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In order to make you and your accompanying persons visit to ECCB2018 as enjoyable as possible, accompanying guests of the congress will have the opportunity to register for several tours which will give the opportunity to enjoy different places of this beautiful Jyväskylä. You have change to learn about the history and architecture of the campus and city of Jyväskylä. Some of the exciting elements of the programme are detailed below.  Please note the information will be updated on this website as further details become available. 

Serlachius Museums in Mänttä on Wednesday 13th of June

Description: A full-day tour to the small town of Mänttä approximately one hour drive from Jyväskylä to enjoy art, culture and delicious food. We will take guided tours in the Serlachius Museums which originate from well-known art collector Gösta Serlachius’s life work. The Gösta Museum showcases contemporary art, as well as the pearls of the Golden Age of Finnish art. The Gustaf Museum is located in the former head office of the historical forest combine G.A. Serlachius Ltd. and there one can acquaint oneself with the colorful history and magnificent architecture of the building. In Restaurant Gösta we will have a delicious lunch made from local high-quality summer season products. On the way back to Jyväskylä, we will visit in the Old Church of Petäjävesi, the UNESCO World Heritage Church renowned worldwide as a masterpiece of Nordic log construction.
Cost: The price is 165 €/person, including entrance to the museums, guiding in English, lunch and bus transportation. Minimum 8 and maximum 15 participants.
Schedule: Full-day tour on Wednesday 13th of June. Departure at 9 AM from Jyväskylä and return at 6.30 PM.
Registration: Registration and payment through the online congress participation registration form.

Architectural highlights by Alvar Aalto

Description: Jyväskylä is the home town of the internationally renowned architect and designer Alvar Aalto. We will offer a guided few kilometer walking tour in the center of Jyväskylä to visit buildings designed by Aalto. The tour will end to the Alvar Aalto Museum and to the Café Alvar, where we will enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of delicious cake. There is also an opportunity to explore the Museum independently.
Cost: The price is 40 €/person, including guiding in English, entrance to the Museum and coffee with a cake. Minimum 5 and maximum 30 participants.
Schedule: 2,5 hour walking tour on Thursday 14th of June. Departure from the Compass Square in the parade within walking distance from the congress center.
Registration: Registration and payment through the online congress participation registration form.

Do-it-yourself activities

Prices are for 2017 and may be subjected to change. Booking directly to the service provider, note the discount with the conference name badge.

The Lake Päijänne cruises (m/s Rhea): Jyväskylä harbour is just a few hundred meters from the congress centre. There are several options for cruises on the Lake Päijänne. Because lakes cruises are more pleasant when the sun is shining, we feel that it is better that you book your own trip when the weather is good, rather than attending a cruise on a fixed date with unknown weather. We have negotiated 20% discount, which you get when you show your name badge when buying the ticket. English information is available: m/s Rhea (discount price 18 €). 

Lunch cruise on a steamboat (s/s Suomi): Lunch cruise on the steamboat s/s Suomi to the beautiful archipelago of the Lake Päijänne. Tuesday to Saturday. Departure from Jyväskylä harbour at 2 PM, duration 3 hours. Lunch buffet on board. Price 2017: adult 26 € (with lunch 47 €), child under 12 years 10 € (with lunch 20 €), family ticket (2 adults and 1‒2 children under 12 yrs. 94 € (includes lunch). We have negotiated 15% discount to the above prices, which you get when you show your name badge when buying the ticket. Traditional Finnish lunch with local ingredients. Menu will be updated later. More info can be found here.

Summer Evening Cruise on the Lake Päijänne (s/s Suomi): Enjoy the atmosphere and onboard buffet dinner of a genuine steamboat s/s Suomi. Tuesday to Saturday. Departure from Jyväskylä harbour at 6 PM, duration 3 hours. Price: adult 28 € (with dinner 52 €), children under 12 yrs 10 € (with dinner 20 €). We have negotiated 15% discount to the above prices, which you get when you show your name badge when buying the ticket. Traditional Finnish dinner with local ingredients. Menu will be updated later. More info can be found here.

Society jams on Wednesday 13th of June: Young rockers and old hippies can dedicate one late evening for live music and jamming (open stage). Live Music Club Poppari is situated downtown, only 800 m from the conference center, and reserved for the congress participants 21–03. Poppari offers PA- and monitoring systems, amplifiers, microphones, drums, piano, keyboards, bass and guitars (see more details here). We will bring a couple of extra acoustic guitars, but you can also bring your own instruments. If you are interested in having a larger band act, please contact atte.komonen@jyu.fi beforehand, so that we can set up the stage accordingly.
Cost: Free entrance!
Location: Poppari’s street address is Puistokatu 2–4, but most of the GPS navigation apps will find the exact place by using address Ilmarisenkatu 3.