Naissaar: Soviet Military & Coastal Folk Heritage Day Trip
- Duration: 7 hours
You will be met by your guide and minibus at the exit gate from the custom port. Following a 30-minute guided ride on the minibus, you will meet the off-road club members and change into one of their cars. On the way to the meeting with your off-road driver and guide, you will receive a general introduction into Estonian history, as well as highlights of the day’s itinerary. In the off-road car, you will explore the area of Pakri and former Soviet military town of Paldiski. There you will see the remains of the World War II and Soviet time fortifications, and will also ride the “Road of the Soviet Border Guards”. You will soon stop for a short snack by the seaside and a glass of wine, after which the powerful cars will take you to the former tank training site (which is 15 miles away) to show you what your car is truly capable of. Following your roller-coaster-like drive through the sa...
Embark on a guided tour to discover Tallinn’s Soviet history. Visit highlights like Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Pirita Yacht Club, Linnahall, National Library of Estonia, and more. Drive until Lasnamae to see a fascinating part of the city that was considered Tallinn’s model socialist micro-district until the 1990s. Feel the typical Soviet atmosphere with apartment buildings that have not yet been remodeled. Learn how it has preserved its original appearance as a typical residential district. Walk through the district which is like an open-air museum of Soviet Estonia reflecting the style and architecture of its time. Be driven to the Baltic seaside to discover the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Maarjamae, dedicated to Estonian people who suffered the terror of the Soviet regime. It is a grand architectural achievement serving to remind the fragility of freedom and h...
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