The Song and Dance Celebration held every five years is recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Here's some more good news though: you don't have to wait five years to spend your summer holiday in Estonia because many larger and smaller song festivals are held quite regularly, among them the Youth Song and Dance Celebration.

La Traviata for the price of a lunch

Estonian National Opera House hosts a busy schedule of operas and operettas with bargain-priced tickets, equivalent to the price of a lunch in Paris. 

Estonia is also the country that gave birth to some of the biggest names in modern classical music such as Arvo Pärt who is equally known to a classical music enthusiast as well as your average American film buff. Many unique music festivals such as the Nargen Festival and Leigo Lake Music Festival see performances by the top classical musicians in medieval churches and scenic cottages.