Otepää, Põlva, Võru, Viljandi
South Estonia is the land of untouched nature, rivers and deep lakes. Old farmhouses, picturesque villages and pastoral small towns are typical for this part of Estonia.
Otepää (215 km from Tallinn):
Otepää Church (1608);
Lake Pühajärv (Sacred Lake) – the most beautiful lake of Estonia;
Sangaste Castle (18th c), a manor house in Windsor style with acoustical tricks;
Popular winter sport centre.
Põlva (230 km from Tallinn):
Church from 15th c;
Sandstone cliffs and caves in the valley of Ahja River;
A unique mixed Russian-Estonian cultural group in the far south–east of Estonia (Setumaa).
Viljandi (160 km from Tallinn):
A small green Hanseatic town on the shores of Lake Viljandi;
Viljandi Order Castle ruins;
Beautiful Castle Park with suspension bridge;
Medieval St.John’s Church (15th c).
Võru (255 km from Tallinn):
Fr. R. Kreutzwald, the author of the Estonian national epic Kalevipoeg, lived and worked here;
In the southern part of Võru county is the picturesque Haanja Highland;
the highest hill of the Baltics – Suur Munamägi (Big Egg Hill) with an observation tower;
Vastseliina Castle ruins and manor;
Piusa valley with colourful sandstone caves.
Tailor-made tours available.