Day Trip to Lahemaa National Park
- Admire Jägala waterfall, the highest natural waterfall in Estonia
- Go on a hike in a bog, the mystical wetland with an important place in every Estonian’s heart
- Search for animal tracks in the unspoilt Estonian nature
- Explore the charming fishing villages along the coastline
- Visit a romantic manor and have a walk in the historical manor garden
- Lunch at a local tavern is not included in the price
Lahemaa National Park is just east of Tallinn. It is a place of breathtaking landscapes and unspoilt nature. You can find beautiful peninsulas and bays, forests and beaches, waterfalls and bogs seasoned with rich cultural history. This day trip is perfect for spending a day out of Tallinn and is designed to show you the beauty of the area in every season.
PRICE INCLUDES: personal pick-up and return from your hotel, guide service, transport.
FOR EXTRA CHARGE: lunch.
PICK UP PLACE AND TIME: hotel, as agreed.
LANGUAGES: Private tours are available in English, Spanish, German, Russian.
Have a look at this video made by Jack and Gab who came to Lahemaa National Park with us in October 2019:
An introduction to Lahemaa National Park, the land of bays and forests
Learn about Estonian life in rural areas. Discover the flora and fauna on a forest trail
Explore Estonian coastal areas visiting an old fishing village and the seaside
Go for a walk in the bog
Optional tips to enhance your experience:
- when it´s winter, ask us to visit Jägala frozen waterfalls, make snow angels, find wild animals tracks, and walk on a frozen river or sea-ice;
- when it´s summer, hug trees, pick and taste wild berries, swim in the refreshing Baltic Sea or in a bog lake;
- visit the forest and/or main house museum in Sagadi manor to get an even deeper understanding of the forests in Estonia and peek into the history-rich lives of manor landlords (fee not included in the trip price).
- spend more time in Lahemaa and let us book a cosy manor boutique hotel or nature farm accommodation for you and find more activities you might enjoy (e.g. longer hikes study-trails, rent a bicycle, visit an ecospa, or go on a birdwatching tour).
Prices for Day Trip to Lahemaa National Park
Special offer! lasts until 31.03.2023 special price for a regular tour (also other people may join), every day at 9.30 from Tallinn Tourist Information Centre, the minimum number of people is 2: the price is 87 euros per person!
For families with children we usually offer discounted price. Please ask more information.
Otherwise, the prices for the private tours are as follows:
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Es war ein sehr schöner Tag. Alles perfekt, sehr empfehlenswert.
Sehr empfehlenswerter Ausflug und toller Guide.
Die Tour war großartig. Von der Abholung, über die Reise, die Zwischenstopps bis zur Rückkehr war alles perfekt organisiert und durchgeführt. Andreas und Kathrin waren klasse Guides, die mit viel Wissen und Spaß das Leben in Estland erklärt haben. Wir haben die wunderschöne Landschaft erkunden können und tolle und verrückte Geschichten gehört. Rundum perfekt und nur zu empfehlen!
Jorge was a very friendly guide. Briefed us a lot about Estonian history, culture, etc. Had lunch at a restaurant where the locals usually ate, and everyone in our small tour group had a brief cultural exchange. Very scenic routes, listened to Estonian folk music along the way. Overall a very atmospheric adventure. At the end of the day, Jorge even dropped me off in front of my hotel, which is something I thought only people in my country (Malaysia) did. An unforgettable trip.
La partenza alle 9.30 è stata puntuale e la nostra guida ci ha accolti calorosamente e professionalmente ci ha portati attraverso il tour. Siamo rientrati in hotel verso le 18, e quello che ci siamo portati a casa è la storia dell’Estonia, la cultura estone, gli usi e costumi locali. Durante il tour ci sono state diverse tappe: cascate, parco nazionale, pranzo in una taverna tipica, villaggio dei pescatori ed un maniero. 10+ a Jorge per la simpatia, cultura e professionalità.
What did you enjoy the most?
Parco nazionale e villaggio dei pescatori
An exceptional tour and a brilliant insight into Estonian Nature. I would recommend to anyone which would like to experience a day out of Tallinn. Jorge our guide was a fountain of knowledge which topped the tour.
Our trip to Lahemaa National park was magical!!
