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Our most recommended Harju Day Trips

  • From Tallinn: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Helsinki

    1. From Tallinn: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Helsinki

    Don't miss the opportunity to explore beautiful Helsinki, one of the most liveable cities in Europe. Helsinki lies across the Gulf of Finland from Tallinn: an easy day trip by ferry to stroll around Helsinki’s historical city center and to try local food in cozy nice cafes and restaurants. Secure your place on the ferry with a convenient crossing time. Cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy seven hours to explore Helsinki independently. Tickets include entry on board and seating. You can spend your time on board visiting one of the restaurants, shopping at the Traveller Superstore, or enjoying the scenery of the archipelago passing by. It is about a 10-minute tram ride from the West Harbor Terminal to the city center of Helsinki. Depending on the chosen departure times you will have up to 10 hours to explore the city. Choose to upgrade to comfort class or the business lounge at booking. Wit...

    Very easy to redeem the ticket, very easy to find the gate. And the ship is incredibly huge! And so comfortable! Just one remark: the ship departed 15 minutes BEFORE the expected time. So be aware to be at least 30 minutes in advance otherwise you will miss he ferry!!

  • From Tallinn: Day Trip to Lahemaa National Park

    2. From Tallinn: Day Trip to Lahemaa National Park

    Experience the stunning natural beauty of Lahemaa National Park on this exciting, full-day tour. Drive for an hour from Tallinn to Lahemaa, stopping to admire Jägala Waterfall. Learn about Estonian rural life and native flora and fauna and discover more about the forests and their importance in Estonian culture and traditions whilst hiking the forest's Beaver Trail with your guide. Explore the seaside at Altia Village and discover pre-Soviet architecture in this quaint fishing village. Walk along the sandy beaches and if it's warm have a swim in the water. Head to a tavern for some tasty Estonian farm food. End your tour enjoying a walk with your guide in the Viru bog while listening to tales from Estonian folklore related to these fascinating wetlands.

    We had an enjoyable trip with Jaan. He is a friendly guide and knows his work well. He explained about things on the way to the Lahemaa, like how the life is for locals, what the history was. History of how Estonia came into being demographically as well as geologically. We found about a lot more than what we could not find in books about Estonia and the places we visited.

  • From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

    3. From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

    Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, lies across the Gulf of Finland from Helsinki: an easy day trip by ferry for those keen to experience its medieval charms. Secure your place on the ferry with a convenient crossing time. Cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy up to 10 hours to explore independently. Delve into Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and enjoy the museums, shops, and restaurants. Tickets include entry on board and seating. You can spend your time on board visiting one of the restaurants, shopping at the Traveller Superstore, or enjoying the scenery of the archipelago passing by. It is about a 20-minute walk from the Tallinn D-terminal to the old town, or you can take a taxi from the terminal building. You can also visit different museums like the KUMU art museum or the baroque architecture of the Kadriorg Palace. Depending on the chosen departures you will have up to 10 hours to explore ...

    Ferry was punctual and with a good mix of options on board that included a nice cafeteria, and a shopping zone.

  • Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

    4. Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

    The Tallinn city tour is a combined bus and walking tour in Tallinn. During the bus part of the tour, which lasts for 2 hours, you drive around the famous Old Town, and see the towers of the wall, the most famous ones are called Stout Margaret and Tall Herman. You also see the mighty wall of Toompea Castle on the hill, drive through the district of high tech architecture – Tallinn’s City. Lastly, you visit the districts of wooden architecture which Tallinn is famous for. See and learn about the history of the baroque style of Kadriorg Palace and the park which Peter the Great of Russia presented to his wife. Next continue the way to Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, a very important place for the people of Estonia, where the Estonia Song Festival is held every 5 years. The Festival Grounds are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following this, drive along the seaside and enjoy a picturesque vi...

    Our guide tailored the tour specifically for our group. She was knowledgeable about all the history of Tallin and I wonderful person to be with.

  • Naissaar Island Lighthouse and Underground Tunnel Tour

    5. Naissaar Island Lighthouse and Underground Tunnel Tour

    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 in the great views of Katherina Keys, Bald Island and, Midshallows Lighthouse. After enjoying your morning coffee break you will take a guided tour on a military truck safari. You will also enjoy a 1.5km walk. Visit the towering lighthouse and admire the beautiful views of Tallinn across the water. Follow your trip to the lighthouse with a trek through the wild forest trails, here you will be able to see fortress ruins and three different imperial fortifications. Whilst here you will also get to delve into underground tunnels! Take a break from your adventure for a nice and relaxing trip to a beautiful sandy beach. End your trip with a large lunch and a scenic voyage back to the port of your original meeting.

    Great day out. A little bit more informative on how the day’s supposed to go and what’s next would of been appreciated but aside from that a great day.

  • Naissaar: Soviet Military & Coastal Folk Heritage Day Trip

    6. Naissaar: Soviet Military & Coastal Folk Heritage Day Trip

    Naissaar Island was a popular outing destination prior to World War 2, and home to the Aibofolk (Swedish heritage islanders) who made their fortunes as pilots and seal hunters and enjoyed lucrative business with privateers. The Soviet army then turned the island 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 the historic Lennusadam, enjoying beautiful views while passing Katherina Keys, Bald Island, and Midshallows Lighthouse. You’ll have an amazing opportunity to visit an abandoned sea mine stockyard that was once a top-secret Soviet military base. The secrecy of the base was of utmost importance and is surrounded by double-wire fences guarded by bloodhounds. Afterwards, see the Fire Boulder, another of the island’s landmarks with a thrilling tale to tell. As a final stop, get a true...

