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.
Trip to Vurimaa will take place on Saturday, 25.04.2020
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
Great way to enjoy a long day in the countryside with food and visits included! Departure at 9am and arrival back at 7pm.
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Feedback from Autumn 2019
I love the activities. Good mixture of nature and culture. Best tour guides!
The whole day was really nice. Thank you! I really liked that we had the choice to see this much and so many faces of Estonia. Also, thank you for the food!
The trip was amazing! I really enjoyed it!
The trip was wonderful! Good choice of sites/sights – nature and castle.
For me the trip was perfect! I absolutely loved the nature places and also really enjoyed Rakvere fortress with the guided tours, the activities, the food. There is nothing to improve.
Really an awesome trip. I enjoyed the castle and beach side. I will really miss this kind of trip.
Everything was perfect! I relly enjoyed walking in Viru bog and visiting Rakvere castle. Thanks to the perfect guides!
I very much enjoyed Rakvere and Viru bog, these two were my favorites.
Amazing trip with amazing weather. Definitely worth it!
It was a relaxing trip that allowed me to discover beautiful places. I really liked Viru bog an Käsmu museum.
It was amazing. The places and views, the castle tour and the general guide and explanations.
I loved this and all the other trips. Thank you for everything! You are amazing!
As always, I enjoyed being accompanied and guided by you. Super interesting facts about Estonia and its cultural background. Thank you also for the delicious food, snacks and tea! I already recommended your trips to all my friends and I hope you can continue doing Mareti travels. I truly had awesome time thanks to you! Thank you!
The organization was very good! Very interesting information about the sightseeing points.
I really like the organization of this trip. You take care for everything – breakfast, sightseeing, lunch, tea… I was really enjoying the trip: nature, castle, museum!
Feedback from Spring 2019
I loved it! Thank you for allowing us to come to small villages, castles and natural areas that few foreigners get to see.
Every place we visited was so beautiful. I feel so fresh!
There is a lot I would like to tell you. I really liked your organization, the good atmosphere, the lovely prepared food… I think we got so much for a very good price – so thank you very much! Thanks also for the very good information about food and culture.
That was a great trip. I liked it very much. Gathering so many young people from different countries is a wonderful way to practice English and enjoy the trip more. I liked that the trip lasted from morning till evening.
I enjoyed the trip because we managed to see places that I probably wouldn’t have visited by myself. You have been really nice, and I appreciated all the info you gave us while we were traveling.
Please make these trips more than once a semester!
I had an amazing day. I loved the breakfast muffins and all of the trip stops. Rakvere castle was my favorite part.
It was a very nice trip. The food was good, and the atmosphere was great. We saw a lot in just one day. Keep doing those amazing trips!
Great tour. Thanks for this experience! I liked also the information in the bus while driving!
I really enjoyed this trip. It was interesting and also a good opportunity to meet new people.
The trip was nice. I’ve enjoyed all the activities. A nice day spent in a beautiful part of Estonia.
I really liked the museum on the sea and also the other activities. Nice job.
It was a fun day. Definitely not something I would organize myself. Also, I really liked the information that is said to us on the bus – about the places visited, including Tallinn.
I really enjoyed the trip. I was able to see a lot of different things today.
Great trip, interesting places. Thank you!
I really enjoyed the commentary during the bus rides. Thank you for organizing this trip.
It was a really nice trip, well planned and also the food which was offered was good. And the self-made muffins!
Even though the trip was planned on quite a busy schedule, it was really enjoyable thanks to great people, interesting information and amazing weather. I really enjoyed being outside in nature and getting to know more about Estonia! Aitäh!
Great trip, so much to see in one day. I enjoyed this day a lot. Thank you!
It was very well organized, the places were interesting, the dishes were delicious. Thanks!
I had a lot of fun today. All of the views were incredible and beautiful. Loved the chocolate muffins and oatmeal cookies.
Very good organization. I enjoyed the meals and snacks. It was a really nice trip.
It was a nice mixture of nature and buildings. It allowed both, to have some physical activity and to stay and admire.
I’m so happy to explore Estonia one more time. We are really so happy to join your trips. They are full of adventures and we are very excited for our next trip.
Feedback from 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.