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Itinerary for Highlights of Estonia Private Tour

Highlights of Estonia Private Tour

Tallinn is the gateway to beautiful, idyllic rural Estonia. Our private tours of Estonia are designed to suit your interests and pace of travel, this is an example Highlights of Estonia Private Tour itinerary that can be altered for you. After exploring the charming old town of Tallinn, we take out into the countryside, to the coast, the islands and smaller cities and towns - to see life, nature, history and culture throughout Estonia.

You will meet our different guides and hear their stories and anecdotes, chat with them about life in Estonia and learn so much more about this small but vibrant country. Come and discover Estonia!

DAY 1 - TALLINN

Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it.

DAY 2 - TALLINN

Tallinn Walking Tour With Private Guide (3 Hours)
Our guide will meet you at your hotel reception and take you for a 3 hour walking tour of Tallinn old town. This is a great way to get your bearings and ask any questions about your stay in Tallinn, maybe you want to learn some basic words, get some tips on good cafes, or learn how to use public transport - our guide will be pleased to help!

DAY 3 - LAHEMAA NATIONAL PARK

Lahemaa National Park Private Day Trip
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 10am and take you for a privately guided day trip to Lahemaa - one of Europe's biggest national parks. After an hours drive we will visit your selection of the many sights of Lahemaa, according to the weather and time.

DAY 4 - TALLINN - TARTU

Tallinn To Tartu (Sightseeing Along The Way) Private Transfer
Our driver-guide will pick you up and drive you to Tartu, sightseeing along the 'Onion Road' on the way including Kasmu fishing village, Kolkja Old Believers Fish restaurant and Alatskivi Castle if time permits.

DAY 5 - TARTU

A Day Trip From Tartu To Seto Peasant Museum
This is a day trip with a private driver from Tartu, where you have the opportunity to explore South eastern Estonia, enjoying the nature and heritage of Polva county and the preserved culture of the Setu. You'll drive to the Seto Peasant Museum at Varska. The Seto people are one of the most original ethnic groups in the Baltic region and their culture and folk traditions live on. The museum is a copy of a traditional Seto farm and you can eat Seto traditional food. On the return to Tartu, you will visit Puisa sandstone caves and museum. The Piusa Caves were created in 1922 as a result of quarrying for quartz sand to use in glass production. You can also enjoy a 1.4 km hiking trail which begins just near the caves.

DAY 6 - TARTU TO PARNU

Tartu To Parnu (Via Viljandi) Private Transfer
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Parnu. Please note this is not a driver-guide, just a driver. If you wish to be accompanied by a guide please ask as this will be an additional cost. On the way you will stop off for a couple of hours in the small town of Viljandi with its castle ruins and small old town. In Viljandi there are some nice cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy coffee or lunch.

DAY 7 - PARNU

Day at leisure to explore Parnu; walk along the beach, visit a spa centre or stroll the old town enjoying the cafes and craft shops.

DAY 8 - SOOMAA

Soomaa Private Day Trip
The perfect way to explore the Estonian nature and wilderness, with our wonderful local guides on a day trip to Soomaa national park. Meet the locals, learn about the nature and simply enjoy being in some of the most stunning, tranquil, unspoilt nature in Europe. You can meet your guide at Soomaa, or be picked up from your accommodation if you need a transfer. During your day you will enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of the nature and can choose from one of the following activities: canoeing on the river, hiking in the bog (bog walking and/or bog shoeing), paddling dugout canoe, picking and tasting mushrooms and wild berries, tracking wildlife, kick sledding, snowshoeing & back-country skiing.

DAY 9 - PARNU TO SAAREMAA

Parnu To Saaremaa (With Sightseeing On Muhu) Private Transfer
Our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you (via the ferry) to Saaremaa island. On the way you will be shown the highlights of Muhu Island including Muhu ethnographic museum and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (food and drink not included).
 

DAY 10 - SAAREMAA

Day at leisure to enjoy your stay in a spa hotel (we can pre-book treatments for you) and explore the pretty town of Kuressaare, visit the Bishop's Castle, the marina and the small old town.


