Estonia 3rd to 10th August 2019  

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Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Heritage of Coastal Estonians

3rd to 10th August 2019

Proposed Dates: AUG01-10 (one week, 7 nights in between these dates)

Themes & Topics Studied: see the programme

Host website: http://www.heritagetours.ee

Contact: maarika.naagel@gmail.com

Programme outlines

DAY 1
Goal of the day:
Arrival, see Tallinn Old Town (UNESCO heritage siye)

DAY 2
Goal of the day: Military history, resorts
The Arvo Pärt Center , traces of Peter the Great and former Soviet nuclear base in
Paldiski town , Haapsalu resort
Visit former closed military town Paldiski and coastal resort Haapsalu (wooden
achitecture, Haapsalu lace center and castle ruins (meet the development manager
of the castle)

DAY 3
Goal of the day: Island heritage alive
1. wooden boat building in a vocational school
2. small craft center in Estonian Maritime Academy

DAY 4
Goal of the day: Kuressaare – the hidden pearls of the capial of the island
1. „Spaaremaa“ – 195 years of spaa-tradition using local sea mud for healing and
wellbeing.
2. The wind of change in old and outstanding 14th c Episcopal Castle to make it
the best among most outstanding sites of the Baltic countries.
3. The info center of Saaremaa traditional costume

DAY 5
Goal of the day:
1) Lighthouses – part of the coastal heritage
2) Runic songs and runic singing – the ancient way of story telling
Visit the lighthouse museum
Runic song performance and workshop

DAY 6
Goal of the day: Country school as a carrier of heritage.
How to turn your problems into values.
Small country school starting to use local heritage as a base of the studies.
Multifunctional school as the center of community life.

DAY 7
Back to Tallinn
Goal of the day: heritage of the capital
Vabamu – the museum of occupations
Sea plane harbor
Under the city – the Bastion Passages
Meet the officials to get deeper insight on how the history is interpreted to make city
even more attractive and sustainable.

DAY 8
Departure

Conditions:
9-seater bus, professional driver- escort –guide, 3 meals per day, accommodation in
2-3* farms, hostels, hotels, 2-4 persons per room, full programme.

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