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Sightseeing
Dear guests! Here you can find information about excursions and other sightseeing in Estonia. This page will be updated but hopefully you fill find among these flavours of Estonia the best ones for you.

NB! Please conctact for these excursions to Mrs Triinu Tammiste (triinu [ät] e-turist.ee), except Hellenurme (see downwards).

Here is the map where are all the sightseeing places that are described below.



1. Hellenurme Water Mill

Keywords: flavours, very Estonian, NSSS recommends!

Group: min 15 persons

Price: starting from 7€ (see downwards)

Booking: mae [ätt] veskimuuseum.ee


34 km from Tartu to South, there is a big and a unique water mill, that’s Mill Hostess is a singer of Acad. Women’s Choir of the University of Tartu – Mrs Mae Juske (II Alto). She is a woman who has been enriching the choir’s singing life with colourful and powerful talks and singing thankfully for quite some time now.

 

The Watermill was built in 1880. Most of the equipment is from 1930s when Mill Hostess’ great great grandfather bought the complex and made it from stone mill to a famous flour mill.

 

In the mill house guests can see, touch, feel and taste the way from grain to flour.

In the bread chamber there is an opportunity to see how the bread is made or you can do it by yourself – model the bread dough loaf and put it in the oven. Naturally you can take your self-made warm bread home with you!


There is also an opportunity to order Estonian national lunch for the whole group.


Booking: mae [ätt] veskimuuseum.ee

 

Prices:

milltour + bread tasting 7€/guest/1,5h/ max 50 people

milltour + watching how  bread is made 10€/guest/2h/max 50 people

milltour + bread making 15€/guest/2,5h/max 30 people

    national dinner 10€/guest/max 60 people

Watch a video: http://vimeo.com/72472565

www.veskimuuseum.ee
www.facebook.com/HellenurmeVeskimuuseumMtu

2. Tallinn sightseeing tour – panoramic tour by bus + walking tour in Old Town

Keywords: city tour

Group: unlimited

Price: 100€/group



First we drive a small round around the city wall of old Tallinn to see the panoramic. We also drive to Pirita to see the Song Festival Ground and Kadriorg Park and Palace – the residence of the President of Estonia and Art Museum.

 

During the walking tour in Old Town you will see all the highlights as Dome Church, Parliament Building, Nevski Cathedral. You will walk along the medieval streets from upper town to the Town Hall Square to see Danish King’s Gardens, several guild houses and Town Hall.

 

Group’s own transport is needed (bus to take the panoramic tour).

 

3. Setomaa - Nature and Cultural Heritage (full day)

Keywords: exclusive, culture, native, flavours

Group: min. 15 persons

Price: Guide: 220€/group + entrances 24 EUR/person (Road Museum, Seto Museum, Piusa Caves, lunch). For extra charge it is possible to have a concert of traditional “Seto leelos”. Price 150€/group


Get acquainted to the nature and heritage of Põlva county and the preserved culture of Seto's.  During the tour we visit historical post road Postitee and Estonian Road Museum.  The road museum is an interactive museum in open air with unexpected architectural solutions.

 

Further we drive to Seto Peasant museum in Värska. The Seto people are one of the most original ethnic groups among the Balto-Finnish nations who have still succeeded in retaining their language, traditions and food.  We visit the museum which is a copy of traditional Seto farm and have Seto's traditional food for lunch.  On the way back we stop at Piusa caves which is also a home for a bats colony.

 

http://www.setomuuseum.ee/

http://muuseum.mnt.ee/?lang=en

 4. Onion Road - one area, two nations, three cultures (6–7 hours)

Keywords: exclusive, culture, native

Group: Min. 15 persons

Price: Guide 220€/group + 18€/person entrances to Kolkja Old Believers museum, Alatskivi manor, samovar tea and pie at Kolkja. Local guides at Alatskvi and Kolkja.

