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Exciting Culinary Escape Estonia

If you want to discover and taste new foods and recipes, Padaste offers you the best deal to experience the Nordic island's cuisine during this culinary escape in Estonia. Enjoy candlelight dinner in the South Foyer with a beautiful view towards Padaste bay and find your body still fresh with daily yoga during your days in Estonia. Relax, eat well and have a fantastic time!


  • 3-course table d’hote dinner
  • Yoga morning stretching sessions
  • A complimentary bottle of champagne
  • Private islands’ degustation menu candlelight dinner
  • Selection of Pädaste Gourmet goodies
  • Partial body massage session
  • 2 nights of accommodation
  • Sumptuous breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Estonian, French, German, Italian, Russian
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  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet

During this culinary escape, you will be staying either at Manor House or Carriage House at Padaste Manor in Estonia.

Manor House

The Manor House of the Padaste Estate has undergone an extensive two-year restoration, bringing back the dignity and nobility the house had held for centuries. This exquisite Manor House, set in idyllic Baltic seaside parkland, had been left totally untouched for decades. In the course of the last fifteen years, it has been saved from dereliction and slowly re-awakened, culminating in a final two-year restoration project completed in June 2008. The origins of the manor go back to the 14th century with some of those ancient walls now at the very heart of the manor. In the latter part of the 19th century, the house was enlarged considerably and given a new façade, hence the harmonious dimensions and clean lines which give the manor it’s character today.

The 14 rooms in the manor are beautifully appointed with luxuriant fabrics, unobtrusive state-of-the-art technology, and wonderful attention to detail. The beds are sumptuous and you’ll walk on warm wooden floors so you will love them! All the superior junior suites and the grand suite have wood-burning fireplaces, stocked up daily with fresh baskets of firewood. There is a personal streaming audio system with virtually thousands of titles available at your fingertips. Views over the parklands and the shores of the Baltic Sea are spectacular and unique. Extra day pillows invite to rest, relax and daydream.

The Manor House offers accommodation in three deluxe doubles, seven superior doubles, three superior junior suites and the grand suite.

  • Elegant, well-appointed bathrooms with large bathtub, separate rainwater shower, WC, and hairdryer
  • iPad for your personal use during your stay
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • AV console with retractable 32-inch Sony Brava HD TV
  • PlayStation 3 station for the enjoyment of Bluray HD movies
  • Wireless Sonos audio controller with access to thousands of titles and internet radio
  • Bose acoustimass speaker system
  • Complimentary wireless and wired internet access for your laptop
  • Internet access on your TV screen
  • Minibar, complimentary still water
  • Oversized bathrobes, slippers
  • Superior junior suites feature a wood burning fireplace

Carriage House

Once the home of the barons’ riding-horses and caleches, the Carriage House has been renovated with much attention to detail and now houses six well-appointed junior suites, two superior junior suites, and a double room. Each suite has a private balcony for overlooking the park and sea. A lobby with a fireplace and grand piano can be found on the ground floor. Every split-level suite can accommodate two extra guests on a pull-out couch on the first floor.

The double room and junior suites offer

  • Bathroom with shower, WC, and hairdryer
  • iPad for your personal use during your stay
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Sat-TV, personal audio system
  • Complimentary wireless internet access for your laptop
  • Minibar, complimentary still water
  • Oversized bathrobes, slippers

The larger superior junior suites are fitted with Jacuzzi instead of a shower, 32-inch HD Sony Brava TV, and PlayStation3 station for the enjoyment of Bluray HD movies available from the extensive library. All rooms and suites in the Carriage House are non-smoking.


This culinary vacation will take place in Padaste Manor, Estonia. Padaste Manor is idyllically located at Padaste bay on Muhu Island in the Baltic Sea, just off the coast of western Estonia. Muhu Island is a comfortable two-hour drive from the capital Tallinn. Five 19th century ironstone buildings join the stately manor in a horseshoe shape, opening up to the Baltic Sea. The manor ensemble is set amidst a seven-hectare landscaped park surrounded by 22 hectares of meadows and forests. The estate is surrounded by centuries-old ironstone walls, partly overgrown with moss.

