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Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski

(73 reviews)
Up to 8 people

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


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
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
Group size12345+
Price per 1 person€199€99€75€59€49
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
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

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"See the diversity and beauty of Estonia!"

I had an absolutely amazing time on this tour! Booking was incredibly easy, then we headed out in a large and comfortable van. The group was small so our guide easily customized it to some of our interests. Having a guide for the abandoned Soviet sites is necessary - there is so much to see. Andres also knew the best spots to see the underwater prison from! I really highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in the Cold War, as well as a desire to see the ocean.

"Mandatory visit"

We discovered interesting historical places along with beautiful views of beaches, a cliff and a waterfall. The guide explained in a very clear way the history and the most important events of Estonia that are mandatory to get know if you travel to this region. I strongly recommend to take this tour if you travel to Tallin/Estonia.

"The Ruins of the Soviet Era "

I really enjoyed this tour. Andres was very knowledgeable about the different places we visited. He also took us to a part of an old Soviet base to see some specific he talked about. His perspective on the recent history of Estonia made the tour even more interesting. I would highly recommend this tour and Andres as a tour guide.

"Cool coast"

Was a Great Tour with cool and top guide Marju and helps fromSigrid as we had to Drive in two Cars as a big Group! Russland Food was great. Helpfulminformation and a lot of History with Scenic coast interestings and surprising Spots ! Thanks for this experience!

"Very entertaining and informative"

Andres was good company and his insight on the estonian way of life added a lot to the experience. The 50€ was totally worth it. The places we visited were inpiring, offered a lot of variety and the small size of the group helped to keep the stress level down. The day was very relaxing and rewarding in many ways.

"Great tour!"

The tour was very interesting and a lot of fun. Kert is an amazing guide.

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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