Event Location : TAMPERE / Finland
Tour Code: TFWJC / 2018
10 - 15 July 2018
WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS CHAMPS 2018
TAMPERE / FINLAND 10-15 JULY
More than 2,000 athletes and team officials from more than 180 countries will gather for the 16th World Junior Championships in Athletics. The 16,500 seats Ratina Stadium has regularly hosted age group championships most recently the European Under 23 event in 2013 to which we organised a group of fans, coaches and family supporters. Spectators will be able to see the world’s very best junior athletes in action. Tampere is Finland’s second largest city and its picturesque location between lakes Nasijarvi and Pyhajarvi offers an enjoyable European break combined with top class Junior athletics.
As the venue for the 2013 Under 23 European Junior Championships we are familiar with both the city and the Finnish Federation organisers and we have already secured sufficient well priced and well located accommodation for our group of fans and the friends, family and coaches of selected athletes whether British or from other countries too.
Final brochure information is available below. This gives full details of flight possibilities, accommodation options, event tickets and airport transfers with applicable per person prices.
Join us and enjoy top class junior athletics competition as part of an interesting summer break.
SCANDIC HOTEL 3* Superior
This hotel is on the fringe of the city centre and 400m from the station and main shopping area. Wooden floors, a mini fridge and TV are standard. There is a restaurant and bar. A breakfast buffet is served each morning. For relaxation, guests can try out the hotel’s 2 saunas. There is also a small swimming pool and a separate children’s pool. The hotel has offered us special rates that are subject to availability depending upon the time of booking. The stadium is a 1.4 km / 20 mins walk from the hotel.
4 nights – Single Room: £499 / Double Room: £319
5 nights – Single Room: £379 / Double Room: £379
6 nights – Single Room: £699 / Double Room: £439
7 nights – Single Room: £799 / Double Room: £499
KAUPPI HOTEL – 3*
Situated 15 mins walk from Tampere Central Station and the main street, Hämeenkatu this family run hotel offers free use of its pool and sauna facilities, a popular and generous breakfast buffet and free WiFi is available throughout the property. The Hotel Kauppi’s quiet rooms have a seating area and work desk as well as a microwave, refrigerator and tea/coffee maker. The hotel has a bar and restaurant. Surrounded by sports and recreational areas the Kauppakeskus Tullintori Shopping Centre is only 700m away. The stadium is 15 mins by a choice of buses from the hotel or a 2.5 km / 30 mins walk.
4 nights – Single Room: £439 / Double Room: £299
5 nights – Single Room: £519 / Double Room: £355
6 nights – Single Room: £599 / Double Room: £409
7 nights – Single Room: £679 / Double Room: £465
At this stage minimum duration is 4 nights, shorter durations are subject to availability
PACKAGE PRICES ABOVE INCLUDE:
Hotel Accommodation / Bed & Breakfast / T&FT staff co-ordination of transfers and event services during championships representation / T&FT GB Supporters shirt
There are no direct flights from the UK to Tampere (TMP) and the only regular reasonably priced connections depart London Heathrow with Finnair / BA via Helsinki (HEL) – with good connections the total flights journey time can be from 5 – 6 hours including transit in Helsinki. Early bookers could benefit from these services with competitive airfares. For other UK departure airports – or for late bookers dependent upon team selection – flights to / from Helsinki with return rail travel to / from Tampere from Helsinki Central rail station will either be the only option or most reasonably priced. Allowing up to 3 hours to fly to Helsinki and up 1 ½ -2 hours for the transit to the rail station to catch a train plus the 1 ¾ hrs train journey the total journey time is likely to be 6 ½ – 7 hours.
London Heathrow (direct) £ 179
London Heathrow (to Helsinki) £ 149
London Gatwick (via Riga) £ 209
Birmingham (via Frankfurt or Amsterdam) £ 229
Manchester (via Amsterdam) £ 229
Newcastle (indirect) £ 239
Edinburgh £ 239
Glasgow £ 239
Fares incl. hand luggage – from 8-10 kg per carrier. 23kg hold luggage is generally £50 – £ 60 per item
Airfares and seat availability are subject to change up until time of booking
Rail fares from Helsinki to / from Tampere cost from £ 20 – 25 pp each way
Category A – Main Stand Covered: £ 59 for 6 days / £ 15 per day
Category B – Back Straight: £ 45 for 6 days / £ 10 per day
Category C & D – Bends: £ 45 for 6 days / £ 10 per day
Ticket prices include handling fees
T&FT PRIORITY BOOKING AS AN IAAF AGENT