Situated on the fringes of the eastern Baltic, its position in the world has had a large influence on the tiny country of Estonia. Reflecting its proximity to Finland there is a Scandinavian feeling, but the architecture, language and culture leave you in no doubt that this is Eastern Europe, and that neither Russia nor Poland is that far away, yet EU enlargement has brought it closer to us than ever before. The country has much more to offer than just as a stag do destination, and those considering restricting their say to a budget flight to Tallinn would be missing out an outdoor lover’s paradise. Hire a car in Estonia and make your holiday that extra bit special.
The capital itself is a good place to start; it has a modern, vibrant, youthful atmosphere. The historic old town reflects the styles of this area and is finely enough preserved to have been awarded UNESCO world heritage protected status. The history of the city is easily seen in the old cobbled streets with hanseatic buildings, or the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and feels a cross between Copenhagen and Saint Petersburg. A ferry to Helsinki leaves regularly.Driving around the capital in your car hire is no problem, Estonia has a good infrastructure. It is important to find a suitable parking area for the hire car. It is essential to take note of parking restrictions. Don’t hesitate to ask a local for reassurance if you’re unsure, the last thing you want is to disrupt all your fun because of a parking ticket on your car hire. So have a walk around, grab a bite to eat, but don’t forget to lock your hire car.
Those wishing to sample hands-on Estonian culture should head to one of the many Baltic Islands, allow for a little more time and to explore each island by car hire, where one can observe traditional life as it always has been at close hand. For example, discover Saaremaa in your car hire. Saaremaa is the biggest of these islands and as such is equipped with the tourist infrastructure you would expect and is a good place from which to observe to Baltic wildlife, including seal colonies. A special attraction would be the meteorite craters of Kaali, now a collection of eerily circular lakes and pools. Taking a trip in your car hire will enable you to discover fully these beautiful areas.
Estonia really does make for an easy holiday: no visa required, easy and cheap to get to, and most of all lots to do, ensuring your time spent is time indeed spent well. And its relatively small size allows you to take short drives around in your car hire and maybe check the other Baltic states off your list while you are in the area. The enormous diversity of the country is only properly appreciated on a round trip through various regions, and the necessary mobility is easily acquired: simply hire a car. We wish you a pleasant stay.
CarDelMar wishes you a pleasant journey with car hire in Estonia