Estonia is one of the smallest countries in Europe and the European Union. The of east and west has moulded us, the Estonian people and our heritage throughout our colourful history. There are neither great distances to travel nor faraway places here. However, despite its small size, Estonia is bigger on the inside than on the outside and you’ll be surprised at how many different landscapes, seascapes and townscapes there are. Not to mention numerous islands, wetlands and woodlands all awaiting discovery. Should you still crave for more surprises, there’s plenty of opportunity in spas and wellness centres, or if you find lazing around hard work, a healthy mix of active pursuits in places of outstanding natural beauty.
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The capital of Estonia – Tallinn with its stunning Old Townis a destination in its own right. Once a thriving member of the Hanseatic trade league Tallinn boasts a patchwork of historic areas. The eighthundred-year-old Medieval district is just the place to enjoy walks along narrow winding cobblestone lanes, marvel at exquisite merchant homes and sip a drink or two in a pavement cafe. Sampling of the local flavours cannot be complete without enjoying the myriad of cuisines available in Tallinn, also renowned for a busy nightlife. Estonia–Positively surprising. There’s plenty of opportunity to explore the era of Russian tsars or the legacy of Soviet times, you can travel back in time in the open-air museum, stroll in the fabulous seaside parks of Kadriorg, visit the nation’s premier art museum or enjoy the great outdoors.
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Pärnu is a seaside destination attracting visitors from near and far, local and foreign, young and old. People of Pärnu take pride in living in the Summer Capital of Estonia and are welcoming and friendly. The warm sea and fine sandy beach backed by the shady parks have been the trademark of the resort since 1838. Old wooden houses and elegant villas create ambience and a valuable milieu where you can enjoy peace and quiet of a green town. Should you be looking for something more exciting than a leisurely stroll, there is a host of concerts, performances and exhibitions all year round. To keep your strength up we have a choice of charming cafes and restaurants serving inventive meals. Superb accommodation and marvellous spa and relaxation facilities provide the perfect setting for winding down. If you dare leave urban pleasures behind, there is our great countryside to explore in unpolluted and varied scenery.
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Riga is the gem of the Baltics. It is situated at the mouth of the Daugava, on the shores of the Gulf of Riga on the Baltic. Riga has an ancient history and rich cultural heritage. As Riga has always been located at a juncture of trading routes, it is a multicultural city which means there are things to see there.
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We suggest arriving to Estonia using Tallinn airport (Estonia) or Riga airport (Latvia). Tallinn and Riga are approximately the same driving distance from Pärnu (2h drive). You might find comfortable to use one of the airports for arriving and the other one for departing – then You have option to visit two capitals of the Baltic countries on Your way – Tallinn: capital of Estonia and Riga: capital of Latvia.
For Tallinn-Pärnu-Tallinn we suggest to take a local bus, more information available here: T-pilet. Tickets can be bought from Tallinn and Pärnu coach station (there is usually no need to buy tickets in advance as many time options are available). For Riga-Pärnu-Riga we also suggest bus connection, information regarding tickets and timetables (NB! We suggest to buy tickets in advance!):
Getting around in Pärnu: as it is a relatively small town we suggest to walk or rent a bicycle (information from Your hotel) or take a taxi.
All information regarding visa for travelling to Estonia and Latvia can be found from here:
In September, the weather is normally sunny, with temperatures of 15-20 degrees. Further information regarding weather in Pärnu can be found at: http://www.weather.ee/