Lahemaa National Park Day Tour from Tallinn
Discover the dense forest and picturesque coastline of the Lahemaa National Park. It’s home to many secret treasures, including a hidden captains’ village, abandoned Soviet military remains, and much more.
Duration: 9 hours
Reviews from travellers (65)
My guide was super friendly and knowledgable, also the salmon was delicious!
Reviewed by danielle • August 06, 2018
Great time outside Tallinn
We had a wonderful day. The Park is beautiful and our guide Marjus was great.
Reviewed by Paulo • August 01, 2018
Well informed with a great sense of humour
Reviewed by Axel • July 15, 2018
would have been 5 stars but there was some confusion
I wont get into the situation that my travel companion and i found ourselves in because it is not relevant to other travelers so for what you actually see and do on this tour, i would give it 5 stars. Getting out of Tallinn and experiencing a little bit of what your average Estonian lives like, taking hikes through bogs, seeing the Baltic sea up close, and seeing dramatic differences in kept and unkept manor houses is truly an experience that this tour captures in about 9 hours. A wide range of things to see and learn and the lunch is fantastic (you get salmon or vegetable main course and both are superb).
Reviewed by Caitlin • June 23, 2018
Really nice experience! Totally worth it!
Reviewed by Léa • May 16, 2018
Reviewed by Jochen • May 02, 2018
Excellent tour! Excellent guide!
Our guide, Andres, was amazing! He explained everything very well and answered all of our questions! We visited the Jägala waterfalls, the viru bog, the abandoned Hara submarine base, the kasmu maritime museum, a fishing village and the Sagadi manor. We also had a very tasty lunch at the kasmu village (not included in the price but totally worth it). Everything was great! I definitely suggest this tour to every body!
Reviewed by Anastasia • April 07, 2018
Tallinn is more than Old Town
This tour was the exact reason why I came back to Tallinn, after a summer trip to explore the city itself. For 55 euro, this tour is a bargain. I am speaking for myself of course. Our guide was excellent, fluent in English and very up to date with all our questions. Getting out of Tallinn to see what other beauty Talinn has to offer is a must. You will see a waterfall, a gorgeous bog (a type of swap), abandoned Russian industry and the cutest museum you will ever see. At that particular museum we were served a delicious meal, prepared by a true viking. :) Highly recommended!
Reviewed by Rein • January 02, 2018
Worth the money
Our guide Chris is very informative & funny, that made our trip more wonderful besides the beautiful scene. The lunch we had at the Captain Village was absolutely amazing! The best smoked salmon i’ve ever had.
Reviewed by Afra • October 09, 2017
perfect day at Lahemaa NP
A very nice and international Tour (JP, JP, IND, AT, AT, CH, D) With 7 people and a very friendly and competent guide "Mariu" to fantastic spots in the estonian national park. A must do, if you habe time to spend a day in the nature.
Reviewed by Christoph • September 23, 2017
Wonderful tour - very knowledgeable guide
Had a wonderful day. Guide was very knowledgeable. Was well prepared - had rain down pour - had umbrellas for all of us. Would definitely recommend the tour to friends when they visit.
Reviewed by Linda • August 28, 2017
Friendly and Well organized
My guide was great because funny and well preparated. He loves his work and where he lives so he has spoken about his culture also and it was very interesting. During the tour we made "bog walking" and this was i looking for. We walk through the most beautifull part, first part with him and the end on our own. In the meantime our guide took the car and waiting us at the end of walk. This idea was amazing. I wished have the opportunity to walk with "bog walking shoes", but anyway it was amazing. I booked on the web site ad it's was easy and clearly, moreover they are very willing and they answer immediately
Reviewed by Roberta • August 26, 2017
Very nice tour
The guide was very helpful, patient and knowledgeable, the tour was great, the place amazing. Couldn't ask for more!
Reviewed by Lisa • August 25, 2017
Worth the money
The trip was really enjoyable and informative thanks to our tour guide Martin. The walk to the bogs are magnificent and breathtaking. A truly magical place for nature enthusiasts. Worth every penny, or in this case Euros :)!