We were only 3 people so we could really enjoy nature all by ourselves in peace and quiet. The walk was really easy and fun despite the cold day! The frozen waterfall, the forest and the fishing village were incredible!
Our Guide Helena picked us up right on time.
She is on of the best guide we have ever come across. She gave us a lot of interesting facts, her personal emotions about her country and was ready to make stops when we asked for a photo!
She is nature lover and had great sense of humor She really contributed to making this trip amazing and unforgettable.
We really enjoyed this trip. We had Helena as our main guide with the help of Kristo. It was very informative and we got to experience the beautiful countryside fully. Also had some good laughs and a truly memorable day. Surely recommend!
A great snowy adventure!
Very high-quality trip offering authentic sights of the Estonian landscape. Our guide drove us safely in multiple locations and offered exhaustive explanations about the territory, the heritage and Estonian culture always with a smile! definitely recommended!
Really recommend this tour!! Jorge the tour guide took us to some really amazing places and he was really great! Don’t miss this day trip if you are in Tallinn!
Abbiamo fatto questo tour con la guida Helena.. che dire… tutto fantastico. Il tour è formato da varie tappe, una più interessante dell’altra. Avevamo solo qualche dubbio per il clima molto freddo e neve intensa, ma in realtà così è ancora più bello. Non parliamo benissimo l’inglese ma Helena ci ha aiutati anche in questo.. è stata super brava. Siamo rimasti davvero contenti…
Het was een fantastische dag. We werden opgepikt in een mooie propere auto waar de uitleg over de geschiedenis en leuke weetjes direct begon. Eerst reden we naar de waterval gevolgd door het lahemaa nationaal park. Nadien paste Gorge onze gids zijn verdere tussenstops aan naargelang het weer en onze intresse. Zo kregen we inspraak om langer te wandelen langs een mooi standje en bos.
Jorge was a wonderful guide. He knew so much and shared it in a very interesting way. He mad the day very special. He was able to read the group and adjust the day accordingly. Thank you very much!!
We had an amazing time! Our tour guide Andreas made the tour really special. His English was perfect, he knows so much about Estonia, the nature and the culture and told us all about it. Even though the weather wasn’t that good, we made the best out of it and saw many unique places in Estonia. I would definitely recommend the tour. It might see a bit pricy at first (and it is), but it is definitely worth it and you’ll have a great time for sure!!!
Super tolle Tour in Nationalpark Lahemaa. Paul wusste so viel über Tallinn und den Park. Er fuhr bereits auf dem Weg noch ein paar Sightseeing Spots mit uns ab, sonst dass wir wesentlich mehr als nur die geplante Tour im Nationalpark bekamen. Jeder Zeit ging er auf individuelle Wünsche von uns Teilnehmern nach und hatte immer mehrere Option für die einzelnen Station auf der Tour zur Auswahl. Am Abend verließen wir die Tour mit vielen tollen Eindrücken und gleich noch mit super Restaurant Tipps.
What did you enjoy the most?
Vermutlich die beste Tour in Tallinn
Vraiment cool, pas trop de monde aux différents spots.
What did you enjoy the most?
Peu de monde.
Esperienza bellissima! La nostra guida Jorge è stata fantastica, conosce molto bene il posto ed è divertente! Consigliatissimo!
Il parco naturalistico meraviglioso, il gruppo ristretto a pochi partecipanti e l’ottima competenza della guida hanno reso questa esperienza indimenticabile. Da provare!
What did you enjoy the most?
Gruppo ristretto a pochi partecipanti e ottima competenza e simpatia della guida.
The trip was excellent, we were able to take in so much of the national park and the best part is it’s mostly at our own pace. While there was a schedule, the walk through the Bog was relaxing and not rushed. Very picturesque, glad I had my cameras ready.
Während unseres zweitägigen Aufenthalts in Tallinn mit einem Kreuzfahrtschiff haben wir den Tagesausflug als private Tour unternommen. Unser Guide war Jaan, der uns in perfektem Deutsch jede gewünschte Information aufgrund seiner fundierten und sehr breit vorhandenen Kenntnisse vermitteln konnte. Die angesteuerten Orte waren alle sehenswert und wurden durch die sehr gut abgestimmten, anschaulich und nie langweilig vermittelten, vertiefenden Erläuterungen Jaan´s noch zusätzlich aufgewertet. Gerade für alle die mehr über Estland erfahren wollen ein sehr empfehlenswerter Ausflug – auch dank Jaan und seiner symphahtischen Art!
