- Take a walking tour of Tallinn's most impressive historical sites
- Browse Europe's best Christmas market in Tallinn's Old Town Hall Square
- Ride on a snowmobile and go snowshoeing in an untouched nature reserve
- Spend a day with a dogsledding team of Siberian Huskies
|Day 1||Arrive in Tallinn||Tallinn|
|Day 2||Walking Tour of Tallinn - Christmas Market||Tallinn|
|Day 3||Põhja-Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve||Tallinn|
|Day 4||Day-Trip to Paasiku Dogs' Manor||Tallinn|
|Day 5||Depart Tallinn|
Day 1: Arrive in Tallinn
When you land in Tallinn Airport (TLL), a driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in the city. After you check in, you'll have the rest of the evening free to explore and rest.
Day 2: Walking Tour of Tallinn - Christmas Market
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and urban modernity. The Old Town is especially magical during the run-up to Christmas when there are cheerful decorations on every corner. Today, you will take a morning walking tour of the historic district and see Toompea Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral, and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. You'll then continue to the St. Nicholas Church and the medieval Old Town Hall. The tour ends at the Old Town Hall Square where we join the bustle of the traditional Tallinn Christmas Market and shop for unique gifts.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum. Kiek in de Kök was the mightiest medieval artillery tower in the Baltics when it was built in the 15th century. Today, the museum displays the history of Tallinn’s fortifications and the history of crime and punishment in the capital. You'll also tour the Bastion Passages, a system of hidden tunnels from the 17th and 18th centuries that run underneath Toompea Hill.
After your visit to the museum, you'll be returned to your hotel where you'll have the rest of the evening free.
Day 3: Põhja-Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve
After breakfast, a driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to explore the wintry charms of the Põhja-Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve. You will dash along a snowy trail on a comfy 9-seat snowmobile across the hilly countryside of north Kõrvemaa.
This nature reserve is about 89,000 acres of untouched countryside, and a snowmobile is the only transport available during the winter. You'll have the opportunity to see many wild animals, including the chance to see a wolf from the wolf reserve. If you'd like, you can rent snowshoes for a short hike through the winter wonderland. After a ride or a hike, you will have a relaxing lunch of traditional Estonian dishes like blueberry soup, oven-baked pies, and a cake served with peaches.
Day 4: Day-Trip to Paasiku Dogs' Manor
After breakfast, a driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Paasiku Dogs' Manor, a special breeding center for Siberian Huskies. Once you arrive, a tour guide will give a presentation on the history of this beloved breed, the dogs' unique character, and their role in dogsledding. Later, you'll get to see each of the dogs, learn their individual stories, and pet and hug them. You'll have plenty of opportunities to take pictures with the dogs, and then you can choose your favorite dog to take on a 4-mile (7-km) hike.
When your hike is over, you can have a cup of tea and say goodbye to the dogs before heading back to your hotel for the evening.
Day 5: Depart Tallinn
It's time to say goodbye to Estonia! After a leisurely breakfast on your own, you'll have the morning to take a final walk around the medieval town center before a driver takes you back to Tallinn Airport for your flight home.