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Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski Day Tour

(81 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 (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
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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"Day tour around Tallinn and nearby countryside"

The tour was excellent, as was the guide we had. It was a jam packed tour for a port day (part of a Baltics cruise) so the operator was amenable to customizing the tour and starting as soon as possible, first thing in the morning. The group loved the tour and, including myself, was thoroughly exhausted by the end of the tour. Will come to these guys again when I do an Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania trip!

"A great day away from Tallinn."

My family all said this was one of their favorites of our trip to Tallinn. Our guide Kert was great. Getting to see the old Soviet town, quarry/prison, abandoned base and cargo plane gave us a feel for life under the USSR rule. Getting to the coastal cliffs gave us some beautiful views.

"A chance to see another side of Estonia"

I booked for this tour at the last minute and it was a good decision to do so. The natural beauty of the coastal cliffs and learning about Estonia in Soviet times made for an interesting day. Visiting the abandoned Murru prison quarry was a major highlight. Our lunch stop at a small restaurant/cafe was a chance to enjoy the best pastries I have ever eaten. The only reason I have not given five stars is because the tour did not visit the Padise monastery ruins as advertised - I am not sure why. Still, that apart, it was a really good day.

"Spectacular coastline"

The waterfall and the manor house are picturesque. The coastal cliff is simply spectacular, the highlight of the tour! We could spend the whole day wandering along the coast that covered with colorful wildflowers.

"Great way to spend a day!"

We had an excellent tour on 6/19/19. Very small group of 4 people plus our guide. Our guide was very informative and personable. Highly recommend if you want to learn about Estonia and see the countryside in a hassle free way.


A very interesting tour to the Cliffs , Country Park with Waterfall and onto Paldiski , a place that Fascinated me from afar ( Northern Ireland) A very informative Tour Guide who also took us to visit an old Russian Fighter Bomber . Not sure if our female guide was called Marju?

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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