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  • See beautiful coastal cliffs, waterfalls and alternative abandoned sights all during one day tour;
  • Visit Keila waterfall – third most powerful waterfall in Estonia;
  • Hike along northern Estonian coast and admire the view on the cliffs over the sea;
  • Explore hidden remains of Peter the Great’s Naval Fortress and walk through its underground rooms;
  • Drive through the Soviet-era industrial city of Paldiski and visit its Russian Orthodox church;
  • Explore the unearthly Rummu submerged quarry and former Soviet-era prisons.

Join this diverse tour that combines beautiful nature and hiking along the coastline with alternative sights from the Russian and Soviet history in Estonia. Visit an abandoned naval fortress which is now tucked away in the forest, but where it is still possible to explore the dark underground tunnels as well as the massive concrete structures above the ground. Continue the tour to Keila waterfall which is located in a peaceful manor park with charming bridges and walking paths. Drive through the mostly Russian-speaking city of Paldiski and get a feel of its industrial Soviet-era neighborhoods. Visit the local Russian orthodox church to learn about the contrast between Estonian and the local Russian cultures. Take a break at a local restaurant where you can order Estonian food for lunch.

Continue the tour to Pakri coastal cliffs and see the red lighthouse looking over the vast Baltic Sea. It is optional to buy a ticket to the lighthouse to climb to the top or to walk all the way to the Pakri waterfall. As the last stop on the tour, drive to Rummu submerged quarry. Climb up the sandy hills for a view over the entire crystal clear lake and the submerged houses. As you return to Tallinn, you can think back to the day filled with nature, alternative off the beaten path sights and history that you could not have found on your own.

Fun fact: Rummu Quarry is one of the most photographed places in Estonia. The lead singer of Rammstein, Till Lindemann, has found inspiration for two of his music videos in Rummu quarry. Read more about it in 5 famous places in Estonia that have inspired the world.

PRICE INCLUDES: transport to and from Tallinn, personal tour guide.

FOR EXTRA CHARGE: you will stop for lunch, but price for food is not included in the tour price, the ticket to Pakri lighthouse costs 5€

PICK UP: from Tallinn Tourist Information Centre or your hotel in Tallinn

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

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Cover photo by © Filippo Cesarini


Start the tour with a walk in Suurupi seaside and an old military base

Drive out of Tallinn and visit beautiful seaside in Suurupi. Hike along the coastline and in forested hiking trail. Reach an abandoned military base that was part of Peter the Great’s Naval Fortress. Explore the underground parts and the massive concrete structures in the base.

Admire Keila waterfall

On your way to Keila-Joa, ask your tour guide to stop at Türisalu cliffs for a viewpoint. Thereafter, have a stop at Keila waterfall which is one of the most powerful waterfalls in Estonia. See the manor house right across the river and the beautiful park with its bridges.  If you are more into the nature than the history, ask your tour guide to make a stop at small but charming Treppoja waterfall only a few kilometers away. Read more about waterfalls near Tallinn here.

Explore Paldiski city

Drive through the city of Paldiski which still has a strong industrial feel inherited from the Soviet times. Visit the local Russian Orthodox church to know more about the culture of the local Russians. Have a lunch at a local restaurant. Optional – ask your tour guide to have a stop at a local shop that sells everything from everyday groceries to golden jewelry, household electronics and local souvenirs.

Visit the coastal cliffs and Pakri lighthouse

Walk along the high coastal cliffs of Pakri and admire the waves. Take pictures of the red lighthouse, bringing a picturesque contrast to the landscape. If you are up for it, walk to the Pakri waterfall which flows directly to the sea and can look especially beautiful in winter when it freezes over.

Discover Rummu submerged quarry

As the last stop on your tour, visit the submerged quarry in Rummu. With the crystal clear water around the ghostly houses, Rummu offers endless photo opportunities. Climb up the sandy hills or touch the freezing water from the shore. On a hot day you can even go for a quick swim in the lake.

Optional tips to enhance your experience:

  • Wear windproof clothes as it can be very windy by the coast,
  • When visiting on hot summer day, why not pack your swimsuit and have a dip at Rummu quarry, which is a popular swimming place among the locals;
  • It is possible to tailor the tour to be focused more on the nature or on the history. For example, why not spend more time to walk along the paths by Keila river;
  • If you are interested in classical music and culture, request to add a visit to Arvo Pärt Centre;
  • Ask your tour guide to stop at a local store in Paldiski that sells everything from groceries to golden jewelry to household electronics;
  • Include a stop at Treppoja waterfall – check out our blog posts about waterfalls near Tallinn
  • If you have more days in Tallinn, book a day trip to Lahemaa to see even more of the Estonia’s unspoiled nature or look for some alternatives;

Prices for the Rummu submerged quarry and Paldiski tour from Tallinn

For families with children we usually offer discounted price. Please ask more information.

Number of participants: Price per person:
2-3 120 euros
4-5 95 euros
6-7 83 euros
8 and more on request

Tour Reviews

17. Apr 2024

Our Jorge was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He kept the information to a manageable level, but was fully capable of providing more information if you desired that. I guess I would say it was well edited. We had a wonderful lunch where we got to know our fellow tour attendees.

31. Jan 2024

Guida molto preparata, tour molto interessante sia naturalistico che storico. Super consigliato!

4. Sep 2023

Jorge made this experience INCREDIBLE! Best tour guide we’ve ever had. I LOVED the Rummu.
I wish we could have stayed there longer but loved each part of the trip. It was awesome.

23. Aug 2023

Very interesting. Had a great time.

10. Aug 2023

Kaire was an excellent tour guide! Our family
enjoyed the sights on the Rummu tour. We
would recommend her and this tour to anyone.

7. Aug 2023


3. Aug 2023

Jorge was excellent, very informative and helpful. A really enjoyable day, every detail thought of, the food in the cafe in Paldiski fantastic, what a jewel transporting you back in time which is a good thing! Fully recommend.

6. Jul 2023

Oikein onnistunut ja monipuolinen retki. Opas Helena oli ystävällinen,
rauhallinen ja luottamusta herättävä.

30. Jun 2023

We had a lovely relaxed tour with Katrine. She was very generous in answering our questions, we had many about life in Estonia. The only negative would be Rummu… not quite like the advertised photo. There is a water park there with giant bouncy castle slides and people in beach chairs. I think the photo shown would only be possible with a drone. Other than that we thoroughly enjoyed our time with Katrine. She mentioned you would like some photos.

2. May 2023

Helena was our guide & she was really fun & friendly . A little talking about Estonian life while we where waiting for the other guest that came on this tour. On our way to the cliffs we got some good information about the wild life & nature in Estonia . Beautiful views on the beaches & cliffs and a lot of birds like Storks & Crane birds. Nothing was rushed & we had a fantastic day to remember. Really recomended & Helena was a perfect guide.

27. Feb 2023

Amazing trip; if you really wish to see ‘the off tracks’ you should join this tour. It allows you to see Estonia as you wouldn’t see it travelling alone. Hidden gems, soviet remains, historical highlights. Lovely guide and comfy van 🙂

9. Jan 2023

Had the best time. We booked two tours. They were both as enjoyable as each other. Very friendly and knowledgeable guides. Made our time here extra magical. The national park and the underwater prison.

7. Jan 2022

Our guide Paul was very knowledgeable and very accommodating. It was a great day out.

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