DayTrip to Virumaa – Rakvere castle, Käsmu maritime museum, beaver track and Viru bog!

Join us and ESN for an amazing 10h DayTrip to discover more of your new home-country Estonia!



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.

Dates for similar trips in Spring semester 2019 are:

  • Saturday, 27. April
  • Sunday, 28. April

All this for 50 euros (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 1 February 2019. Create your profile already now 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.



We have also prepared options for day tours in Tallinn. If there is something in addition you are interested in, let us know and let’s add it to our program!

Tallinn Old Town by walk

2.5h tour (3.5h with restaurant visit)

During this 2 hour walk in Tallinn Old Town you will see most of the popular sightseeing spots in upper town and downtown – ideal tour for short city visit or for families. Get to know and see a lot in just a few hours. In upper town – Toompea, we will go to see Estonian Parliament house, several view platforms, cathedrals. In downtown, we will discover the town hall square, guild houses and many medieval streets with renovated buildings.

We will stop at:

  • Toompea Castle
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • St Mary’s Cathedral
  • View platforms (Patkuli, Kohtuotsa)
  • Danish King’s garden
  • Niguliste Church
  • Rataskaevu street
  • House of the Brotherhood of the Black Heads
  • Great Guild House
  • Maiasmokk cafeteria and marzipan room
  • Katariina Guild and passage
  • Townhall square

Included in the tour:

  • map of Tallinn
  • sweet gift from the guide

Suggestions for:

  • further visits
  • cultural events
  • restaurants
  • souvenirs

Possible to include and add

  • inside visits to cathedrals
  • museums
  • cafeterias or restaurants


Tallinn by bus

4h tour (5h with restaurant visit)

During the bus tour, you have a chance to see the rest of Tallinn besides the medieval old town. The tour will take you through the cultural and business centre of the city, trough Kadriorg and its palace, up to Song Festival grounds and Lasnamäe, but also to greener areas of Tallinn in Pirita and Kalamaja quarter. We will have some stops to feel the atmosphere of places that are on our way and take photos while hearing more about the places, people, culture and traditions of Estonians.

We will stop at:

  • Kadriorg
  • Song Festival Ground
  • Pirita
  • Seaplane Harbour
  • Toompea

Included in the tour:

  • map of Tallinn
  • sweet gift from the guide

Suggestions for:

  • further visits
  • cultural events
  • restaurants
  • souvenirs

Possible to include and add

  • inside visits to cathedrals
  • museums
  • cafeterias or restaurants


About me

My name is Mariane. I am Estonian who grew up in Tallinn and I am mother of three children. Being on maternity leave for some years has given me opportunity to develop my skills in new fields – designing e-services and learning professional guiding. I have graduated two masters’ degrees, worked in scientific laboratory and university international relations office, I have been a volunteer in a student organization (ESN) for many years and managing organizing trips to Lapland, St. Petersburg and around-Estonia with our family company “Marmot”.

For the last five years, I have been involved in organizing trips and tours to international students who study in Tallinn.

After receiving my official licence to be a professional guide in Tallinn, I take good care of tourists who come to discover Tallinn and Estonia for hours, a day or a week.

There are so many interesting and historic places to show in and around Tallinn. I have prepared some ready-made tours and visits but if you are interested in something else or more specific, then tell me and we can arrange a good plan to see all that.

I am passionate and interested to all the things I’m involved with. This makes me work on even the smallest details to keep things running smoothly with the best quality and outcome.

In my work as a guide and tour organizer, I am precise and well prepared. Experience from previous experiences has made me flexible in planning or unexpected situations, and taught me a lot of skills.


Mariane Koplimaa
Licensed tour guide in Tallinn
+372 523 9688

About Tallinn and Estonia

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Something more

Perhaps you are interested to know more how local people live, where they go out for dinners or walks, what museums they visit and so on. Or perhaps you are interested in some special activity you have heard about but did not find information. Just let us know and let’s find out!

We are always ready to help you for any further plans and wishes to visit Tallinn and Estonia. Contact us, write or call, and tell us what is your interest!
We wish you a very nice stay in Tallinn and Estonia!