 

We drive through the villages or Russian old Believers Varnja-Kasepää- Kolkja. Stop at lake Peipsi. To learn more about the culture we visit the museum or Old Believers at Kolkja and the visitors centre. We drink tea from samovar with special sugar and have a delicious onion pie. To feel the Baltic-German culture we visit Alatskivi Manor - a real pearl of Baltic German Culture. The majestic castle really deserves your attention.

 

If you have time and wish you can visit Ice Age Centre (see next sightseeing article) on the way back. Entrance 7€/person or 4€ with ISIC card.

 

http://www.sibulatee.ee/lang_eng/

5. Ice Age Centre

Keywords: museum, nature, history

Group: Min. 15 persons

Price: 11€/person (8€ with ISIC card). Includes entrance fee and English speaking guide in the museum


About 15 km from Tartu towards Jõgeva (North). An exciting interactive museum where you see the ancient animals who lived on the territory of Estonia, learn the history of Ice Age periods on the territory of Estonia, and see  how our present actions influence the world.

 

http://www.jaaaeg.ee/index.php?lang=eng

 

6. Uhti Tavern

Keywords: handicraft, souvenirs

Group: Min. 20 persons

Price: 20€/person (Guide from Tartu-Uhti-Tartu, 3 workshops at Uhti Tavern, cake, tea.)


A small stone inn with a single stable is located near the Tartu-Võru road. The inn is nicely renovated and works now as a handicraft studio and souvenir shop.


You will have 2 hours making a cake, having time in doll studio and leather studio. Everyone will make a small souvenir for her-/himself. After the work we have done in the studios we will taste the cake which we have done ourselves.


 

http://www.uhti.ee/eng/?page_id=201

 

7. Endla Nature Reserve

Keywords: nature, beauty

Group: Min. 15 persons

Price: 5€/person (arrangement, local guide at the marsh, tea)

 

The Endla Mire System (with total area of about 25 000 ha) is one of the most important freshwater systems in Estonia representing a complex of different wetland types - mires, lakes, swamp forests, springs and rivers and supporting rich diversity of species.

The Endla Nature Reserve covering 10 110 ha was established in 1985 to protect the best preserved central part of the mire system and karst springs of the southern slope of the Pandivere Upland.

In 1997 Endla was listed as internationally important wetland (Ramsar) site.


The Visitor Centre of the Endla Nature Reserve is situated in Tooma village, 20 km north-west of Jõgeva, 70 km north-west of Tartu. 


We advise to buy some pies or bakery on the way or we can order them for you and you take them on the way from Jäneda Musta Täku Tall (Black Horse Tavern) for extra 5€/person.

 

http://www.keskkonnaamet.ee/endla/in-english/

 

8. Põltsamaa Castle and Wine Cellar

Keywords: on the road, flavours, architecture

Group:  Min. 15 persons

Price: 9€/person (entrances to the castle, local guide, wine degustation in wine cellar)

 

Coming to Tartu by Tallinn-Tartu road we suggest a tour at Põltsamaa Castle and  Wine Cellar.


In the Põltsamaa castle we will see the old fortress of Teutonic order constructed on the banks of the river in 1272. Here was the residence of Livonia's King Magnus. The castle was rebuilt by Woldemar Johann von Lauw in the 18th century as a grand rococo-style palace. The museum gives an overview of the glorious past of the castle, town and the parish. We will see the furniture from former church of Tartu University in the lutheran church built into the old cannon tower. The rococo palace and the church were burnt down in 1941 but the church was restored by 1952 as the very first church in soviet (Stalin) time.


The wine cellar of Põltsamaa Felix Ltd. offers local natural apple and berry wines, some of which are fresh and spunky whereas others are slowly seasoned and dignified. There are tasting packages of 3 as well as 5 wines available. There is a food museum located in the wine cellar while the same factory produced as the very first in the world food for astronauts (soviet cosmonauts).

 

http://www.puhkaeestis.ee/et/poltsamaa-loss