Lahemaa National Park Day Tour from Tallinn
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Discover the dense forest and picturesque coastline of the Lahemaa National Park. It’s home to many secret treasures, including a hidden captains’ village, beautiful seaside, and much more.
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Reviews from travellers (74)
Our guide began by setting expectations with a brief outline of the day’s itinerary and expected return time - always a great way to start. At each stop, she provided an overview of the larger context—the geology underlying the Jägala waterfall, the history behind the Baltic German manor houses—before providing further specific details and engaging with questions to those interested. I very much enjoyed seeing the contrast between the unrenovated Kolga manor, with its massively looming (crumbling) pillars, set against the restored pretty-in-pink Sagadi manor, surely the backdrop for many Estonian weddings.
The extended nature walk in Viru Bog was an absolute highlight. Perfectly structured, she led us to the observation tower, with an amazing view over the technicolor pools, then picked up the car and met us at the other end of the trail, allowing some self-paced walking. The more adventurous could dip their toes in the water or even swim. Our guide called our attention to several types of plants found there, which we could again spot and examine during the unguided part of our hike. It is rare these days to get to enjoy such beautiful solitude, walking along a boardwalk, surrounded only by the evocatively twisted pine trees and still, dark water.
For lunch, we stopped at a simple tavern in Võsu, a tiny village of about 500 that was “one of the USSR’s hot resort towns.” Our guide told some stories of coming there as a young girl, and how crowded the area was with Ladas. Again, a highly authentic experience that encouraged our small group to interact and helped us see life outside “the big city.”
The second nature walk included some time in the quiet forest and on the sandy, rocky coast. Along the way, we saw a traditional fishing village and tested out a traditional 6-person swing—an unexpected workout! Photo opportunities abound on this tour, and the exercise is a nice bonus. You are guaranteed to learn several things about Estonian history, culture, or nature that you would otherwise miss.
I would recommend this trip to anyone.
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