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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.

Jägala Waterfall and Harju County Tour from Tallinn

2. Jägala Waterfall and Harju County Tour from Tallinn

Explore the fascinating Harju County and see the spectacular Jägala Waterfall on this tour from Tallinn. See mystical, Bronze Age graves at a museum in Rebala and learn surprising facts about how the graves were discovered. Next, visit an ancient Estonian sanctuary and the oldest medieval Christian chapel at Saha, learning about the site's pre-Christian origins as a sacrificial site. Admire the natural beauty of the Jägala waterfall, the biggest natural waterfall in Estonia and spectacular in any season. See another interesting historical site, an old Viking stronghold, at the Jägala power station and also learn about how trout are affecting the station's energy production. End your tour by enjoying a tasty lunch or dinner with amazing views of the bay at a local restaurant.

From Tallinn: Lahemaa National Park Day Trip with Snacks

3. From Tallinn: Lahemaa National Park Day Trip with Snacks

Estonia is not just the capital city Tallinn – in just less than an hour drive there are peaceful countryside scenes waiting for you. Discover the Northern-coast of Estonia and to the Lahemaa National Park. During this day-tour you will see the best of the Estonian countryside, its many historical sites and marvellous landscapes - ancient untouched green forests, romantic seaside, woods and wetlands, small villages and harbours, elegant manors and lovely country farms offering delicious fresh eco-produce. The Estonian culinary art is represented by its best also outside the capital Tallinn, featuring seasonal freshly-harvested ingredients from the forests, sea and local eco-farms. This special guided (transportation by minivan or bus) tour heads to the Lahemaa National Park and is a good opportunity for you to discover Estonia’s most popular nature reserve with its jagged coasts, vast forests, wetlands, and variety of manors and taverns while tasting some of the best Estonian cuisine.

Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

4. Tallinn: Old Town Walking Tour and Jägala Waterfall

Start the day with a drive to Jägala waterfall to escape the morning crowd visiting Tallinn. The waterfall is 30 minutes away and located right on the doorstep of Lahemaa national park, which is recognised for it's natural beauty. It is the highest natural waterfall in Estonia and easily accessible, allowing you to get out of the city, enjoy the greenery and take some beautiful pictures with the waterfall in the background. Once you have filled your lungs with clean fresh air and enjoyed the sound of the gushing waterfall, head back to Tallinn where the morning rush has calmed down, leaving the streets emptier and easier to walk around in. Take a guided 1.5-hour Old Town sightseeing tour, covering all the main attractions including the Parliament building, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, viewing platforms and the Town Hall. Learn about the history of Estonia from Medieval times, Russian and Soviet periods, all the way through to today. Explore the cobbled streets and colourful houses and enjoy the view over the red rooftops from the viewing platforms. Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged for either the Tallinn Tourist Information Centre or from the gates at Cruise Ship Terminal.

Aegna Island: Self-Guided Discovery Tour

5. Aegna Island: Self-Guided Discovery Tour

Download Aegna Island tour map and audioguide, hiking trails, dozens of instagrammable points of interest. Listen behind-the scenes stories and get directions the the most beautiful sandy beaches. You will find one of the largest sowings of Ice Age boulders. Hike along the island’s magical forest trails. Admire the views of the Tallinn panorama and discover a picturesque overgrown ruins of Emperor Peter the Great sea fortress gun battery. There is no compulsory starting point. Your tour launches automatically wherever you reach any point. Alternatively you can pre-read or listen any point to plan your desired route. Download your personal guide map as instructed in your ticket. An internet connection is required only to download the contents. During the usage no permanent internet connection is required to avoid roaming charges. However, when you exit the app during the route for any reason, you need to restore internet connection and repeat download using the same password. Your password will remain active within 48 hours from first download.

