Narva & The Eastern Bloc Day Tour from Tallinn


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


  • 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)


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.

What’s included & not included

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

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Meeting point

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

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (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!
More than we eexpected
Kert Oun was our guide for a fantastic tour of former Soviet and eastern block sites. We drove to many towns and saw wonderful examples of daily life and architecture in eastern Estonia. Kert has a true love and knowledge of history. By the end of the day, we felt very knowledgeable about Estonia history over several eras. A highlight of the day was a visit to Narva, with all of its beauty and architecture. We would definitely recommend the tour and hope to do it again.
The tour was definitely a 5, we had an amazing day and visited so many interesting places. Even after 12 h the energy in the group was still high and we had fun. Would go again any time.
A day trip to East Estonia - Sillamäe, Kohtla-Järve, Narva, took us to places average tourist would never get to. Definitely something to see for those who are interested in history, culture and something out of ordinary :)
When I travel, I crave new and different experiences. The only way I can describe Narva & Eastern Bloc Tallinn tour is an absolute adventure. Going to the Russian/Estonian Border seeing relics of the Old Communist Occupation in the east and learning about the immense history of the region were all highlights. The guides were great. I'd go back again in a heartbeat, even if it's just for the herring.
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