TLL-041 - Private Day Trip to Muhu & Saaremaa Islands#Day trips
Fresh sea breezes welcome you to this idyllic hideaway of Estonian islands.
Tour price per adult:
|Price per 1 person
|Price per 1 person
- 12h private tour guide
- 12h private tour vehicle
- Sightseeing tour to Muhu and Saaremaa islands
- Entrances to Angla Windmill Park, Kuressaare Castle and Pädaste manor park
- Visit to St Katherine´s Church of Muhu
- Visit to Kaali Meteorite Crater
- Ferry tickets
- 2-course lunch and beer, local ham, cheese and bread tasting at Angla Windmill Park
- Visit to Pädaste Manor Park
- Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price.
Meet & greet at your hotel followed by drive from Tallinn to Virtsu port
Boarding and ferry ride to Muhu island
Drive thorugh Muhu island to Saaremaa including a visit to St.Catherine´s Church of Muhu ( inside visit may not be possible at all times)
Angla Windmill Park visit with Saaremaa local delicacies and beer tasting, followed by a 2-course lunch
Visit to Kaali meteorite crater, drive to Kuressaare
Kuressaare Episcopal Castle visit, city tour and a short time for shopping, if desired
Drive to Pädaste manor
Walk in the Pädaste manor park and drive to Kuivastu port
Boarding and ferry ride to mainland
Drive back to Tallinn
Recommended tour starting time 08:15 am due to ferry crossing schedule.
Please note driver-guide services may be used for groups up to 5 persons.
Children’s Discounts: 3-year-old and under are free, 15% discount for ages 4-12.
A language supplement of 10 Eur/h is added for tours in Chinese, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Japanese, Korean, Dutch and Turkish language. This supplement will be added to the tour rate published.
- Scenic ferry ride across the strait to Muhu island
- St Katherine´s Church of Muhu
- Picturesque drive across the dam to Saaremaa
- Angla Windmill Park
- Meteorite crater- lake Kaali
- Local capital- Kuressaare
- Medieval Bishop Castle of Kuressaare
- Walk in the Pädaste Manor Park
Endless juniper fields, rustic windmills, old castles, stone fences, thatched roof houses and the largest meteorite crater in Europe provide an experience, which cannot be found elsewhere.
Estonia is a land of many islands and islets and Estonians are really proud of them. The journey to the islands will firstly take you through classical landscapes of the Western Estonia and leave you plenty of time to get to know each fact and fable you need to know about this land. Short and joyous ferry trip across the strait enables you to enjoy the waves, salty winds and cries of the seagulls.
Firstly you shall pass through small island Muhu and take a look at small and unique medieval church-fortress at Karja. A visit to the charming and historic park of the Pädaste manor is a must. Pädaste Manor is located on the island of Muhu, amid juniper strewn pastures that reach to the shores of the sea. The 19th century Tudor style main house and the barns and stables built using local traditional styles of construction are surrounded by a park of maples and linden trees.
Crossing from Muhu to the largest Estonian island Saaremaa is actually a picturesque ride across the dam that connects the two most popular Estonian islands.
Saaremaa immediately exposes the rural charm of Estonian islands – endless juniper fields, archaic churches, rustic windmills, old ruins, stone fences and houses with thatched roofs in the villages. The island with its long history is veiled in the myriads of myths and legends.
On you tour through the island you will take a look at Windmill Park in Angla – the place where heritage culture is held in honor and five romantic windmills allow you to take a peek back in time, when the forefathers of Estonians were grinding all the flour for their daily bread. In 2011, Angla Windmill Park was added an educational Heritage & Culture center, where visitors are able to learn about traditional handicraft skills and enjoy locally produced bread, farm ham, cheese and beer. A 2-course lunch with a home-made beer tasting or coffee/ tea will be offered in Angla.
The island has also many wonderful sites with untouched nature and special sights. The most renown of them is the lake Kaali – perfectly round lake, which is actually a meteorite crater. Ancient Estonians believed that this was the bed of the Father Sun himself. And no wonder that the burning stones from the sky have been long and well remembered – the fiery gods of ancient times have thrown plenty of meteorites on the tiny homeland of Estonians.
Upon arrival to Kuressaare, you will take a historical tour while visiting a medieval bishop castle in the local capital. To enjoy the atmosphere of this small cosy settlement you will be able to take a small walk in town. As Saaremaa is famous for the craftsmen you can find interesting souvenirs made of dolomite and juniper, buy local food or home-made beer.
By the end of the day you are full of pleasant memories of the legends and enchanted by the mystic rural charm of Estonian islands.
Reviews of our tours
We did two day tours with Nordic Experience. One to Muhu & Saaremaa and a second day trip to Helsinki. Both were great tours! We particularly enjoyed the day to Muhu & Saaremaa and learned a lot from everything we saw.
We are a group of 9 travelers who spent 4 days in Estonia. We took 3 tours with Estonian Experience. The planning part was very easy, as we were very ably served by Triin, who helped us combine tours to ensure we covered what we wanted to in the days we had available. The 2 tours we very much enjoyed were : -Day Trip to Muhu & Saaremaa Islands, and -Lahemaa National Park & Manors with Bog Walk They offered an interesting combination of food, sea/coastal views, manor visits, castles, windmills in rural Estonia. Christina our guide was most attentive and friendly. Estonia is a small but interesting country with young energetic people; and Estonian Experience did a good job showing it to us.
A member of the group called me in behalf of all the participants and wanted to express their satisfaction regarding their tour. It was fantastic! Special thanks to guide Maive. Hope she will have many more happy customers from Sweden. Sitting here radiant over the client fabulous review! Thank you so much!