TOP free things to do in Estonia

Source: Stina Kase

TOP free things to do in Estonia

Source: Stina Kase

Estonia has already been named an excellent value destination, and some of the absolute best activities won't cost you a thing. Enjoy these budget friendly tips and save your money for a fine meal, deluxe accommodation or even more travelling!

Free city tours

Get to know a new city in the company of a knowledgeable guide without breaking the bank. Free walking tours depart daily from central Tallinn and on Saturdays throughout the summer, join a free guided tour of Pärnu. The group sizes may be large, but you'll get to meet other travellers and make new friends. Or go at your own pace by following one of our themed, self-guided tours.

Wild and free 

Estonia was named the World's Best Value Destination in 2016 by Lonely Planet.

Photo by: Magnus Heinmets

Free places

There are plenty of prime spots to admire Tallinn's skyline from, and many of them won't cost you a cent. Toompea Hill is full of vantage points like Kohtuotsa and Patkuli viewing platforms with different angles over the Old Town and Baltic Sea. If you'd like an even higher perch, ascend to Lounge 24 at the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel and relish the view from the terrace alongside a cocktail or cappuccino. If you find yourself find traversing the countryside, stop by one of the many grand manor houses open to the public, each having a unique story and heritage.

Free nature activities 

Immerse yourself in Estonia's natural splendour, available for all to enjoy. An extensive network of hiking trails with various difficulty levels and terrains leads you through protected bogs, forests and meadows. Along the way, birdwatching towers are a tranquil place to enjoy peace and quiet while observing hundreds of species of local and migratory birds.

Stately ambiance 

Kau Manor has a free museum about Baltic German culture. 

Photo by: Magnus Heinmets

Free events

Public happenings give a taste of the local cultural scene and are often free as well. Kumu, the Art Museum of Estonia, screens international films and documentaries throughout the year in cooperation with the Black Nights Film Festival. On August 12th, the seaside town Pärnu hosts August Insomnia, an all-night cultural and artistic celebration of the white nights of summer – music, theatre, literature, food and more await. There are also countless food festivals during the summer and autumn months dedicated to local ingredients, like the Pickle Festival on August 20th. Try some homemade pickles and learn how to make your own in a workshop!

Last updated : 23.08.2017

In category: South Estonia, West Estonia, History & Culture, Nature & Wildlife, Trip Type

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