Tour of the Old Believers

This tour, which takes participants to the shores of Lake Peipus in East-Estonia, is focused on the Old Believers – religious refugees who opposed the official teachings of the Russian Orthodox Church and settled in Estonia in the 17th century. The Peipus villages are unique thanks to the arrangement of local roads and construction: the villages are located by a single main road, which runs along the lake, and form kilometres of settlements. Make sure to visit Kolkja Museum and do not forget do dine at the local restaurants. Additionally, you can buy local fish and onions!

This tour, which takes participants to the shores of Lake Peipus in East-Estonia, is focused on the Old Believers – religious refugees who opposed the official teachings of the Russian Orthodox Church and settled in Estonia in the 17th century. The P

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