Full day tour to Lahemaa National Park

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A full day excursion to Lahemaa National Park. On the way to the park you will see one of the biggest Estonian waterfalls - picturesque Jagala waterfall. Estonia's largest national park is an interesting mix of coastal bluffs, dense forest, 7000 year old bogs, 18th century manor houses, and numerous lakes, rivers and rock to sand beaches on the Baltic Sea shore. Palmse manor is the showpiece of Lahemaa. The 18th century baroque house, open to the public, is filled with period furniture, and you can wander the landscaped grounds to see 17th century distillery, hotel and granary. At Palmse Manor you can taste Estonian berry wines some of them are quite attractive, especially black currant.

A few kilometers North of Palmse, on Kasmu Bay, are the old Soviet Coast Guard barracks at Kasmu which now house a maritime museum with excellent exhibits on the Soviet era and the history of the village. The 400 - year - old fishing hamlet of Altja, in the North - West corner of the park, has been beautifully preserved.

The tour covers intact and cultural landscapes of different types – coastal lowlands, pine forests, steep banks of limestone plateau, stone fields, waterfalls and rapids.