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Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski Day Tour

(108 reviews)
7h
Up to 8 people

Discover the coastal cliffs amidst the wilderness and the old Soviet military town Paldiski.

Highlights

See stunning limestone cliffs at Türisalu and Pakri
Admire the beautiful Keila-Joa waterfall
Discover the former Soviet military town of Paldiski
Visit the historic Padise monastery ruins (under construction until end of 2019)
Explore the alien landscape of Murru prison quarry
Sit in the cockpit of an old Soviet military transport airplane

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About the tour

Departs: Every day at 10:00 a.m. (in English)
Duration: 7 hours
Group size: Up to 8 people
Private tours are available in: Estonian, English, Russian (See the pricing for private tours)
Prices for private tours
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Join us for a contrasting and fun 7-hour tour to coastal cliffs, waterfall, and the many Soviet era sights from an abandoned missile base to Paldiski city. Discover the rich heritage of the area to learn more about Estonia and the local people.

Discover the well hidden secrets of the North-West coast of Estonia. We’ll roam along the steep limestone cliffs that give much of the Northern coast a unique look. You’ll see some beautiful countryside and what is considered by many the most romantic waterfall in Estonia, Keila-Joa. Don’t miss out on the historic Padise monastery ruins where you can climb the tower for a panoramic view and sneak around the dusty basements.

Amongst the beautiful nature there are many surprising sights left over from Soviet time. You’ll take a look around Paldiski, a city that was closed to public during the Soviet period. We’ll stop at several Soviet military related places like an abandoned missile base and a retired AN-12, a rusting military transport airplane. Discover the one of a kind Murru prison quarry with its alien landscape and half submerged buildings that looks like a forgotten sci-fi movie set.

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What's included & not included

Knowledgeable local guide
Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
Bottled still water
Entry to Murru prison quarry
Lunch
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (available on private group tours)
Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

Discounted prices are valid until March 31, 2020.
Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking.
All tours are subject to availability.
Minimum numbers for group size apply. There is a possibility of cancellation even after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour or full refund.
Paper free confirmation accepted, just bring an electronic voucher or ID.
A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking (waterproof would be great in winter). In summer there is an option to swim in a bog lake.
The visited spots might differ depending on the season and weather conditions.
Infant seats are available on request during the booking.
All our public group tours are in ENGLISH. Private tours are available in different languages.

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Thousands of Happy Customers

Rated No. 1 Tours in Tallinn by TripAdvisor

"Amazing!"

Beautiful cliffs and interesting places!

"Great autumn tour even if it was a little rain."

Great autumn tour even if it was a little rain.

"See sides of Estonia you won't find on your own! "

My husband Pat and I opted for the private tour option since we only had a week in Tallinn, and without a rental car, we wanted to make the most of the trip by getting outside the capital for a bit. We took two private tours with Traveller, and neither one disappointed. On this tour, Sten picked us up promptly outside our AirBnB and gave us plenty of options of what we could go and see. Our response was "all of it." For the entire day (we left at 9am and got back around 5:30), we kept seeing one thing of beauty after another. Sten was so so knowledgeable about the history of Estonia, it's Occupation, it's subsequent Independence, what life is like now, and so much more. The highlight for me was climbing around the former limestone quarries and the flooded prison. If you're not afraid of heights, or, as he put it "to go mountain climbing in the country with no mountains", this is a real treat. Also the Soviet plane, now the home to a model airplane club, is surreal as you sit in pilot and Gunner seats and get transported back in time. We didn't only talk about the past, though. We talked hobbies, politics, culture, movies, etc. It really left us feeling like we'd made a friend in Estonia. I will absolutely recommend this company to anyone visiting the country.

"What a brilliant tour!"

We had the best day on this trip. Great history, great guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved every second! Thank you very much to Sten!

"Great Day out"

Great tour for those who want to venture out and see more of the areas outside Tallin centre. Was not disappointed. Particular highlights were the visit to the Prison Quarry, the waterfall and surprisingly for me, the Russian cargo plane. Marju is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide, giving the group great insight into the places we visited and history. The tour is great value for your money and I highly recommend.

"Small Group Fun"

The guide was excellent and the sights most interesting. It could be improved with headsets and the guide giving more of the history and politics of Estonia, especially during the quiet time between stops, we are generally ignorant of Estonia and would appreciate more information.

Meeting Point

Day trips depart from the Tallinn Tourist Info Center (Niguliste street 2) on the corner of Harju and Niguliste street.

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