  • Tallinn: Half-Day City Tour

    7. Tallinn: Half-Day City Tour

    The tour will consist of 2 components. After meeting at the port/hotel, you will have a panoramic trip by car/bus to Tallinn. From there, continue the tour of the Old Town on foot. During the drive, feel the pulse of everyday life. Discover the developing city and learn why it is convenient for living, discover how Tallinn's economy is developing and where the locals work and like to spend their free time. Visit Kadriorg Park, a summer residence for Russian emperors. During the half an hour walking tour, see Kadriorg Palace, Kumu Art Museum and a French-style garden. Visit Song Festival Ground, a symbol of national unity included on the UNESCO intangible list.  Experience a romantic area and a private cottage district at the seaside of Pirita. Visit Pirita convent, a monastery from the 1400s and the Olympic village from the 1980s. In the Old Town, learn the history through interesting ...

  • Tallinn: 2-Hour Shooting Range Package

    8. Tallinn: 2-Hour Shooting Range Package

    This shooting range gives you the chance to shoot real handguns and automatic rifles. On this 2-hour program you’ll feel a powerful Magnum 357 kick back in your hand. Try other masterpieces of western design and Soviet army and militia pistols, as well as Berettas and the legendary AK 47. The goal is for you to learn to hit the target and to feel the joy of a perfect shot. Learn from an experienced instructor, who will explain all the stages of shooting. You will start seeing the difference as you move from weapon to weapon. The shooting package consists of 60 shots. You have the choice of different 9mm caliber pistols plus a Colt 45 or Magnum revolver or automatic rifle.

  • From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

    9. From Helsinki: Tallinn Day Trip with 3-Hour Guided Tour

    Enjoy a day trip from Helsinki to Tallinn with a 3-hour guided tour in the city. Board a ferry to Tallinn from Helsinki’s port at 9:00 AM and reach your destination at about 11:15 AM. You’ll be greeted there by your local guide, who’ll take you from the harbor to explore the town. See the highlights of the city, like its main square, Tallinn Town Hall, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, and much more. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, retains its walled and cobblestoned Old Town, which is home to cafes and shops as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. The Old Town, dating from around the 15th century, is Estonia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city at your own pace. When your tour is finished, you’ll be transferred back to the Port at around 5:30 PM to prepare to embark for Helsinki. On the way bac...

  • From Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Full-Day Tour by Ferry

    10. From Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Full-Day Tour by Ferry

    Your guide will greet you and pick you up in the morning from your hotel or Helsinki port.  After pick-up, cruise across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia by comfortable ferry. The excursion starts in front of the oldest town hall in Scandinavia and the Baltics. The walk follows the old street grid now enshrined on UNESCO’s heritage list, resembling a visit to an outdoor museum containing rarities. The sights you will see include storied landmarks such as the Raeapteek apothecary shop, the Great Guild, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, Neitsitorn tower and many others, along with unforgettable panoramas of the lower town and sea from two observation platforms.  The full-day tour includes a two-hour ferry trip in both directions, as well as a city tour and free time. You will arrive back in Helsinki at 9:30 PM and then be transferred back to the port or your hotel.

    A great tour with Julia. Very knowledgeable showing us the important sites and teaching us the history. Then left us with free time to enjoy Tallin on our own. Comforting to have ferry pick up and return

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What people are saying about Harju

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 156 reviews

We chose the 6.5h option in Helsinki, with a departure at 10:30 am - return 7:30 pm. With the constructions, not very easy to find in Tallinn Terminal D. You have to arrive in advance and exchange the voucher for the tickets. The reservation number is the most important. The boat is huge, there weren't a lot of tourists. Sea of oil, sun, but take a small sweater because it is windy. Possibility to eat and drink on the boat. When arriving in Helsinki, several possibilities: take tram 7 or 9 to go to the center (but it's a big city, not a lot of interesting things to see). We opted to go to Suomenlinna, the maritime fortress. The ferry there leaves from the city center, we took a taxi to go there as it is far. We spent 3 hours at this peaceful place. The taxi cost € 16, the ferry € 1.50 (the price of a ticket). Tallinn is not expensive, but in Helsinki the prices are high. Masks are regularly worn in transport.

We had an enjoyable trip with Jaan. He is a friendly guide and knows his work well. He explained about things on the way to the Lahemaa, like how the life is for locals, what the history was. History of how Estonia came into being demographically as well as geologically. We found about a lot more than what we could not find in books about Estonia and the places we visited.

Very easy to redeem the ticket, very easy to find the gate. And the ship is incredibly huge! And so comfortable! Just one remark: the ship departed 15 minutes BEFORE the expected time. So be aware to be at least 30 minutes in advance otherwise you will miss he ferry!!

The tour was perfect and the guide was very thoughtful and told many interesting stories.

Great tour into the past. We really enjoyed the truck ride and the lunch was really nice