Estonia is a fascinating country to visit on holiday. Surrounded by Russia, Latvia and the Baltic Sea, Estonia is a fascinating country both culturally and historically. The former soviet territory is small yet filled with attractions, monuments and sites of huge interest, where you can enjoy anything from bog walking to saunas. Estonia holidays certainly don't break the bank, with Estonia accommodation providing absolutely sensational cultural city breaks.
Estonia is a blissfully unspoilt country, blessed with great forests, virgin wetlands and more than 1,000 lakes. Nature abounds in Estonia, and hunting and fishing holidays are absolutely world class. Taking a rural Estonia cottage is a magnificent way to truly get away from it all and relax in absolute peace. Walking, bog walking and horse riding holidays are absolutely phenomenal in the wilds of Estonia, and there is nowhere better to experience the cuisine and natural foods than from a rural holiday rental in Estonia. The Soomaa National Park is particularly special, and the waterways are filled with beavers going about their business.
The beaches of the Baltic Sea are a real treat for visitors. The delightful sandy beaches are never crowded, even in the Parnu area, which is the summer hotspot of Estonia holidays. The shallow waters are ideal for young families visiting Estonia, and temperatures soar up towards 30?C during the summer days. Many of the Baltic beach resorts in Estonia are also fine spa resorts, where you can really get pampered, with birch bark massages and incredibly hot saunas.
Estonia is also a great skiing destination that won't break the bank, but the new favourite activity during a holiday in Estonia is golf. There are some wonderful golf courses in Estonia, and the Estonia golf facilities are starting to rival any in Europe.
Tallinn's old town is beautiful. The maze of 14th century streets in Tallinn's old town are filled with medieval treasures, with turrets, charming cobbled streets and soaring spires at every turn. There are a great range of historic attractions in Tallinn, yet surrounding the old town is a wonderfully modern city, filled with excellent shops, fascinating museums and top class restaurants serving the best of Estonia's distinctive cuisine.
The period between May and September is a wonderful time to travel to Estonia, as daily temperatures can be expected to reach up towards 30?C, although there is a certain chill in the air after darkness falls. Winters, although a fantastic time to be on an active holiday in Estonia, skiing and ice fishing, are extremely cold, with bitter winds blowing in from the Baltic, but certainly don't let this put you off taking an Estonia holiday during the winter months.
Tallinn's Ulemiste Airport (TLL) is the main hub for international flights to Estonia. easyJet and Estonia Air both provide direct flights to Estonia, arriving from airports in London and Dublin International (DUB). As with many things in Estonia, flights to Estonia will certainly not break the bank, and regular bus services meet flights to Estonia, taking passengers into Tallinn city centre just 3km away, making the country wonderfully accessible from anywhere in Europe.