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South Estonia Manor Tour

1. Tartu City & University of Tartu 2. Tartu Visitor Centre 3. Alatskivi Castle 4. Põltsamaa Castle 5. Olustvere Manor 6. Sangaste Castle 7. Rogosi Castle Manor in Ruusmäe 8. Sillapää Castle 9. Mooste Manor 10. Cantervilla Castle (Pikajärve manor) 11. Luke Manor and Manor Park 12. Tartu Town Hall

  • 5 days
  • 12 sites
  • 516 km

The tour includes both restored manors and castle ruins, where you'll find different things to do. Mooste Manor, Põltsamaa Castle and Olustvere Manor offer interesting activities. You can also have a great time and enjoy nature in the park of Sangaste Castle and the Neo-Baroque park of Luke Manor. The restaurant at Alatskivi Castle offers wonderful Estonian, German and Scottish cuisine. Many manors also offer accommodation, such as Taagepera Castle and Cantervilla Castle (Pikajärve Manor).
You have to book your visit at some manors, if you want to visit the manor building.

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Tartu City & University of Tartu

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The university city of Tartu sits on the Emajõgi river. The large student population and wealth of museums means that the city is always alive with interesting and new events to entertain you. Come…

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Tartu Visitor Centre

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Tartu Visitor Centre provides free information about Estonian tourist sights, accommodation and catering establishments, possibilities for an active holiday, events, guided tour providers and…

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Alatskivi Castle

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A magical castle on the eastern border of Estonia is waiting for you! Here, you can get acquainted with the life and history of an aristocratic family and meet the various servants who worked in the…

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Põltsamaa Castle

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Põltsamaa's stone fortress was constructed on the banks of the river in 1272. Between 1570 and 1578 it was the residence of Livonia's King Magnus. Repeatedly pillages, the castle was rebuilt by…

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Olustvere Manor

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Olustvere Manor is one of the most fully preserved manor complexes in Estonia. In addition to the modern-style manor-house, also of interest are the estate manager's house, the red-bricked cattle…

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Sangaste Castle

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Sangaste Castle is one of the 21 Southern Estonian places worth discovering that are marked with a yellow National Geographic window; if you are interested in culture and history, it is definitely…

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Rogosi Castle Manor in Ruusmäe

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Stanislaw Rogosinsky, a native of Poland, established the Rogosi Manor. From 1629 to 1776 the manor belonged to Herman von Liebsdorff and was later given to the von Glasenapp family as Herman's…

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Sillapää Castle

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Sillapää Castle was built in the middle of the 19th century. The castle is under state protection due to its remarkable architectural ensemble. Its ground floor accommodates the Räpina Local Lore and…

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Mooste Manor

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Mooste Manor, established at the time when the Nolcken family ruled the area, lies on the shore of Lake Mooste. Beside the beautiful manor house you will find the pride of Mooste Manor, one of the…

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Cantervilla Castle (Pikajärve manor)

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Pikajärve manor, which is also known as the Cantervilla Castle, is probably one of the cosiest manors in Estonia. The main building (built in 1908) and the vivid quarry stone outbuildings are on a…

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Luke Manor and Manor Park

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The earliest mentions of Luke Manor date back to 1557. The final wooden main building was from the turn of the 20th century with characteristics of Neo-Baroque and Heimat Style. The manor building…

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Tartu Town Hall

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The Town Hall of Tartu was built in early classicist style with strong baroque features (1789, designed by JHB Walter) and is one of the most important symbols of the city. A prison and a weigh house…

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