West Coast & Haapsalu Day Tour from Tallinn

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55 EUR

Haapsalu is the most romantic and probably the most popular small town in Estonia. This tour offers you an entertaining overview of Estonia’s history, and takes you on an exciting journey to a bunch of weird and wonderful places that you most likely would never find on your own.

Duration: 9 hours
    Available in
  • Estonian,
  • English,
  • German,
  • Russian
The tour company (Tallinn Traveller) normally has a 4-person minimum, so I was very grateful that they still ran this tour even though there were only 2 of us. Our guide, Marju, was very kind and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the sights, especially since I had done the Lahemaa tour the day before, so I was a bit worried that it might be too similar, but the two tours complemented each other very nicely. This tour focused more on culture and religious history and life outside of the capital. I especially enjoyed that you could get up close & personal with all of the sights, especially the Padise monastery. I would highly recommend this tour to learn more about Estonia outside of Tallinn, just be aware that if it's not the tourist high season, it may not be offered.
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Highlights

  • See the medieval Padise Monastery
  • Enjoy scenic views of the Rannaküla coastline and Noarootsi peninsula
  • Discover the historic Haapsalu Castle and take a walk along the picturesque Haapsalu promenade
  • Visit a charming old train station
  • Step back in time at Ungru Castle and the mysterious Riisipere Manor
  • Explore an abandoned nuclear missile base

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Description

From a nuclear missile base to a mysterious old manor house, there are many things to discover on a day trip to Haapsalu. Once the resort capital of Estonia, it’s now a hotspot for Finnish spa enthusiasts as well as the favourite town of most Estonians.

On this tour you’ll see Western Estonia’s beautiful nature and coastline, well-preserved ruins of a medieval monastery and Haapsalu’s picturesque promenade. You’ll also get the chance to discover long-forgotten castles and an abandoned nuclear missile base.

Our young and entertaining guides will show you places that you would never stumble across on your own and share personal stories about Estonia from the perspective of the local youth.

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

K
Relax by the sea
Marju was great explaining and answering our questions and looked after our needs as my wife has angina. There was just the two of us. This tour was recommended by another guide as it was very relaxing but took in lovely countryside and sea. Marju took us to a lovely cafe for lunch which was inexpensive but great choice and quality of food
Interesting tour led by excellent guide
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Marju was highly knowledgeable and having a small group meant we could ask any questions we wanted, as well as get some insight into the culture and daily lives of Estonians. Hearing stories relating to the sights was a good way to learn about Estonia's political history. Marju was a safe driver and very friendly. She took us to a nice lunch place that catered for vegetarians.
J
Without a doubt, I give the tour a 5. The guides were great fun, very thoughtful, and very knowledgeable. The itinerary had several unique stops which made me feel like I saw the real Estonia. I've already told my friends about you. Keep up the great work!!!
T
very good tour, saw what was stated, very good guide.
S
I enjoyed the Laheema National Park and the Western Coast tour on 20 and 21 Oct and can't recommend them highly enough. Mart and Auerilia were enthusiastic, informative and more than happy to answer lots of questions! Their passion for their country and sharing their own personal pespective is clearly evident and if you want to escape Tallinn for the day, this is definitely the way to do it!

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4.9/5

Fantastic tour and highly recommended!
Interesting sights and commentary
Had a great time with Catherine. Very knowledgeable. She went the extra mile to tell and show us what’s interesting.
Excellent
There is no better way to get from Riga to Vilnius. The sites along the way are worth far more than the cost of the transportation. Thanks for this great idea and for fulfilling it in a very professional manner.
Thanks for the great tour!
There’s no better way to travel between Riga and Vilnius than to spend a day with eight other travelers and the guide/driver. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and wouldn’t have wished for it to be different. Tim
Great way to transfer cities!
You get a transfer and get a knowledgeable local and some sightseeing along the way. Can't beat it!
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