Welcome to Estonia, a land of UNESCO-listed towns, epic landscapes and fairy-tale architecture, from castles to churches. It borders the Baltic Sea and has over 1,500 mysterious islands to explore.
Estonia is perhaps most well-known for its captivating capital city, Tallinn. The atmospheric Old Town is surrounded by ancient walls and is filled with elegant merchants’ houses and medieval towers. A thriving eating and drinking scene is the cherry on top of the cake.
Escape the city limits to discover vast, peaceful stretches of countryside and forest. Estonia may have been linked with Russia for over 300 years, but today it’s carving out a fascinating identity all of its own.
You’ll discover a country of contrasts on one of our Estonia cruises. At one turn, enjoy the bustle of a city market; at the next, find yourself in densely forested wilderness.
Estonia has no shortage of photogenic architecture. In Tallinn, you can admire the dramatic, 12th century St Olaf’s Church, as well as more modern buildings such as the Estonian Film Museum. Completed in 2017, this minimalist stained steel museum is dedicated to the history of Estonian cinema.
Cruises to Estonia provide the perfect opportunity to escape into nature. Start at Lahemaa National Park, which is only 40 minutes away from Tallinn by car on Estonia’s north coast. Go hiking in the cliff forests, look out for rare wildlife or just relax by the sandy seashores.
The whole of Tallinn’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also one of Europe’s most celebrated and striking, with story-book spires and towers punctuating the skyline. Still following the original 13th century city plan, the Old Town’s cobbled streets are lined with grand houses and churches.
Get ready to fall for capital city Tallinn on your Estonia cruise. Explore the picture-perfect Old Town, visit world-class museums and art galleries, or simply pull up a seat at a terrace café and watch the world go by.
Delve deeper into this fascinating destination on your cruise to Estonia by joining us on one of our shore excursions. Will you opt for a delicious beer-tasting, or experience life on one of Estonia’s farms?
Rakvere is one of the oldest towns in Estonia, home to the atmospheric Rakvere Castle. Over the centuries, this fortress has changed hands from Danish kings to Livonian monks. On a Medieval Rakvere and Tallinn tour, you’ll have a chance to explore the mysterious ruins for yourself.
Enjoy Beer-Tasting and Tallinn Old Town. Start off by exploring the heart of the city – Town Hall Square – before dining at a local restaurant. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to sample six locally brewed beers alongside delicious snacks.
Take a trip back in time to the Middle Ages on a Town and Country Life tour. After an immersive tour of Tallinn, you’ll visit a family-owned dairy, where you’ll experience day to day life on the farm and sample some of the hand-made products.
When packing for your cruise to Estonia, it’s a good idea to bring along lightweight, cotton clothing like T-shirts and shorts, as well as layers for wrapping up on cooler evenings. Like many countries in northern Europe and Scandinavia, Estonia has a temperate and mild climate, with warm summers. If you are visiting when the weather is warm, you might also consider packing some sun protection, a hat and sunglasses.
The currency in Estonia is the Euro. ATMs are widely available, especially in large cities like Tallinn, and generally speaking, credit and debit cards are accepted. If you’d like to buy a souvenir from a local market or are visiting more rural areas, it’s a good idea to bring some cash with you.