Year-round
Dates
4-5h
Duration
2+
Min group size
Age 0-3
Free
Age 4-12
Child fare

Jägala Waterfall and Historic Harju County

Visiting the spectacular Jägala Waterfall in every season is a truly amazing natural experience. This tour also covers the surrounding area, which is choc-full of history, legends and natural attractions, for example the most famous karst area in Estonia. It includes the Saha Chapel, the oldest medieval chapel in Estonia, and Rebala, site of the country’s oldest agricultural settlement. On the way out of Tallinn, we pass through the Lasnamäe district, the city’s largest Soviet-era residential area. The tour also introduces the use of one of Estonia’s most abundant natural resources – limestone – which we’ll see in 3,000-year-old, Bronze Age grave markers, the chapel, the waterfall and even in Soviet-built structures.
Lunch is organised in a seaside restaurant RUHE, where you can try delicious local fish.

PRICE INCLUDES: personal pick-up and return from your hotel, guide service, transport, entrance fee to museum.

FOR EXTRA CHARGE: lunch or dinner at restaurant Ruhe.

PICK UP PLACE AND TIME: hotel, as agreed.

LANGUAGES: English.

1

Discover mystical Bronze age coffin graves in Rebala

Tallinn is a part of Harju County. One version of how our capital got its old name Reval is that it was named after ancient county of Rebala, which was populated at least 2000 years before Tallinn itself. Today we find a small museum in Rebala, representing the mystical ancient coffin graves from the Bronze Age and explaining the surprising facts about how the graves were discovered.
2

Visit an ancient Estonian sanctuary and the oldest medieval Christian chapel at Saha

The oldest medieval chapel in Estonia is called Saha and according to legend it was built by foreign seafarers who were caught in storm nearby and promised to build a church if God rescued them. Although Christianity was brought into Estonia “with fire and sword” in the 13th century, and we are sure that the Saha chapel has been in existence at least since this time, it has been proved that the location was used as an ancient Estonian sacrificial site long before the chapel was built. Even today we can see the mystical stones near the chapel that are believed to bring luck for fertility. Who knows, maybe they work even today.
3

Admire the natural beauty of the Jägala waterfall

The Jägala waterfall is the most popular tourist attraction in the area with locals. The waterfall looks different in every season, and it turns to something very special during the winter when it completely freezes. The Jägala waterfall is the biggest natural waterfall in Estonia. The streams of the Jägala River are used to produce energy. We drop by the Jägala power station to tell you how trout are affecting its energy production. The power station is located at the same place as an old Viking stronghold, so we also have a chance to see another historical site.
4

Enjoy lunch or dinner in a fish-restaurant with amazing views of the bay

Last but not least we have lunch or dinner at Ruhe, a fish-restaurant with amazing views of the bay. Without doubt, the best fish dishes in North Estonia are served here! Ruhe is open every day in the summer season and from Thu-Sun in the winter season.
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Optional tips to enhance your experience:

  • if the waterfall is frozen, walk behind the ice-curtain;
  • taste the amazing fish menu and home-made bread and cakes in the restaurant Ruhe;
  • spend more time in nature and order an extra fishing-experience.

Prices for Jägala Waterfall and Historic Harju County

Special Offer price: book and join our regular tours for 69 euros (adults) and 29 euros (children) per person in January and February 2017 on every Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun at 11.00, departure from Tallinn Tourist Info Centre.

Number of participants:Price per person:Children 4-12 years:
1168 euros168 euros
2-389 euros59 euros
4-569 euros39 euros
6-759 euros29 euros
8 and more49 euros19 euros