Town of Tartu Tour

Activity Level - Moderate,
Tour Duration - 8H


Our Tartu tour will take you to the second largest city in Estonia – the center of science and education. The town of Tartu was founded almost a thousand years ago by Russian duke Yaroslav the Wise. Tartu has been under the power of the bishop, Swedish kingdom, and the Russian Empire. The old, German name of Tartu was Dorpat.

In the 17th century Swedish king Gustav Adolf gave an order to create a university here. This is how Tartu University appeared. When Estonia was merged with the Russian Empire in 1710 the Tartu University became the first university of the Russian Empire. It has been almost 400 years and the university is a modern high-class educational institution.

On the hill and surrounded by a wall, we can see picturesque ruins of Saint Peter’s Cathedral. Next to it in the former powder cellar is a pub with the highest ceilings in the world, 7 meters high.

Tartu is the city of monuments. The faiths of so many famous people are affiliated with Tartu, that different statues are everywhere. Scientists who studied or have been teachers in the University, heroes of national legends or just pieces of art created by modern sculptors.

The town Hall Square is beautiful.  A bell on the tower of the Town Hall is playing a melody at midday. Next to the square flows the river Emajogi – the largest river in Estonia.

On the way to Tartu, we will pass 130 km of central Estonian land, discover the history of this part of Estonia, and see the countryside. In Tartu we’ll have a 2 hour guided walk in the city center, which will finish on Town Hall square, you will have 1.5 hours of time on your own to have lunch in one of the cafes or restaurants, and buy souvenirs reminding you of this beautiful town. After that we’ll drive back to Tallinn.

Included Attractions

  • Coffee and bathroom break at historical wind mill
  • City center of Tartu
  • Tartu Old Town
  • Tartu University main building
  • Upper town and university grounds
  • Embankment and the Arch Bridge


All tours are bespoke and prices are based on the number of people on the tour. Please note - depending on the type of tour, the price may be quoted per individual or for the group as a whole.
Are there more than 15 of you? Price on request.
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Price Per Group
1-3 people in group
360 EUR
4-6 people in group
480 EUR
7-14 people in group
550 EUR
More than 15 people
Upon Request
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