Estonia study tour Tallinn - Saaremaa

Tallinn - Saaremaa

Day 1, 19.09.2013

09:00 Drive to Kadriorg
09:15 - 10:00Visiting Kadriorg park
Kadriorg Park is the most outstanding palatial and urban park in Estonia, covering around 70 hectares. Its construction began in 1718 on the orders of Russian tsar Peter I. Elements of park design from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries can be seen here. There are a number of museums in the park, including KUMU (the Estonian Art Museum opened in 2006, in 2008, the Kumu Art Museum was recognized as the best museum in Europe and the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award.), Kadriorg Art Museum and the Mikkeli Museum. The Estonian president’s residence and many foreign embassies are located here. The park is one of the favourite spots for walking of Tallinners young and old.
10:15 - 10:30Visiting Song Festival Ground
Completed in 1960, Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds were the first modern post-war construction to be built in the city. The Song Festival Grounds are a popular venue for events. It is best known as the place where every 5 years the Song Festival is held, in which nearly 25,000 singers take part, attracting an audience of nearly 100,000.
10:45 - 11:45 Visiting Tallinn TV-tower
11:45 - 12:00 Drive to Old town
12:00 - 12:30Site inspection at Tallink City Hotel
Situated in the heart of Tallinn, the eye-catching Tallink City Hotel is a modern business-class hotel perfectly located for you to make the most of the city's business and shopping centres, as well as its thriving cultural life. Tallink City Hotel has 332 comfortably furnished rooms.
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch at restaurant Ribe
Amongst top 50 best restaurants in Estonia offering fresh Estonian flavours.
14:40 - 15:00Site inspection at hotel Telegraaf
In the 19th century, the telegraph changed the world forever. Today our ability to appreciate an individual moment is rare. More rare are still those who can create the moments. Spend your holiday in the leading 5 star luxury hotel in Tallinn’s Old Town. 86 stunning rooms in 19th-century surroundings with Elemis SPA facilities, underground parking and free Wi-Fi.
15:00-16:30Guided walking city excursion in Tallinn Old town
Tallinn’s medieval Old Town is known around the world for its well-preserved completeness and authentic Hanseatic architecture. Spend a day in a true medieval milieu and you will soon understand, why so many have described Tallinn Old Town as mystic, addictive and mesmerizing . Unlike other capital cities in Europe, Tallinn has managed to preserve the completeness and structure of it’s medieval and Hanseatic origin. Most of the cobblestone streets and properties, important state and church buildings, citizens’ and merchant’s residences, barns and warehouses dating back as far as to 11th century, are preserved in their original form.
16:30 - 18:15 Driving to Virtsu
18:45 - 19:15Ferry to Muhu
19:30 - 21:00Site inspection and dinner in Pädaste manor
The centuries-old Pädaste Manor on the island of Muhu is the only five-star hotel outside Tallinn in Estonia. The fully renovated manor complex has been turned into a luxury hotel and a spa complex. Pädaste offers 24 differently decorated rooms for its guests: starting with cosy rooms in the coach house (Tõllakuur) and ending with stately rooms in the manor house. Their restaurant Alexander has been rated the best restaurant in Estonia for several years.
21:00 - 21:50 Drive to Kuressaare
21:50Accomodation in Grand Rose Spa
The Grand Rose Spa Hotel and luxurious Rosarium Spa and Sauna Centre are in the centre of Kuressaare. Accommodating 130 people, the hotel and its romantic interior combine both new and old. The rose is the symbol of the entire complex. Each of the guestrooms is designed slightly different from the others, to make them all unique.

Day 2, 20.09.2013

Until 09:00 Breakfast
09:15 - 10:30Guided walking excursion in Kuressaare
Kuressaare is the only town on Estonia’s largest island Saaremaa. It offers visitors a medieval fortress, cosy cafés, a rich cultural scene, plenty of spa and wellness centres, a unique island atmosphere and it has beautiful beaches: in fact, it’s an ideal destination for a laid back holiday!
10.30-11.00Site inspection at Georg Ots SPA hotel
The Georg Ots Spa Hotel is within a stone's throw of the medieval castle in the heart of Kuressaare. It has 91 rooms, and the room rate includes a buffet breakfast, group exercise sessions, use of the gym and unlimited use of the pools and saunas.
11:15 - 12:00 Drive to Angla
12:00 - 12:20Site inspection at Angla Windmills
Four of the five Angla windmills are typical trestle windmills characteristic of the island of Saaremaa. They were built at the beginning of the 20th century. A Dutch-style windmill, slightly taller than the others and built in 1927, stands in the middle of the group.
12:20 - 13:50 Site inspection/workshops and lunch at Angla Heritage Culture Centre of Angla Windmill Park opened in 2011. Guests can learn traditional handicraft skills, participate in events introducing Estonian national culture and taste rye bread made in Angla.
14:00 - 15:00 Drive to Kuivastu
15:15 - 15:40 Ferry to Virtsu
15:40 - 17:00 Drive to Tallinn

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