Guided tour ‘Flavours of the Onion Road: from onion pies to chicory coffee’

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The Onion Road has many layers of flavours. During the tour, we will discover the local culture through all of them. Participants will learn the secrets of Ivan Chai, eat the famous onion pies of Kostja, taste chicory cake and coffee, and drink local craft wines.
In addition, we will make a bag with block printing, learn the story of the Old Believers and the Baltic German landlords, and find out how the locals grow onions.
It is possible to order the tour with (additional 150 euros) or without a guide.
We will choose the dishes and places in accordance with your wishes and the season.

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Samovar house in Varnja

    Museums & Galleries

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

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  • 2
    Kostja Onion Farm

    Farmers markets & organic stores

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

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  • 3
    Alatskivi Castle

    Castles & Manors

    Lossi tänav 6, Alatskivi alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60201

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  • 4
    Restaurant of Alatskivi castle

    Restaurants

    Lossi tänav 6, Alatskivi alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60201

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  • 5
    Flavours of Alatskivi Manor: shop for local flavours and wine cellar

    Souvenirs, handicraft

    Hirveaia tänav 4, Alatskivi alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60201

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Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

Features and amenities
Getting there

The tour takes place either in the customer's own car or by bus. If desired, it is also possible to order bus transport via the Onion Road. The starting point of the tour will be agreed upon when ordering the tour.

Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
Coordinates
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