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Estonian Manors and Resorts tour


Estonian Manors and Resorts tour
Tallinn - Saaremaa - Lahemaa
July - August 2013, 8 days / 7 nights

Estonian Manors and Resorts tour dates:
EM12: 07. 07-14. 07. 13
EM14: 04. 08-11. 08. 13
EM16: 18. 08-25. 08. 13

Day 1 (Friday): Arrival Tallinn
Arrival in Tallinn, optional transfer to Hotel von Stackelberg Tallinn****, which is located in the restored city estate of Baron Theophil von Stackelberg, check-in, welcome meeting.

Day 2 (Saturday): Tallinn
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. During the morning walking tour of Tallinn Old Town we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art Museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art.

Day 3 (Sunday): Tallinn-Saaremaa
After breakfast we leave Tallinn for Haapsalu, a coastal city with a turbulent history dating back to 1291 and a favourite retreat of the Russian czars in the 19th century. We take a stroll through the city centre and visit the ruins of the castle before we continue to Virtsu, where we embark on the ferry to Kuivastu on Muhu Island and from here it is only an hour’s drive to Kuressaare and Arensburg Boutique SPA****, check-in. The late afternoon is reserved using the SPA facilities at the hotel.

Day 4 (Monday): Saaremaa
Saaremaa is the biggest Island in Estonia and during the optional 6-hour tour we explore all its secrets. We start with a tour of Kuressaare, the largest town on the island, where many conquerors have left a worthy heritage of Baroque, Gothic and Classicist architecture. We stroll though the town and visit the Episcopal Castle, the best preserved medieval fortress in Estonia. After that we visit the windmills in Angla, the St. Catherine’s Church in Karja and Kali Craters before we return to Kuressaare.

Day 5 (Tuesday): Saaremaa-Lahemaa
The ferry brings us back from Saaremaa to the mainland and we head south for Parnu, the prime summer resort in Estonia. We do a tour of the resort and a leisurely stroll along the beach. After lunch break we head north through a magnificent scenery to Rakvere, a peaceful provincial town still benefiting from its Hanseatic legacy. We stop to see Rakvere Castle and after that a short drive brings us to the Lahemaa National Park and to Vihula Manor, a large, charming 16th century estate, which has been painstakingly restored to a comfortable hotel and leisure resort. Check-in at Hotel Vihula Manor Country Club & SPA****.

Day 6 (Wednesday): Lahemaa
The Lahemaa National Park has been a protected park since the 1970s and offers a blend of unspoiled flora and fauna, untouched rivers and lakes, small quaint villages and costal towns, sandy beaches and old manor houses. During an optional 6-hour trip we visit the ethnographical village in Altja, the harbour in Vergi and the costal towns of Vosu and Kasmu. The highlight of the trip is the visit to the Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Prahlen family. On the way back to Vihula we also see the Sagadi Manor, a 17th century restored manor with a beautiful manor house and delightful parks.

Day 7 (Thursday): Lahemaa
The day is reserved for leisure and individual activities. Vihula Manor is beautifully set along the Mustoja River forming a pond around which the historical manor buildings are located. Explore the beautiful parks of Vihula Manor, embark on a hiking tour in the vast forested area surrounding the estate, enjoy a picnic in the unspoiled nature, discover more about Lahemaa National Park on a bike, visit the sandy beaches and take a vigorous swim the Baltic Sea, visit the estate’s unique Eco-SPA or the in-door swimming-pool, play a round of mini-golf, visit the Old Water Mill or the Vodka Museum, the options are endless. The tour is concluded with a fine dinner at the stylish Restaurant “La Boheme” in the main manor house.

Day 8 (Friday): Lahemaa Departure
Optional transfer to Tallinn airport.

Price per person:
€ 595. 00 (double occupancy)
€ 250. 00 (single supplement)

7 overnights at unique 4 star hotels
7 x buffet breakfast
1 x dinner at Restaurant La Boheme
Welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice
Personalized welcome package
Entrance to medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivan throughout the itinerary
Ferry Virtsu-Kuivastu-Virtsu
Portage at hotels
Service and VAT

Cena: 595
E-pasts: info@baltictour.com
Tālrunis: +371-20003916

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