Naissaar Day Cruise takes you to island Naissaar, a former Soviet military base and nature area just off Tallinn’s coast. Here you can explore the historical sights, which include artillery stations, a Soviet sea mine factory, a working railway, a museum, a restaurant and a church. If that’s not enough you can order a jeep or truck tour which will give you the most exciting overview. Spectacular views experiences are available only in the summer.
Want some more? You can buy bike rental vouchers or lunch vouchers to make your discovering day more pleasant. Your cruise will be full on adventures and fun. That’s what Estonia is about.
On island Naissaar there are over 10 abandoned Soviet military fortresses since 1730. Nowadays Naissaar is known for its untouched forests and beaches, lighthouses, working narrow-gauge railway and restourant near to marina. This cruise is full of discovery and experiences. If you’re into that, this cruise fits your expectations 100%.
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Naissaar was called Terra feminarum according to the chronicle of Adam of Bremen, and Virginium Terra or the Land of Virgin in a rare 12th century manuscript, Hostoria Norvegiae. The land was also known as Amazonia – at any rate it was one of many points of support on an old important sea route between the East and the West.
As early as 1297 felling on the island was banned by orders of King Eric Menved of Denmark, because the Naissaar forest was regarded as a very important landmark. Since 1470 the ancient sea route between Naissaar and Paljassaar was marked with two floating light buoys installed by the Town Council of Tallinn.
Becuse of complicated conditions of navigation the people of Naissaar became outstanting pilots, a fact confirmed by an archival record dated from 1748. In former times there were three private pilots associations working side by side with government pilots, and one of the private pilots associations was that of Naissaar pilots.
At the beginning of the 20th century Naissaar became one of the links in the Peter the Great Naval Fortress intended to protect the capital of the empire. The island was turned into a Soviet military base for a long time.
The island is full of history and objects to see. In addition to the cruise you can order a guided tour with 2 course meal and wine. This cruise is absolutely the best way to discover the island Naissaar.