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Estonia 

TALLINN FOOD TOUR (walking tour)
What is the Estonian cuisine - Nordic with a twist, or a touch from Russia and a bit of German? Take a glimpse into its surprisingly vivid culinary scene during our Tallinn Food Tour along with stories and legends. You’ll have 7 food & wine-stops combined with strolls on historical cobblestone streets of Tallinn Old Town. Stops are made at medieval thematic tavern, street sales, eco-food-store, deli-shop, typical Estonian cuisine restaurant, and at a secret wine terrace in the Old Town. There are also some surprise stops en route.

Duration: 3 hrs
Participants: group minimum 4 persons

TALLINN FASHION TOUR 
(walking tour)
Walk in Tallinn Old Town with introduction of Estonian brands and handicrafts with shopping possibilities. You get acquainted with work of Estonian designers and have a chance to shop in their boutiques.   

Duration: 3 hrs
Participants: group minimum 4 persons

MEDIEVAL TALLINN (combined bus and walking tour)

Tallinn was first mentioned in 1154 by Arabic geographer al-Idrisi under the name of Kolõvan. In the 14th century the Tallinn’s town walls reached their final size, in the 16th century it was one of the most powerful fortresses in Northern Europe. From the middle-age towns Tallinn has most illustratively maintained its 15th century outlook with its churches, the City Hall (1404), the Guild buildings and numerous civic houses. A bus tour introduces Kadriorg Park and the 18th century baroque palace of Peter the Great, Convent of St Bridget in the Pirita suburb and the famous Song Festival Ground. 
The walking tour gives an introduction to the historical heart of Tallinn, which especially during the 15th century was a rich and prosperous town of Hansa merchants. Tour continues from the Dome Hill (Toompea), from Castle Square where Toompea Castle, the seat of the Estonian Parliament is facing the 19th century symbol of the Tsar’s power in Estonia, Alexander Nevski Cathedral. After visiting the Dome Church (13th century) and enjoying a breathtaking view from a viewing platform, the tour continues by strolling along the narrow cobblestone streets down to the Town Hall Square that features the gothic Town Hall from 13/14th century – one of the oldest in Northern Europe.

Duration: 3 hrs
Participants: up to 40 persons/group


SEAPLANE HARBOUR (Tallinn)

This tour opens history of the Baltic Sea and introduces more closely the unique hangars building dated back to 1916.  Tour starts from Old Town by Maritime Museum with seaside walk towards Saeplane Hangars with stop in Patarei Sea Fortres. The brand new museum in Seaplane Hangars, unique throughout the whole world, combines historical marine stars with interactive Seaplane Harbour’s simulators. Seaplane hangars, initially completed as part of Peter the Great’s Naval Fortress, are worth to visit as they are the world’s first reinforced concrete shell structures of such a great size. This exciting exhibition gives you a chance to participate in sea-going matters, as well as allowing you to test yourself and learn more about the sea.

Duration: 2,5 hours
Participants: 6 - 25 persons/group


ROCCA-al-MARE OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY
 (Tallinn)

On a wooded coastal headland in the western part of Tallinn (ca 10 km from the centre), the museum presents a fine collection of 18th and 19th century rural architecture from all over Estonia. Nearly 100 farm buildings, wooden church (17th century), tavern and mills are grouped in a village setting to present an accurate idea of Estonian peasant life as it was. Exhibitions installed in the buildings range from farm architecture to the 1949 deportations.
The Estonian Open Air Museum has as of December 31st, 2001, collections totalling 56 815-museum preservation units. The Open Air Museum owns the largest collection of national architecture in Estonia. Rocca al Mare is the only museum in Estonia with the primary goal of collecting and researching countryside architecture. 72 old village structures have been delivered to the museum and rebuilt on location. Their other collections supplement the national architecture collection and help to demonstrate the genuine country life of the past. Guests have the possibility to taste home made bread, blood sausages and sour cabbage; make soap and experience smoke sauna. Lunch, including simple but tasteful delicacies of traditional Estonian cuisine can be arranged in the museum’s authentic, period tavern. Also Estonian folk show can be ordered.

Duration: 3 hrs
Participants: up to 40 persons/ group


MANORS IN NATIONAL PARK OF LAHEMAA

Bus-ride through the countryside and coastal lowlands of North Estonia leads to Viinistu, the Old Estonian fishing village. You may visit the Art Museum of Viinistu and enjoy Estonian Art. Our trip will lead us to a swampland and forests of the largest national park in Estonia – Lahemaa. The park promotes the preservation and study of objects of historical, cultural, architectural and ethnographic value. The main highlight of the tour is Palmse manor from 18th century. It was the first one in Estonia where all the buildings have been restored, thus giving an excellent opportunity to imagine what the life was like in a manor, which was an important economic and administrative unit in Estonia for hundreds of years. At the same time the tour provides the opportunity to compare manorial lifestyle to the way of life of Estonia’s fishermen and peasants, as en route small villages are passed.
Duration:
6 hrs
Participants:
up to 40 persons / group


THE BEER MUSEUM “A le Coq” IN TARTU

In 1826, Justus Reinhold Schramm established the first Estonian brewery in the city of Tartu. The factory buildings were completed in 1898 and they have more or less been preserved up to the present day. At the same time, M. Friedrich established a joint-stock company called 'Actien-Gesellschaft der Bier- und Meth-Brauerei und Destillatur 'Tivoli.'' The plant had its own ships on Lakes Peipsi and Võrtsjärv, and its own railway carriages that transported goods to the departments in St. Petersburg, Pskov, Võru, Valga and Viljandi. The good quality of the 'Tivoli' products earned them gold medals at the 1903 and 1910 Liivimaa trade fairs. In 1913, 'Tivoli' was acquired by the company A.Le Coq & Co.
On 1 July 2003 the museum was opened in the malt tower of Tartu Brewery built in 1989. Over 300 exhibits in the museum tell us about beer-culture in Estonia and all over the world as well as about the history of A.Le Coq. The museum visit includes tasting the drinks and an excursion to the brewery if wished.
Duration: ca 1,5-2 hrs
Participants: up to 30 persons/group


PRANGLI ISLAND DAY TRIP

Visit a fascinating island just off the Tallinn coast where natural beauty abounds and the local culture dates back more than 600 years! Prangli Island is worth to visit because of its authentic fisherman-village atmosphere, untouched nature, beautiful sand beaches and friendly people. During the day there is also two hours of free time for exploring the island's wild nature, taking walks on the beach, visiting the island's tiny village and buying souvenirs in the small shop.

Duration: ca 9,5 hrs
Participants: min 3 persons/group

 




Last update on 15. December 2016