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Day Trip to Tartu & Romantic Viljandi

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Up to 8 people

Experience the spirit of Tartu and see the romantic town of Viljandi in just one day.


Walk around the romantic Viljandi Old Town
Discover the picturesque Viljandi castle ruins and park
Learn about the history of Tartu, Viljandi, and Estonia in a fun easy-going way
Roam around the Toomemäe park and Dome Church ruins
Explore the historic Tartu city center and beautiful Emajõe riverside
See the historic Tartu University buildings

About the tour

Duration: 12 hours
Group size: Up to 8 people
Available in: Estonian, English (See the pricing for private tours)
Prices for private tours
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Join this tour to discover two cities, Viljandi and Tartu, in just one day with a fun and knowledgeable local guide. We will take your private group to romantic lakeside Viljandi and to culture packed university town that is Tartu where you will learn about Estonian history and the local people.

Viljandi is a city at the heart of Estonia where history and tradition combines with modernity. Viljandi has been titled the Estonian Folk Music Capital. You’ll walk around the beautiful historic city center, explore the ruins of Livonian Order’s castle with the surrounding park, and admire the tranquil lakeside. From Viljandi we will drive to Tartu a city that according to locals has a unique spirit.

Tartu is most famous for its university and so has a lively student vibe despite being one of the oldest cities in Estonia. You’ll learn much about Estonian culture and history by visiting Tartu and roaming around the second biggest city in the country. On this tour we discover the historic city centre by visiting the beautiful Toomemäe park, Dome Church's ruins, Tartu University's main building, and St John church's one of a kind terracotta statues. You’ll also enjoy the lovely Emajõe riverside and quaint wood architecture at Supilinn.

During the day we also stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Kindly let our guides know if you have any special dietary needs that we should take in account. Location of the lunch is subject to availability and the meal is not included in the price of the tour.

What's included & not included

Knowledgeable local guide
Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
Pick-up and drop-off from the hotel
Bottled still water
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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"Take this Tour with Sten !"

The tour to Tartu and Viljandi is a must do tour when visiting Estonia. Our guide Sten was knowledgeable and very personable and answered all our questions. Highly recommend !

"First-rate tour company!"

I don't recall how my daughter found Traveller Tours when we were planning a trip to Estonia; but I'm glad she did. By us, small-group tours with local guides win hands-down over both large, cookie-cutter "highlight" tours done in lockstep with others, and the DIY approach with its inevitable false starts, lost time, and missed possibilities. We did two TT tours while in Estonia: one to Viljandi and the university town of Tartu, the other to the resort area around Haapsalu. Our respective guides, Kert and Marju, were graduate students fluent in English with an excellent grasp of both Estonian and European history and a good handle on the particulars of each site we visited. On the Viljandi/Tartu trip, we three had Kert to ourselves. So it effectively was a private tour at a group-tour price. On the Haapsalu trip, we had a congenial group of eight plus Marju. In both cases, we had plenty of time to talk and ask questions along the way; and we learned a great deal. Should we have a second opportunity to visit Estonia, we would happily go on more Traveller Tours. Thanks, Kert and Marju and colleagues, for doing such a great job!

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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