Superbe découverte de ce parc national avec plein d’aspects différents : les marais, un village traditionnel de pêcheurs et une baignade possible dans la mer baltique.
What did you enjoy the most?
La qualité des commentaires du guide Andreas.
We booked three tours with Prangli Travel and had an amazing time on each tour. We went to Laheema National park with Andreas and Prangli island and husky tour with Nele. Very scenic places and beautiful countryside and the huskies are simply awesome. Definitely recommend the tours and Prangli travel. Perfectly organized, both guides are very knowledgeable
I would absolutely recommend this picturesque half day trip out of Tallinn. We were lucky to do the tour with a great guide, Andreas, who explained much more about Estonia, than just the trip itinerary.
Schöner Einblick ins Land, außerhalb von Tallinn. Besonders cool, das Baden in einer der Moor Seen…
Der Tag im Nationalpark war super organisiert, die Führungen sehr, sehr fachkundig, keine Wünsche blieben unerfüllt – eine perfekte Tour! Herzlichen Dank!
It was simply amazing. I would repeat it any time and recommend it to everyone who wants to see more of Estonia.
We were very happy with the visit and the guide, great experience, strongly recommended.
Amazing guided tour to a natural gemstone of Estonia. We spent an amazing day with our guide Nele at the Lahemaa National Park and we loved every minute of it! The tour is very well organized and the spots we visited are so beautiful. We learned a lot about Estonian nature and culture and it was really nice to chat with Nele about life in Estonia. She was very accommodating and considerate of a health impairment from one of us and that made us feel very well taken care of. Thank you, Nele! Pro tip: Don’t forget to bring insect repellent if you do this tour in the summertime 🙂
A different kind of a guided tour ;). More of an individual tour, than of a standard trip. Our guide (Helena) showed us the beautifull landscape of the Lahemaa marshland in a natural and non-rehearsed way, which was very refreshing for a booking best-seller trip. The coastal village (another stop during the trip) was also very charming, especially after the tasty smoked duck I tried at a local tavern 😉
I highly recommend everyone going to Tallinn to venture out on this epic daytrip with the most awesome guide.
Thank you so much for giving us this amazing day full of adventure and beautiful nature.
Die Tagestour mit unserem Guide Nele war ein wunderbares Erlebnis. Nele holte uns pünktlich am vereinbarten Treffpunkt ab und beantwortete auf der Fahrt alle unsere Fragen. Während der Tour lernten wir viel über die Natur Estlands. Vor allem war Nele sehr geduldig, wenn wir an einem Ort etwas länger verweilen wollten. Gerade die Moorwanderung ist ein wirkliches Erlebnis und sollte bei jedem Tallinnbesuch auf dem Programm stehen. Beeindruckend ist auch die unberührte Natur der Küste. Dort hatten wir ausreichend Zeit, auch die verschiedenen Tierarten zu beobachten. Hiermit möchten wir uns auch ausdrücklich noch einmal bei Nele und get your Guide bedanken, die sich um unser verlorengegangenes Handy kümmerten und sofort erreichbar waren. Nele war so lieb, uns das Handy sogar ins Hotel zu bringen. Ein echter Service! Gern buchen wir wieder eine Tour.
This was such a great experience! Our guide Nele was so knowledgeable about the area,
the country and all of the plant-life that we saw in the park so it was a really interesting and fun trip.
It exceeded my expectations, was great value for money and I would highly recommend it.
Excursion parfaite avec notre guide Nele, nous avons apprécier
la possibilité d’échanger et tout ce que nous avons pu découvrir durant cette journée.
Der Guide (Andreas)war klasse , viel gezeigt u erklärt.
What did you enjoy the most?
Wasserfall und Moor
Je recommande cette excursion qui apporte une vision différente de la ville en privilégiant la nature
What did you enjoy the most?
Pas facile de répondre ! La cascade incroyable, la balade dans le parc national et la découverte du bord de mer tout cela sous la neige!
