Harju
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Our most recommended Harju Educational Activities

  • Naissaar: Soviet Military & Coastal Folk Heritage Day Trip

    1. 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: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    2. 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

  • Tallinn: Estonian Food, Drinks and History Tour

    3. Tallinn: Estonian Food, Drinks and History Tour

    Get acquainted with the cuisine of Hanseatic merchants, Estonian peasants, Soviet workers, and find out what Estonians eat today. On this 3-hour guided tour, try 3 dishes with dessert, and taste 3 local drinks. In addition, you’ll taste the famous Estonian green chocolate, berry chips, and much more. The cafés and restaurants chosen for this tour are famous for their special interiors and histories, and are, in a sense, museums themselves. Avoiding the more touristy places, you’ll only hit up places off the beaten path where locals like to go for a truly authentic Estonian experience. This tour is the perfect activity for bad weather, as Tallinn’s cozy restaurants will keep you warm and relaxed.

    Really interesting and enjoyable tour. Knowledgeable and friendly guide, good value and a great introduction to the city and it’s history.

  • Tallinn: 1.5-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

    4. Tallinn: 1.5-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

    Explore the best of Tallinn's charming Old Town on this walking tour. Visit the historic Town Hall Square and hear stories about how the weather-vane got its name and which famous recipe was invented in the Town Hall Pharmacy. Marvel at the medieval churches as you listen to your guide's interesting commentary. Learn more about the city walls and take pictures from the viewing platforms on Toompea Hill. You will also visit the Parliament of Estonia.  Walk in St. Catherine's Passage, one of the most picturesque Old Town lanes. Discover St. Catherine’s Guild, a collection of craft workshops where traditional artists create and sell glassware, hats and other goods. End your tour with a visit to the city’s oldest existing building, the Dominican Monastery, which dates to 1246. 

    We meet up with Marit on a very busy day in Old town Tallin. She made it clear to us that we can take breaks as we go, go places we wanted to see more of.. basically whatever we wanted while she will guided us through Old town and shared its interesting history. I higly recommed this tourguide for those who want a more private tour in smaller groups. More relaxing and to see the best bits of Tallin. Marit was an excellent tourguide. We had a really good time and got great pictures! thanks again Marit!

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What people are saying about Harju

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Great way to get some idea of Estonian history and try some authentic food. Next time I‘ll do that at the beginning of my stay so I can follow up on some of the restaurant recommendations. Loved Estonian mushroom soup!

Very nice lady showed us Tallinn. Was very informative, really great. She knew a lot about Tallinn and its history. Took a lot of time and answered all of our questions. I highly recommend it. It was very beautiful.

Not very good, but very, very good!

Thank you for the very good personal city tour. We were thrilled with the better and more detailed information, especially when it came to answering background questions. Thanks alot!

Really interesting and enjoyable tour. Knowledgeable and friendly guide, good value and a great introduction to the city and it’s history.

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