Partners program by Estravel. Partners program is for the players' non golfing partners and guests on MON, TUE, THU & FRI. As golfing partners and guests do not play golf on Friday, they are welcome to join partner & guest tour on FRI. Tours will start and end in front of the Hotel. Usually we will start 9-10 and will be back when golfers are coming :-)
Monday, 9.07 Tallinn Old Town tour
Traditional Estonian Handicrafts and Old Town (by bus + walking)
During walking tour in Old Town we introduce to Estonian arts and handicrafts. Walk on cobblestones takes us to the art galleries at the picturesque streets of Long and Short Leg. Available Estonian ceramics, paintings, glassware, silk-screen, painting, leatherwork, jewellery.
Katariina käik (Catherine's Passage) is a landmark that combines master craftsmen's workshops with the medieval atmosphere. You can witness masters of crafts like glassblowers or jewellery makers at their work and buy arts directly from the artists.
Second part of our walking tour we will have small gourmet stops: wine & view at Luscher&Matiesen; schnapps at medieval Town Hall.
Tuesday, 10.07 Pärnu tour
Pärnu (by bus + walking)
Pärnu is the largest resort in Estonia and also a home to a variety of spas, a large sandy beach, numerous restaurants and golf courts.
Long, white sandy beaches, shallow waters and “the best Sun in Estonia” attract Estonians and visiting guests alike. Beautiful beach promenade is ideal for walking, cycling and roller skating with playgrounds, water fountains and play areas offering days full of fun and joy for children.
Tour takes you to the most important and interesting sights of Pärnu and gives a good overview of the town’s past and present. You will see a white sandy beach, green parks, beautiful houses, the Pärnu river and Sauga river, the port and the oldest part of Pärnu, which was first mentioned in 1251. Bus tour will be followed by a nice walk in Old Town.
We leave the bus on Rüütli Square where the Estonian Manifesto was read publicly for the first time. We carry on through Rüütli shopping street. The Red Tower is a former prison tower built in the 15th century on the southeast corner of the city wall. The Mary-Magdalena Guild is filled with different craft and art shops. There you can buy local handmade souvenirs and see how they are made. The Town Hall is located in a house built in 1797 by the merchant P.R. Harder. Nowadays, it is a Tourism Information Centre and an art gallery. St. Catherine’s Russian Orthodox Church is one of the most stylish and richest baroque style churches in Estonia. Vallikäär is a part of the 17th century fortifications. Remained Tallinn Gate marks the beginning of former postal road.
Wednesday, 11.07 FREE DAY
Thursday, 12.07 Tallinn tour
Steps of History - Rocca al Mare, Kadriorg, Song Festival Ground (by bus + walking)
This excursion will take you to the tour through Estonian’s history. In Rocca al Mare Open Air Museum you can see the life in 18-19th century rural villages. There are buildings such as farmhouses, windmills, a country pub and a chapel, all authentically furnished and stocked with period furniture, it all can be seen in museum area. If you brave enough you might have a chance to try a local traditional dance moves.
Driving back to the city you will visit Kadriorg Park, which creation was started by the Russian Tsar Peter I. Baroque style palace was built in the early 18th century as a present for his wife Catherine I. It was once called the Versailles of Tallinn due to its marvelous baroque style. The palace today houses the Foreign Art Museum. You will also pass The Residence of the President and The KUMU Art Museum.
You will make a stop in Song Festival ground. It is a huge outdoor arena that has been the venue for Estonian’s main national cultural festivals and so called Singing Revolution took place here.
Urban adventure in new trendy areas of the capital city Tallinn
Code words: design & vintage shops hopping and craft beer tasting at the bohemian Telliskivi quarter and finally visit to the brand-new Railway Station Market with inspiring mixture of street food experience and the market full local fresh produce, antiques and much more.
Friday, 13.07 Lahemaa Nature Reserve trip
Lahemaa nature reserve (by bus and walking)
50km east of Tallinn on the Gulf of Finland offers you the chance to see the natural beauty of Estonia’s countryside, and see some more of the country’s cultural history. The cultural heritage within Lahemaa National Park goes back as far as 800 BC in the ancient burial barrows of the local Finno-Ugric tribes at Jõelahtme.
We will visit the 18th century manor houses of the German landowning families in Palmse and
Both manors with their parks, greenhouses, stables and other buildings have been furnished and decorated in the style of 1820s, the period when the German landlord class was at its height.
To compare with the lifestyle of the Baltic barons, we will then see Estonian rural life of the centuries past by visiting fishing villages that date back more than 500 years. At the idyllic captains’ village of Käsmu you can see something of Estonia’s seafaring past. We will have a traditional Estonian peasant lunch at the tavern in the village of
The wild beauty of the scenery of Lahemaa is worth the visit in itself, with its bays, forests, bogs, limestone cliffs and huge erratic boulders.
The park is rich in fauna and flora, although it is unlikely we will see wild animals as we will pass through the park by bus.
Welcome to Estonia :-)