Southeast ESTONIA and Leigo lake MUSIC FESTIVAL/ 3 days

Leigo Lake Music was born out of love against nature, art and classical music. The man behind Leigo Lake Music Festival is Estonian Tõnu Tamm, who came to this region 35 years ago, created 19 artificial lakes and started carrying out his dream of a music stage on the lakes.

And now for 19 years, on this stage, orchestra, opera singers and other classical music artists have performed, joining in the sounds of wind, rain, bird songs and cricket chirps. The scenography is a joined effort of man and nature, where that done by man is in harmony with nature.

In 2017 the festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary.

 

Day 1

On the way to Estonia, stop in the twin city Valka-Valga for a coffee break. Valka-Valga historically was one city that was divided by the border of Latvia-Estonia, and now it is a twin-city, on one side Latvia, on the other Estonia. Enjoy the unique possibility to cross the border on foot or stand one leg in one country, one in another.

A short stop by Sangaste castle, whose owner wanted to build a castle with a park that would resemble Winsdor castle and park in England. We will let you be the judges of the similarities.

Visit Otepaa - the Estonian winter sports city. Enjoy the panoramic view over the surrounding area and find yourself at the Otepaa labyrinth, which was modeled on the famous Christian labyrinth etched onto the paved stone floor of Chartres Cathedral in France. 

Leigo lake music festival.

the program will be added as soon as it is available

 

Day 2

Start the day with an excursion around one of the most beautiful cities of Estonia - Tartu. The city of students most of the year is buzzing with chatter of students. Visit the most noted sights: the Town Hall square with the Town Hall and the Kissing Students fountain, the University, St. John's church, Dome hill and Cathedral ruins, Old Observatory, Angel's and Devil's bridges and other interesting sights.

Feast upon the famous Estonian smoked fish and enjoy an unhurried relaxation time on the banks of lake Võrtsjärve, which is renovned by its healing powers, many fish and being an inspiration for many Estonian writers and poets.

Hellenurme watermill has kept its flour grinding and grits producing equipment since 1930ies. The watermill is still functioning - guests have the possibility to touch and feel how grains turn to flour, as well as the chance to try freshly baked bread.

Leigo lake music festival.

the program will be added as soon as it is available

 

Day 3

See the the beautiful formation of Mother Nature - red sandstone outcrops while taking a ride down the river in a boat.

Visit the historical Seto village - Obinitsa and a Setomaa farmstead, delve into Seto folklore and enjoy a Seto meal.

Stop by the Vastseliina castle ruins.

 


Meals will be arranged depending on your wishes

Suggested time of visit: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Approximate time on tour: 3 whole days

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