Group 2

Names: Cristina Vilarroya, Lali Rossy and Marta Pericas

Captain: Cristina Vilarroya

Girls, our trip begins on the 11 of July and takes the end on 27 of July. We are going to visit some countries in the Eastern Europe, but which ones? Vote here

Cristina: looks up information about history and culture (music, traditions, religion, etc.).

Marta: looks up information about leisure activities and sights.

Lali: looks up information about transport (how to get there and around- include plane tickets) and lodging (include hostel/hotel,etc "bill") and other uselful information (visas, vaccinations,weather, etc.)

Hi girls I'm MIRIAM !!!!!! I need to know: When do you arrive in Kyto?? you have to land in the airport Osaka we change a little be the itenerary so please answer me as soon as possible !! Thanks :)

UPPSALA

Our trip begins at Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala is the fourth largest city of Sweden.

In Uppsala we can find the oldest centre of higher education: Uppsala University, founded in 1477.

Uppsala was originally situated a few kilometers to the north, at a place now known as Gamla Uppsala, but nowadays it is situated where then it was called Östra Aros.

About climate it is quite good: cold winters and warm summers.

The krona (SEK)has been the currency of Sweden since 1873. (1 euro = 8,7783 SEK).

And also we have to mention that the Fyris River divides the city into two different parts.

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Hope you enjoy visiting Uppsala!

-Plans and tours:

  1. DAY 1, 11 of July: We are landing in Arlanda airport at 8 o’clock in the evening and we will catch a bus to take us to the Uppsala hotel. Arriving at the Hotel Fyrislund we are going to have dinner and go to sleep. See the hotel's webpage. And every meal during these days are included in the price.

  2. DAY 2, 12 of July: In the morning we are taking a bus from the Hotel to Uppsala University and after visiting the University we are going to go to the Botanical Garden of Uppsala, where we're going to eat some sandwiches. The Botanical garden is the oldest botanical garden in Sweden. It was founded in 1655, by Olof Rudbeck medicinee's teacher.The garden was used to teach botany and pharmacy students. In the afternoon we’re going for a walk trough the city center and see what beautiful is this city of Sweden and return to the Hotel for dinner.

  3. DAY 3,13 of July: We are going to get up early because we're visiting two landmarks in the morning: the Uppsala castle and the Uppsala cathedral. The construction of the cathedral began in the thirteenth century, and it took more than a century to complete. It was inaugurated in 1435 by Archbishop Olaus Laurentii.


    We'll return to the hotel, have lunch and have a rest. And after having a light snack we’re going to go to Stockholm by bus, which is 2 hours away.

BUS from Uppsala to Stockholm: 5,26€

Hotel: 2 nights+all meals included= 247.18€


Uppsala university
Uppsala university
Uppsla castle
Uppsla castle


STOCKHOLM

Stockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden and the official residence of the Swedish monarch.

There are two UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Stockholm area: The Royal Palace Drottningholm and the Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery).

The annual average temperature in Stockholm is about 7°C.
Sweden was Christianized from norse paganism in the 11th century. Since the 16th century Sweden has been predominantly Lutheran. Nowadays the constitution provides for freedom of religion. But the most part of population are agnostics.
Only 1 in 10 Swedes thinks religion is important in daily life.
The three main districts are: Gamla Stan which is mainly located on the island of Stadsholmen, Djurgården and Södermalm, a lively neighborhood.
It is a perfect town to enjoy some quiet and amazing days.

Flag of Sweden
Flag of Sweden
Stockholm
Stockholm



-Plans and tours:

  1. DAY 3, 13 of July: We arrive at the First Hotel Reisen by bus at half past seven, have supper and rest for hours. See the Hotel here This hotel is 150 meters from the Royal Palace in Stockholm's Old Town. It offers excellent food, Wi-Fi and spa, gym and sauna.

