Day 1: Tallinn. Arrival
Arrival in Tallinn, the Estonian capital. After being greeted by your tour guide, you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel. The way there is already as a small tour that ends in front of the hotel. Check in at Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Tallinn. City tour
Our guide will meet you at your hotel after breakfast to take you for a 3-hour private walking tour of Tallinn. Take a walk through the beautifully walled-in Old Town. Here you will find lots of worth seeing sights, such as Town Hall, Lower Town and Upper Town, Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Olympic Village. In the afternoon - trip to the baroque Palace Kadriorg, which Peter the Great has built in 1718 as a summer residence. Today the castle is the Museum of Foreign Art. The evening is free to explore Tallinn at leisure. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Tallinn.
Day 3: Day Trip to Lahemaa National park (approx. 100 Km)
Our guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you for a delightful day trip to Lahemaa national park. You will travel to the largest national park in Estonia, with unspoiled landscapes and beautiful views of the Baltic coast and forests. Visit a romantic captains' village of Käsmu, extraordinary bog landscape with many lakes, explore the Palmse and Sagadi Manors, which have both been beautifully restored to give you an insight into upper-class 18th-century life in Estonia. It is a great way to see what lies outside of Tallinn and enjoy some of the beautiful scenery this country has to offer. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Tallinn.
Day 4: Boat trip to the island Naissaar
Naissaar (Women’s Island, form. Nargen) is a historical site for piracy, former military base and today’s nature reserve in a close proximity to Tallinn Old Town. Here you can explore the sights, which include artillery stations, a Soviet sea-mine factory, abandoned fishermen village site, a still operational former mine-factory railway, museum and a church. Tour includes guided truck tour and lunch (on the way back) will be served on board.
On the Island of Naissaar there are over 10 abandoned military fortresses since 1730. Today the island is known for its untouched forests and beaches, lighthouses, working narrow-gauge railway and a rich heritage. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Tallinn.
Day 5: Day tour to Tartu (approx. 430 Km)
Today is dedicated for a sightseeing tour to Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia and the oldest in the Baltic countries. Tartu is a university town and a city of youth! The time-honoured university, museum-rich and hanseatic city of Tartu lies on the banks of the River Emajõgi. Tartu is a modern city with a rich historical heritage and culture and many sights. On the way, back visit to the Alatskivi castle and a village on the Lake Peipus - Mustvee with the Museum of Old Believers. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Tallinn.
Day 6: Tallinn – Haapsalu – Paldiski – Tallinn (approx. 230 Km)
Drive to Haapsalu. Visit the historical castle ruins and the beautiful beach promenade. Travel further to Paldiski. On the way we visit the imposing monastery ruins of Padise whose builders was Cistercian monks in the 13th century. Then we visit the small town on a peninsula Paldiski. Paldiski was cut off from the world during the Soviet times due to its military use. The town opened up in 1994 after the Red Army left quite quickly leaving plenty behind to discover even decades later. Aside the crumbling barracks, the Pakri peninsula on which Paldiski sits is worth visiting for its striking natural beauty and rare wildlife. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Tallinn.
Day 7: Tallinn – Pärnu – Island Kihnu – Tallinn (approx. 360 km)
Today visit the busiest seaside resort Parnu, famous for its mineral mud baths. Discover the city: the Red Tower, the oldest building in Parnu, which originally served as a corner tower with a medieval wall, the Old town Hall, white and yellow classical building, built in 1788, Baroque Lutheran Church of St. Elizabeth and the Orthodox Church of St. Catherine. After exploring Pärnu, continue to Munalaiu. You will take a ferry from Munalaiu to Kihnu. Kihnu is a small island with a strong spirit. Originating from seal hunters and fishermen, Kihnu traditional culture is listed by UNESCO and widely loved among visitors from all over the world looking to explore Kihnu’s colourful village life. During the tour you will visit the museum, the lighthouse, a courtyard where the local culture is maintained and many other things, that the wonderful island of Kihnu has to offer. After visiting, travel back to Tallinn. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Tallinn.
Day 8: Tallinn. Departure.
Spend the morning at your leisure. Our driver will pick you up for the transfer to the Airport.
We will gladly make you a personal offer for your tour with a detailed program, based on your preferences.
Following services will be included to this tour:
7x accommodation with breakfast in a 3* Star centrally located Hotel
English speaking guide as per itinerary
Ride in a modern bus as per itinerary (alternatively - Car Rental)
Transfers from/to the airport (or pick-up and drop-off of the rental car at the airport)
Boat trip including a local guide and lunch
Farewell dinner in a medieval restaurant (3-course menu)