C’était magique !!
Stunning day trip with a great team
A beautiful winter day trip! The team were great with accommodating me onto the trip so thanks for making this happen,
it was my favourite day in Estonia! Our guides were very knowledgable about the natural landscape and made it a friendly day.
Would definitely recommend this trip.
The guide (Andreas) was great, showed and explained a lot.
Dennis was a great guide, he showed us the bog, manor, jagala waterfall and on every question he had an answer. Definitely recommendable
Our guide Nele was great and informative without talking too much across the day. The unexpected surprises such as berry picking and great food recommendations was well received.
On a sunny mid-October Sunday, our guide Diego took myself and another person I did not know on a day trip to and around the national park that was very enjoyable overall.
And being the low season the places we visited were not crowded, which made it even better for me.
The tour was in Spanish
Amazing trip to Lahemaa National park
Beautiful day trip to Lahemaa National park, fishing villages, manor houses… We had lunch in a pub where they served delicious food. I especially loved the freshly baked bread with butter. Last but not least, Diego, our guide, made the trip really entertaining. He’s also very knowledgeable about Estonian history. I highly recommend the trip to anyone who loves nature. 🔝🔝 Susanna from Catalonia, Spain
We had an enjoyable trip with Jaan. He is a friendly guide and knows his work well. He explained about things on the way to the Lahemaa, like how the life is for locals, what the history was. History of how Estonia came into being demographically as well as geologically. We found about a lot more than what we could not find in books about Estonia and the places we visited.
Day tour to Lahemaa National Park, Estonia
The tour was perfect and the guide was very thoughtful and told many interesting stories.
We had 2 tours booked (Walking tour in the old town of Tallinn and tour to Lahemaa National Park) and enjoyed both of them. Nele, our tour guide, is a very warm-hearted person and she lead both tours in an absolutely professional manner. Thank you for giving us all the insights, the backgrounds and for sharing the secret spots where all the blueberries grow … I can recommend Prangli Travel tours.
Nice addition to a city trip
We had a wonderful daytrip which turned out to be a private tour. Our guide Nele was very knowledgeable and friendly and Lahemaa National Park was beautiful. We can certainly recommend this trip!
Day trip to Lahemaa National Park
Super nice tour and great guide! Beautiful nature and we learned a lot about Estonia! Highly recommended.
Lahemaa, Jägala Waterfall and the countryside are just beautiful. Andreas was our guide and he was really nice, fun and showed us a lot in the day. We went in late February and this year was historically warm, so we could not do the Ice Road Tour and did this tour instead. Jagala was not frozen, but we saw it flowing in all its glory. We then went to Lahemaa and walked the path of the bogs, which was an easy walk and so beautiful. We also had a stop at a local restaurant where we had some special dishes commemorating Estonia’s independence, and also visited a quiet, pretty coastal village and a grand manor in the area. As Andreas said, we poisoned ourselves with fresh air!
What a beautiful cold day
Andreas was an excellent guide. He bought humour and information to our Sunday trip in -7 degree ice. We travelled to the waterfall out to the forest down the paths across the frozen lake and peat bog. We stopped for lunch very nice local food. Then off to the woodland path down to the frozen beach and seeing evidence of beaver activity but sadly no wildlife. Off to a local Mansion then back to Tallinn. Lots of fresh air and peaceful countryside. Definitely recommend this trip.
Day Trip to Lahemaa National Park
We are a group of 9 french friends and we had a wonderful day during the Lahemaa tour today with Helen and Mikk, we strongly recommend it!
Liina was an excellent guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful day and would highly recommend this trip.
Great Day Tour from Tallinn
My family and I took the day tour out of Tallinn to Lahemaa. It was great to get out of the city and enjoy some time in the country. Our guide Andreas was wonderful. First of all, he was on time picking us up, was extremely informative and answered any questions we had, and overall made sure we all had a good time (and ample time for photos!). I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a day trip and/or guide in Estonia. They always responded to any inquiries I had and responses/directions were always clear. Thanks again, I look forward to using Prangli Travel if I ever make it back to Estonia!
Wonderful day in Lahemaa National Park
Great experience all the way! We got to see and feel the Estonian nature at a perfect pace. Our guide Helen was amazing and ready to answer all questions. One of the highlights of our trip!