DAY 11 - SAAREMAA

Highlights Of Saaremaa Private Tour
Our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will explore the island of Saaremaa, it is an idyllic island full of natural and cultural sights including Kaali Meteorite Craters, Angla Windmills, Karja Medieval Church of St. Catherine and Panga cliff. Tour lasts approximately 5 hours with our friendly local guide, transport by car and all entrances included. You will see a lot, but at island pace which is just perfect!

 

DAY 12 - SAAREMAA TO TALLINN

Saaremaa To Tallinn (Via Eco Farms) Private Transfer
Our driver-guide will pick you up and drive you to Tallinn. On the way you will visit some Estonian eco-farms to get a glimpse into rural Estonian life and local farming.
 

DAY 13 - END OF TOUR

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport.

 

Overview

Discover Estonia on a tour designed for you
Exceptional personal guides and drivers
Handpicked hotels
Can start any day of the year
Tailor the itinerary to suit you - add day trips, extra nights or travel on to our other destinations
Call or email us to discuss your travel plans
From 2029 EUR pp

Notes

For groups of friends we can offer a discount, so please ask us about this
If you want to visit a particular place or event - we can arrange this!
This tour does not include flights - you can book your own or we can do this for you
Tailor-made itineraries are our speciality and we want you to get the right tour for you
Call or email us to discuss your plans

More Reviews

THANK YOU FOR ONE OF THE BEST HOLIDAYS WE HAVE EVER HAD (AND WE HAVE HAD A FEW!)

Thank you so much for putting together a top notch experience. Please can you pass on our appreciation to Jurga too. Everything went smoothly. The itinerary was spot on, there was something fantastic to see on the days we were on the move and we never felt the journeys were too long. Thank you for one of the best holidays we have ever had (and we have had a few!)

HEMSLEY GROUP, TAILOR MADE SELF-DRIVE TOUR OF THE BALTICS, MAY 2018


THE STAFF AT BALTIC HOLIDAYS ARE PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXCEEDINGLY FLEXIBLE

My husband and I worked with the exceptional staff at Baltic Holidays to plan two remarkable tailor-made vacations: One to Russia, Finland and Estonia, the other to Eastern Europe visiting Bucharest, Budapest and Prague. The accommodations were perfect and located in convenient places in the cities we visited. The guides we had for day trips both in and out of the cities were knowledgeable, smart and each and everyone went out of their way to make our visit wonderful. We were warmly greeted at the airport and bus stations with staff that took us to our hotels and delivered us back on time and in comfort. Baltic Holidays went the extra mile to help us get tickets to concerts, operas and even the Moscow Circus. But best of all the staff at Baltic Holidays are professional, knowledgeable and exceedingly flexible. We spend lots of time communicating on e-mail about different trip options until we got our plans just right. We feel like the staff are friends now and look forward to working with them again on our next adventure.

TAILOR-MADE TOURS OF EUROPE, TERI DOWLING & MAL LITWILLER


THE EXPERTS FOR A TAILOR MADE TRIP TO THIS FASCINATING PART OF THE WORLD

Baltic Holidays did a first class job for us from start to finish. The care and attention with which they planned the trip was outstanding. They were highly flexible to our professional photography needs. Each of the guides went beyond the call of duty in helping us and we saw some extraordinary off the beaten track events and people. They are the experts for a tailor made trip to this fascinating part of the world.

MR J STRACHAN, TAILOR-MADE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR OF THE BALTIC STATES, JULY 2017


HATS OFF TO BALTIC HOLIDAYS. YOU GAVE US A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.

Our trip was superb, Philip. As you well know, before the trip I customized it quite a bit. Your team was terrific in accommodating that customization. The result was a unique and spectacular trip. I could go on at great length to tell you how much we enjoyed this trip but, instead, will save time by simply telling you that Denise and I have traveled quite extensively and we both agreed that this was one of our favorite trips ever. That is in large part due to your team'shard work before we landed and once we were 'in country'. The Baltics trip was the first time that we traveled on our own but used a tour company to help plan and then fully support the trip. You have now spoiled - and ruined - us. Hats off to Baltic Holidays. You gave us a trip of a lifetime.

