Narva & The Eastern Bloc Day Tour from Tallinn - in Tallinn - LikeALocal Guide

Narva & The Eastern Bloc Day Tour from Tallinn

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65 EUR

Eastern Estonia is as close as you can get to Russia without a visa. Expect hammers and sickles, ash mountains, Lenin statues and hunting towns. And yes, you will see Russia without crossing the border.

Duration: 12 hours
    Available in
  • Estonian,
  • English,
  • German,
  • Russian
Myself and 3 friends had a great day with Kurt and especially enjoyed visiting the abandoned town. It's a long day, for sure, but you get to see so much of the country, so it's totally worth it. Standing across the river from Russia was another highlight.

The vehicle was modern and comfortable and Kurt was an excellent guide, taking us to a nice spot for a delicious lunch too!
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Highlights

  • Roam the medieval ruins of Toolse fortress
  • Admire the strange spectacle of the Kiviõli ash mountains (optional)
  • Wander the streets of an eerie ghost town
  • Marvel at the stunning Valaste Waterfall and Ontika limestone cliffs (optional)
  • Explore the quaint Soviet industrial town of Sillamäe
  • See Narva Castle and peer across the Russian border
  • Get up close and personal with a Soviet T-34 tank
  • Take a trip to the Blue Hills and Kohtla-Järve (optional)

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Description

A day in Tallinn simply cannot be compared to a day in Narva. To be honest, no place on earth can be compared to Estonia’s mysterious east… A day hunting hammers and sickles is definitely a day well-spent.

This tour takes you on a journey from beautiful medieval castles and coastal cliffs to extraordinary artificial ash mountains, eerie industrial ghost towns and the most bizarre Soviet-themed museum in Estonia. Along the way you’ll get an entertaining introduction to the absurdist tragicomedy known as the "Reminiscences of the Soviet Union". You'll also get the chance to see an old Soviet T-34 tank as well as a statue of Lenin!

It doesn’t matter whether you know just a little or a lot about Soviet history – it’s fun either way. The eastern part of Estonia is for true adventurers.

All of our day trips are for small groups of up to eight people. You’ll be driven around in a car or minivan.

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly and professional local guide
  • Transport by car or minivan
  • Lunch at a local restaurant

Meeting point

The tour starts in front the Tallinn Tourist Info Center (Niguliste street 2) on the corner of Harju and Niguliste street. (Niguliste 2)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (10)

5.0/5

Great day trip from Tallinn
Myself and 3 friends had a great day with Kurt and especially enjoyed visiting the abandoned town. It's a long day, for sure, but you get to see so much of the country, so it's totally worth it. Standing across the river from Russia was another highlight.

The vehicle was modern and comfortable and Kurt was an excellent guide, taking us to a nice spot for a delicious lunch too!
H
Trip back in time to the Soviet era
This was a very interesting tour, looking back at life in Soviet times and how it has changed. Liine, our guide was very knowledgeable and we learnt so much about the past. Being able to stare into Russia from the very interesting Narva castle was a memorable experience. The trip is long but we stopped regularly in various places, where Liine explained their significant stories.
M
From old to modern history and from industrial heritage to nature.
I had an excellent tour guide Krislin. Her native town was Kohtla-Järve and she gave us a lot of information about this eastern part of Estonia. Many thanks! The tour is an excellent mixture of old (Toolse fortress, Narva castle+memorial of 1700 battle) and new history (WWII, Soviet era) together with industrial heritage (oil shale mining, Kreenholm factory). A contract of walking in a "ghost town" and in Sillamäe was unbelievable. The distance of 210 km gave me a perspective of a size of Estonia and of her fields and woods which we were passing.

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4.9/5

A perfect experience
The guide gave us many useful information and vivid stories about Baltic countries’ history. We enjoyed all the journey from Riga to Vilnius.
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