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3 days - This short countryside escape visiting National Parks and historical houses.
Despite the boom of 21st-century development, Tallinn remains loyal to the fairy-tale charms of its two-tiered Old Town – one of Europe’s most beguiling walled cities. Enjoy a private walking tour of Tallinn's Old town before heading out of town to the Lahemaa National park with your private driver and English speaking guide.
Enjoy this two-night stay at the luxurious manor house, Vihula Manor as you explore the Estonian countryside. Highlights include visiting seaside villages, spying on beavers in their natural habitat and relaxing at local taverns & fine dining restaurants.
Surrounded by flowers in summer or snow in winter, celebrate Estonia hospitality in this lovely escape.
- Walking tour of the medieval Old Town of Tallinn
- Historical manor houses from the 18th century
- Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Vihula Manor
- Day 1
- Walking tour of Tallinn & private transfer to your countryside Manor house
- Day 2
- A free day at Vihula Manor house
- Day 3
- Private transfer back to Tallinn
- Start/End Place
- Tallinn, Estonia
- Country Visited
- 3 Days
- Easy independent holiday suitable for singles, couples & families
Private car with driver at Lahemaa National sightseeing and a private transfer from Vihula to Tallinn return.
- English speaking guide for Tallinn walking tour and Lahemaa National park sightseeing at day 1 until Vihula Manor
- Private car with driver at Lahemaa National sightseeing
- Private transfer from Vihula to Tallinn at day3
- 2 nights overnight in Vihula manor zen or zendelux rooms
- Buffet breakfasts
- 24-hour emergency service
- Beverages & extras
- All services not mentioned in the program
- Tips and Gratuities
- International flights
Day 1 - Walking tour of Tallinn & private transfer to your countryside Manor house
After breakfast meet your English-speaking guide at the hotel in Tallinn for your private walking tour of Tallinn's Old Town (1.5 hours).
The walking tour goes through the two sharply contrasting parts of the Old Town: the Lower Town, once a free trading town and member of the Hanseatic League with its guild houses, warehouses, a unique Gothic Town Hall, dwellings of prosperous merchants, and churches with charming slender towers; and Toompea or the Upper Town, the seat of German landlords and their houses from the 18th-19th centuries.
You will also visit the biggest churches of Tallinn: the Alexander Nevski cathedral is an active Russian orthodox church, built just over 100 years ago, and the Dome church, the church of the local German nobility for centuries, which contains a valuable collection of their family coats of arms. The church itself is one of the oldest in Estonia and is built in the Gothic style. From the viewing platform you can see a panoramic view of not only the Old Town but also the rest of the city.
After your walking tour, pick-up your luggage from the hotel and then continue to Lahemaa National park with your guide. The drive is approximately 30 - 45 mins and the tour duration approx: 5 hours.
This is opportunity to learn about the diverse Estonian cultural history and see the Lahemaa nature preserve situated at the Gulf of Finland east of Tallinn. The most attractive part of Lahemaa is indeed the nature - bays, forests, bogs, limestone cliff and huge boulders.
Enjoy a short walk in Oandu along the ‘beaver trail’. It passes through the Altja River valley, in which you will see a diversity of plant and animal life. You can spy beaver activity in the valley too: the dams they build, their dens on the banks of the river and the trees whose trunks they gnaw through.
Then it is time to travel further passing beautiful manor houses of German landlord families dating back to the 18th centuries (Palmse or Sagadi manor). At the idyllic captain's village of Käsmu, you will be introduced to Estonian seafaring past. Käsmu was home to a maritime school, and virtually every family had its captain or coxswain. In the village there is chance to visit the Käsmu maritime museum.
Moving on, stop also at Altja village, which is typical seaside village, with all of its houses stretching along one street. On this point in Altja, you can see the fishing net sheds, which were reconstructed on the basis of old photographs and the memories of the villagers. The village also has its own quirky village wooden swing and old-fashioned tavern.
Arrive at Vihula Manor house and say goodbye to your guide.
AccommodationVihula Manor house - either ZEN or ZEN Deluxe rooms.
Day 2 - A free day at Vihula Manor house
There is lot to do in Vihula starting with a leisurely stroll around the gardens, hire bikes or golf buggies to explore the near by area.
You can also have an optional guided tour of the manor grounds and learn about the thrilling 500-year history of Vihula Manor. The manor is shrouded in legends that have been past on from generation to generation. Visit the old historical houses, enjoy the beautiful surroundings and get acquainted with the large renovation project, financed in part by the Estonian Cultural Heritage Fund. You are welcome to join the full daily manor tour with price 10 € (price is subject to changed and will be confirmed by Vihula).
Locally, you can visit different places for lunch or dinner - the manor house concierge will help with recommendations. On the Manor house grounds, you have a small coffee shop for light meals or the tavern for traditional Estonian food or a la carte dining in the main building.
AccommodationVihula Manor house - either ZEN or ZEN Deluxe rooms.
Day 3 - Private transfer back to Tallinn
Private transfer to Tallinn (no guide).
Price per person. Indicative price
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Romantic ZEN rooms are offering astonishing park views or river views. The ZEN rooms are located in Vihula Manor houses at-Back Manor, Vodka Distillery and Laundry House. Room Amenities: High-speed internet Access; Flat-screen satellite TV;MP3 input sockets; International direct dial telephone; Coffee and tea making facilities; Safe; Hairdryer; Natural stone bathrooms; Jacuzzi; Extra bathroom amenities; Air conditioner.
Spacious and elegant ZEN Deluxe rooms feature premium locations in Main Manor House and Vodka Distillery. Room Amenities:High-speed Internet Access; Flat-screen satellite TV; MP3 input sockets, International direct dial telephone; Coffee and tea making facilities; Safe; Mini-bar; Natural stone bathrooms; Bathrobes; Slippers; Jacuzzi or power showers; Extra bathroom amenities; Air conditioner
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