Leigh, Jody, and Stella are our experts for travel to Estonia. Their knowledge of Estonia and the entire Baltic region is invaluable when planning a trip to this area. They can maximize your time and plan the best methods of travel within the region.
Perched at the northern tip of European coast, this tiny country of 1.3 million people has distinguished itself from its neighboring Baltic sisters.
From the time of the early Teutonic settlements in the 13th century, Estonia’s always leaned culturally and linguistically towards its Scandinavian cousins across the water. Estonian towns are resplendent with old world charm and the capital, Tallinn, still has vast remains of the ancient medieval castle district and old-world palaces.
Its countryside is covered in thick green forests and its coast is dotted with several tiny islands, like Muhu and Kihnu, each with their own ethnic charm. Estonia has a rich and varied culture for such a tiny country. Whether it is the lilting folk music that appeals to you, its exceptional literature, or simply a relaxing moment in a traditional sauna, immerse yourself in its many layers with Exeter International.
For custom luxury travel and tours to Estonia, please contact one of our travel experts, or read on below for more information about where to go and when, along with our Insider's Guide.
The summer season in Estonia is relatively short, not usually starting until June, and ending quite early in the beginning of September. Summer and late spring are the best times to visit as winters are dark with significant snowfall!
Despite its medieval roots, Tallinn has reinvented itself as a young, bohemian and innovative high-tech capital.
For clients who wish to spend a few days exploring the countryside, we highly recommend the beautiful Padaste Manor on Muhu Island, just couple hours away from Tallinn.
Our team of travel experts can customize a unique program for you for travel in Estonia to your exact preferences and interests.
If you are on a Baltic cruise and in port in Tallinn, we can arrange a private shore excursion with your own Exeter hand-picked private guide. Our Tallinn private shore excursions ensure that you’ll receive not only the best experience possible, but personalized service throughout, allowing you to maximize your time in port.
Enjoy the freedom of driving yourself ? Estonia is perfect for self-drive. Our Baltic self-drive programs allow you to do just that with the help of a pre-programmed GPS delivered to you before you leave home and with the services of our 24 hour local staff. We can craft the perfect self-drive itinerary to fit your taste, pace and budget. Let us introduce you to the essentials of each city and give you suggestions of what to do on your own. Just plug in your Exeter pre-programmed GPS and let your adventure begin!
Latvia and Lithuania are both easily accessible from Estonia, and will make your Baltic travels complete. Each of the Baltic capital cities share certain characteristics such as their delightful old town centers, but are quite distinct from each other, Tallinn is young and vibrant, with an almost Scandinavian feel. Riga has stand out Art Nouveau architecture, and Vilnius, surrounded by green hills, feels more pastoral. Alternatively there are excellent flight connections from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in Russia. We do not recommend the long drive between these two cities as there can be delays on the border crossing.