  2. DAY 4,14 of July: In the morning we're visiting Gamla stan (we go by public transport), the medieval part of Stockholm. We have lunch in a restaurant (Fem Smâ Hus).Afterwards we're going to the Royal Palace and to the cathedral. With 608 rooms, the Royal Palace of Stockholm is the largest palace in the world. The palace was built on what was originally a medieval castle - TreKronor (Three Crowns), dating from the mid 13th century, which was destroyed by fire in 1697. Finally, we're returning to the hotel by bus at the evening.

  3. DAY 5, 15 of July: We're getting up early to go to the National Museum by bus. Then we're going to the humlegarden and we have lunch there. We're going to walk trough this amazing park and we're returning to the hotel in the afternoon to do the suitcases to leave the next day.
  4. DAY 6,16 of July: After having breakfast we will visit the Palace of Drottnigholm for two hours and the Skogskyrkogården, where we are going to have lunch. Drottningholm Palace is one of Sweden's royal palaces, the residence of the royal family. Part of the list of World Heritage sites by Unesco. Located in the town of Drottningholm, on the island Lovön. Originally built in the late sixteenth century, is a popular tourist destination. In the afternoon we are going by train to Helsinki. The train leaves at five o'clock and arrives to Helsinki at 9:55 in the evening. A car is going to get us to the hotel. And this car is included on the price of the train. See the train

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: 2,20€ for ticket x4 total: 8.80€

Hotel: 3 nights+breakfast: 357.32€

3 suppers at the Hotel: 93,90

Lunch at Fem Sma Hus: 35,55 per person

Train to Helsinki and car: 43,00

Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Skogskyrkogården
Skogskyrkogården

Pala of Drottningholm
Pala of Drottningholm

HELSINKI

Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland, located in the southern of Finland.

It has a humid continental climate influenced by the Baltic Sea and Gulf Stream.

The official languages are Finnish and Swedish and the biggest historical museum in Helsinki is the National Museum of Finland.

Helsinki was chosen for the Olympic Games of 1940, but the Second World War started and these Olympic Games were canceled. Instead, Helsinki was the place for the Olympic Games of 1952.

Helsinki is so much poblated. One of every four Finland lives in Helsinki.

We are going to visit the most beautiful parts in Helsinki.

-Plans and tours:

  1. DAY 6, 16 of July: We are arriving to the train station at 9:55 in the evening and a car is taking us to the Hotel. We are going to have dinner there and go to sleep.
  2. DAY 7, 17 of July: We are having breakfast in the hotel. We catch a taxi to go to the Serena Water Park in Espoo , it's really close to Helsinki. It's the largest park in the Nordic countries, with swimming pools, jacuzzis and waterslides. And you can have really fun in family.We are having lunch there. We return to the hotel in the evening.
  3. DAY 8, 18 of July:We are having breakfast in the hotel. Today we will go to the Olympic Stadium by bus.It was built in 1952 for the Olympic Games. Then we are going to the sports museum. We will have lunch in a restaurant near there. And then we will go by bus to the center to by some souvenirs.
  4. DAY 9, 19 of July: We get up early and have breakfast in the hotel. We are going to Linnanmäki. This amusement park has lots of roller-coaster and funny atractions, and at the night there are fireworks. We are going to stay all the day in this park.
  5. DAY 10, 20 of July: We are going to visit the Helsinki cathedral. The Helsinki Cathedral is an evangelical lutheran cathedral located in downtown Helsinki. After this visiting we are going to catch the flight to Greece at 14:30h because it's the only direct flight.The ticket costs 130€. And we are going to have lunch during the journey.


Helsinki Cathedral
Helsinki Cathedral

Linnanmaki, atraction's park
Linnanmaki, atraction's park

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Taxi: 15€x2 (total=30€)

Public transport: 2.20€x2 (total= 4,40€)

Hotel: 3 nights+breakfast= 316€

Lunch at restaurant: 28,98

Park: 33 euros an adult

Ticket to Greece: 130


ATHENS

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens, dominates the Attica region and is one of the oldest cities in the world, since its recorded history spans around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy. Athens became the capital of Greece in 1834, following Nafplion which was the provisional capital from 1829.

