- Duration: 3 hours tour
- Activity level: active (bus, bycycle and walking)
- Total walking and cycling distance: approx. 5 km
The guided walking tour is a fast way of getting to know traditional Estonian life and small town architecture and enjoy the beautiful urban nature.
Set out with your professional guide who will show you why Pärnu and the Seashore of Pärnu Gulf and River Region is one of the favorable resort towns in all of Northern Europe. Enjoy the view from your pedicab transportation as you pass the variety of different epochs of the town architecture – from the most modern districts of arts and culture through the cheapish semi-military style buildings of soviet era and miraculously preserved single yards of stonewalls of medieval fortifications as well as the hanseatic merchants houses and even a genuine Red Tower from the early times of Alt-Livonian clerical statehood.
Upon arrival, you will begin your walking tour on downtown, the site of the eloquent mixture of cultures and traditions of the nordic crusaders and early modern university life, Imperial military outpost governed by the almost grandfather of Russian poet Aleksander Pushkin and a birthplace of Estonian modern media and statehood.
Your drive on cycle rickshaw continues past the Seashore district of Pärnu that embodies the atmosphere of the tranquility of the times prior to the formidable changes of noisy rock’n’roll and sex revolution.
Within a couple of square miles you shall overcome the parks with blind alleys and “mud spa” hotels designed in the 19th century and little cafes still in action since the Cold War as you make your way to the national treasure – the Pärnu Beach. Its never the same color seawaves and delicate white sand strand with its officially decreed nudist part, which was one of the kind already under the communist regime in the largest country in the world – the Soviet Union.
Your tour ends in the Downtown where you can shop, stroll or enjoy a meal in one of the many outside cafes. Your professional guide will lead you through Rüütli Street and Supeluse Lane lined with handicraft workshops and with the street market of products beyond one’s imagination.
Before departing, your guide can make suggestions. We also provide a shuttle service back to the cruise habour.