Welcome to Haapsalu


Those seeking mud or spa treatments might opt for Haapsalu over Pärnu or Kuressaare, though the centres here are a bit more proletarian. Nevertheless, Haapsalu lays claim to superior mud, which is used by health centres throughout Estonia.


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$172.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Guided Day Tour to Western Coast and Haapsalu from Tallinn

Taking the scenic, coastal route to Paldiski, your first stop should be the Türisalu cliff. Farther along is Keila-Joa, where you can see the third highest waterfall in the country, which is considered to be the most romantic waterfall in Estonia. Set in the forest, next to a 19th-century, Neo-Gothic manor house, it is almost a dictionary definition of picturesque. Paldiski, once turned into a closed town by the Soviet army, has remains of the naval fortress built by Peter the Great. The gigantic Soviet atomic submarine training centre (Pentagon) was situated in the middle of the city. On the way to Haapsalu, the major site of interest is the Padise Monastery that dates back to the 13th century. The Golden Age of the Padise Monastery (Padise Kloostri) was around 1400. Haapsalu city centre is characterized by a miniature town hall and romantic wooden dwelling houses. By the seaside Promenade stands Kuursaal, one of the finest wooden buildings in Estonia, which houses a summer restaurant.

$1720.30 Cultural & Theme Tours

14 days guided Baltic tour

day 1- arrival at Tallinn. Transfer from port or airport. day 2- explore Tallinn. Tallinn walking tour. day 3- Tallinn - Keila-Haapsalu- Saremaa island Kuresare day 4- explore Saremaa day S- Kuresare-Parnu-Viljandi-Tartu day 6- Tartu--Cesis-Sigulda-Riga day 7- day at Riga, walking tour day 8- Riga-Bauska-Rundale-Sabile-Kuldiga day 9- Kuldiga-Jurkalne-Liepaja-Palanga day 10- Palanga-Curonian Split-Palanga day 11- Palanga-Hill of Crosses -Kaunas day 12- Kaunas-Trakai-Vilnius day 13- day at Vilnius, walking tour day 14- end of tour, transfer to airport Three Baltic capitals - Explore the historic centres of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius from car and by foot! 2 days in each city.  The Keila Waterfall is a waterfall in Northern Estonia on Keila River. It is the third most powerful waterfall in Estonia after Narva and Jägala. It is 6 meters high and 60-70 meters wide.  Calm and friendly small town Haapsalu located less than 2-hour’s drive from the capital enjoys a long standing history as a spa resort. Once a popular summer holiday destination for the Russian aristocracy, modern Haapsalu hosts a number of international festivals and is home to charming restaurants. Haapsalu is a wonderful little town with narrow streets, a miniature town hall and romantic wooden dwelling houses. On the romantic seaside promenade stands Kuursaal, one of the finest wooden buildings in Estonia.   The first Haapsalu mud spa opened its doors in 1825 and since then Haapsalu has attracted spa lovers from all over the world including the Old Russian czars. Haapsalu’s serene vibe is loved by families and romantic couples who enjoy having picnics, walking, visiting spas and sailing. Once in Haapsalu, don’t forget to browse for a traditional hand-woven woollen Haapsalu shawl with fine and elegant patterns.  Saaremaa - the biggest island of Estonia is known as a good recreation place with unique nature and a lot of sights. Saaremaa has retained its uniqueness due to its location and insulation. In the villages there are still stone fences and houses with thatched roofs, beautiful national costumes and dialectal language are still used. Junipers, dolomite, windmills and the famous local home-brewed beer are considered the symbols of Saaremaa. Sigulda and its surroundings is the most popular tourist area where you can enjoy a rare combination of medieval castles, picturesque hilly landscapes (with a river running amidst sandy caves). Here you can enjoy a ride on the cable car 40 meters above the valey.   Curonian Spit National Park - Search for moose and wild boar in this spectacular setting.   Kuldīga is the pearl of Kurzeme. Kuldīga boasts distinctive architecture, the Venta River with the widest waterfall ledge in Europe, and an old brick bridge. Kuldīga was recognised an EDEN destination in 2000

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