Medieval Spirits Of Estonia
Tour code: TLL E009,
Duration: 5:30 hours
Drive from the port through the picturesque Estonian countryside towards Rakvere, one of the oldest towns in Estonia. On arrival, you will have a short sightseeing tour of the town and afterwards visit the Rakvere Distillery. Alcohol has been produced in Estonia since the 15th century and the Exhibition House displays the history of producing spirits in Estonia. There will be an opportunity to sample and purchase the production of the Distillery. From the Distillery your tour continues to the partially ruined 13th century Rakvere Castle. On the way you will see the enormous sculpture of a bull called Tarvas, situated high on the hill next to the castle. As you enter the ruins of Rakvere Castle, take a step back in time to see in the courtyard the typical medieval watchtower, stone-throwing machines, and fully functioning cannon. See a blacksmith at work and visit the Torture Chamber. After short tour around the castle, lunch will be served at an inn in the courtyard of Rakvere Castle. After the lunch free time will be given for browsing in the courtyard and visiting the souvenir shop. Return to Tallinn.
What’s included: Transfer, Licensed guide.
Location: Rakvere, 100 km from Tallinn city centre.
Availability: All year around.