Lahemaa National Park and waterfall
The tour was amazing despite the cold weather. We first visited the waterfall and then the Lahemaa park with a great explanation from our tour guide Liina who gave us a full explanation of all Estonian history from the Vikings to nowadays. She drove her car picking up from the meeting point. Excellent.
Perfect day with Prangli Travel
We were a group of 7 people in their thirties visiting Tallinn for a conference. Our tour was arranged by Prangli Travel with Reelika. She spoke perfect German and showed us Lahemaa National Park, the sea side and let us on a walk. She shared stories, history and also tips for bars and restaurants in Tallinn and we all very much enjoyed it!
LAHEMAA NATIONAL PARK in Estonia! (Day Trip from Tallinn)
We spent the day hiking and exploring in Lahemaa National Park and fell in love with the beautiful Estonian wilderness. Throughout the day, we saw a waterfall, forests, bogs, and so much more. Big thank you to Prangli Travel for this unforgettable day! “Jack and Gab explore” vlog can be seen HERE.
Great day trip out of the city Tallinn
My wife and I did the day tour with Helen. It was a great day out, the small size of the tour group and Helen’s friendly and informative commentary made for an excellent trip. The highlight was the walk across the bog and we learnt about many aspects of the ecosystem. Definitely recommended.
Well worth it and happy autumn equinox 🙂
We had an absolute amazing day out with Mikk our tour guide! Our little group had also a good dynamic and everyone showed a lot of interest throughout the day. Mikk has an incredible knowledge about anything Estonian and survivalism related. I have to say we have learned a lot about nature, the forests and bogs – the fresh air moss still blows our minds! – mentality, culture, pagan traditions, some politics, food and most of all how underrated Estonia as a country truly is! Wonderful and wholesome day all together! We were even able to utilise our kiiking skills at some point! 🙂 Thank you to everybody for making this experience unforgettable! We are totally in love with Estonia!
The guide was enthusiastic and had good knowledge of the environment.
Day trip to Lahemaa National Park
This trip is one to recommend, if you are looking to get out of Tallinn for part of your holiday.
We visited the Jägala waterfall (the largest waterfall in Estonia) & saw the swamps of the national park. At the end of the trip we also saw the Manor House which had beautiful gardens surrounding it. We were very lucky with the weather as it had been clear for most of the days, however it begun pouring with rain as we headed back to Tallinn. However it wasn’t a problem as the trip was over. I must give recognition to Marit, the tour guide who had a fantastic knowledge of the sites on the tour, she is also very good with various languages & provided great service.
One thing I do enjoy about Estonia is that it’s a country that places nature and heritage first above all most. Furthermore much to do with Estonian language & culture is related to their nature.
So I therefore recommend this trip to people, I also wish in my trip to Estonia that I could visit another region like Tartu or go across to one of islands or even have visited Helsinki but I did not have time.
Amazing day out in Estonia
Myself and my parents were brought out of Tallinn on an amazing day trip by Marit. We started at an amazing waterfall and made our way through the forest park and swamps, even getting a chance to pick some amazing wild blueberries! We then went to a lovely spot for lunch and walked on the beach. Next we stopped in a sleepy fishing village and tried a large swing that had all four of us laughing. Finally we stopped at an old landlord estate. Marit was absolutely lovely, she told us lots of stories about Estonia and her own adventures. She was friendly and extremely helpful. We had a wonderful day with her and would highly recommend her and the tour to anyone.
We had the most memorable time in estonia. Thank you very much!
The trip was a great possibility to get to places I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. It was very instructive and enjoyable, blueberry picking included – just the right mixture between hiking, sightseeing, relaxing in a nice restaurant with abordable prices. Marit was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, friendly and taking care of every single member of the group. I learnt a lot about Estonia. Thank you Marit!
Wonderful tour from Tallinn
We had a wonderful time in our journey with Prangli Travel. Everything was perfect: the guide and her explanations, the places visited, and the organization. We loved it.
Estonia, an unexpected beauty
Estonia, has an unexpected overwhelming natural beauty. You made my day perfect, thank you so much Marit.
A great trip in the national park. The swamps are mysterious:) Marit is a very knowledgeable and caring guide.
