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  • Tallinn - typically the starting point for all Estonia tours.
  • A wooden windmill
  • Evening street in Old Town Tallinn
  • Little Estonian
  • Beautiful Street

Estonia is a Baltic State in Eastern Europe which borders with Latvia and Russia. Estonia's coastline lies on the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland and is only 80 kilometres/50 miles by ferry from Helsinki to the north. Estonia is a Baltic delight offering visitors the chance to see a tiny dynamic land on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Glorious beaches cover the extensive coastline, although the swimming season is short.

The Baltics are not renowned for warm weather - something that any visitor to Estonia should be aware of — the summer is short and the winter is cold. Tallinn’s medieval old town was built by the German crusaders in the Late Middle Ages and is in magnificent condition with the medieval city walls and towers almost completely intact and it rates as one of Europe's best medieval old towns. Visitors can also experience an ex-Soviet occupied country that is now part of the European Union. Traces of the Soviet era are still there to be seen

After 7 centuries of German, Danish, Swedish, Polish and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Annexed into the USSR in 1940, it regained independence in 1991 through its Singing Revolution, a non-violent revolution that overthrew an initially violent occupation. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia moved to promote economic and political ties with Western Europe. It is now one of the more prosperous former Communist states, enjoying a high-tech environment, an open and liberal economy and a transparent government system. In 2011, the Euro was adopted as the official currency.


The terrain in Estonia is marshy and wooded in the lowlands, flat in the north and hilly in the south. The highest point is only 320 metres/1040 feet. The Estonian language is a Finno-Ugric one and is different from the Latvian and Russian languages. Everyone in tourism speaks good English.  The country was occupied by the Soviets for decades but sees itself as more influenced by Nordic tastes and traditions. However, the occupation by Germans, Swedes and Russians has influenced the architecture of cathedrals, cobbled streets, houses and palaces. Tallinn is by far the largest city with a population of around 400,000. The university town of Tartu has 100,000.  

 

Estonia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Estonia.

Learn about the history and culture of Estonia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Estonia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Estonia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Estonia tours today!

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Estonia vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Estonia.

 

 

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  • 13 Day Baltic Capitals Copenhagen to Copenhagen

    You'll experience six incredible cities during this unforgettable cruise of the Baltics. Embark from Copenhagen, Scandanavia's most cosmopolitan city, and experience the fascinating Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag in Berlin, Peter the Great's Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, the palaces and cathedrals of St. Petersburg, and so much more.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,480
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Denmark See Trip Details
  • Colors of the Baltic Coach Tour: Stockholm to St. Petersburg

    Visit four amazing yet very different Baltic capitals which include elegant but quaint Stockholm, historic and surprising Tallinn, charming Helsinki with its distinct Nordic architecture and St. Petersburg, one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities anywhere. Enjoy two ferry journeys across the Baltic Sea.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,822
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Sweden See Trip Details
  • Essence of the Baltic: Helsinki to Stockholm Coach Tour

    Covering just the essential stops, this short Baltic tour is ideal for exploring the Finnish capital of Helsinki, beautiful old Tallinn, and chic Stockholm, with plenty of time to explore at leisure.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 757
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Finland See Trip Details
  • Nordic Capitals & Fjord Dreams Coach Tour: Copenhagen to Helsinki

    Discover the cities and sights that define the north on this Scandinavia tour. Combine Norway’s breathtaking fjords with cosmopolitan cities such as Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,517
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Denmark See Trip Details
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