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Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski Day Tour

(117 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
Explore the tunnels of the abandoned Suurupi Naval Fortress
Discover the former Soviet military town of Paldiski
Explore the alien landscape of Murru prison quarry
Sit in the cockpit of an old Soviet military transport airplane
Visit the historic Padise monastery ruins (from 2020 available only for private groups, entrance €6pp)

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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 (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 (unavailable due to constructions until end of 2020).

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

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

"Coastal Cliffs Tour"

We had a fabulous time on the Coastal Cliffs Tour, and our guide Kert was extremely knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure.

"Awesome day"

Our guide, Katlin, was super knowledgeable and funny, I had a very pleasant day with her and the group. The tour was also well structured and you get to see lots of beautiful places! Highly recommended!

"An interesting day in Estonia"

Nice landscapes and some post-Soviet abandoned places. The guide tells about the history of Estonia in an interesting way. A good option for people who want to see a piece of Estonia without renting a car. Thanks to Kätlin for the great day!

"Amazing tour and guide but communication could be better"

We booked the costal cliffs tour. I booked this as a private tour because my family is tall and the website states that a private van is the means of transport. We were disappointed to pay extra to have to ride in our drivers personal vehicle a small hatchback. It seemed unfair to charge us the premium for this. When I raised the issue I basically was told no vans were available and they were sorry. This should have been communicated up front especially because I booked the tour well in advance. Our guide however was wonderful. He was incredibly knowledgeable and kind. We really enjoyed our day with him we just felt a little taken advantage of by the company.

"This is a MUST DO in Tallinn"

The guide is AWESOME and so knowledgeable. If you want a heavy dose of beauty, history, and adventure then this is a must-do on your trip to Estonia.

"Great landscape and Insights in Estonian history "

We had a superb day with a perfect guide. The tour was a fine balanced mix between wonderful places in nature and interesting historical places from medieval to Soviet aera. It gave us an insight in Estonian society and a better feeling for the country and their inhabitants. I can absolutely recommend this tour!

Meeting Point

The tour starts in front of Tallinn Tourist Info Center (Niguliste street 2) on the corner of Harju and Niguliste street. Our guide will meet you at the marked meeting point.

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