It was good that it was a very diverse tour!
This it was a fascinating trip into Estonian nature … from the yellow waterfall to an enchanting walk through the wetlands. Into the forest and off the beaten path, to a quiet seaside village and a pretty pink mansion. This trip has a bit of everything.
Our guide Helen was very nice, enthousiastic and knowledgeable. She really made the trip come alive with interesting facts and personal stories. So if you do decide to take this trip, try and get her as your guide!
It was great to get away from busy Tallinn and see the sights of Lahemaa national park. Well recommended.
This was a really great tour. The guide (Marit) was fantastic – very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. All the sites that we visited were interesting, the scenery often beautiful – especially, the waterfall, bog (really exceptional) and various views of the Baltic sea. It was good that the group was small and, considering all the places that we visited, there was not that much time spent driving.
Exciting tour out of Tallinn
Helen was super!
The program is very varied. We had a nice guide who explained everything well. Great lunch in a small harbor on the coast. Nice pleasant small group. Recommended!
Excellent guide Marit
Interesting excursion. The visit to the bog is probably the best part, and the village is a pretty good visit too.
Excellent adventure from Tallinn
I just got back from a day tour to Lahemaa National Park with tour guide Helen. It was a really great way to spend the day. She is lovely and very knowledgeable about the area and nature. The scenery is beautiful and several stops that will not disappoint (especially if the weather is good).
I highly recommend the tour, and if you are lucky enough to have Helen as your guide, all the better!
Great and diverse tour!
We had a beautiful day not only because of sunshine as well we had a decent and well oriented driver, guide and expert, who introduced us to these sparkling hotspots of nature in such eloquent way that we could feel both inspired and relaxed through all day. Thank you as well for the fun, such enjoyable laughters will stay in best memory.
True Estonia in a nutshell
The trip is as unforgettable as it’s amazing. It let all of us (4 adults, 1 kid) appreciate that Estonia is way more than just Tallinn and its old town. The bog, Estonian swing, springs, seaside villages – all very essential to the Estonian culture, yet overlooked by a lot of tourists. The only part I might take out is the manor, which is less important compared to the rest of the trip, and maybe spend more time in either the seaside village or the bog. Otherwise, it was a great experience to walk through all those attractions without worrying about distance (they’re really far apart) and time.
Mikk was a very sincere and nice guide, and knows a ton about nature in general, which helps with the explanation very well, and let us know things we wouldn’t otherwise, like the fossils around the waterfall, or how to deal with wild animals in the forest. The pickup location is really convenient at the old town as well, and yes, definitely bring a camera if your phone doesn’t take pictures well. You’ll need it.
Great tour, where we learned a lot about the landscape and nature.
Thanks again, Andreas, very much for the great day early June at Lahemaa Park. As said, the unplanned things are always the best ones!
Time well spent!
Insightful tour guide Mikk and beautiful sights left and right. Totally recommend!
Interesting and enjoyable day with a small group and excellent guide.
Really interesting daytrip to Lahemaa National Park with Marit. Highlights were the boardwalk at Viru bog and the small Altja fishing village.
I have spent a very beautiful day in Lahemaa Park, a big thank to Kaarel!
Great guide with specific knowlegde. Thanks for the tour!
Out of Old Town
My friend and I spent a lovely day outside of Old Town, in the countryside, with Liina as our guide. We saw the waterfall, walked some of the Viro Bog, went to a manor house (where we took coffee and cake instead of going inside), and seaside village. My only suggestion is that instead of going to the manor house, walking the whole loop of the Bog, and skipping the manor completely. Not many people went into the house, and opted to just walk around. We had a very nice time and definitely would use this company again if we were in Tallinn. Thank you for a great day outside of the city!
Great day trip. Great landscape. Our guide was just great. We were told a lot about the country and people on the trip with the mini bus. We also learned a lot about the history of Estonia thanks to him. He really wanted to please our group. Recommend it!
Helen is a very sincere and knowledgeable tour guide. We (4 adults) all enjoyed her presentations of this very unique and beautiful park. She managed well to take us to see and walk through all the wonders plus the very unique wet land area of the park. Then an episode happened – I lost my pair of gloves when visiting a museum toward the end of of this day trip. I did not realized until next day. I called Helen whether she can find my pair of gloves. She just told me that she will try her best. Helen and her co-worker Mikk,because of their team work, so I can get my lost pair of gloves back in time before our travel group depart to the next destination Riga.