Tallinn: Half-Day Private Estonian Waterfalls

6. 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 Estonian tribes nearly 4000-years ago. You will discover ancient burials and will know why the rivers are becoming more shallow over time. Waterfalls have a unique beauty during all seasons. In spring after the snow has melted and in autumn after heavy rains, the flow of water is greatest and waterfalls are bigger than ever. In summer, the waterfalls are much smaller, but there is an opportunity to swim in the river, stand under the waterfall and let the water massage your shoulders. In winter, waterfalls freeze, forming unpredictable shapes, icicles and ice caves. All year long, waterfalls attract photographers and nature lovers. On the way back to the city center, you will see typical 1970s to 1980s Soviet districts and learn some facts about Soviet housing. At the end of the tour, you will have 2 to 3-hours of free time in the old town for discoveries of your own. 

Tallinn: Best Estonian Nature Trails in a Day Guided Tour

7. Tallinn: Best Estonian Nature Trails in a Day Guided Tour

Explore the Estonian forest with an experience and local guide. Walk the wilderness and learn all about the different berries, herbs, and trees that are natural to the area. Discover the animals and fish and take your chance at trying to spot them in their natural environment. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation in Tallin and embark on a 40 minute drive toward Viru Bog walk, the natural icon of Lahemaa National Park. Then, begin your 5km walk through the pine forest and explore the bog itself. Lookout at the view from the watchtower and listen to your guide as you walk back to the car. Climb back in and feel at east during hte short drive to Beaver trail. Learn all about these smart animals and witness their many dams built accross the river current. Make a stop for lunch at your own expense in one of the local taverns, or grab some snacks at the supermarket. Taste the fruit of a picnic lunch in one of the special places, some of which even have a grill available. Arrive next at the Juminda Peninsula and explore the Majakivi (stone-house) nature trail. Wander over this diverse track, with both dry and wet forested areas. Discover the true deep bog, sand dunes, watch tower, and whole fields of the glacial boulders. Gaze at Majakivi itself, a giant boulder of 930 cubic meters, and one of the 3 biggest boulders in Estonia. Feel the energy of a 2.5 hour walk, that includes plenty of opportunities to take photographs.

Tallinn: Old Town Tour with Bog Walk

8. Tallinn: Old Town Tour with Bog Walk

If you want to cover the two main attractions of Tallinn, it's romantic Old Town as well as the nature and greenery outside the city, then this day trip from Tallinn is for you. Start the day with a drive outside the city and have a hike to experience the vast open landscape and unique environment of Estonian bogs. Admire the contrast between the yellowish-golden bog plants and the bog pools that, on a sunny day, have a perfect reflection of the blue sky and clouds above. Enjoy the surrounding silence and take time out from the rest of the world for a while. Once you have filled your lungs with clean fresh air, get back to Tallinn where the morning rush has calmed down, leaving the streets more empty and easier to travel through. Take a guided 1.5-hour tour on the Old Town sightseeing tour, covering all the main attractions, and learn about the history of Estonia from Medieval times, Russian and Soviet periods, all the way to nowadays. Explore the cobbled streets and colourful houses and enjoy the view over the red rooftops from the viewing platforms. At the end of the tour, you can opt to stay in the Old Town or be taken back to the Cruise Terminal.

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based on 215 reviews

Super great tour in Lahemaa National Park. Paul knew so much about Tallinn and the park. He drove to a few sightseeing spots with us on the way, otherwise we got much more than just the planned tour in the national park. He always responded to individual requests from us participants and always had several options to choose from for the individual stations on the tour. In the evening we left the tour with many great impressions and great restaurant tips.

It was a fantastic day. We were picked up in a nice clean car where the explanation about the history and fun facts started immediately. First we drove to the waterfall followed by the lahemaa national park. Afterwards, Gorge our guide adapted his further stops according to the weather and our interest. For example, we were given a say in taking a longer walk along a beautiful stand and forest.

An exceptional tour and a brilliant insight into Estonian Nature. I would recommend to anyone which would like to experience a day out of Tallinn. Jorge our guide was a fountain of knowledge which topped the tour.

Jorge was a wonderful guide. He knew so much and shared it in a very interesting way. He mad the day very special. He was able to read the group and adjust the day accordingly. Thank you very much!!

Really recommend this tour!! Jorge the tour guide took us to some really amazing places and he was really great! Don't miss this day trip if you are in Tallinn!