Discover the beauty of Estonia's national parks, or the history and culture of its charming towns- there is more to Estonia than Tallinn. Dense forests, rivers, lakes and waterfalls abound can be found in northern Estonia, where you will find Lahemaa National Park. It was the first national park in the Soviet Union, founded in 1971. In addition to the occasional bear, wolf or lynx, you will find beautiful manor houses belonging to German landlord families, that date back to the 18th century.
Heading east you arrive in Narva, the city where Estonian and Russian cultures meet. Today the atmosphere is friendly, but you can see from the close proximity of the castle of the Order of Germanic nights and the Russian fortress of Ivangorod, that the tensions were high. As you travel to the south eastern part of Estonia you will come across Tartu, a lively university town with a rich academic tradition. This part of the country also features the small town of Otepaa, which transforms in the winter to host an annual cross country skiing World Cup event. Head west and you will reach the Baltic Sea coast and the resort town of Parnu.
We have suggested a couple of itineraries to give you some ideas, but can tailor a holiday based on your interests and needs.