Helen was an amazing tour guide and we enjoyed listening to the stories of the places we went through while also getting a very local perspective of life in Estonia. Definitely recommend it to anyone vising Tallinn who enjoys nature.
The combination of bogs, manors and the fishing village was very diverse. Having a meal in the manor was great as well.
What a great trip this was!!!!
We were staying in Tallinn for one week between 21st and 28th December and decided that we really wanted to get out of the city for at least one day to see something of the countryside. After looking around, we booked the trip to Lahemaa National Park with Prangli Travel, and am I glad we did.
The day was wonderful from start to finish.Out excellent tour guide Mikk met us and one other very nice couple from Dubai, who were visiting from a stay in Helsinki, and we then went by minibus from the tourist office in Tallinn. Our first stop was Jagala Waterfall, and throughout the journey, Mikk told us much about our surroundings, nature in Estonia and interesting facts about the countryside and its people which would only be known by locals.
Jagala Waterfall was amazing. Although not anything like such well-known sights as Niagara, Iguazu Falls or Victorial Falls, it is nevertheless wonderful to see and is the highest waterfall in the Baltic states. To see it frozen was something I had never expected to see – much like seeing an incredible shaggy white carpet cascading over a sheer drop. Almost the entire waterfall was completely frozen apart from a small amount in the middle, and Mikk also explained to us that many of the rocks in this area are extremely old. We had to be very careful on the path down to the waterfall due to ice, but it was well worth it, and it is an experience which I will never forget,
Following this, we all went on to the Viru bog for a walk in the forest, which was lovely. Much of this walk was on wooden boards as the whole area was a lake many thousands of years ago, and the light fall of snow which we had as we began our walk, made it a perfect picture postcard scene, Throughout, Mikk passed on a lot of his knowledge of the area, and his natural enthusiasm for the beautiful Estonian forest, as well as giving us hints on survival techniques in what could be a very hostile environment, if the weather were to make an unfavourable turn!
Lunch was taken at very nice country restaurant, quite new to Prangli Travel, called Lahemaa Kohvikann, situated in the willage of Palmse. Here, we enjoyed absolutely delicious homemade traditional Estonian dishes, washed down with very nice Estonian beer (in my case) and it was a good chance to get to know our fellow travellers better and also our excellent guide Mikk.
Our next stop was the old fishing village of Altja, on the Gulf of Ftnland, which was reached through undulating foreat roads. In winter and with snow on the ground, the enviroment was quite desolate (although the village is in the process of being restored), but it was very invigorating and good to see. Again, the rocks in this area are very old, and I can imagine just how beautiful it would be in the summer with the sun shining.
Our final port of call was Sagadi Mois, a beautiful pink washed manor house, at the centre of a large estate. Although closed due to the holiday period, it was very enjoyable to walk around the grounds and to hear Mikk’s interesting stories about the manor and its environs. Being out in the snow in such lovely surroundings reminded me so much of the film “Doctor Zhivago”.
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Mikk was a very good guide, very friendly and with a good command of English and I thought it was very good value for money. Although Estonia is largely a very flat country, it is heavily forested with pines and silver birches and with the abundance of junipers and ice in the forest, you would have no trouble geeting drunk quite quickly if you were a fan of gin and tonic ! We will never forget the beautiful Jagala waterfall and we certainly hope to return.
Thank you so much Mikk and Prangli Travel!
We spent a wonderful day at Lahemaa National Park with Helen in January 2019. The landscape was just beautiful.
Helen is very professional and very friendly. We really had a great day with her.
We highly recommend this tour. The quality-price ratio is also excellent.
It was awesome, we had a wonderful time!
We would like to say thank you for arranging the Lahemaa Day Trip. Special thanks to our professional guide Mikk. We all enjoyed very much and understand Estonia more.
