Leisure activities

Hotel Telegraaf -Leisure activities in Tallinn

See more info about Tallinn Old Town walking Tour, Lahemaa National Park, Kayaking in Tallinn, Boat or yacht trip in the Gulf of Tallinn, Bike rent in Tallinn etc.

Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour

Tour Description

Take a fabulous walking tour in the medieval city of Tallinn. The historical area with its romantic cobblestone streets, charming red roofs, medieval and gothic style houses is the best preserved old town in northern Europe.

Admire the fortified Town Wall with many towers and which dates back to 13th century. Take a look at the the Town Hall, one of the oldest continuously functioning pharmacies in the world, St. Olav's Church, Aleksander Nevskij's Cathedral and the Houses of Parlament. Experience the  panoramic views of medieval and modern Tallinn from two different viewing platforms at Toompea Hill.

Although the city dates back centuries, the conversation goes on different subjects and this is your opportunity to discover the nowadays life of Estonians. Instead of having a monologue-type observation of the city, you will enter into friendly discussion and learn about the country through local eyes.

In the workshops of the craftsmen of the magical Catherine’s Passage the inspiration may strike you with some new and unique gift ideas. You will also have the chance to see artists making their masterpieces, have a look at pottery making and glass blowing.

The guide also shares with you some stories about the history of the building where Hotel Telegraaf is located nowadays.

DEPARTURE

From Hotel Telegraaf
Duration: 2.5 hours

Departure all seasons

PRICING

Nr. of persons:

2

4

6

8

10

12

Price per person
incl 20% VAT

50 €

35 €

26 €

21 €

18 €

16 €

Total per group

incl 20% VAT

100 €

140 €

156 €

168 €

180 €

192 €


Child (3-12) 50% of adult price

INCLUSIONS

- Estonian, English, Russian, German or Finnish speaking guide
- 2.5 hours sightseeing tour in Tallinn Old Town

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

- dress code is casual

For reservation and information please contact us.
e-mail:
info@telegraafhotel.com
Phone: +372 6000600

All above mentioned service can be purchased with accommodation only.

Lahemaa National Park & Manors

You are invited to make a day trip to Lahemaa National Park. It will be a captivating day spent in peaceful unspoiled nature surrounded by rural charm and the beautiful Estonian manor houses. These well-restored typical Baltic manorial estates, dating from 18th and 19th centuries, give you an overview of the life of local aristocracy. Take  this perfect opportunity to admire also the beautiful Baltic sea coastline and its old fishing villages opening  up in their simple peasant charm and keeping alive a traditional lifestyle.

On the way to Lahemaa you will also drive through Kadriorg Park and will see Estonian Art Museum KUMU, Kadriorg Palace Foreign Art Museum and the residence of Estonian president.

In Lahemaa, we will visit Palmse Manor house and take a lovely walk in Sagadi Manor park. Both of them present their enchanting gardens. There will be wonderful opportunity to taste Estonian berry wine in Palmse wine cellar. After that, we will have time for a lunch break in a small fisherman's village called Altja. It is possible to taste traditional Estonian food and drinks in their authentic tavern.



Tour includes also special excursion to the private fisherman's museum in Käsmu village where you will see a unique private collection of different war and sea antiques.

Lahemaa National Park invites you also to the bog walk in the unspoiled nature or to enjoy a small nature trail which is called beaver track.

DEPARTURE

At the Hotel Telegraaf 09.30

Departure all seasons

Return to the hotel at 17.30 (approx)

PRICING

Nr. of people:

2

4

6

8

10

12

Price
per person incl 20% VAT

180 €

125 €

110 €

100 €

90 €

85 €


Total per group

incl 20% VAT


360 €


500 €


660 €


800 €


900 €


1020 €

 

INCLUSIONS

- transfer to Lahemaa and back to Tallinn
- English or Russian speaking guide
- entrance to Palmse Manor House
- Estonian berry wine tasting in Palmse wine cellar
- walk in Sagadi Manor park
- bog walk or beaver track walk (depends on weather conditions)
- entrance to Fisherman's private museum
- soft beverages and Estonian chocolate in the bus

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

- comfortable clothing for nature walk

- the exact route and time schedule depend on weather

- lunch break in Altja Tavern depends on availability and seasonality. If the tavern is unavailable other options will be presented. The cost of lunch in not included in the tour price.  3 course lunch incl soft drinks can be ordered in additional.

- other languages on request for additional cost

For reservation and information please contact us.
e-mail:
info@telegraafhotel.com
Phone: +372 6000 600

All above mentioned service can be purchased with accommodation only.

Sleigh ride in Rocca al Mare, Estonian Open Air Museum

Get a glimpse of true Estonian country side and village life in Estonian Open Air Museum!

The Estonian Open Air Museum is akin to a village, with 12 farms, as well as its own church, tavern and schoolhouse. There are a number of mills, a fire station, fishing net sheds as well as a dancing area and a village swing.

The museum is located in a lovely, well-maintained forest park on a high sandstone bank on Kopli Bay, just 15 minutes drive from the center of Tallinn.



