On the roads of the Estonian Epic Kalevipoeg (part 1)

TRACING THE FOOTSTEPS OF KALEVIPOEG – one day bus trip to the locations connected to Estonian mythical hero  ̶ Kalevipoeg.

Adventurous journey through Estonian counties
(Lääne-Virumaa, Jõgevamaa and Tartumaa)

  • Starting point. Gathering in Tallinn at 7.30 a.m
  • Neeruti Eesjärv and Tagajärv(in english: Headmost and hindermost lake) lakes and Sadulamägi hill (Neeruti Landscape Conservation area). Introduction and singing ancient Estonian metre songs.

  • Kuremaa lake (landscape, driveby)

  • Kassinurme. Kalevipoeg`s cradle, Kalevipoeg`s slingstone, sacred grove and sacrificial stones.

  • Saadjärve forest park (Nature preservation area) at the south-east shore of lake Saadjärv. This lake was previously known as holy lake. Amazing view of lake Saadjärv. Slingstone of Kalev`s middle son.

  • The house of Kalevipoeg. Museum (http://kalevipojakoda.ee/kalevipoja-koda/kalevipoja-muuseum/). Lunch time/catering.

  • Kääpa river and the sword of Kalevipoeg

  • Alatskivi. Kalevipoeg’s cradle. Punane allikas (Red spring). Hiking trail along the northern shore of lake Alatskivi to the Punane allikas (Red spring) (Alatskivi Landscape protection area).

  • Kallaste shore. Lake Peipus. Magnificient landscapes.

  • Non-stop road-trip back to Tallinn.

  • Arrival to Tallinn ca 22:00.

Planned dates of the tour (2017):
9th of september (Saturday) 

Date of the tour is also subject for individual agreement – just contact us – marek@ajamatkad.ee

PRICES: 40 euros and 30 euros (pensioner, pupil and student). No participation-fee for preschoolers. Additional information and booking: Marek Laimets, tel. 56 659 543, e-mail: marek@ajamatkad.ee

The price includes:
– coach trip (comfortable seats, WC, microphone; cold and hot water, tea and coffee available)
– tour-guide’s service
– visit to Kalevipoeg House Museum (ticket & guided tour)

For additional pay:
– Eco lunch (salad, soup and dessert) at Kalevipoeg House Museum. The lunch includes: Hedgehog soup – the honoured soup recipe created on Kalevipoeg theme. Local food – a bit different from common recipes. Hot! Feel nostalgia – taste a dessert and guess what ingredients are used. Local. Tasty! Salad from seasonal local food. Homemade bread – baked from the local rye – traditional! Price 5 euro. Please, order in advance!

– A possibility to order from Tallinn (Mamo catering) a picnic basket full of light snacks (food & drink). Ask for menu, if interested. You are also welcome to choose a menu of your own… but, please, order in advance!

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