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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.

Tallinn: Coastal Cliffs and Rummu Suberged Quarry Day Tour

2. 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, it is optional to buy a ticket to the lighthouse to climb to the top, or walk all the way to the Pakri Waterfall. For the final stop on your tour, drive to the Rummu submerged quarry. Whilst there you can climb up the sandy hills for a view over the entire crystal clear lake and the submerged houses. As you return to Tallinn, you can reflect back on your day filled with nature, alternative off-the-beaten sights, and secret history.

From Tallinn: Naissaar Island Fatbike Day-Trip

3. From Tallinn: Naissaar Island Fatbike Day-Trip

Spend a day discovering the history and geography of Naissaar Island as you explore the island on fatbike with an audio guide, bike rental, and roundtrip tickets from Tallinn included. Your journey begins near the Seaplane Harbour Museum of Tallinn. From here you'll take a 1-hour, scenic boat trip to the island. Take in great views of Katherina Keys, Bald Island, and Midshallows Lighthouse. Choose between two different routes on the island. The Northern Trail (25 km) takes you through a primeval forest road that winds up to the Northern tip, where you can enjoy views of the island from the lighthouse and visit the fortress. On the Central Trail (15 km), you will visit the scenic Hülkar Cape with stunning sandy beaches, Southern Village, the remains of a USSR sea-mine stockyard, and mystical stone barrows.

From Tallinn: Guided Bog-Shoe Hiking Tour

4. From Tallinn: Guided Bog-Shoe Hiking Tour

Leave the bustling city of Tallinn behind and have a uniquely Estonian experience: go on a guided bog-shoe hike in one of the countryside's atmospheric wetlands. On the 1-hour drive to the bog, you'll see the real face of Estonia, with its vast forest and largely untouched nature. As almost half of Estonia’s population lives in the capital and agriculture is not extensive, most of the country is covered with natural habitats to admire. Put on your bog shoes and follow your guide around the clear bog pools and vast open landscape. Learn about the exceptional fauna and flora of the region, from carnivorous plants to local orchids. Listen to the bird song or try to identify animal tracks. Let your mind rest in the stillness of the nature and breath in the fresh air. Best of all, get an aerial view of the area by climbing up to the Konnu Suursoo lookout. Once your hike in the bog is finished and your lungs are filled with the clean air, enjoy your drive back to Tallinn. You can choose to be dropped off at the Tallinn cruise terminal or stay in the Old Town for a little while to enjoy the cozy atmosphere or have a lunch in one of Tallinn’s excellent restaurants.

From Tallinn: Lahemaa National Park Day Tour

5. From Tallinn: Lahemaa National Park Day Tour

Spend the day outside the city in a peaceful and unspoiled nature. On the tour you will go to Lahemaa National park, which is around 1 hour drive from Tallinn. You will walk the trail in a bog, getting acquainted with its flora and fauna, later will visit the fishing village on the Baltic sea coast, and hear of its rich history. Will have some free time for lunch, trying national Estonian food. Later will admire the highest natural waterfall in Estonia - the Jagala waterfall and visit the Palmse manor, first mentioned in 1287 and now housing a museum - the grand baroque manor house gives a good overview of the 19th century interior and the lifestyle of the lords of the manor.

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Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 24 reviews

The trip was excellent, we were able to take in so much of the national park and the best part is its mostly at our own pace. While there was a schedule, the walk through the Bog was relaxing and not rushed. Very picturesque, glad I had my cameras ready.

Superb discovery of this national park with lots of different aspects: marshes, a traditional fishing village and possible swimming in the Baltic Sea

The wonderful nature park, the small group of few participants and the excellent competence of the guide made this experience unforgettable. To try!

georges our guide knows his subject very well, we had a great day thanks to him. don't forget your bathing suits!

A beautiful, pleasant experience, a pity only for the short time allowed for contemplation