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08 Nights / 09 Days

Explore Tallinn holidays and discover the best time and places to visit in our 5 days tour , The encompassing medieval stone walls, sky-scraping church bell towers, and winding cobblestone streets opening into squares and courtyards will certainly cause visitors’ jaws to drop in awe. Continue reading to learn the top sights to enjoy during an escape to Tallinn.

Day 01: Arrive Tallinn
Meet-assist at airport & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Tallinn – City tour
From the first afternoon, take a guided walk through medieval Tallinn. You will visit the most intact medieval city in Europe, with an original road system from the 13th century. Many houses from the 15th century are still in their original size and shape, all important and representative government buildings and churches are intact. During the city tour you will get to know the tour app and get tips from our city guide. They can then be free for the rest of the day. With the help of the tour app, it is possible to take a hike on the seafront promenade to explore the port area, the sea fortress or the sea airport.

Day 03: Saaremaa – Hiking trails and sightseeing
The next day we continue to Saaremaa Island, which offers many hiking and sights. Estonia’s largest island is characterised by juniper pastures and old fortified churches. Guests will take a walk along the Panga cliff with beautiful views of the Baltic Sea, visit Angla Windmill Park, Kaali Meteorite Crater and Karja Church with its pagan wall paintings. Hiking tours are possible on the north coast and in the high moor. Subsequently, there may still be time for the Sõrve Peninsula and its lighthouse in the south-west, where a new visitor centre has recently opened.

Day 04: Vilsandi National Park and island capital Kuressaare
For hikers and nature lovers, the biggest highlight of Saaremaa is the oldest protected area in the Baltic region, the Vilsandi National Park. Founded in 1910 mainly to protect seabirds, the protection objectives of the National Park today include the preservation of the limestone coast, natural sandy beaches and more than 100 small islands. Several paths and hiking trails allow you to discover nature. Most guests visit the Harialaid Peninsula, where guests can make a 6 or 11 km hike along the sandy beach to the Leaning Lighthouse. Adventurers can even hike through the Baltic Sea along an island chain to the island of Vilsandi. There are good swimming opportunities on both hiking trails.

In the afternoon you can relax in the capital Kuressaare: stroll through the old town, visit the mighty bishop’s castle and sit in cozy pavement cafés.

Day 05: University city Tartu
The next destination is Estonia’s intellectual and cultural center, the city of Tartu. With almost one hundred thousand inhabitants, Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia. Located by the Emajõgi River, most of the sights are compactly located and within walking distance. These include the statue of kissing students on the Town Hall Square, the museums and cafés located on and near the town hall square, as well as a large park that stretches across the cathedral hill. Northern Europe’s oldest university is just a few hundred metres away, and the bridges across the Emajõgi River are also visible from Town Hall Square. You can choose the length and duration of the city tour in Tartu. Whether you prefer the city centre or explore the cosy wooden house districts, is up to you.

Day 06: Lake Peipu, sandstone cliffs and hilly landscapes
Today offers the most beautiful natural landscapes and unique cultural experiences in southern Estonia. After breakfast and a half hour drive you can reach the Taevaskoja Primeval Valley with its sandstone rocks. The 12 km trail runs along the banks of the Ahja River, with rock wall outcrops and caves. After that, they can join further walks in the area or set off directly to Europe’s fifth largest lake, Lake Peipus. Old believers who fled from Russia in the 17th century from changes to the Orthodox Church live on Lake Peipus. The houses in the villages on Lake Peipus are located on a main road that runs parallel to the lake and thus form miles of settlements. You can learn more about the local way of life on a museum visit or simply discover and photograph the wooden architecture of the small prayer houses. In Estonia, the area is also known for its onion and fish food culture. Guests are advised to enjoy local specialities in a restaurant or take some products with them.

Day 07: High moor and Lahemaa National Park
After an unforgettable day in southern Estonia, head back to the north. On the way to Lahemaa National Park today, one of the most important destinations is on the program — a high moor hike. More than one thousand hectares of high moor complexes, which have been produced for more than 10000 years, are almost everywhere in Estonia. The Endla Nature Reserve offers 2-15 km of hiking trails through the high moor. The peat thickness is 8 meters and the peat moss body is soaked with fresh water up to 95%. Several advertising photos were taken from the Männikjärve lookout tower. The tower offers a view of the play of peat moss, the bog and the crippled pine trees. Nature lovers can observe some rare species of birds and plants in this extreme habitat. As a very pristine landscape and natural habitat, the raised moor is a very special natural experience for visitors.

In the evening, guests can enjoy the sunset on the Baltic Sea at Lahemaa National Park.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Northern coast, mansions and taiga forest
Lahemaa is the oldest and largest national park in Estonia. It was founded to protect coastal landscapes, raised bogs and taiga-like forests, which are characterised by huge boulders. The cultural highlights of the protected area are the beautiful mansions and traditional Estonian fishermen’s houses, which go back to German-Baltic history. For hikers, the National Park offers several longer and shorter hiking trails. Our tour app lists hiking trails between 1 and 15 km long, which will take you along the coast, through ancient forests, over the raised moor and to the manors. Of course, we give recommendations, but you can decide for yourself how far you want to walk and which sights you want to visit.

Day 09: Depart Tallinn
If you still fancy a hike, you can use the morning. Tallinn Airport is only about an hour’s drive away.

City Nights Hotels
Tallinn 02 Hotel Swissôtel Tallinn
Saaremaa Island 02 Arensburg Boutique Hotel & Spa
Tartu 01 Lydia Hotel
Lake Peipu 01 Peipsi Lake House
Lahemaa 02 Lahemaa Kohvikann

– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– 08 nights accommodation as per program
– Meals: Breakfasts & Dinners
– All activities as per mentioned in the program
– All transfers, sightseeing by private vehicle.
– English speaking guide.
– All present government taxes.

• International Flights.
• Personal Expenses.
• Camera / Video Camera Fees.
• Medical Aid.
• Tips.
• Travel Insurance.

• Accommodation in good hotels.

• Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.

• Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost. – Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.

• A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.

• If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.

• Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.

• In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.

• In Asia, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.

• While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.

• Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.

• In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

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