DayTrip to Virumaa
Join us and ESN for an amazing 10h DayTrip to discover more of your new home-country Estonia – Rakvere castle, Käsmu maritime museum, beaver track and Viru bog!
We have prepared a great day full of activities. We start the day in the morning with something special for breakfast in the bus and we hit the road towards Rakvere, a small town 100km from Tallinn. In Rakvere, we will visit medieval fortress together with a local guide and you will all have an opportunity to practice for battles, see the cannon shot, visit torture chamber and the hell. After all these activities, we will eat some proper medieval lunch in the fortress restaurant and then it is time to discover Rakvere city by bus tour and continue our day.
Our next stop brings us to Käsmu – a small fishermen village with a very special museum – very well know Käsmu Maritime museum. A place that shows the life of this small village, life of sailors and boat construction tools and methods. After some history and chat with the charismatic owner, we will continue to see some manor houses on the road.
There are a few more important things to see and visit in this area – beaver track and Viru bog. These visits will bring us to wild nature and we are going to see, how beavers live and what they can cause with their lifestyle. And as it is autumn time, one must-visit place for all locals and visitors is Viru bog – a great hiking track for around 3km. Wooden path on water with autumn colors.
Despite the weather and temperatures, we have some hot tea and Estonian snacks to enjoy before we arrive back home in the evening.
As true fans of Estonia, your local group leaders are happy to show you their home-country, tell you many stories about locals and the country.
This trip is also a great way to meet new people, even if you don’t know anyone yet… join our trip and you will know at least 40 people more.
Plan of the day:
- 9am departure from Tallinn
- Drive trough the city to Rakvere (1.5h)
- Rakvere fortress tour + activities (1.5h)
- Lunch in the medieval castle (1h)
- City round by bus in Rakvere (30min)
- Drive to beaver trail (30min)
- Hike on the beaver trail (30min)
- Drive to Käsmu maritime museum (30min)
- Käsmu maritime museum visit (1h)
- Drive to Viru bog (30min)
- Viru bog hike (1h15min)
- Tea and snackpause (15min)
- Departure to Tallinn (1h)
- 7pm arrival to Tallinn
Dates for Autumn semester 2019 will be announced soon!
Price for the trip will be announced soon (without ESNcard +5 euros). Great way to enjoy a long day in the countryside with food and visits included! Departure at 9am and arrival back at 7pm.
Registration starts in the beginning of September 2019.
Create your profile early and be ready to select your favorite date for this and other Mareti trips! Stay tuned!
Here you can read some testimonials from students who joined our trips last semester, Autumn 2018:
The best experience you could make as an exchange student in Estonia!
A full planned day with so many things to do. Totally worth the money and time!
Thank you! Very good first trip! Thank you for your kindness.
A great trip that makes you feel more like a real Estonian.
If you want to see something different than just city sights, you definitely have to go to this trip.
It was really funny and good mood even when it was raining – don’t be afraid of the weather!
A good way to know more about Estonia and meet new friends!
Worth it! Had a fantastic time. I really recommend it!
Do it! You would not regret it!
I would do it again! Beautiful nature and worth the money.
It gives a good feeling about the country.
A well-planned trip through the nature of Estonia.
Very interesting to get closer to the Estonian culture. Recommended for nature lovers. Perfect work of group leaders.
A must discover nice places in Estonia. Very well organized and very adventurous day.
Mareti group leaders make an amazing job!
Thank you, it was really nice! Absolutely worth it!
I really recommend this trip. You will not regret if you register to this trip.
A day full of activities and great moments. It was really a perfect trip. There you can see something from Estonia landscape.