Fed up with traditional summer holiday destinations? Why not follow in the footsteps of the Baltic region's fascinating history, which has gone on to shape the world. See the natural wonders of this dynamic landscape and soak up the many unique cultures that have developed over the centuries. Here are just 15 of the fantastic experiences that will make for an unforgettable holiday experience…
Tallinn, Estonia – Visit Medieval Houses and Peaceful Woodlands
The capital city of Estonia is an enchanting city certain to have something for all visitors. A particular highlight of a visit to Tallinn is the beautiful forests of the region – in fact, Estonia is almost 50% woodland, and is also home to the world’s tallest pine tree! This can be found in Põlva County – at 46.6 meters high, it's thought to be around 214 years old! Back in the city of Tallinn, there is no shortage of beautiful architecture from the medieval to the Soviet era – a must for a real look into this country’s incredible history.
St Petersburg, Russia – See the Stunning Canals of the ‘Venice of the North’
St Petersburg is a stunningly beautiful city, built on water – which led to it to be dubbed by Goethe as the 'Venice of the North'. It is certainly, like Venice, a romantic city – and the canals are the best way to travel and explore. You can view many of the city's beautiful buildings and gardens in the most relaxing way. A visit in the summer is the ideal time to see St Petersburg at its very best.