RAKVERE CASTLE 8 hours Incl guide and transport
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Our Rakvere castle tour is a chance to step back into the past, to the mysterious Middle Ages.
Rakvere castle is located halfway between Tallinn and border town of Narva. Departing from Tallinn to the east we’ll get to Rakvere Castle in 1.5 hours. Stronghold Rakvere… VERE in Estonian means BLOOD. The castle faced many severe battles. Warriors attacking and defending the castle spoke different languages. The castle was under siege by Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great, was owned by the German knights, Swedes and Polish. Nowadays, soldiers, craftsmen, mercenaries and other medieval citizens live in the castle. One of them will meet us at the gates and
guide you in the castle.
Inside there are many ways to rediscover the Middle Ages. You can take part in the knight’s tournament or archery competition, visit the alchemist’s lab, history room, armory, and feel the metal of the old swords in your hand. The bravest guests will know three main fears of the Middle Ages and visit the torture chamber.
We’ll go up on the wall and from the top of the watch tower of the castle enjoy a view of the surroundings. After, we’ll go and have dinner in the knight’s dining hall. After the adventure in Rakvere Castle we’ll head back to Tallinn, but it will not be just a ride home, on the way we’ll see the smallest castle in Europe and the largest Estonian waterfall.
Included: Transportation, guide on the way,entrance and local guide in the castle, alchemists lab, history room, torture chamber.
Optional – for additional fee: stories of the medieval brothel, archery, pot making, blacksmith’s shop, firing a cannon or old gun.