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 Tour

  • Enjoy the spectacular Jägala Waterfall
  • Discover the area choc-full of history
  • Visit the biggest karst area in Estonia, an odd natural formation
  • Explore the oldest medieval chapel in Estonia
  • Admire the mystical Bronze age coffins in Rebala museum
  • Appreciate local food at a seaside restaurant with breathtaking views (lunch not included in the price)

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, German

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

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

Tour Reviews

24. Sep 2019

Excellent tour with delightful guide
This tour was absolutely fantastic. Liina was a delight! She was very friendly, well-versed in the different sites on the tour, and willing to answer various questions. The tour was well-paced, and it was nice to see various fascinating points outside of the city. Communication with the travel company beforehand was good. Having such a small, intimate tour was definitely worth it.

13. Sep 2019

We had a fabulous day with Liina, as it was a ‘private tour’, using her own car, which was much appreciated. She was very attentive throughout and looked after us for the whole day, particularly helping us to negotiate the very uneven ground at the waterfall, enabling us to go down to the bottom of the falls and not just view it from the top. We also enjoyed the lunch and the conversation with Liina at the restaurant very much, where the food was excellent. We would like to thank Prangli Travel and Liina in particular.

10. Sep 2019

Jägala Waterfall and Historic Harju County Tour, Prangli Travel
Excellent visit to very peaceful natural environment with excellent guide Helen of Prangli travel. We have already visited Waterfall on the way to Lahema National park, so Helen took il8s to Muuksi, and then to the Jägala River suspension bridge. All the way we’re forests, farms, peace and nature.
Not often advertised, but this gives us an idea of Estonian rural life, and why the people have high human development index despite modest GDP.

31. Jul 2019

We were the only three on the trip. We drove a passenger car around to the stops. Our guide was incredibly sweet and accommodating. Very personal tour, since we were the only ones there. We had plenty of time for pictures, questions and dialogues.

16. Jul 2019

Excellent tour of the countryside!
We booked this tour as we wanted to see a bit of the countryside of the area we stayed in. Having spent a few days touring Tallinn’s old town, it was nice to see some green! Our tour guide, Liina, was awesome, very friendly and chatty and took us to some lovely scenic places and let us spend as much time as we wanted viewing them. She also took us to a brilliant restaurant, Ruhe, in Neeme and we enjoyed it so much we bought her lunch! We had an amazing day, the weather was perfect and Liina was more than happy to take photos for us for which we were grateful. I highly recommend this tour!

18. Jun 2019

A delightful break from the city and the crowds
We enjoyed exploring the countryside a bit and had a fabulous lunch at the seaside village. Highly recommend!

26. Jan 2019

Our guide was awesome, very informative. The waterfalls in winter are very recommended. If you are happy to be in Estonia with snow and the cold, the tour is absolutely worth to go.

11. Jan 2019

A nice visit of the Estonian countryside
Pleasant tour with a local guide! It was easy to book. The guide was giving very interesting information about Estonia as well.

22. Dec 2018

The places are beautiful in winter
Our guide, Nele, she’s really nice and accommodating. Attentive and informative with questions asked. Patient when we took a bit longer then duration. The places are beautiful in winter and bet it would be prettier in the other seasons. Day spent is worth it.

7. Dec 2018

Very good – memorable day out would definitely recommend

2. Dec 2018

A really excellent trip- knowledgeable and very likable guide

1. Dec 2018

Interesting trip with excellent guide
On a week-long business trip to Tallinn so decided to visit the countryside on our day-off. Prangli offered a day trip east to a ruined chapel (the first in Estonia), then to Karst (a very unusual geological feature in a field!), then to the Iron Age burial ruins at Kebala, and then onto the longest waterfall in Estonia at Jagala Juga. This was brilliant as the waterfall was frozen! The last sightseeing stop was the Linnamae hydroelectric scheme, reached after a lovely walk through the pine forest, and then a late lunch at Ruhe fish restaurant in Neeme – right on the beach (although the sea was starting to freeze – it was minus 15 with wind chill factored in). There were only four of us on the trip, 2 Brits ans 2 Spaniards – who spoke very little English. Not a problem for the guide, who was fluent in both languages and looked after us perfectly! Well worth the money.

22. May 2018

Exciting information about the country and its people
A small cozy trip with 3 people on the tour. We had great time with the tour guide and got lots of interesting information.
The scenery is wonderful and I recommend the tour to anyone!

7. May 2018

Thank you!
Thank you Kristiina for a most enjoyable day, touring the Estonian countryside. We enjoyed your company and your wealth of information! It was the most wonderful day.

10. Feb 2018

Very nice guide!
She could explain everything in really good English, she made it an interacting conversation and I think it was good that she was a young guide, so there was like a connection. She was very friendly and helpful.

30. Dec 2017

Today’s tour was excellent. We had a great time with Berit.

30. Aug 2017

Great!
We had Peep as our guide! He made the trip fascinating!

29. Aug 2017

Very enjoyable day!
It was a real pleasure to see Saha Chapel, Jägala waterfall, Rebala museum and eat a nice lunch in Ruhe restaurant near the sea. It was 5-Hour informative and interesting tour. I would like to thank our guide Kristiina. She is extremely friendly and made the trip for us very enjoyable. Good luck Prangli! You are the best.

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