A trip to the mysterious Setomaa

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Come to Setomaa to experience a different Estonia! The Setos have lived on the border of two cultures – eastern and western – for centuries. They have adopted customs from both worlds, but still preserved their own traditions.
In Värska, we will walk on the promenade and visit Värska Orthodox Church. We will go through Saatse Boot (in the territory of Russia, which is why it is only allowed to drive through it) to Vana-Jüri soap shop. In Obinitsa, one group member will be dressed in Seto traditional clothes! We will taste Seto food and listen to Seto leelo (UNESCO cultural heritage).
If desired, we can also visit Värska Farm Museum, Reegi House, Piusa Caves, Clay Studio, Seto Gallery, and Serga Chapel!

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Town Hall Square in Tartu

    Historical buildings

    Raekoja plats, Tartu

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  • 2
    Värska Church

    Churches

    Velna tee-1, Värska alevik, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 64001

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  • 3
    Värska Visitor Centre – Reek’s House

    Museums & Galleries

    Pikk tänav 29, Värska alevik, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 64001

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  • 4
    Värska Farm Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Pikk tänav-56/2, Värska alevik, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 64001

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  • 5
    Saatse Boot

    Stopover

    PIIRIRIBA, Lutepää küla, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 64013

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  • 6
    Old Jüri`s Soap Chamber

    Souvenirs, handicraft

    Vahtraoru talu, Kolossova küla, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 64006

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  • 7
    Piusa Pottery ceramics studio

    Museums & Galleries

    Piusa Savikoda, Piusa küla, Võru vald, Võru maakond 64122

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  • 8
    Piusa Caves Visitor Centre

    Museums & Galleries

    KÜLASTUSKESKUSE, Piusa küla, Võru vald, Võru maakond 64122

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  • 9
    Obinitsa Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Muuseumi tänav 10-Obinitsa muuseum, Obinitsa küla, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 65301

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  • 10
    Cafe Taarka Tarõ

    Cafes

    Obinitsa Kesk 20-SETO SELTSIMAJA, Obinitsa küla, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 65301

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  • 11
    Seto Studio-Gallery

    Museums & Galleries

    Sauna, Obinitsa küla, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 65301

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  • 12
    Serga Village Chapel

    Churches

    Vahtra, Serga küla, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 65334

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    Tartu Visitor Centre

    Tourist information centres

    Raekoja plats 1a, Tartu linn, Tartu 51003

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Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

Features and amenities
Getting there

The tour starts at Tartu Town Hall Square, near the Tartu Visitor Centre

Access
  • By excursion bus
Coordinates
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