Welcome to Pärnu


In truth, most of Pärnu is quite docile, with leafy streets and expansive parks intermingling with turn-of-the-20th-century villas that reflect the town’s fashionable, more decorous past. Older visitors from Finland and the former Soviet Union still visit, seeking rest, rejuvenation and Pärnu’s vaunted mud treatments.


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$239.42 Transfers & Ground Transport

Riga to Tallinn Private Transfer via Parnu and Saremaa island

Estonia’s largest and third largest island are almost addictive: it is best to spend one’s  holiday away from the mainland, in a completely different scenery.Exciting destinations also include the famous Kaali Meteorite Crater Field (which is the first scientifically proven meteorite crater in Europe) and the Panga Cliff, which is perfect for scenic walks, and the Järve beach, which is a great spot for sunbathing. Small islands Vilsandi, Abruka, Ruhnu and Viirelaid are great locations all year round.Tour HighlightsFerry trip across the straitSt Katherine´s Church of MuhuRide across the damAngla Windmill ParkPanga cliffMeteorite crater- lake KaaliKuressaare Local capital- KuressaareMedieval Bishop Castle of Kuressaare08:00-10.00 Driving from Riga to Parnushort walking at Parnu city10:30-11:15 Parnu -Virtsu port11:15-12:00  ferry ride to Muhu island12:00-17.00 Drive thorugh Muhu island to Saaremaa and at Saremaa islandAngla Windmill Park visit Visit to Kaali meteorite craterVisit Panga cliffKuressaare Episcopal Castle visit, city tour and a short time for shoppingVisit Kuresare city17.00 Drive back to ferry port17:50-18:30 ferry ride to mainland18:30-20:00 Drive back to Tallinn

$772.12 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Highlights of Baltic States in 8 Days

DAY 1. (Sun): Arrival Vilnius. Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.   DAY 2. (Mon): Vilnius. Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner. DAY 3. (Tue): Vilnius-Riga. Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Mercure Riga**** or similar.  DAY 4. (Wed): Riga. Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert. DAY 5. (Thu): Riga. Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner. DAY 6. (Fri): Riga-Tallinn. The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.  DAY 7. (Sat): Tallinn. Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art.   DAY 8. (Sun): Tallinn Departure. Optional transfer to airport.

$969.64 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Highlights of the Baltic states New Year Edition

Dec 28: Arrival VilniusArrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Artis Centrum**** or similar, check-in, welcome meetingDec 29: VilniusVilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning walking tour of the Old Town includes Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant BelmontasDec 30: Vilnius-RigaHeading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene***** or similar.Dec 31: Riga Today's walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. In the afternoon we offer optional tour to Riga Art Nouveaux district and tour along Riga Boulevard circle. The tour ends with warm-up Riga black balsam drink at a central cafe. In the evening we enjoy an up-scale and entertaining Fabulous New Year Gala.Jan 1: RigaToday we offer an optional guided shopping tour that will take us to interior decoration and design stores, art galleries and fashion boutiques in the Old Town with the main focus on local brands and artists. En route we enjoy a warm cup of coffee with Latvian Christmas pastry in a cosy café. In the evening we offer excursion to the Lido Recreational Centre, a large restaurant and entertainment centre located in the largest blockhouse in Europe and surrounded by a lot of winter attractions. Jan 2: Riga-TallinnThe tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the Hotel L’Ermitage**** or similarJan 3: TallinnThe walking tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv.Jan 4: Tallinn departureOptional transfer to airport.

$951.69 Private & Custom Tours

Highlights of Baltic States in 8 days Private tour

DAY 1. Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to your hotel, check-in, welcome meeting.DAY 2. Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle. In the evening enjoy an optional historical Lithuanian dinner.DAY 3.  Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills to reach Riga late afternoon. Evening is free. DAY 4. Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum. The evening offers an optional organ concert.DAY 5. Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner.DAY 6. The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon. Free evening, overnight in Tallinn.DAY 7. The medieval Tallinn's Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner.DAY 8. Optional transfer to airport.

$99.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Summer Capital Pärnu - One Day Trip

Access & Activities:  by coach: Pärnu-Tallinn 128km, 1.45 hours; closest golf courses 11km, 15min; several music festivals during the Summer; beach on Pärnu over 20km, coastal area over 120km.Pärnu is often called as the Summer capital of Estonia.Enjoy your day tour to Pärnu: comfortable coach takes you from Tallinn to Pärnu, where you will meet you local English speaking guide. After a 1.5 hours walking tour through the narrow and picturesque old town streets. After the tour get a taste of local food - light lunch at local restaurant is the perfect break before you will discover Pärnu on your own.Just a short walk from city center, passing by the wooden architecture villas you'll have time to spend the rest of your day at the beach!

$471.35 Day Trips & Excursions

Mini Baltic Tour: Riga - Sigulda - Parnu - Tallinn - Riga

This Mini Baltic tour includes two options with guide or without guide. So you can choose either to explore on your own or take a guide and discover Baltics together.  Also tour can work both ways starting in Riga or in Tallinn.      8:30 Pick up at hotel     9:30 At Sigulda (see the main sights)     11:30 Travel to Parnu     14:00 Lunch and walk in the city     16:00 Set off to Tallinn or return back to Riga Tallinn city is only as ending point if you are planing to stay there. If you wish to return back to Riga last visiting place is Parnu. This schedule is approximate and may change or can be changed to adjust to your needs. No entry fees are included in the price (Turaida castle, Bobsleigh Track).

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