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Spa opportunities and sights around Tartu

Rakvere and Aqva Spa

Rakvere (about 130 km and 1.5h drive from Tartu) is famous for it’s castle on Vallimägi hill and the largest animal statue – Tarvas – located on the edge of Vallimägi hill.

Aqva Spa Rakvere offers wide variety of relaxation and fun. In Aqva Spa there is a Sauna centre with 8 different saunas as well as Water park with slides and different pools. In Spa centre you can choose different treatments or enjoy the day packages that include different water park and sauna centre visits and procedures.

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Kubija Hotel & Nature Spa

In the middle of South Estonian pine forests and lakes you can find a cosy and comfortable hotel Kubija Hotel & Nature Spa. In the hotel you can enjoy pampering body treatments, visit the spa and sauna center or find harmony with the nature and with ourselves.

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At the shore of lake Pühajärve you can visit Pühajärve Spa & Holiday Resort. In addition to the traditional hotel and spa, the complex includes a modern and bright 2-storey water and bowling centre. Surroundings of lake Pühajärve and the nearby town Otepää offer lot of opportunities for different activities as well as just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Estonian nature.

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Close to Russian border, Setomaa and its capital Värska offers an interesting insight to the unique, centuries old Seto culture. There are several museums and historical places nearby, as well as many interesting natural sights to visit.

Värska Water park with its many attractions, pools and saunas is an ideal place for relaxing, as waterfalls and intense jets of water give you good massages and leisure area with bubbles shakes your body.

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Alatskivi castle

The snow white Neo-Gothic castle (built in 1880-1885) in the Heard of Alatskivi was inspired by the Balmoral castle in Scotland. In 2011 the completely restored castle was opened to the public. Today, the visitors of the castle can admire the fascinating interior and learn about the history of the building and living in it, or just enjoy the surrounding park and hiking trails.

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77 km from Tartu (about 1h drive), this adorable little town boasts impressive castle ruins, a former home of the ruling Livonian Order. The scenic views of the nearby lake and wooden architecture makes Viljandi a place of interest to both nature and culture lovers. The cherry on top of the cake is the large nearby lake beach, offering boat rentals and regular trips.

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