MR & MRS SERGESKETTER, TAILOR-MADE TOUR OF THE BALTIC CAPITALS, KALININGRAD & BELARUS, JULY 2017


WE HAVE LEARNT SO MUCH ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE FIVE COUNTRIES

Dear Jurga, We arrived home safe and sound on Saturday afternoon and, now, our minds are full of wonderful memories of a very enjoyable trip. Thank you very much for organising such a comprehensive holiday for us. Everything went like clockwork: guides were excellent, erudite and solicitous and good travelling companions, excellent selection of hotels -a faultless holiday. We have learnt so much about the history of the five countries and have met many friendly and welcoming people. Once again thank you for all your work.

MR CYSTER, GRAND BALTIC PRIVATE TOUR (VILNIUS, RIGA, TALLINN, HELSINKI, ST PETERSBURG, MOSCOW), SEPTEMBER 2017


WE HAD AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL TIME.

We had an absolutely wonderful time. It exceeded our expectations, helped by good weather and the absence of crowds. I'mso glad I read that article in The Guardian which prompted me to call you. We particularly loved the day in the canoe and on the bog, the cookery class, the lovely guide in Tallinn and being left on our own to walk and cycle. Thank you all so much!

PHILIPPA, TAILOR-MADE TOUR OF ESTONIA, SEPTEMBER 2017


BALTIC HOLIDAYS MET EVERY NEED AND EXPECTATION!

We enjoy the ease of first-class packaged holidays but prefer traveling independently and on our own agenda with assistance as required. In this regard Baltic Holidays met every need and expectation! Once we set our desireddestinations and dates, Baltic Holidays put together the most suitable hotels, booked expert drivers, and arranged for top notch guides in each city. Everything worked like clockwork. We were able to sit back and enjoy the trip without ever worrying about transportation, payments, or hotel arrangements.

MR & MRS WHITE, TAILOR-MADE PRIVATE BALTIC CAPITALS TOUR, SEPTEMBER 2017


THE GUIDES WERE EXCEPTIONAL, THE DRIVING EXCELLENT, THE HOTELS PERFECTLY LOCATED

Sally, thank you for all the work you did to make our trip so remarkable---the guides were exceptional, the driving excellent, the hotels perfectly located and comfy and the opera seats perfect---what a trip!!---we especially liked Ben in Vilnius for his energy, willingness to answer all questions and ability to show us so much in a short time---also Inga in Riga for her flexibility, quick pace and deep knowledge of the culture and architecture--and also Aldis for his willingness to go above the expected, to share stories of his beloved Latvia, to help us understand the history of his country and the beauty of it---and Ivo for helping us understand manor life and that history, for his stories about life in Estonia, for going beyond in making sure we saw more of Tallinn on our way back---thanks for choosing everything with such care---we loved the countries.

HEIDI FIELDS GROUP OF 6 FRIENDS, BALTIC CAPITALS TAILOR-MADE TOUR, OCTOBER 2017


THE ORGANISATION WAS OUTSTANDING

We want to say how much we enjoyed the whole trip.The organisation was outstanding and everything went just as was planned.Of course being our first visit, everything we saw was a completely new experienceso we have many happy memories to look back on, with each capital city quite different to the other two, as we found when going to Riga from Vilnius and then to Tallin. Tartu was a charming little town too and we were glad we included a cross-country trip. The hotels were excellent and overall there is nothing at all we could suggest needed improvement. We are so glad and grateful that we were finally able to make the trip after the disappointment in April. Our sincere thanks to everyone who was involved in providing us with a truly memorable experience.

BRIAN & SUE HOLLEY, NEW ZEALAND, SEPTEMBER 2017


BESPOKE BALTIC TOUR - 'THE TRIP WAS EXCELLENT!'

The trip was excellent. All your arrangements worked like clockwork, and we were well spoiled. The guides were all delightful in their own different ways, especially Linas and Aldis. I was relatively surprised to find how modern looking, clean and civilised all the States were— and the roads are a damned sight better than ours. People everywhere were delightful. Altogether a great trip, for which many thanks. Keeping three well travelled old guys happy is not an easy task.

