Guided tour to Lake Peipsi region
On Sunday, July 10, the local organisers (Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies) will offer for ECPR conference participants a guided excursion to Lake Peipsi and the centuries-old Russian Orthodox Old Believers' villages.
The Peipsi Lake region forms a unique part of Estonia's natural and ethnic landscape. Not only is the Peipsi the largest transboundary lake in Europe, it is also home to the very special Old Believers community, known for its hard-working people, skilled fisherman and keen onion growers! Here you'll find aristocratic mansions, lighthouses, traditional market culture and colourful cottages marking Estonia's famous "onion route". See more about the region here
Duration: approx. 4,5 hours
Start: 16:00 (4pm) next to the main conference building (Lossi 36, Tartu)
Finish: approx. 20:30 (8.30pm)
The tour includes:
- Visit to Lake Peipsi (Peipus), the fifth largest lake in Europe;
- Visit to Varnja Museum of Old Believers;
- Visit to Varnja Old Believers' Prayer House (please note that your clothes should cover your shoulders and knees, women should also cover their head)
- Visit to Peipsi Visitor Centre;
- Short swim at Lake Peipsi (optional) (bring your swimming gear);
- Free guide in English;
- Free bus tranportation.
Cost: The trip is partly funded by the European Union Regional Fund and the University of Tartu but there is a small participation fee 10€ per person which will be collected on the spot before departure.
Photo policy: Please ask permission before taking any photos of locals.
NB! Please bring cash (€) with you for any costs you might have!
This tour is by registration only!
For additional information, please contact Ms Siiri Maimets, siiri.maimets [ät] ut.ee