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Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski Day Tour

(112 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 (from 2020 available only for private groups, entrance €6pp)
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 (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.

Blogs & articles written about this Day Trip:
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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

"Fantastic day!"

We had a wonderful time on our tour around some of the old Soviet sites and beautiful natural attractions of Estonia. Our guide Andres was friendly, flexible and extremely knowledgeable! Would highly recommend this excellent day out!

"Fantastic Day"

Had a great day out exploring many abandoned places and beautiful landscapes and Andres was a great guide!

"Lovely tour"

Nice nature and, sovietic history tour outside of Tallinn I would definitely recommend to join to discover other side this lovely cou tey

"great places, fast tour"

It is very amazing to see old Soviet places and learning about it, see the Baltic sea from beautiful view. A lot of things :) Only one negative feedback, the tour is too fast. I wish I had more time to savor the moment while visiting the places such us some times to see the sea or walking less spedly the:(

"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.

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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