Reviewed by Fairul • August 24, 2017
Great Way to Spend a Day
If you have had enough of the crowds in Old Town why not take a day trip to see a bit more of Estonia? The group I was with was privileged to be led by Kristjan-Jaak. His humour and insightful knowledge of Estonian history made the day a memorable one. A definite highlight was the visit to Kasmu Captains Village where we were treated to delicious lunch of salmon. We also went for a walk around Viru Bog and visited an abandoned Soviet submarine base. The group left Tallinn strangers and came back friends. I highly recommend this tour
Reviewed by Agnes • August 24, 2017
I booked the trip three years ago. Why are you asking me now for a review?
Reviewed by Holger • August 24, 2017
Very good guide and awesome place
Must to visit this place if you are in Tallin. The guide is super duper good guy. Vehicle and his knowledge both are awesome. Close your eye and press on buy !!
Reviewed by Paras • August 21, 2017
Great tour with a great guide
It was a great experience. The guide (Chris) was fantastic and told us very interesting things about the different paces we visited. Lahemaa Park was really beautiful. I strongly recommend having lunch in the museum.
Reviewed by Irene • August 15, 2017
Friendly and informative tour through Lahemaa
We booked a individual tour with a private guide. we found him very friendly and he gave us best information abaut living in Eesti. The tour was exactly like describtion in the internet.So we our expections were fullfilled.Beautifull nature! Especially the old fisherhouse and the Lunch were typical and fine. The waterfall we enjoyed very much. But our walk through the bog though it was raining all the time was an super adventure!!
Reviewed by Jochen • August 08, 2017
Great to see outside of Tallinn
An excellent tour of the countryside outside of Tallinn. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour if you're looking to explore a bit more of Estonia, get to know the landscape better, or just do something outside of the city. We had a great day! Martin, our tour guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We feel we learned so much about Estonia from him and are very grateful!
Reviewed by Kristen • July 12, 2017
Excellent day and interesting tour
We spent a great day travelling through Lehamaa National Park. Martin was an excellent guide, very knowledgable and making the tour extremely entertaining and diverting. I really recommend this tour to everyone visiting Estonia as you are hardly able to see and learn that much in one day.
Reviewed by Philipp • June 22, 2017
Kris. A great guide
Hi. Our guide Kris was very nice and funny. Always ready to answer our questions and very friendly with everyone. The tour was very interesting too.
Reviewed by Sergio • June 20, 2017
The guide is very professional and patient,but a little accent.Others is very good.
Reviewed by KUAN-CHIEH • June 07, 2017
To get an impression how the landscapes around Tallinn look like this tour was the best choice. And with Lina, oir guide it was so much fun and very interesting. She knew a little story for every occasion and gave us a lot of background information. With her energetic and positive style she motivated the whole group - it ws simply a perfect day, thanx a lot!!
Reviewed by Carol • May 27, 2017
Great day out
We had a really great day with Kurtz - he was friendly, funny and very knowledgedable. He answered all our questions and helped us understand so much about Estonia. Despite the cold and dark he kept us all interested and it was a full, active day out visiting all the key sites. I was only sorry I didn't get the chance to thank Kurtz properly at the end of the tour.
Reviewed by Sue • January 11, 2017
The trip was absolutely fantastic! The landscapes are magical, the whole day pure joy with Jevgeni. I will never forget it. This tour was one of the highlights of my trip through the baltics. I highly recommend it to everyone!
Reviewed by ella • October 25, 2016
Great guide, Lina
Unfortunately, the weather was awful. Cold, very windy and it rained as well. However, Lina made up with her cheerful and bright attitude. She had an interesting way of presenting facts and history, backed by her good knowledge. The home food was basic but good and wholesome.
Reviewed by Nirmal • October 10, 2016
Very nice tour and great guide
Gert was absolutely great, his historical knowledge and a good dose of humour made our tour one to remember! I absolutely recommend the Lahemaa National Park Day Tour and we will book again on our next visit to beautiful Tallinn!
