Set out from Tallinn on a day trip to Paldiski, a former Soviet naval base known for its spectacular coastal limestone cliffs. A local guide with show you around this once closed military town, providing insight into its fascinating history. Along the way you'll visit an old prison quarry and Estonia's third largest waterfall, as well the stunning Keila-Joa Manor—known for it's Neo Gothic style of architecture. You'll even have an opportunity to explore the cockpit of a plane once belong to Soviet military.
Lahemaa National Park, just east of Tallinn, is a place with breathtaking landscapes and unspoilt nature. You can find beautiful peninsulas and bays, forests and beaches, waterfalls and bogs seasoned with rich cultural history. This day trip is perfect for spending a day out of Tallinn.The first stop on the way is Jägala waterfall, after which the tour will visit Sagadi Manor, where you can learn about the legacy of German land-owners living in the Estonian countryside for centuries. You will then visit Altja village which is unique as it represents the architecture of our fishing villages as they were before the estblishment of coastal border zone during the Soviet times. You have time for a walk by the seaside and Altja tavern is open for tasting traditional Estonian farm food.Last thing on the tour is picturesque walk in Viru bog. You will go on the boardwalk leading to observation tower where you can admire how the unique vegetation is contrasting the clear bog pools.
Nicknamed the ‘summer capital’, Pärnu is one of Estonia’s most popular beach towns and lies just two hours’ drive from Tallinn. On this full-day tour, explore the atmospheric Old Town of Pärnu on a guided walking tour, admire the town’s medieval monuments and traditional wooden buildings, and enjoy free time to browse the shops or visit the beach. A typical Estonian lunch is also included.
If you want to cover the two main attractions of Tallinn – its romantic Old Town as well as the nature and greenery outside the city; then this day trip from Tallinn is made especially for you. Start the day with a drive outside the city and have a hike in the nature to experience the vast open landscape and unique environment of Estonian bogs. Admire the contrast between the yellowish-golden bog plants and the bog pools that on a sunny day have a perfect reflection of the blue sky and clouds above. Enjoy the surrounding silence and take time out from the rest of the world for a while.Once you have filled your lungs with clean fresh air, get back to Tallinn where the morning rush has calmed down, leaving the streets more empty and easier to walk. Have a guided 1.5 hour Old Town sightseeing tour, covering all the main attractions, and learn about the history of Estonia. Explore the cobbled streets and colourful houses and enjoy the view over the red rooftops from the viewing platforms
Being a private tour, it’s built around your interests. You’ll have the freedom to decide on every part of your journey or just relax and enjoy one of the attractions along the way.We are going to explore Western-Estonia today during one of these day trips from Tallinn. The main draws for western Estonia are nature, the Paldiski area, Noarootsi Peninsula and resort town of Haapsalu boasting cute wooden architecture and oodles of summer concerts and outdoor terraces.There are many interesting cultural and nature sites to stop along the route. Like the calm and friendly small town of Haapsalu, Noarootsi peninsula with untouched nature and Scandinavian feel, limestone cliffs in Paldiski and a beautiful waterfall near Tallinn.
This private hiking trip takes you to see and experience nature of Estonia. The main draws for northern Estonia are the Lahemaa National Park and Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve. Both of them are located close to Tallinn. Perfect for a day trip out of Tallinn, Lahemaa national park serves as an authentic taster of natural and cultural landscapes in Estonia. The hike in the National Park is 2 or 5 km long and can be completed on a boardwalk.Located south of the national park, the large forested Kõrvemaa area is a home to moose, wild boars, brown bears, lynxes, foxes an other wild animals. Many hiking trails combine so many different landscapes that it seems like you travel through different countries. Here you can wander across the wooden trails in local bogs, climb the hills and go hiking on sandy roads in the wilderness. There are over 100 different lakes in Kõrvemaa alone. The hike will take up to 3 hours and require moderate physical preparation.
Be the boss of your own adventure. Spend a day rediscovering the history which was supposed to be forgotten. Experience the diverse past of the Women’s island, which combines beautiful wildlife with breathtaking views and the most exciting pieces of history. You can choose between 3 routes with hidden gems: • A humble hiking trail (6 km) to explore the history of the coastal people. You will visit the scenic Hülkar tip, search for the ruins of the battery no. 4, and walk back to the harbor through Männiku village where you can see the island's life today. • A long hiking trail (11 km) that runs from Hülkar tip along the coast up to Naissaare Church and Cemetery. The trail passes through a forest and ends up in a former top-secret Soviet military base. • A hiking trail for cyclists (13 km) through a primeval forest road that winds up at the Naissaare lighthouse where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the island. It is highly recommended to use a rental bike or bring your own*.
If you want to have a nice and quiet day away, then visiting Rapla is exactly what you should do! We will walk with nice slow pace. We will have plenty of time for coffee brake and lunch. Rapla is not well known in touristic circles, so there will be no big herds waiting for you. Just a everyday life of a small but lovely local city.If open it is also possible to visit The Rapla County Centre for Contemporary art. There is a small ticket fee (not included in the tour price!).
Escape the hustle and bustle of Estonia's capital city with a drive to the western part of the country. This full-day tour gives you an insider's perspective on the Estonian culture and history of the area, including Haapsalu, a seaside resort town. You also see abandoned Russian artillery and a striking waterfall. Round-trip transportation is included from the cruise-ship port or your hotel (select Tallinn properties).
I am very proud of my country and wish to share my feelings with newcomers. Estonia is also represented as E-stonia, as we are strong in recycling and nature preservation. Lahemaa national park is the best representative of our efforts for this. By the way, It is the first national park of Estonia and the whole Soviet Union. It accumulates not also great variety of nature but local seamen villages and nobility manors. On our way to Lahemaa we will make brief stops at burial mounds of 800bc, waterfall, windmill, cozy stronghold.
