Estonia Holiday Guide

Estonia Tourist Information


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Estonia, the northernmost and smallest Baltic state, borders Russia to the east and Latvia to the south. Estonia has a small population, and its landscape is relatively unspoilt. The country is blanketed in forested areas and tranquil lakes and has a wealth of stunning flora including over 1,470 varieties of indigenous plants.

Tallinn is Estonia's capital city as well as the chief gateway for most tourists to the country is a country full of culture. Tallinn is also the most visited destination in the country, it is the most populat tourist attractions in Estonia. The city's medieval old town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers some of the most well preserved structures in Europe.

The town wall has 26 towers which were built to protect the city and within these walls are some remarkable examples of Gothic architecture. The area is dotted with churches from the 13th and 14th centuries, and the Tommpea Castle is one of the most famous sights.

Kadriorg Palace, situated just a stone's throw from the city centre, was once inhabited by Peter the Great and now houses part of the Art Museum of Estonia and the presidential residence.

Tartu is the intellectual centre of Estonia and is home to most of the country's universities. The town definitely has a youthful and vibrant atmosphere, which can be seen in the many trendy cafés eateries and pubs that can be found through the city.

The town of Parnu is a renowned summer retreat and health resort. Parnu is famous for its 19th century tradition of mud baths and has gorgeous beaches, a water park and a nice selection of pubs and restaurants.

The breathtaking islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, great for sightseeing, should be included on every tourist schedule as the islands offer some of the best natural beauty anywhere in the country. Some of the most inspired hiking trails for tourists fond of walking tours in Estonia can be found within a short drive from the capital.

The city of Haapsalu can be found 60 miles from the capital and is most famed for its castle which houses a museum and café. The castle's courtyard is the site of regular concerts. Ontika on the northern coast is famous for its limestone cliff. From the cliff's highest point, at around 56 metres, the views of the Gulf of Finland are stunning.

Although Estonia is an extremely safe destination, accidents can happen. Taking out travel insurance for you and your family is recommended when visiting this city and will give you peace of mind in case of a medical emergency or mishap.