A tour of the secret places of Tartu County to discover on your own by car

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In addition to well-known sights, there are many other things to discover in Tartu County – the choice is as varied as the area itself. Grab your family and friends and go on an adventure.

Take the raft from one bank of the Emajõgi River to the other or row on the wonderful lakes of Tartu County yourself. Walk along the Onion Route, stopping here and there to buy local delicacies and enjoy life. Admire the architecture of the past and all the experiences in the pine town of Elva.

But the main thing – explore the wonderful nature trails of Tartu County, indulge in art experiences, museums and adventures, emotions, surprises, and exciting encounters – everything that makes Tartu County the amazing place that it is.

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Tartu Visitor Centre

    Tourist information centres

    Raekoja plats 1a, Tartu linn, Tartu 51003

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  • 2
    Gardener's House of Luke Manor

    Castles & Manors

    Luke mõis, Luke küla, Nõo vald, Tartu maakond 61614

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  • 3
    Tartu Observatory

    Museums & Galleries

    Observatooriumi tänav 1, Tõravere alevik, Nõo vald, Tartu maakond 61602

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    Peedu-Nuti water mill complex

    Historical buildings

    Veski tänav 1, Elva linn, Elva vald, Tartu maakond 61508

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  • 5
    Mushroom Country, a playground in Elva

    Family Fun

    Supelranna tänav-15, Elva linn, Elva vald, Tartu maakond 61505

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    Elva Central Square

    Viewing platforms

    Kesk tänav-30, Elva linn, Elva vald, Tartu maakond 61507

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    Lake Vaikne

    Water adventure

    ELVA-VITIPALU MAASTIKUKAITSEALA 4, Uderna küla, Elva vald, Tartu maakond 61016

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    Vitipalu Adventure Trail / Fairy Trail (Haldjarada)

    Hiking Trails

    Elva-Vitipalu maastikukaitseala-ELVA MAASTIKUKAITSEALA, Ketneri küla, Nõo vald, Tartu maakond 61610

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  • 9
    Hellenurme Mill Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    VESKI, Hellenurme küla, Elva vald, Tartu maakond 67514

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  • 10
    Musical Instruments Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Valga maantee 1, Rõngu alevik, Elva vald, Tartu maakond 61001

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  • 11
    Luunja Rose Garden

    Parks & Gardens

    Puiestee tänav 14, Luunja alevik, Luunja vald, Tartu maakond 62222

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  • 12
    Selli-Sillaotsa study trail

    Hiking Trails

    Alam-Pedja looduskaitseala 21, Valmaotsa küla, Tartu vald, Tartu maakond 60605

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  • 13
    Local Heritage Cafe of Juulamõis

    Cafes

    JUULAVÄLJA, Juula küla, Tartu vald, Tartu maakond 49104

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  • 14
    Turgi Handicraft Farm

    Art & Craft workshops

    TURGI, Torila küla, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60228

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  • 15
    Lubok yard – a workshop introducing the Old Believers’ popular print

    Museums & Galleries

    Suur tee-25, Kolkja alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60306

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    Kostja Onion Farm

    Farmers markets & organic stores

    Lille tänav 3, Kolkja alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60306

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  • 17
    Gallery Voronja

    Museums & Galleries

    Kesk tänav 27-Tuksovi, Varnja alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60305

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  • 18
    Samovar house in Varnja

    Museums & Galleries

    Kesk tänav 21, Varnja alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60305

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  • 19
    Järvselja Nursery

    Parks & Gardens

    Järvselja küla, Kastre vald, Tartu maakond 62506

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  • 20
    Järvselja Primeval Forest Nature Study Trail

    Hiking Trails

    JAHILOSSI, Järvselja küla, Kastre vald, Tartu maakond 62506

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Open all year round

Is open 24 hours

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Getting there
Access
  • Signposted
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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