The shoreline gives way to astonishing views of the bay with its islets and untouched coastland. A variety of grasses, ferns, wildflowers, berries, brushes, orchids, pine, birch, and the ‘national’ tree, the juniper paint, the landscape of Pädaste Bay. The park and shoreline form part of a nature protection zone which is well-known for its biodiversity. It is the natural habitat of 23 species of rare orchids. Birdlife is of particular interest since Padaste bay is a favorite stopover location for migratory birds as geese, cranes, ducks, and swans.

Three breeding couples of the rare and majestic sea eagle nest nearby. The nightingales take center stage in the evenings of early June. The park is home to owls, woodpeckers, nesting swallows, tree-nesting ducks, squirrels, and bats. Deer, wild boar, and moose inhabit the surrounding forest. They occasionally can be seen crossing into the park, especially during cold winters.

Nearby places

  • Kuressaare Airport (URE) - 45 minutes' drive



  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa


  • Bar
  • Smoke-free property


  • Car rental
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Wireless internet


You will be served sumptuous breakfast, three-course table d'hote dinner, and private islands' degustation menu candlelight dinner during this culinary vacation. You will also be served a complimentary bottle of champagne while enjoying one hour of private seawater hot tub at Padaste bay.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Muhu sauna

Padaste still follows the old-fashioned tradition to fire the sauna with wood with a pleasant heat as a result. Great to tone-down before a massage or enjoy the sauna just at its own. Follow local traditions and ask for a “viht”, a bunch of young birch branches to stimulate circulation. Combine your woodburning Muhu sauna with a refreshing dip in the Siberian cold tub on the spa terrace. Complimentary salt and Muhu honey rubs are provided.

Siberian cold tub

In Estonia, the local citizens are accustomed to take an ice-cold dip in between sauna sessions to freshen up and tone the body. The recessed wooden tub opens to a great view from the spa terrace towards the bay. The tub is fed by streaming water from the well with a constant temperature of six degrees Celcius


A relaxing and cleansing treatment, on itself or as a preparation for a body treatment, Padaste offers a choice of pure natural aromatic essential oils or freshly ground herbs for a soothing, relaxing, or invigorating experience.


The bayside deck at the tiny Pädaste Port is reserved exclusively for hotel guests. The sundeck is situated amidst pristine nature, with a picturesque view of the bay. Here, you can depart for a rowing boat, canoe ride, or take a sunbath and a dip into the bay.

Visit Padaste park

During the summer season (June 1 - August 31), Pädaste park is open for visitors daily from 12:00 till 19:00. With fine weather, Padaste park stays open till 22:00 for the guests at Pädaste Yacht Club to enjoy snacks and drinks. Entrance fee is 3 EUR for adults and 1 EUR for kids under the age of 16. Different rates apply to groups (starting from eight guests). Group visits by prior arrangement only.

What's included

  • A complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival
  • Selection of Padaste Gourmet goodies in your suite on arrival
  • Private islands’ degustation menu candlelight dinner in the South Foyer
  • Three-course table d’hote dinner
  • 1 hour of private seawater hot tub with a bottle of champagne at Padaste bay
  • Two-course lunch
  • Sumptuous breakfast served in the privacy of your suite
  • “Rise and shine” yoga style morning stretching every day at 09:00
  • Partial body massage at Pädaste Spa
  • 2 nights' accommodation

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport (TLL). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. You can choose either Mercedes limousine for 270 EUR one way or Mercedes minibus 395 EUR one way.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Riga International Airport (RIX). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. You can choose either Mercedes limousine for 450 EUR one way or Mercedes minibus 505 EUR one way.

Arrival by bus

Pädaste Manor is easily accessible by a bus, which leaves from Tallinn bus station. Pädaste Manor picks the clients up from the Kuivastu bus station but usually, this will be communicated with the booking.

Arrival by boat

A complimentary pick up at Kuivastu Port on Muhu Island can be arranged.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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This vacation is available from March to October all year round. Please select an arrival date below.

Low season
  • March - May
  • September - October
High season
  • June - August

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