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  • From Tallinn: Day Trip to Lahemaa National Park

    1. 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.

  • Tallinn: Highlights Shore Excursion with Return Transfer

    2. 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.

  • Tallinn: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    3. Tallinn: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    Discover the Old Town of Tallinn with your knowledgeable, local guide. Choose from a private or small-group shared tour with a maximum of 12 people so it will always be an intimate experience. Find out why Tallinn’s appeal is rooted in its rich history. The UNESCO-protected Old Town has winding alleyways, ornate doorways, and medieval courtyards. Get to know Tallinn's Lower Town, stop at Tompea Hill for stunning views, admire the art at Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, and a have break at the Town Hall.  Spend 2 hours in the Old Town, then jump into a private vehicle to discover the surrounding area. Admire Kadriorg Palace and Park designed by Italian architect Niccolo Michetti. The palace and surrounding manicured gardens are a humbling example of Tsarist extravagance. View the Song Festival Ground to understand an important part of Estonian history. Explore the eerily beautiful ruins of S...

    Guide was professional and friendly,very knowledgeable about history and current affairs

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

    4. 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...

  • Behind the Iron Curtain of Tallinn - Secrets of the Soviets

    5. Behind the Iron Curtain of Tallinn - Secrets of the Soviets

    Take this spectacular drive along Tallinn's coast to get a feel for the area's natural beauty and fascinating maritime and Soviet history! You'll visit the Olympic Center built in Tallinn for the Moscow Olympics and hear how the yachting competitions were organised during Soviet times. On the Viimsi peninsula, you'll visit the abandoned Soviet air-defence base and Coastal Folk Museum's exhibiton introducing stories about time behind the iron curtain. Picture-postcard views of the Old Town skyline can be admired from Tallinn TV tower. 

    Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and also shared some personal stories, which all made for a vivid and exciting tour.

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

    6. 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

  • Tallinn: Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

    7. Tallinn: Top Attractions and Viimsi Open Air Museum

    Discover the best of Tallinn by visiting important sites from different periods of the city's history. Start with the jewel of Tallinn – the medieval Old Town. Check out gabled houses, churches, and squares built between the 13th and 15th centuries while your guide combines informative commentary with colorful legends that helped to define the character of the city. Learn how Tallinn boomed as a key Hanseatic commercial hub in medieval times and visit both the upper and lower Old Town.  Continue by bus or car to the leafy Kadriorg district. Explore a peaceful, green area of the city that is home to beautifully-crafted wooden villas, art museums, and a baroque palace built for Russian Tsar Peter the Great. Then head 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. Enjoy views of the Baltic Sea and...

  • Jägala Waterfall and Harju County 5-Hour Tour from Tallinn

    8. Jägala Waterfall and Harju County 5-Hour Tour from Tallinn

    Explore the fascinating Harju County and see the spectacular Jägala Waterfall on this tour from Tallinn. See mystical, Bronze Age graves at a museum in Rabala and learn surprising facts about how the graves were discovered. Next, visit an ancient Estonian sanctuary and the oldest medieval Christian chapel at Saha, learning about the site's pre-Christian origins as a sacrificial site. Admire the natural beauty of the Jägala waterfall, the biggest natural waterfall in Estonia and spectacular in any season. See another interesting historical site, an old Viking stronghold, at the Jägala power station and also learn about how trout are affecting the station's energy production. End your tour enjoying a tasty lunch or dinner with amazing views of the bay at Ruhe seafood restaurant.

    Absolutely great and recommendable tour with our guide Helen, who told us a lot of interesting things about Estonia and its history. The landscape is beautiful, the waterfalls - especially in winter - a must. Thank you Helen for this great tour!

  • Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

    9. Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

    Start the day with a drive to Jägala waterfall to escape the morning crowd visiting Tallinn. The waterfall is 30 minutes away and located right on the doorstep of Lahemaa national park, which is recognised for it's natural beauty. It is the highest natural waterfall in Estonia and easily accessible, allowing you to get out of the city, enjoy the greenery and take some beautiful pictures with the waterfall in the background. Once you have filled your lungs with clean fresh air and enjoyed the sound of the gushing waterfall, head back to Tallinn where the morning rush has calmed down, leaving the streets emptier and easier to walk around in. Take a guided 1.5-hour Old Town sightseeing tour, covering all the main attractions including the Parliament building, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, viewing platforms and the Town Hall. Learn about the history of Estonia from Medieval times, Russian and...

  • Tallinn: Coastal Cliffs and Rummu Suberged Quarry Day Tour

    10. Tallinn: Coastal Cliffs and Rummu Suberged Quarry Day Tour

    Begin your tour with a light hike along the forested coastline not far from Tallinn. Visit an abandoned naval fortress which is tucked away in the forest, where it is still possible to explore the dark underground tunnels and the massive concrete structures above the ground. From there your tour continues to the Keila Waterfall, located in a peaceful manor park with charming bridges and walking paths. Drive through the mostly Russian-speaking city of Paldiski, getting a feel of its industrial Soviet-era neighborhoods. Following that, visit the local Russian orthodox church to learn about the contrast between Estonian and local Russian cultures. A break for lunch at a local restaurant is then provided, during which you can order Estonian food for lunch. Continue the tour to the Pakri coastal cliffs where you can observe the red lighthouse looking over the vast Baltic Sea. Whilst there, ...

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What people are saying about Harju

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based on 210 reviews

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.

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.

Our guide was most knowledgeable and engaged. It was three hours well spent. Much appreciated.

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

Triin was a great guide, very informative and enthusiastic.