Craft Camp Estonia 2019 Tour

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CRAFT CAMP ESTONIA 2019 FOLLOW -UP TOUR. To get an even wider insight into Estonian culture, crafts, people and heritage why not take an additional week to gain an insight into traditional men’s and women’s crafts, but with a modern twist and application.

Traditional lifestyle does not mean that you must live  “like in a museum”. It means that while living a modern life you do not forget the simple way of making things, using common sense.

 

“ Folk Culture has four pillars, each of which needs to be cared for: DO it; LIVE it; KNOW it; (vitally important) SHARE it.”

Mari Lepik, PhD biology, the heritage-keeper of Sõrvemaa, Volunteer of the Year, 2018; author of Sõrvemaa ABC; mother of five.

 

PROGRAMME*

*This is the first draft. Changes may apply.

The final programme and prices will be issued in the first week of January 2019.

 

DAY 1. 14 Jul Sunday

Pärnu – the summer capital

Bus from Viljandi to Iida Craft School, bus to Pärnu – the summer capital of Estonia

Maarja-Magdaleena Guild

Overnight in Pärnu

 

DAY 2. Jul 15 Monday

Pärnu  – Muhu island- Saaremaa island

Meet Liis Luhamaa and her Loodusvärvid (Colors of Nature) in Tõstamaa.  Ferry to Muhu island „where Time rests“.

See the community shop of traditional skills applied to modern life, visit Muhu Heritage School and  medieval the St.Katherine’s Church, get acquainted with the colourful Muhu  embroidery.  Don’t miss the heritage trail of Tihuse Horse Breeding Farm, wander at the  Kaali Meteorite Site.

Overnight in Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa Island.

 

DAY 3.  Jul 16 Tuesday

Kuressaare – West Saaremaa

The Kuressaare Episcopal Castle, The Center of Traditional Folk Costume of Saaremaa island. Mihkli Farm Museum,  visitor center of Vilsandi National Park, Lime and Tar Distilling Park. historical Leedri village and Juniper Syrup Farm.

Overnight in Kuressaare

 

DAY 4.  Jul 17 Wednesday

The  heritage of Sõrve Peninsula

Meet Mari Lepik, the Heritage Keeper, ABC book publisher, leader of runic song group Ammuker, PhD biologist, mother of five. Listen to her lecture on keeping traditions alive and living traditional lifestyle in the 21st century.

Runic song group Ammuker to perform. Visit Sõrve Wool Factory, hear the story of the family who have moved back to their former farm 65 years after World War II and still experience the War in their everyday life.

Overnight in Kuressaare

 

DAY 5. Jul 18 Thursday

Haapsalu – Tallinn

Ferry to mainland, visit Haapsalu Lace Center, enjoy the coastal environment and wooden architecture of this resort town.

Bus to Tallinn, Old Town Walking Tour and  guided walk in Kalamaja region of Tallinn.

Overnight in Tallinn

 

DAY 6. Jul 19 Friday

Guided bus tour – suburbs of Tallinn

Meet people of Estonian Folk Culture Center http://www.rahvakultuur.ee/Welcome_to_the_website_of_Estonian_108

Or visit the Museums (Museum of Occupations, KUMU, Toy Museum Miiamilla etc)

Overnight in Tallinn

 

DAY 7. Jul 20 Saturday

END OF TOUR

Time to leave..

 

Package includes: full time guide escort service in English, 20-seater comfortable tour bus, accommodation in **-***hotels, twin rooms (single rooms for extra cost), all breakfasts included, most lunches and two dinners included, all visits and workshops named in program, VAT tax 20%.

For more information:

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Phone: +372 526 9974

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www.heritagetours.ee

 

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