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Spend a fantastic weekend visiting the biggest Estonian island – Saaremaa with its unique culture and incredible nature. And what’s the most fascinating - you become part of the Traditional Estonia Wedding! This is an event organized by ESN Estonia and acted out by you, international students. Come and get a taste of an Estonian wedding, experience culture full of unique traditions and enjoy the amazing nature.
Start/finish: Tartu and Tallinn
Price: 146 Eur
Booking opens: 30.08 at 10AM
- Bus transport during the trip
- All ferry tickets
- 1 night in Spa Hotel in Kuressaare
- 1 night in cosy cabin in the country side
- 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 lunch-box, 1 dinner
- Traditional Estonian wedding ceremony
- Dinner and wedding party
- Traditional Sauna
- Sightseeing program: Muhu Church, Kuressaare Castle, Angla Windmills and Karja church, Panga Cliff, Odalätsi springs, Kaali meteorite crater (all entrance fees included)
- Help and support from Scanbalt Tour manager and ESN’ers
- Meals (except the ones listed above)
Program: Saaremaa Adventure
Day 1: September 29-th
We will depart early in the morning and head west to catch the ferry to Saaremaa. Everyone will get a role they will play in the wedding ceremony. Our first stop will be old and authentic Muhu Church. Later we will head to Kuressaare – the capital of Saaremaa island. We will visit the famous Castle-Fortress which is one of the best preserved fortification structures in Estonia. Later we will check-in to our hotel and will enjoy the free time to walk around the town and visit the Spa center in our hotel. The future wedding couple will have some special tasks to perform and others can follow and help.
In the evening we will have our bachelor and bachelorette party!
Day 2: September 30-th
The day will start with the Wedding ceremony held on the grounds of Kuressaare fortress. Everyone’s invited, and make sure you will dress smartly. Later we will explore more of the island – we will drive around and will make stops in the most interesting places. We will visit Saaremaa`s most Southern part – Sõrve peninsula, where you can walk on a very narrow spit of land going into the Baltic Sea and see Latvia on the eyesight, on our way back we will pass by Tehumardi battlefield, which is now a memorial sight dedicated to the fallen soldiers in the World War II. In the afternoon we will arrive to Odalätsi springs and then to our accommodation. Then it will be time for the real fun! We will spend the night in the countryside, sleeping in cottages. We will enjoy the traditional sauna and later will have dinner with Saaremaa specialities and of course the Wedding Party with games, music and dancing til the morning!
Day 3: October 1-st
Although it will be the last day on the island there is still more interesting sightseeing spots to discover. We will visit the picturesque Panga cliff, the famous Angla Windmills and Karja church, later we will continue to the Kaali meteorite crater.
In the afternoon we will head back to the mainland and continue driving home. We will arrive late in the evening.
*Please kindly note that the program is estimated. The itinerary is subject to change in accordance with ferry schedules. The more detailed program will be presented closer to departure dates.