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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 TV Tower: Fast-Lane Ticket

    2. Tallinn TV Tower: Fast-Lane Ticket

    The Tallinn Television Tower, 314 meters in height, is the tallest building in Estonia as well as in all of northern Europe. The building is a renowned touristic, cultural and leisure center. Your journey starts with visit to Cinema Hall, giving a fascinating overview of the both the tower's history and that of Estonian independence itself. Then, head up to the viewing platform and brasserie-restaurant at the 170-meter level. On top you can enjoy an interactive exhibition detailing the greatest achievements of Estonians throughout the ages. A special panorama program magnifies the view and gives a short overview of Tallinn's most interesting sights and areas. Record and broadcast video greetings in the tower’s television studio and memorialize the visit with special souvenirs.

  • Tallinn: Half-Day City Tour

    3. 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: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    4. 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: 3-Hour Ethnographic Museum of Estonia

    5. Tallinn: 3-Hour Ethnographic Museum of Estonia

    At a museum of local peasant architecture and culture, go inside old barn dwellings and chapels and take pictures with mills at the beautiful seacoast. The museum consists of several sectors, and so you don't get tired while walking, take a horse taxi or bicycle. This tour includes driving along the Tallinn seashore and visiting the open air museum, the most popular museum in summer.  On the way to open air museum by comfortable car/ bus, you will pass by the American district, hippodrome and talk of what kept Tallinn from developing since 1850s. It will take you 15 minutes to get to the museum from city center. In the open air museum, you will learn about the Estonian rural mode of life and see types of villages and farms. The mission of the museum is to introduce a peasant mode of life, tell you of the traditions through peasant architecture, farming culture, real life stories and sup...

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

  • Best of Tallinn with Kadriorg Palace and Pirita Tour

    6. Best of Tallinn with Kadriorg Palace and Pirita Tour

    Your tour (private and group options are available) will start outside the main cruise port gate in the morning. Anticipate to behold such well-known Tallinn landmarks, as Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Dome Church, Kadriorg Palace and Toompea Hill during your tour.  When you arrive in the Old Town of Tallinn, you will be astonished at the number of medieval landmarks: The defensive towers, Fat Margaret Tower and the Great Coastal Gate are the first sights you're going to see in Tallinn. Proceed to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral which is over a century old and has undergone a restoration process. Walk along the narrow streets to see merchant house, including the Three Sisters Houses which have turned into a 5-star modern hotel. Catch a glimpse of St Olaf’s Church, Dome Church (Virgin Mary Cathedral), then climb a number of steps to reach Toompea Hill, where you'll have an opportunity to capture...

  • Tallinn Old Town Tour for Families

    7. Tallinn Old Town Tour for Families

    Take advantage of this old town walking tour developed especially with kids in mind! Go at a relaxed pace and visit more kid-friendly sites, making it easier for them to concentrate and understand.   Among Medieval Nordic cities, there are none nearly as well-preserved as Tallinn, nor more dense with restaurants, cafés, and surprises. Kings, queens and czars have walked the streets of this charming two-tiered city.  Follow your specialist guide to discover the highlights of Tallinn Old Town intimately with your family in a small group of no more than 12 people.   The highlights of the tour include the Town Hall Square - with its pastel-colored buildings all pretty in a row, the square is reminiscent of pages from a children’s fairy tale book. Stop for a break at a traditional establishment to enjoy marzipan and a coffee before heading to the upper town. There, see the Kiek in de Kök (“pe...

  • Tallinn: 3-Hour Medieval Walking Tour

    8. Tallinn: 3-Hour Medieval Walking Tour

    Walk through the narrow gothic dwellings, cozy cobblestone streets and well-made fortress walls with solid towers. The Old Town is comprised of two parts: Lower Town (residence of artisans and merchants) and Upper Town (residence of viceroys and the nobility). On this tour, learn how Tallinn got wealthy by attracting invaders and resisting them. Discover why Tallinn was known as a 'town of pepper and salt,' and how Estonians, local Germans and Catholic monks communicated with each other. Walking the cozy cobblestone streets, get acquainted with Tallinn history through interesting stories and legends.  See medieval dwellings from the 14th to the 15th-century, the oldest town hall and pharmacy in Europe and St. Olaf Church, having once been the highest in the world. Depending on your preference, visit a former Dominican monastery quarter taken over by female workshops of stain glass blowe...

    Excellent tour by Roman. Extremely helpful and informative. I accidentally booked the wrong day and he very kindly resceduled.

  • Tallinn: Seaplane Harbour Maritime Museum Tour

    9. Tallinn: Seaplane Harbour Maritime Museum Tour

    Journey through the maritime history of Estonia with an entrance ticket to a stunning museum located in a World War I hangar for seaplanes in Tallinn. Get a short explanation about the building's exterior, and then go inside to explore the exhibitions over 3 floors. Discover the remains of the oldest ship found in Estonia, along with pine boats made by locals up to 5,000 years ago. Admire a collection of yachts from the 1980 Summer Olympics, and take a look at an icebreaker from 1917. Learn the history, legends and real life stories of sea sport along the way. Venture upstairs to see the Short 184 seaplane. Take a look at the World War II submarine EML Lembit, and jump inside this war hero to compare the cramped conditions of the crew with the rich interior of the captain's cabin. Venture down to the underwater level to investigate the different types of torpedoes and mines from the Ba...

    My family enjoyed the tour and the museum. We were under the impression that we paid to have a 1.5 hour tour so I was a bit taken back when the guide only gave us a tour of the upper portion of the museum and ended our tour after 45 minutes.

  • Tallinn: Half-Day Private Estonian Waterfalls

    10. Tallinn: Half-Day Private Estonian Waterfalls

    Rivers falling down from the limestone step form two waterfalls. The beauty of Keila Joa Waterfall was always valued, not only by fishermen who lived on the banks of the river, but also by noble knights. One of them was Alexander fon Benkendorf, notorious founder of first Russian Empire Secret Police in the 19th century. His neo-Gothic manor house is still on the bank of the river. On the way, have a photo stop on the picturesque 40 meter high cliff. See where the Gulf of Finland merges with the Baltic Sea. After seeing Keila Joa Waterfall, drive through the small and cozy town of Keila, which gave the name to the river. Here, you will see the real Estonian countryside. You will also make a stop at one of partly ruined but well-preserved medieval monasteries to feel the real spirit on the Middle Ages. The second waterfall – Jagala is located on the river whose banks were inhabited by Es...

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What people are saying about Harju

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 96 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.

The walk was very nice. The manager told everything about what can be seen around. He took photos all the time, the photo came together very well. I highly recommend. The team is kind and friendly. Covid-19 certificate required, otherwise not allowed in.

Excellent tour by Roman. Extremely helpful and informative. I accidentally booked the wrong day and he very kindly resceduled.

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.