Narva & The Eastern Bloc

1-8 people 12 hours
Ruins of the Toolse castle / Narva & The Eastern Block Tour
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A day in Tallinn cannot be compared to a day in Narva. To be honest, nothing can be compared to the Eastern side of Estonia.

A day hunting hammers and sickles is time well spent. The tour takes you from beautiful medieval castles and coastal cliffs to ash-hills, half empty industrial ghost towns and the most bizarre Soviet themed museum in Estonia.

It doesn’t matter if Soviet history is something you’re familiar with. It’s fun either way: nostalgic block houses with indistinguishable looks or a 101 of the absurdist tragicomedy known as "Reminiscences of the Soviet Union". The Eastern side of Estonia is for adventurers.

And yes, there will be a tank and a statue of Lenin!

All our day trips are in small groups (up to 8 people) taken around in a minivan or a car.

NB! All our regular tours are in ENGLISH. Private tours are available in different languages

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On the tour we cover:

  • Climb around the stunning ruins of Toolse fortress
  • Discover the soviet industrial town & ash hills of Kohtla-Järve
  • Enjoy amazing Stalinist architecture in Sillamäe
  • Roam around the ghost town of Viivikonna
  • Explore the Narva castle on the Russian border
  • See the 19th century Kreenholm factory complex
  • Visit an original Soviet T-34 tank
  • Lunch at a local tavern (not included)
  • Blue Hills (optional)
  • Kiviõli ash hills (optional)
  • Narva-Jõesuu czarist beach resort (optional)
  • Kunda Hydro plant ruins (optional)
  • *Optional stops depend on season and availability

Prices for private tours:

This tour is also available as a private tour. Private tours can be booked only for your group and for your requested time.

  1. 1 person: €299/per person
  2. 2 persons: €149/per person
  3. 3 persons: €99/per person
  4. 4 persons: €75/per person
  5. 5 persons: €65/per person

Starting point

Day trips depart from the Tallinn Tourist Info Center on the corner of Harju and Niguliste street.

Phone: +372 5837 4800.

Reviews - Narva & The Eastern Bloc / Day Trips

Suur-suur tänu teile suurepärase Ida-Eesti tuuri eest. Oli väga huvitav ja seiklusrikas päev. Suur tänu giid Triinule, kes viis meid huvitavatesse kohtadesse ning puistas hulgaliselt huvitavaid fakte. Soovitan ka teistele ettevõtetel viia oma töötajad hetkeks kontorist välja ning tugevdada seeläbi meeskonna vaimu.
Remo Reinsalu, Acros Finants, Eesti
I've had an interesting, very well organized and informative tour to Narva with a wonderful guide Reelika! Before Narva we saw also Kohtla-Jarve, Sillamae, an old train station and a factory, a ghost town, a tank T-34, a lot of industrial things that I like so! I'm Russian but it was very interesting to see this part of a post soviet territory! We were only 5 and Reelika drive us in a car herself. It was a excellent day! Highly recommended!!!
Vera, Russia
We had a great trip with George on Saturday June 28th to Narva. This was a great experience and George a great guide. We strongly recommend this tour, to all, who wants to understand about estonian history.
Iris and Gerd, Germany
I want to thank Jevgeni for a wonderful day tour in Narva. We learned so much- in his calm was of speaking he was able to explain the history and plight of Estonia . He was a real professional, always smiling and accomodating. Highly recommended as was Marii who organized this for us. I shall use their services again for other trips, as I am presently living in Tallinn and want to see and learn as much as posible while here.
Nora, Israel
When I travel, I crave new and different experiences. The only way I can describe Narva & Eastern Bloc Tallinn tour is an absolute adventure. Going to the Russian/Estonian Border seeing relics of the Old Communist Occupation in the east and learning about the immense history of the region were all highlights. The guides were great. I'd go back again in a heartbeat, even if it's just for the herring.
Andrew, New York
A friend and I were thrilled to be taken on one of the first full tours of Narva & the Eastern Bloc from Tallinn. We spent more than 12 hours covering incredible ground with a very wide variety of historical, political and natural sights. Our host was informative and enthusiastic and very accommodating with a last-minute booking. Even if you've got a small group of two or three people interested, it's well worth inquiring about a private tour any day of the week, beyond the standard Saturdays that they suggest.
Amelia, Canada
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