We are going to explore north-eastern parts of Estonia today during one of these day-trips to Russian border. The main draws for north-eastern Estonia are the towns of Narva and Narva-Jõesuu on the border to Russia and industrial landscapes mixed with the newest national park in Estonia.
Estonia’s easternmost town Narva boasts the best preserved castle (Hermann Fortress) overlooking a large, winding river acting as a border between Estonia and Russia. The nearby Narva-Jõesuu resort is dotted with spas and a large sandy beach that draws in holiday makers every summer. Narva is a melting pot of Estonian and Russian cultures and a great place to stop and relax. Narva these days presents examples of classical Soviet-era architecture with some exciting contemporary developments such as Narva College located on the town square, an ultra modern building paying homage to the town’s historical prosperity. The newly renovated river promenade around the castle and exploring the bastions inside and out is a must.
Narva-Jõesuu beach – by a small resort town off the Gulf of Finland, at the mouth of the Narva River – is one of the more idyllic beach settings in Estonia. With a legacy that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, Narva-Jõesuu was a popular summer holiday destination for the St. Petersburg nobility of the time, who called it ‘The Pearl of the Baltic Sea’.
The newest member of Estonian National Park family, Alutaguse National park expands across 43,000 hectares in north-eastern Estonia. Alutaguse is Estonia’s sixth national park, protecting the swamps, forest and coastal landscapes as well as the traditional culture of north-eastern Estonia. The Alutaguse region expands across the biggest coniferous forests and swamps in Estonia and Estonia’s longest sandy beach.
There are many interesting sites to stop along the route between Tallinn and Narva. Like the fifth largest town in Estonia, Rakvere draws in visitors with its impressive 13th century castle ruins, contemporary town square and spa culture. Located close to the scenic coast and picturesque Lahemaa national park, Rakvere is the perfect holiday destination if you’re looking for urban comforts in a rural setting.
Would you like to get a taste of what the life of a real coal miner was like? All you need to do is put on your wellies, grab a warm jacket and take a lamp; because, where else but underground would you hear, see and feel the same things as the men who toiled away underground every day? The Kohtla Mining Park & Museum and the surrounding areas is an cultural and educational experience. It demonstrates the journey of oil shale, shows how energy is created and showcases information on the subject of future trends in the energy sector.
“description is based on texts available on visitestonia.com”
- Hermann Fortress on the border to Russia
- Narva River Promenade and Bastions
- Narva-Jõesuu beach
- Lake Peipus
- Kohtla Mining Park
- Rakvere town
Tour price per person
Children’s Discounts: 3-year-old and under are free, 15% discount for ages 4-12.
Tour price includes:
- Pick-up and drop-off – You’ll be met by our host at your hotel or any other location
- Local host – You’ll be accompanied by our english-speaking experienced local host(with some estonian accent) who is also your chauffeur for the day
- Air-conditioned car/minivan – Depending of how many of you are there a car or a minivan for up to 8 people will be there for you
- Free WIFI – Free, secure and fast WIFI network is provided for the whole tour
- Entrance tickets – Entrance to all the sights in the tour program
- Bottled water – A local example of bottled water have been chosen for you
- Hassle-free cancellation – A confirmed reservation can be cancelled by You up to the moment of the actual event. For more detailed cancellation policy and Terms of Service follow the link
- Video of your tour – A short video clip will be produced of your day to thank you for visiting Estonia
Tour price excludes:
- Food and drinks