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Matsalu National Park and Haapsalu Day Trip

(19 reviews)
9h
Up to 8 people

Join us in discovering the beautiful Matsalu National Park and the charming Haapsalu city.

Highlights

Discover the Matsalu National Park - bird paradise of Estonia
Climb up watchtowers for spectacular views of the National Park
Learn about the unique landscape of Western Estonia
Fall in love with the little Haapsalu city
Admire the medieval castle ruins of Haapsalu
Walk along the Haapsalu seaside promenade
Visit a charming old train station and awesome trains
Hear the sad story of the Ungru Castle

About the tour

Departs: Mon & Fri at 10:00 a.m. (in English)
Duration: 9 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 an awesome day trip to the West Coast of Estonia. Here we visit the romantic little seaside town of Haapsalu and the beautiful Matsalu National Park.

Matsalu National Park was the first nature reserve in Estonia, and is known locally as the bird-paradise of Estonia. If we get lucky during the tour we might see some of the birds who stop or nest in the National Park. Matsalu is also well-known for its lush flooded meadows and whispering reed beds. You will be able to see them from the watchtowers we climb during the tour.

We will also discover the idyllic town of Haapsalu on the seaside. We’ll walk around to see the charming old wood villas and learn about the resort-town history the city has. We will admire the medieval castle ruins in the heart of Haapsalu and hear a legend about the White Lady that haunts the castle grounds to this very day. During the tour we’ll also visit a beautiful old wood train station with many cool old trains on display.

In Haapsalu we also stop for lunch at a local restaurant or cafe. 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
Bottled still water
Lunch
Entry to any of the sights
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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"Winter Madness "

A great tour in the wilderness and a real opportunity to visit the coastal regions of Estonia. Our guide Anders was great and especially at lunchtime where all cafés and restaurants seemed closed. In the end he found a great little café with a delicious menu for only €6 : Top

"Day at the coast"

Lovely to venture beyond Tallinn to see a little of the Estonian Countryside and the west coast. We stopped at Nova Beach and Spitham Point - very pleasant. Saw Haspsalu castle and the railway station, but was disappointed we had no free time for a wander around Haapsalu on our own - especially as weather was beautiful.

"Relax by the sea"

Marju was great explaining and answering our questions and looked after our needs as my wife has angina. There was just the two of us. This tour was recommended by another guide as it was very relaxing but took in lovely countryside and sea. Marju took us to a lovely cafe for lunch which was inexpensive but great choice and quality of food

"Interesting"

Guide was excellent and took us to many places. She was very helpful and knowledgable. Unfortunately I can't remember her name.

"A great itinerary, enhanced by a fine day with blue sky, and an intelligent and good guide"

Marju took us on a tour of Haapsalu and West Coast. The weather was beautiful with blue sky and a brisk wind (Wrap off warm against the wind!) First stop was the rail station with abandoned Soviet trains, which was a reminder of the control and grandiose of the past, as well as the Soviet regime. We saw some lovely landscape at the North West of Estonia, and a picture postcard town of Haapsalu. There were some interesting medieval forts and ruins with ghost stories (The White Lady!) too. Marju took us to a fabulous cafe in Haapsalu for lunch. Here we were served the dish of the day and the loveliest cheesecake by a patient and friendly lady manager. We liked this tour - it was enhanced by Marju's personal experience of the Soviet, and her passion and interest in the state of the country and the EU. We thank you for a great Estonia experience!

"Great tour!"

Despite the cold and rainy weather this was a really fun and interesting tour. Haapsalu is beautiful.

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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