We booked the day trip to the Lahemaa national park and were part of a small group of 7 people. The guide Kristiina was excellent, she tailored the trip according to our interests and didn’t rush the day. We visited the Jagala waterfall, followed a bog walk, explored Altja fishing village where we enjoyed a lunch of traditional Estonian food, and then went on to Sagadi manor. It was a relaxing way of visiting some of the more unspoilt parts of Estonia and was a great change from Tallinn city.
We had a great day at Lahemaa National Park. Spent a lot of time on the beautiful coastline. All this with a very friendly guide who really knows everything about the history of Estonia.
Day Trip to Lahemaa National Park
Kristiina, thank you for a wonderful day we had together on our walk to the park and bog. We really appreciated your knowledge and willingness to share that with us. We liked the warmth and humour you brought to the group making us all comfortable with each other. We also loved how you were able to help us enjoy the cultural aspects through your sharing of your own experiences including the culinary experiences. Your driving was outstanding as well.
A day we will not forget.
Excellent Lahemaa National Park Day Trip
Christina was an excellent, charming and knowledgeable guide. We really enjoyed our day and recommend it. Christina was delightful. We got a real feel for modern Estonia.
Lahemaa National Park tour was great
We had fun visit to Lahemaa national park, Jägala waterfall, Sagadi manor and Viru bog. Day had a lot of activities and sights to see. We observed beaver tracks, saw eagles, storks and swans and visited forestry museum. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable about nature and animals. The tour was not rushed but we had time for everything. Bog area is very nice and we plan to visit Lahemaa again in the future.
Three wonderful winter excursions from Tallinn
During our week’s stay in Tallinn, four of us took three tours with Prangli travel – all three were wonderful both for what we saw and for the three excellent and informative guides. Kristiina took us for a day trip to the Lahemaa National Park (frozen waterfall, frozen sea, manor house and excellent meal); Triin took us to a husky park owned by a delightful and welcoming couple, and for a ride with the huskies, Marko took us for a walk in the Kakerdaja bog and a two hour Estonian sauna. The arrangement of the tours was straightforward and communication with the company excellent. Thoroughly recommended.
Day in Lahemaa
Very positive experience with a prepared and open tour guide Kristiina.
Good Trip! Really friendly and adorable guide as well! Thanks Annika!
Really nice trip in beautiful Lahemaa Estonia. We trully enjoyed the bog and the fisherman’s village. The waterfall is “properly saying” not part of the park but offers nice pics, though.
Our private guide Annika was really lovely, adorable and instructive! Thanks again Annika!
A Perfect Day
We very much recommend the tour to the Lahemaa National Park with Prangli Travel, especially with the tour guide Kristiina R. Due to her special knowledge we learned a lot about Estonia and it’s beautiful nature. We will visit Estonia again. Thank you very much, Kristiina, for this wonderful day!
A perfect tour
Thank You Annika and Peep for making us fall in love with Tallinn. We booked the Lahemaa tour and even had enough time to shop for souvenirs in Old Town within our cruise short layover. Highly recommended!
I would like to say, that we were very happy we took a guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, cheerful and always had some interesting fact or story on hand. Not to mention her enthusiasm and good mood. We really relaxed during this tour and enjoyed it very much.
I can recommend this tour to everyone, since the distance walked is not so huge and you will see a lot of interesting places during one day.
If we had chosen to visit Lahemaa on our own, it would be half the fun, so big thanks to Prangli travel and Kristiina for an awesome day.
Lahemaa National Park tour
Coordinator was helpful, and it was really nice day full of joy and laughter. We will not visit these places without a tour coordinator help. Although the travel agency planned the whole tour, I suppose the experience is highly influenced by the tour guide. Our tour guide was a real expert! We are not English native speakers, she helped us gain knowledge of Estonia, and waited patiently when we discussed in mother tongue.
Winter Tour to Lahemaa
We had a fantastic day-really enjoyed getting into the countryside and your guides were really friendly.
Carmen had a tough task on her hands! We were due to go on a husky ride but with no snow anywhere in Estonia we opted for the Lahemaa National Park day trip. Early morning rain tried to dampem our spirits at the Jagala waterfall but by the time we have reached the Altja fishing village the rain was gone and we could enjoy the beautiful landscape. A special stop at the Kasmu Captians village museum and our search for the beavers made this day one to remember. A huge thank you to Carmen – she is passionate about her country and it shows. We would love to see more!
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