Visit Estonia, where freedom to roam is written into the law. Not only a birder’s paradise, this country in Northern Europe is a fabulous destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors as it is almost 50% forest. Its capital of Tallinn is the best-preserved medieval city in this part of the continent and a visit here will reveal an array of captivating sites, from Toompea Castle to the Russian revival-styled Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Outside of the capital, archaeological wonders are waiting. In Varbola, tour a circular native Estonian hill-fort that once defended prehistoric and early medieval settlements. On the country’s western coast, explore the partially-restored ruins of Padise Cistercian Monastery. By the water in Haapsalu, see the atmospheric ruins of the medieval bishop’s castle. Whatever your interest, be surprised in Estonia.
Country Information - Estonia
- Currency - The currency of Estonia is the Euro
- How to Dress - Estonia is fairly casual although you may need to cover up if you visit any religious sites
- Cultural Differences - Family is very important in Estonia and hierarchy plays an important role. Estonians tend to be quiet and reserved. Age and experience are important
- Language - Estonian is the official language of Estonia
- Tipping - Tipping is not customary in Estonia but it is commonplace to add a tip for good service. Up to 10% is acceptable. Archaeological Tours will take care of gratuities to restaurant staff, local guides and drivers