The natural beauty of Estonia will truly amaze visitors. The countryside offers a diversity that includes everything from swamps and forests to deserted beaches. Spectacular sights and gorgeous hiking abound in Estonia's 683,099 hectares of natural reserves and protected areas. Western Estonia is home to massive bird migration; and every spring and autumn nearly 50 million birds migrate through the area. Beautiful old villages, botanical gardens, and tranquil lakes make Estonia the perfect place for a nature holiday.
The culture of Estonia is as diverse as the country's landscape. Estonia's over 15000 islands offer a diverse experience historically and culturally for travelers. Western Estonia offers a rich Swedish history, while German manors can be found across the country and Nevsky Cathedral in Toompea shows the German influence on the country. Setomaa, Mulgimaa, and Estonia Swedes are a must see for anyone looking for a cultural vacation experience.
In recent years the city of Tallinn has become a premier vacation spot in Estonia. This beautiful city has become a blend of modern and traditional architecture and activities. Visitors can step back in time with a trip to Tallinn Old Town, where medieval buildings and cobblestone streets feel like a fairytale castle. Such historic sites as Kiek in de Kök and Toompea Castle give a glimpse at medieval culture, and Epping Tower offers a hands-on experience where visitors can dress up in medieval armor.
While Tallinn has a history rich in culture, it is also one of the most modern cities in the world. The city boasts fantastic nightlife ranging from serene night clubs to sports bars and lounges with live bands. The Tallinn TV Tower has a fantastic view of the Tallinn skyline and visitors can enjoy a meal in the cafe 170 meters above the ground. The city has so many activities that everyone will enjoy including over 30 museums, numerous water sports, city tours and various outdoor activities. A cost efficient way to enjoy these and many attractions is with the Tallinn card which offers discounts and free admission to many popular attractions.