This individual holiday to Estonia begins in the medieval city of Tallinn and uses the excellent local bus or train connections to include stays in a border town, a university city and a seaside resort
The itinerary can be extended to include Saaremaa and Hiiumaa Islands to complete the highlights of Estonia. The border town of Narva, sadly neglected from most travel itineraries, is a worthwhile stop even for just viewing two ancient frontier fortresses facing each other across a river - Hermann Castle on the Estonian side, and the Ivangorod Castle over on the Russian side.
To extend your stay head to Estonia's summer capital Parnu, with its wide stretch of white sand beach, a magnificent historic town centre, leafy park areas and quiet streets lined with early 20th-century villas. Parnu is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Please contact a Regent Baltic Travel Specialist for a tailor-made quote to Estonia or to upgrade to four or five star hotels.
Take the bus to Narva (takes around 3 hours) or the train (express train takes 2 hours 20 minutes) and check in to the hotel for an overnight stay. Narva, made up of 90% Russians has a completely different feel to it than the rest of the country. Geographically it is closer to St Petersburg than to Tallinn and as with all border towns, it has a fascinating history. The city's skyline is defined by the imposing Hermann and Ivangorod Castles, which face each other across the Narva River. (B)
Free day to explore the city as the European Capital of Culture in 2024 Tartu will showcase its rich cultural heritage and vibrant contemporary arts scene to the world so there should be plenty going in in 2024. Do include a visit to The Estonian National Museum in Tartu, the largest museum in Estonia. Explore the everyday life of Estonians and learn about Finno-Ugric peoples. The building is very impressive with temporary exhibitions, a restaurant, a museum shop, and beautiful outdoor areas, including a glass-roofed distillery by Lake Raadi. (B)
Spend the morning at leisure taking the flight back to the UK. (B)
This is an example itinerary staying at our favourite three or four-star hotels, accompanied by a guide price. If you would like alternative options staying in all four or perhaps five-star hotels, or if you have a higher or lower budget than the guide price, please ring one of our travel specialists on 0207 666 1290 and we can tailor this trip to suit your precise requirements.