Show availability

Coastal Cliffs & Soviet Paldiski Day Tour

(100 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

Watch the video

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.

Blogs & articles written about this Day Trip:
Emeryblog
Inspiring Travellers
Gadling / Sean McLachlan

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.

Book a Tour:
Select Date and Participants

Checking availability
Loading
People x 1

Select participants

Adults (13+ years)
-
1
+
Children (3-12 years)
-
0
+
Infants (0-2 years)
-
0
+

This tour is only available as a private tour for you or your group.

View the pricing for private tours

Thousands of Happy Customers

Rated No. 1 Tours in Tallinn by TripAdvisor

"Loved it!"

Marju was a wonderful tour guide and she answered all my questions during our bus rides between the stops. Loved seeing the sunken prison and the old Soviet plane - so cool! Highly recommend the tour to see outside the city for a day.

"Another side of Estonia!"

I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore more than just the old town of Tallinn and who is interested in the post Soviet space if Estonia. Our host Hannes was extremely knowledgeable and approachable both in respect of the tour itself and life in current Estonia. We covered a lot of ground from waterfalls to ex Soviet nuclear facilities to an authentic Russian meal to an old antonov transport plane now the headquarters of a model aircraft club. I'm only sorry that I missed the Narva trip but I intend to book that in advance when I next visit this fascinating country. Cheers Hannes and cheers to traveller tours!

"Another side of Estonia!"

I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore more than just the old town of Tallinn and who is interested in the post Soviet space if Estonia. Our host Hannes was extremely knowledgeable and approachable both in respect of the tour itself and life in current Estonia. We covered a lot of ground from waterfalls to ex Soviet nuclear facilities to an authentic Russian meal to an old antonov transport plane now the headquarters of a model aircraft club. I'm only sorry that I missed the Narva trip but I intend to book that in advance when I next visit this fascinating country. Cheers Hannes and cheers to traveller tours!

"great tour"

Each location are beautiful, but walk around and photo time is a bit rush. Tour guide explanation are very detail (although I only got it around 60% understanding)

"Educational and exciting tour"

The tour was up to only 8 people so, even though we just met, the atmosphere was close and very comfortable. Our guide was kind and funny that I enjoyed listening to him a lot. He told us about the history of Estonia and the relationship they had with the soviet. Not only did I enjoy the sightseeing but also the conversation with the local guide and it definitely is an unforgettable memory for me!

"Interesting sites, too much driving time"

The sites we went to were interesting and unexpected. It was nice to get outside and out of the city. It was a bit too much time squished into a minivan between the sites. Our group was very quiet and not chatty, so maybe if there had been more guided conversation while driving it would have felt less awkward/boring.

Meeting Point

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

Q&A about this tour

Didn't find an answer?
Ask our Customer Service Wizard now!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA. Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Thank you for your question! We will reply to your email address in 24 hours. In case of urgent questions please call us: +372 5837 4800

You May Also Like