Reviewed by Michael • August 29, 2016
great tour with Tele
We had a great day with Tele. She explained very well, always focused on the group, great job. Mixture of activities well balanced. lots
Reviewed by Heike • August 23, 2016
Absolutely worth it!
We were very unlucky with the weather. It was rainy and cold all day, but we enjoyed the experience all the same. We loved our very Estonian guide, Tele, but maybe some more information during the car rides would have been a good plus. The visited places are very nice (although we would exclude the first Manor). The bog was amazing, the abandoned submarines base a shock and the traditional village a real delight (it is a shame that we did not have time to walk through it). Best salmon ever, by yhe way. It compensates the absence of words of the owner of the museum. A very nice experience.
Reviewed by Noelia • August 17, 2016
Great and interesting what's not less because of the huge knowledge our tour guide Martin has. He was sympathic, funny, charismatic and was able to explain boring history in a really catchy way. He could answer every kind of question, English was really clear. The things we have seen were amazing. The naturside is great. Totally worth every money and every cent. Nice way to get to know to locals and great people from everywhere because groups are not too big ( around 8 people)
Reviewed by Sarah • August 11, 2016
Lahemaa Day Tour
The tour was nice and places we visited were interesting. Our guide was nice and sympathetic as well. He was really informative, spoke clearly and his stories were interesting. All in all the tour was excellent and I do recommend it, even if you are from a country with almost similar nature, there is always something new to explore.
Reviewed by Henna • August 08, 2016
Lovely day out
Lots to see in a nice, varied program. Guide Triin was charming and informative. As well as a chance to see more of Estonia this excursion greatly added to our understanding of the history of this part of the world.
Reviewed by Peter • August 08, 2016
Excellent tour & guide
One of the best experiences in Estonia's countryside...from George's enthusiasm, knowledge & enjoyable stories to feasting in a traditional private dining room by the sea. Worth every penny / euro.
Reviewed by Milvi • July 15, 2016
Realy impresed by tour
Reviewed by Tofan • July 13, 2016
John, our enthousiastic young guide showed us plenty of interesting spots. He's very knowledgable about Estonian history and can tell entertaining stories about it. The visit and lunch at the house museum in Käsmu was the highlight of the trip. Highly recommended to anybody who wants to spend a day outside the busy city of Tallinn.
Reviewed by Ulrich • July 02, 2016
Highlight of my holidAy
the tour was great - we saw SO much and because the group was small we were able to ask Martin lots of questions. Great guide! Great tour!
Reviewed by Silvia • July 02, 2016
Me and my girlfriend really enjoyed the tour and saw many different places in a short period of time. We visited Tallinn for a weekend and I'm happy that we booked the day trip to Laheema to supplement sightseeing in the town. We went to see a waterfall, a canyon with an abandoned hydro-power plant, a small traditional fishing village, an abandoned submarine base and a huge bog. It was a nice mix. Our guide Geron did a really good job at delivering background stories and explanations as well as keeping everyones mood up during a rain shower. Thank you!
Reviewed by Andreas • June 28, 2016
Definitely a 5 from us!
The whole day was awesome and Lina was a very fun and informative tour guide! Wouldn't change a thing!
Reviewed by Hannah • November 04, 2015
Five stars from me-which is high praise from a city girl who works in a library at a Sydney Hospital! I certainly learnt a lot about Estonia during the course of the day. I was also introduced to "kiiking". Needless to say I won't be trying this anytime soon. God I was seasick just looking at this spectacle lol! What can I say? Beautiful scenery, a great guide, lovely fellow travellers and lots of laughs.
Reviewed by Agnes • September 14, 2015
5 rating, specially due to Olga's guiding. She is excellent, a very bright history buff.
Reviewed by Leonardo • August 25, 2015
We definitely recommend John!
