The Great Russian History Tour
1. Kadriorg Palace → 2. Tallinn Tourist Information Centre in Old Town → 3. St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church → 4. Church of Our Lady of Kazan → 5. Paldiski town → 6. Amandus Adamson Studio Museum → 7. Haapsalu Tourist Information Centre → 8. Africa Beach and Promenade → 9. Haapsalu Resort Hall → 10. Tchaikovsky's Bench in Haapsalu → 11. Haapsalu Railway Station → 12. Pärnu Visitor Centre → 13. Church of Jekaterina → 14. Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Pärnu Transformation of Our Lord Church → 15. Barclay de Tolly Mausoleum → 16. Tartu Visitor Centre → 17. Kolkja Museum of Old Believers → 18. The Pühtitsa Dormition Convent (Kuremäe Convent) → 19. Narva City Guide
In addition to the history of Russia, this great tour also introduces the different landscapes and regions of Estonia: Narva, where most of the people speak Russian, Kuremäe, where the biggest operating monastery in Estonia is located and the villages of Old Believers in Peipsiveere. The tour also includes Pärnu, the most popular summer resort in Estonia, and the small and sweet Haapsalu, with the air of the beginning of last century. Paldiski used to be a big military base during Soviet time and the whole city was closed to the outside, you could access it only with a special permit.
You can start this tour either in Tallinn, Haapsalu, Pärnu, Tartu or Narva.
Sites along route
Due to the massive religious conversion at the end of the 19th century, the 18th-century Ekateriina's Church became too small for the Pärnu orthodox congregation. So, in 1904, the historic Old…