Tallinn, capital of Estonia
Tallinn, capital of Estonia

Overview

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.


Upcoming Departures

Next date
June 4 2019
with Prof. John Hines
Price from
$5,300
Duration
14 days
Activity Level
Easy-Going

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