The most central and oldest in Athens are the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki immediately to the north of the Acropolis.

The most important museum of Athens is the National Archaeological Museum, the biggest archaeological museum in the country, and one of the most important internationally.

National Archaeological Museum
National Archaeological Museum

Greece
Greece


-Plans and tours:

  1. DAY 10, 20 of July: We will arrive at the Athens airport at 18:10h. and we will take a taxi to Pan Hotel where we will rest during these days in Greece. See hotel's webpage
  2. DAY 11, 21 of July: We are having breakfast in the hotel .Today we are visiting the National Archaeological Museum (by bus) then we are going to have mousakka that is a Greek local dish. It looks like the lasaña and is done of minced meat of lamb, aubergines and tomato and in the afternoon we are going to visit the Acropolis and the most important monument: the Parthenon. The Parthenon is one of the main are preserved Doric temples, built between 447 and 432 a. C., is dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena and is part of the Acropolis of Athens. We're returning to the hotel in the evening.

  3. DAY 12, 22 of July: We are having breakfast in the hotel and we are going to Adriano's Library by bus. It was an impressive building created to shelter the extensive collection of books that there was possessing the emperor Adriano. Surely we will buy a few sandwiches and we will take them in the National Garden. It is a precious garden with a surface of more than 160.000 square meters, the gardens receive more than 500 types different from plants and trees proceeding from the whole world. In the afternoon we will go to the center to buy some souvenirs.
  4. DAY 13, 23 of July: We are having breakfast in the hotel and we are going to the Kanellopoulos Museum, of course, by bus.It's a mansion from the 1884 , where the Kanellopoulos has an extensive collection , which was donated to the state in 1976 , the objects are from all the Greek periods.
  5. DAY 14, 24 of July: After having breakfast we are going to visit Zeus Olímpic's Temple which was a grand temple constructed between VIth and IInd century B.C. in honor the god Zeus Olimpic. We are going to eat at the hotel because we will be so tired, and then we can rest in the best parts of the Hotel during this afternoon.
  6. DAY 15, 25 of July: Today we're going to the Monastiraki Flea Market. We're going to a fast food restaurant, and in the afternoon we're returning to the hotel to make our suitcases to leave this magic city the next day.
  7. DAY 16, 26 of July: We're going to wake up early and have breakfast quickly, we're catching a flight to Kyoto at 8.30 in the Athens airport.

Public transport: 1,40€x5 total= 7€

HOTEL: 6 nights+breakfast= 689,60€

Taxi: 10€



Zeus olimpic's Temple, Olimpeion
Zeus olimpic's Temple, Olimpeion








Greece, Parthenon
Greece, Parthenon



Public transport: 1,40€

HOTEL: 6 nights+breakfast= 669,60€



BUS from Uppsala to Stockholm: 5,26€

Hotel: 2 nights+all meals included= 247.18€

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: 8.80€

Hotel: 3 nights+breakfast: 357.32€

3 suppers at the Hotel: 93,90€

Lunch at Fem Sma Hus: 35,55€ per person

Train to Helsinki and car: 43,00€

Public transport: 4.40€

Taxi: 30€

Hotel: 3 nights+breakfast= 316€

Lunch at restaurant: 28,98€

Park: 33€ an adult

Ticket to Greece: 130€

Public transport: 7€

HOTEL: 6 nights+breakfast= 669,60€


TOTAL: 2680.99€






CONCLUSION:

With this project we've learned a lot about the world and other cultures that we've never seen.

We have realised that we must use money properly because some things, like hotels or restaurants, are so expensive. We have learned to use the money in a sensible way.

We have also learned to work in group and to and to help each other.

We' ve also discovered a new world with thrilling adventures and so many beautiful places.

This project has been a way to realise how the world it is.