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Nature Tour: On your way from Tartu to Pärnu, see historical ships and bog landscapes

1. Tartu Visitor Centre 2. University of Tartu Observatory 3. The 'Jõmmu' barge 4. 'Paula' sailing boat 5. Lake Võrtsjärv Visitor Centre 6. 'Liisu' sailboat 7. Viljandi Tourist Information Centre 8. Viljandi lossipark (Viljandi castle park) 9. Soomaa National Park 10. Tori Hell 11. Luitemaa Nature Conservation Area 12. RMK Rannametsa-Tolkuse Nature and Study Trail 13. RMK Kabli Nature Centre and Hiking Trail 14. Soomaa Nature Centre

  • 5 days
  • 14 sites
  • 241 km

Did you know that historical ships can take you on nature trips? Try a barge or a kaleboat, experience bogs in Soomaa National Park and explore Tori Hell.

After the Observatory, walk in the botanical garden or join a nature trip organised by the Barge Yard. Go sailing on Lake Võrtsjärv in a historical kaleboat and explore the ruins of Viljandi Castle. Be sure to visit a bog in Soomaa National Park and peer into the mysterious Tori Hell before heading for Pärnu, Estonia's Summer Capital. On your way to Latvia, see Kabli Nature Centre and Luitemaa Nature Conservation Area.

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University of Tartu Observatory

Attraction

The University of Tartu Observatory is a jewel in the crown of the scientific history of the world! The research that has been carried out here has changed the way we understand our planet and the…

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The 'Jõmmu' barge

Active holiday

The 'Jõmmu' barge is a timber goods vessel the likes of which sailed on Estonian waterways from Hanseatic times until the mid-20th century. The 'Jõmmu' sails on the Emajõgi River, Lake Peipsi and…

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'Paula' sailing boat

Active holiday

The 'Paula', a trawling sailboat, can take groups of up to 12 people on trips around Lake Võrtsjärv. Come and enjoy the shimmering waters of the lake and the breathtaking nature on shore! You can…

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Lake Võrtsjärv Visitor Centre

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Services of Lake Võrtsjärv Visitor Centre - Lake Võrtsjärv Shop (souvenirs, publications etc.) - Renting seminar rooms and seminar packages - Ordering vacation packages (we'll put together a package…

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'Liisu' sailboat

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The 'Liisu' is an example of the traditional wooden trawler used on Lake Võrtsjärv, whose graceful appearance has seen it often used as a pleasure craft. It is essentially a sailboat, with a…

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Viljandi Tourist Information Centre

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The staff of the Viljandi Tourist Information Centre provide the visitors free information about the sights, accommodation and catering establishments, possibilities for active vacations, cultural…

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Viljandi lossipark (Viljandi castle park)

Attraction

The park is located on the slope of the ancient valley and is named after the ruins of the order castle. When the town started to grow in the second half of the 19th century the need for a…

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Soomaa National Park

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Soomaa National Park was established in 1993 to protect a pristine area of bogs and marshes, species-rich meadows and a variety of forests. Its diverse nature, unique suspension bridge, distinctive…

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Tori Hell

Attraction

You will find a mysterious cave in the steep riverbank in Tori! The place has been known as Tori Hell as you can go deep into the ground from the cave. This is the reason why there are so many folk…

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Luitemaa Nature Conservation Area

Active holiday

Luitemaa Nature Conservation Area covers the most beautiful part of south-western Estonia. Coastal meadows rich in bird species are one of the biggest values of the conservation area. You can climb…

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RMK Rannametsa-Tolkuse Nature and Study Trail

Active holiday

The dunes in Rannametsa have always been a popular place among hikers. Trails and information boards have been built here to protect the delicate nature and still introduce the nature of Luitemaa to…

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RMK Kabli Nature Centre and Hiking Trail

Active holiday

At Kabli Nature Centre, you can find useful information about natural values of the region and the holiday options offered by the State Forest management Centre (RMK) all over Estonia. You can watch…

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Soomaa Nature Centre

Attraction

Soomaa National Park was established in 1993 to protect a large area of bogs, meadows and forests. A nature centre is located at the heart of the park in Kõrtsi-Tõramaa. Completed in 1998, it was…

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