Estonia: The Bradt Travel Guide

Overview


Estonia, the smallest and most northerly of the Baltic states, offers remarkably diverse attractions. Explore first the medieval capital of Tallinn, with its narrow cobbled streets where bars and cafes jostle for custom. Then look further to discover newly restored manor houses, coastal spas and the wild beauty of the western islands.
Neil Taylor combines his considerable knowledge of the country with a reassuringly personal writing style to help make sense of the complexities ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $14.95   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 3 of 4
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$14.95
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(2196)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1841620955 New Condition. Ships immediately! Contact us if you have any questions.

Ships from: Lindenhurst, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$14.95
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(1593)

Condition: New
2005-03-01 Paperback 4th New 1841620955 New Condition. Ships immediately! Contact us if you have any questions.

Ships from: Lindenhurst, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$54.45
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(226)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 3 of 4
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview


Estonia, the smallest and most northerly of the Baltic states, offers remarkably diverse attractions. Explore first the medieval capital of Tallinn, with its narrow cobbled streets where bars and cafes jostle for custom. Then look further to discover newly restored manor houses, coastal spas and the wild beauty of the western islands.
Neil Taylor combines his considerable knowledge of the country with a reassuringly personal writing style to help make sense of the complexities that have shaped this country. With fully updated coverage of the sights and vital practical information, this is the essential traveling companion.

*Tallinn's historic landmarks, including walks and excursions
*Seaside spas and the islands, with suggested drives
*National parks and nature reserves
*Visits beyond the border to Pskov and Valka
*Hotels, restaurants and nightlife
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841620954
  • Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Series: Bradt Travel Guide Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author


Neil Taylor is the director of a British tour company that has specialized in travel to the Baltic states. He visits Estonia several times a year and is an active member of several travel associations.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Part 1 General Information 1
Chapter 1 Background Information 3
History 3
Economy 26
Geography 28
Natural history 29
Nature conservation areas 35
Chapter 2 People and Culture 39
The people 39
Language 39
Religion 39
Culture 43
Chapter 3 Practical Information 51
When to go 51
Tourist information offices 51
Red tape 52
Tour operators 54
Getting there 56
Getting around 59
Where to stay 61
Where to eat 62
Shopping 62
Entertainment 63
Museums 64
Outdoor activities 64
Money and credit cards 64
Health 65
Safety 65
Media and communications 66
Business 68
Suggested itineraries 69
Part 2 The Country 71
Chapter 4 Tallinn 73
History 76
Getting around 76
Tourist information 79
Where to stay 80
Where to eat 83
What to see 85
Excursions from Tallinn 101
Chapter 5 Around Tallinn 109
Lahemaa National Park 109
Rapla and Paide 114
Chapter 6 North and Northeast Estonia 119
Rakvere 119
Tapa 121
Kohtla-Jarve 122
Toila 123
Johvi 124
Narva 125
Narva-Joesuu 131
Lake Peipsi 132
Chapter 7 Central Estonia 135
Tartu 135
Viljandi 148
Poltsamaa 153
Chapter 8 South and Southeast Estonia 155
Otepaa 155
Torva and Helme 158
Voru 160
Beyond Voru 161
Into Russia 162
Valga 168
Chapter 9 Western Estonia and the Islands 175
Haapsalu 175
Parnu 180
Haademeeste 187
Kihnu 189
Saaremaa 191
Abruka 206
Ruhnu 208
Hiiumaa 208
Vormsi 214
Appendix 1 Language 217
Appendix 2 Further Information 222
Index 229
List of Maps
Central Estonia 134
Estonia
Haapsalu 178
Hiiumaa Island 210
Kuressaare 196
Lahemaa National Park 108
Narva 129
National parks 37
North and northeast Estonia 118
Parnu 184
Saaremaa Island 192
Sorve Peninsula 201
South and southeast Estonia 154
Tallinn orientation 74
Tallinn Old Town 87
Tartu 145
Valga 172
Viljandi 152
Western Estonia 176
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)