Harju
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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.

  • Naissaar Island Lighthouse and Underground Tunnel Tour

    2. 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.

  • Women's Island Self-Guided Tour: Walk a Forgotten Path

    3. Women's Island Self-Guided Tour: Walk a Forgotten Path

    Be the boss of your own adventure. Spend an unforgettable day rediscovering the history which was supposed to be forgotten forever. Experience the diverse past of the Women’s island, which combines beautiful wildlife with breathtaking views with the most exciting pieces of history. The journey begins from the historical Seaplane Harbour of Tallinn from where 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 mysterious battery no. 4, and walk back to the harbor through Männiku village where you can see the island's life today and visit its modest museum. • 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 magical forest and ends up in a former top-secret Soviet m...

  • Tallinn: Coastal Cliffs and Rummu Suberged Quarry Day Tour

    4. 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, ...

  • From Tallinn: Husky Park Tour with Cani-Cross Hike

    5. From Tallinn: Husky Park Tour with Cani-Cross Hike

    Visit a husky park in Kõrvemaa, located an hour’s drive from Tallinn and experience Estonian wintertime traditions with this activity. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the journey to the park, passing through landscapes full of forests, marshes, and small villages. During the journey, learn all about the area's history, nature, and attractions from your guide. Upon arrival at the farm, spend some time getting to know the dogs and experience life on the farm. Learn more about the huskies and their breeds, history, and characters and get to play with the cheeky pups. For your hike, get paired up with your own husky, who will be attached to your waist by a harness and pull you slightly, making it much easier to walk. You will also be accompanied by an expert guide. After the hike, sit back and relax and enjoy a hot or a cold drink and pies together with the husky park owners...

  • Tallinn: Segway Food Tour

    6. Tallinn: Segway Food Tour

    Your Tallinn Segway and food tour starts at the Viru Gate, where you’ll meet your guide, who will offer a short safety briefing before you put on your helmet and hop on your Segway. Being a small group of only 8, it's always an intimate experience.  Follow your guide along the pedestrian alleys that take you past some of the Old Town's most iconic sights. The ride includes Lower and Upper Towns, Parliament building,one of the world’s oldest working pharmacies, Fortified Medieval City Walls and stunning views. Enter local shops to savor authentic Estonian food with many different ingredients, shapes, and styles. Learn about Estonian drinks and local breweries while enjoying the neighborhood and discovering some cultural aspects of this area. Visit a patisserie for a traditional Kama dessert or a Kohuke. Then head to a bakery where you’ll enjoy the classical black rye-bread, and repleni...

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What people are saying about Harju

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.

100% recommendable

We really enjoyed the excursion to the Lahemaa park with its spectacular landscapes and the rest of the places of the visit. Diego, our guide, very kind and friendly. He gave us all kinds of explanations not only about the park, but also about life in Estonia.

Liina was an excellent guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful day and would highly recommend this trip.

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

The guide was enthusiastic and had good knowledge of the environment.