Travel deep into the Seto culture. Seto culture, influenced by both Eastern and Western culture, is unique and has a lot to offer. Tour through Setomaa, experience the border location by driving along the border of Estonia and Russia. We'll even drive through some Russian territory! Experience the life of Setos before and now, get to know the culture and talk to local people. Get dressed as a Seto! Try the local food, meet the local people.Your experienced guide shares information about the area’s unique culture and history along the way. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
All included sightseeing tour supported by a private vehicle and a professional local guide. See lesser-visited attractions as well as Tallinn's top sights Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from the port Timed to meet your ship's arrival and departure Private tour for a more personal experience
Raplamaa is not yet popular with tourists so it will be nice and quiet here. Also there is no other restaurant like study-restaurant "Thirsday" in Estonia . So it will be a unique experience. Relaxing walk in Kehtna and Rapla will give a different view of Estonia. So don´t miss it!The restaurant is open only on these datest and during these times:05.03.2020 11:00 - 14:00 Menu "Hot and cold"19.03.2020 11:00 - 14:00 Menu "Food and Football"09.04.2020 16:00 - 20:00 Menu "Best of the best from 2019/2020)Food and drinks are not included in the tour because prices vary from menu to menu. Menus might not suite special diets!P.S. Booking conformation is not automatic because I need to make sure they still have places left for us ;) The restaurant is very popular among locals.
Leave Tallinn behind on a day trip to Prangli Island, known for its rugged coastlines and rural landscape. Arrive via ferry and set out on a guided tour aboard an open-bed truck, taking in the surrounding scenery and local attractions like a museum showcasing islander history. Savor lunch at a seaside restaurant, meander along an unspoiled beach and simply enjoy the slower pace and relaxed way of life.
If your goals is to get an overview of Tallinn, its surroundings, coasts and top attractions, this tour is perfect for you. Start with discovering Tallinn’s jewel and main highlight – the Medieval Old Town. Together with colourful legends, we will introduce you to the gabled houses, churches and squares that developed here between the 13th and 15th centuries. The tour then continues to the leafy Kadriorg district. It is a park area that is home to amazing wooden villas, art museums and a baroque palace built for Russian Tsar Peter the Great. It continues onward to the Pirita beach area, where you will get a glimpse of the mysterious ruins of a 15th-century convent and the city’s soviet-era TV tower. After lunch break you will visit the Open Air Museum in Viimsi which is a complex of seaside-farmhouses over 150 years old, which is located in a picturesque coastal village. It is a relaxing location and the best place to admire the famous silhouette of Tallinn.
Women’s Island was a popular outing destination prior to World War 2, and home to the Aibofolk. The Soviet Army then occupied the island and turned it into a secluded military base. Explore the sights from the Soviet military period and remnants of pre-war life.Depart for a 1-hour boat voyage from historic Lennusadam, passing sights such as Katherina Keys, Bald Island, and Midshallows Lighthouse.A 1.5 hour adventure will be awaiting you on the island. Majority of the tour is covered on a military truck and a small portion on foot. You have an amazing opportunity to visit an abandoned sea mines stockyard that was once a top-secret Soviet military base. Afterwards the tour will take you to the Fire Boulder, that has a thrilling tale to tell. As a final step we will visit a sanctuary for the native people of the island, where you will learn about the exciting past of the former habitants. At the end of your tour you can take some time to wander on the beach and enjoy a buffet lunch.
Start your day of adventure by departing from the historic Lennusadam port. From here you will hop aboard your boat and enjoy a 1-hour scenic boat voyage. Take the opportunity to have a selfie with your Captain whilst steering the wheel and look out over the great views of Katherina Keys, Bald Island and, Midshallows Lighthouse.After enjoying your morning coffee at sea, we begin our tour in the back of army trucks which will take us back in time. Once you’ve reached to fortress ruins, you will enjoy a 1.5km walk through wild forest trails showcasing three different imperial fortifications. You will also delve into underground tunnels and end the hike with a visit to the lighthouse where you can admire breathtaking views of the mysterious Naissaar.Take a break from your adventure for a nice and relaxing trip to a beautiful sandy beach. End your trip with a large buffet lunch and a scenic voyage back to the port of your original meeting.
Märjamaa is an undiscovered tourism treasure chest! You´ll see places that are not in the main tours for visitors of Estonia. No matter the subject or stop - I promise, I will keep it interesting! You will also have plenty of time for photos and looking around. Tour will also include a small picnik basket with local foods to try. Feel free to ask me to include one more stop to the tour. What more would you like to see - mansion, another lovely nature spot, church etc?
Being a private tour, it’s built around your interests. You’ll have the freedom to decide on every part of your journey or just relax and enjoy one of the attractions along the way.We are going to explore north-eastern parts of Estonia during this day-trip. The main draws for north-eastern Estonia are the towns of Narva and Narva-Jõesuu on the border to Russia and industrial landscapes mixed with the newest national park in Estonia. There are many interesting sites to stop along the route between Tallinn and Narva. Like the fifth largest town in Estonia - Rakvere, the newest member of Estonian National Park family - Alutaguse National Park, one of the more idyllic beach settings - Narva-Jõesuu beach. Narva itself is a melting pot of Estonian and Russian cultures and a great place to stop and relax. Narva these days presents examples of classical Soviet-era architecture with some exciting contemporary developments.
Helsinki is a modern, pocket-sized European city known for design and high technology. Helsinki’s attractive and unique character comes from its proximity to the sea, as well as its location between the East and the West.We use our creativity and knowledge to adjust the tour according to your interests and preferences, the party size and the weather conditions; so you will get the best of Helsinki Highlights.