Author(s): Neil Taylor
Bradt's Estonia remains the only English-language guidebook to this Baltics destination and this seventh edition reveals more of the country than any previous guide. Readers now discover why Miss Estonia likes antique cars, where Eiffel built before Paris, and why Edward VII could not land in Tallinn to meet Tsar Nicholas II and had instead to spend three days in the harbour. Offering extensive coverage of Estonia's complex cultural history and its artists, writers and musicians, alongside comprehensive practical information, Baltics expert Neil Taylor proves that there's much more to Estonia than the cobbled streets and cafes of Tallinn. He won the 2012 Estonia Presidential Award for this guidebook.
'Bradt's Estonia is best - detailed, reliable and pleasantly opinionated' "Conde Nast Traveller USA"'Excellent on culture and history' "Escape Routes"'A must-have as it covers not only the country, but also offers fascinating information on short trips to the neighbours' "The Baltic Times"
Neil Taylor previously ran a tour company specializing in the Baltics. He is the author of the Bradt guides to Estonia, Baltic Cities and Vilnius.
Introduction VII PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Geography and environment, Natural history and conservation, History, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Culture Chapter 2 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights and suggested itineraries, Tourist information offices, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Women travellers, Money and budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Media and communications, Business, Buying property, Travelling positively PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 3 Tallinn History, Getting there, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, What to see and do Chapter 4 Around Tallinn Harjumaa County, Raplamaa and Jarvamaa counties Chapter 5 North and Northeast Estonia Rakvere, Tapa, Kohtla-Jarve, Toila, Johvi, Kuremae, Sillamae, Narva, Narva-Joesuu, Lake Peipsi Chapter 6 Central Estonia Tartu, Viljandi, Poltsamaa, Palamuse, Siimusti Chapter 7 South and Southeast Estonia Otepaa, Torva and Helme, Polva and the Russian borderlands, Voru, Beyond Voru, Valga Chapter 8 Western Estonia and the Islands Haapsalu, Parnu, Around Parnu, Kihnu Island, Saaremaa, Abruka, Ruhnu, Hiiumaa, Vormsi Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Further Information Index