemmer


      Nancy H only 


      Available options

      Half Day Nuuksio National Park
      Forest Fun: Treetop Adventure Experience
      Extra Night Hotel Shared
      Extra Night Hotel Private
      Tip for Petteri


      July 17th - Arrival Day
      Check in day

      Settle into the hotel and get familiar with the beautiful city of Helsinki.

      Orientation at 3 PM.

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      Australia was my first BBT trip and I could not have asked for a better experience. Jeremy, Paula, and Fairlie were incredible leaders, and were so easy to communicate with throughout the entire trip. There was a great balance of sightseeing/free exploration time in both Sydney and Airlie Beach, and then we couldn't have gotten a better hometown welcome while visiting Bowen. We spent 3 days visiting schools and making connections with so many educators. Truly an unforgettable trip!
      By Joanna R for Australia: July 6-19, 2024 on Jul 23, 2024
      Where do I start? This trip, much like my trip to Kenya last year, was incredible! I will travel with BBT every year! Best experience, hands down. Kenny and Logan did an amazing job pairing Kimberly and Tracy to lead our group! They definitely made the difference. Kenya is already full of beautiful cultural heritage and people and scenery and wildlife, but the leaders added a unique flair. I’m so ready for my next trip!
      By Torrence W for Kenya: July 2-13, 2024 on Jul 22, 2024
      Amazing trip! The accommodations were awesome and I appreciate all the planning that went in to making sure everyone had a great experience. Thank you!
      By Emily W for Kenya: July 2-13, 2024 on Jul 22, 2024
      This was a bucket list trip for my husband and myself. We saw & learned about so many things in each of the countries we visited. The food was fabulous, everything was well organized, we met great people. We highly recommend this. It definitely won’t be our last trip! Kenny and all the leaders were great. It was such a fun time.
      By Brenda B for Greek Isles: Mediterranean Cruise July 1 - 12, 2024 on Jul 21, 2024
      Amazing trip!
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