Please book your sleigh ride in advance.
1 hour sleigh ride is 54 Euros 
½ hour sleigh ride is 30 Euros

Entrance ticket is 3 Euros per person
(Entrance ticket is not included in the sleigh ride price).

Entrance in summer time
(23. aprill - 28. september)

93,90 EEK / 6 EUR 
46,90 EEK / 3 EUR special rate with the sleigh ride

Entrace in winter time
(29 september – 22 aprill)

46,90 EEK / 3 EUR
23,50 EEK / 1,5 EUR special rate with the sleigh ride


Cancellation policy:
If you would like to cancel your sleigh ride then please let us know at least 2 days before.

For reservation and information please contact us.
e-mail:
info@telegraafhotel.com
Phone: +372 6000600

All above mentioned service can be purchased with accommodation only.

Bird Watching in Paljassaare

Early morning bird watching on the Paljassaare peninsula near Tallinn city centre. The local ornithological society has taken serious steps to protect this so-suburban bird paradise and the two newly built watch towers give a very good view, also the observation distances are very small.



Fifteen minutes drive from Tallinn’s city centre is Paljassaare bird protection area of international importance. Typical for this bird area is different habitants in a very small territory. During couple of hours walking, you are able to see open water, reed-bed, bay and bush bird species.

Bookable from the beginning of April until the end of October.
Tour starts at 7 in the morning and lasts about 3 hours.

Bird watching tours are available up to 14 persons.
Tour is in German or in English.


Tour rates per person:
Up to 2 persons    € 115
Up to 4 persons    € 59
Up to 6 persons    € 39
Up to 8 persons    € 32
Up to 10 persons € 30
Up to 12 persons  € 25
Up to 14 persons  € 22

Prices include: transport from the hotel and back, use of optics-scope and binoculars, guide service.

For reservation and information please contact us.
e-mail:
info@telegraafhotel.com
Phone: +372 6000600

All above mentioned service can be purchased with accommodation only.

Kayaking in Tallinn

A harbour tour with a sea castle. Suitable for beginners as well as for experienced kayakers.3-4 hour kayaking tour in Tallinn will offer a waterbird’s-eye view of Estonia’s capital and its “medievally modern” skyline, plus a slice of history, from its days as a major trading port in the Russian Empire to its prominence in the Danish era, and its more recent Soviet occupation.



As we paddle past 8 ports, with a collection of military vessels, including Estonia’s own WWII-era submarine, „Lembit”, we’ll get a glimpse of Peter the Great’s marine castle and Patarie – the seldom visited but infamous NKVD prison.
A welcome next stop will be Paljasaare Peninsula, with a walk on sandy Pikakari beach, Tallinn’s closest bird watching area. From there, we’ll paddle back to the city – enjoying the sweep of graceful architecture - towers, spires, and the onion dome of the Russian Orthodox cathedral – that still punctuates the rapidly changing skyline.



Once the north-western most point of the Russian Empire, Tallinn is now the north-eastern corner of Europe (and has been referred to as northern Europe’s best preserved medieval town). This crucial and vibrant trading centre was understandably protected from invaders, so we’ll get a view of its massive stone fortifications – thick turreted walls and parapets - from the vantage point of an easily-maneouvred kayak.



Tour starting point:
next to Linnahall, an easy walk from the Telegraaf Hotel.

Duration

3-4 hours. About 9 km of kayaking. In case of bad weather, the distance and the length of the trip may be changed.
Level
Easy. Suitable for beginners. No previous kayaking experience needed. Full briefing before the trip.

Includes

Double sea kayak and all equipment including  life vest (PFD), spray jacket, waterproof sacks for personal items, paddle jacket, professional English speaking guide.

Booking and cost
Schedule tours take place every Wednesday at 6 pm and every Saturday at 1 pm from June to August. If you wish to book a private tour some other time, please mention this in „notes” and let us know the time you prefer.

Scheduled tours

Every Wednesday and Saturday (June-August)
1- 16 persons
32 EUR
/ person

Private tours

8 persons
306 EUR/ group

9- 16 person
32 EUR/ person

For reservation and information please contact us.
e-mail:
info@telegraafhotel.com
Phone: +372 6000600

All above mentioned service can be purchased with accommodation only.

Boat or a yacht trip in the Gulf of Tallinn

We can arrange three different boat trips in the Gulf of Tallinn.

1-hour speedboat trip on Tallinn Bay – total price 297 EUR (up to 10 people).

During this one hour trip you will have a chance to enjoy a view of Tallinn from the sea. We will also drive near the island Naissaar - unbelievably beautiful island with untouched nature right next to Tallinn! It is also possible to organize a picnic on Naissaar (prices starting at 20 EUR/person).

2-hour sailing with a yacht on Tallinn Bay – total price 330 EUR (up to 18 people).

During this time we will sail around Gulf of Tallinn. Passengers are also welcome to steer the yacht. You will have the best vacation on the sea. We offer a picnic basket
(savouries+wine, 44 EUR)

Sailing to the island Naissaar – yacht rent 660 EUR,
excursion and lunch 28 EUR/person
(up to 18 people).

Sailing duration (to and from the island) about 4 hours, time on the island about 3 hours.

