Estonia

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  • The Third Stop on our June 2011 Trip to The Baltic States

    Jun 26, 2011 by TheSmartTraveler is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: One of, if not the best preserved medieval towns in Europe.
    Cons: None

    Summary: Our journey continued as we departed Riga and crossed the border into Estonia.  On the way we stopped at the white sandy beach and spa area in Parnu.  Some people on our tour were disappointed because the mud bath spa was closed.  To me it ... read more

  • Estonia

    Aug 6, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything you see.
    Cons: None

    Summary: If youre going to estonia you have to know great places. Estonia is a small country but even estonians dont know all the places to go. For example, theres a rock, called the King of rocks, which is about 4 meters high and on top its tottaly flat,(50 ... read more

  • Medieval Tallinn, Estonia's Heart And Soul!

    Oct 6, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Happy people! Incredible thousand-year-old culture, and a thriving capital with a medieval character.
    Cons: It doesn't have the friendliest climate!

    Summary: If anyone would ask which city and country surprised us the most during our recent trip to the Baltics, the answer would unequivocally be Tallinn, Estonia. I must confess, however, that apart from bits and pieces of its turbulent history, I knew precious ... read more

  • A Secret Gem

    Feb 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: friendly people, natural beauties, well-preserved mediaeval towns, lots to see and do, no crowd
    Cons: some Soviet architecture

    Summary: I never thought Epinions had a section on destinations! This review of Estonia is based on my experiences gained in 2001 but I don't suppose anything has fundamentally changed except that now the country is to become a Member State of the EU in less ... read more

  • Tallinn

    Nov 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: Souvenier sellers, touting goods at ridiculous prices.

    Summary: We've had two short holidays in Tallinn recently and are looking forward to our third. The medieval town is stunning, with it's towers and churches, winding cobbled streets and picturesque squares. The people are friendly and the accommodation is very g ... read more

  • Estonia--The Trip of a Lifetime!!!

    Oct 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful blend of old and new, friendly people, favorable exchange rates/prices
    Cons: remnants of the Soviet era

    Summary: Introduction I have been writing to penpals for a long time, starting back in my elementary school days. Most penpals I have lost track of over time, due to changing interests and busying lives. A few, however, have been true and dear friends ... read more

  • Don’t Tall anyone else…

    Aug 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scandinavia on the cheap Great old town
    Cons: Quick - before its too late!

    Summary: but the secret is pretty much well and truly out. The Estonian capital of Tallinn is in fact one of ... read more

  • Plas Of Burf?, Dat of Burf? 2 Tallinn, Estonia

    Jul 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great old town, superb women, cool history.
    Cons: The beer sucks a little.

    Summary: Getting to Tallinn was not the most enjoyable journey I've ever taken as we ended up sleeping overnight in a bus station because unbelievably the night train between Vilnius and Riga only goes every other day, something that they neglected to tell us ... read more

  • An unexpected jewel in our tour

    May 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lovely city (Tallin) and friendly people
    Cons: Not a one except that time there was too short

    Summary: Rejecting our cruise ship tours, we set out to explore this lovely city on our own. Big surprise was the the city had FREE shuttle buses waiting at portside to drive us into the old city. We did the walking tour described in Rick Steve's ... read more

  • An unexpected jewel in our tour

    Sep 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lovely city (Tallin) and friendly people
    Cons: Not a one except that time there was too short

    Summary: Rejecting our cruise ship tours, we set out to explore this lovely city on our own. Big surprise was the the city had FREE shuttle buses waiting at port side to drive us into the old city. We did the walking tour described in Rick Steve's ... read more

  • Our 2001 Sea Odyssey – Day 7 – Tallinn, Estonia

    Sep 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A pleasant mingling of old world charm and just a hint of moderninity.
    Cons: Four and one half hours only provided a taste of the town.

    Summary: Our odyssey continued as ms Noordam made her landing at Tallinn, Estonia. [This is the seventh in a series of postings on our Scandinavian holiday and sequentially follows my August 25th posting, “Our 2001 Sea Odyssey – Day 6 – At Sea Enroute to ... read more

  • Tallinn

    Jun 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful small ancient Hansa Town
    Cons: a bit more rustic than western Europe - blame the 'progress' provided by the USSR

    Summary: Tallinn - quite an old town. First references to it date from abuot the 11th century from a Muslim cartgographer. The town was a Hansa town. The Hanseatic league was a midieval baltic shipping federation. They controlled shipping on the ... read more

  • Tallinn

    Mar 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Impressive Beauty, Old town filled with castles
    Cons: none

    Summary: I lived in Tallinn for two months during the summer of 1998. I had been teaching English in Belarus, see my review, and during my summer vacation I moved to Tallinn. Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and is on the northern shore. It has been controlled ... read more

  • Tallinn. Visit a city of catholic knights.

    Oct 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A compact and easy to reach city
    Cons: Somewhat confusing language (not everybody speaks English)

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsLooking out into the Gulf of Finland this city reminded me much of what I had already seen in small German Towns like Radeberg. It' s only natural, I thought as the city had been built by ... read more

  • Parnu - resort on the Baltic

    Oct 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: a very pretty small town, beautiful beaches
    Cons: I missed out on the mud baths

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsFrom Vilnius (Lithuania), Cate and I headed north to Parnu (Estonia). To get there we took the night train to Riga and a bus from Riga to Parnu. Parnu is a small resort town on ... read more

  • Tallin to Tartu - leaving the big city for a small town

    Sep 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: a very pretty town that gave us a chance to slow down a bit
    Cons: I messed up on scheduling so we didn't get to the museums

    Summary: After Tallinn, we headed to Tartu. Tartu is a university town and we decided to go there because we though it would give us a different view of Estonia (Tallinn – capital city, urban, etc. vs. Tartu – university town, smaller town feel). To ... read more

  • My rough guide to...(UPDATED)

    Sep 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great destination for anyone
    Cons: Some might moan about the weather......

    Summary: The $6,000,000 question- why Estonia? Being half-estonian I'm probably not the best person to ask, but tough luck, you're having my opinion anyway. I have been 4 times to Estonia- each time for a different type of holiday and I have enjoyed ... read more

  • My experience and story of Estonia!

    Jul 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quaint, Quiet, the people smiled!
    Cons: none

    Summary: Hello Traveler, We just went on a cruise through the Baltic Sea and the Baltics on the Orient Lines' Marco Polo which was absolutley fabulous. This cruise took us to the most beautiful and marvelous parts of this world, I have ever seen in my ... read more

  • Big Surprises in Small Packages

    Apr 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, Inexpensive, and Great Tea!
    Cons: Be prepared to have an interpreter around.

    Summary: You are probably asking yourself...Estonia?? Why Estonia when I could go to Paris? Well...this small Slavic nation has an abundance of things to offer the tourist with a lower price attached. Estonia is a small country located in the NE of Europe. ... read more

  • shopping paradise

    Jan 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: the strength of the dollar
    Cons: hard to find...perhaps having to walk so much on cobbled streets with few department stores and no shopping malls...

    Summary: We made our first trip to Estonia in 1996, and have been back 3 times since! Admittedly, our first trip was to meet family previously unknown to us because of Soviet occupation. As I am exactly one-half Estonian (my mother escaped during WWII), it was ... read more

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