Day tour to Saaremaa – the biggest island of Estonia is known as a good recreation place with unique nature and a lot of sights. The island’s capital and main town is Kuressaare. Kuressaare is famoust with Kuressaare Episcopal Castle– the most important sight in Kuressaare is the episcopal (bishop’s) castle. In the villages there are still stone fences and houses with thatched roofs, beautiful national costumes and dialectal language are still used. Junipers, dolomite, windmills and the famous local home-brewed beer are considered the symbols of Saaremaa. Possible to have this tour from Riga, Latvia (one request).
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tallinn, Estonia|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Beginning at Hotel 8:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||End around 8:00 PM|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, shoes.|
|PRICE (ONE PERSON)||
Profesional english guide
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Start
Tour starts at your hotel lobby in Tallinn, guide await you there. Transfer to port. Ferry to to Saaremaa island.
11:00 AM – 11:30 PM: The Kaali meteorite craters
Its circular shape, the discovery of 30 meteorites in the area in 1937, and other explorations have confirmed that what we have here is a meteor crater. It is estimated that the meteor fell in the year 700 B.C.
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Kuressaare Episcopal Castle
The most important sight in Kuressaare is the episcopal (bishop’s) castle. Among the medieval castles in the Baltic countries this is the one that has survived best. The castle was built of chiselled dolomite blocks in the late 14th century.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch time
Luch time in local restourant.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Panga cliff
At its highest it reaches to 21.3 meters and it is approximately 2.5 meters long. There is another bluff directly under the water that forms almost a perfect semicircle, and against which the wafes break.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Beer tasting
The islanders have always been great brewers and beer drinkers. The tradition of making home-brewed beer is still alive in Saaremaa. The home-brewed beer made of malt, yeast and hop has become a well-known “trademark” that also men who have come from other places taste with pleasure. The tradition of industrial beer brewing is also very long in Saaremaa.
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Angla Windmills
This is the only remaining windmill hill on Saaremaa. At one time, every village had a windmill hill, a hill open to the winds where all the village windmills were built. In 1925, when Angla was the home of 13 farms, there were nine windcatchers here. Today, even the five remaining ones leave a remaining impression.
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM: Return
Return to Estonian mainland. Feery and transfer to Tallinn. End at your hotel.