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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 Tartu 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.
When: 5-7 October 2018
Price: 185 Eur
Booking opens: 28th of August at 17:00!
- Bus transport during the trip
- All ferry tickets
- 1 night in Spa Hotel in Kuressaare
- Use of Spa in Kuressaare
- 1 night in cosy cabin in the countryside
- 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 lunch-box, 1 dinner
- Traditional Estonian wedding ceremony
- Dinner and party
- Traditional sauna
- Sightseeing program: Muhu Church, Kuressaare Castle, Sõrve peninsula, Tehumardi battlefield, Angla Windmills, Panga Cliff, Odalätsi springs, Kaali meteorite crater (all entrance fees included)
- Help and support from Scanbalt Tour manager and ESN’ers
- Towel rent in the countryside (1 eur/towel)
- Meals (except the ones listed above)
If you have specific food preferences please let us know before the tour so we can inform the organizer - firstname.lastname@example.org!
Program: Saaremaa Adventure
Day 1: October 5-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. In the evening we will have our bachelor and bachelorette party!
Day 2: October 6-th
The day will start with the Wedding ceremony held near the grounds of Kuressaare fortress. Everyone’s invited, and make sure you will dress smartly. Later we will explore more of the island – we start with Odalätsi springs, pass by Tehumardi battlefield, which is now a memorial sight dedicated to the fallen soldiers in the World War II and continue to 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. In the evening we will arrive to our accommodation and spend the next night in the countryside, sleeping in cottages. We will enjoy the traditional sauna and later have dinner and of course the Wedding Party with games, music and dancing til the morning!
Day 3: October 7-th
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 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.