THREE WELL TRAVELLED OLD GUYS, BALTIC TAILOR-MADE TOUR, JUNE 2018


THE GUIDES WE HAD WERE EXCEPTIONAL!

The guides we had were exceptional!Kertu - told us so much about living in Communist times and brought the whole city to life. Inga,in Riga, really knows about architecture as she is working on her PH.D in that field. Thank you or someone for Ieva! We had a great time talking about nature, schools, etc. So, in all, everyone one was well or over-qualified to talk with us about cities, countries, communism, cooking and other stuff! Oh, I forgot "Vickie", who took us to the Curonian Spit. What a fun, upbeat person! She brought a picnic lunch for us so we could sit and enjoy it on the hilltop above Nida, where the German writer's home is located.

MR & MRS SNYDER, TAILOR-MADE BALTIC PRIVATE TOUR, JUNE 2018


TALLINN & HELSINKI - VARIED & INTERESTING

We would like to thank you & your team for organising a very successful holiday, everything worked exactly as the itinerary, varied & interesting, even the weather was good through the whole week … so thank you very much.

OCKWELL & FRIENDS, TALLINN & HELSINKI PRIVATE TOUR, AUGUST 2018


ALL OUR GUIDES/DRIVERS WERE GOOD, FRIENDLY AND INFORMATIVE

We really enjoyed the trip to the Baltics and had a great time. We want to thank you and Jurga for all the contact, suggestions and responses to questions/enquiries/etc. We thought all our guides/drivers were good, friendly and informative.We would be happy to recommend Baltic Holidays to prospective clients.The itinerary was great and we appreciated the suggestions from your company as we finalised our arrangements. We also appreciated that there is a company that offers tours in this part of the world during a time of the year when a lot of other companies don't offer any options.


MORE LIKE A FRIEND THAN A GUIDE

The organisation of our trip was very professional and ran like clockwork. It was great to have everything organised and to not worry about driving or finding places of interest. We met some lovely tour guides especially Vicky in Palanga who was a fantastic host and felt more like a friend than a guide. We were pleasantly impressed by the standards of Eastern Europe and enjoyed the food and reasonable prices too. We would definitely recommend the baltics to our friends. In fact our 22 year old son said we could even leave him in Lithuania!

THE LEVENE FAMILY, TAILOR-MADE PRIVATE TOUR OF THE BALTIC CAPITALS, JUNE 2017


VERY HAPPY WITH THE WAY YOU HAD ORGANISED OUR HOLIDAY

Dear Sarah, We really enjoyed ourselves. Helsinki and Tallinn are both great places to visit in very different ways. We loved the laid back atmosphere in Helsinki and walking by the sea right by the city centre. Tallinn is stunningly beautiful. Every corner you go round brings another amazing view. We were very happy with the way you had organised our holiday. The hotels were both excellent and all the pick ups were right on time. All in all we had a great time and enjoyed it from start to finish.

MR & MRS RHEAD, TAILOR-MADE TALLINN & HELSINKI TOUR, JULY 2017


EVERY ASPECT OF THE HOLIDAY WORKED WELL

I would like to thank Baltic Holidays for the well organised holiday that was organised for my friend and I in August. We visited St Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Every aspect of the holiday worked well. Our accommodation was very comfortable, our guides informative and our drivers excellent. All staff were very punctual and polite. The places we were shown by our guides gave us a very good understanding of the countries we visited. My heartfelt thanks to Baltic Holidays.

RHONDA, BALTIC CAPITALS TAILOR-MADE PRIVATE TOUR, AUGUST 2017


VERY HAPPY WITH THE WAY YOU HAD ORGANISED OUR HOLIDAY

Dear Sarah, We really enjoyed ourselves. Helsinki and Tallinn are both great places to visit in very different ways. We loved the laid back atmosphere in Helsinki and walking by the sea right by the city centre. Tallinn is stunningly beautiful. Every corner you go round brings another amazing view. We were very happy with the way you had organised our holiday. The hotels were both excellent and all the pick ups were right on time. All in all we had a great time and enjoyed it from start to finish.

MR & MRS RHEAD, TAILOR-MADE TALLINN & HELSINKI TOUR, JULY 2017

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