On the island you will drive around with a guide who introduces the history of Naissaar and shows interesting historic places. Before leaving the island you will have lunch.



Season runs from May 1 to October 31 2011.
All sailing trips have to be pre-booked at least 24 hours before start.

For reservation and information please contact us.
e-mail:
info@telegraafhotel.com
Phone: +372 6000600

All above mentioned service can be purchased with accommodation only.

Segway rent and tours

Segway renting season starts from April 2011.

Segway´s young and energetic team will not only provide you with all the information on this compact, but powerful mean of transportation and its accessories, but also train you to control it. SEGWAY is designed both for entertainment, and for business. Your staff, family, and friends will certainly love it.

1 hour segway rent is 35 EUR




Tallinn Old Town tours on Segway´s will come shortly.

For reservation and information please contact us.
e-mail:
info@telegraafhotel.com
Phone: +372 6000600

All above mentioned service can be purchased with accommodation only.

Bike rent

Bicycles are in different sizes and both ladies and men frame - there are bicycles with basket, which are suitable to cycle in the city, also there are good trekking bicycles for discovering the Baltic States by bicycle. Bicycles are well - equipped: mudguards, bottle holders, bells and stabilizers. In bicycle rental price there is also lock, helmet, safety vest and repair set for the tire (also with a little pump).



City bikes:
For riding in city we suggest easy going city bikes.

All bikes are equipped with:

  • bottle holder,
  • mudguards,
  • rack for luggage,
  • bell (optionaly also with kickstand)
  • optional also basket
  • Bicycle sizes 50 cm


Trekking bikes:
For longer distances we suggest trekking bicycles (also known as touring bicycles). All bikes are equipped with:

  • bottle holder,
  • mudguards,
  • rack for luggage,
  • bell (optionaly also with kickstand)
  • Bicycle sizes 41 cm - 61 cm (men) and 42 cm - 57 cm (ladies)


Time                                   Price (EUR) 20% VAT inc.

1 hour                                  2,50
Every next hour              2,20
6 hours                              10,80
24 hours                            14
2 days                                 13 per day
3 days                                 11,40 per day
4 days                                 10 per day
5 days                                   8,60 per day
6 and more days              6,50 per day

For reservation and information please contact us.
e-mail:
info@telegraafhotel.com
Phone: +372 6000600

All above mentioned service can be purchased with accommodation only.

Haunted Latin Quarter

Program description

The group has dinner in restaurant Tchaikovsky from where, straight from dinner,  the guide leads them to the haunted Latin Quarter of Old Town of Tallinn which is one of the most ancient and interesting areas built during the XIII-XIV century in Tallinn.

Dominican Monastery

On the streets, the guide pays attention to symbols on the houses and talks about those people who have lived here once. First they visit the oldest house in Tallinn where notorious Albertus Magnus has visited his students and will hear more about the famous house. The next stop would be inside of mysterious Dominican Monastery where the guide tells about the Brothers of Domini Canes. Guests feel the energy pillar and feel the medieval aura in the haunted place...

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Additional information

Departure: from Hotel Telegraaf
Duration: 1,5 hours
Language: English
Maximum participants per group: 25
Price per group: 900€ incl 20% VAT


For reservation and information please contact us.
e-mail:
info@telegraafhotel.com
Phone: +372 6000600

The above mentioned service can be purchased with dinner arrangements only.

Meet the Estonian man

Program description

Meet Olavi Andla, owner an event management company specialized in histotainment style tours in Tallinn.

Tallinn at night

Olavi shows you around the centre or takes you to the unique café to entertain and talk more about Estonia’s history, customs, language, cuisine and Estonian life in general.

He calls spade a spade and he pays his drink by himself! He customizes his talk according to your interests!

Additional information

Language of the program: English
Length of the meeting: around 2 hours.
Price: 100€
Availability: just ask!


For reservation and information please contact us.
e-mail:
info@telegraafhotel.com
Phone: +372 6000600

Engineering was fun!

Program description

The Guide meets the group in Hotel Telegraaf where he makes an infotainment style presentation about history of telecommunications.

It includes the use of visual signals, such as smoke, semaphore telegraphs, signal flags, and optical heliographs, or audio messages via coded drumbeats, lung-blown horns, or sent by loud whistles, for example.

Engineering

After the presentation, group goes to take a walk on the Town Wall built on XIII century. In a small hall, guests sit and guide In a small hall, guests sit and guide demonstrates medieval cell phone...

Additional information

Price: 600€ incl VAT for a group of 10 people
Price: 780€ incl VAT for a group of 25 people
Length of the program: 2 hours
NB! Medieval cell phone only works during daylight!

For reservation and information please contact us.
e-mail:
info@telegraafhotel.com
Phone: +372 6000600


Contact information

Telegraaf Hotel (Vene Posti Operaator AS)
Vene 9
10123 Tallinn, Estonia
Tel. +372 6000600
Fax +372 6000601
Skype: hotel.telegraaf

Reg nr: 11033876
VAT code: EE100999862
Bank: Danske Bank A/S Eesti filiaal
Account: 332086210003
IBAN: EE633300 332086210003
swift code: FORE EE 2X

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