We had a wonderful guide named John. A witty student who could answer all our questions! And was happy to do so. He was also providing physical challenges to all who were into this.
Reviewed by E.F. • August 17, 2015
The tour was great!
The tour was great, I will rate it for 5. Like the trip to Paldiski. That is largely thanks to the guide – Olga. She was very well prepared for the tour and very helpful during the tour. She was able to answer the most difficult questions of people from different countries. She was very enthusiastic and it made the tour very powerful. I'm traveling a lot, and I've never met such a wonderful guide.
Reviewed by Zbigniew • August 12, 2015
The staff was very friendly and helpful, and my guide even came back for me when I got lost and showed up late to the meeting place. The places in Lahemaa we went to were interesting and beautiful! My tour guide, Elisa was friendly, funny, and informative. It felt less like a normal run-of-the-mill tour and more like a friend showing you around. I would definitely recommend!
Reviewed by Deavyn W • August 04, 2015
5 out of 5!
A really enjoyable road trip around the Lahemma National Park, would highly recommend as being shown by a local is the best way and more personal ps. wear comfy shoes!!
Reviewed by Annabel B • July 07, 2015
My husband and I were very pleased that we joined this tour. It was the most scenic part of our vacation (Russia-Estonia-Finland). Beautiful Estonian countryside...the Jagala Juga waterfall, the Nommeveski Kanjon with its river and forest, and the Viru-Raba boardwalk where we saw picturesque bogs. We found the coastal village of Kasmu and the Sagadi manor very nice also. Lunch was delicious...I had the vegetarian dish, and my husband said the salmon was very good. Our tour guide-driver George had a lot of energy and amusing stories to tell. We truly enjoyed the tour.
Reviewed by Maria Angeli • July 02, 2015
I had a great time during the Lahemaa National Park tour. Our guide Anne was brilliant. Full of witty comments that made the tour really fun (despite the freezing temperature). I definitely recommend it specially if you are interested in finding out fun facts about Estonia.
Reviewed by Irene • February 11, 2015
Last month i had the chance to make 2 different tours with Tallinn Traveller, i made Lahemaa National Park with Iida-Leena and Coastal Cliffs and Soviet Paldiski with Mart. Both tours were amazing. Iida and Mart were great, friendly, good communicators and they explained a lot about Estonia and the Estonians. On both tours, i had the chance to left the beautiful but tourist-crowded Tallinn for a couple of days and travel to Estonian countryside and somehow experience the Estonian way of life. Nature, waterfalls, Manor houses, beautiful landscapes, old Soviet airplanes, missile shelters, old submarine base and.... a swimming MOOSE! :D Thank you Iida-Leena, Mart and Tallinn Traveler staff for giving me 2 memorable days in Estonia! I felt in love with Estonia, it's a wonderful country and i'm sure i will be back one day! :)
Reviewed by Nuno N / TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
I'd been to Tallinn before so this time I wanted to see something outside of the city as well, and the Tallinn Traveller tour to Lahemaa was a perfect way to finish up my trip. We had a fantastic guide who told us a lot about Estonian history, mixing in her and her family's experiences to make it more personal; and she was great to chat to about anything else as well. The small groups mean that everyone has a chance to ask about anything they're interested in and get to know the other people in the group so by the end it doesn't really feel like a "tourist group" tour at all. The tour itself is very well-organised as well, each stop is interesting and adds something new to the overall experience. Will definitely take another tour with Tallinn Traveller if I visit the city again.
Reviewed by Tara S, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
Very good day trip to see Estonian nature and culture. Swimming in the bog was cold but so nice! Our guide Karin shared lots of interesting facts about Estonia, nature and people, as well as really good muffins :) She totally deserves a glass of wine !
Reviewed by Elise G, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
Possibly one of the best days I have ever had travelling, everyone in the world should get to Tallinn and experience the epic-ness that is Tallinn Traveller Tours!!
Reviewed by Matt Holland, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
Kalev our tour guide went out of his way to keep our group of adrenalin junkies interested. We jumped off abandoned sub stations, a flooded prison, walked through the forest to a beautiful waterfall, got to walk through a bog, had the best salmon and the whole time Kalev was able to answer any questions we had. We even went blueberry picking in the forest!!! There are a myriad of hidden gems in and around Tallinn and I know there is no way better to explore them than with Tallinn Traveller Day Tours.
Reviewed by Lashka, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
Easily the best tour of my life. Waterfalls, derelicts power stations and submarine docks, old watchtowers, the best lunch I've had in months, very important information on what berries to eat and which to avoid, bog diving, and oh yeah, the abandoned prison complex in the flooded mine. Take the effort to climb to the third story before jumping off, either via the window at the front or the exposed pillars around the back. You wont regret it.
Reviewed by Tomos, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
J-J (Jevgeni) was our guide for the day for the national park, he was warm and genuinely hospitable. It was an easy day trip and a great option to see something different from the city. Lunch was great value and really delicious! Salmon. great pit stop choice. Highlights were the Soviet Submarine Base and Käsmu Captains Village (which i think is where you also have lunch with a touch all you like museum) JJ talked us through some interesting pieces.
Reviewed by F Aust, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
I can't stop talking about this tour we arrived at 10am and met our tour guide for the day Mart a very friendly, informative young man. He took us to very interesting places with beautiful scenery especially this time of year the colours are amazing. Lunch was a fantastic experience in a house full of interesting items and the homemade smoked fresh salmon was delicious. We have never been to a bog before but can't imagine a more beautiful one than in this park an absolute must tour if in Tallinn, worth every euro paid. Highly recommended for an experience of a lifetime. Thank you Mart for a wonderful day.
Reviewed by Lollipoplondon, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
The Lahemaa day trip with Jevgeni was great too. The drive to the park might have been boring but Jevgeni kept us entertained and it was great to talk to him about life in Estonia. The park was beautiful, I thought early October was a good time to visit (not too cold, the trees all turning golden brown). There was a lot more than just natural scenery too, a nice old manor house, a great lunch in a small house/museum, and some interesting post-Soviet era relics.
Reviewed by David S, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
My partner and I took a trip with Tallin Traveller Day Tours to Lahemaa National Park. It was a day of autumn beauty, isolated seashores, beautiful natural forest, pretty coastal villages and reflective bog ponds. Kalev was an exceptional guide, courteous, attentive, humorous and knowledgable. We recommend this tour and company to fellow travellers to Tallin!
Reviewed by RP, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
What a fantastic trip.Done on the spur of the moment it was everything I wanted to see and do in Laheema National Park (apart from seeing bears, but then that would have been pretty scary!) We went everywhere at a nice leisurely pace. From Russian submarine docks to idyllic forest walks. We even managed to stop of at a beautiful village for a home-cooked lunch. Scrumptious! Oh and theres Beavers, country house and the stunning bog's. Yes bog's can be stunning! Laheema is on a vast area and this tour really is the best way to see it! Don't go to Estonia without taking this tour. It's a must do
Reviewed by Tom S, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
I loved going through the park, but the beach vista, with the strange, kind of stark rocks amongst the pretty surf, made for some cool pictures and a relaxing atmosphere. A great day trip out of Tallinn!
Reviewed by Jack S, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
it was such an amazing tour. Marc and I would always be part of the tour again. Our tour guide was Jüri and he was brilliant. Had made us laugh all the time and he wasn't not always funny but also very informative. We learnt a lot about the history and also had time to digest all the information while the fantastic lunch we had at the Baltic Sea Side in a boat. All in all it was fantastic every time again. Thank so much Isabell and Marc
Reviewed by Isabell B, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
Guides with great personal and professional qualifications facilitated a relaxed atmosphere, so our small group (8 people) had a day full of fun and new experiences in the wonderful nature! Of course, blue sky and sunshine didn't make it worse :-) It was nothing less than a perfect day!
Reviewed by Susanne G, TripAdvisor • November 14, 2014
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